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 and administrative and regulatory law. Candice plans to leverage her own experience growing up in a low-income community of color to empower similar communities in litigation and regulatory decision-making. Her current academic research, which will be published in Ecology Law Quarterly in 2019, focuses on best practices for environmental justice lawyering.

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 and 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 and Environment and B.A. in Legal Studies at UC Berkeley. After law school, she will serve as a judicial clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

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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