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January 11th, 2018

  • Image preview 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Information Session
    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is hiring clerks for summer 2018 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; Corporate; and Natural Resources.

January 8th, 2018

  • Image preview 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Advocacy 101 - Oregon’s Environmental Policy
    Lewis and Clark alum, Amira Streeter ’13, Policy Director for Commissioner Nick Fish, along with other state and local environmental policy and advocacy experts, will be on a panel to tackle the topic of how to effectively engage on environmental issues in Oregon through lobbying, campaigning, and media publishing. The event is free and open to the public.

November 29th, 2017

November 16th, 2017

  • 12:45pm - 1:30pm: Washington Attorney General’s Office, Environmental & Natural Resources Section Visit
    Representatives from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) Environmental & Natural Resources Divisions will be on campus to speak about their work and meaningful career opportunities at the AGO. Representatives will have a table in the Student Lounge, with an option to sign up for a longer info session after tabling.

November 10th, 2017

  • Image preview 12:10pm: SALDF, SIEL, and NEDC present: Invasive Surveillance of Wildlife: A Matter of Life or Death?
    The use of surveillance collars to monitor wildlife populations has sparked controversy in Oregon and other states, where wildlife officials are tracking and killing wolves to avoid “conflicts” with humans and livestock.  Tom and Henry Lininger will join us to discuss their proposed doctrine of wildlife privacy that would import some aspects of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence to limit wildlife surveillance. Their article, Unlocking the “Virtual Cage” of Wildlife Surveillance, appeared recently in the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. FREE lunch provided!

November 7th, 2017

  • Image preview 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Wyss Scholars Program Information Session (geared towards 2Ls; but 1Ls welcome)

    Are you a 2-L with a passion for western public land & natural resources issues? Come learn how you can become a Wyss scholar! Scholars are eligible to receive generous tuition awards (including housing and healthcare costs), up to $5,000 to cover summer research or internship, and post-graduation financial support.

October 30th, 2017

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Honorable Clint Bolick: James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center
    Justice Clint Bolick will present the 2017 James L. Huffman Lecture In Honor of the Western Resources Legal Center. The lecture is titled “The Renaissance of Federalism”. A reception for all attendees will be held directly following the lecture. Clint Bolick was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey in January 2016 to serve on the Arizona Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Court, Justice Bolick litigated constitutional cases in state and federal courts from coast to coast, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  Among other positions, he served as Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute and as Co-founder and Vice President for Litigation at the Institute for Justice.

October 17th, 2017

October 12th, 2017

  • Image preview 5:30pm: 30th Annual Natural Resources Law Institute Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Professor Dan Tarlock

    Professor Tarlock is University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Environmental and Energy Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is an internationally recognized expert in environmental law and the law of land and water use. He has published a treatise, Law of Water Rights and Resources, and is a co-author of four casebooks, Water Resource Management, Environmental Law, Land Use Controls, and Environmental Protection: Law and Policy.

October 7th, 2017

  • Image preview 10:00am - 4:30pm: Re-energizing the West: The Western Clean Energy Future
    Western states are poised to play a global leadership role in clean energy development, but shifting national politics and the absence of strategic planning in the West could delay the western energy transition. The Re-Energizing the West conference will assess the West’s Clean Energy Future from a political, business, and policy perspective, identifying next steps to advance an inclusive clean energy transition throughout the western states.