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.
Judge Raymond Crutchley ’99, was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Deschutes County Circuit Court earlier this month. He is the first African American to serve as a judge east of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
Alberta Jones was the first female African American prosecutor in Louisville, Kentucky…
As we spend this week celebrating diversity and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, we take a look back at the 2008 law school commencement at which civil rights leader John Lewis was the speaker.
Chanpone Sinlapasai JD ’02 advocates for refugee rights and supports foreign-born victims of human trafficking and violent crimes.
March 21st, 2019
Inclusive Practices Series: Disability 101
A workshop for Lewis & Clark employees which will serve as an introduction to creating an inclusive environment for students and colleagues with disability.
March 2nd, 2019
Networking for Professionals of Color: Say Hey! March
At Partners in Diversity, a common request we hear from communities of color and our member employers is to have more spaces for professionals of color to network and set deeper roots in our region. With our program committee’s leadership we launched Happy Hey Hours last year to great success. Join us for our next event, in partnership with Ecotrust’s Redd Reveal event!
February 26th, 2019
National Bar Association CLE & Social: Black History Month
This Black History Month CLE will cover the history of Black legal professionals and discuss how to retain and recruit Black attorneys, given
Oregon’s discriminatory history. A social will follow where Justice Adrienne
Nelson will be recognized and honored.
February 21st, 2019
Networking for Professionals of Color: Say Hey! Feb.
“Say Hey!” is an evening program to welcome professionals of color who recently relocated to our region. Join us for a fun evening of connecting, celebrating and showing our newest neighbors that there’s a rich and thriving multicultural community here.