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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Professor Blumm of Lewis & Clark comments on U.S. v. Washington concerning salmon habitat protection in tribal treaty caseProfessor Michael Blumm of Lewis & Clark Law School discusses the U.S. v. Washington case, concerning whether road culverts blocking salmon migration violated treaty rights on E&E News: Greenwire. The Supreme Court held oral argument on April 18 and eventually deadlocked, 4-4, affirming the lower court which upheld the applicability of treaty rights to habitat destruction caused by road culverts. (Picture credit: Flickr - hj_west)
Law Professor Michael Blumm of Lewis & Clark explains issues of Oswego Lake public access case on OPBProfessor Michael Blumm of Lewis & Clark Law School explains the issues before the Oregon Supreme Court in the Oswego Lake public access case, argued on May 4, 2018 on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).
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 2018 for one to two Green Energy Institute (GEI) Fellow positions to begin in the summer or fall of 2018. The students will serve a GEI Fellow and work on various projects for GEI while pursuing the LLM degree.
Lewis & Clark Law School launches new Certificate in Energy, Innovation and Sustainability for JD students who want to prepare for careers in energy fields.
September 13th, 2018
31st Annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Professor Sarah Krakoff
Sarah Krakoff is the Raphael J. Moses Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Her areas of expertise include American Indian law, natural resources and public land law, and environmental justice. She is the co-author of American Indian Law: Cases and Commentary and co-editor of Tribes, Land, and Environment.
October 30th, 2018
Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain: James L. Huffman Lecture in Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center
Judge O’Scannlain will present the 2018 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. A reception for all attendees will be held directly following the lecture. Judge O’Scannlain was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit by President Reagan on September 26, 1986. As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge O’Scannlain has participated in over 11,000 federal cases and has written hundreds of published opinions on a broad range of subjects including constitutional law, international law, securities law, administrative law, and criminal law.