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.
The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) at Lewis & Clark Law School recently filed a joint amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in support of an Oregon Law Center lawsuit. The Metropolitan Public Defender’s (MPD) Community Law Division, which partners with CJRC on the Barrier Reduction Project, joined CJRC in submitting the brief.
Help your community by filling out Lewis & Clark’s Campus Climate Survey!
First-year law students helped the Diversity Section of the Oregon State Bar honor seven judges -- five of them affiliated with the law school in some way -- for bringing diversity to the bench.
November 15th, 2019
NAYA Gala 2019
Join the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) for their 16th Annual Gala & Auction in celebration of Native American Heritage Month!
Enjoy great conversation, community, a specially prepared Native-inspired meal, and live music. The gala raises awareness and much-needed funding for the life changing services NAYA provides, impacting more than 10,000 people each year.
November 12th, 2019
Staff Development Workshop: Disability 101
How to create an inclusive campus for students and colleagues