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#1 in Environmental Law

August 11, 2006

Lewis & Clark Law School’s environmental law program is ranked first in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s recent annual survey of graduate programs. The school’s environmental law program was established in 1970–the same year the first Earth Day was held and the year the Clean Air Act was passed.

The program’s success is due to a combination of factors, including a diverse and engaging environmental faculty; one of the most extensive environmental law curricula in the country; the first environmental law journal in the country; and clinics that serve public interest clients worldwide.

The school’s environmental law program has received the top ranking seven times in the past decade. Overall, Lewis & Clark Law School tied for 77th among the 180 accredited law schools in the nation that responded to U.S. News & World Report’s survey.

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