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Get to Know Professor Bronson James: A Conversation on Law and Teaching

Professor Bronson James ’03, Oregon Supreme Court Justice and adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, shares his diverse legal experiences and teaching passion, emphasizing the importance of encouraging critical thinking in law students from an early stage in their education.

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CINETS and Border Criminologies “Crimmigration Through Time, Space, and Culture” Conference to be Held 3/1 and 3/2

The Crimmigration Through Time, Space, and Culture Conference, hosted by the law school, the Crimmigration Control International Scholars Network (CINETS) and Oxford-based Border Criminologies, brings global legal experts together to discuss crimmigration through examination of migration-control strategies in the Global North and South, the impact of colonialism, and comparison across nations, regions, disciplines, and political and theoretical dividing lines.

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Professor Michele Okoh’s Forgotten Waters is Top 20 Article of the Year

Professor Michele Okoh’s article, entitled Forgotten Watersand published in the Georgetown Law Journal, has been selected as one of the top twenty articles of 2023 by the Environmental Law Reporter.

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Students Invited to Attend for NW Public Service Career Fair

On Feb. 2 and 3, the Northwest Consortium of Law Schools holds its annual and fully virtual NW Public Service Career Fair, where students can meet with employers working to advance concepts of justice, fairness, and wellbeing of the general public. Applications were due at noon on Jan. 16, but late registration to participate in Table Talks will be allowed.

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Susan Mandiberg Appointed to New Oregon Public Defense Commission

Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita Susan Mandiberg was appointed by Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Megan Flynn to serve on the new Oregon Public Defense Commission, tasked with overseeing Oregon’s state-funded public defense system.

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Adriana Palomares ’09 Publishes Book on Empowerment for First-Gen Lawyers

Class of 2009 alumna Adriana Palomares has published Brava: A Latina Lawyer’s Path to Empowerment, seeking to inspire first-generation Latinx lawyers to pursue their dreams.

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter Joins L&C Faculty

Celebrated legal scholar Keith Cunningham-Parmeter joins Lewis & Clark Law School as a Professor of Law beginning Spring semester 2024, bringing his extensive expertise in labor and employment law to teach courses in Contracts, Employment Law, Current Issues in Work Law, and Labor Law.

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Green Energy Institute Wins NW Energy Coalition Award

Lewis & Clark’s Green Energy Institute has been awarded the Bob Olsen Memorial Conservation Eagle Award by the NW Energy Coalition.

Announcing the ANIMALEX Initiative

The Center for Animal Law Studies and Bond University are collaborating to make animal law educational resources freely accessible to anyone, everywhere. 

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Professor Tabrez Ebrahim Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

Professor Ebrahim explores the interface between bioethics and patent law, with colleagues in Jordan at the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

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Criminal Justice Reform Clinic Transforms Lives with SB 819

Students in the CJRC are actively bringing SB 819 cases, representing clients in cases across the state, writing petitions, and participating in hearings in circuit courts.

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Earthrise Student Argues Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Drew Baloga ’24 argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Earthrise clients Earth Island Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Jessie Barrington ’13 Appointed as New Executive Director of WRLC

Professor Jessie Barrington takes the helm as the new Executive Director of the Western Resources Legal Center, succeeding Professor Caroline Lobdell after her impactful 15-year tenure.

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Caroline Lobdell ’02 Leaves a Rich Legacy of the Western Resources Legal Center

After 16 years as WRLC’s founding executive director and supervising attorney, Caroline Lobdell has stepped down. She leaves behind a rich legacy.

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2023-24 Multnomah Bar Association Fellows Announced

Three 1Ls were named as Multnomah Bar Association Fellows: Wren Anthony, Connor McRobert, and Daniella Cardinale-Weinberg.