Meet our summer legal interns!

Colorado Water Trust is pleased to welcome two legal interns to our team this summer: Evan Weis, from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Mary Slosson, from the University of Colorado Law School.

Mary and Evan will be working with the Water Trust staff attorneys to research improvements to funding for environmental water transactions, to find opportunities for conserved agricultural properties to complement local streamflow, and will hopefully get out for a few visits to some of Colorado’s beautiful streams and rivers.

Mary Slosson, University of Colorado Law School


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Mary Slosson is a rising 2L at the University of Colorado Law School. She is a deputy director of the Acequia Assistance Project, Colorado Law’s pro bono water rights project that serves farmers in the San Luis Valley.

Prior to law school, Mary was a newspaper editor and a correspondent for the newswire Reuters, where her stories regularly reached a global audience and were syndicated in publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian.

Mary obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs and French from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar. She also holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she was an Annenberg Fellow. In her spare time, she loves hiking and skiing.


Evan Weis, University of Denver Sturm College of Law


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Evan Weis is headed into his third year of law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and is excited to be joining the Colorado Water Trust this summer as a legal intern. He is serving over this next year as a managing editor for the University of Denver’s Water Law Review.

He first became interested in water as a human rights issue, and now focuses his research during law school on issues of environmental and water justice.

Prior to law school, Evan received a degree in both history and archaeology from Indiana University. Now, he likes to spend his free time camping or hiking one of Colorado’s many 14ers.



Welcome Evan and Mary! We are thrilled to work with you this summer!