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March 11th, 2020

  • 8:30am - 6:00pm: Superfund 2020: the 25th Annual Conference on Environmental Contamination and Cleanup
    This conference, sponsored by the Environmental Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School, will bring together knowledgeable Superfund practitioners including - attorneys, scientists, engineers, industry, tribes, PRPs, local government, state and federal regulators, and others – to talk about cleaning up environmental contamination under state and federal Superfund laws.

March 9th, 2020

  • Elizabeth Kirk 12:10pm: Elizabeth Kirk, International Law Distinguished Visitor
    Professor Elizabeth Kirk, Global Professor in Global Governance & Ecological Justice, University of Lincoln, UK, will deliver our International Law Distinguished Visitor lecture on “The Case for a Plastics Treaty.” Professor Kirk’s current research addresses complex, multi-faceted problems such as plastics pollution, energy efficiency and governance of the Arctic.

March 4th, 2020

March 3rd, 2020

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Environmental Curriculum Planning Session
    Have questions about the environmental curriculum? Want to know more about the environmental or energy certificates? Want to know what practical skills offerings the program has?
    Join Associate Dean, Janice Weis, and Associate Director, Lucy Brehm, for an overview of the environmental
    curriculum before you register for classes later this semester.
    1Ls and 2Ls all welcome.

February 28th, 2020

February 17th, 2020

February 10th, 2020

  • 8:00am: The Outcomes of COP25 Webinar
    GNHRE in conjunction with Lewis & Clark Law School are hosting the first webinar in the GNHRE webinar series on February 10th 2020,11am EST (8am PST).

January 21st, 2020

  • 5:30pm: Michelle J. DePass to give 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture
    The 2020 MLK lecture series, features Michelle J. DePass, president and chief executive officer of Meyer Memorial Trust. DePass recognizes the need to invest in the next generation and educate them on the importance of social, economic and environmental justice.

January 17th, 2020

  • All Day: Diehl Environmental Law Fellows: Applications Open

    Lewis & Clark Law School is the recipient of a bequest from John E. Diehl who was an active environmentalist in Washington. The Diehl bequest supports a fellowship program for Lewis & Clark law school graduates who are planning to work in public interest environmental law. Up to four Diehl Fellowships of up to $40,000 each will be awarded to students graduating in May of 2020. Applications are available to third year law students currently enrolled at and planning to graduate from Lewis & Clark Law School in May 2020. Applications are due Friday, January 17, 2020, no later than noon.

January 14th, 2020

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Law Clerk Information Session
    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is hiring clerks for summer 2020 and beyond. Law clerks provide legal research and writing services for attorneys in BPA’s Office of General Counsel in one or more of the following four sections: Power, Transmission, General, and Natural Resources. (Application deadline: Jan 24, 2020)

December 19th, 2019

  • All Day: MDU Energy Law Scholarship: Applications Open

    Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to provide a scholarship each year to up to two students studying energy law provided by a gift from MDU Resources Foundation.  The recipients may be JD, LLM, or MSL students. The scholarship amount is $3,000 per student, and one or two $3,000 awards will be made. The award will be applied directly to tuition.  To be eligible, students must be planning to receive their degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Applications are due Thursday, December 19, 2019.

November 19th, 2019

November 7th, 2019

  • 2019.11.07 Flyer M Blumm-01 12:10pm - 1:15pm: The Public Trust & Climate Change w/ Prof. Mike Blumm

    Join LC Law Professor Mike Blumm for a talk about Chernaik v. Brown, the state case in which youth plaintiffs assert that the public trust doctrine applies to the atmosphere, and that the state of Oregon violated its trust obligations by failing to take action to prevent runaway greenhouse gas emissions.

October 18th, 2019

  • Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service All Day: US v Oregon: 50th Anniversary Symposium
    Lewis and Clark Law and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) will hold a symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of Judge Robert Belloni’s landmark decision that interpreted the Columbia River tribes’ treaty fishing rights to ensure that the tribes were able to harvest “a fair share” of Columbia River salmon runs.

October 7th, 2019

August 28th, 2019

  • Enviro students in amphitheater 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Enviro & Animal Law Student Group Info Session
    1Ls and all interested students, come and learn about all the environmental and animal law student groups on campus and how you can get involved! Cookies and sweet provided- bring your own lunch.

April 22nd, 2019

April 12th, 2019

April 5th, 2019

  • All Day: Festschrift in Honor of Professor William Funk
    Festschrift is a German word that means “a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar.” Scholars from around the country will write and speak on three areas that reflect Professor Funk’s scholarship and teaching: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Constitutional Law. Papers will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal. MCLE credit will be sought for this event.

March 6th, 2019

  • Professor Donald McRae, Distinguished Visitor 12:00pm: Dispute Settlement in Trade and Investment: Implications for the Environment with Distinguished Visitor, Professor Emeritus Donald M. McRae

    Trade and investment disputes frequently concern environmental issues. Because both the WTO dispute settlement process and investment arbitration produce decisions that are binding, they can effectively make determinations about environmental issues. Drawing on my experience in both trade and investment disputes dealing with environmental issues, I will explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment of environmental issues in these dispute settlement processes. Also, the processes are under current criticism and questions arise whether reforms to them will have a positive or negative effect on the way environmental issues are dealt with.  Finally, on the basis of my own experience I will look at other types of dispute settlement mechanisms that also deal with environmental matters, specifically negotiation and conciliation.