April 19, 2024

Celebrating Earth Day

For Lewis & Clark Law School, Earth Day isn’t a once-a-year event—it’s a daily mission. Explore the ongoing environmental endeavors of our faculty and students:


L&C Environmental News Stories:


Nicholas Kristof Animal Agriculture’s Role in Climate Change at the Environmental Law Symposium

Lewis & Clark Law School’s 9th annual Environmental Law Spring Symposium, “Animal Agriculture and Climate Change — The Really Big Cow In The Room,” convened experts to discuss the urgent need for regulatory reform in addressing the adverse impacts of industrial animal agriculture on climate change. Nicholas Kristof, of NY Times, gave the keynote address.


Professor Lisa Benjamin's Prof. Benjamin Advocates to Establish State Obligations re: Climate Change

Professor Lisa Benjamin co-authored briefs to the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to establish state obligations around climate change as part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Clinic students supported the effort.


A canoer exploring the Buffalo National River and the unique karst geology of the area. Earthrise Filed Motion for Summary Judgment in Ozarks Logging Case

Earthrise’s team filed its Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of its client, the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) to halt the Robert’s Gap Project, a large logging project, in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests of Arkansas.


Windmills GEI Publishes Explanation of Public Utility Commission Order on HB 2021

Read a helpful explanation of the Public Utility Commission’s order concluding Oregon’s electricity decarbonization law does not require the retirement of renewable energy certificates.


Professor Michele Okoh Professor Michele Okoh’s Forgotten Waters is Top 20 Article of the Year

Professor Michele Okoh’s article, entitled Forgotten Waters and published in the Georgetown Law Journal, has been selected as one of the top twenty articles of 2023 by the Environmental Law Reporter.


20200105 171332 Revolutionizing Animal Law Education in Chile

Diego Plaza (’20, LLM, Chile) shares how he’s advancing animal law education for his Global Ambassador Project.


DSC06117 15 Years of Advancing Legal Progress for Animals

This year commemorates the 15-year anniversary of the Center for Animal Law Studies’ founding. In honor of this milestone, we reflect on the remarkable growth of animal law education since CALS opened its doors in 2008 and some of our key achievements.


Carra Sahler (middle) with Nancy Hirsh, ED of NWEC and Shanna Brownstein, NWEC Board Chair. Green Energy Institute Wins NW Energy Coalition Award

Lewis & Clark’s Green Energy Institute has been awarded the Bob Olsen Memorial Conservation Eagle Award by the NW Energy Coalition.


Portrait of an Indian elephant in the rainforest. The dense vegetation in the background is heavily blurred. Announcing the ANIMALEX Initiative

The Center for Animal Law Studies and Bond University are collaborating to make animal law educational resources freely accessible to anyone, everywhere.


Air conditioning/ Heat pump unit on the side of a home among the flowers. GEI Director Carra Sahler appears on webinar: The Road Ahead - Building Electrification and the Berkeley Decision

Watch the recording here.


Drew Baloga Earthrise Student Argues Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Drew Baloga ’24 argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Earthrise clients Earth Island Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity.