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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

The faculty members who teach in our environmental law program are distinctive in four ways:

  • First, while they include leading scholars in environmental, natural resources, and energy law, most do not limit themselves to these fields, but bring interest and involvement in related fields of law to their teaching as well.
  • Second, they seek to integrate issues of pollution control and resource allocation in their teaching.
  • Third, they bring to this task perspectives shaped by their wide experience.
  • Finally, they are all approachable human beings who have lives and interests beyond the law that they are happy to share with students.

For more information about Lewis & Clark Law School faculty, please visit our faculty directory.

In addition to full-time faculty and staff, the law school draws between ten and twenty adjunct faculty members per year from the region’s leading practitioners in environmental, natural resources, and energy law. The seminars they teach reflect their special expertise and practical experience.

Faculty

Lisa Benjamin

Assistant Professor of Law

Michael Blumm

Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Thomas Buchele

Clinical Professor of Law and Managing Attorney, Co-Director, Earthrise Law Center

Pamela Frasch

Professor of Law and the Brooks McCormick Jr. Scholar of Animal Law and Policy

Nicholas Fromherz

Senior Staff Attorney and Adjunct Professor

William Funk

Lewis & Clark Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus

Kathy Hessler

Clinical Professor of Law and Animal Law Clinic Director

Craig Johnston

Professor of Law

Allison LaPlante

Co-Director, Earthrise Law Center

Erica Lyman

Clinical Professor of Law, Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment

Melissa Powers

Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law; Director, Green Energy Institute

Daniel Rohlf

Professor of Law and Of Counsel, Earthrise Law Center

James N. Saul

Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Staff Attorney, Earthrise Law Center

Chris Wold

Professor of Law and Counsel, International Environmental Law Project

Staff

Janice Weis

Associate Dean and Director, Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law program

Lucy Brehm

Associate Director, Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law program