BIPOC Legal Mentorship & Community Program

The BIPOC legal mentorship and community program was created to provide support, networking opportunities, and community to BIPOC-identified students at Lewis & Clark Law School. 

Through the BIPOC legal mentorship and community program, students are able to connect with attorneys and legal professionals across a range of practice areas. The program hosted its inaugural event in the Fall 2022 semester at Lewis & Clark Law School. The program was created by Chloé Clay ’22 with the support of Lewis & Clark Law School. To learn more about the program, contact Chloé. Chloe Clay, '22 Chloé Clay, JD '22

Current Students: Join the Program

Interested in joining the BIPOC legal mentorship  and community program, but you couldn’t join the reception this fall? Contact Chloé with your lclark email address and ask to be added to the list. 

Not yet a law student? There are opportunities for current pre-law school students to get involved. To learn more, contact Chloé. 

Attorneys and Legal Professionals: Become a Mentor

Interested in becoming a mentor? There are mentorship opportunities for all attorneys and legal professionals, including those who did not attend Lewis & Clark and those who do not identify as BIPOC persons. To see how you can become involved, contact Chloé. 

Upcoming Events
  • September 28, 2023: Join the BIPOC Mentorship and Community Program for a reception celebrating the second anniversary of our program. We invite all current law students, prospective law students, staff, faculty, alumni, and mentors to learn more about this program, share in a celebration of our first year, and learn about our upcoming 2023-2024 programming. Register here.
Recent Past Events
  • January 17, 2023: Q&A, Practicing as a Minority in Oregon, Room 1 @ 12:10pm - 1:00pm - Wondering what it’s like to be a BIPOC attorney in Oregon? Come learn and get your questions answered! This is a candid and safe space for all. Sign up here and submit questions here!
  • January 18, 2023: Judicial Clerkships, Room 1 @ 12:10pm - 1:00pm - What are judicial clerkships, and why are they valuable experiences? Professor Yin will discuss the duties of law clerks, the differences between trial level and appellate clerkships, and the mechanics of applying for them. Sign up here!
  • January 25, 2023: Working with Congress, Room 1 @ 12:10pm - 1:00pm - Professors Oleske and Martel will share their experiences working with the U.S. Senate, and Professor Oleske will discuss his service with the Obama administration. We’ll discuss public service, policy work, and pathways to these careers. Sign up here!

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BIPOC Legal Mentorship & Community Program Board

The program would not be possible without the support and oversight of the program board, comprised of alumni, community leaders, and faculty. Learn more about our board members in their own words below.