From all of our students, staff, faculty and faculty, we are so grateful to all of our donors who gave in 2016! Scholarships, faculty support, externships, and excellent learning facilities are all made possible by the individual gifts from alumni and friends. No matter the size, every gift counts!
It is donors like you who have made a positive impact on our alumni and the communities they serve. Although I was born in Cherkassy, Ukraine, I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for the majority of my life. As I begin my final year of law school, I am amazed at the path my life has taken and how donors like you, alumni and friends I have never met, have made such an impact on my life. In fact, my decision to attend Lewis & Clark Law School was based on the availability of philanthropic support — upon receiving notification of a scholarship, I immediately notified the admissions staff of my decision to attend the law school.
My first year was an amazingly positive experience. The professors are extremely friendly, outgoing and supportive. Being able to chat with a professor about both legal and personal matters, and receive honest feedback is something I had not experienced before. Second, the students are also so supportive, passionate, and intelligent. I heard many rumors of law students ripping out textbook pages and other horror stories regarding the cut-throat competition in law school. Instead, I am surrounded by extremely intelligent colleagues and have made many close friends.
As I finished my second year, I spent endless hours preparing and pouring over my scholarship applications, fully aware that the competition would be extreme. When I received my award letter, I was ecstatic and could not stop thinking about how fortunate I was. Because of donors like you, I walked around all day just smiling, not worried about how foolish I may have looked. Knowing that I will have additional funds going toward my tuition, provides a sense of relief and happiness. In addition, being selected for an award that factors in merit, contributions, and accomplishments provided me with the much needed inspiration to finish my second-year finals confident that others strongly believed in my potential.
Dmitriy Golosinskiy ’17
Last year, Lewis & Clark Law School commemorated its Centennial Year by celebrating the past and creating a vision for the future. Our future success as a nationally recognized law school is only possible because of gifts from alumni and friends like you,
Thank you for your support of Lewis & Clark
Law School. As we move into our second century, bright futures depend upon the continued support of committed alumni and friends like you, who
understand that Lewis & Clark is an exceptional place to pursue a legal education.
The Annual Fund is critical to the continued success of our school. Contributions to this fund help students graduate with a reduced financial burden, deepen
the engagement between faculty and students, and provide the flexibility to meet the changing needs of students and the law school.
Each year, significant Annual Fund dollars are
directed toward scholarship support for students like Dmitriy. With our competitive law school market, scholarship support is an essential tool in recruiting students with the most potential to positively impact the legal profession for years to come. Please join
me today in renewing your support with a gift to the
Annual Fund. Thank you so very, very much! Sincerely,
Dean and Erskine Wood, Sr. Professor of Law
“Reasons Why I Give” — We want to hear from you!
Please take a moment to share why you give back to the Law School. Has the school’s programs and support assisted you in your education and career? If so, tell us! Email to email@example.com