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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 online brochure, newslettersLL.M. in Environmental Law, our Master of Studies in Environmental Law, 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



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    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 Law School launches new Certificate in Energy, Innovation and Sustainability for JD students who want to prepare for careers in energy fields.
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    LC’s International Environmental Law project, Earthrise Law Center, and Green Energy Institute are featured in the preLaw magazine for training tomorrow’s leaders and sending them around the globe.
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    Professor Melissa Powers and staff attorney Amelia Schussler from the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School and more than 100 attendees from government agencies, local advocacy groups, and concerned citizens packed the event space at Swift on March 21 to discuss strategies to reduce diesel emissions in Oregon.
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    Lewis & Clark Law School’s “Environmental Law Under Trump” symposium brought together academics, practitioners, concerned citizens, and students to discuss the impact of the administration on law related to Public Lands, Pollution, Climate & Air, and Biodiversity. The presentations and papers sparked a lively discussion with the large audience and led to a list of “action items” for follow-up.