Advocate Magazine is published for alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Lewis & Clark Law School.
With the resurgence in anti-Jewish violence and antisemitism, including online hate speech, cemetery desecration, and attacks on synagogues, it’s essential to understand antisemitism to work towards eliminating it.
These professors and staff members have made an incredible impact on Lewis & Clark, over decades.
Clinic achievements: Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC), Crime Victim Litigation Clinic (CVLC), Earthrise, Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment (GLA), Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC), Green Energy Institute (GEI), Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC), and Farm Animal Protection Project—Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS).
From the Dean
I am so excited to announce the establishment of the Advocacy Center at the law school. We have been working on the idea for some time.
The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School announced the launch of the world’s first Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Animal Law this fall.
The law school classrooms and library got some needed remodeling in the summer of 2023.
As of March 15, 2023, over 92% (162/176) of the 2022 Lewis & Clark Law School grads were employed or pursuing a graduate degree within 10 months of graduation.
The Center for Business Law and Innovation (CBLI) works with businesses to provide real-world practice insights and connections.
Fellows work in every area of public interest law and provide direct assistance to underserved clients and causes.
April marked the 25th anniversary of the Joyce Ann Harpole Awards.
More than 200 graduates attended the commencement ceremony, which took place on May 20 at Pamplin.
Only a few months after beginning her LLM program online with the Center for Animal Law Studies, Hanna Tereshko LLM ’23 was forced to flee her home in Kyiv when Russia invaded Ukraine.
The Wyss Scholars Program seeks to identify and support a new generation of leaders focused on land conservation issues.
Law student Jessica Olave ’23 is among the first class of students selected as an Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellow with the Vera Institute of Justice, one of two new partnerships the IJC added this year.
Professor of Lawyering Sandy Patrick, won this year’s Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching for her unwavering commitment to the growth, success and well-being of her students.
Bacon the pig was kidnapped (and brought home), Professor Oleske dyed his hair pink, and the summer award amount was increased.
Casey Horan ’23 and Jackson Moffett ’23 are the winners of the 2023 Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) International Law Writing Awards.
Faculty and Staff News
This year’s Distinguished Honors Dinner recognized alumni of the law school and members of the legal community whose impressive achievements and dedication to the legal profession and to serving and supporting the community inspire us all.
Associate clinical professor and the director of the Lewis & Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Sarah Lora, coauthored a new book for the American Bar Association.
The PILP committee established the “Pillars of PILP,” a new honorary award designation to recognize those who go above and beyond on behalf of PILP.
Professor Samir Parikh spearheaded a symposium hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Professor David Schraub received the 2022 Huffman Scholarship Award for his article, “Sadomasochistic Judging.”
This fall, alum Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy ’17 began his critical new role as Assistant Professor of Animal Law for the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS).
Justice Sonia Sotomayor cited Professor Jim Oleske in the 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, same-sex wedding website, dissent.
This year marked some significant announcements from the American Law Institute (ALI) about Lewis & Clark law professors.
Close to 100 alums who graduated in 1983 and earlier gathered for the annual McCarty Society Luncheon at Waverley Country Club.
Lewis & Clark Law alums received the 2022 Oregon State Bar’s Public Leadership Award for their organization, UndocuLaw Northwest.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment of Judge Jude Pate to the Alaska Supreme Court.
A group of law students from the Class of 1981 forged an enduring bond—thanks to the alphabet.
Gladys Kamasanyu was recently featured in The Guardian for her work to protect African wildlife as head of Uganda’s wildlife court.
In December 2022, Bronson James ’03 was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court.
Stephanie Wright made history when she was named an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Iowa in 1994 as the first African American prosecutor in the position.
Bowen Blair JD ’80 wrote a biography of Nancy Russell and her successful campaign to establish and protect the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Several Lewis & Clark Law School alums, serving as outside counsel to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, delivered a major victory for the State of Oregon.
Becky Straus received the Larry K. Amburgey Commitment to Public Interest Law Award for her work at the Oregon Eviction Defense Project/
Nicole Krishnaswami received the 2023 Leadership Award from the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).
Bridge Michigan reporter Kelly House is the winner of the 2023 Environmental Journalist Award from the Michigan chapter of the Sierra Club.
Members of the Cornelius Honor Society from all years gathered at a reception in fall 2022, for the first time since it was created in 1976.
Zach Pilchen joined the Biden-Harris administration in October 2022 as Senior Legal Counsel in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This has been a year of growth for the Alumni Board. We’ve welcomed nine new Alumni Board members.
The United Nations University hosted a BIG IDEAS Dialogue in Tokyo with Antonia De Meo, UNICRI.
Anna Laird ’21 was the Andrea Swanner Redding Outstanding Mentor Award recipient this year.
Alumna Juliana Minn was recently named executive director of the Small Business Legal Clinic of Lewis & Clark Law School (SBLC).