Sara Parker

Climate Policy and Law Consultant

  • Location:
  • Renton, Washington, USA
  • Profile Created:
  • 4 months ago

Professional Description

Sara K. Parker obtained her LLM degree at the University of Washington School of Law in Sustainable International Development. Her area of focus is on the intersection of environmental justice and human rights, especially in the context of global climate change.

Sara obtained her JD from Seattle University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Washington State.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese from the University of Oregon, and has studied abroad extensively in Asia at the University of Nanjing in Nanjing, China; Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan; and the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China. She speaks both Mandarin and Japanese with conversational fluency.



  • Self Employed 2019 - Present

    Climate Policy and Law Consultant

  • Environmental Defense Fund 2018 - Present

    International Climate Policy Consultant

  • Environmental Defense Fund 2018 - 2018

    Law and Policy Fellow

    Researching and providing analysis on international carbon markets, governance models, and robust accounting under article 6 of the Paris Agreement in advance of COP24 negotiations.

  • Landesa 2017 - 2018

    Legan Intern

    Preparing a report on comparative land expropriation regimes with an emphasis on definitions of public interest, compensation methods, public participation, opportunities to challenge actions, and special situations regarding agricultural land. Developing policy briefs and conducting literature review on the relationship between land tenure and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.


Legal Writing
Legal Research