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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Portland with Mt. Hood in backgroundLewis & Clark Law School recognizes that legal education is an important lifetime investment for each student. Beyond rigorous practical and intellectual training, the law school prepares students for long-term personal and professional rewards. Thus, we are committed to ensuring access for all highly qualified candidates and to helping them obtain resources for financing a legal education.


Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available for study at Lewis & Clark Law School, including scholarships and awards, loans, clerkships, and work-study. We estimate that more than $13 million in aid is available annually to Lewis & Clark law students. It is extremely important to apply properly and on time for all forms of financial assistance.

You should apply for financial aid at the same time you apply for admission. Although no financial aid award will be made until after you are admitted, do not wait until you are admitted before beginning your application for financial aid.

For complete information on financial aid for law school students, visit our Admissions Tuition and Financial Aid webpage.


Lewis & Clark Law School awards scholarship aid to a significant percentage of each year’s entering class in the form of our merit-based Dean’s Scholarships and to current upper-division students in a variety of different awards. Retention data for merit-based awards can be found here. For complete information on scholarships for law school students, visit our Admissions Scholarships and Awards webpage.

Animal Law Scholarships


Richard J. Peppin Scholarship for Animal Rights
Applications due in the spring semester

The Richard J. Peppin Scholarship for Animal Rights is an endowed scholarship established by Rich Peppin to recognize students dedicated to advocating for the rights of animals. Recipients of this scholarship must be committed vegans and demonstrate their dedication to animal rights through law school and extracurricular activities.

Peter Nycum Animal Law Scholarship

Established by Associate Dean and Professor Peter Nycum as a grant each year to the editor in chief of the Animal Law Review.

For more information about animal law scholarships please visit the Admissions Scholarship & Awards webpage.