Faculty are the Foundation of Lewis & Clark

Many are well known nationally for their expertise in their particular area of law. All are accomplished. Read about faculty honors, our newest professor, the many national news outlets that quoted our faculty, how our faculty impacted the ABA and more.

Many are well known nationally for their expertise in their particular area of law. All are accomplished.

Their knowledge, diligence in both research and teaching, and heartfelt commitment to the success of every law student make our law school the unique place it is.

Supporting faculty through an endowed chair, professorship, or faculty scholar provides a transformational impact for generations.

An endowed position is one of the most prestigious gifts a donor can make. The name of the position is included in all published articles and presentations of the faculty member throughout their career. When the faculty member retires, the name is bestowed on a succeeding faculty member who embodies the stated values of the endowment. Thus, an endowed position acts as a legacy gift, associating the donor name with cutting-edge legal research, analysis, and teaching in perpetuity.

For faculty, an endowed position is one of the highest honors they can receive. Such a gift also elevates the status of the law school, giving it greater national peer recognition. An endowed position enables Lewis & Clark to attract and retain the best teachers and legal minds in the country.

Throughout this section, we share the 2020-21 accomplishments of our faculty.

Supporting Outstanding Faculty

Professor Meg Garvin Honored for Victim Advocacy

Clinical Professor and Crime Victim Litigation Clinic (CVLC) Director Meg Garvin was presented with the 2021 Hardy Myers Victim Advocacy Award by the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center.

Professor Aliza Kaplan Receives OSB’s Highest Honor

The Oregon State Bar (OSB) granted Professor Aliza Kaplan its highest honor, the Award of Merit, in fall 2021.

Professor Lydia Loren Helps Make Bar Review More Affordable

Lydia Loren, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law, is using her expertise to make bar review more affordable for law students.

Professor Jeffrey Jones Posthumously Recognized with Leo Levenson Award

The 2021 Leo Levenson Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to the late Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy Jeffrey D. Jones.

Federal Courts Cite Professor Bogdanski’s Treatise

Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar Professor Jack Bogdanski and his treatise, Federal Tax Valuation, were cited and quoted by the U.S. Tax Court on November 19, 2020, in the court’s opinion in Fakiris v. Commissioner.

Constitutional Law Professor Joins Faculty

Assistant Professor David Schraub brings fresh perspectives on constitutional, antidiscrimination, and energy law, as well as the intersection of law and religion, political theory, philosophy, and Jewish studies to Lewis & Clark in fall 2021.