If you’d like to visit remotely, we offer guided virtual campus tours, online info sessions, and appointments with admissions representatives via phone, Google Meet, or Zoom. Visit our events list to see upcoming opportunities to connect with us or schedule a remote appointment.
Please note first-year class observations are unavailable during the summer. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our Digital Library where you can view a recording of a mock 1L class.
Campus Photo Tour
Aerial view of Lewis & Clark Law School. Lewis & Clark Law is located in Southwest Portland just 10-12 minutes to downtown. Lewis & Clark offers a free campus shuttle to Downtown Portland that runs hourly on weekdays during the academic year. As the only law school based in Portland, students take advantage of externship, work, and professional networking opportunities throughout the school year.
Pass through Sunderland Plaza as you enter the law campus. Sunderland Plaza was completed and dedicated in 2018. The plaza is a welcoming entry to the law campus.
Walking along the McCarty Breezeway. McCarty Classroom Complex houses the four largest lecture halls where most 1L classes meet. A portion of McCarty is also designated office space for the Student Bar Association and the student-led Public Interest Law Project.
Exterior of Boley Law Library from under the McCarty Breezeway. Boley Law Library is the largest law library in Oregon, housing over 500,000 volumes. Boley was designed by noted architect, Paul Thiry, known as the father of architectural modernism in the Pacific Northwest. Completed in 1970, the building features large floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the forest.
Students at work in Boley. The quiet study area in Boley Law Library overlooks the forest and provides a meditative space where students can focus deeply on their studies.
Student studying outside on the Boley patio. There are lots of great study spots on our campus, but the Boley Law Library's outdoor patio is a favorite among students.
The law amphitheater as a living room. The law amphitheater becomes a natural gathering place when the weather is fair. On occasion, professors invite small classes outside to learn outside in the fresh air.
Trail marker sign inside Tryon Creek State Park. Tryon Creek State Park is the only Oregon state park that is housed in a major metropolitan area. The park consists of 658 acres of wooded and paved multi-use trails and literally serves as our backyard.
Professor Janet Steverson leads students on a hike through Tryon Creek. Lewis & Clark Law provides a rigorous, yet collegial learning environment in which students are actively encouraged to engage in self-care and find enriching outlets outside the classroom. Balance and wellness are critical to our students' success.
A trail in the park. Tryon Creek State Park offers 8 miles of hiking trails, 3.5 miles of horse trail and a 3-mile paved bicycle trail. Hikers, runners, bikers, dogs, and horses are all welcome. For those who commute to the law school by running or biking or who exercise while on campus, locker rooms with showers and complimentary towel service are provided in Gantenbein Building.
Students on the connecting pathway. Many people use the forested pathway behind our campus as a shortcut. The path begins at the back doors of Wood Hall and connects to the Legal Research Center (LRC) and amphitheater.
Walking out of Wood Hall toward the McCarty breezeway. Named in honor of Louise and Erskine Wood Sr., longtime supporters of the law school, Wood Hall is a beautiful modern building that features large windows and generous use of natural wood. Construction on Wood Hall began in 2000 and was complete in January 2001.
Wood Hall interior staircase. Wood Hall houses the #1 ranked Environmental Law program, as well as our nationally-recognized programs in Animal Law and Legal Writing. Wood Hall is also home to many of our ground-breaking centers and clinics such as the Green Energy Institute, Center for Animal Law Studies, the International Environmental Law Project, and the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic.
Professor Aliza Kaplan teaches in Wood Hall Classroom 8. Wood Hall also houses nine private study rooms for group study, vast study space for individual students, classrooms 7 and 8, and small seminar classrooms. Gender-neutral bathrooms are located on the first floor.
Wood Hall second floor study area. In addition, Wood Hall houses the student computer lab which serves both PC and MAC users, offices for library staff, as well as two suites containing dedicated office space for three student-run law journals--the Lewis & Clark Law Review, Environmental Law Review, and Animal Law Review.
Sky bridge. The sky bridge above the law amphitheater connects Boley Law Library with the Legal Research Center (LRC). The sky bridge is open-air and looks out over the forest.
Peer mentors leading a group on Orientation Day. Every incoming 1L student is provided a 1L Mentor Network comprised of a faculty mentor, alumni mentor, and a peer mentor (upper division student).
Students and staff inside Gantenbein. Originally a student lounge, the recently renovated John Gantenbein Building houses the law school’s Admissions Office and Office of Career Services.
Students in Gantenbein lounge. With a fireplace and comfortable seating, Gantenbein lounge is still a popular gathering space for students. The back section of Gantenbein houses the student locker bay, as well as sports locker rooms with showers and free towel service.
Looking down onto the Amphitheater from the end of the sky bridge. The sky bridge connects Boley Law Library and the Legal Research Center (LRC). The LRC houses many of the offices and facilities that serve students - Student Affairs, Registrar, Business Services, cafeteria, student lounge, mailing services, and the campus bookstore. Many faculty offices and the office of Dean Jennifer Johnson are also located in the LRC.
Legal Research Center (LRC) student lounge, lower level. The Student Lounge in the Legal Resource Center is a place to eat, socialize, and attend events. Like Boley Law Library, the LRC features large floor-to-ceiling windows that incorporate the forest as part of the student space.
Cafe Bon Appetite inside the Legal Research Center (LRC). Our on-campus cafeteria offers a full grill menu, made-to-order sandwiches, a salad bar, and rotating specials with full options for vegans and vegetarians. It is also a cafeteria with a conscience--they partner with a Portland-based nonprofit to donate surplus perishable food to people in need.
Legal Research Center (LRC) student lounge, lower level at lunchtime. All classes break during the lunch hour from noon to 1:20pm. Students fill the time eating lunch or playing ping pong with friends, finishing assigned class readings, and going to enriching events. Our school is home to over fifty student groups that serve a student body of just over 550. Lunchtime events range from panels and workshops presented by Career Services to student group gatherings focused on areas of legal interest such as business law, animal law, international law, and many others. Ours is a very active campus.
The student lounge as an event space. The vast student lounge often doubles as an event space where we host some of our largest events like the Annual Conference of the National Crime Victims' Law Institute, distinguished guest lecturers, and new student Orientation every August.
Sunderland Plaza at dusk. The nine benches of the plaza represent the nine judges of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the soothing sounds of the rock fountain create a calm space for contemplation.
COVID-19 Safety Requirements for Visitors
In keeping with our campus-wide vaccination requirement for everyone in our community, all visitors will be asked to show proof of full vaccination including a booster, if eligible. A photo of your vaccination card or the actual card will suffice.
Oregon’s statewide indoor mask mandate was lifted on March 12, 2022. You are more than welcome to wear a face covering during your visit, but they are now optional throughout our campus. You may be asked to wear a mask while meeting one-on-one with admissions staff. The Admissions Office will provide masks for anyone who needs one.