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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

LLM in Environmental Law

Lewis & Clark’s environmental law program is ranked #1 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The Master of Law (LLM) in Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Energy Law offers excellent preparation for practicing, teaching, or policy-making in the environmental, natural resources, and energy law field. The LLM program is available both at our campus in Portland, Oregon, and via distance learning.

Our dynamic program draws lawyers from across the country, and around the world, who consistently give the program high marks for its breadth, depth and educational excellence. We also provide outstanding staff support to our LLM students as well as one-on-one access to our renowned faculty members.

We encourage you to visit our campus and see the Lewis & Clark difference. We consider applications on a rolling basis and accept applications throughout the year. Our LLM program staff are always happy to answer your questions. Contact Associate Director, Lucy Brehm, at lbrehm@lclark.edu or 503-768-6882.

 Meet some of our LLM graduates!

  • Elizabeth Rosso, LL.M.
    Shareholder, and former Navy JAG, at Jordan Ramis PC and focuses her practice on environmental law
  • Harsh Vardhan Bhati, LL.M.
    Legal Research Associate at Environment Support Group, in Bangalore, India.
  • President of the Land Trust Alliance, which works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.
  • John Perona, LL.M.
    Professor of Environmental Biochemistry at Portland State University, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at OHSU, and faculty fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at PSU
  • Lizzy Potter, JD, LL.M., Staff Attorney, Advocates for the West
    Staff Attorney, Advocates for the West. Has developed and prosecuted cases to protect public lands, fish, and waterways in Oregon, California, Colorado, and Idaho
  • Kalyani Robbins, LL.M.
    Professor of Environmental Law, Loyola University Chicago
  • Runs the Africa Policy and Capacity Program of the Born Free Foundation.
  • Sean Thompson, LL.M.
    Active Duty U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, Deputy Environmental Counsel for U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Habor, Hawai’i.
  • Attorney with Macias Gomez & Asociados Abogados in Bogata, Colombia.
  • Specialises in environmental, planning and resource management law at Chapman Tripp in New Zealand.
  • Barbara Cosens, LL.M.
    Professor, University of Idaho College of Law, and Co-Prinicipal Investigator for UI Water Resources IGERT focused on adaptation to climate change.
  • Sebastián García, LL.M.
    Chilean lawyer at the firm of Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr
  • Deputy Attorney General assigned to Public Utilities Commission for the Idaho Attorney General in Boise, Idaho.
  • First Executive Director of the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM) under the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) between the United States and Colombia.
  • Associate Director, Tax Litigation, Advisory, and Settlement, at Deloitte.
  • Tyler Browning, LL.M.
    Corporate Counsel of Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
  • Kathryn Casey, LL.M.
    Shareholder at Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh
  • Lecturer of Environmental Law and Sustainable Development at the Kingdom of Bhutan’s first law school, Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law.
  • Manager, International Compliance Policy at Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
  • Parks Gilbert, LL.M.
    Endangered Species Act Litigation Specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Senior legal advisor to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Council and the Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Chief Attorney-Advisor, Southwest Section, Office of General Counsel at NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Professor Emerita of Law at the University of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Canada.
  • Pitt Law School Staff portraits
    Staff attorney at National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center and Director of the University of Michigan Law School’s Environmental Law & Sustainability Clinic
  • Chuck D. Barlow, LL.M.
    Vice President, Environmental Strategy and Policy, at Entergy Corporation, a national utility company with offices in Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans
  • Kristen Fletcher, LL.M.
    Principal of Fletcher Coastal Consulting in Pacific Grove, California, and former Executive Director of the Coastal States Organization which represents the interests of the Governors from the thirty-five coastal States and Territories on federal, legislative, and policy issues relating to sound coastal, Great Lakes, and ocean management.
  • Takamichi Sekine, LL.M.
    Professor at the School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, where he teaches courses in the areas of Environmental Law, Comparative Environmental Law, Environmental Assessment.
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Law at Kangwon University in Chuncheon, Republic of Korea.

 

Comments from a recent LLM class:

“The courses, clinical experience and other multiple events at Lewis & Clark were the perfect combination for me to have a great experience during the course of my LLM Everything I learned at Lewis & Clark prepared me for the challenges I will face during the rest of my career as an environmental lawyer in Colombia.”
 
“I remember how lucky and grateful I felt at the end of each semester knowing that I’d learned this area of law from professors I so admired and in a place with such wonderful staff and students.”