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Roosevelt Robinson Minority Scholarship Fund

Increasing diversity in the Oregon legal community                              

As a community leader, former prosecutor, respected judge, and belovedRoosevelt Robinson Photo friend, the Honorable Roosevelt Robinson touched the lives of many and set a sterling example of legal professionalism in public service.

Judge Robinson passed away on August 4, 2004. To honor his legacy of inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things, his friends and colleagues established the Roosevelt Robinson Minority Scholarship through generous gifts to Lewis & Clark Law School.

To commemorate the Judge Roosevelt Robinson’s 70th birthday, his friends and colleagues are coming together to raise funds for this important scholarship. Please join us for this celebration!

To date, eight students have received this scholarship. Each recipient has demonstrated superior integrity and high ethical standards, excellent scholarship during law school and a caring attitude towards others.

Judge Robinson overcame difficult circumstances to touch the lives of all who knew him. By continuing to support this important scholarship, we are preserving his legacy and increasing diversity in the Oregon legal community.

By increasing the scholarship’s endowed fund, the law school can award a larger scholarship to one deserving student or increase the number of recipients to two each year.

Learn more by reading about Judge Robinson’s selection for the Distinguished Graduate Award and the creation of the scholarship in his honor.

Click here Make a gift to the Roosevelt Robinson Scholarship!



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    The Development Office is located in Legal Research Center on the Law Campus.


    voice 503-768-6934

    Associate Director of Development
    Malari Vandervort

    Senior Development Officer
    Sylvia Sissel Ovregaard

    Director of Alumni Relations
    Suraya Barbee, J.D. ’10

    Development Coordinator
    Vivian Robbins

    Development Office
    10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd
    Portland, Oregon  97219