About Jessica Clogg
Jessica Clogg is Executive Director & Senior Counsel of West Coast Environmental Law, a non-profit group of environmental law strategists and analysts dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law. For 40 years West Coast has played a role in shaping BC and Canada’s most significant environmental laws, and has provided legal support to communities, First Nations and residents on practically every environmental issue imaginable. Since 1999 Jessica’s natural resource and Aboriginal law practice at West Coast has placed her in the forefront of crafting solutions to complex environmental and natural resource problems as a facilitator, negotiator, strategist and law reform advocate. Her work has a particular focus on providing legal and strategic support to Indigenous Peoples who are implementing strategies grounded in their own laws to protect the lands and resources of their territories and ultimately to transform Canadian law. Jessica holds a joint Masters in Environmental Studies and law degree from York University ((MES/LL.B, 1997), and an Ashoka Fellowship (since 2006) recognizing her work bridging between Canadian and Indigenous legal traditions. Before joining West Coast Environmental Law, Jessica worked as a facilitator, popular educator and organizer for a variety of non-profits, at a Vancouver litigation firm, and as a law clerk to the British Columbia Supreme Court.