Mike Kofahl is a student, traveler, cook, amateur historian, future-lawyer, story-teller, tree-planter, and dog-lover. He is originally from Cape Breton, the best pace on earth, but currently lives in Halifax, and loves that too. Mike loves everything about Nova Scotia; the people, the history, the food, the forests, and the fresh salty smell of the water on the coast. He enjoys being outdoors, playing soccer, hiking and biking, and just relaxing by the water.
Mike has always been connected to the environment; growing up on a farm and working plenty of outdoor summer jobs including picking blueberries, unloading crab, and planting more than 1.5 million trees over 10 years as a tree-planter. He also attended a Youth Eco-Parliament in Paris during his grade 12 year in high school.
Mike has graduated from Dalhousie University three times (with a BA and MA in history, and a JD from law school) and recently began a career that will hopefully allow him to take advantage of his interests in Environmental, Marine, Indigenous and International law. Mike worked as a pro bono student at ECELAW for two years during law school, helping to draft an environmental bill of rights legislation, researching legal topics ranging from pesticides to asbestos use in schools, and helping grow ECELAW’s resource library. And now, as an articling student, Mike looks forward to doing even more to further ECELAW’s important work.