We thank our faculty, along with student representatives, for their service on the Law School and College Standing Committees.
Find out about service opportunities through the American Bar Association web page.
Find out about service opportunities through the Association of American Law School web page.
Find out about service opportunities through the Oregon State Bar web page.
Consulting and Legal Practices
Faculty may engage in occasional outside consulting or legal work, subject to the following rules outlined by the ABA, AALS, and Lewis & Clark:
American Bar Association —Standards for Approval of Law Schools and Interpretations 2015-16 — Chapter 4: Faculty
ABA Standards for Outside Practice/Consulting:
Regularly engaging in law practice or having an ongoing relationship with a law firm or other business creates a presumption that a faculty member is not a full-time faculty member under this Standard. This presumption may be rebutted if the law school is able to demonstrate that the individual has a full-time commitment to teaching, research, and public service, is available to students, and is able to participate in the governance of the law school to the same extent expected of full-time faculty.
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Standards for Outside Practice/Consulting – from the 2015 AALS Handbook — Chapter 6: Membership Requirements
Bylaw Section 6-4. Faculty
a. A member school shall attract and maintain a faculty of high competence and suitable size, with a sufficient number of full-time faculty members to provide ready professional relationships among the faculty and between the faculty and the students and to offer a reasonably broad curriculum. “Full-time faculty member” means a faculty member who devotes substantially the entire time to the responsibilities of teacher, scholar, and educator. Professional activities outside the law school are not precluded if limited so as not to divert the faculty member from the primary interest and duty as a legal educator.
3.9.4 Compensated External Activities
Lewis & Clark faculty devote their time to teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Because of their expertise in various areas, they are from time to time invited to participate in externally compensated professional activities.
In order that such external activities are consistent with the College’s needs, the College has determined that Lewis & Clark faculty may devote the equivalent of no more than one day per week during the academic year to compensated activities outside the College over and above their normal responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and institutional service. Such activities should contribute to the professional development of the faculty member and should not conflict with Lewis & Clark responsibilities.
Faculty are required to provide a written description of the activity to be compensated, the employer, the duration of the activity, and the approximate number of hours per week to be devoted to the project.
Review and approval of such external faculty activity shall be the responsibility of the dean of the relevant school.
What We’re Up To
Within the past year, members of our faculty participated in many community activities. A partial list is included here:
Service to Bar Associations includes work with:
ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section
OSB Board of Governors
OSB House of Delegates Member for Region 5/Multnomah County
OSB Drafting Task Force for Uniform Securities Act
OSB Intellectual Property Law Section
OSB Environmental & Natural Resources Section
OSB Consumer Law Section
OSB Estate Planning and Administration Section and Elder Law Section newsletter
OSB Litigation Section
OSB Constitutional Law Section Executive Committee
OSB Joint Bench/Bar Commission of Professionalism
OSB Legal Heritage Interest Group
OSB Affirmative Action Program
MBA Court Liaison Committee
MBA Professionalism Committee
Reviewing tax questions for the Oregon Bar Exam
Service in other ways as follows:
chair, Oregon’s Victim’s Rights Compliance Task Force
chair, AALS Natural Resources Section
create and maintain on-line blogs
volunteer, Between the Lines (prison outreach program)
member, American Law Institute’s Tax Advisory Board
member, ACLU Lawyer’s Committee
volunteer, Portland Farmers Market
board member, Friends of Tryon Creek
vice chair, Tryon Creek Watershed Council
president, Portland Baseball Group
volunteer, various local elementary schools
board member, Metropolitan Public Defender
appointed to Advisory Council of U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
member, Oregon Women Lawyers
member, Center for Progressive Reform
mediator, Oregon Federal Court
chief justice, Grand Ronde Tribe Court of Appeals
board member, Tribal Leaders Forum
advisory member, Oregon Water Trust Board
board member, Workers’ Rights Board
member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
member, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association
charter member, Portland Christian Legal Aid Organization
member, Litigation Committee at national level for Defenders of Wildlife
member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Oregon
member, Family Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland
commissioner, Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs
chair, Finance Committee of the Democratic Party of Oregon
member, Public Defense Diversity Task Force
member, National Advisory Committee of Environmental Protection Agency
arbitrator, Multnomah County and NASD
member, American Society of International Law
volunteer, Oregon Humane Society
board member, Edwards Center, a nonprofit serving developmentally disabled adults
member, Portland’s River Plan Committee
volunteer, Multnomah County Legal Aid
member AALS Minority Sections Group Executive Committee
volunteer, Food for the Hungry