Law Faculty

A Welcome From Dean Johnson

At Lewis & Clark, students come first. Our accomplished faculty members are deeply committed to excellence in teaching, and they bring enthusiasm, sterling credentials, innovative scholarship, and practical experience to the table. Beyond the classroom, Lewis & Clark teachers are easily accessible to students and faculty/student collaborations provide additional educational opportunities.

Students enjoy a collegial atmosphere in which to pursue their legal studies. We offer a wide range of courses and programs as well as opportunities for practical experiences in one of our fine clinical, internship, and externship placements. Our graduates hold major posts in the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of federal and state government, in private law firms and business entities, in public interest organizations, and in academia. Our alums have made major contributions to law reform and public service.

Lewis & Clark is the only law school in Portland, Oregon—one of America’s most beautiful and livable cities, with a vibrant and sophisticated legal community. Portland, one of the country’s top “foodie” destinations, also offers abundant opportunities to enjoy life outside of school. In addition, the physical beauty of the law school itself, nestled next to a state park, is unmatched. It is no wonder that students come from all over the country and from many foreign countries to attend Lewis & Clark. Please explore our website and we hope that you have an opportunity to visit in person to see for yourself all that we can offer.

Dean’s Newsletter

Why the Law Matters: Conversations with Lewis & Clark Faculty



Faculty In The News

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Ben Crump and Robert Klonoff at the 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Endowed Lecture

Civil Rights Titan Ben Crump Honors MLK’s Legacy in Stirring Lecture at Lewis & Clark

In an inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Endowed Lecture, civil rights attorney Ben Crump captivated attendees with his passionate discourse on justice, equality, and the enduring influence of Dr. King’s legacy, reinforcing the vital role of legal advocacy in the ongoing struggle for civil rights.

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Professor Bronson James

Get to Know Professor Bronson James: A Conversation on Law and Teaching

Professor Bronson James ’03, Oregon Supreme Court Justice and adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, shares his diverse legal experiences and teaching passion, emphasizing the importance of encouraging critical thinking in law students from an early stage in their education.

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Mariia Tsypiashchuck, Susan Felstiner, Davida Finger, and Svitlana Bevz at the 2023 AALS Clinical Conference. Photo by Lyndsey Romick

Professor Helps Facilitate Workshop Series with Ukrainian Legal Clinics

Professor Susan Felstiner participates in a groundbreaking US-Ukrainian Clinicians Workshop Series, fostering collaboration and skill-building to empower legal education in Ukraine.

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Harpreet S. Dhaliwal presents Professor Sandy Patrick with the Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Sandy Patrick Receives 2023 Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching

The graduating class presented Professor Sandy Patrick with the Leo Levenson award for teaching which has significantly impacted the class.

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Robert E. Jones Professor of Advocacy and Ethics Juliet Stumpf

Professor Honored as a Trailblazer in Immigration Law

Known for her work in pioneering the field of crimmigration, Professor Juliet Stumpf has been named an Immigration Law Trailblazer in the National Law Journal.