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Diversity

Diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency are critical to fulfilling our mission as a law school and as part of the legal community.

As a professional school preparing the next generation of our nation’s lawyers, we believe that our promise to support diversity is both an academic and professional duty. (Read the college’s resolution affirming the inherent educational benefits of diversity for the college environment).

Increasing the diversity of the legal profession and developing the cultural competency of our students is part of the Law School’s commitment to promoting equal access to justice and training the best professionals in all fields of legal practice.

This website is a resource for students, staff, faculty, and prospective students to learn about the diversity of experience and background on our campus and to access relevant resources, events and policies.

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Events

EVENTS

March 1st, 2017

  • Tackling the Racial & Ethnic Disparity
    In this informational panel, come hear from Multnomah County DA Rod Underhill, Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman, and Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese about the policy changes they’ve made using data from the Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) report. Event is open to the public. Questions? Contact Sarah Fine at sfine@lclark.edu.

February 15th, 2017

  • Perkins Coie Speed Networking Event
    Borrowing concepts from speed dating, this event will facilitate short, focused conversations between current law students and local attorneys in a relaxed setting.

January 26th, 2017

  • Image preview Diversity & Community Building Judges Panel
    Join the Diversity Committee (and sponsors) for a panel discussing how diversity plays a role in the field of law from the perspective of diverse and honorable judges. With the uncertain social and political future of the nation, it is important to embrace our differences and to build community relations together. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask thoughtful questions of the panel. The panel includes: The Honorable Judges Adrienne Nelson, Darlene Ortega, Angel Lopez & Kenneth Walker. This event is open to the Public.

January 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: “This Land is Whose Land?” by Marcilynn Burke
    Marcilynn Burke, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Houston Professor Burke’s expertise is in environmental, natural resources, land use, and property law. She has served at the U.S Department of the Interior and as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management helping develop federal land use, resource management, and regulatory oversight policies.

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