ENRE Clerkship Program

The Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association provides a grant  each year to support a law student summer clerkship in the fields of environmental or energy law with a governmental entity, non-profit organization, or law firm.

Congratulations to the ENRE 2023 Summer Clerkship Recipients!

Janelle Rae Walkden 
Janelle Rae Walkden is a second-year law student at the University of Minnesota and a recipient of the 2023 ENRE Summer Internship Grant. At the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, she works on a variety of environmental and governmental matters, including feedlot permitting, Superfund statutory research, administrative penalty orders, and more. Janelle is a member of the University of Minnesota’s Environmental Law Moot Court. She is also the Social Coordinator for the University of Minnesota’s American Constitution Society. Janelle received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU, Janelle collaborated with a team to complete an Environmental Impact Study examining the potential to build a campground on islands within a metropark and drafted a research memo in support of introducing compost bins around her hometown.

Brit Stocks
Brit Stocks is a rising second-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School and a recipient of the 2023 ENRE Summer Clerkship Grant. At the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Brit worked on a range of legal issues, including funding deconstruction grants, eminent domain, drug waste policy, contract disputes, and civil litigation. He will continue to work at the Attorney’s Office during the upcoming school year. This Fall, Brit will take part in Minnesota Law’s Environmental Moot Court program. Prior to law school, Brit worked on transportation policy and asset management at the Colorado Department of Transportation. Brit received a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Environmental, Natural Resource, and Energy Economics at Whitman College in Washington State.