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#1 in Environmental Law - Again

U.S. News ranks Lewis & Clark Law’s environmental law program number one in the nation for 2022. Plus, we have nationally recognized programs in Animal Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law and Public Interest Law.

Professor Lisa Benjamin: Recipient of the Huffman Scholarship Award

The annual Huffman Scholarship Award recognizes outstanding faculty scholarship.

Environmental Law’s 50th Anniversary Event: An Evening With Sally Jewell

Former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will share her thoughts on addressing climate change, and how we can be better advocates.

Professor Receives Oregon State Bar’s Highest Honor

Aliza Kaplan, Professor of Lawyering and Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School, received the Oregon State Bar’s highest honor, the Award of Merit.

Environmental Law offers Master of Studies in Law Online Fall 2021

The Master of Studies (MSL) degree in Environmental Law, for non-lawyers, is now offered online.

Environmental Law Alum Addresses Housing, Development Issues in California

Mitch Tsai, ’10, says his firm can’t keep up with public interest demands
from California’s housing affordability crisis and greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Alum Writes Briefs and Presents Oral Argument; Federal District Court Rules in Favor

Michael Benjamin Smith ’21 presented oral argument in an Earthrise lawsuit involving aquatic species and mercury pollution in Idaho, and the Judge ruled in his favor.

GEI Advises OR: How to Reduce Emissions and Help Communities

GEI Staff Attorney Amy Schlusser is one of 34 individuals advising the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as it develops regulations to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In Memory of Emeritus Law Professor Ronald B Lansing

Dedicated Emeritus Professor of Law Ron Lansing passed away May 2021. A memorial service and celebration of life was held August 28 at the law school.

Save the Māui Dolphins: Earthrise Legal Fellow Delivers Oral Argument

Alum argues in the Court of International Trade to protect 57 remaining Māui dolphins.

Lewis and Clark Law Review continues to jump in Washington & Lee Journal rankings

After a challenging year during the pandemic, Lewis & Clark Law Reviewhas persevered and risen in the Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings to be in the top 50.

Criminal Reform Justice Clinic Successfully Champions Legislation

Senate Bill 819 establishes a procedure where a district attorney and a person convicted of a felony may jointly petition the sentencing court for reconsideration of their conviction and/or sentence.

Criminal Justice Reform Clinic removes barriers for incarcerated individuals

CJRC’s Parole Project represents incarcerated individuals in their parole hearings, and is engaged in a data project that will inform ways to strengthen the parole release system.

Alum wins a groundbreaking decision

Emily Christiansen (’12), with other attorneys, recently won the decision in an international mass arbitration case against the Republic of Cyprus.

Alum Sybil Hebb Receives Public Interest Law Award

Alum Sybil Hebb, who advocates to remove barriers to justice, recently received the Larry K Amburgey Award for Commitment to Public Interest Law.