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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 in the nation.   We are currently ranked # 1 (tied) 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 if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!

GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program



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    Our greenlight is focused on recent Lewis & Clark law school alum, William McLaren, who is currently clerking for the Honorable Magistrate Judge, Paul Papak, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. William focused on environmental science and chemistry as an undergrad at University of California, Riverside. He filled us in recently on his decision to go to law school and his experience at Lewis & Clark law school.
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    Eat, Pray, Law: A Food Forum - March 13, 2015 - will explore a broad spectrum of food law and policy topics from the farm to the fork. Issues range from labeling and transparency to sustainability, urban agriculture, and food justice. Register online now.
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    The Environmental Law symposium at Lewis & Clark on April 10, 2015 will focus on Developments in the Public Trust. Registration is open. Students are free but please register. Reception to follow.
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    Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental Law Program tied for No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 annual rankings of law schools. The ranking was produced through a survey of faculty from across the country teaching in the environmental law field.
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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.


March 13th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Eat, Pray, Law: A Food Forum
    Our first Food Forum with over 15 guest speakers covering the topics:  The Future of Food, The Farm Bill and Reforms from a National Lens: Building Sustainable Regional Foodsheds: Agriculture, Human Health and the Environment: Animals in Agriculture-Legal Challenges and Opportunities: Food Justice and Security.

April 4th, 2015

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    Bike, compete, & celebrate for a good cause! Play Pedal Pursuit, a bike trivia scavenger hunt, on April 4, 2015 to raise support for NEDC.

April 10th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Developments in the Public Trust

    The annual Environmental Law symposium at Lewis & Clark in 2015 will focus on Developments in the Public Trust  and will be dedicated to the memory of Joe Sax and will honor the contributions of Hap Dunning.

    Participating academics will include Richard Lazarus, Mary Wood, Hap Dunning, Gerald Torres, John Dernbach, Robin Craig, Alexandra Klass, Richard Frank, Dan Farber, Jim Huffman, Michael Blumm, Erin Ryan, and others.

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