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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 and center is considered one of the top environmental law programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report. Check out our online brochure, newslettersLL.M. in Environmental Law, our Master of Studies in Environmental Law, 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



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    The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment.
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    The inaugural Hot Topics Sustainability Series highlights faculty from Lewis & Clark’s undergraduate, graduate, and law schools leading conversations on the complexities of sustainability, including climate and energy, decent work and living wages, environmental justice, biodiversity, divestment, art, and education. The weekly series runs through March 20.
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    hosted by the L&C Sustainability Council
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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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    In early Fall 2017, the Wyss Foundation selected Lewis & Clark and its Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program as one of the first law schools to be included in the Wyss Scholars Program. Lewis & Clark is pleased to announce that Cooper Rodgers is the inaugural Wyss Scholar at Lewis & Clark Law School.


March 20th, 2018

April 6th, 2018

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    President Trump is reshaping environmental law and policy. From withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, to threats to reverse the national monument status for certain public lands,Trump’s presidency foreshadows drastic changes in the role of the federal government in addressing pressing environmental challenges.The 2018 environmental law symposium at Lewis & Clark Law School will address some of the legal issues at stake in a Trump presidency and administration. We will request 6 general CLE credits from the Oregon State Bar.