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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, 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 if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you!


GreenFlash: Updates from the Environmental Law Program



  • Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its 2019 ranking of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is ranked #2. 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.
  • 3d render image of grass field with photovoltaic and wind power plants
    Lewis & Clark Law School launches new Certificate in Energy, Innovation and Sustainability for JD students who want to prepare for careers in energy fields.
  • Funded by the Wyss Foundation, a private, charitable foundation dedicated to land conservation in the Intermountain West, the Wyss Scholars Program seeks to identify and support a new generation of leaders focused on western land conservation issues. The selected Lewis & Clark Scholar will receive financial support during their 2L summer, 3L year and post-graduation.  

  • Marla Fox ’12 of WildEarth Guardians comments on the Forest Service’s current approach to restoration as the agency plans to log, thin, and set prescribed burns across more than 800,000 acres from Colorado-Wyoming border north across the Snowy and Sierra Madre ranges.
  • Supreme Court building in Washington D.C.
    In this “The Conversation” article, Prof. Blumm (Lewis & Clark Law) and Prof Wood (Oregon Law) explain the urgency of  litigation brought by 21 young people which challenges U.S. energy policies on the basis that they are destabilizing the climate and violating established constitutional rights to personal security.


January 10th, 2019

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Information Session
    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is hiring clerks for summer 2019 and beyond. Law clerks provide legal research and writing services for attorneys in BPA’s Office of General Counsel in one or more of the following four sections: Power, Transmission, General, and Natural Resources. (Application deadline: Jan 31, 2019)

April 5th, 2019

  • All Day: Festschrift in Honor of Professor William Funk
    Festschrift is a German word that means “a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar.” Scholars from around the country will write and speak on three areas that reflect Professor Funk’s scholarship and teaching: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Constitutional Law. Papers will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal. MCLE credit will be sought for this event.