Coronavirus Information and Update: Spring 2021 Plans

Diversity Pipeline Events

Diversity Pipeline: Mock Trial

Every spring, the Academic Enhancement Program organizes a “mock trial” event for local middle and high school students from economically disadvantaged communities. Current law students and alumni join in to volunteer as advisers and judges. This is an important connection the Portland community and a meaningful way for Lewis & Clark alums and current students to contribute to the next generation. 

Students describe this event as amazing, motivating, impacting, educational, and fun.  Some even said it motivated them to be an attorney. 

The event takes place on a Saturday at the law school campus and is co-sponsored by LSAC as part of the DiscoverLaw.org Months. To get involved contact Ethan Snyder, Director of Academic Resources and Diversity

Diversity Pipeline: Summer Law Camp

Summer Law Camp is a collaboration between the Academic Enhancement Program at Lewis & Clark Law School and the Classroom Law Project.

The week long camp, held on the law campus, is a valuable point of contact between the law school and the Portland community. Campers work with law students and alumni to learn about the structure of a court case, how to identify issues and important facts, draft questions, argument strategy and public speaking.  The camp culminates in a mock trial with students acting as the witnesses and attorneys before a real judge in a real courtroom.

This annual event encourages a group of inner-city youth to see their speaking and writing skills, and themselves, in a new and exciting light.

Do you want to learn more or get involved with next year’s Summer Law Camp? Contact Ethan Snyder, Director of Academic Resources and Diversity