Training Climate Change Leaders for the Next 50 Years

In 1970, Lewis & Clark Law School became one of the first law schools to develop a curriculum focused on environmental, natural resources, and energy law. Now, the school is centering its work on one of the greatest challenges of the next 50 years: climate change. Our clinics, faculty and students are actively advocating for actions that support a healthier climate.

In 1970, Lewis & Clark Law School became one of the first law schools to develop a curriculum focused on environmental, natural resources, and energy law. Now, the school is centering its work on one of the greatest challenges of the next 50 years: climate change.

Donors ensure that we continue to train tomorrow’s leaders, shaping the future of our planet.

We are proud of our impact, as students past and present use their training and knowledge to bring about policies and practices to halt the worsening global crisis.

We are proud of our faculty, recognized nationally for their expertise, and of our program—one of the most robust in the country.

And we are proud to offer the unique combination of practical training opportunities in litigation, policy making, and global collaborations to protect natural resources, clean air, clean water, wildlife, and wildlands in the United States and around the world.

Donor gifts in the form of scholarships, endowed professorships, and direct program funding have an outsized impact not only on the law school and its students, but also on the world.

#1 in Environmental Law—Again

U.S. News & World Report ranks the law school’s Environmental Law Program the best* in the country for 2022, continuing Lewis & Clark’s record of taking the first or second spot in the rankings for the last 25 years.

Clinics

Earthrise, Green Energy Institute, and Global Law Alliance news.

Student Recognition

The students mentioned received support through one or more of the following scholarships: the Dean’s Scholarship, Steven Manas Memorial Scholarship, Trillium Grant, and the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust Annual Scholarship - Law.

Events

Students and alumni mentioned in this article received support through one or more of the following scholarships: the Dean’s Scholarship and Harpole Memorial Scholarship.