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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.

National Fellowship Recipient to help Agricultural Workers In Oregon

Jessical Olave ’23 is one of 35 Equal Justice Works Student Fellows selected to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities

Alum Recognized for her Work with Immigrant Taxpayers

Rebecca Richman,’19, who tragically passed away in the fall of 2019, was recognized in a Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) story for her work helping immigrant families while a clinic student with the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).

2021 Davis Wright Tremaine International Law Writing Competition Winners Announced

Established through the generosity of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, the International Law Writing Award program provides a $2,500 stipend for the best research paper written in the past year by a Lewis & Clark JD student on any topic in private or public international law, and a $1,000 stipend for the second best paper.

ABA Journal Features Animal Law Director in Work to Prevent Pandemics

As a “member who inspires,” Professor Rajesh Reddy was featured in the national American Bar Association Journal for his work to prevent zoonotic disease through international agreements to protect animals.

Jeffrey Jones Named 2021 Leo Levenson Professor Posthumously

The legacy of Professor Jeffrey Jones expands with the 2021 Leo Levenson Award and the first annual student “Nicely Done” award.

National Publications Feature Professor on Supreme Court Decision

National news outlets including SOCTUSBlog and Slate featured Prof Jim Oleske’s comments on how the Supreme Court addressed religious exemption claims in litigation challenging COVID regulations.

Then and Now: One Woman’s Awakening in Law and Politics

A wonderful story by Judge Susie L. Norby (’90) about her journey and legal career, and a good lesson on perseverance too.

Jessica Chapman Receives Inaugural Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate Award

The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School named Jessica Chapman as the inaugural Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate. This award is given in memory of Florence Kaufelt, a lifelong friend of animals, to a graduate of our Animal Law LLM Program.

National Geographic Whistleblower Story Quotes Professor

Clinical Professor Erica Lyman was quoted as a legal expert in a National Geographic article regarding an oil and gas project that threatens endangered animals and the environment in Africa.

Professor Lisa Benjamin’s New Book Looks at Corporations’ Responses to Climate Change

Professor Lisa Benjamin recently published a book about the interaction between climate action and corporate law.

Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 Selected for Prestigious Fellowship to Provide Juvenile Justice Legal Services in Oregon

Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 received a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship for the next two years to work with CJRC on improving juvenile justice.

Cornelius Honors Society Inducts New Members for 2021

The Cornelius Honors Society inducts 34 new members from the Class of 2021.

2021 Lezak Legacy Fellows Announced

The Lezak Steering Committee announced the four law students who will be receiving summer stipends for their work in nonprofit and government jobs this year.

Jessie Gittemeier ’22 is New Youth Commissioner for Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission

Law student Jessie Gittemeier ’22 was appointed to serve a two-year term as Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission’s Youth Commissioner.