The Western Resources Legal Center is a 501 (c)(3) educational organization that provides law students with quality instruction and excellent opportunities to develop their legal skills and knowledge of natural resources and environmental laws through the legal representation of clients active in natural resource related industries that will lead to careers as attorneys and policymakers with an appreciation for the challenges faced by, and importance of, natural resource industries.
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Western Resources Legal Center provides top law students an opportunity to develop practical legal skills and specific knowledge of natural resources and environmental laws by assisting with the legal representation of farmers, ranchers, miners, foresters, resource developers and other natural resource dependent entities.
Students gain an understanding of the litigation process and how laws impact the day to day operations of natural resource dependent businesses. Students also experience a more profound educational experience by personally observing how laws and litigation impact businesses, the economy, and local communities.
Training a New Generation of Legal Advocates
WRLC builds on the reputation of Lewis & Clark Law School as the top environmental law school in the country, while providing an alternative practical skills experience to the Lewis & Clark Law School academic curriculum.