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- NEWSLewis & Clark Law School’s Global Law Alliance hosts Peruvian prosecutors, police, and judges working to protect wild animalsBarak 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.Extended NCAA eligibility as a result of COVID-19 allowed 3 students to continue playing the sport they love while enrolled at Lewis & Clark Law.
Akriti Bhargava ’22 presented the coveted Leo Levenson Award for excellence in teaching to Professor Lisa Benjamin on behalf of the graduating class.A recent workshop on wildlife law at Lewis & Clark Law School with Professor Tanya Wyatt of Northumbria University pushed participants to think critically about what we perceive wildlife to be and how we conceptualize it in the 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.Tania Jarjur ’11 was named “Woman in Solar of the Year” by the Middle East Energy Industry Association (MESIA) at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).Professor Lisa Benjamin and 3L student Akriti Bhargava were co-authors of the seminal report on “Climate-Washing Litigation Legal Liability for Misleading Climate Communication.”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.Amy Schlusser JD ’13 LLM ’14 is named as commissioner with the influential state environmental body that oversees the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Professor Chris Wold’s report has global repercussions as it uncovers how large international fishing vessels confine workers onboard with no way to leave.
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