Interested in Joining Earthrise Law Center? Apply Now!
Earthrise welcomes Lewis & Clark rising 2L and 3L law students to apply to join our clinical training program. The application period for the 2016-2017 school year is now open! Please click here to download the application form. Application documents are due on May 20th and announcements will be made on June 7th.
Clinical Training Program
Students enrolled in Earthrise Clinic during the school year work 10-12 hours per week on actual environmental cases and administrative issues under the supervision of the clinical professors of the Earthrise Law Center. The clinic represents a broad spectrum of environmental organizations seeking to prevent or reduce pollution and protect wildlife, habitat, and ecosystems.
The matters selected by Earthrise Clinical Professors provide students with the opportunity to work on environmental litigation with the same depth, complexity, and potential impact, and for the same clients, as the leading environmental advocacy law firms in the country. The close one-on-one and small group relationships fostered by our 1:3 faculty to student ratio encourages strong student development in fundamental lawyering skills, including, among others:
- Problem Solving
- Legal Analysis and Reasoning
- Legal Research
- Factual Investigation
- Organization and Management of Legal Work
Examples of student work during their Earthrise year:
- Sierra Club, et al. v. PGE Settlement Locks in Oregon’s Clean Energy Future
- Earthrise Summer Law Clerk Gains Trial Experience
For many Earthrise students, the skills and confidence they develop in the course of the year enables them to make an immediate impact for their clients as a new lawyer. Please see our Alumni Accomplishments for information on what our alumni are doing now.
Tomorrow’s Advocates Program
Earthrise Law Center’s Tomorrow’s Advocates program enables select Lewis & Clark law students to work full-time for Earthrise during the summer months. The application period for Summer 2016 is now closed. Applicants will be notified by February 29th.
We surveyed our alums about their professional lives and memories of Earthrise. They are an impressive bunch! Read the summary report.
The application period is now open for the 2016-2017 Earthrise Law Center Clinic, but be aware of a new deadline. Learn more and download the application form.
Jordan Schoonover ’14 is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School. We recently asked her about her time here at Earthrise and how her experience shaped her career.
Meet the students of Earthrise, Class of 2015-2016.
10/30/13 - Federal laws are for the birds…and the national rivers! Read about our work protecting national treasures in our latest newsletter.
10/29/13 - Earthrise’s 2013-2014 Clinic is our largest cohort of students to date, already deeply involved in hands-on learning and litigating.
8/23/13 - Read the summer edition of our newsletter, Rising Issues, featuring our latest achievements, our summer externs, staff transitions at Earthrise, and more!