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 # 2 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
Lewis & Clark Law School’s International Environmental Law Project (IELP) is in South Africa for negotiations relating to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Professors Chris Wold and Erica Lyman, along with 4 students, are advising governments and non-governmental organizations on strategies for protecting African elephants, white rhinos, tigers, and sharks.
Prof. Blumm was interviewed for this story in Crosscut Magazine about the Ninth Circuit’s decision in the U.S. v. Washington treaty fishing rights case involving road culverts. A unanimous three-judge panel held that the culverts violate federal treaties signed with Washington tribes, and orders the state to replace its worst salmon-killing culverts that block passage upstream for the fish.
Prof. Michael Blumm is quoted in this WSJ article about the prosecution of the occupiers of the Malheur federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission confirmed Leah Feldon (’04) as DEQ deputy director.
October 7th, 2016
Innovating Corporate Social Responsibility: From the Local to the Global
This forum will explore the latest legal and contractual innovations for promoting corporate social responsibility, from cutting-edge company and community practices to new or emerging laws and standards. Leading scholars, practitioners, and in-house counsel will consider new contractual devices for achieving labor and environmental standards in global supply chains; local fracking ordinances, Good Neighbor Agreements, and other ways that local communities are influencing corporate behavior; newly-imposed obligations for companies to disclose environmental and social risks; and international treaties and standards that are increasingly shaping domestic laws and corporate policies.
October 19th, 2016
Prof. Dan Esty, Distinguished Natural Resources Law Visitor, to give public lecture October 19
On October 18 and 19, we will welcome Yale Law Professor Dan Esty as our annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. Prof. Esty will sit in on classes, lead our LLM seminar, meet with students, and deliver a lecture the evening of October 19 at the law school titled: “From 20th Century Environmental Protection to 21st Century Sustainability: Evolving Law and Policy.”