Lewis & Clark Law School and the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) are hosting the first webinar in the GNHRE webinar series onFebruary 10, 2020 at 11:00a.m. ESTon “The Outcomes of COP25-Implications for the Climate Vulnerable.”
Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium is the oldest student-run symposium in the country. This year’s event, which runs April 9 through 11, will explore current topics intersecting with sovereignty via debates among prominent scholars.
Professor Erica Lyman, Staff Attorney for the International Environmental Law Project, continued to support the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) as a legal advisor to the Maldives, which currently serves as the Chair of AOSIS, at the climate change meeting held recently in Marrakech, Morocco.
Lewis & Clark Law School had a significant presence at the climate change negotiations in Paris (UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties aka “COP 21”) in December. Erica Lyman, Clinical Professor and Staff Attorney for the International Environmental Law Project (IELP), and a group of four LC law students, along with numerous alumni, were actively involved in the proceedings in various roles.
Professor Erica Lyman is in Cuenca, Ecuador teaching a two week Legal Practicum on International Environmental Law issues with 9 Lewis & Clark law students. This two-week intensive field placement is exploring international environmental legal and policy themes through the lens of environmental issues in Ecuador.
Lewis & Clark’s International Environmental Law Project (IELP) is not a typical law clinic, and as its involvement at the negotiations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in demonstrates. While in Bangkok in March, IELP students and faculty worked with governments and conservation organizations on a range of issues and their work found its way into the formal parts of the negotiations.
The L&C Jessup Moot Court team put in another fantastic day of argument at the super-regional competition in Washington, DC. A victory in the quarterfinals earned the team a spot in Sunday’s semifinal competition, and the team received high awards for both oral argument and brief writing. Well done, team!
The Lewis and Clark Jessup Moot Court Team, comprised of Dan Rowan, Lauren Cullop, Vince Sliwoski, Joe Terrenzio, and Stephen Schwindt, continues their exceptional performance at the international round of the competition.
Chris Wold, director of the International Environmental Law Project (IELP), and Erica Thorson, IELP clinical professor, are in Doha, Qatar to help 175 member governments make decisions to protect species from overutilization due to international trade.