Sawyer Joy

Sawyer Joy

Legal Assistant

Passionate and Inquisitive

I excel at looking at the details and thinking creatively. I graduated from Fairhaven College of Western Washington University with the Interdisciplinary Concentration: Law, Diversity and Justice Emphasis (BA) in the Spring of 2019. I am continuing my legal education through the APR Rule 6 Law Clerk Program.

My interest in law began with my first internship in 2013 with Our Children’s Trust (OCT) in Eugene, OR, working to organize a youth campaign to pass a Climate Ordinance. OCT is known for the Atmospheric Trust Litigation, representing youth suing federal and state governments for failing to act on climate change. I was surrounded by inspiring and passionate attorneys who were actively combating one of the greatest threats of our time.

In addition, before moving to Bellingham in 2015, I lived and held many leadership positions in NASCO cooperative houses. I developed a strong sense of community solidarity and a passion for cooperative development.

These experiences have inspired me to study the legal system and the viability of cooperatives to provide funding to projects and communities that work towards economic, food, and racial justice.

Western Washington University, Fairhaven College, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law Diversity & Justice Program, 2019
APR Rule 6 Law Clerk Program, September 2020 – present

National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)

LAW Advocates, Priorities Committee

Other various community groups