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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 , 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 elaw@lclark.edu if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!

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GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program

  • US News announced its 2020 rankings of law schools, and named Lewis & Clark Environmental Law program as number one in the nation. More >
  • LC Environmental Law spring gathering with students, faculty, and staff.
    Lewis & CLark’s Environmental Law program is rated A+ and featured in the Pre-Law magazine: “Students can get key practical-training experience in the school’s Earthrise Law Center legal clinic. The school also boasts the International Environmental Law Project, the Green Energy Institute and the Environmental Law Review. “ More >
  • Professor Lisa Benjamin
    Professor Lisa Benjamin, the newest faculty member of Lewis & Clark Law School has been appointed as a member of the Compliance Committee of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More >
  • Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2019 environmental law moot court team of Ben Scissors (2L),...

    Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2019 environmental law moot court team of Ben Scissors (2L), Sangye Ince-Johanssen (3L), and Rachel Blackburn (3L), advanced to the quarterfinals of the national environmental law moot court competition. Ben won recognition as the “best overall oralist” of the entire competition.

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  • GEI Team
    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 2019 for a Green Energy Institute (GEI) Fellow position to begin in the summer or fall of 2019.  The one-year fellowship provides a tuition-free LLM degree offered pursuant to Lewis & Clark’s joint JD/LLM degree program. More >
  • Wim Wiewel leads a community bike ride on his first day as president.
    President Wim Wiewel attended the 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, where he and fellow college and university leaders made a public pledge to work harder, faster, and smarter to drive climate action forward. In an op-ed in the Portland Business Journal, President Wim Wiewel discusses the work we’ve done and the work ahead. More >
  • Worker standing by solar panels
    Renewable energy projects provided Oregon counties more than $120 million in direct tax revenue over the past four years and nearly $32 million in tax year 2017-2018 alone, according to a new study released by the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School (GEI). More >
  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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. More >
  • Prof. Wold and IELP law clerk Ashlyn White
    The law school’s Environmental Law Program is now accepting applications from Lewis & Clark J.D. students who will graduate in May of 2019 for one to two LL.M.-International Environmental Law Project (IELP) Fellow positions to begin in the summer or fall of 2019. More >

 

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April 22nd, 2019