News From the Law School

Join the Next Generation of Animal Advocates

We are now welcoming applications for our Animal Law LLM (for lawyers) and our MSL (for non-lawyers)—both offered in-person and online—for Fall 2023.

Patent Clinic Celebrates Five Years

SBLC’s patent clinic continues to provide vital legal services to Oregon’s small businesses and trains the next generation of lawyers.

Boley Library Displays ‘Orphan Wells’ Photo Collection

Megan Kirkwood’s photographs, Orphan Wells of Caddo County, illustrate the aftermath of oil and gas development in the United States.

Juliana Minn ’16 Directs Small Business Legal Clinic

The Small Business Legal Clinic has a new director: Alumna Juliana Minn.

Lewis & Clark Has Oregon’s Highest Bar Pass Rate

84% of Lewis & Clark’s 118 graduates passed the 2022 Oregon July Bar Exam on their first try, compared to the statewide average of 78%.

Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month Stories

November is Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, so we asked five L&C community members to share their stories and what this month means to them.

Professor Receives Awards for Outstanding Criminal Justice Work

Three awards were given to Professor Aliza Kaplan, Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and Professor of Lawyering for her criminal justice work in Oregon.

Huffman Award 2022 Recognizes Professor Schraub

Professor David Schraub is the third recipient of the Huffman Scholarship Award for his article, Sadomasochistic Judging.

GEI Defeats Request to Raise Gas Bills

The Green Energy Institute (GEI) and Earthjustice celebrate victory while representing climate, environmental justice, and community-led social justice organizations in proceeding by Oregon regulators reviewing NW Natural’s request to raise gas bills.

Law Review Rises in the Rankings

For the third year in a row, the Lewis & Clark Law Review has risen in the influential Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings, now ranking 44 among general journals.

Scholarship for Animal Law Certificate Students

A new scholarship for law students obtaining a Certificate in Animal Law has been created as part of the Law Scholars for Change Program.

CJRC and PSU Publish Comprehensive Report on Oregon Parole System

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and PSU issue a report on Oregon’s parole system, recommending critical reforms.

Entering Class Raises the Bar for Diversity

Maintaining high LSAT scores from last year, the law school also sees diversity broadened, as nearly 30 percent of the 1L class self-identify as students of color.

GLA Builds Local Capacity to Reduce Wildlife Trafficking in Peru

GLA hosts Peruvian prosecutors, police, and judges working to protect wild animals

Clinic Students Assist in Stimulus Payment Equity

Many incarcerated individuals did not receive their benefit. Students at the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic helped to resolve the issue.