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Michael Blumm

Summer Faculty


Professor Blumm is one of the architects of Lewis & Clark Law School’s acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. He has been teaching, writing, and practicing in the environmental and natural resources law field for thirty‐five years. He began his career with an environmental group and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., where he helped draft the EPA’s wetland protection regulations. For over a decade, Blumm edited the Natural Resources Law Institute’s Anadromous Fish Law Memo and later published a book on Salmon and the Law. More recently, he spent seven years co‐directing the Northwest Water Law and Policy Project. Professor Blumm is co‐author of the first casebook on Native American Natural Resources Law, originally published in 2002 and now in its third edition. He also is co-author of a new casebook on the Public Trust Doctrine and is at work on a casebook on Natural Resources Law. Recent law review articles include studies of dam breaching, federal wildlands policy, the public trust in wildlife, implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act’s effect on climate change. He has lectured on a variety of topics at law schools in Australia, Canada, and Brazil and has been a distinguished visitor at Florida State University, the University of Calgary, and Vermont Law School. In 2005‐07, Professor Blumm was Chair of the American Association of Law School’s Natural Resources Law Section.