Coronavirus Information and Update: Fall 2021 Plans

January 25, 2021

Hello from The Dean

Through this most challenging year, our faculty, staff, and students have shown exceptional determination and resilience.

Dear alumni and friends,

Through this most challenging year, our faculty, staff, and students have shown exceptional determination and resilience. Exceptional! In these pages we share the 2020 saga of our school, accompanied by photos of our students social distancing and wearing protective face coverings. As I write this letter, we are only aware of one positive COVID-19 case on the law school campus, a true testament to the responsible behavior of our community members.

While COVID-19 has significantly changed our law school operations, it has not stopped us from providing a world-class education. The leaders who emerge from Lewis & Clark Law School make a real and substantive difference in our community, the nation, and the world. Whether addressing climate change, protecting consumers, supporting entrepreneurship and business innovation, or addressing other wide-ranging issues of concern, our alumni engage in the daily hard work that lasting change requires.

The impact of our law school is apparent in the inspiring work of our graduates—both the ones profiled in these pages as well as the ones we have yet to highlight. I know I speak for the faculty, as well as myself, when I say how proud we are of all of our graduates.

I am also privileged to witness the process of emerging leadership as our students discover the depth of their abilities and transform into change agents and problem solvers. This fills me with optimism and hope. Your engagement and support makes our students’ legal dreams possible and is literally building a brighter future for us all. Thank you!

I look forward to the day when we can gather again in person and when I can safely welcome you to visit our campus. Until then, let’s continue to stay in touch and connect in virtual events.

My very best,

Jennifer Johnson
Dean and Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law