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  • Professor Bennett presenting on her research.
    December 9

    Associate Professor of International Affairs Elizabeth Bennett studies how the political/ethical consumerism movement can promote environmentally and socially responsible products. For the last three years, she has applied her research to the nascent Portland cannabis market. Bennett describes the ways in which consumer activism and sustainable supply chains have emerged in the context of the American and Canadian cannabis markets.

  • July 11
    Associate Professor of Art and Studio Head of Sculpture Jess Perlitz was selected as one of just five Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts this year. The Ford Family Foundation awards $25,000 to Oregon artists at pivotal point in their careers through this fund.
  • September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
  • September 10
    A new merit scholarship being offered aims to encourage Oregon high school students to study entrepreneurship as part of their liberal arts experience. Scholarships will be available to selected students who apply to begin school in the fall of 2020.
  • December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
  • August 22
    Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude
  • December 20
    The Green Energy Institute and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center co-author a petition to the state of Oregon to establish a cap on toxic diesel emissions.
  • December 6
    Bruce Myers, 3L, argued a post-conviction relief (PCR) appeal in front of the Oregon Court of Appeals on August 1, 2019.
  • May 6
    TLC is a legal nonprofit that supports human trafficking victims and survivors by:  providing pro bono legal services, providing trauma-informed training for attorneys, and raising public awareness and educating policymakers on human trafficking issues.
  • January 26
    The Victim Rights Law Center is the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to advocating for the civil legal needs of sexual assault survivors.  The VRLC provides direct legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault in Oregon. The VRLC attorneys provide consultation and legal representation in the areas of privacy, education, immigration, employment, public benefits, housing and safety.  Their website also has links to other resources for crime victims in Oregon.
  • August 24
    2017 has seen an assault on the role science plays in shaping public policy. In the trenches of that battle is Law Professor Dan Rohlf.
  • March 24
    Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) is a nonprofit law office that provides advocacy and legal services to people with disabilities who have an issue related to their disability.  The organization provides free information and referral services.  
  • The swearing in of Judge Aaron Brown
    September 6
    Lewis & Clark is saddened to hear of the passing of Judge Aaron Brown Jr. ’59 who died on Aug. 28, 2016, at the age of 89.
  • May 27
    Jeffrey Rhoades ’10 appointed as Oregon’s first marijuana policy advisor
  • Illustration by Kenneth T. Nickell
    February 4
    Portland publication Street Roots takes us behind the scenes at the Oregon Innocence Project in an interview with co-founder and Lewis & Clark Law Professor Aliza Kaplan.
  • December 16
    Interested in law and policy? Portland may be the place for you.
  • September 17
    ICS provides affordable legal services to immigrant victims of serious crimes, particularly domestic violence or human trafficking.
  • February 25
    The Mental Health Call Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and serves those in Mulnomah County.
  • November 4
    The mission of Crime Victims United is to promote a more balanced justice system through legislative action and public awareness.
  • November 4
    Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims is a self-help 
    support organization made up of persons whose loved ones have been murdered.
  • November 4

    To prevent the exploitation of men, women and youth, by educating and promoting
    practical community engagement by Oregonians in order to end the tragedy of trafficking.

  • November 4
    While the Oregon State Bar cannot provide any legal advice or answer any legal questions, they can refer you to a lawyer who may be able to assist you with your legal matter.
  • November 4 has information for civil legal issues. Choose a topic from their menu to find articles, forms, courts, where to find legal help, and more.

  • October 23

    Legal Aid Services of Oregon is a nonprofit organization that provides representation on civil cases to low-income clients throughout Oregon. Legal Aid Services of Oregon has field offices located in Albany, Bend, Klamath Falls, Newport, Pendleton, Portland, Roseburg, and Salem. Offices in Woodburn, Hillsboro and Pendleton serve Farmworker clients statewide. The Native American Program provides representation on Native American issues. The Central Administrative office for the program is located in Portland.


  • October 23
    Youth, Rights & Justice serves children and youth-primarily those in foster care-who are abused, neglected or in trouble; students who face challenges at school; and parents who need help keeping their families intact.
  • July 31
    On Thursday, July 25th the Oregon Supreme Court upheld Oregon’s rape shield provision allowing for in camera hearings.  NCVLI filed an amicus brief in this case in an effort to preserve the privacy of sexual assault victims.  To read media coverage of this case, click here and here.  Click here to read NCVLI’s summary of the court opinion.
  • June 2
    Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura is a partner at Marandas & McClellan.  Chanpone focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. NCVLI is pleased to present Chanpone with the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award.
  • September 21
    An Oregon attorney contacted NCVLI for assistance protecting a victim of domestic violence and stalking who, in fear of her life, is trying to change her identity.  Oregon law (and practice) are that there be public notice of the application for name change, seemingly without exception. NCVLI worked to provide the attorney with the best legal and public policy arguments to overcome the “public notice” requirement based on a “good cause” exception. 
  • August 10
    NCVLI recently provided assistance to an Oregon attorney to ensure that the court appointed an interpreter to her non-English speaking client’s case to ensure that the victim could access justice and participate in a meaningful way.
  • July 6
    Oregon’s rape shield law challenged before state Supreme Court
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