News and Events
- NEWSThe International Law Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Akriti Bhargava, 3L, as International Law Research Fellow for the 2021-22 academic year.Alum argues in the Court of International Trade to protect 57 remaining Māui dolphins.
Established through the generosity of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, the International Law Writing Award program provides a $2,500 stipend for the best research paper written in the past year by a Lewis & Clark JD student on any topic in private or public international law, and a $1,000 stipend for the second best paper.Alum Scott Kerin ’96 has recently been acknowledged for his work at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest combatting human trafficking.The International Law Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Amreen Bhasin, 3L, as International Law Research Fellow for the 2020-21 academic year.The 2020 Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) International Law Writing Awards winners are Adriana Gomez and Brittaney Bones. Established through the generosity of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, the Lewis & Clark Law School award program provides a $2,500 stipend for the best research paper written in the past year by a Lewis & Clark JD student on any topic in international or comparative law, and a $1,000 stipend for the second best paper.Professor Chris Wold has played a vital role as a legal advisor to the Convention on Migratory Species’ (CMS) since 2014, advising on voting and other procedures as well as drafting resolutions designed to protect migratory animals. This February, Wold was in India as an advisor to CMS at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP).On March 9, 2020, Lewis & Clark’s International Law Program hosted Professor Elizabeth Kirk to give the International Distinguished Visitor’s Lecture. Professor Kirk is Global Chair of Global Governance and Ecological Justice at the University of Lincoln. Professor Kirk’s talk was on ‘The Case for a Plastics Treaty’.
Nick Fromherz, staff attorney at LC’s International Env Law Project, speaks to enviro prosecutors in PeruOn March 10, Nick Fromherz, staff attorney and adjunct professor for Lewis & Clark’s International Environmental Law Project, spoke with approximately 100 environmental prosecutors in Lima, Peru. Fromherz was the lead speaker in a session focused on illegal fishing and fisheries crime.
On March 6, 2020, Lewis & Clark’s International Law Program and Center for Business Law & Innovation (CBLI) hosted a conference on Importing and Exporting Amid a Trade War: Tariffs, Export Control, and SanctionsLewis & Clark’s Center for Business Law and Innovation and the International Law Program are holding a half-day symposium titled Importing and Exporting Amid a Trade War: Tariffs, Export Control, and Sanctions. The event will be held at the Lewis and Clark Campus on March 6, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a reception following.
Lewis & Clark Celebrates 50 years of Environmental Law, 1970 - 2020
Lewis & Clark Law School was one of the first law schools to create an environmental law program. Today, celebrating a 50-year milestone, it is one of the most robust programs in the nation and has consistently been ranked by U.S. News as the Number 1 or 2 environmental law program in the nation.Lewis & Clark Law School and the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) are hosting the first webinar in the GNHRE webinar series on February 10, 2020 at 11:00a.m. EST on “The Outcomes of COP25-Implications for the Climate Vulnerable.”Lewis & Clark offers a plethora of externship opportunities, including those that provide academic credits and a carefully supervised, well-crafted work experience. They are part of many law students’ practical training and can be done internationally.
Past EventsFebruary 3, 2021
The 2021 Distinguished International Law Visitor is Philippe Sands, Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals, University College London, University of London. He will speak about the flight of Nazis from Germany to Argentina, as well as the origins of the legal concepts of genocide and crimes against humanity.January 22, 2021Join this Zoom session with our partner Santa Clara University’s Center for Global Law & Policy to learn about their nine Study Abroad Programs, which they plan to offer in Summer 2021.March 6, 2020Leading practitioners from around the country will explore issues of pressing concern to any company involved in international trade, as well as to their lawyers.