Environmental Law Curriculum

We provide one of the most extensive year-round environmental, natural resources, and energy law curriculum in the United States. This wide array of classes gives our students flexibility in choosing their courses and the potential for careful focus in areas of special interest.  Below is a list of courses we offer each year or every other year. These classes are available to JD, LLM and MSL students (except as noted). Each summer we also offer several special intensive environmental courses

Please also check the current course schedule, and the summer course schedule, for additional courses that may not be listed below. For Lewis & Clark Law students looking for curriculum advice, please refer to our curriculum guide or contact the Associate Dean or Associate Director, or environmental law faculty.

Core Courses:

Environmental Law

Administrative Law

Other Courses:

Animals in the Law

Clean Air Act

Clean Water Act*

Climate Change: International Law

Climate Change: US Law & Policy

Cultural Resources Protection*

Earthrise Ethics I

Earthrise Ethics II

Emerging Topics in Environmental Law (LLM only)

Energy Law: Electricity Regulation

Energy Resources: Law & Policy

Environmental Enforcement*

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice/Civil Rights Practicum

Environmental Law Advocacy I

Environmental Law Advocacy II 

Environmental Litigation

Environmental Negotiation and Mediation

Environmental Prosecution

Food Law

Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law *

Forest Law & Policy

Hazardous Waste Law *

Individual Research & Tutorial Experiences (environmental topics)

International Environmental Law

International Wildlife Law

Land Use Planning

Law of Columbia River *

Law, Science & Environment *

Legal Research: Administrative Law*

Legal Research:  Environmental Law

Native American Natural Resources Law*

Natural Resources Law*

Northwest Energy Law*

Ocean & Coastal Law

Oregon Land Use*

Public Lands & Resources Law

Public Trust *

Renewable Energy Law and Policy

Renewable Energy Development & Finance *

Supreme Court and the Environment*

Sustainability in Law and Business *

Toxic Torts*

Water Law

Wildlife Law

 *every other year offering

Practical Skills Offerings


Earthrise Law Center

International Animal and Environmental Law Clinic

Legal Practica (part-time work with a local placement):

Legal Practicum: Environmental & Natural Resources Law

Legal Practicum: Natural Resources Litigation/Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC)

Externship (Environmental) (full or part-time placements)

Law Review:

Environmental Law Review (JD students only)

Moot Court:

Moot Court: Environmental (JD students only)


Environmental Summer School

Each summer we offer environmental classes.  Please check our summer page for current course list.