Lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. in Life and in Practice

January 18, 2022

Lewis & Clark welcomed back three alumni who shared their experiences in furthering the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.: Rakeem Washington ’08, the director of the Opening Doors Grant at Portland Community College, C.J. Robbins ’15 who served most recently with the Black Male Achievement program at the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights, and Fay Stetz-Waters ’05, the director of civil rights and social justice at the Oregon Department of Justice.

The three shared their career paths and gave advice to current students and young alumni in a robust question-and-answer session with Dean Jennifer Johnson.

About the lecture series:

Each year, Lewis & Clark Law School hosts an endowed lecture honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made possible by a generous grant from Jacqueline Alexander ’07 and Lee Matthews ’71, JD ’73. The mission is to bring internationally recognized legal scholars, practitioners, jurists, and civil rights leaders to Lewis & Clark to present a lecture to our law school community on issues of diversity, race relations, tolerance, and equal rights.