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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
AEP and Diversity Resources 

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J.B. Kim, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Academic Resources

Professor Janet Steverson, teaches:

  • Contract Law
  • Family Law
  • Children’s Law
  • former Dean of Diversity (2016-2019)

Recent graduate Theresa Turner ’20- vice-president of Tax Law Society & member of the Black Law Student Association.

Monday, April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2020


A weeklong series of lunchtime Q&A Sessions with key faculty, clinical professors, Career Services,  and current students. No RSVP Required. All links to join sessions will be posted on the day of.

Can’t make it? All sessions will be recorded and links to the recordings will be posted here for you to watch at your convenience.


Schedule of Sessions and Featured Panelists
All sessions will take place from 12:10pm to 1:10pm Pacific time.

Links will be activated on the day of the session. Please do not try to enter a session before the scheduled start time.

Click on the orange button to join a session.

Monday, April 6th


Environmental Law Panel
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Professor Melissa Powers, teaches:

Professor Dan Rohlf, teaches:

Professor Lisa Benjamin, teaches:

Moderated by Janice Weis, Associate Dean and Director of the Environmental and Natural Resource Law program.


Learn more:

Environmental and Natural Resource Law program
Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability Law program
We are ranked #1 nationally, again!

Environmental Law Clinics & Practical Training Opportunities


Business and International Law Panel
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Professor George Foster - practiced, publishes, and teaches in the areas of International Business Law and the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Professor Chris Wold - Professor and former Director of the International Environmental Law Project. Teaches several courses in the area of international environmental law. Serves as an advisor to the federal government and small island developing states on environmental protection and climate change matters.

3L Student Matt Guckenheim - has earned his Business Law Certificate and is pursuing a career in privacy law, a crossover between business law and international law.

Related: Tune in on Wednesday to hear from Clinical Professor Susan Felstiner (’94) to learn more about our business law clinic and externship offerings.

Learn more:

International Law program

Business Law program

Careers in Business Law FAQ

Opportunities to Work and Learn Abroad at LC

Center for Business Law and Innovation

JD/MBA Program with Portland State University

Small Business Legal Clinic

International Environmental Law Project


Criminal Law Panel
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Professor Aliza Kaplan - teaches Lawyering and serves as the Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC).

Professor Tung Yin - Expert in national security and terrorism law.

Current 2Ls Grace White and Jesse Hoffman - both of whom are working at CJRC

Related: Tune in on Wednesday to hear more from Professor Aliza Kaplan to learn more about the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic.

Learn more:

Criminal Law and Justice program

Criminal Justice Reform Clinic

Video Conversation with Professor Yin

Visuals of the CJRC in Action



Tuesday, April 7th


Animal Law Panel
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Professor Pamela Frasch, Associate Dean of the Animal Law Program and Founder for the Center for Animal Law Studies

Dr. Raj Reddy (’17), Director of Animal Law LL.M. program.

Current 3L Alyssa Sander, who has been involved in the Animal Law program, the Animal Law Review and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund student group at Lewis & Clark.

Learn more:

Center for Animal Law Studies

Animal Law LL.M. program

Animal Law Review

Animal Law Clinic (policy)

Animal Law Litigation Clinic

Aquatic Animal Law Initiative (AALI)

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund student group at Lewis & Clark.

International Wildlife Clinic for LL.Ms - Launching Fall 2020

Intellectual Property Law Panel
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Professor Lydia Loren

Professor Tomas Gomez-Arostegui

Intellectual Property Law program.

2L Student Dr. Genevieve Weber, who earned her PhD in Pathobiology and is currently clerking at a local IP firm.

Related: Tune in on Wednesday to hear from Professor Susan Felstiner (’94) on how our Small Business Legal Clinic is the only certified USPTO pro-bono program at any law school in Oregon.

Learn more:

Intellectual Property Law program

Explore Careers in IP Law

News: LC Becomes Only USPTO Certified Pro-Bono Patent and Trademark Clinic in Oregon


Public Interest Law Panel
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Hear speakers talk about the many ways that Lewis & Clark supports students interested in public interest law careers both during and after law school.



Carra Sahler (’02), Director of our Public Interest Law program

2L Student Natalie Hollabaugh, who has worked on behalf of juveniles as a student in the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and is also the incoming President to the student-led Public Interest Law Project.

Current 2L Ruth Campbell, co-director of our Immigration Student Group.

Learn more:

Public Interest Law Certificate

Summer Funding for Public Interest Work

Explore Public Interest Careers

Public Interest Student Groups at LC

Pro Bono and Community Service

LC Post-Graduate Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)


Wednesday, April 8th


Criminal Justice Reform Clinic
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Professor Aliza Kaplan, Director of our Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC)

2L Student Taylor Rose, 2L, a law clerk with CJRC.


Joint Panel:

Animal Law Policy Clinic
Animal Law Litigation Clinic
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Clinical Professor Delci Winders, Director of the Animal Law Litigation Clinic

3L Student Cristina Kladis, current Animal Law Litigation Clinic student

Amy P. Wilson, LL.M. ’18, Aquatic Animal Law Fellow and the Animal Law Clinic which has a policy focus.


Joint Panel:

Small Business Legal Clinic
National Crime Victims Law Institute
Low-Income Tax Clinic
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Clinical Professor Susan Felstiner (’94) of the Small Business Legal Clinic, and current student, Dixy Iglesias, 3L

Clinical Professor Sarah Lora of the Low-Income Tax Clinic, and current student, Itzel Lepe, 3L.

Meg Garvin, Executive Director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute.


Joint Panel:

Earthrise Law Center
International Environmental Law Project
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Tom Buchele - Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Earthrise

Erica Lyman - Clinical Professor and Director of the International Environmental Law Project

2L Student Chris Bolte - clinic student at Earthrise

3L Student Rebeka Dawit - former clinic student at International Environmental Law Project

Western Resources Legal Center
(Natural Resource Litigation
Legal Practicum)
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Tate Justesen - Attorney and Associate Development Director of Western Resources Legal Center

3L Student Reed West - current WRLC law clerk


Thursday, April 9th

Joint Discussion:

Career Services Overview
Externship Program Overview
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From preparing students for job interviews to organizing on-campus interviews, Career Services is here to answer your questions about summer jobs, jobs after graduation, employment statistics, what you can do now and during law school to increase your “marketability,” and much more.

You will also hear about our flexible externship program which provides opportunities both here and abroad.


Devra Hermosilla, Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development

Carra Sahler (’02), Director of Public Interest Law.

Holly Puckett, Director of Career Services

Associate Dean Libby Davis (’93)

Current Student Tess Jacobsen (’19), LL.M. candidate (’20)

Facilitated by Mimi Huang, Assistant Dean of Admissions.

Learn more:

Office of Career Services (OCS main)

Explore How OCS Helps Students

ABA and NALP Employment Reports

Externship Program Overview

Current List of Potential Externship Placements Available to LC Students

LC Externship Guide (updated Feb. 2020)


Friday, April 10th
Current Student Q&A
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Meet six of our current students whose legal interests range from Environmental Law to Immigration to Intellectual Property. Some chose to enter law school immediately after college and others followed a less traditional path. Hear from them directly about what it’s like to be a student at Lewis & Clark Law School. Bring your questions!


Dan Polkow (1L)

Jie Lian (3L)

Kassie Kometani (1L)

Cole Downey (2L)

Natalie Hollabaugh (2L)

Victoria Muirhead (1L)

Moderated by Natasha Richmond ’10, Associate Director of Admissions.

NOTE: The below in-person events have been canceled to protect the health and safety of everyone in our community.


CANCELLED — Reception with Alumni and Admitted Students - Friday, April 3, 2020
CANCELLED — Law School Preview - Saturday, April 4, 2020

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