Joanna Perini-Abbott

Joanna Perini-Abbott

Professor of Practice and Director of the Center for Advocacy


Jo Perini-Abbott joined Lewis & Clark Law School as the Director of the Lewis & Clark Advocacy Center and Professor of Practice in January 2023. She previously was an adjun

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions


Academic Credentials

  • JD, 2009, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • BA, 2004, Washington & Lee University

Latest Presentations

Presentations Related to Attorney Licensing

  • “Alternatives to the Licensure Exam” presented to Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) (July 2022)
  • “Redesigning How We License New Lawyers” panel member for the IAALS Redesigning Legal Speakers Series (July 2022)
  • “Oregon’s Alternatives to the Bar Exam Considerations and Next Steps” presented to California’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on the Bar Exam (October 2021, May 5, 2022); IAALS Law Firm Partners Meeting (April 5, 2022); and numerous Oregon Bar groups (August 2022-present)
  • “Alternatives to the Bar Exam” panel member for Oregon Women’s Lawyers Queen’s Bench CLE series (February 2022)

Presentations Related to Legal Practice

  • “Environmental Crimes – What to do in the First 30 Days.” co-presented with David Angeli to Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section (October 2019)
  • “Internal Investigations, Tips from In-House Counsel for Outside Counsel.” Moderated panel for Women in White Collar Criminal Defense Oregon and Idaho Chapter (October 2019)
  • “Direct Examination, Tips from Trial.” co-presented with Jim Gidley to Perkins Coie lawyers (2014)