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Recent law school grad Badran joins Norfolk Law

Ayah Badran (Photo provided)

LAKE PLACID — Norfolk Law PLLC announced last week that recent law school graduate Ayah Badran has joined the firm.

Badran recently received her Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School, where she was a student in the accelerated honors program and focused on environmental law. She previously received her Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science at the University of Vermont and her Master of Arts degree in environmental policy and urban planning, with a graduate certificate in water systems and policy, from Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Prior to attending law school she worked at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. There she designed and conducted climate sustainability and resilience research, aimed at advising policy makers across the Middle East and North Africa region. Badran also has experience working on a wide range of environmental policy issues for both U.S. and international nonprofits and intergovernmental organizations. She interned for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, where she participated in several climate sustainability and water security regional initiatives. Most recently, she was a clinician at Vermont Law School’s Environmental Advocacy Clinic, where she worked on environmental justice issues, including Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act litigation. She also has private practice experience.

At Norfolk Law she joins founder Matthew Norfolk and Jill Beier, attorneys, as well as Lisette Cimaglia, Kate Mazdzer and newly hired paralegal Lori Fitzgerald.

Sept. 9 marks Norfolk Law’s one-year anniversary.

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