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, newsletters, LLM Environmental Law program, and the “GreenFlash” below, and you will see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!
GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program
Lewis & Clark Law School’s International Environmental Law Project (IELP) is in South Africa for negotiations relating to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Professors Chris Wold and Erica Lyman, along with 4 students, are advising governments and non-governmental organizations on strategies for protecting African elephants, white rhinos, tigers, and sharks.
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.
Earthrise Law Center, Lewis & Clark’s first environmental law clinic, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Since 1996, Earthrise has represented citizen-activists and nonprofit organizations in virtually the entire spectrum of environmental and natural resources law, from protecting endangered species and ecosystems to preventing and reducing air and water pollution.
The energy system in the United States is undergoing a major transformation. What does that mean for energy law and those practicing it? Prof. Melissa Powers, the founder and director of Lewis & Clark’s Green Energy Institute discusses the United States’ remarkably changing energy system and our LC alumni who practice energy law.
Prof. Blumm was interviewed for this story in Crosscut Magazine about the Ninth Circuit’s decision in the U.S. v. Washington treaty fishing rights case involving road culverts. A unanimous three-judge panel held that the culverts violate federal treaties signed with Washington tribes, and orders the state to replace its worst salmon-killing culverts that block passage upstream for the fish.
November 15th, 2016
Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons: James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center
Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons will present the 2016 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. Mr. Fitzsimons is a natural resources, oil and gas and water law attorney and third-generation South Texas rancher. Mr. Fitzsimons is a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of Texas School of Law. He practices with the law firm of Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC, in San Antonio, Texas.