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November 15th, 2016

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons: James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center

    Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons will present the 2016 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. Mr. Fitzsimons is a natural resources, oil and gas and water law attorney and third-generation South Texas rancher. Mr. Fitzsimons is a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Lewis & Clark College, and the University of Texas School of Law. He practices with the law firm of Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC, in San Antonio, Texas.

October 19th, 2016

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Prof. Dan Esty, Distinguished Natural Resources Law Visitor, to give public lecture October 19

    On October 18 and 19, we will welcome Yale Law Professor Dan Esty as our annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Esty will sit in on classes, lead our LLM seminar, meet with students, and deliver a lecture the evening of October 19 at the law school titled: “From 20th Century Environmental Protection to 21st Century Sustainability: Evolving Law and Policy.” 

October 7th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Innovating Corporate Social Responsibility: From the Local to the Global
    This forum will explore the latest legal and contractual innovations for promoting corporate social responsibility, from cutting-edge company and community practices to new or emerging laws and standards.  Leading scholars, practitioners, and in-house counsel will consider new contractual devices for achieving labor and environmental standards in global supply chains; local fracking ordinances, Good Neighbor Agreements, and other ways that local communities are influencing corporate behavior; newly-imposed obligations for companies to disclose environmental and social risks; and international treaties and standards that are increasingly shaping domestic laws and corporate policies.

April 8th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Environmental Law Symposium: Waters of the United States

    This one day environmental law symposium will bring together legal scholars, practitioners, and students to discuss and analyze new rules for jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Academic papers will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal.

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March 2nd, 2016

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Kevin Minoli (’00), Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. EPA, presentation
    Kevin S. Minoli (’00) is the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). In that role, he serves as the agency’s top career attorney, and has the responsibility for managing the operations of the Office of General Counsel (OGC). Kevin will speak on “Texts, Spies, and Lack of Surveillance Tape: The Work I Do Every Day to Protect the Environment” on March 2nd,  in Wood Hall Classroom 8, starting at 12:10 pm.

February 5th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:10pm - 1:10pm: US DOJ Environmental & Natural Resources Division: Info Session
    Attorney Patricia McKenna, in Portland to conduct interviews as part of the NW Public Service Career Fair, will share information about the work of their office and how students can gain amazing hands-on experience as externs during the summer or academic semesters.

November 4th, 2015

October 8th, 2015

  • Image preview 5:30pm: NRLI Law Distinguished Visitor Lecture featuring Professor Rena Steinzor
    Lewis & Clark Law School welcomes Rena Steinzor, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a founder and past president of the Center for Progressive Reform, as its 28th annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. 

    Professor Steinzor will spend three days on campus attending classes and meeting students, and presenting a public lecture entitled “How White Collar Criminal Enforcement Can Save the Environment” to the law school community on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend the lecture.

April 21st, 2015

  • Image preview 10:00am - 11:30am: Realizing Indigenous Rights in Domestic Law
    Realizing International Indigenous Rights in Domestic Law: A Panel Discussion and Webinar Sponsored by Lewis & Clark Law School and the American Society of International Law’s Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group

April 10th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Developments in the Public Trust

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

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