TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”
TheCriminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC)atLewis & Clark Law Schoolrecently 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.
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.
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.
In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by 1L student Garry Brown.
In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by 1L student Lawrence Pittman.
In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about the people, events, and places that influenced history. This week’s fact was gathered by 2L student Michelle Stowers.
In honor of Black History Month, members of the Black Law Student Association gathered interesting facts about black history, the civil rights movement, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This week’s fact was gathered by 3L student Anthony Blake.
Lewis & Clark College’s 12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, running from Wednesday, November 11 to Friday, November 13, will delve into a perennial-yet-timely topic: race and opportunity in the educational system.
On 25 November 2013, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Workshop finalized its research report on the plight of the Mapuche people in Chile, The Mapuche Struggle for Recognition and Land: A Legal Analysis. The report is the result of collaboration between the law school and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation in The Hague, under which UNPO suggests an unrepresented state or an indigenous group whose situation is ripe for legal investigation and analysis and a group of students within the law school researches and writes a report on the relevant legal issues.
Professor ; Class of ‘94 Subjects: Legal Writing, Race & the Law I chose to attend Lewis & Clark Law School because prior to law school, I and others met Professor Steve Johansen, Director of the Legal Analysis and Writing Program, who warmly and reassuringly explained to us that we could do law school. Professor Johansen’s personal approach is emblematic of the “people first” attitude at our law school that helps create a sense of community.
Associate Professor, Joined Lewis & Clark in 2011 Subjects: Legal Writing, Public Interest Lawyering and Wrongful Convictions Unlike in Brooklyn, one has to make a point to search for diversity here in Portland (it is not handed to you), I have found that it does exist and that many are looking for it. In fact, starting a new life here where I don’t take diversity and differences for granted have made me think about their importance differently and added value to my journey.
Student, Class of 2014 I feel as though I have an opportunity to celebrate my culture through student groups or on-campus activities, such as the events that Lewis and Clark organizes each year for Black History Month. While the student body is respectful and appreciative of the different cultures and backgrounds represented by each individual student, one’s minority status is only as prominent as that student desires.
Partner at Green, Howard, & Mughal LLP; Class of ’09 Academic help in the form of out-of-class tutorials supplemented any deficiency I felt with English as a second language. I sincerely believe that hard work and the engaging environment at Lewis and Clark Law School prepared me well for a successful career as an attorney.