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  • LC is offering two environmental law courses online this summer: Wetlands, taught by Prof. Craig Johnston, and Renewable Energy Law and Policy taught by Prof. Melissa Powers. Visitors and auditors welcome. Contact Lucy Brehm at lbrehm@lclark.edu for more

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  • March 17
    U.S. News ranks Lewis & Clark Law’s environmental law program number one in the nation for 2021.
  • November 11
    This fall, we continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Law program. While this year hasn’t gone in a direction anyone would have predicted, the Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program and our students have adapted to the new normal and continue to press forward in the ever-changing climate of 2020. We have a mix of students, faculty, and staff on-campus or at-home, taking classes, teaching, and working. We’re pleased that our program continues to evolve, in part due to our expanding online offerings, and we are looking forward to the next 50 years.
  • October 30

    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.

  • October 30
    Lewis & Clark Law School is the recipient of a bequest from John E. Diehl who was an active environmentalist in Washington. The Diehl bequest supports a fellowship program for Lewis & Clark law school graduates who are planning to work in public interest environmental law. The bequest specified a preference for graduates who are “dedicated to resource conservation, wilderness and wildlife habitat and preservation, or human population stabilization.” Recipients will be designated “Diehl Environmental Law Fellows.”
  • Mother Elephant and Calf grazing at Amboseli with Kilimanjaro
    October 7
    Combining its nationally recognized expertise in environmental law and animal law, Lewis & Clark Law School announced the creation of the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment (the “Alliance”). The Alliance is a champion for wild animals and wild spaces across the globe, working to protect animals and the environment through the development, implementation, and enforcement of international law. Law students (JD and LLM) actively participate in the work through two clinics within the Alliance.
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    October 30
    Prof. Dan Rohlf is a coauthor of a recent article in BioScience critiquing the US government’s proposal to remove the gray wolf from the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act on the basis of a claim that the statute permits a species to be declared recovered given the existence of a single presently secure population.
  • October 28
    LC’s Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment (“the Alliance” - formerly IELP) worked with the ABA to produce a handbook analyzing legal tools to combat illegal wildlife trafficking in Latin America. In addition to writing the chapter on Bolivia, the Alliance helped the ABA think through the overall approach and priority topics.
  • October 19
    Lewis & Clark’s environmental law program honored several alumni on October 13, 2020, in a virtual event.
  • September 14
    Lewis & Clark Law School’s LLM alum, Nawneet Vibhaw, class of 2010, has been recognized as one of the 40 top lawyers under the age of 40 by BW Legal World (India). Nawneet is now a Partner at one of India’s largest law firms, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
  • Jacqueline O’Keefe firefighter
    September 2
    Jacqueline O’Keefe (3L), shared with us her experience as a firefighter, and clerking this summer for a federal judge.
  • Allegheny National Forest. Photo by Ryan Talbott
    August 5
    Several Lewis & Clark Law alums, Ryan Talbott, Derek Teaney, and Ben Luckett, played important roles in a recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals case, Allegheny Defense Project v Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), overturning 50 years of precedent. Ellen Gilmer, is the journalist who wrote a Bloomberg article analyzing the court’s decision.
  • Maddy Munson
    February 19
    Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Maddy Munson ’21 is the third Wyss Scholar to be selected from the law school. The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable organization dedicated to western public lands issues, and its Scholars Program supports graduate-level education for the next generation of leaders in western land conservation.
  • David Marin Cortes (LLM alum) update
    January 6
    David Marín Cortés (LLM ’15) is the first Executive Director of the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM) under the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) between the United States and Colombia.
  • LC Law School in sunshine
    September 11
    Lewis & Clark Law School received a charitable bequest totaling $3.7 million to support public interest environmental law. The bequest, from Washington environmental activist John E. Diehl, is the second-largest single gift ever made to the law school.
  • Hannah Clements, 2L, NEDC Law Clerk and Wyss Scholar
    February 12

    Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Hannah Clements ’20 is the second Wyss Scholar to be selected from the law school. The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable organization dedicated to western public lands issues, and its Scholars Program supports graduate-level education for the next generation of leaders in western land conservation.

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