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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.

February 7th, 2019

  • 5:00pm: Hot Topics: Getting In The Way - Talking About Non-Violent Direct Action
    Speaker series presented by the Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council
  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Jillian Hishaw: A Perspective from a Lawyer of Color on Diversity within the field of Agriculture
    Jillian Hishaw Esq., is an Agricultural Attorney, Founder of F.A.R.M.S., and Author of Don’t Bet the Farm on Medicaid. Hishaw is well-versed in the area of civil rights, agricultural policy and has been featured in O (Oprah) Magazine, The Atlantic, Vice News,, and more. Hishaw is also a Contributor to the New Food Economydue to her recent article focused on hemp farming generating income at land-grant HBCU’s. Hishaw is an innovative strategist in the areas of agriculture and asset protection; she was recognized by Civil Eats and the Clif Bar Co. as a “Food Industry Changemaker.” Lunch provided and RSVP required!

February 3rd, 2019

  • All Day: Apply Now! Krista Koehl and Steven Manas Memorial Scholarships (Deadline: Feb 3)
    There are two environmentally focused scholarships available, the Krista Koehl Scholarship (female student with environmental law focus) and Steven Manas Memorial Scholarship (commitment to environmental protection). The deadline is Sunday, February 3, 2019. Please direct all questions to Associate Dean Libby Davis.

January 10th, 2019

  • 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Information Session
    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is hiring clerks for summer 2019 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 31, 2019)

November 5th, 2018

October 30th, 2018

  • 5:30pm: Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain: James L. Huffman Lecture in Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center
    Judge O’Scannlain will present the 2018 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. The lecture, titled “19th Century Indian Treaties and 21st Century Environmental and Natural Resources: Is there a connection?”, will be held on the law school campus. A reception for all attendees will be held directly following the lecture. Judge O’Scannlain was appointed United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit by President Reagan on September 26, 1986. As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge O’Scannlain has participated in over 11,000 federal cases and has written hundreds of published opinions on a broad range of subjects including constitutional law, international law,  securities law, administrative law, and criminal law.