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Ayman chose Lewis & Clark for its top program in environmental law and its highly distinguished professors. She was also definitely drawn to the fact that the campus was located in a forest!Barak Kamelgard shares his journey in the online LLM program, why he chose to pursue the degree, and how this program has impacted his professional career.Join author John Leshy on October 25th in the Lower Student Lounge of the Legal Research Center as he discusses his new book, Our Common Ground: A History of America’s Public Lands, followed by a reception.“I am grateful to be surrounded by brilliant students, amazing professors, and a flexible and solution-minded staff. This community has taken the hard out of adjusting to law school, not only because of the peer support but also because of the resources available.”…Lewis & Clark Law School’s Global Law Alliance hosts Peruvian prosecutors, police, and judges working to protect wild animalsExtended NCAA eligibility as a result of COVID-19 allowed 3 students to continue playing the sport they love while enrolled at Lewis & Clark Law.Ecuador’s Constitutional Court recently issued a landmark decision extending the rights of nature to wild animals. In reaching its decision, the Court cited an opinion piece by Professors Lyman and Fromherz of Lewis & Clark Law School’s Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment.Lewis & Clark is updating its Climate Action Plan, with the goal of reducing the college’s carbon footprint to near zero by 2040.
Three law students ace the challenging inter-school advocacy competition this year. The environmental law moot court team of 3L students Haley Nicholson, Kassie Kometani and Matt Campa, coached by Professor Craig Johnston, were named national champions of the 2022 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC). Haley Nicholson was honored as the best oralist at the entire competition.Casey Bage (’23) is selected as 2022 Wyss Scholar to focus on natural resources and public lands issues.Glenda Valdez (’23) selected as one of two 2022 Wyss Scholars. Following graduation, she hopes to work at an environmental nonprofit to work on natural resources conservation and climate change issues that matter to local communities and have a national impact.President Joe Biden has chosen Boulder’s KC Becker, the recent speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, for a top job in the Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor Chris Wold’s report has global repercussions as it uncovers how large international fishing vessels confine workers onboard with no way to leave.In this blog, Senior Attorney Nicholas Fromherz of our Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment describes the core threat that single-use plastics present to wild animals and marine life, as well as how each of us can help.To watch the one hour presentation, click here.
- EVENTSFebruary 16
Join us for a screening of Elemental: Reimaging Our Relationship With Wildfire, a documentary five years in the making by Ralph Bloemers.
The screening will be held in Council Chambers of the Templeton Student Center on the Lewis & Clark College campus Lights snacks and beverages will be provided at the screening of the event, with a live Q&A with experts following the film.
RSVP is required for this event through EventBrite. Register here.April 7
Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Program, in collaboration with Environmental Law, presents its 2023 symposium: Protecting Biodiversity: Five decades of progress but an uncertain future
Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law is located in Wood Hall on the Law Campus.
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