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Franklin Lagat, Online LLM Graduate in Environmental Law, Reflects on the Experience

Franklin Lagat, Lewis & Clark Law online LLM graduate, said the program expanded his knowledge of environmental law and wildlife law.

Innovative Workshop Examines How to Improve International Protections for Wild Animals

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.

Climate Action Plan Extends L&C’s “Green” Leadership

Lewis & Clark is updating its Climate Action Plan, with the goal of reducing the college’s carbon footprint to near zero by 2040.

Environmental Moot Court Team Triumphant with National Title

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: 2022 Wyss Scholar will focus on natural resources and public lands issues.

Casey Bage (’23) is selected as 2022 Wyss Scholar to focus on natural resources and public lands issues.

Glenda Valdez: 2022 Wyss Scholar will focus on climate change and natural resources

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.

LC Law Alum named “Woman in Solar of the Year”

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).

Lewis & Clark Law Professor and student collaborate on paper for Climate Social Science Network.

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.”

Alum KC Becker now regional director of EPA Region 8

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.

Green Energy Institute Attorney Appointed to Oregon Commission

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).

Connecting Human Trafficking and Commercial Fishing

Professor Chris Wold’s report has global repercussions as it uncovers how large international fishing vessels confine workers onboard with no way to leave.

A Core Threat to Wild Animals and Marine Life: The Importance of Reducing Single-Use Plastics

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.

Global Law Alliance Cited By Ecuador’s Constitutional Court In Landmark Decision

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.

Global Law Alliance Cited By Ecuador’s Constitutional Court In Landmark Decision

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.