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Students honored for pro bono service and moot court participation

April 08, 2016

  • Dean Jennifer Johnson speaks at Student Awards Lunch
    Dean Jennifer Johnson speaks at Student Awards Lunch

The annual Student Awards Lunch was held on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The event honored students who participated in the law school’s pro bono honors program or on one of its moot court teams.

The law school is known for its public interest curriculum, public interest student organizations, career placement in the not-for-profit and public service sectors, and other related offerings. The current student body exemplified that spirit of service by completing 22,000 hours of service this year. One hundred and seventeen students were honored for their community or pro bono service - the average student completed almost 188 service hours, far exceeding the 30 hour requirement.

Moot court is another popular activity among the students a Lewis & Clark Law School. Fifty-five students participated in one of the following law school moot court teams:

ABA Negotiation Competition
Animal Law Closing Argument Competition
Animal Law Legislative Drafting & Lobbying Competition
Animal Law Moot Court
Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition
Client Counseling Moot Court
Environmental Moot Court
Jessup International Law Moot Court
Moot Court Honor Board
Moot Court Mock Trial
Native American Law School Association Moot Court Competition

The several moot court coaches and volunteers were also recognized at the lunch.

For a list of students receiving certificates for their service and participation, contact Tracy Sullivan, Public Interest Program Executive Director, at


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    Director of Public Interest Law
    Carra Sahler

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    Portland, Oregon 97219