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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.

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Faculty In The News

In Memory of Emeritus Law Professor Ronald B Lansing

Dedicated Emeritus Professor of Law Ron Lansing passed away May 2021. A memorial service and celebration of life was held August 28 at the law school.

Constitutional Law Professor Joins Lewis & Clark Law Faculty

Assistant Professor David Schraub brings new perspectives on constitutional, anti-discrimination, and energy law, and the intersection of law and religion, political theory, philosophy, and Jewish studies.

National Publications Feature Professor on Supreme Court Decision

National news outlets including SOCTUSBlog and Slate featured Prof Jim Oleske’s comments on how the Supreme Court addressed religious exemption claims in litigation challenging COVID regulations.

Professor Lisa Benjamin’s New Book Looks at Corporations’ Responses to Climate Change

Professor Lisa Benjamin recently published a book about the interaction between climate action and corporate law.

Professor’s Paper on Wolf Protections Cited by the New York Times

Professor Dan Rohlf’s interdisciplinary paper, co-authored with Carlos Carroll, Bridgett VonHoldt, Adrian Treves, & Sarah Hendricks, was cited in the October 29, 2020, New York Times article describing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to remove federal protections for grey wolves under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).