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The Jeffrey Jones Memorial Tribute Fund

The Jeffrey Jones Tribute Fund was created in 2021 to honor the memory of beloved Professor Jeffrey Jones. It is awarded annually to a student who has made an outstanding contribution while in law school to further social justice, including but not limited to racial justice and access to justice in general. Contributions can include volunteer work as well as work through clinics or employment and can include community and law school activities, law school papers, published articles, and trial and appellate briefs.

About Jeffrey Jones, JD, PhD

Lewis & Clark Law School Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy Jeffrey D. Jones passed away on December 25, 2020 at the age of 52.

Jeff was a great teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend. He was taken from us far too early. After a stellar academic background including a JD from the University of Michigan and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Jeff practiced employment law with two distinguished Portland firms. He joined the Lewis & Clark Law School Faculty in 2007 teaching courses in employment law, property law, and jurisprudence. He also taught a course on law and social justice in Lewis & Clark College’s Department of Philosophy. Jeff loved his students and loved the special times he had a meeting with them individually and helping them plan their studies and future careers. Jeff received the highest honor as a teacher in 2018 when students gave him the Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in teaching.

Donations to the Fund can be made online or mailed to: Lewis & Clark Law School Development Office 10101 S. Terwilliger Blvd. Portland, OR 97219

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