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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

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 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 if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!


GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program




July 11th, 2017

  • Image preview 1:30pm - 4:30pm: Oil & Gas summer course: 2 weeks 2 credits; Visitors, Lawyers for CLE credit welcome

    This course will mainly cover issues of property law and natural resource protection that apply to the development of natural gas and oil. Topics will include:

    • An overview of the science and economics of the gas and oil industries
    • Well leases for extraction of the minerals
    • Pipeline right-of-way easements for transport of the minerals
    • Protection of water supplies from gas and oil development
    • Transition to harder-to-obtain gas and oil from shale formations
    • Leasing on federal lands

    As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to read and work on actual lease and easement documents. Whenever possible, the focus will be on contemporary issues that lawyers in the field are currently working on.

July 25th, 2017