Points of Pride

Students received one or more of the following scholarships and grants: The Dean’s Scholarship, Andrea Redding Scholarship, Brooks Institute Scholarships in Animal Law, Discovery Grant, Harpole Scholarship, Roosevelt Robinson Minority Scholarship Jane Wiener Scholarship Fund, Trillium Grant and the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust Annual Scholarship - Law.

Lewis & Clark Students Past and Present Claim Prestigious National Fellowships

Natalie Hollabaugh ?21 Natalie Hollabaugh ’21Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 was selected for a two-year Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship, sponsored by Intel Corporation and Munger Tolles & Olson. Only 70 candidates from around the nation are chosen as EJW fellows each year, and Hollabaugh is one of only seven Lewis & Clark Law School graduates ever to receive an EJW Fellowship. She will be working on a project with Lewis & Clark’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) to fill gaps in Oregon’s juvenile justice legal services and resource network and create ongoing support to benefit youth.

Jessica Gutierrez ?21 Jessica Gutierrez ’21

Jessica Gutierrez ’21 is one of 28 law school graduates from around the country selected for a two-year fellowship with the Immigrant Justice Corps. Gutierrez will be working at the Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy in New Orleans. Her focus will be on removal defense assistance to detained individuals located at detention centers throughout Louisiana.


Jessica Olave ?23 Jessica Olave ’23Jessica Olave ’23 was one of 35 law students in the nation to be selected as a Student Fellow for Equal Justice Works’ Rural Summer Legal Corps. She will work with Legal Aid Services of Oregon to help agricultural workers in rural counties gain access to leave laws and other public benefits.

New Recognition for Animal Law LLMs

Jessica Chapman ’21 was named the inaugural Outstanding Animal Law LLM Graduate in 2021. This newly established award is given in memory of Florence Kaufelt, a lifelong friend of animals.

Chapman has been a passionate advocate for farmed animal protection through our Animal Law Litigation Clinic, conducting extensive collaborative work that resulted in the rollback of planned increases to chicken slaughter line speeds.

  • Stuart Leijon ?21 Stuart Leijon ’21
  • Lizzy Pennock ?21 Lizzy Pennock ’21
  • John Mayer ?21 John Mayer ’21

Law Writing Award Recipients

Stuart Leijon ’21 won the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2020 Robert C. Watson Award for his paper on granting new intellectual property rights to individuals. The work, “Data, People, and Property: Modernizing Privacy Through Intellectual Property Law,” proposes that a new intellectual property right could help mitigate the issues around improper use of consumer data collected by companies such as Instagram and Google.

John Mayer ’21 captured first place in the 2021 Davis Wright Tremaine International Law Writing Awards for “South Africa’s Reformed Investment Regime as a Model for Developing Countries.”

Lizzy Pennock ’21 placed second in the competition for “Human Rights on the High Seas: An Analysis of Various Pathways to Establishing Adequate Labor Standards in the International Fishing Industry.”

Harpole Scholarship Recipient

Akriti Bhargava ?22 Akriti Bhargava ’22Akriti Bhargava ’22 has been awarded 2021’s Joyce Ann Harpole Memorial Scholarship, an annual honor given to a student who is nominated by their peers and selected by the Harpole Scholarship Committee. The award recognizes students who work quietly in pursuit of justice while maintaining the sense of balance between their legal or academic career and their personal life, exemplified by Joyce Ann Harpole ’79.

Lewis & Clark Law Review Cited by Supreme Court, Others

In April 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in an important copyright case, Google v. Oracle. The opinion cites an article published in Lewis & Clark Legal Review in 2011. “Making Sense of Fair Use” was written by Neil Netanel, who served as the Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor in 2010. The lecture he delivered resulted in the paper that appeared in the review. Chenyu Wang ’11 was editor in chief for the review that year.

In related news, Washington and Lee University School of Law’s W&L Law Journal Rankings for 2020, based on the number of citations, lists Lewis & Clark Law Review at No. 46. Connor McDermott ’21 served as editor in chief for the review in 2020.

Supporting Students

The Enduring Impact of the Roosevelt Robinson Minority Scholarship

As a community leader, former prosecutor, respected judge, and beloved friend, the Honorable Roosevelt Robinson ’76 touched the lives of many and set a sterling example of legal professionalism in public service.

Commencement

COVID restrictions, continued beyond original expectations, derailed planning for the 2020 commencement. The virtual celebration for 2021 grads featured U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76, and top graduate Michael Benjamin Smith ’21.

Supporting Public Interest Students

The 30th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction, which was held in February 2021, raised over $63,000.

2021 Mentor/ Mentee Awards

Alumni and their colleagues have played a major role in supporting law students through the long tradition of pairing students with attorney mentors based on shared interests and backgrounds.

Judges Reflect at Martin Luther King Jr. Event

Judge Ulanda Watkins ’96 (Clackamas County), Judge Ray Crutchley ’99 (Deschutes County), and Judge Patricia McGuire ’95 (Multnomah County) served on a virtual panel in honor of the school’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture.