Sarah E. McLain
Born and raised in Socorro, New Mexico, Sarah McLain joined the firm as an associate in 2021. Sarah graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law where she served as the CoEditor-in-Chief of the Natural Resources Journal. She also served as the President of the Environmental Law Society and a member of the UNM National Moot Court Team. Her course of study focused on real property law, water law, and estate planning.
Prior to law school, Sarah worked as an Environmental Engineering Intern at a potash mine in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Sarah graduated cum laude from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with degrees in Environmental Science and Biology.
COURT ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
- State Bar of New Mexico
- University of New Mexico School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2021
Natural Resources Journal, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Volume 61
NAAC Moot Court Competition, Team Member
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Bachelor of Science in Environmental
Science and Biology, cum laude, December 2017
- Thesis: “Migrating Waterfowl Exposed to Toxic Mine Run Off in the Southwest”
HONORS Awards & Scholarships:
- Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program Award
- Natural Resources and Environmental Law Certificate
- Robert E. & Ann Simms Scholarship
- STEPHANIE RUSSO BACA, AMBROSE KUPFER & SARAH MCLAIN, ANALYSIS OF
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CURRENT REGULATORY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORKS AND THE
"PRODUCED WATER ACT" (August 2021).
- Sarah McLain, Naomie Droll, & Aaron Villalpando, Current Trends in CERCLA
Enforcement, ABA SEER TRENDS (May 2020).
- Jonathan P. Thompson's River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Green Behind the Gold
King Mine Disaster (2018), 60 NAT. RES. J. 2 (2020).