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1 Erica Lyman Clinical Professor of Law Staff Attorney for International Environmental Law Project Lewis & Clark Law School World Leader in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Animal Law Programs

2 Portland, Oregon – national and international leader in environmental laws, sustainable development, and land-use planning. “Friendly-Green-Global” Lewis & Clark

3 Environmental Law at L & C First law school in the U.S. to launch environmental law program – over forty years ago. J.D., Master of Law, and Master of Studies programs with over fifty courses and experienced faculty

4 Study alongside US students on a beautiful campus

5 Nationally recognized program Consistently rated at the top of environmental law programs nationwide by US News and World Report 15 faculty members and additional adjunct professors teaching in Environmental Law program National Environmental Moot Court Champions (75 teams) seven times, plus 7 times straight in the finals Only on campus international environmental law center First and leading environmental law journal

6 International Students Welcome Environmental and Animal Law LLM: -Law degree -English competency -Recommendations -Academic success Environmental Master of Studies: -Bachelor’s degree -English competency -Recommendations -Academic Success

7 Global reach… LLM and JD students from around the world: Japan China Taiwan Singapore India Korea Chile Colombia Nigeria Swaziland Turkey Saudi Arabia Brazil and many more! International Partnerships Ocean University China National Law Universities of India - Hyderabad, New Delhi, Germany Scotland Kangwon Univ. Korea Guest professors at University of Barcelona, student collaboration with University of Barcelona and University of Basel

8 Global Impact Graduates work around the world… Professor at Kangwon (Korea) University Professor at Toyoma (Japan) University Law firm in Cambodia Law firm in India Professor at National Law University Delhi, now at Jindal Global Law Regional Administrator for Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama National prosecutor for environmental crimes Assistant General Counsel for Entergy Corporation Professor at Indiana Law Univ. Co-Director of International Programs for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Policy associate for animal welfare non-profit Director of primate national non- profit Executive director of animal protection foundation Vice president of government relations for national animal welfare non-profit

9 Degree Requirements: 28 credits over two – three semesters (26 credits for Master of Studies) 2 week- 2 credit seminar Intro to Environmental Legal Studies – in August before fall term starts Environmental Law Survey Course Masters Seminar with paper (for LLM only) Remaining credits from wide variety of courses Take up to 8 credits from other programs at LC

10 Assistance for Int’l Students: Two week intensive introductory seminar before start of fall term with field trips to court house, downtown Portland and Columbia Gorge Advising and tutoring available throughout the year Extra time for test taking Notes and videos of lectures provided upon request Credit/No credit on all exams and papers Support for visa process through International Students office Environmental Ambassador Tuition Awards for need and merit

11 Opportunities for Int’l Students: Take Challenging Courses Taught by Renowned Faculty

12 Interact with Professors on a daily basis Gain Real World Experience Interact with Professors

13 Learn about environmental issues from experts in the field

14 Public Interest Opportunities at LC Environmental Law clinics and programs on campus Public Interest Externships and Internships Pro Bono and Community Service Public Interest Student Groups

15 Gain Practical Experience through Clinics and Internships

16 As a foreign student, IELP was a very attractive program for Siwon Park, a Korean student: “I was interested in cross-border environmental issues such as climate change and trade-related environmental issues, so I was excited to get into the program during my second year of law school. During the IELP clerkship, I helped prepare a practitioner’s handbook for local governments to develop eco-labels without violating international trade law. I also prepared a briefing for lawmakers relating to the WTO Appellate Body’s Report in the Sardines Case, a dispute between the European Union and Peru concerning the EU’s protectionist labeling practice disguised as a consumer safety measure.”

17 An Externship is an opportunity for students who demonstrate strong academic ability to earn a semester’s or summer’s worth of academic credit for carefully supervised, full-time experience in a setting pertinent to their educational and career goals. Public Interest Externships and Internships

18 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Environmental and Natural Resources: students choose from an array of placements in the environmental or natural resources law fields, including placements with government, private, and non-profit entities. Students are paired with a practicing environmental or natural resources lawyer in the Portland area. Environmental Justice and Civil Rights: provides students with practical experience working with community groups and community-based organizations on environmental justice issues in the Portland area. The work includes using legal and non-legal strategies to achieve greater equity in environmental decision-making. Environmental Prosecution: allows students to work with Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Portland to investigate and prosecute criminal matters under federal environmental laws such as the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act. Western Resources Legal Center: students work for the Western Resources Legal Center, a Portland based non-profit organization that represents private individuals and businesses, in a variety of environmental and natural resources matters.

19 Pro Bono volunteering is encouraged at the law school through pro bono honors awards noted on law school transcripts. Examples: Columbia River Waterkeeper, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Friends of San Juan Islands. Pro Bono and Community Service

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