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    Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is rated #1. In environmental law courses, students learn about energy law and policy, conservation of natural resources, sustainable development, global warming and more. Our passionate faculty, students, alums and staff are the heart of our program.
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    Professor Erica Lyman is in Cuenca, Ecuador teaching a two week Legal Practicum on International Environmental Law issues with 9 Lewis & Clark law students. This two-week intensive field placement is exploring international environmental legal and policy themes through the lens of environmental issues in Ecuador. 
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    Joel Reschly – an “almost alum” - recently learned that he won the Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition organized by the Environmental Law Institute and the National Association of Environmental Law Studies. Joel is the first Lewis & Clark law student to win this prestigious award which recognizes student work that best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law. The award comes with a $2000 cash prize and an offer to publish in the Environmental Law Reporter.
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    Emma Bruden, a third year law student at Lewis & Clark law school, received a generous tuition scholarship through the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) in recognition of her commitment to natural resources law and her potential to make significant contributions to the field.
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    Lewis & Clark’s Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program is offering two online courses this summer: Wetlands taught by Prof. Craig Johnston, and Renewable Energy Law and Policy taught by Prof. Melissa Powers. Visitors and Auditors welcome. Contact Lucy Brehm at lbrehm@lclark.edu for more information.
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    Number one. That’s the spot Lewis & Clark earned in The Princeton Review’s ranking of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges and universities.
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    On April 21, Lewis & Clark Law School and the American Society of International Law’s Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group hosted a panel discussion and webinar on the topic of Realizing International Indigenous Rights in Domestic Law.
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    The Developments in the Public Trust symposium on April 10th brought together academics, practitioners and students to discuss the history and future of the doctrine. In addition to presentations by professors from around the country, there was time for discussion and exchange of ideas on how the public trust doctrine applies to the pressing environmental issues of today. A link to the recording of the presentations is available online, as well as the powerpoints and academic papers which will be published in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law journal. Thanks to everyone who participated for making this a great event.
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    This year Lewis & Clark had exciting results in the Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition that took place recently.  After the first day of negotiating three rounds, both teams, Kara Tebeau and Andrea Lang, along with Anna Sagatelova and Allison Melgaard, advanced to the second day with Lewis & Clark placing first in the competition. Congraulations to the team and their coach, Jake Bush.
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    Jacob Duginski, Stephanie Grant, and Daniel Rottenberg are true winners. These students, along with their dedicated coach, Professor Craig Johnston, advanced to the semifinal round of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) this past February. The most valuable part of the challenging and invigorating experience was not making it so deep into the competition, they say, but learning how to effectively advocate before an appellate court and participating with fellow law students both at home and away.

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