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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Environmental Law

Welcome! Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon is an amazing place to study environmental law, natural resources law, and energy law. Our environmental law program and center is considered one of the top environmental law programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report. Check out our certificate programs, the LL.M. in Environmental Law,  and we are are planning to offer a 100 % online LLM program to start in fall 2019 (pending ABA acquiescence), our Master of Studies in Environmental Law (for non-lawyers), and the “GreenFlash” below, and you will see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Please contact us at if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!


GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program



  • Professor Lisa Benjamin
    Professor Benjamin is a globally recognized expert and scholar in energy, climate change, and corporate law—particularly as they intersect—and her expertise will allow Lewis & Clark to expand its curriculum, scholarship, and impact in areas such as international climate change law, energy transition, environmental justice, and corporate environmental and social responsibility.
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    Lewis & Clark will offer its LLM degree in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law through a distance-learning online option, starting in fall 2019 (pending ABA acquiescence.) The online LLM in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law builds on the law school’s internationally recognized post-JD environmental law Master’s program, and is specifically designed for attorneys who want to more effectively practice in today’s global environmental legal issues.  Applications for the Fall 2019 Cohort are now being accepted.

  • Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its 2019 ranking of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is ranked #2. In environmental law courses, students learn about energy law and policy, conservation of natural resources, sustainable development, global warming and more. Our passionate faculty, students, alums and staff are the heart of our program.
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    Lewis & Clark is will offer its LL.M. degree in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law through a distance-learning online option (pending ABA acquiescence).
  • Hannah Clements, 2L, NEDC Law Clerk and Wyss Scholar

    Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Hannah Clements ’20 is the second Wyss Scholar to be selected from 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.


April 5th, 2019

  • All Day: Festschrift in Honor of Professor William Funk
    Festschrift is a German word that means “a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar.” Scholars from around the country will write and speak on three areas that reflect Professor Funk’s scholarship and teaching: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Constitutional Law. Papers will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal. MCLE credit will be sought for this event.