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Distinguished Alumni & Honorary Alumni Awards

Distinguished Graduate

Each year, the Law School honors an outstanding alumnus whose achievements in their profession and their community brings distinction to Lewis & Clark. These alumni are people who value and serve the law school and represent the values of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, its faculty, students and alumni.


Past recipients include judges, legislators, community advocates and attorneys of excellence. Recipients are selected by the Alumni Board of Directors, based on nominations from faculty and alumni. Nominate.


Senator Betsy Johnson '77 is the 2018 Distinguished Graduate.










The 2018 Distinguished Graduate

Senator Betsy Johnson’77 (D-Scappoose) was named Distinguished  Graduate for her many contributions to improve Oregon communities.


L to R: Senator Betsy Johnson, J. Ashlee Albies, Dean Jennifer Johnson, Michael Hsu, Professor Do...


The 2018 Distinguished Honorary Graduate

The 2018 Distinguished Honorary Graduate award was awarded to law professor Doug Newell. Michael Hsu ’11 received the Rising Star Award.  J. Ashlee Albies ’05 received the Community Spirit award.