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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Wyss Scholars Program Application now available (Deadline: January 15)

November 27, 2017

Announcement to 2L Students

The Wyss Scholars Program for the Conservation of the American West

Application Deadline January 15, 2019

Application available here.

Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the newest graduate programs - and first law schools -  to participate in the Wyss Scholars Program.  Funded by the Wyss Foundation, a private, charitable foundation dedicated to land conservation in the Intermountain West, the Wyss Scholars Program seeks to identify and support a new generation of leaders focused on western land conservation issues. The selected Lewis & Clark Scholar will receive financial support during their 2L summer, 3L year and post-graduation.  

Applications are available to second year law students currently enrolled at, and planning to graduate from, Lewis & Clark Law School and who are committed to careers as conservationists of western land with a federal, state or tribal land management agency or a non-profit conservation group working in the defined region (see below).  One Wyss Scholar will be selected from Lewis & Clark Law School on the basis of their leadership potential and academic strength and their commitment to furthering land conservation in the Intermountain West. 

Application Eligibility:

Applicants must be matriculated J.D. degree candidates in their second year at Lewis & Clark Law School with United States citizenship or permanent residency status. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in a summer job following their 2L year and a post-graduate position with a federal or state land management agency or a non-profit conservation group with focus on the Intermountain West defined as Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The selection committee will also consider relevant current and planned coursework and past and planned experiences in land conservation. 

Top grades are a requirement.  Eligible candidates must not have any grade lower than a B-. Financial need will also be considered. 

December 14, 2018 Deadline for submitting email indicating intent to apply to Janice Weis, Associate Dean & Director, Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law Program at

January 15, 2019 Submit application materials via a single PDF document to Wyss Scholar Selection Committee at

Application available here.

For more information:

Janice Weis, Associate Dean & Director, Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law Program
(503) 768-6649


Kelly Novahom, Program Coordinator, Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law Program
(503) 768-6784