Karrigan Bork

Karrigan Bork


Karrigan Bork completed a law degree at Stanford Law School in Spring 2009 and an Ecology PhD in the Genomic Variation Laboratory at UC Davis in 2011. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, he graduated from the University of Kansas in 2002 and moved to Washington, DC. Karrigan spent 3 years as a Truman Fellow in the Secretary’s Office at US Department of Transportation working on energy policy, climate change, and fuel economy. After three years, Karrigan moved to UC Davis and spent a year pursuing his PhD before heading to Stanford for law school. At Stanford, Karrigan spent two years in the Environmental Law Clinic and litigated cases related to the federal and California Endangered Species Acts. He also cofounded and managed the Stanford Journal of Law, Science, and Policy to provide an outlet for interdisciplinary scholarship for robust, science-based policy papers. His dissertation research involves conservation, with a focus on endangered species issues related to listing and reintroductions of salmonids. He is currently clerking for a judge in Topeka, Kansas. He is married and has two children.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California Davis, JD/PhD
Current Position:
Visiting Assistant Professor
Conservation Science & Biology
Environmental Policy & Law
3200 Tomahawk Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
(202) 271-9392

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