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Law and Culture in Modern Cuba

*This trip is now full.*

March 15-22, 2020

Join fellow Lewis & Clark Law School alumni and friends on a special trip with Dean Jennifer Johnson. 

This is an extraordinary trip to Havana with an excursion into the countryside. You will connect with Cuban citizens from all walks of life, including attorneys, artists, and educators, to discover the realities of this incredibly fascinating nation. Enjoy magnificent 20th-century architecture, lively discussions regarding the Cuban legal system, beautiful landscapes, an intriguing Afro-Cuban culture and a vibrant music, dance and art scene.

The seasoned staff from Project Por Amor, an artist-run organization bringing Cubans and Americans together, will secure all participants’ Cuban Visas, assist at Havana International Airport, and provide 24-hour program management. We have developed a once in a lifetime itinerary. 

Trip Information



Click here for more information about travel to Cuba from the U.S. State Department.


Centrally located Havana Hotel and one night in the countryside.

Group Size

  • Small


  • Deposit - $750 per person 
  • Double Occupancy - $4,950 per person  ($750 plus $4,200)  
  • Single Occupancy - $5,550 per person ($750 plus $4,800)
  • Airfare is not Included
  • Deposits must be received by September 15th, 2019.
  • For questions, please contact Caroline at or call 503-768-7955.


  • Lecture and discussion of the Cuban legal system with University of Havana law professor Mirtha Galano.
  • Private dance and music performances and visits with Cuban artists.
  • Culinary adventures featuring traditional Cuban fare and nouveau cuisine in historic homes, on an organic farm, and dinner with a home-stay family.
  • An informal dinner party and reception at a Havana home with local Cuban attorneys.
  • A sunset ride in restored convertibles through “The Paris of Latin America”.
  • Excursions to Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban home, key museums, an outdoor book market, and a stroll through the Cuban tobacco-growing region.
  • Facilitated discussions with local experts regarding Cuban law and agriculture, architecture, Afro-Cuban spirituality, economics, history, and US-Cuban relations. 

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After graduating from law school, Dean Johnson clerked for Judge Alfred Goodwin, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She was in private practice with a Portland law firm, specializing in real estate finance and land use, before joining the faculty in 1980. Johnson has received both the Leo Levenson and Burlington Northern Foundation awards for excellence in teaching. In 2008, Dean Johnson was named Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar in recognition of her exemplary teaching and scholarship in business law; and was installed as the Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law in 2011.  She became Dean of the Law School in 2014. Also in 2008, Johnson was elected to the American Law Institute. Johnson is a member of the Oregon State Bar and serves on various bar task forces charged with drafting business legislation.  Dean Johnson currently teaches classes in business associations and securities regulation.  Her primary research areas are in corporate and securities law and her recent scholarship focuses on private placements and retail investors.