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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law


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July 11th, 2017

  • Image preview 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.

June 6th, 2017

May 20th, 2017

  • Image preview 8:00am - 8:00pm: Animal Law Symposium Los Angeles 2017
    If you’re in the Los Angeles area check out ALDF’s Animal Law Symposium 2017, “Changing the Paradigm of Wildlife Protection” including speaker Dan Rohlf, professor of Law and Earthrise attorney at Lewis & Clark Law School.

April 21st, 2017

  • 5:30pm: 4th Annual SALDF Networking Event
    Celebrate the end of the semester by joining us for SALDF’s Annual Networking Event! The perfect opportunity to get insight into job opportunities and mingle with attorneys and professionals practicing in animal, criminal and related legal fields. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

April 13th, 2017

April 11th, 2017

  • Image preview 12:10pm: SIEL and Latino Law Society Present Esteban Falconi
    Esteban Falconi is an environmental and human rights attorney in Ecuador. Señor Falconi has worked, researched, and published on issues such as biodiversity conservation, biopiracy, bioethics, protection of traditional knowledge, indigenous collective rights and human rights, and the socio-environmental impact of intellectual property in developing countries.

April 7th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: 21st Century Food Law: What’s on our Plates?
    The annual environmental law symposium this year will focus on important food related issues with panels on food labeling, food production and environmental/animal impacts, and food and health policies and ethics. Academics from across the country will write and speak on these topics, and their papers will be published in our ENVIRONMENTAL LAW journal. For more information contact 

March 16th, 2017

  • Image preview 12:10pm - 1:10pm: The Trouble with Trump’s Wall
    LC students: join ISG, ACS, SIEL, NALSA as Professors Stumpf, Rolf, and Dossett discuss how Trump’s proposed border wall will affect immigrants, tribal lands, animals, and the environment. Lunch provided with vegan options.  Questions? Email

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March 14th, 2017

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Master of Studies in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law - Information Session @ LC-CAS
    Lewis & Clark Law School’s highly ranked Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program now offers a Master of Studies in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law (MSL) for non-lawyers. This graduate degree is for those who have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in learning about environmental law, but who do not wish to practice law or obtain a law degree. Potential students include federal agency employees, teachers, elected officials, journalists, and people pursuing careers in lobbying or non-profit organizations, as well as business people who want a better understanding of environmental regulations.

February 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview 12:10pm - 1:10pm: IELP & GEI Fellowship Information Session
    Work for International Environmental Law Project (IELP) or Green Energy Institute (GEI) and gain invaluable lawyering skills while earning an LL.M. degree, tuition free! Learn more about the mission and goals of IELP and GEI and the application process to be considered for a fellowship.