Mason Overstreet is a Staff Attorney for CLF Vermont, where he works in the Clean Air & Water and Healthy & Resilient Communities Programs. Before joining CLF, Mason was a staff attorney and professor at Vermont Law School’s Environmental Advocacy Clinic (EAC). While there, he worked on a range of issues involving water, pesticides, toxics, endangered species, climate change, and public lands. Prior to the EAC, he taught Environmental Law and Policy at Colby-Sawyer College and performed contract work for American Rivers.
During law school, Mason served as the Vermont Editor of the Vermont Law Review. He also interned with the Vermont Attorney General Environmental Protection Division, CLF, EAC, and Earth Law Center. 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, daughter, Eleanor, and eight-year-old dog, Lady. Mason is an avid angler and also enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and whitewater paddling.