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About Courtney N. Moran LL.M.

Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. is an Oregon attorney who advocates for agricultural industrial hemp. Courtney grew up in Colgate, WI and was valedictorian of Germantown High School. She attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a minor in Biology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, MN. During law school, Courtney interned for Keith Stroup at NORML in Washington, D.C. She is currently licensed to practice law in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. After moving to Oregon in 2011, she practiced criminal defense with a focus on medical marijuana patient defense. In December 2013, Courtney graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School with a Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, with an emphasis in Industrial Hemp Law. She also completed the world's first industrial hemp university course, offered at Oregon State University in the spring of 2013. Courtney developed, organized, and presented an educational industrial hemp conference during the 5th Annual Hemp History Week. She has presented on industrial hemp law and policy at Seattle's Hempfest, Portland's Hempstalk, an Oregon Cannabis Industry Association event, the Oregon Hemp Convention, the NoCo Hemp Expo (Loveland, Colorado), and at Oregon State University. Courtney is the founder of the Oregon Hemp Industries Association Chapter. Courtney currently practices in Portland, Oregon as a solo practitioner for EARTH Law, LLC (Environmental Advocate Representing True Hemp Law, LLC).


Present Faculty Member, Lewis &amp Clark College

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Industrial Hemp Law and Environmental Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Legum Magister, magna cum laude, December 2013
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Dean’s Award- Legal Analysis, 2011

Contact Information

P.O. Box 28575
Portland, OR 97228