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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

LLM in Environmental Law

Lewis & Clark’s 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.

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. Our environmental law program is always highly ranked in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. 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 or 503-768-6882.

 Meet some of our LLM graduates!

  • Elizabeth Rosso LLM
    Associate at Jordan Ramis PC and focuses her practice on environmental law
  • Harsh Vardhan Bhati LLM
    Legal Research Associate at Environment Support Group, in Bangalore, India.
  • John Perona LLM
    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
  • Kalyani Robbins, LL.M.
    Professor of Environmental Law, Loyola University Chicago
  • Sean Thompson LLM
    Active Duty U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, Deputy Environmental Counsel for U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Habor, Hawai’i.
  • 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 LLM
    Chilean lawyer at the firm of Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego & Dörr
  • Tyler Browning LLM
    Corporate Counsel of Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
  • Kathryn Casey LLM
    Shareholder at Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh
  • Parks Gilbert LLM
    Endangered Species Act Litigation Specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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    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 LLM
    Vice President, Environmental Strategy and Policy, at Entergy Corporation, a national utility company with offices in Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans
  • Kristen Fletcher LLM
    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 LLM
    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.


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.”
“…everything was memorable about Portland and the people I met.  Definitely when I met Chief Justice Roberts after the Moot Court competition.”