Lewis & Clark Law School hosts a wide range of events that highlight important themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, social justice, cross-cultural competency, and more. For a small sampling of these events, explore our events below. 

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

March 14

BIPOC Women in the Law

Join Professor Steverson and Benjamin as they talk about their personal experiences in the law as women and women of color. This is a safe space to ask questions, share experiences, concerns and find community. All are welcome!

March 13

Balancing White Saviorism and BIPOC Trauma

Come have a discussion with Ashley Needham and Chloe Clay, two alums, talk about their experiences working in public defense. As public defenders they are serving marginalized and often BIPOC communities. Although zealous advocacy is aspirational, being a White savior is not and neither is BIPOC fatigue. So how do we avoid it? Come join the discussion. All are welcome!

Ben Crump
February 20

Ben Crump Presents Martin Luther King Jr. Endowed Lecture

Ben Crump, renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney and one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice, will present the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Endowed Lecture on February 20 at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel on the campus of Lewis & Clark College.

Mr. Crump will be joined by Lewis & Clark Law Professor Robert Klonoff for a Q/A format. Professor Klonoff has worked closely with Ben Crump as co-counsel in ongoing litigation on behalf of the family of Henrietta Lacks against companies that profited by the use of Henrietta’s “immortal cell line.”

This is a hybrid event. 

To attend remotely via Zoom, please RSVP here.

There is still space at the lecture in-person, please let us know you are coming: RSVP here

Attendance at the event qualifies for 1.0 MCLE “Access to Justice” credit. (RSVP and advance request for CLE required.)

The Martin Luther King Jr. Endowed Lecture Series

Each year Lewis & Clark Law School hosts an endowed lecture honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made possible by a generous grant from alums Jacqueline Alexander ’07 and Lee Matthews ’73. The mission is to bring internationally recognized legal scholars, practitioners, jurists and civil rights leaders to Lewis & Clark to present a lecture to our law school community on issues of diversity, race relations, tolerance, and equal rights.

January 23

Opt-In: “Why Race Matters, Continued” with Professor Janet Steverson

This event is sponsored by the Law School DEI Committee, as part of our continuing Opt-In series. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 individuals who register.

November 28, 2023

Faculty/Staff: Inclusive Practice Strategies

The Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME) and Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) are excited to introduce a new initiative titled: “Faculty/Staff: Inclusive Practice Strategies.” Each month in the semester, our offices will jointly host an opportunity to talk about any challenging situations that may have occurred in the classroom, in your office, during an event, with a student, or a peer.

November 18, 2023

Fall Family Fun: Parents & Caregivers

November 18th, 10 am - 12 pm, Lewis & Clark law School, LRC

November 15, 2023

NALSA Bingo and Silent Auction

Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-7:300pm, LRC

(Pre-sale: November 6 & 7, 12:10-1:10pm, LRC)

November 10, 2023

Why Race Matters: In Conversation with Professor Janet Steverson

NLG is thrilled to invite you to a lecture by Professor Janet Steverson about the history of systemic racism in Oregon. A Q&A will follow, and snacks will be provided.

November 8, 2023

SBA & Student Affairs Info Session: Student Groups

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 12:10-1:10 pm, Room 2

October 26, 2023

Opt-In: Diversity in the Legal Profession in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decisions

This event is sponsored by the Law School DEI Committee, as part of our continuing Opt-In series.