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Law School Enrollment: approximately 600

Student/Faculty Ratio: 5.1 to 1


Fall 2019 Entering Class Profile

(Data current as of Orientation Day, August 9, 2019)

First Year Class Enrollment: 177

Average Age 26 Women 57%
Out of State 58% Self-Identified Students of Color 25%
States and Provinces Represented (incl. DC) 31 Undergraduate Majors Represented 50+
Colleges and Universities Represented 113    


75th percentile 161 3.67
Median 158 3.47
25th percentile 155 3.19

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 (2019-20)

Full-time $48,172
Part-time $36,126
% of Fall 2019 incoming students 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. All merit scholarships for incoming students are free of academic conditions for renewal.


Lewis & Clark is located in the Southwest quadrant of the City of Portland, Oregon, just six miles south of downtown. Our campus is nestled inside 645-acre Tryon Creek State Park and is about 10-12 minutes drive from downtown via our free campus shuttle, the Pioneer Express

Application Process

September 1 Application becomes available on
October 1 

Applications begin to be accepted. Invitations to optional interviews begin. Period to file Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) opens.

November Application review begins
Mid- to Late-December First decisions sent
February 15 Priority deadline to file FAFSA
March 15 Application priority deadline (applications may still be accepted after this date)

Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis from December until the incoming class is filled. 

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 the fall of the year before you intend to matriculate. Scores older than five years from the date of application will not be accepted. Highly qualified applicants from all spring test administrations may be considered, but competition becomes greater the later one applies. For complete details on LSAT test dates and deadlines, click here

Certificate Programs & Areas of Specialty

Clinics and Practical Skills

Law Reviews

Bar Passage and 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