Allison LaPlante

Director, Earthrise Law Center

Wood Hall 112
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Allison LaPlante joined Earthrise Law Center as a staff attorney and clinical professor of law in January, 2005. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Allison received her BS in Biology/Ecology from Cornell. For three years she worked for a national environmental organization, focusing on toxics issues while dividing her time between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. While at Lewis & Clark Law School she was active in a wide variety of environmental law activities, including Earthrise, NEDC, and environmental moot court. Following graduation, Allison held a District of Oregon federal clerkship in Portland. As an Earthrise staff attorney, she focuses primarily on issues and cases concerning pollution control.

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Academic Credentials

  • JD, cum laude, 2002- Lewis & Clark Law School
  • BS, 1996, Cornell University