Frequently Asked Questions about the Admission Process
Your admission file is created when the law school receives your completed application form and application fee. You may choose to submit all of your documents at once or to submit as many of the documents as you can at one time, with other items (such as transcripts and reference letters) to follow. The file is considered complete and goes to the Admission Commitee as soon as we receive all the required information.
How will my application be evaluated?
Each application is evaluated as a whole. We are interested in your scholarly capacity, your skills as a lawyer, your academic performance, and your interest in the environmental and natural resources law field. The weight given each factor varies with each applicant. For example, the importance of law school grades wanes with practice experience.
When should I apply for financial assistance?
U.S. students seeking loans should submit and file financial aid forms as soon as possible; do not wait until you have received an offer of admission.
U.S. and international students applying for program scholarships should include a request for scholarship consideration and information about their financial situation with their application forms.
How soon will I know whether I have been accepted for admission?
Once your file is complete, the Admissions Committee will normally review it within a month. We will then contact you regarding the decision by both mail and email.
What should I do when I'm admitted?
If you accept an offer of admission, you must submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $250 within three weeks after notification of admission, in order to hold your place in the class. If you decline an offer of admission, we appreciate your letting us know as soon as possible so that we may make your space available to another applicant.
The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program is located in Wood Hall on the Law Campus.
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard, MSC 51
Portland, OR 97219