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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, 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



  • 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.
  • 3d render image of grass field with photovoltaic and wind power plants
    Lewis & Clark Law School launches new Certificate in Energy, Innovation and Sustainability for JD students who want to prepare for careers in energy fields.
  • Green Energy Fellows Nick Lawton and Amelia Schlusser with Professor Melissa Powers
    The law school’s Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law Program is now accepting applications from Lewis & Clark JD students who will be graduating in May of 2018 for one to two Green Energy Institute (GEI) Fellow positions to begin in the summer or fall of 2018. The students will serve a GEI Fellow and work on various projects for GEI while pursuing the LLM degree.
  • The new edition of Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law Review follows the well-attended symposium in April, titled “Environmental Law Under Trump,” which sparked a lively discourse regarding the Trump Administration’s actions in environmental law and policy.
  • The National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center announced the hire of Oday Salim as staff attorney, which comes with an appointment as director of the University of Michigan Law School’s Environmental Law & Sustainability Clinic. Salim comes to the National Wildlife Federation from the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, where he was the executive director and managing attorney. Salim is a 2009 LL.M. graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School.


August 30th, 2018

September 13th, 2018

September 20th, 2018

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Wyss Scholars Program Information Session (geared towards 2Ls; but 1Ls welcome)

    Are you a 2-L with a passion for western public land & natural resources issues? Come learn how you can become a Wyss scholar! Scholars are eligible to receive generous tuition awards (including housing and healthcare costs), up to $5,000 to cover summer research or internship, and post-graduation financial support. Food provided!

October 4th, 2018

October 10th, 2018