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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 JD degree with certificate programs, the LLM in Environmental Law,  our 100% online LLM program, our Master of Studies in Environmental Law (for non-lawyers), and the “GreenFlash” below, and you will see that our faculty, students, alums, and programs are extraordinary. Please contact us at if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!


GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program

  • U.S. News ranks Lewis & Clark Law’s environmental law program number one in the nation for 2021. More >
  • A baby pangolin. Pangolins are reported to be the world’s most trafficked mammal.
    “The information now in front of us regarding COVID-19 is not revelatory, but it should spark a revolution. Zoonotic diseases, those diseases that transfer from animals to humans, can cause pandemics. They can cause great suffering and loss of life; they can bring the world’s economy to a grinding halt, sacrificing untold livelihoods. COVID-19 has taken this exact toll—and, by most accounts, we’re only in the early stages of the fallout.” More >
  • Maddy Munson
    Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Maddy Munson ’21 is the third 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. More >
  • David Marin Cortes (LLM alum) update
    David Marín Cortés (LLM ’15) is the first Executive Director of the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM) under the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) between the United States and Colombia. More >
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    Lewis & Clark Law School received a charitable bequest totaling $3.7 million to support public interest environmental law. The bequest, from Washington environmental activist John E. Diehl, is the second-largest single gift ever made to the law school. More >
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    Kelly House, Master or Studies alum from Lewis & Clark Law School, whose investigations into groundwater mining and other environmental challenges in Oregon won national honors, has joined Bridge Magazine to cover the environment, natural resources and conservation issues. More >
  • Nick Fromherz Peru
    On March 10, Nick Fromherz, staff attorney and adjunct professor for Lewis & Clark’s International Environmental Law Project, spoke with approximately 100 environmental prosecutors in Lima, Peru. Fromherz was the lead speaker in a session focused on illegal fishing and fisheries crime. More >
  • Sadie Normoyle (’20) will be presenting her paper, “Protecting Water Quality Through Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights: An Analysis of Idaho’s Fish Consumption Rate”, at the University of Arizona’s Next Generation of Environmental Law Symposium in April. The paper will also be published in the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy in the Summer 2020 issue.

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  • Kathleen Ho
    LC alum, Kathleen Ho, slated to head Hawaii’s Office of Environmental Quality Control

    LC Law LLM alum, Kathleen S. Y. Ho, is slated to become the next Director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) in Hawaii. Ho has extensive experience in environmental law, having served as deputy attorney general in the Health Division since 1992.

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  • How does a Jewish kid from Philly become a tribal court judge in Alaska? Just ask Judge David Avraham Voluck. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Voluck has been practicing federal Indian and tribal law from his home base in Sitka, Alaska, since 1996, save for a two-year sabbatical he took to attend the Rabbinical College of America.

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