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Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Welcome! Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon is an amazing place to study environmental law and natural resources law. Our environmental law program- the first in the country - is considered one of the top environmental law programs in the country - currently ranked # 1 by the U.S. News & World Report. Check out our online brochure, our newsletters, and the “GreenFlash” below, and you will see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Click here for information on our LLM program. 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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    Number one. That’s the spot Lewis & Clark earned in The Princeton Review’s ranking of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges and universities. More >
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    The Developments in the Public Trust symposium on April 10th brought together academics, practitioners and students to discuss the history and future of the doctrine. In addition to presentations by professors from around the country, there was time for discussion and exchange of ideas on how the public trust doctrine applies to the pressing environmental issues of today. A link to the recording of the presentations is available online, as well as the powerpoints and academic papers which will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal. Thanks to everyone who participated for making this a great event. More >
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    A recent forum hosted by the law school represented the joint efforts of three programs—Business Law, Environmental Law, and Animal Law—to highlight a variety of important areas included under the umbrella of “food law.” 

    Eat, Pray, Law: A Food Forum explored a broad spectrum of issues ranging from labeling and transparency to sustainability, urban agriculture, and food justice. The forum’s goal was to develop interest in and raise awareness of the food industry’s legal issues, challenges, business operations, regulations, and policy. Over 100 people attended the event.

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    This year Lewis & Clark had exciting results in the Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition that took place recently.  After the first day of negotiating three rounds, both teams, Kara Tebeau and Andrea Lang, along with Anna Sagatelova and Allison Melgaard, advanced to the second day with Lewis & Clark placing first in the competition. Congraulations to the team and their coach, Jake Bush. More >
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    Jacob Duginski, Stephanie Grant, and Daniel Rottenberg are true winners. These students, along with their dedicated coach, Professor Craig Johnston, advanced to the semifinal round of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) this past February. The most valuable part of the challenging and invigorating experience was not making it so deep into the competition, they say, but learning how to effectively advocate before an appellate court and participating with fellow law students both at home and away. More >
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    Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is rated #1. 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. More >
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    Veronica Muriel Carrioni, a recent LL.M. graduate, has been hired as the director of the Environmental Law Department of the Law School at Universidad Sergio Arboleda, located in Bogotá, Colombia. Veronica met the professors from the law school during a presentation at Lewis & Clark Law School. More >

 

NEWS

  • Image preview
    Number one. That’s the spot Lewis & Clark earned in The Princeton Review’s ranking of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges and universities.
  • Image preview
    The Developments in the Public Trust symposium on April 10th brought together academics, practitioners and students to discuss the history and future of the doctrine. In addition to presentations by professors from around the country, there was time for discussion and exchange of ideas on how the public trust doctrine applies to the pressing environmental issues of today. A link to the recording of the presentations is available online, as well as the powerpoints and academic papers which will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal. Thanks to everyone who participated for making this a great event.
  • Image preview

    A recent forum hosted by the law school represented the joint efforts of three programs—Business Law, Environmental Law, and Animal Law—to highlight a variety of important areas included under the umbrella of “food law.” 

    Eat, Pray, Law: A Food Forum explored a broad spectrum of issues ranging from labeling and transparency to sustainability, urban agriculture, and food justice. The forum’s goal was to develop interest in and raise awareness of the food industry’s legal issues, challenges, business operations, regulations, and policy. Over 100 people attended the event.

  • Image preview
    This year Lewis & Clark had exciting results in the Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition that took place recently.  After the first day of negotiating three rounds, both teams, Kara Tebeau and Andrea Lang, along with Anna Sagatelova and Allison Melgaard, advanced to the second day with Lewis & Clark placing first in the competition. Congraulations to the team and their coach, Jake Bush.
  • Image preview
    Jacob Duginski, Stephanie Grant, and Daniel Rottenberg are true winners. These students, along with their dedicated coach, Professor Craig Johnston, advanced to the semifinal round of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) this past February. The most valuable part of the challenging and invigorating experience was not making it so deep into the competition, they say, but learning how to effectively advocate before an appellate court and participating with fellow law students both at home and away.

EVENTS

April 21st, 2015

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    Realizing International Indigenous Rights in Domestic Law: A Panel Discussion and Webinar Sponsored by Lewis & Clark Law School and the American Society of International Law’s Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group

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