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.
January 29th, 2019
December 11th, 2018
The Queen’s Bench 2018 Holiday Luncheon
The Queen’s Bench 2018 Holiday Luncheon Honoring Women Judges will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland.
November 9th, 2018
Bitter Pills: Race, Health, and Medicine - 15th Annual Ray Warren Symposium
How do systems of oppression make people sick? Who has access to healthcare, and whose well-being is prioritized through public health policies? Though science and medicine are often considered neutral and objective, how have culturally created classifications of race shaped biomedical research and clinical practices? How, in turn, does medical science perpetuate racial ideologies?Critical questions like these are at the center of the 15th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, which will explore the racialized dimensions of health and medicine in institutions, communities, and individual experiences.