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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 the “GreenFlash” below and you will see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Scroll down for more information on events and updates. Please contact us at if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!

GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program


October 9th, 2014

  • Image preview 6:00pm: NRLI Environmental Law Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Richard Revesz

    Richard Revesz, Dean Emeritus, Lawrence King Professor of Law at New York University School of Law will give a lecture to the public titled: Three Stages in the Evolution of Environmental Policy at 6 pm on Thursday, October 9th at Lewis & Clark Law School. 

    Immediately preceding the lecture, the Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate Awards will be awarded to Alan Merkle (’82), Kristen Fletcher (’98), and Grant Cope (’98), and the Williamson Award will be awarded to JJ England (’14).

     - Reception open to the public immediately following the lecture -


April 10th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Developments in the Public Trust Doctrine

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

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

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