2022 Jeff Jones “Nicely Done” Awarded to Two Students
The Jeff Jones “Nicely Done” Award is given annually from Lewis & Clark’s Student Bar Association (SBA) in memory and honor of the Late Professor Jeffrey D. Jones, who exemplified what it meant to teach and lead with compassion. The award acknowledges the impact that unsung heroes have on the Lewis & Clark community and celebrates students who embody accountability, empathy, and community. The annual SBA award was created by and for students. The only non-Lewis & Clark student or alumni on the panel is Professor Jones’ beloved and esteemed wife, Tamara Jones. The 2022 winners are Aime Lee Ohlmann ’22 and Zack Pavlik ’23.
Aime Lee Ohlmann has spent her time at Lewis & Clark Law School fostering community whenever and however she can. She is a familiar face at events of all kinds, and worked hard to make connections between students and community members wherever possible. Aime firmly believes that as difficult as law school can be, it can be a positive experience when we go through it together. She came to Lewis & Clark Law School as a non-traditional student with a background in real estate, construction, and paralegal work because it was a good fit for her Portland lifestyle and family. After graduation, she expects to practice family law, where she will work to minimize harm to families in the dissolution process and cut her teeth on litigation. She enjoys family law because of its personal impact on client’s lives, with room for creative solutions and issues involving complex and varied assets.
Zach Pavlik goes above and beyond to make others on campus feel comfortable and welcome. Studying during such an unprecedented context these last two years (Covid, forest fires, heat domes, and ice storms!) has, in his experience, brought students and faculty closer together and made the unique academic environment at Lewis & Clark and the personal connections it fosters all the more important. Zach is interested in climate justice and how the law might be leveraged to offset the disproportionately heavy burden of climate change being borne by nations least responsible for causing it. Prior to law school, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique and, more recently, worked as a community organizer for a regional environmental nonprofit in his home state of New Mexico, advocating for a just transition away from fossil fuels.
Any Lewis & Clark Law student is eligible for the award, including part-time, LLM, and evening students.