The Mark Smolak Memorial Scholarship is an endowed scholarship established through a generous bequest made by law school alumnus Mark E. Smolak JD ’78. The Mark Smolak Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an entering Lewis & Clark Law School student (or students) based on need, LSAT score, and GPA.
About Mark E. Smolak
Mark E. Smolak JD ’78 was born in Yonkers, N.Y. Mark graduated from State University of New York at Albany in 1974 where he received a BS in psychology and mass communication. Mark also attended Polytechnic of Central London in 1972 where he studied mass communication as an overseas exchange student. Following his graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1978, Mark spent his entire 40 year career as a trial attorney in private practice. He was exceptional at preserving his family and cultural folklore through the lost art of the spoken word. In his younger years Mark enjoyed the wild rugged outdoors, hunting, fishing and mushroom foraging. Mark was deeply involved in wildlife preservation at The Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. Thursday afternoons were spent telling stories over lunch with his fellow environmental preservationists.