August 5, 2008
ENR Program Helps University Garner Top Sustainability Honors
Oregon Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) Law program is credited with helping the University of Oregon achieve top honors in The Princeton Review‘s first ever Green Rating Honor Roll.
This is yet another honor for the ENR program that recently was ranked ninth in the nation in U.S. News & World Report‘s 2009 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.
The UO was among 11 colleges and universities that received a Green Rating of 99 — the highest score possible — and was the only Oregon institution to make the list. The rating is based on a university’s healthy and sustainable quality of life; its preparation of students for employment and citizenship in a clean energy economy; and environmentally responsible university policies.
The Princeton Review notes the ENR program for “pioneering the nation’s first academic curriculum in public interest environmental law.” In addition, Oregon Law’s ENR program created the first public interest environmental law clinic in the nation and hosts the oldest and largest public interest environmental law conference in the world that is produced by students.
The other ten schools to make the honor roll include Harvard University, Yale University, Emory University, Arizona State University at Tempe, Bates College, College of the Atlantic, Georgia Institute of Technology, State University of New York at Binghamton, University of New Hampshire, and University of Washington.