September 08, 2022

Entering Class Raises the Bar for Diversity

Maintaining high LSAT scores from last year, the law school also sees diversity broadened, as nearly 30 percent of the 1L class self-identify as students of color.

Lewis & Clark Law School welcomed another outstanding class, with continued high LSAT scores, as well as an expansion of the diversity of its students.

The Class of 2025 reflects a remarkable milestone for Lewis & Clark Law School’s commitment to promoting diversity with 29.6% of 1Ls self-identifying as students of color, the highest percentage in at least seven years.

The momentum from historically high LSAT scores in 2021 continued with the incoming class median of 161 and 164 and 158 as the high and low quartiles, respectively. The incoming class also maintains strong GPA scores ranging from 3.23 to 3.69, and 27 students already hold advanced degrees, including PhDs, MFAs, and MBAs among others.

Students self-identifying as female rose to 62.5% and first-generation college graduates make up 21.7% of 1Ls.

While the average age of the class is 27, the youngest 1L is 21 and the oldest is 50.

The entering class represents 5 countries other than the U.S.: Saudi Arabia, Australia, South Korea, China, and Canada and for those whose home is in the United States, 63% come from outside of Oregon. They studied at 101 different undergraduate institutions and colleges, and hold degrees in more than 53 unique majors, including Computer Science, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, International Business, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Physics, and Performing Arts.