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.

Rising Issues #18

Our latest newsletter detailing opposition to mining near Mount St. Helens, another summer of the “Tomorrow’s Advocates” program, information about upcoming events, and welcoming our new legal fellow.
2017-2018 Earthrise Class

Welcome Earthrise Class of 2017-2018!

Welcome to our Earthrise student clerks for the 2017-2018 law school year!
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!
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