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Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Energy Law & Policy Project

Exploring innovative law and policy to promote a green energy future

Faculty Leaders for the Energy Law and Policy Project are Professor Adell Amos, Professor Roberta Mann, and Adjunct Instructor Jennifer Gleason.

ELPP Fellows

KaylieKleinKaylie Klein is a third-year law student at the University of Oregon focusing on energy law and renewable energy development. As a native Oregonian, she cares deeply about adopting long-term policies that promote sustainable business development and a healthy environment. Kaylie has pursued this interest by completing courses in water law, natural resources law, and energy law; local government and administrative law; and commercial and tax law. She has also gained a wide breadth of practical experience working for both the Western Environmental Law Center and the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon. Kaylie’s most recent work on renewable energy law titled, Removing Roadblocks to Renewable Energy: Understanding Electricity Law and the Legal Tools Available to Advance Clean Energy will be published in Volume 92, Issue 1 of the Oregon Law Review, available October 2013. Upon graduation, Kaylie will have earned a Statement of Completion in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Kaylie plans to return to Portland to pursue her legal career after graduation. Outside of law school, Kaylie enjoys spending time outdoors, eating fine food with family and friends, and cheering on her beloved University of Michigan Wolverines.

RebeccaRushtonRebecca Rushton is a third year law student focusing on ocean and coastal law. She is primarily interested in offshore renewable energy sources, such as wind and wave energy. Prior to law school, Rebecca received her B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina with a concentration in Coastal Resource Management. The summer after her first year, Rebecca worked as a research assistant for the Ocean and Coastal Law Center editing and updating a chapter on Renewable Energy. During her second year, she spent her spring semester working for NOAA’s International Law Section in Washington, D.C. and for the EPA’s Region 4 office in Atlanta the following summer.  Additionally, in the fall of 2012 Rebecca published a short legal article about fracking in The SandBar, a publication from The National Sea Grant Law Center.  She was recently asked to write a follow-up article, which she eagerly accepted.  Look for her article in January 2014 in the volume 13, issue 1 edition of the The SandBar.  In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and of course, visiting the Oregon coast.

LeeEwingLee Ewing is a third year law student with an interest in energy law and renewable policy and development.  Before law school Lee spent six years as an arborist in Maryland, a position which gave him a deep appreciation for the natural world.  Lee chose to attend law school in order to translate this appreciation into practical skills to enable him to effectuate real change.  During the summer following his first year Lee worked with the Center for Progressive Reform on issues related to the Clean Air Act.  The next summer he gained experience in energy law through a position with the investor-owned utility PacifiCorp and during the fall 2013 semester Lee will be working in-house for Vestas Americas, a wind turbine manufacturer headquartered in Portland.  Lee has also been active with the University of Oregon School of Law’s annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.  During his free time Lee enjoys soccer, basketball, hiking, and climbing trees.




  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Energy and the Law
  • Federal Energy Policy and the Congress
  • Regulated Energy Utility Law
  • Renewable Energy

For a complete list of the ENR curriculum, click here.

Summary Sheet

For a full summary of the events and scholarship of the ELPP, please click here.

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