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Welcome to the Home Page of the Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC). WRLC is the nation's first clinical internship program and only hands-on training program specializing in legal advocacy for natural resource users. By representing natural resource users and involving our students in that process, WRLC teaches aspiring attorneys to appreciate and understand the legal complexities of natural resource users.
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Our Mission

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.

Support WRLC

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization sponsored by a diverse group of natural resource industries, including farmers, ranchers, miners, foresters, resource developers, dairy producers, and other natural resource dependent entities.