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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Lucy Brehm

Assistant Director, Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law program

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Lucy Brehm is the Assistant Director of the Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Program, and Director of the International LL.M. program at Lewis and Clark Law School.  Lucy started her legal career in Portland, Oregon in commercial litigation with a private firm, and then moved to the U.S. Territory of Guam for eight years, serving first as an Assistant Attorney General advising the Public Health Department, and then as an Assistant Public Defender, representing clients from Guam, Micronesia, Asia and the U.S. in criminal, civil and immigration matters. Lucy returned to Portland in 1997 to join the Federal Public Defender’s office where she handled trial and appellate level criminal and habeas corpus cases on behalf of indigent clients. 

In 2000, Lucy joined the first commercial bank in the U.S. to focus on environmental and sustainable lending practices, rising to the position of Vice President, and Sustainability Officer. In 2007 she chose to focus on inspiring action in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by working at The Climate Trust, a non-profit organization that develops carbon credits for utilities, governments and corporations and contributes to the development of climate policy.

Lucy joined the law school staff in 2011 and works closely with international students, visitors and faculty in the environmental law program. She teaches an introductory seminar for new international LL.M. and Master of Studies students. She is also a member of the International Law committee.

Lucy received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Lewis and Clark Law School, and her B.A. in History from the University of Washington.