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  • LC is offering two environmental law courses online this summer: Wetlands, taught by Prof. Craig Johnston, and Renewable Energy Law and Policy taught by Prof. Melissa Powers. Visitors and auditors welcome. Contact Lucy Brehm at lbrehm@lclark.edu for more

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July 25th, 2017

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    June 23
    Lewis & Clark alum, Jack Jacobs (LLM ’10), and adjunct professor, Jon Norling, co-founded GridShare, a  new crowdfunding portal that allows investors to directly invest in U.S.-based clean energy solutions.
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    May 22
    Lewis & Clark Law School’s LL.M. program is featured in this article by B. Xu posted on llm-guide.com regarding master of law programs with an energy focus.  
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    March 10
    Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is ranked #2. In environmental law courses, students learn about energy law and policy, conservation of natural resources, sustainable development, global warming and more. Our passionate faculty, students, alums and staff are the heart of our program.
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    June 15
    LC alum, Ryan Hamilton, an attorney with Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, was recognized as a “Pittsburgher” shaping the legal community; “he provides the legal tools needed for those working to increase sustainability in Western Pennsylvania. He’s helped clients with public trail access issues, conservation easements, eminent domain, property disputes and more. Because of Ryan’s work, individuals have a say in their community’s future and development,” his nominator wrote. 
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    June 13
    Prof. Blumm drafted and submitted comments to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concerning his review of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon/northern California (June 12, 2017). Seven law professors signed the letter, including Prof. Powers and Prof. Rohlf.
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    June 8
    This Energy Wire news story by Ellen Gilmer (LC Law alum), discusses how a coalition of states determined to act aggressively to combat climate change despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement has drawn a side-eye from legal scholars who say the group risks treading on federal turf. LC Adjunct Prof. Jeff Litwak weighs in as well.
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    June 8
    180 College & Univ Leaders Sign Pledge on Climate Change, including Lewis & Clark Interim President David Ellis.
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    May 26

    Prof. Michael Blumm has been involved in an important case involving the public trust doctrine in Oregon regarding access to Oswego Lake (located in the community of Lake Oswego, down the road from the law school). The plaintiffs – assisted by Blumm - challenged a city ordinance that prohibits the public from entering the lake from three adjacent city parks, as well as a city policy limiting use of a city-owned swim park to city residents.

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    May 12

    Lewis & Clark Law School alum Ellen Gilmer (MSL’14) of E&E news speaks on The Cutting Edge on the failure of the Senate to disapprove a methane rule enacted by the Obama Administration through a Congressional Review Act resolution. Gilmer discusses possible next steps going forward. Watch the video HERE.

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    April 17
    The Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program combined its 16th annual environmental law symposium with the law school’s 3rd annual food law forum which was held on April 7th. The forum, titled “21st Century Food Law: What’s On Our Plates?”, focused on food related issues and included panels on food labeling, food production and environmental/animal impacts, as well as food and health policies and ethics.
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