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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Environmental Law Summer School


Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental Law summer program offers students, lawyers, visitors, and auditors an opportunity to access the high quality legal education provided by our world class faculty and staff. For more information about the courses, please contact Assistant Director, Lucy Brehm at Please also see the registrar’s page here for additional information. 


Summer 2017 courses include:

Environmental Law

Johnston, C

Session 1

5/30 – 6/29

5:30 – 7:30pm


Solar & Wind Energy Law

DuVivier, K.K.

Session 1

5/30 – 6/2

9:00am - noon


Int’l Wildlife Law

Lyman, E.

Session 1

 6/6- 6/16

 1:30- 4:30pm


Externship – Pre-Registration

Davis, L.

Session 1




Administrative Law

Fromherz, N.

Session II

7/6 – 8/3

5:30 – 7:30pm


Oil & Gas

Salim, Oday

Session II

7/11 – 7/21

1:30 – 4:30pm


Natural Resources Law and Science

Rohlf, Dan

Session II

7/25 - 8/4

 1:30 - 4:30pm



Students from accredited law schools looking for law school credit, U.S. lawyers who would like to audit courses for CLE credit, international lawyers and graduates of baccalaureate institutions wishing to audit courses in their area of interest are all welcome to come and take our courses while enjoying our beautiful city and campus. 

If you’d like more information about any of the Environmental Summer courses, contact Assistant Director Lucy Brehm at or 503-768-6882


July 11th, 2017

  • Jul 11

    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