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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.

First Online Animal Law LLM Now Offered

The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School launches the only online Animal Law LLM program.

23rd Annual Joyce Ann Harpole Scholarship Winner Announced

Akriti Bhargava ’22 is the recipient of the 2021 Harpole Memorial Scholarship.

Alum and Professor Receive ABA Award for Commitment to Diversity in the Law

Román D. Hernández ’00, and adjunct professor Barbara Creel received the Spirit of Excellence award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

PILP Raises Over $63K to Help Public Interest Law Students

Over 350 households attended the 30th Annual Public Interest Law Project Auction. The group raised over $63,000 to fund summer stipends for students working in public interest law.

CBLI Hosts Successful Data Mapping Event

The Center for Business Law and Innovation hosts Maitreya Jani at a February data mapping event.

Take a Summer Course at Lewis & Clark Law - From your Home

Lewis & Clark Law School is offering summer courses via distance learning for 2021!

Alum Receives Prestigious OSB Environmental Award

Susan Jane Brown ’00 was honored by the OSB ENR section on February 11, 2021.

Law Student Ellie Nicoletta Argues in Federal Court

Ellie Nicoletta ’21 argued in front of the federal district court on March 17, 2021, opposing the USDA’s motion to dismiss a case regarding the deregulation of pig slaughterhouses.

Earthrise Files Lawsuit Challenging Dams on Columbia and Snake Rivers

Earthrise Law Center filed an eighth supplemental complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon over the federal hydropower systems in the Columbia and Snake Rivers and the agencies’ failure to comply with the ESA and NEPA.

Sarah Lora Drafts Comments for ABA Section on Taxation

Sarah Lora drafted comments submitted by the ABA Section of Taxation to the Internal Revenue Service.

Student Brittany Rowe Presents in Federal Court

Law student Brittany Rowe recently had a rare opportunity: arguing in federal court in cutting-edge litigation aimed at protecting farmed animals – all part of her participation in the Animal Law Litigation Clinic.

Matthew Campa Named Wyss Scholar

Matthew Campa ’22 was selected as the fourth Wyss Scholar at 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.

ABA Calls for Negotiation of International Animal Welfare Treaty

The ABA adopted a resolution calling for the U.S. Department of State to lead the negotiation of an international convention for the protection of animals to protect public health, the environment, and animal well-being. Professor Raj Reddy co-authored the resolution.