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  • October 18
  • January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
  • Fairy Falls
    January 15
    Reducing polluted runoff from industrial facilities continues to be one of NEDC’s highest priorities.
  • September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
  • September 5
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
  • September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
  • September 4
    Tackling the causes and impacts of global warming
  • Air
    September 4
    Fighting for clean air
  • November 2
    As sustainability becomes increasingly relevant in all academic and professional arenas, a new course offered in conjunction with the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership gives students of any major an introduction to the challenges of running a sustainable business and the laws and technicalities of sustainability in the business world.
  • May 10
    Earthrise Law Center is excited to introduce the six law clerks that will be working at the Earthrise offices in Portland and in San Francisco this summer.
  • May 9
    Read about Earthrise’s success protecting salmon from lethally hot temperatures in Oregon, our brief to the US Supreme Court regarding Waters of the United States, our legal fellow Ryan Shannon landing a job at Center for Biological Diversity and watch our new video on Zombie Permits, and getting a Forest Service fire break project dropped in southern California.
  • Earthrise Class 2016-2017
    February 28

    It’s time to apply to be a part of the Earthrise Clinic for the 2017-18 School Year! Deadline is March 24th. 

  • Bonneville Dam spillway–photo by Walter Siegmund
    May 5
    Yesterday, Earthrise and salmon won a hard fought battle when Judge Michael Simon rules the Salmon Biological Opinion utilized to operate the hydropower system on the Columbia and Snake Rivers was illegal.
  • March 17
    Read about our case to protect California Condors from Lead Ammunition, Dan Rohlf’s successful defense against a SLAPP Suit on Mt. Hood and Snow Basin Timber Sale was cancelled!
  • Meg Sheehan
    February 23

    Meg is a public interest environmental lawyer with over 30 years experience. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a Staff Attorney at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority on the Boston Harbor cleanup.  She is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School.

    She is a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts and has served on the boards of several environmental organizations including the Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Jones River Watershed Association and The Nature Conservancy/Massachusetts Chapter.

    She co-founded several campaigns, including the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Taunton River Campaign and Cape Cod Bay Watch.  She has worked on land protection and advocacy representing a wide range of citizen groups throughout the U.S.  Recognition for her work includes the Briggs Leadership Award from the Wildlands Trust and the John O’Connor Grassroots Leadership Award from Clean Water Action. She enjoys rowing, hiking, knitting and spending time with her family.

  • November 30
    Read about our exciting win against EPA regarding Ballast Water; Earthrise wins precedent setting case in Jackson County against GE Crops; Staff Growth; Save the Date for the 20 Year Anniversary Party; Year End Giving!
  • Pileated woodpecker
    August 3
    Read about our victories in the Snow Basin Timber Sale and Buffalo River cases.
  • March 17

    Daniel Mensher currently practices Complex and Environmental Litigation at Keller Rohrback in Seattle, Washington. Before joining the firm, Dan was a Clinical Professor and Staff Attorney at Earthrise Law Center. He has litigated water and waste cases across the country and is experienced in administrative rulemaking processes. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rick Haselton of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Dan is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in History, as well as holding an M.S. in Geography from University of Wisconsin. He graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School, receiving his J.D., with an Environmental Law Certificate, in 2007. He is an Executive Board Member for the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Committee as well as a Board Member for Northwest Environmental Defense Center.

  • March 17

    Alison Johnston Rue was the CEO and cofounder of InstaEDU, the largest marketplace for online tutoring, which was acquired by Chegg for $30 million in June 2014. Today, Alison is the Director of Marketing for Learning Services at Chegg. Prior to cofounding InstaEDU, she was an early team member at Box, Aardvark (acquired by Google), and Nextdoor. She also cofounded in-home tutoring company, Cardinal Scholars, which sold to CourseHero in 2012. In 2014, Alison was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Education. Alison is looking forward to helping Earthrise with business operations and marketing.

  • December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
  • September 7
    9/7/12 - On Wednesday, PEAC filed a complaint on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council demanding the US Forest Service use its authority to protect wildlife and humans from the dangers of lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona.
  • September 4
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
  • September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Tackling global warming and fighting for clean air
  • September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
  • “They took a beautiful river and buried it in concrete.”
    July 26
    PEAC filed a complaint on July 19th in the Central District of Illinois alleging long-term and serious Clean Water Act violations.
  • Liv Brumfield
    July 17
    7/17/12 - Liv Brumfield, one of PEAC’s five summer externs, writes about her experience supporting a team of attorneys in a week-long Clean Water Act trial in Wisconsin district court.



  • law-blogL&C Law School Snapshots tells the tale of students with different backgrounds, interests and observations. They blog about their unique law school experiences. Go

  • Bob Miller thumbnailRobert Miller, professor of law, blogs about issues facing indigenous communities, from education to economic development, criminal justice to casinos. Go

  • Kate Brown JD ’85, the governor of Oregon, was elected vice chair of the Western Governors’ Association. She joins incoming chair Doug Burgum, governor of North Dakota, in providing leadership for the association’s regional policy work. The Western Governors’ Association was established in 1984 to foster nonpartisan policy development, the exchange of information, and collective action on issues of critical importance to 19 Western states and 3 U.S. territories in the Pacific.

  • Tara Brock JD ’11 has joined Oceana as Pacific counsel and is based in Portland. Brock brings with her more than a decade of experience and a diverse background in ocean conservation, not only as an attorney but also through community organizing, policy expertise and advocacy, and communications outreach. Before joining Oceana, she worked for the Pew Charitable Trusts, Surfrider Foundation, M+R Strategic Services, Environment Michigan, and other organizations.

  • George Dingeldein JD ’14 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as a partner in the firm’s real estate and business law practices. With an extensive knowledge of the real estate and construction industries, Dingeldein helps clients during acquisitions, leasing, financing, contracts, and joint ventures, among other real estate matters. His approach to serving clients is based on mutual trust and guidance his relationships in the real estate market help Dingeldein position his clients for success.

  • Dean N. Alterman JD ’89 reports that following the amicable split of the partners of Folawn Alterman & Richardson into a transactional firm and a litigation firm, he has formed Alterman Law Group PC ( in downtown Portland. Alterman continues his practice in real estate, land use, and private business law.

  • Long form: University of California at Berkeley School of Law
    Short form: Berkeley Law
    Do not include Boalt Hall in the name of this school.

  • Marcus H. Chong Tim JD ’06 was recognized by the Bonneville Power Administration with one of its highest honors at the Administrator’s Excellence Awards presentation on April 17, 2019. An assistant general counsel with BPA, Chong Tim received the Exceptional Service Award for his work with BPA’s utility customers, with whom he has developed long-standing relationships built on mutual respect and collaboration. He recently led negotiations that resulted in BPA’s ability to adopt a new transmission tariff and helped put BPA on a path to achieving its long-term goals.

    Elliot Mainzer of the Bonneville Power Administration congratulates Marcus Chong Tim JD ’06, wi...Elliot Mainzer of the Bonneville Power Administration congratulates Marcus Chong Tim JD ’06, winner of a BPA Exceptional Service Award.

  • Matthew Blythe JD ’13 and Rachael Federico JD ’13 welcomed their second daughter, Shoshana Wren Blythe, on April 25, 2019. Shoshana was born in Silverton, Oregon, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She is lovingly embraced by her big sister Henia Justine Blythe.

    Shoshana Wren Blythe Shoshana Wren Blythe

  • George Dingeldein JD ’14 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as a partner in the firm’s real estate and business law practices. With extensive knowledge of the real estate and construction industries, Dingeldein helps clients during acquisitions, leasing, financing, contracts, and joint ventures, among other real estate matters. His approach to serving clients is based on mutual trust and guidance; his relationships in the real estate market help him position his clients for success.

  • Elliott P. Dale JD ’11 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP as a partner. Dale helps businesses and individuals make informed business decisions and position themselves for success. With an MBA and experience in business management and organizational leadership prior to his legal career, Dale listens, studies his clients’ needs and goals, and aims to deliver value in each interaction.

  • Nicole Schaefer JD ’14, a Portland-based family law attorney and entrepreneur, has founded Crescendo Legal, a law firm that will specialize in music, creative business, and art law. Schaefer is founder and CEO of several law-related services that include Let’s Untie the Knot, a divorce website that enables couples to control their own uncontested divorce from start to finish, as well as Your Lawyers Online, a virtual law firm of online legal providers specializing in divorce, probate, business, and animal law, and its affiliate website “Technology has changed [the legal landscape], providing clients the opportunity to shop for services when they used to just head down the street to the nearest law firm,” says Schaefer. “I want to enable and empower clients, as well as future and current professionals, to do law differently, from purchasing textbooks to finding the services that work best for them, when and how they want it.” Schaefer has certificates in animal law and criminal law and procedure and extensive experience in family court procedures, forming corporations, and estate planning. Crescendo Legal’s website at

  • Crossley, M.
    Session I
    May 28 - July 5
    Time - TBD
  • Law Professor Michael Blumm co-authored an op-ed in The Oregonian/OregonLive titled, “Oregon court ignores climate danger in youth case.” (Jan. 18, 2019)

  • Daniel Timmons JD ’12 recently moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is a staff attorney with WildEarth Guardians, a nonprofit environmental group working to protect the wild places, wild rivers, and human communities of the West. Previously, Timmons worked for two years in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, as an associate attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center. His litigation work will initially focus on halting fossil fuel development on public lands and protecting flows in the imperiled Rio Grande River. Timmons writes that it can be exhausting work, so he tries to keep himself sane and grounded by hiking, cross-country skiing, and exploring beautiful New Mexico. He has also recently begun developing a Zen meditation practice.

  • The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) and Lewis & Clark Law School, in association with, hosted 80 middle school students from St. Andrew Nativity School for a day of action.

    The Lewis & Clark Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) board members Brandon Kline, Anthony Blake, Josh Volvovic, Michelle Stowers, and Andrea Thompson and Lewis & Clark Law NBLSA board member Royce Williams organized the days events.

    During the first activity, the middle school students learned about the importance of writing personal statements for college admission. NBLSA volunteers guided students through a typical personal statement and gave suggestions about what each student could write for their own personal statement. Then, the students wrote their own personal statements and got immediate feedback from the NBLSA volunteers.

    Lunch was a big hit with the students. They got to experience a college buffet and chat with the NBLSA volunteers about life as law students.

    For the second activity, J.B. Kim, Lewis & Clark Law School’s Assistant Dean of Diversity & Academic Resources, led the students through a legal writing exercise. Students were given a fact pattern about a custody dispute and asked to write a letter to their client advising him on his chances of gaining custody. NBLSA volunteers worked closely with the students explaining the legal matters and statutes surrounding custody. The students were animated and engaged with the NBLSA volunteers.

    Everyone was sad to see the day come to an end. For more, see The Oregonian article!


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      Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar
      Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law Michael Blumm
      Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law Susan Mandiberg
      Michael Blumm, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and professor of law
      Susan Mandiberg, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and professor of law
    • Kitagawa and Johnson-Laird
      Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird Intellectual Property Faculty Scholar
      Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird Intellectual Property Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law Lydia Loren
      Lydia Loren, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird Intellectual Property Faculty Scholar and professor of law
    • Newell
      Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar
      Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law John Bogdanski
      John Bogdanski, Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar and professor of law
  • Use U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository.

    • Use the full name on first reference. On subsequent references or in the context of all three schools, use the law school.
    • Although Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College is the legal and historical name of the law school, its use is largely restricted to diplomas and stationery.
  • The names of legal cases (plaintiff and defendant) are usually italicized.

    Miranda v. Arizona
    Green v. Department of Public Welfare

    • Use board on second reference.
    • Considered singular: The Board of Visitors approves of the change.
  • Advocate

    The Advocate online is in the process of being created based on the design/function that we setup for the Chronicle. The new design resembles a modified magazine format, with some nods to the recent change in styles driven by the iPad. (Lawrence and David)

  • robb shecterRobb Shecter J.D. ’11 created while he was a law student, seeking to increase access to the legal system by publishing accessible legal content and lowering the cost of legal research. The site has grown into and now includes California codes and an archive of superseded statutes. His blog tracks updates and new features for the site. Go

  • tungyinTung Yin, professor of law, blogs about manifestations of the law in pop culture, as well as politics, sports, and local news. Go

  • Jack BogdanskiJack Bogdanski, professor of law, blogs about local and national politics, law, the arts, and culture. Go

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