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Mason Overstreet

Staff Attorney
Assistant Professor of Law
Environmental Advocacy Clinic
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

JD'16, Vermont Law School

Mason Overstreet

Biography

Mason Overstreet is a Staff Attorney and Assistant Professor of Law in the Environmental Advocacy Clinic (EAC). Mason works on a range of issues involving water, pesticides, toxics, endangered species, climate change, and public lands. Before joining the Clinic, he was an LLM Toxics Fellow in the EAC, taught Environmental Law and Policy at Colby-Sawyer College, and performed contract work for American Rivers. During law school, Mason clerked with the Vermont Attorney General Environmental Protection Division; served as a Fall Associate with Conservation Law Foundation, a Clinician in the EAC, a Research Associate with the Earth Law Center; and was the Vermont Editor of the Vermont Law Review. Before law school, Mason was the Conservation Director for Friends of the West Shore in Lake Tahoe, California.

He earned a BS, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, in Environmental Studies, Conservation, and Policy from the University of Alabama; a Master of Environmental Law and Policy; and a JD from Vermont Law School, magna cum laude, with a land use certificate. Mason and his wife, Jacqueline, live in East Barnard, Vermont with their son, George, and yellow lab, Lady. Mason is an avid fly fisherman and also enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and whitewater paddling.

Publications

Articles

"The U.S. Forest Service's Expanding Use of 'Condition-Based Management' - Functional and Legal Problems from Short-Circuiting the Project-Planning and EIS Process" (with Jim Murphy, Andrew Cliburn, Paul Quackenbush, and Madison Prokott), ABA Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources (May 2021).

Presentations

"The Forest for the Trees: Short-Circuiting Environmental Review for National Forest Cuts” (with Jim Murphy), Hot Topics in Environmental Law Lecture Series, Vermont Law School (June 2021).