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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy 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 - currently ranked # 2 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 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

 

NEWS

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    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.
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    Malawi recently passed new legislation that gives courts the power to sentence traders of illegal wildlife up to 30 years of imprisonment without bail.  The new National Parks & Wildlife Act (NPWA) has already curbed wildlife criminal operations and put offenders behind bars.
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    Professor Erica Lyman, Staff Attorney for the International Environmental Law Project, continued to support the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) as a legal advisor to the Maldives, which currently serves as the Chair of AOSIS, at the climate change meeting held recently in Marrakech, Morocco.
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    The election of Trump could cool the argument over who owns the West’s federal lands that, at its worst, has resulted in events like the Patriot takeover of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, says Michael Blumm, a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School.
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    On October 18th and 19th we welcomed Yale Law Professor Dan Esty as our annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Esty participated in classes, including our LLM seminar, met with students, and delivered a lecture the evening of October 19th at the law school titled: “From 20th Century Environmental Protection to 21st Century Sustainability: Evolving Law and Policy.”

EVENTS

January 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview 5:30pm: 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: Marcilynn Burke
    Marcilynn Burke, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Houston Professor Burke’s expertise is in environmental, natural resources, land use, and property law. She has served at the U.S Department of the Interior and as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management helping develop federal land use, resource management, and regulatory oversight policies.

January 30th, 2017

April 7th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: 21st Century Food Law: What’s on our Plates?
    The annual environmental law symposium this year will focus on important food related issues with panels on food labeling, food production and environmental/animal impacts, and food and health policies and ethics. Academics from across the country will write and speak on these topics, and their papers will be published in our ENVIRONMENTAL LAW journal. For more information contact elaw@lclark.edu.