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Environmental Law

Welcome! Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon is an amazing place to study environmental law, natural resources law, and energy law. Our environmental law program is considered one of the top environmental law programs in the country - currently ranked # 2 by the U.S. News & World Report. Check out our online brochure, newslettersLLM Environmental Law program, and the “GreenFlash” below, and you will see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Please contact us at elaw@lclark.edu if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!

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GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program

 

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    Lewis & Clark Law School had a significant presence at the climate change negotiations in Paris (UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties aka “COP 21”) in December.  Erica Lyman, Clinical Professor and Staff Attorney for the International Environmental Law Project (IELP), and a group of four LC law students, along with numerous alumni, were actively involved in the proceedings in various roles.
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    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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    Emma’s work with various non-profits throughout law school and her interest and dedication to the environment made her a perfect recipient for this year’s award.
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    Our “greenlight” is focused on “almost alum” Josh Fortenbery (3L), who was recently hired as an Honors Attorney with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington D.C.
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    Prof Blumm and Viki Nadol (alum) wrote an op-ed on how Lake Abert, Oregon’s only saltwater lake, which supplied habitat for some 3 million migratory shorebirds and supported a commercial brine shrimp fishery, is now dying from a lack of water..

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