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  • #1 in Environmental Law - Again
    U.S. News ranks Lewis & Clark Law’s environmental law program number one in the nation for 2021, as well as 2020 rankings. Plus we have nationally recognized programs in Animal Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law and Public Interest Law.
    March 17, 2020
  • 2020 Employment Stats for Grads: Over 90%
    Lewis & Clark Law School presented its 2018-19 employment statistics showing 90.8% of 2019 graduates as currently employed or with a near-term start date, or pursuing further graduate education.
    May 14, 2020
  • Immigration Law Students Contribute to Human Rights Report
    Students in the Transformative Immigration Law course contributed to a human rights report published on April 22, 2020. The report addresses the issue of youths separated from their families and detained by ICE for months in juvenile detention facilities in Washington and at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR).
    May 13, 2020
  • Incoming Student Profile: Jailhouse Lawyer Who Brought Case to Supreme Court
    Incoming 2020 law student Calvin Duncan brings some 23 years of experience in the law from his work as a jailhouse lawyer. While he was an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, he taught himself the law and helped to free several inmates. Lawyers sought his advice on issues, and he became very good at spotting a promising legal issue among his fellow inmates.
    May 12, 2020
  • Professor Writes Oped on Slaughterhouse Kill Rates During COVID
    Delcianna Winders, Director of the Animal Law Litigation Clinic, published an op-ed in New York Daily News on April 28, 2020, regarding the Trump administration’s use of the coronavirus as an excuse to loosen meat-processing rules.
    May 7, 2020
  • Law Faculty and Assistant Dean Recognized for Leadership and Service
    Professor Aliza Kaplan, Director of the Law School’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Academic Resources, J.B. Kim were honored by Lewis & Clark’s Student Leadership and Service (SLS) Award Committee for their leadership skills and dedication to service on the law school campus and in the community.
    May 6, 2020
  • Small Business Legal Clinic Provides COVID-19 Resources
    The Small Business Legal Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School, which provides business transactional legal services to low-income small and emerging businesses in Oregon, has set up one-on-one meetings with attorneys for COVID-19 related issues as well as created a web page for all COVID-19 related general legal information. The webpage contains pandemic related legal resources for small businesses including information on lease renegotiation and how to handle a broken contract. In May, they will including resources on regulations for reopening businesses.
    May 6, 2020
  • CJRC Clients Receive Clemency and Win Parole
    Governor Kate Brown commuted two clients of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) at the beginning of April. Suzanne Miles and Patricia Butterfield both applied for clemency in 2018 and were released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility on April 10, 2020. A third client of CJRC, parolee Joshua Wilburn, was released nearly three months early on April 20th. The Clinic submitted 80 pages of material, including a parole plan, and represented him in his hearing in from of the Parole Board this past fall; Mr. Wilburn was successful at both his murder review hearing then and at his exit interview on March 16, 2020.
    April 28, 2020
  • Endowed Scholar Announced for Animal Law and Policy
    Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Pamela Frasch, Associate Dean and founder of the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS), has been named as a Brooks McCormick Jr. Scholar of Animal Law and Policy.
    April 26, 2020
  • Law Student is Guest Speaker at Oregon Legal Events
    Diego Gutiérrez ’21, a second-year law student at Lewis & Clark Law School, is already making an impression on the legal community. In February, Gutiérrez was invited to speak at two events in Portland about his journey as an undocumented immigrant to becoming a law school student. On February 18, 2020, he was the only non-judge panelist at an event to honor Latinx Heroes and on February 21, 2020, he spoke at the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association’s annual dinner
    April 24, 2020

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