ENR News and Features


Photo of Rennard Strickland
January 12
Rennard Strickland, former University of Oregon School of Law Dean, passed away January 5, 2021, in Norman, Oklahoma. He was 80 years old. Strickland served as dean from 1997 to 2002, and on the faculty until his retirement in 2006.
Advancing Clean Energy in Oregon Flier
January 4
During this one-day event we will explore the future of clean energy in Oregon, featuring an examination of 100% clean electricity requirements established in other states and research updates from the faculty of the University of Oregon. January 6, 2021 at 10:00 am. Register Here. 
collage of photos
December 30
Oregon Law’s top 10 stories of 2020.
Dean Burke Photo
December 15
Dean Burke will be speaking at the 2021 Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecture in Natural Resources at the University of Colorado School of Law, Thursday, February 4th 5:30 p.m. MT. Learn more here.  
Ifeyinwa Amadioha
December 3
"It is a career goal to work with those that have limited or no access to justice in their quest for a pollution-free environment."
Columbia River
November 25
Alum Kyle Smith is the Oregon Field Coordinator for Trout Unlimited, the nation's largest coldwater conservation nonprofit organization. In his role as Field Coordinator, he has been able to connect his passion for environmental conservation, public policy, and nonprofit work. 
LLM student 2020 cohort
November 23
This year, Oregon Law welcomed twenty-two students as part of the Master of Laws (LLM) Program. The students come from around the globe hailing from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Korea, Kenya, and Liberia.
Erika Pirotte
November 4
Erika Pirotte is an attorney working in the Natural Resources Unit (NRU) of the Navajo Nation Department of Justice. Licensed to practice law in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, Pirotte is part of a team that handles all legal matters pertaining to the development and use of the Nation’s land and natural resources and protection of the environment.  
William K. Knight Law Center
October 26
In an ongoing effort to address structural inequalities and counteract institutionalized racism, several faculty at Oregon Law have been researching in the area of “access to justice.” During the 2019-20 academic year alone, law faculty published seven articles on topics related to access to justice, with at least eight more forthcoming in 2020-21.
Salt Creek Falls
October 19
Neil Kagan and the Oregon Wilderness Act of 1984: The story of how one Oregon Law alumnus became a catalyst for national policy change.