Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center

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Engaging the law to support sustainability on earth.

For more than 50 years, the Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) Law Center’s focus on public interest environmental law and commitment to innovations in environmental legal education have made it one of the nation’s most respected programs.


#10
in the nation
for environmental law
A+
GRADING FROM PRELAW MAGAZINE

 


Ranked #10 in the nation, according to US News and World Report, the ENR Center has consistently ranked among the leading environmental law programs in the US for 15 years.

 


This year, preLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist gave the ENR a grade of ‘A+’, the highest score possible on its list of best law school programs.


Read this year's ENR Magazine

ENR Year in Review 2020

Previous Years in Review


ENR News

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Wired: Philip H. Knight Professor Mary Wood is quoted.
Students had demanded for years that Harvard University divest from fossil fuels. Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
The Conversation: Professor Emerita Susan Gary writes for The Conversation about investments in fossil fuels.
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Montana Free Press: Professor of Law Adell Amos provides expert commentary. 
Law Week Colorado: Dean Marcilynn A. Burke is featured as the Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecturer at University of Colorado Law School.
Around the O: In a state known for its inspiring landscapes — its beauty, how its residents both embrace and rely on it for sustenance — University of Oregon faculty, staff and students bring that same passion and fervor toward studying our environment and tackling the biggest challenges facing it. | Professor Adell Amos and ENR Executive Director Heather Brinton are quoted.
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The Guardian: Michael Fakhri, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, says the US food system is built on injustices but there is hope where people are prioritizing the right to food

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Practical Experience

With an emphasis on intellectually challenging and creative work, students learn how to work up cases, prepare expert witnesses, write persuasive motions and memoranda, and appear at oral argument in real-world situations.

Students receive practical skills training through:

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Environmental Law Clinic
  • Mediation Clinic
  • Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation
  • Advanced Environmental Law Clinic
  • Environmental Law Externship
  • Moot Court

ENR Practical Experience


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Careers

The environment has only increased in importance to governments, businesses, and individuals. Graduates of Oregon Law’s long-established and top-ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program are among the most sought-after by employers.

Common Careers include:

  • Litigator
  • Transactional Attorney
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Legislative Aide
  • Policy Advisor
  • Conservation Director
  • Public Utilities Specialist
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Environmental Advocate

ENR Careers


ENR Faculty

As leaders and innovators, the distinguished faculty at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center are renowned climate change scholars, water law experts, and environmental law pioneers.

“We strive to produce cutting-edge and transformative research that will shape the future. Drawing upon our rich legacy in environmental law, we are always looking ahead to the needs of the planet, humanity, and our fellow species. In this new era defined by climate change, we engage our students, alumni, and colleagues to solve the crucial problems of our time.”

— Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center

Meet our Faculty


SUPPORT THE ENR CENTER

We pride ourselves on providing students with excellent teaching, skills-based learning opportunities, and a rich, diverse ENR curriculum.

We also contribute on-the-ground solutions to today's most challenging environmental problems. 

Please consider giving to the ENR Center to help us continue our work!