Paul has a life-long interest prairie conservation and habitat restoration. He grew up on a small southeastern Nebraska farm that still has draws that have never been plowed. He has lived most of his life on Midwestern land that was historically prairie, with the exception of a few years spent in graduate school earning a Masters degree in trombone performance. Paul attends law school at the University of Colorado, where he has focused on Energy and Environmental Law. He is the Managing Editor of the Environmental Law Review, and has competed in several mock trial and moot court competitions, including the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Paul has also written about agriculture policy, and his paper arguing that federal crop insurance policy should consider the predicted effects of climate change will be published in the fall of 2014. Paul has worked as an intern at the Department of Energy in Golden, CO, the Byron R. White Center for the study of American Constitutional Law, the Boulder County Courts, and the Denver District Attorney’s Office appellate and county court divisions. After graduation, Paul hopes to work as a trial attorney in Colorado.