Letter From the President of the Alumni Board
Adina Flynn ’96
Every year—even every day—law school alumni, students, faculty, and staff do things that elevate everyone associated with Lewis & Clark Law School. It is what makes our school such an amazing community. Here is a sampling of what makes me so proud to be an alumna:
- Alumni participated in Preview Receptions, to give the newly admitted students an opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for what our community is like. Alumni also made phone calls and sent emails to individually welcome admitted students, offer answers to their questions about the school, and share their own experiences of the law school and living in Portland. Our current Alumni Board members in Anchorage, Seattle, D.C., and Sacramento are great resources for students and new alums externing in or moving to those cities, and many other alumni generously give their time to meet with students and recent graduates.
- The Alumni Board provides a scholarship to students who demonstrate academic achievement, need, community involvement, and, of course, commitment to being an involved alumnus. In addition, many alumni and friends of the law school contribute to scholarships and programs that help to ease the burden on students and graduates.
- The Black and Orange Parties held across the country and around the world, hosted in conjunction with the College of Arts and Science and the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, are one of many opportunities to socialize and network. This year, the Black and Orange Parties will be held on October 1, and I encourage you to attend one in your area.
- During the past year, we held alumni receptions in New York City, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Austin, Anchorage, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Seattle. Dean Johnson plans to visit a number of cities during the coming year, so keep an eye out for an event in your area.
- This September, we’ll celebrate Reunion Weekend for the classes of ’74, ’84, ’94 and ’04.
- We learned about and celebrated the accomplishments of outstanding fellow alumni and friends of the law school. In 2014, we honored Distinguished Graduate Judge Michael J. McShane ’88, Honorary Alumnus Judge Michael Simon, Rising Star award-winner Jennifer Woodhouse ’08, and Community Service award-winner Rakeem Washington ’08. It was a particular pleasure to be involved in the selection of these recipients.
Again, this is just a sampling of all that our community does. I thank all of you for your support of the law school. If you are interested in joining the Alumni Board, or if you have ideas for alumni events or activities, please contact Sarah Petersen ’08 in the Alumni Relations Office.
Adina Flynn ’96