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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Summer Seminar for International Lawyers and Judges

To help international LL.M. students, Master of Studies students, and visiting scholars with the complexity of learning advanced concepts in a United States law school, Lewis & Clark has developed a two-week Introduction to U.S. Environmental Law and Legal Study seminar that begins in August before the start of the academic year. This seminar includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and provides 2 credits of the 28 credits required for an international LL.M. in environmental and natural resources law.

Topics covered in the seminar include a basic introduction to the U.S. legal and governmental system, an overview of the U.S. environmental and natural resource laws, and workshops on legal research and writing, study techniques, and exam taking. This seminar is mandatory for all international LL.M. students, Master of Studies students, and visiting scholars who did not receive an undergraduate or law degree in a common law country, and is highly recommended for international LL.M. students from common law countries as well.

Information about the summer seminar syllabus is available in late spring. Any questions may be directed to:

Lucy Brehm
Assistant Director, Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Program
(503) 768-6882
lbrehm@lclark.edu