Caroline Lobdell - Executive Director

Caroline Lobdell - Executive Director


Upon having grown up in Oklahoma, Caroline earned her B.S. from the University of South Carolina, and earned a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School with an Environmental/Natural Resources Law certification. Caroline has extensive experience with complex litigation cases and contested case hearings and currently serves as the Executive Director and Clinical Law Professor for the Western Resources Legal Center.   

Before studying law, Caroline worked on various federal regulatory issues during an internship at the U.S. Senate Science and Transportation Committee and subsequent employment with former U.S. Senator, Fritz Hollings  Caroline’s practice is focused on agricultural law, administrative law, timber law, water law, mining law public lands, environmental and natural resources law.

Caroline is a frequent speaker on emerging laws affecting natural resource users and has been awarded the Oregon Cattlemen’s Top Industry Promoter Award, Oregon Cattlemen’s Exceptional Leadership and Service Award and the Oregon Women for Agriculture’s service to agriculture award.   

In addition to being a special adjunct faculty member and  serving on the Board of Visitors for the Lewis and Clark Law school,  Caroline also is visiting law professor in Lewis and Clark’s prestigious summer Indian law program.  Caroline also sits on the Oregon State Bar’s Agricultural law executive committee and Oregon State Bar’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law executive committee. 

Caroline can be reached via email at