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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Introduction to US Environmental Law and Legal Studies

To help international LL.M. students, Master of Studies (MSL) students, and visiting scholars with the complexity of learning advanced concepts in a United States law school, Lewis & Clark has developed a two-week Introduction to U.S. Environmental Law and Legal Study seminar that is offered before the start of the academic year. This seminar provides 2 credits of the 28 credits required for an international student pursuing an LL.M. in environmental, natural resources, and energy law, and is a required course for MSL students.

Topics covered in the seminar include a basic introduction to the U.S. legal and governmental system, an overview of  U.S. environmental law, and an introduction to legal research and writing, study techniques, and exam taking. This seminar is mandatory for all international LL.M. students, Master of Studies students, and visiting scholars who did not receive an undergraduate or law degree in a common law country, and is highly recommended for international LL.M. students from common law countries as well.

Any questions may be directed to:

Lucy Brehm
Associate Director, Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Program
(503) 768-6882
lbrehm@lclark.edu