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Law Centers and Institutes

Center for Animal Law Studies

The Center for Animal Law Studies is both a think tank and training ground for students interested in the broad spectrum that is Animal Law. Since 1992, Lewis & Clark has led American law schools in developing this emerging field of scholarship and advocacy. The Center builds on that strength and provides the resources and framework within which scholars and practitioners can continue to grow this legal specialty. Visit CALS

Green Energy Institute

The Green Energy Institute works to develop new strategies to promote renewable energy. Committed to the goal of mitigating climate change through complete decarbonization of the United States electricity sector, the Green Energy Institute works at regional, state, and local levels to develop innovative policy incentives for renewable energy. Visit GEI

National Crime Victim Law Institute

The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) actively promotes balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim-centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.  The Institute was founded at the law school, and is still closely linked to the school through the Crime Victim Litigation Clinic

Center for Business Law and Innovation

The Center for Business Law and Innovation provides law students with business law training along with practical opportunities and connections with the Oregon business community.