From the Dean

We are embarking on an exciting adventure: the Comprehensive Campaign for Lewis & Clark Law School.
  • Dean Jennifer Johnson and Bruno
    Nina Johnson

Dear friends,

We are embarking on an exciting adventure: the Comprehensive Campaign for Lewis & Clark Law School. It is a pivotal moment for our school when we ask you to think deeply about how your gift to the law school could impact the future, both here on campus and beyond.

This Advocate showcases the impact of your gifts to Lewis & Clark. Throughout the publication, you will see a small hands icon that notes the scholarships and endowed professorships that are essential in supporting our students and our faculty. In addition, direct gifts to our clinics and academic programs further enhance the educational opportunities that we can make available to our students. Our Honor Roll of Donors acknowledges those who already know that we could not train tomorrow’s leaders without foundational financial support today. I am deeply grateful for this support from our alumni and friends.

Given the challenges our world faces today, it is not an exaggeration to state that what the world needs most, we do best. Our students and faculty are engaging directly with so many pressing issues of today: climate action, criminal justice improvement, business innovation, wildlife protection, access to legal services and more. It is what we do best, but what we can do next depends on you.

I hope you enjoy this issue of the Advocate.

Warm regards,

Jennifer Johnson
Dean and Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law

Dean Johnson, Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law

Throughout the Advocate, the graphic above notes the scholarships and professorships that support the law school, its students, and its faculty. The Erskine Wood Sr. endowed professorship is awarded to an individual committed to the established traditions of the American legal and constitutional system. It was created by a generous gift from Louise Wood, the widow of renowned Portland admiralty lawyer Erskine Wood Sr.