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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Environmental Law Program welcomes visiting scholars from across the globe

January 11, 2019

  • Juliana Zuluaga Madrid is a doctoral student from Colombia researching “Access to Environmental Information from the Private Sector under International, European and Comparative Law” with a special focus on Colombia and the United States.
  • Amir Saed Vakil teaches International Trade Law, International Economic Law, and Peace Settlement of Disputes at the University of Tehran in Iran.

This past year, the Environmental Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School has welcomed attorneys, scholars, and visiting professors and lecturers from around the world.

In early summer and fall of 2018, the Environmental Law Faculty and Staff welcomed Inhwan Jun and Amir Saed Vakil. Inhwan is currently pursuing his doctorate and works as an attorney at Kim & Chang, the largest law firm in Korea. Amir teaches International Trade Law, International Economic Law, and Peace Settlement of Disputes at the University of Tehran in Iran. Both Inhwan and Amir sat in on summer and fall courses, conducted extensive research and writing, taking full advantage of the depth of resources we have at the Boley Law Library, including our knowledgeable and ever congenial Boley Law Staff Librarians.

In mid-late fall, the Environmental Law Program was honored to host two other scholars, Juliana Zuluaga Madrid and Eugenio Caliceti. Eugenio Caliceti is a post doctorate and lecturer at the University of Trento in Italy, focusing his research on comparative perspectives of how the principles of sustainable development affect legal systems. Juliana Zuluaga Madrid is a doctoral student from Colombia researching “Access to Environmental Information from the Private Sector under International, European and Comparative Law” with a special focus on Colombia and the United States. She attended various lectures and seminars including the annual Environmental Law Distinguished Visitor Lecture, and the James L. Huffman Lecture. Her visit culminated in a colloquium with environmental law faculty on her most recent research findings.

Reflecting on her experience at Lewis & Clark, she notes: “I was truly amazed at the availability of academic resources in the field of environmental law and the numerous opportunities for discussions on the most current topics. I also appreciated the openness and interest of faculty members and university personnel to facilitate my research visit, especially to allow a specific setting (the faculty colloquium) to share some of my findings and receive feedback. It was one of the most rewarding experiences in my academic career and it helped me a lot to make significant progress in my dissertation. The school environment was highly stimulating and I absolutely loved Portland for its diverse and relaxed vibe. I hope I can visit again sometime soon. “

Next fall, we will welcome Vidya Jacob, a Fulbright scholar from National Law School of India University in Bangalore, with an interest in climate change issues. Her research proposal is titled: “Formulating a Policy on Climate Change for Climate Justice in India - A comparison with the United States of America.”