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 is considered one of the top environmental law programs in the country - currently ranked # 1 by the U.S. News & World Report. Check out our online brochure, newsletters, LLM Environmental Law program, and the “GreenFlash” below, and you will see that our faculty, students, and alums are extraordinary. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!
GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program
“When Craig Johnston, Director of the Earthrise Law Center, a law clinic at Portland, Oregon’s Lewis and Clark Law School, heard about the American Farm Bureau Federation group’s continuing efforts to derail the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, he decided to get involved”…
Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. “A Blast from the Past: The Public Trust Doctrine and its Growing Threat to Private Property”.The Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr., of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, delivered the 3rd Annual James L. Huffman lecture in honor of the Western Resources Legal Center on November 4, 2015 at Lewis & Clark Law School to an audience of students, academics, practitioners, and the general public. The talk was titled “A Blast from the Past: The Public Trust Doctrine and its Growing Threat to Private Property”. The lecture addressed the interaction of public trust principles with conventional water rights law, and posed questions for the audience to consider as states like California deal with extensive drought conditions.
Lewis & Clark Law School welcomed Rena Steinzor, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a founder and past president of the Center for Progressive Reform, as its 28th annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Steinzor’s public lecture, “How White Collar Criminal Enforcement Can Save the Environment”, argued for prosecution of individuals at corporations involved in criminal acts related to the environment, and addressed the related social justice issues.
Parks Gilbert, LL.M. ’13, works as an attorney at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, which is the professional trade association for the 50 state fish and wildlife conservation agencies. Parks spends most of his time assisting with AFWA’s legal strategy, which focuses on supporting and restoring state legal authority over fish and wildlife resources.
Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is rated #1. 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.
April 8th, 2016
Environmental Law Symposium: Waters of the United States
This one day environmental law symposium will bring together legal scholars, practitioners, and students to discuss and analyze new rules for jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Academic papers will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal.
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