Adventure Travelers Support International Wildlife Law Clinic


In January, an expedition to the Seventh Continent was guided by Clinical Professor of Law Erica Lyman as part of the L&C Travel Program. This incredible journey was tailored for an intrepid group of Lewis & Clark alumni, family, and friends. The route navigated the famed Drake Passage, visiting unique locations across the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctica Peninsula.

Thanks to a generous challenge match from Trustee Craig MacLeod (parent of a 2011 L&C graduate), the Antarctica travelers contributed support to the International Wildlife Law Clinic. This support will help ensure that Lyman, the clinic’s director, has the capacity to bring cutting-edge international environmental legal work to the clinic. For example, the International Wildlife Law Clinic works to end Japanese whaling in the Antarctic, defends local communities fighting oil and gas projects, and helps protect the ivory trade ban. The support from the Antarctica travelers will help bring more of these types of projects to the clinic, where future changemakers will be educated and trained.