We’ve collected some useful links to help connect Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and staff with resources on and off campus.
Lewis & Clark Law School supports a large number of active student organizations. A number of these organizations, known as affinity groups, focus on the professional goals and needs of specific communities, both on and off campus. These groups are open to all students, and many focus on promoting the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the legal profession. To foster networking opportunities, these groups sponsor speakers, conduct legal workshops, participate in mentorship programs, and partner with organizations at the national and state bar level.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee includes two student representatives that students are welcome to reach out to. The Student Bar Association also includes a Vice President of Equity & Inclusion that students are invited to contact.
The Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Department offers financial support, networking opportunities, employment assistance, and mentorship opportunities to students at Oregon’s law schools. To learn more about their programming, visit their website.
Many of Oregon’s affinity bar associations welcome the involvement of law students. To connect with these organizations, see below.
Northwest Indian Bar Association
OGALLA - Oregon’s LGBTQ Bar Association
Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association
Oregon Chinese Lawyers Association
Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association
Oregon Hispanic Bar Association
Oregon Minority Lawyers Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
South Asian Bar Association of Oregon
Various scholarship opportunities exist for law students, including those specifically for minorities or under-represented groups. Those that we know of are posted on our Scholarships and Awards web page. There you’ll find scholarships provided by outside organizations as well as those specifically for Lewis & Clark law students.
The Lewis & Clark Multicultural Resource Guide, known as “The Living List,” contains resources valuable for students, staff, and faculty. This guide is especially useful for traditionally underrepresented members of the Lewis & Clark community. This extensive guide serves as a starting point to familiarize yourself with what is available to you in Portland, Multnomah County, and surrounding areas.
This guide includes the following categories:
The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) provides academic, cultural, and social support to Lewis & Clark law students who may have experienced past barriers to education.
State & National Resources
There are a number of organizations that provide advice, support, community, and financial resources to law students. For a non-inclusive list of these organizations, see below.