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, newsletters, LLM Environmental Law program, and the “GreenFlash” below, and you will see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!
GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program
Lewis & Clark alum, Jack Jacobs (LLM ’10), and adjunct professor, Jon Norling, co-founded GridShare, a new crowdfunding portal that allows investors to directly invest in U.S.-based clean energy solutions.
Lewis & Clark Law School’s LL.M. program is featured in this article by B. Xu posted on llm-guide.com regarding master of law programs with an energy focus.
In an Op-Ed in the Oregonian, Professor Michael Blumm argued that the “Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion is a gift to all Americans, the benefits of which will be enjoyed by both the present and future generations, and it warrants continued widespread public support.”
Lewis & Clark has been ranked the #1 “greenest” law school by National Jurist magazine.
Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School filed a petition today on behalf of the Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA), the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC), and fish advocate, Bill Bakke, seeking to force Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to address the enormous backlog of administratively continued Clean Water Act permits, known as “Zombie Permits.” DON’T MISS THE VIDEO!
July 11th, 2017
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
Natural Resources Law and Science - Interdisciplinary Summer Course - open to non law students
Prof. Dan Rohlf is offering a summer course for both JD and non-JD students focused on the interaction of law and science.