Last week, I wrote a quick Letter to the Editors of the Los Angeles Times in reaction to a column piece: “Even If He Loses, Trump has Won.” In particular, I objected to this excerpt: “The most heinous crime of Donald Trump’s first term — worse than Ukraine, worse than…


Five years ago, I was an eager, freshly-minted college graduate beginning my first full-time job (okay, paid internship) at the international oceans protection group Oceana. My first assignment was to take a stab at writing a letter to NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) voicing the NGO’s support for…


The COVID-19 pandemic, while unquestionably devastating for humans, has not been all bad for the environment. Many of us have turned to the comfort of our (local) natural surroundings during quarantine. Being forced to slow down has made space to appreciate city skylines devoid of smog[1], or the unique geometry…

Samantha Murray

Berkeley Law Student, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Ecology Law Quarterly

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