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Nick Fromherz

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Professor Fromherz teaches and writes in the areas of international law, environmental law, and comparative law.  Before coming to Lewis & Clark, Professor Fromherz taught public international law and worked on environmental issues in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Prior to his time in Bolivia, he worked as a litigation associate for Crowell & Moring LLP and as a law clerk for Circuit Judge Terence Evans (7th Cir.) and District Judge David Lawson (E.D. Mich.).  Professor Fromherz’s scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, the Ecology Law Quarterly, and the West Virginia Law Review (forthcoming). In addition, Professor Fromherz has written a number of shorter opinion pieces – with a particular focus on Bolivian political and environmental issues – in outlets like Foreign Affairs and the International Policy Digest

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Academic Credentials

  • B.A. 2003 University of Oregon
  • J.D. 2006 University of San Diego School of Law, summa cum laude


Law Review Articles

  • From Consultation to Consent: Community Approval as a Prerequisite to Environmentally Significant Projects, 116 West Virginia Law Review 109 (2013) (forthcoming)
  • A Call for Stricter Appellate Review of Decisions on Forum Non Conveniens, 11Washington University Global Studies Law Review 527 (2012)
  • The Case for a Global Treaty on Soil Conservation, Sustainable Farming, and the Preservation of Agrarian Culture, 39 Ecology Law Quarterly 57 (2012)
  • Equal Standing with States: Tribal Standing and Sovereignty after Massachusetts v. EPA, 29 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 130 (2010) (with Joseph W. Mead)
  • Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act:  2010 Year in Review,17 Law and Business Review of the Americas 637 (2011) (with Laurel Pyke Malson et al.)
  • Assuming Too Much: An Analysis of Brown v. Sanders, 43 San Diego Law Review 401 (2006)

Other Publications

  • In Bolivia’s Quest to Regain the Pacific, Political Posturing is More Afterthought than Motivator, International Policy Digest (Jan. 5, 2012
  • Protests Here, Protests There:  Mass Demonstrations and the State of Democracy in the U.S. and Bolivia, International Affairs Forum (Nov. 7, 2011)
  • The Rise and Fall of Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Foreign Affairs (Oct. 18, 2011)
  • Clean Technology Deserves Government Support, The Statesman Journal (June 26, 2011).
  • Getting the Upjohn Warning Right in Internal Investigations, 17 No. 2 Practical Litigator 59 (2006) (with Ivonne M. King)
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Nick Fromherz Visiting Assistant Professor

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