News From the Law School

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.

Check it Out! Open House Oct. 8

Have you ever thought about applying to law school? If so, Lewis & Clark Law School invites you to our Fall Open House October 8, 2022, from 10 AM - 12:30 PM, where you can meet admissions representatives, attend a mock class, learn about flexible part-time schedules for working professionals, plus financial aid. The event will end with an optional campus tour.

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.

Rebuilding Democracy and the Rule of Law in LC Law Review

The most recent issue of the Lewis & Clark Law Review features papers written by prominent legal scholars on “Rebuilding Democracy and the Rule of Law.”

New Developments in Sports Law Pose Challenges

The Fall Forum September 30 at the Lewis & Clark Law campus brings sports team reps, entertainment, gaming and legal experts to campus.

Law vs. Antisemitism Conference Calls for Papers

The 2nd annual event in March 2023 discusses how the law has been used to both perpetrate and combat antisemitism. The deadline for papers is October 1, 2022.

Professor Joins the Prestigious American College of Environmental Lawyers

Professor Melissa Powers is recognized by peers as preeminent in the field of environmental law.

Alums Join Law School Board of Visitors

Román D. Hernández ’00, Riley Lagesen ’03, and Christine Tracey ’01 are the three newest additions to the Board of Visitors.

Alexandra Guillot Selected as 2022-23 International Law Research Fellow

Alex will provide research support to the Committee and to individual faculty members on issues involving diverse fields within international law.

Copyright Catches Up

Professor Lydia Pallas Loren & colleagues work to clarify evolving copyright law.

Nailed It! Recent grad’s first oral argument in federal court

Haley Nicholson ’22 argued for increased environmental action as a certified law student.

Matthew Gulick, ’24, Awarded Prestigious Equal Justice Works Student Fellowship

Focus on environmental justice in underserved communities propelled selection among 300+ applicants.

Oregon Supreme Court ruling is a Win for CJRC

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that private medical entities operating in jails must follow state public accommodations laws.