Former Staff Attorney
Colin Parts is an attorney with experience in environmental justice, climate change law, and energy law and policy. He worked as a staff attorney at The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center from 2021 – 2022. Prior to joining the Center, he was a legal fellow for the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, focusing on a just transition to clean energy, environmental justice, and building electrification. During law school, he interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environment and Land Law Sections of the California Attorney General’s Office, and the Environmental Defense Fund. He also served as a clinical student representing residents of East Chicago, Indiana during the course of RCRA and CERCLA cleanups in their neighborhood. Parts graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a BA in environmental studies and public policy, and earned a JD with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law.
Waste Not Want Not: Chinese Recyclable Waste Restrictions, Their Global Impact, and Potential U.S. Responses
(2019 • Chicago Journal of International Law • Author)
Expanding AG Environmental Justice Practice — A Resource
(January 2022 • Contributing Author)
The Proof is in the Policies — 2021 Wins
(December 2021 • Contributing Author)