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    Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law program has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country. US News and World Report recently released its 2019 ranking of top specialty law programs, and Lewis & Clark is ranked #2. 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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    Lewis & Clark Law School launches new Certificate in Energy, Innovation and Sustainability for JD students who want to prepare for careers in energy fields.
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    LC’s International Environmental Law project, Earthrise Law Center, and Green Energy Institute are featured in the preLaw magazine for training tomorrow’s leaders and sending them around the globe.
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    Professor Melissa Powers and staff attorney Amelia Schussler from the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School and more than 100 attendees from government agencies, local advocacy groups, and concerned citizens packed the event space at Swift on March 21 to discuss strategies to reduce diesel emissions in Oregon.
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    Lewis & Clark Law School’s “Environmental Law Under Trump” symposium brought together academics, practitioners, concerned citizens, and students to discuss the impact of the administration on law related to Public Lands, Pollution, Climate & Air, and Biodiversity. The presentations and papers sparked a lively discussion with the large audience and led to a list of “action items” for follow-up.
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    The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment.
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    In early Fall 2017, the Wyss Foundation selected Lewis & Clark and its Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program as one of the first law schools to be included in the Wyss Scholars Program. Lewis & Clark is pleased to announce that Cooper Rodgers is the inaugural Wyss Scholar at Lewis & Clark Law School.
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    Lewis & Clark Law student, Nick Tealer, externed at Orange County Coastkeeper in San Diego last summer. Nick said “Over the summer, I worked on multiple cases stemming from the Clean Water Act, while acquiring skills necessary to become an effective environmental attorney. It was beneficial to see the various stages that are involved with a Clean Water Act citizen enforcement suit ranging from the submittal of a 60-day notice of violation letter, to performing on-site inspections of previous defendants OCCK has settled with.”
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    The International Environmental Law Project (IELP) at Lewis & Clark Law School prepared a legal opinion that helped trigger an international investigation to determine whether Japan is illegally trading in the meat of sei whales. Based on IELP’s legal opinion and other information, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took an important step toward ending Japan’s domestic sale of sei whale meat by agreeing to investigate Japan’s trade in sei whales.
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    The Society of Environmental Journalists recognized LC alum, Ellen Gilmer (MSL ’14) as a top beat reporter for her stories on the Dakota Access Pipeline’s impact on tribes.
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    Lewis & Clark Law School’s LL.M. program is featured in this article by B. Xu posted on llm-guide.com regarding master of law programs with an energy focus.