2022 Awards and Scholarships

Wyss Scholars

Casey Bage ’23 and Glenda Valdez ’23 were named this year’s Wyss Scholars. Bage will serve as a clerk at Earthrise and Valdez will serve as a law clerk for Earthjustice’s Oceans Program.

The Wyss Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to land conservation. Its Scholars Program seeks to identify and support a new generation of leaders focused on land conservation issues. Lewis & Clark Law School, which was selected in 2017 to be part of the Wyss Scholars Program, remains one of the few law schools in the country to be so honored.

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Lezak Fellows

This year’s five Lezak fellows are Talia Brumfield ’23, who worked in the Child Advocacy Section of the Oregon Department of Justice; Matt Constantino ’23, who worked at the LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Initiative at the Legal Aid Society; Jacqueline Dewart ’23, who worked in the Antitrust Division of the Washington State Office of the Attorney General; Adonis Matlock ’24, who worked for Orleans Public Defenders; and Jessica Olave ’23, who worked for the Public Justice Food Project.

The Lezak Social Justice Fellowship honors the legacy of Sid Lezak by granting summer stipends to law students to encourage them to serve the Oregon community, and by providing mentorship and guidance to these students. Fellows work in every area of public interest law—an experience made possible for many solely due to the program’s support. In turn, fellows provide direct assistance to underserved clients and causes. After graduating, the vast majority of fellows remain in public interest law.

Lezak Fellowship Renamed

The Lezak Legacy Fellowship is now the Lezak Social Justice Fellowship. The new name better emphasizes the Fellowship’s goals and fellows’ focus. “Our Lezak fellows are on the frontlines as they work to break down barriers to access, address systemic inequalities, safeguard human rights, and protect our environment,” explained Lezak Steering Committee Chair David Fauria ’16. “Social justice has always been the Fellowship’s core value and now the name embodies that fact.”

Cornelius Honor Society Members

Members of the society are selected from the graduating class by the faculty and staff on the basis of superior scholarship, leadership, and contribution to the law school community.

Class of 2022 new members are:

  • Akriti Bhargava
  • Nicky Blumm
  • Jordan Marie Borboa
  • Matthew Ray Campa
  • Annamarie Cecelia White Carty
  • Chloé Niche-Ann Clay
  • Kelly Nicole Chang
  • Benjamin Urban Criswell
  • Rebecca Ann Critser
  • Miranda Scout Eisen
  • Clarens Jean Emrich
  • Jessica Gittemeier
  • Monet Eleri Gonnerman
  • Nathan Haberman-Ducey
  • Rohan Koosha Hiatt
  • Dara Michelle Illowsky
  • Kassandra Makana Kometani
  • Ivy-Rose Gehret Kramer
  • Cynthia Maye Lundt
  • Noah James Maurer
  • Kathryn Mary McCallum
  • Josie Moberg
  • Jemila Mohamed
  • Pegga Marie Mosavi
  • Victoria Bejarano Hurst Muirhead
  • Carrie Ng
  • Haley Nicholson
  • Juan Pablo San Emeterio
  • Elizabeth Anya Silverman
  • Austin Thomas Starnes
  • ’Ilima Rose Umbhau
  • Skye Meredith Walker

Multnomah Bar Association Fellows

Five 1Ls were named as Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) 2021–22 fellows: Emilia Halvorsen, Amitav Kamani, Nick Mercado, Allison Sandhu, and Celeste Williams.

The highly selective MBA Fellows Program is designed to address the key goal of diversifying the Oregon bar by recruiting and supporting law students who have both a strong commitment to practicing law in Oregon and will contribute to the diversity of the bar. The program is currently in its fourth year.