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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.

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.

Business as (un)Usual

SBLC Rural Entrepreneurs Program provides service and solutions.

Dr. Carma Corcoran named Native Hope Fellow

Dr. Corcoran’s fellowship will focus on bringing hope and healing to tribal communities impacted by incarceration.

Earthrise prevails in receiving preliminary injunction to protect old growth forests

A federal judge halted a 78-acre (31.5-hectare) commercial timber harvest in central Oregon at the request of Earthrise and on behalf of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project.

Entering Class Continues Trend of Excellence

The LSAT median jumps 4 points; 77% report they are the first lawyer in their family.

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.