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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 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




February 28th, 2020

March 4th, 2020

March 9th, 2020

  • Elizabeth Kirk 12:10pm: Elizabeth Kirk, International Law Distinguished Visitor
    Professor Elizabeth Kirk, Global Professor in Global Governance & Ecological Justice, University of Lincoln, UK, will deliver our International Law Distinguished Visitor lecture on “The Case for a Plastics Treaty.” Professor Kirk’s current research addresses complex, multi-faceted problems such as plastics pollution, energy efficiency and governance of the Arctic.

March 11th, 2020

  • 8:30am - 6:00pm: Superfund 2020: the 25th Annual Conference on Environmental Contamination and Cleanup
    This conference, sponsored by the Environmental Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School, will bring together knowledgeable Superfund practitioners including - attorneys, scientists, engineers, industry, tribes, PRPs, local government, state and federal regulators, and others – to talk about cleaning up environmental contamination under state and federal Superfund laws.

March 14th, 2020

  • ENVX logo 9:30am - 4:00pm: ENVX Symposium Spring Engagement to Portland Harbor Superfund Site

    A day trip to the Portland Harbor Superfund site, a stretch of the Willamette River where federal and municipal agencies are addressing industrial pollution of river sediments. Participants will learn about the history and current status of this site, engage with a variety of partners who are impacted by the water quality, and have the opportunity to contribute public comments to the current proposed actions,  The trip will be led by ENVS Associate Professor Jessica Kleiss.

    This engagement is funded as part of the ENVX Symposium.