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Law School Profile

Law School Enrollment: approximately 600

Student/Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1

Fall 2017 Entering Class Profile

(Data current as of Orientation Day, August 11, 2017)

First Year Class Enrollment: 173

Average Age 27 Women 64%
Out of State 58% Ethnic Minorities 23%
States Represented (and DC) 18    


75th percentile 160 3.61
Median 157 3.39
25th percentile 154 3.12

LSAT/UGPA percentiles are calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by Lewis & Clark Law School to the ABA.


Tuition/Financial Aid

Day $44,970
Evening $33,724
% receiving financial aid and/or scholarships or grants 99%

All candidates are automatically considered for all merit scholarships when evaluated for admission. No separate application is necessary. 


Six miles south of downtown Portland, bordered by 645-acre Tryon Creek State Park. About 10-12 minutes drive from downtown via our free campus shuttle, the Pioneer Express

Application Process

October 1 Applications begin to be accepted and optional interviews begin
November Application review begins
December First decisions sent
February 15 Deadline to file for Federal Financial aid (FAFSA)
March 15 Application priority deadline (applications may still be accepted after this date)

Admission is on a rolling basis. Our first decisions are sent in December.

We encourage you to apply in advance of our application deadline as review of files begins long before then. We recommend you take the LSAT by December of the year before you intend to matriculate. Highly qualified applicants from the February test may be considered, but competition becomes greater the later one applies.

Certificate Programs & Specialty Areas

Clinics and Practical Skills

Law Reviews

Career Services

Contact us for more information:

Office of Admissions
Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97219-7799
Phone: 503-768-6613
Fax: 503-768-6793