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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. Lewis & Clark was the first law school in the country to launch an environmental law program, and it is considered one of the premier programs in the United States. Check out the “GreenFlash” and you’ll see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Scroll down for more information on events and updates. 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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    The world’s first formal recognition of  “wilderness” came fifty years ago when President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act which designated 9 million acres of “instant wilderness,” defined as “untrammeled” areas, where “man is a visitor who does not remain.” Last week, over 100 people joined together at Lewis & Clark to honor the anniversary with presentations and discussions of the Act’s meaning, impact and challenges. More >
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    Laura Kerr is an “almost” JD - and an “already” Environmental Moot Court Advocate of the year. She won the Lewis & Clark competition last week, arguing in front of a distinguished panel that included Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Scott Matheson, Jr., of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. More >
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    Professor Erin Ryan reflects on a field trip with students to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge: “I like to give my students the opportunity to explore the different ecosystem services offered by the bottomland/wetland environment up close and personally, in a way you can’t do from a textbook.” More >
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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. More >
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    Lewis & Clark is launching a summer institute in environmental law for international lawyers. In addition to offering an array of environmental and natural resources law courses, the participants will be offered two week visits with Portland law firms specializing in environmental and international business transactions. See attached flyer. Contact Lucy Brehm at lbrehm@lclark.edu for more information More >

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