Maggie Massey


Maggie Massey’s legal education at the University of Oregon focused on Alaska Native law, climate justice, climate sovereignty, and water rights. Notably, during her time at law school, Maggie was honored for her excellence in the study of law with an Order of the Coif membership.

After graduation, Maggie built on that strong educational foundation serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Maassen of the Alaska Supreme Court.

That experience and expertise is essential to her current work at NARF as the Alaska Fellow. At NARF she is working on a variety of issues including a focus on Alaska Native hunting and fishing rights, collaborative stewardship and co-management in Alaska, and Alaska water law and regulations.


  • University of Oregon, J.D. (Order of the Coif)
    • Dean’s Distinguished Merit Scholar, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Concentration, Bowerman Fellow in the Native Environmental Sovereignty Project
  • Whitman College, Cum Laude, B.A. with honors in Environmental Studies – Sociology

Admissions to Practice

  • State of Alaska
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity
  • Charity Navigator: 3-Star Charity
  • Guidestar Transparency Seal