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PIELC 2018: Local Character, Global Vision – March 1-4, 2018

Over the last 36 years, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has brought together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. The 2018 conference is no exception. We are excited to unveil our theme, “Local Character, Global Vision”.  

One of the main goals for PIELC 2018 is to provide a space that enables growth beyond the four-day conference. We are committed to facilitating discussions, workshops, and panels that give participants the tools and knowledge they can apply beyond this special conference. We believe that change is possible and that it comes in many forms, including but not limited to changes in the legislature and in policy both at local and global levels. We further believe that change starts with each individual making a conscious effort to better their local community resulting in a nation-wide ripple effect.

PIELC 2018 will be held on March 1-4, 2018 at the University of Oregon School of Law.

PIELC 2018 Panel Submission & Registration

Panel Submission and Registration Now Open

PRIORITY DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15th FOR PANEL SUBMISSIONS.  Any panels submitted after the priority deadline of December 15th are subject to consideration upon submission. Submitting panels prior to the priority deadline is highly encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: CLE accreditation will be sought only with the Oregon Bar for PIELC 2018. Attendees interested in CLE credits are responsible for reporting attendance and seeking accreditation from their local bar if NOT an Oregon Bar member. A list of panels that will be submitted for CLE credit will be posted on the PIELC website during the conference and/or in brochure.

Oregon Bar member attendees must submit an attendance form through the conference in order to obtain CLE credit for eligible panels attended at the conference. Attorneys seeking CLE credit in states other than Oregon are responsible for pursuing CLE credit with their respective state bar.

Please click here for the Panel Submission Form and click here for the PIELC Registration Form.

If you have any questions, please email