ENR Center Moves Up in National Ranking

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center of the University of Oregon School of Law is again a top-ranked academic program according to U.S. News and World Report. The program shares a tie ranking (11) with Columbia, Georgetown, and Stanford Universities. The ENR Center has consistently ranked among the leading environmental law programs in the U.S. for 13 years.

The ENR Center houses one of the most vibrant legal research centers in the country, with interdisciplinary projects occurring in each of seven substantive areas:  conservation trust; energy law and policy; global environmental democracy; food resiliency; native environmental sovereignty; oceans, coasts and watersheds; and sustainable land use. Student fellows work closely with faculty leaders on legal and policy analyses that inform governmental decision-makers and practitioners working on critical environmental problems. 

“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,” said Professor Mary C. Wood, faculty director of the ENR Center.  “In this new era defined by climate change, we engage our students, alumni, and colleagues to solve the crucial problems of our time.”

For more than 50 years, the ENR Center’s focus on public interest environmental law and commitment to innovation in environmental legal education have made it one of the nation’s oldest and most respected programs.