Laney Ballard, Law Clerk
Laney is a rising 3L at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Francis King Carey School of Law where she plans to complete a Certification in Environmental Law. At Carey Law, she is the Co-President for the Maryland Environmental Law Society and a member of the Peer Advisors group. She is passionate about environmental justice and how they relate to water pollution and land use issues. She recently got back from a trip to Malawi where she built upon projects created during a class in coordination with law students from University of Malawi, Chancellors College.
Laney earned a Bachelors of Art degree in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Spanish Language and Culture, from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. There, she played DIII Varsity Lacrosse and Basketball. She wrote her senior thesis on Eco Feminism and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, and how those philosophies should–and can–be used to improve western agricultural practices.
Laney grew up in Carroll County, Maryland where her love of nature and the environment began during horse-riding lessons, lacrosse practice, and an innate desire to be outside. Laney still enjoys spending time outside; and you can also probably find her playing videogames on her Nintendo Switch.