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Specialized Intensive Trainings

ESA Short Courses for Agency Employees

For almost two decades, the environmental law program has offered several annual short courses on the Endangered Species Act for U.S. Forest Service and other agency specialists and line officers. The courses provide an overview of the ESA and important cases interpreting it, with special focus on federal agency consultation under section 7 of the ESA. For more information, see Forest Service’s Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals or contact Kelly Novahom, Environmental, Natural Resource, & Energy Law Program Coordinator, at

Environmental Seminar for Federal Judges

The environmental program also offers an annual one-week seminar on environmental law for federal judges, in collaboration with the Federal Judicial Center. The seminar covers all of the major environmental statutes a federal judge might encounter on his or her docket, including pollution control and resource allocation statutes.

The program has also had the pleasure of hosting groups of judges from Brazil who are interested in learning the basics of U.S. environmental law as their country refines its own system of environmental law and implementation.

Trainings Available

Lewis & Clark seeks to raise the level of awareness in the environmental and natural resources law field, not only among our own students but among practitioners, agency personnel and the judiciary, so that everyone involved can make informed decisions in areas of critical concern. If your agency or organization could benefit from high-quality environmental law training tailored to your particular needs, contact us at