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Each gift to the law school contributes to our high level of educational quality.  The Lewis & Clark Law School now ranks among the top ten law schools in the Pacific region and remains the top-ranked law school in Oregon.  We rank first among environmental law programs in the country.  

The law school sets the bar for excellence in education, leadership, and legal activism for the leaders of tomorrow. With your generous support we can continue this standard of excellence through scholarships, special focus law programs, and co-curricular opportunities for students. 

Why Give?

Philanthropy has allowed our school to invest in programs that have enhanced and expanded the education of our students.  Student tuition covers only about 75% of the cost of a student’s education at the law school.  Donations make up the difference.

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Lewis & Clark Law School, and provides us with the flexibility to react to opportunities that arise throughout the year. Annual gifts to the law school help to guarantee that our highest priorities are funded each year.

Scholarship gifts assist both our students and those who benefit from their dedication and work as lawyers and leaders in the community. Some students have received scholarships and stipends that exist only because of donations from alumni and friends.

Endowed funds generate a continual source of revenue for scholarships, professorships, lectureships, and specific programs. Unlike other gifts, which are expended for short-term needs, gifts for the endowment are invested and the principal is held in perpetuity. Endowed funds are typically dedicated to particular purposes such as faculty chairs and professorships, student endowed scholarships, or gifts to the library.

Planned gifts and bequests transform your personal values into legacies for learning. Arranging a bequest or including Lewis & Clark Law School in your estate planning allows you to support the school with assets that might otherwise be lost to estate, income, or capital gains taxes. A planned gift is designed to benefit you and the law school in the future.

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