We’ve collected some useful links to help connect Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and staff with resources on and off campus.
The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) provides academic, cultural, and social support to Lewis & Clark law students who may have experienced past barriers to education. While all admitted students are invited to participate, space is limited and thus, priority is given to ethnic minorities, international students, non-traditional students, and those with socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Diversity is essential to the mission of some of our student organizations. These organizations focus on the professional goals and needs of their communities, both on and off campus. To foster networking and to develop professional competence, the groups sponsor speakers, conduct legal workshops, and participate in mentorship programs within the community. They also sponsor social events and coordinate activities with student and professional organizations to promote the value of diversity within the legal profession.
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.
Lewis & Clark Law School’s commitment to diversity extends beyond offering programs & scholarships to law students. The Summer Law Camp and Minority Mock Trial Day are geared toward increasing diversity in the “pipeline” to the legal profession. Read about other pipeline programs
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:
Oregon State Bar Affinity Associations
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