2017-2018 Earthrise Class

Welcome Earthrise Class of 2017-2018!

Welcome to our Earthrise student clerks for the 2017-2018 law school year!
Zeslie Zablan, Alix Soliman, Ross Stansberry, Cooper Rodgers

Summer Interns at Earthrise

Earthrise had another great summer with three clerks who were able to get hands on experience working on ongoing litigation.
Sangye Ince-Johannsen (center) is our first summer clerk to work at our San Francisco office as p...

From Our First Summer Clerk in San Francisco

Summer Clerk Sangye Ince-Johansen discusses his time  working for Earthrise with staff attorney Nina Robertson at our new San Francisco office.

Craig Johnston Steps Down as Director of Earthrise

Professor Craig Johnston has stepped down as director of Earthrise law center, passing on the role to attorneys Allison LaPlante and Tom Buchele. As one of the original founders of the clinic, Craig’s leadership has been a great benefit to Lewis & Clark law school, the students, and the planet.

Introducing Earthrise’s 2017 Summer Clerks

Earthrise Law Center is excited to introduce the six law clerks that will be working at the Earthrise offices in Portland and in San Francisco this summer.
Ryan Shannon, and his girlfriend Erin, at Earthrise's 20th Anniversary Party

Earthrise Legal Fellow Says Farewell

Founders Legacy Legal Fellow, Ryan Shannon, leaves Earthrise Law Center and moves on to a great position as Staff Attorney at Center for Biological Diversity. We’ll miss him, but he’s not going far.
Samantha Murray '03

“Around the Pier” with Samantha Murray

Murray is the new executive director of the Biodiversity Masters program at UCSD’s Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She is an Earthrise alumni from 2003. 
Earthrise Class 2016-2017

Earthrise Clinic Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017

It’s time to apply to be a part of the Earthrise Clinic for the 2017-18 School Year! Deadline is March 24th. 

Beatles themed potluck from last summer.

Summer Clerkship Applications Now Being Accepted

2Ls (or anyone with 32 credits) can apply from now until December 2nd, 2016 by 5pm to work with Earthrise this summer as a Tomorrow’s Advocate. The Tomorrow’s Advocates program enables select Lewis & Clark law students to clerk for 10 weeks during the summer months as externs or paid interns. 1L’s will be able to apply in January 2017.
Front row, l to r: Tessa Chillemi, Katrina Krebs, Morgan Staric, Hannah Lew, Haley Scavone and Be...

Meet the 2016-2017 Earthrise Class

Meet the students of the 2016-2017 Earthrise Class. They are already hard at work on cases involving a methanol pipeline, timber sales and water quality issues.

Summer Extern Chillemi Joins Attorney Rohlf at the Table for Oral Argument on Cormorant Culling on the Columbia River

Earthrise Attorney and Professor Dan Rohlf and Summer Extern Tessa Chillemi gave oral argument Wednesday in front of Judge Simon of the Federal District Court of Oregon.

Earthrise Summer Extern Scores Clerkship with her Writing Skills

Congratulations to Earthrise summer clerk, Julia Fraser as she begins her new litigation clerkship!

Travel Log Part 2: Dan Rohlf Teaches Environmental Law in South Korea for the Summer

Teaching in Korea: Installment 2 Attorney and Earthrise Faculty Dan Rohlf teaches a three-week summer school class, Comparative Environmental Law, at Kangwon National University Law School in Chuncheon, South Korea.

For Fly-Fisher Mark Tuai, Environmentalism and Sport Inextricably Intertwined

Mark Tuai gains real world experience being around a team of extraordinary attorneys dedicated to improving the environment.

Travel Log Part 1: Dan Rohlf Teaches Environmental Law in South Korea for the Summer

Teaching in Korea: Installment 1 Attorney and Earthrise Faculty Dan Rohlf teaches a three-week summer school class, Comparative Environmental Law, at Kangwon National University Law School in Chuncheon, South Korea.

Immersion this Summer Gives Chillemi an Advantage for Fall Semester

Legal Clerk, Tessa Chillemi (Class of 2018), shares her experiences with Earthrise this summer.
Jordan Schoonover

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Schoonover

Jordan Schoonover ’14 is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School. We recently asked her about her time here at Earthrise and how her experience shaped her career.
Earthrise Class of 2015-2016

Meet 2015-2016 Earthrise Clinic Students

Meet the students of Earthrise, Class of 2015-2016.

Environmental law program receives top U.S. News ranking

Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental Law Program tied for No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 annual rankings of law schools. The ranking was produced through a survey of faculty from across the country teaching in the environmental law field.

Rising Issues #5 Fall 2013

10/30/13 - Federal laws are for the birds…and the national rivers! Read about our work protecting national treasures in our latest newsletter.

Meet 2013-2014 Earthrise Clinic Students

10/29/13 - Earthrise’s 2013-2014 Clinic is our largest cohort of students to date, already deeply involved in hands-on learning and litigating.
Ryan Shannon and friend on Davidson glacier outsider Skagway Alaska.

An Alaskan summer of a lifetime for LC law student Ryan Shannon..

9/10/13 - Ryan Shannon, an LC Law student currently in the Earthrise clinic, recently shared his summer experience working for Trustees of Alaska in Anchorage. He credits the environmental law program, NEDC and PILP for an amazing opportunity.

Rising Issues #4 Summer 2013

8/23/13 - Read the summer edition of our newsletter, Rising Issues, featuring our latest achievements, our summer externs, staff transitions at Earthrise, and more!

Real World Litigation

Third-year student Nick Lawton describes his experience arguing a summary judgement motion in federal court for Earthrise Law Center.
Earthrise 2013 summer externs: Sara Blankenship, Molly Bisulca, Jaime Jones, Joanna Lau, and Moon...

Earthrise Summer Externs Learn By Doing…a Lot!

Once again, we had an outstanding cohort of externs this summer. Externs work full-time during the summer term, earn credit hours, and gain hands-on experiential education working closely with attorney supervisors, all while helping our clients win gains for the environment.
Sara Blankenship, Molly Bisulca, Jaime Jones, Joanna Lau, and Moon Kim

Meet the 2013 Earthrise Summer Externs

7/26/13 - Earthrise summer externs work full-time with us during the summer term, gaining experiential education while helping our clients win gains for the environment.

Earthrise Clients Win SLAPP Suit in Federal Court

7/24/13 - In an opinion released Monday, a federal judge in Portland ruled in favor of the defendants in a case that had all the earmarks of a classic SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation).

Rising Issues #3 Spring 2013

5/29/13 - Read the spring 2013 issue of our newsletter, featuring our alumni who protect the environment in the governmental sector!
Dean Robert Klonoff presents awards to Environmental Moot Court Advocate of the Year competitors ...

Lewis & Clark Environmental Moot Court Shines

4/29/13 - April 4th marked the inaugural event of the new Lewis & Clark Law School Environmental Moot Court Advocate of the Year competition. Earthrise students shined!
Earthrise Law Center Staff 2012

Earthrise Featured in Chronicle Magazine

2/25/13 - “Earthrise Law Center: Big Name, Bigger Mission” is the title of the Lewis & Clark Chronicle Magazine article about Earthrise’s work and organizational growth.

Rising Issues #2 Winter 2013

2/14/13 - Read our winter newsletter, highlighting Earthrise students’ roles in Supreme Court briefing and in an herbicide case in eastern Oregon, plus more.
Professor Dan Rohlf

Prof. Dan Rohlf Shares Award with Law School

Earthrise Law Center co-founder, professor, and of counsel attorney Dan Rohlf received the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman award. Dan turned around and contributed half of the award to a student leadership prize.

Earthrise Alum Leads Charge Against Pipelines

11/14/12 - Earthrise alum Lori Ann Burd ’09 spoke on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation on two panels at a recent American Bar Association meeting of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Earthrise Law Center’s Fall 2012 Clinic

11/12/12 - Meet the wonderful law clerks of Earthrise Law Center’s Fall 2012 Clinic.

Rising Issues #1 Fall 2012

11/2/12 - Read our latest newsletter, with updates on our work in Arizona, New Jersey, and more.
Karen Coulter of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project and Liv Brumfield, Earthrise Extern

Earthrise Summer Externs See the Real Oregon

10/19/12 - Liv Brumfield, Earthrise summer extern 2012, writes about the externs’ field trip to Ochoco National Forest in Eastern Oregon where they got a taste of the real-world impacts of environmental law.

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Summer Newsletter

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Summer Newsletter
Aubrey Baldwin picnics with Korean law students at Soyang Lake

Professor Aubrey Baldwin Receives Warm Welcome at Kangwon Law School in Korea

7/30/12 - Aubrey Baldwin, clinical professor of law and staff attorney at the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (PEAC), spent three weeks in Korea this summer teaching Comparative Environmental Law at Kangwon National University School of Law in the city of Chuncheon (about an hour from Seoul).
Liv Brumfield

Earthrise Summer Law Clerk Gains Trial Experience

7/17/12 - Liv Brumfield, one of Earthrise’s five summer externs, writes about her experience supporting a team of attorneys in a week-long Clean Water Act trial in Wisconsin district court.
Professor Melissa Powers

Professor Melissa Powers wins 2012 Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching

Spotlight on Environmental Law Professor and former PEAC professor, Melissa Powers, winner of the 2012 Levenson award for excellence in teaching.
Bull Trout

Earthrise/PEAC Summer 2012 Newsletter

5/31/12 - Read up on the latest at Earthrise (formerly PEAC), including the Oregon temperature water quality standards victory, clinical experiences of our students, and collaboration with India.

Law school surges in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Lewis & Clark Law School jumped nine places to 58th in the U.S. News & World Report 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Lewis & Clark is also ranked one of the top 15 law schools in the western United States.
Kathryn Walter

PEAC Student Presents Report on Oregon Invasive Species

2/28/12 - PEAC student Kathryn Walter presented a report to the Oregon Invasive Species Council. The report offered recommendations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species.

PEAC Fall 2011 Newsletter

Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.

PEAC Class of 2011-2012

PEAC offers hands-on opportunities for law students to be involved in real-world practical advocacy at a level unmatched by clinical programs around the nation.
Pictured from left to right: Rochelle Martinsson, Jessica Gallagher, and Aurelia Erickson

PEAC Welcomes Summer 2011 Law Clerks

Rochelle Martinsson, Jessica Gallagher, and Aurelia Erickson serve as PEAC’s summer law clerks.
Jessica Johnson J.D. '11

Multimedia: Environmental law clinics offer students local and global litigation experience

Multimedia: Environmental law clinics offer students local and global litigation experience

Earthrise: On Video

Earthrise faculty and staff discuss our work, mission, and the real-world positive change that we help bring about.
Marcel Gesmundo, Tara Gallagher, Amy Van Saun, Bobbie Traverso Estes, Dennis Mooney, John Krallma...

PEAC Class of 2011

PEAC offers hands-on opportunities for law students to be involved in real-world practical advocacy at a level unmatched by clinical programs around the nation.