Candice Youngblood

Candice Youngblood

Biography

Candice Youngblood attends Berkeley Law as a Switzer Fellow, Berkeley Law Dean’s Fellow, NAACP LDF Earl Warren Scholar, and the inaugural California Bar Foundation Deborah J. Broyles Memorial Scholar. Her passion lies in environmental justice, air quality, and administrative and regulatory law. Candice’s academic research focuses on air quality in California, with a focus on the environmental justice implications of indirect source pollution at California ports. She has drafted policy recommendations calling the state to adopt an indirect source pollution rule for ports and intermodal yards, which has been circulated amongst academics and regulatory decision makers. Candice plans to leverage her own experience growing up in an environmental justice community to empower similar communities in litigation and regulatory decision-making.

At Berkeley Law, Candice has held several leadership roles to refine her advocacy skills and promote diversity at the intersection of the environmental and legal fields. She is an Appellate Director for the Board of Advocates, "California Law Review’s" Diversity Editor, and a co-leader for Students for Economic and Environmental Justice. Candice was a 2018 National Environmental Moot Court Competition Semifinalist, "Ecology Law Quarterly's" Publishing Editor, Law Students of African Descent’s Diversity Placement Night Chair, and a student leader on the student-led clinic Karuk-Berkeley Collaborative Legal. During law school, Candice worked at the public interest law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Prior to law school, she was a litigation assistant at Earthjustice in Los Angeles. Candice earned her B.S. in Society & Environment and B.A. in Legal Studies at UC Berkeley.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
2018
Academic Background:
University of California Berkeley, JD
Current Position:
JD Candidate
Expertise:
Air Quality
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy & Law

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