LLM in Environmental Law

Lewis & Clark’s environmental law program is considered one of the best in the United States. 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 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.

Apply to our on campus LLM program here! (Please do not apply through LSAC)

Apply to our distance learning (online) LLM program here! (Please do not apply through LSAC)

 Check out the spotlights on our amazing LLM alums below!

Barak Kamelgard, LLM (online)

Staff Attorney at LA Waterkeeper, where he fights for the health of the region’s waterways, and for sustainable, equitable and climate-friendly water supplies.

Alexander Acosta, LLM

Attorney with Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogota, Colombia.

Harsh Vardhan Bhati, LLM

Senior Research Associate at the Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University.

Paula Brosnahan, LLM

Specialises in environmental, planning and resource management law at Chapman Tripp in New Zealand.

Barbara Cosens, LLM

Professor, University of Idaho College of Law, and Co-Prinicipal Investigator for UI Water Resources IGERT focused on adaptation to climate change.

Tshering Dolkar, LLM

Lecturer of Environmental Law and Sustainable Development at the Kingdom of Bhutan’s first law school, Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law.
Viv Fernandes

Viv Fernandes, LLM

Manager, International Compliance Policy at Australian Fisheries Management Authority.

Parks Gilbert, LLM

Endangered Species Act Litigation Specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Rob Greene

Rob Greene, LLM

Senior legal advisor to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Council and the Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors.
Edward Jewell

Edward Jewell, LLM

Deputy Attorney General assigned to Public Utilities Commission for the Idaho Attorney General in Boise, Idaho.

David Marín Cortés, LLM

First Executive Director of the Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters (SEEM) under the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) between the United States and Colombia.

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, LLM

Professor of Environmental Law, Loyola University Chicago

Elizabeth Rosso, LLM

Shareholder, and former Navy JAG, at Jordan Ramis PC and focuses her practice on environmental law

Sean Thompson, LLM

Active Duty U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, Deputy Environmental Counsel for U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Habor, Hawai’i.

Stephen Yates, LLM

Associate Director, Tax Litigation, Advisory, and Settlement, at Deloitte.
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  • 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.

  • My Lewis & Clark LLM unlocked the opportunities that led to my election as shareholder. It was instrumental in getting to where I am today.

  • I absolutely love my job and I’m grateful everyday for the Lewis & Clark education that made it possible for me to perform it.

  • 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.

  • The Lewis & Clark LLM program provide the subject matter expertise that helped me pursue my career goals.