Mike Kofahl is a student, traveler, cook, amateur historian, future-lawyer, storyteller, tree-planter, and dog-lover. He is originally from Cape Breton, the best place on earth, but he 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: he grew up on a farm and has worked 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 the Schulich School of Law), and he 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 the Nova Scotia Environmental Rights Working Group's Environmental Bill of Rights, researching legal topics ranging from pesticides to asbestos use in schools, and helping grow ECELAW’s online Information Library. Mike's recent completion of his Articled Clerk position at ECELAW has lead to his current position as ECELAW's Coastal Research Coordinator.