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The Lezak Legacy Program

Honoring the memory of Sid Lezak

Sid Lezak was a lawyer, an activist, a mediator, and an inspiration. He served at the pleasure of six presidents as the longest-serving U.S. Attorney in the country and was a pioneer in the field of mediation. Sid demonstrated his love for his profession and community through his strong commitment to public service and mentoring others. 

Established in 2012, the Lezak Legacy Program at Lewis & Clark celebrates Sid’s legacy by providing stipends and mentorship to law students pursuing social change. Lezak Legacy Fellows commit to spending a summer working at nonprofit organizations in Oregon. The students gain valuable legal experience while helping organizations that might not otherwise be able to afford legal assistance.  Past recipients have worked on important issues such as immigration, poverty, Native American rights, and community dispute resolution.


Our 2019 Lezak Fellows

We are very proud of the work our talented 2019 Lezak Fellows will accomplish this summer:

From left to right: Tiffany Escover (Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office), Aly Sneider (Multnomah County Counsel’s Office), Natalie Hollabaugh (Youth Rights & Justice), Ruth Campbell (ACLU of Oregon), Audrey Leonard (Earthrise Law Center), and Jawan Mullen (Multnomah County DA’s Office).

View the  Past Fellows

Please join us in honoring Sid’s memory by supporting the Lezak Legacy Fellow program at Lewis & Clark Law School.

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