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Environmental Law for International Lawyers Summer Institute

Lewis & Clark Law School welcomes foreign trained lawyers to audit our environmental and natural resources law courses during our summer program.  Contact Assistant Director of Environmental Law, Lucy Brehm, at lbrehm@lclark.edu or 503-768-6882 for more information.


Lewis & Clark’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law program

Lewis & Clark’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law program, established in 1970, was the first environmental law program in the United States, and is recognized as one of the best of its kind in the nation. The environmental law program was launched with the publication of the first environmental law review in the country, Environmental Law, which is widely recognized as the foremost environmental law journal in the United States.

Our environmental law program offers education in all aspects of environmental and natural resources law, including the laws of the United States, international law, and related areas such as environmental justice and animal law. We offer J.D., Master of Law, and Master of Studies programs with over fifty courses and world class faculty. We provide the most extensive year-round environmental and natural resources curriculum in the United States.

In addition to welcoming international students, Lewis & Clark’s environmental law program regularly hosts international visitors, distinguished faculty visitors, and visiting scholars from around the globe. The environmental program also conducts intensive, specialized environmental law trainings for U.S. judges, government agencies, and judges and lawyers around the world. The Environmental Law for International Lawyers Summer Institute program offers the opportunity to share this amazing program with those who wish to develop their expertise in environmental and natural resources law at one of the top ranked programs in the United States. 

Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon, known as “the City of Roses,” is situated approximately 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 50 miles from Mt. Hood in a magnificent setting between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Portland is known worldwide for its fantastic restaurants, parks, music, art galleries, museums and theater companies. Also, Portland is just a short distance from Willamette valley wineries (world famous for pinot noir), skiing at Timberline Lodge and all of the excitement and beauty of Oregon’s spectacular ocean beaches.

Contact Assistant Director of Environmental Law, Lucy Brehm, at lbrehm@lclark.edu or 503-768-6882 for more information.

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