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.

We offer Environmental Law LLM tuition awards based on merit and need. 

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 us at elaw@lclark.edu or 503-768-6649.

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 some of our amazing LLM alums below!

Alexander Acosta

Alexander Acosta, LLM

Attorney with Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogota, Colombia.
Harsh Vardhan Bhati, LLM

Harsh Vardhan Bhati, LLM

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

Paula Brosnahan, LLM

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

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.
John Scott Cramer, LLM '24

John Scott Cramer LLM ’24 (online)

California Appellate Panel Attorney
Tshering Dolkar

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 '13, fishing on the Yellowstone River near Livingston, MT

Parks Gilbert, LLM

Policy Advisor
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.
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.
Stephanie Hayes, LLM '23

Stephanie Hayes, LLM ’23 (online)

Staff Attorney at WaterWatch of Oregon
Clayton Hill LLM '24

Clayton Hill LLM ’24 (online)

Sr. Policy Advisor at the Washington State House of Representatives
Edward Jewell

Edward Jewell, LLM

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

Barak Kamelgard, LLM (online)

Senior Attorney at LA Waterkeeper in Los Angeles, CA
David Marin Cortes (LLM alum) update

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.

Kate McCallum, LLM

Associate at Keller Rohrback in Seattle, WA
John Perona

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
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Lizzy Potter

Advocates for the West
Kalyani Robbins

Kalyani Robbins, LLM

Professor of Environmental Law, Loyola University Chicago
Elizabeth Rosso

Elizabeth Rosso, LLM

Assistant General Counsel for Environment, Health, Safety, and Security at Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland, WA
Altamush Saeed 'LLM 24

Altamush Saeed ‘LLM 24

Founder & CEO, Environmental and Animal Rights Consultants LLP Pakistan (EARC)
Visiting Faculty, University of Central Punjab Law School

Sean Thompson, LLM

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

Stephen Yates, LLM

Associate Director, Tax Litigation, Advisory, and Settlement, at Deloitte.
  • 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 absolutely love my job and I’m grateful everyday for the Lewis & Clark education that made it possible for me to perform it.

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

  • “The entire program was superb. All of the professors were first class.” John Scott Cramer, LLM ’24

  • 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.

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