News From the Law School

#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.

Lewis & Clark Law Student Published in Harvard Law Review

Law student Monet Gonnerman’s article, “To the States: Reflections on Jones v. Mississippi,” was published in Harvard Law Review.

Professor Charlie Martel Joins Lewis & Clark Lawyering Faculty

Professor Charlie Martel joins the faculty as assistant professor of lawyering for the fall 2022, bringing a rich background in the law and human rights.

Lewis & Clark Law Hosts National NALSA Writing Competition

This year’s theme: Innovation in Indigenous Sovereignty and Independence.

Professor Michele Okoh Joins Lewis & Clark Law Faculty

Professor Michele Okoh, with experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, will be teaching criminal law in the fall. Her scholarly research examines the intersection of criminal justice, environmental justice and public health.

Master of Studies in Animal Law Degree Launched

The Master of Studies (MSL) in Animal Law degree for non-lawyers is the first of its kind in the U.S. The first cohort of students is planned for Fall 2022, pending American Bar Association acquiescence.

Missing: Judicial Emphasis on the Human Rights of Girls Violated by International Crimes

Lewis & Clark Law visiting professor highlights the need for better legal advocacy prosecuting and convicting international crimes against girls—as children and as women—to promote equality in rights and reparations.

Professor Joins Lewis & Clark Law School and its Center for Business Law and Innovation

Experienced in law and technology, patent law, business law, and property, Professor Tabrez Ebrahim is a welcome addition to the Lewis & Clark faculty.

Green Energy Institute Attorney Appointed to Oregon Commission

Amy Schlusser JD ’13 LLM ’14 is named as commissioner with the influential state environmental body that oversees the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Connecting Human Trafficking and Commercial Fishing

Professor Chris Wold’s report has global repercussions as it uncovers how large international fishing vessels confine workers onboard with no way to leave.

Lewis & Clark Law Reviews Publish New Volumes

Three law reviews for animal law, environmental law, and multi-subject publish compelling editions.

Post COP26: Outcomes for Climate Justice Discussed Nov. 18

Professors Benjamin and Powers join others to discuss goals for climate action and how COP26 outcomes delivered on promises made.

Local Bar Association Fellows at Lewis & Clark Announced

Five 1Ls named as Multnomah Bar Association 2021-22 Fellows to diversify the Oregon Bar.

Announcing: The Joyce Tischler Scholarship for Animal Law Education is established by the International Society for Animal Rights

The International Society for Animal Rights has generously established the Joyce Tischler Scholarship for Animal Law Education in honor of Professor Tischler’s groundbreaking contributions to establish and develop the field of animal law.

Lezak Fellowship Changes Name to Reflect Social Justice Commitment

The change better emphasizes Fellowship goals and Fellows’ focus.