LL.M. Application Process and Deadlines
Please note: Applicants for the LL.M. program must be graduates of an accredited U.S. or international law school and must demonstrate an excellent academic record, strong legal research and writing skills, and a genuine and documented interest in environmental and natural resources law. Applicants must hold or be about to obtain a law degree that would qualify them to apply to practice as a lawyer or judge in their home country (J.D. if in the United States, otherwise LL.B. or the equivalent); actual bar membership or law practice is not required. A degree in any other discipline, even if combined with elements of law or policy, is not sufficient to qualify for LL.M. admission. For U.S. students, a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school is highly preferred.
For U.S. students, applications for fall semester (August) admission are due March 15 each year; applications for spring semester (January) admission are due August 1 each year. For international students, applications for fall semester are due by February 15. (We require international students to attend a summer institute to prepare them for law study in the United States, which is held in August before fall semester begins. For this reason, except in rare circumstances, we encourage all international applicants to begin in the fall semester.) However, we consider applications on a rolling basis and accept applications throughout the year. We will also consider applications past the admissions deadlines if there is still room in the class.
The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program is located in Wood Hall on the Law Campus.
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard, MSC 51
Portland, OR 97219