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LC’s Enviro Law Program Ranked #1 again by US News

Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental Law Program ranked #1 by US News and World Report for 2022

Our LLM student, Patrick Canning, wins important victory for protestors; old growth logging in B.C.

Our LLM student, Patrick Canning, won an important victory related to an injunction against protestors in this old growth logging case in British Columbia. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-judge-refuses-to-extend-the-injunction-at-fairy-creek

An Evening With Sally Jewell - Oct 5th - 50th Anniversary of the Enviro Law program

As part of our continuing celebration of the Environmental Law program’s 50th anniversary, we are virtually hosting An Evening with Sally Jewell. Jewell, the Secretary of the Interior under the Obama Administration and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI), will share her thoughts in a conversation with Lewis and Clark Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law Melissa Powers. 

Prof. Lisa Benjamin on MSNBC, discussing the link between infrastructure, climate change, and environmental justice

Prof. Lisa Benjamin was on MSNBC, discussing the link between infrastructure, climate change, and environmental justice on the Velshi show, along with other Portland community leaders.

Environmental Law Alum Addresses Housing, Development Issues in California

Mitch Tsai, ’10, says his firm can’t keep up with public interest demands
from California’s housing affordability crisis and greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Professor Lisa Benjamin: Recipient of the Huffman Scholarship Award

The annual Huffman Scholarship Award recognizes outstanding faculty scholarship.

Environmental Law offers Master of Studies in Law Online Fall 2021

The Master of Studies (MSL) degree in Environmental Law, for non-lawyers, is now offered online.

Alum Writes Briefs and Presents Oral Argument; Federal District Court Rules in Favor

Michael Benjamin Smith ’21 presented oral argument in an Earthrise lawsuit involving aquatic species and mercury pollution in Idaho, and the Judge ruled in his favor.

Save the Māui Dolphins: Earthrise Legal Fellow Delivers Oral Argument

Earthrise fellow (alum) argues in the Court of International Trade to protect 57 remaining Māui dolphins.

LC Law students, Price and Bolte, surge to the semi-finals of the National Energy Law Moot Court competition

Lewis & Clark Law students, Meg Price (’22) and Chris Bolte (’21), advanced to the semi-finals of the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court (Energy Law Moot Court) competition in spring 2021.

Global Law Alliance/Nick Fromherz: fighting wildlife trafficking in Peru

Lewis & Clark’s Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment (GLA) is engaged in a two-year project – in partnership with the ABA Rule of Law Initiative – to combat wildlife trafficking in Peru. As part of this effort, Senior Attorney Nick Fromherz conducted a comprehensive review of Peru’s current laws and policies relating to wildlife trafficking, generating a series of legal and policy reform recommendations.

Prof. Benjamin to discuss evolving corporate climate liability

The Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (EENR) Center at the University of Houston Law Center’s next webinar will feature Professor Lisa Benjamin, PhD., Lewis & Clark Law School, discussing “Evolving corporate climate liability - perspectives from the US and Europe.” Professor Benjamin will discuss climate liability emerging for companies, with a focus on oil and gas companies. She will look at corporate/climate legislation examples from the UK, and litigation in the US and the Netherlands, including the most recent case involving Shell.

June 17, 2021 at 10am (Central)
1 hour of CLE credit pending.
The registration link is here:

Professor Erica Lyman quoted in National Geographic re: oil and gas project that threatens endangered animals and the environment in Africa.

Clinical Professor Erica Lyman, Director of the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment at Lewis & Clark Law School, was quoted as a legal expert in a May 21, 2021 National Geographic article regarding an oil and gas project that threatens endangered animals and the environment in Africa.

National Geographic Whistleblower Story Quotes Professor

Clinical Professor Erica Lyman was quoted as a legal expert in a National Geographic article regarding an oil and gas project that threatens endangered animals and the environment in Africa.