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Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law

Welcome! Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon is an amazing place to study environmental, natural resources, and energy law. Our environmental law program - the first in the country - is considered one of the top environmental law programs in the country - currently ranked # 1 by the U.S. News & World Report. Check out our online brochure, newslettersLLM program, 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

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    For the fourth year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools,” a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities. At number 9, Lewis & Clark is the only school in Oregon to be included in the top ten. More >
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    Prof. Powers, along with other legal scholars, put together a policy paper for the Center for Progressive Reform regarding the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The authors offer their unique perspectives on what to watch for in the final rule this summer and what states should do to achieve the most from EPA’s ambitious Clean Power Plan. More >
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    Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is rated #1. 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. More >
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    We recently heard from international LLM students Viv Fernandes (Australia), and David Marin Cortes (Colombia) who are gaining practical experience at the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington D.C. this summer (thanks to Prof. Wold). More >
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    Professor Erica Lyman is in Cuenca, Ecuador teaching a two week Legal Practicum on International Environmental Law issues with 9 Lewis & Clark law students. This two-week intensive field placement is exploring international environmental legal and policy themes through the lens of environmental issues in Ecuador. More >
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    Joel Reschly – an “almost alum” - recently learned that he won the Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition organized by the Environmental Law Institute and the National Association of Environmental Law Studies. Joel is the first Lewis & Clark law student to win this prestigious award which recognizes student work that best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law. The award comes with a $2000 cash prize and an offer to publish in the Environmental Law Reporter. More >
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    Emma Bruden, a third year law student at Lewis & Clark law school, received a generous tuition scholarship through the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) in recognition of her commitment to natural resources law and her potential to make significant contributions to the field. More >
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    Number one. That’s the spot Lewis & Clark earned in The Princeton Review’s ranking of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges and universities. More >
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    This year Lewis & Clark had exciting results in the Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition that took place recently.  After the first day of negotiating three rounds, both teams, Kara Tebeau and Andrea Lang, along with Anna Sagatelova and Allison Melgaard, advanced to the second day with Lewis & Clark placing first in the competition. Congraulations to the team and their coach, Jake Bush. More >

 

NEWS

  • Image preview
    For the fourth year in a row, Sierra magazine has named Lewis & Clark one of its top “Cool Schools,” a list that honors America’s greenest colleges and universities. At number 9, Lewis & Clark is the only school in Oregon to be included in the top ten.
  • Image preview
    Prof. Powers, along with other legal scholars, put together a policy paper for the Center for Progressive Reform regarding the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The authors offer their unique perspectives on what to watch for in the final rule this summer and what states should do to achieve the most from EPA’s ambitious Clean Power Plan.
  • Image preview
    Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is rated #1. 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.
  • Image preview
    We recently heard from international LLM students Viv Fernandes (Australia), and David Marin Cortes (Colombia) who are gaining practical experience at the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington D.C. this summer (thanks to Prof. Wold).
  • Image preview
    Professor Erica Lyman is in Cuenca, Ecuador teaching a two week Legal Practicum on International Environmental Law issues with 9 Lewis & Clark law students. This two-week intensive field placement is exploring international environmental legal and policy themes through the lens of environmental issues in Ecuador.

EVENTS

October 8th, 2015

  • Image preview 5:30pm: NRLI Law Distinguished Visitor Lecture featuring Professor Rena Steinzor
    Lewis & Clark Law School welcomes Rena Steinzor, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a founder and past president of the Center for Progressive Reform, as its 28th annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor. 

    Professor Steinzor will spend three days on campus attending classes and meeting students, and presenting a public lecture entitled “How White Collar Criminal Enforcement Can Save the Environment” to the law school community on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend the lecture.

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