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March 12th, 2020

November 20th, 2018

  • Please Join us!! 4:30pm: MLSA’s Gratitude Dinner
    Please join us for a potluck dinner (previously referred to as the Thanksgiving Dinner)! Come enjoy great food and drinks with fellow students, professors, and staff! 

September 25th, 2018

  • Flyer 12:10pm - 1:20pm: First General Meeting
    MLSA is having our first general meeting of the year! We plan on talking about filling our 1L rep position, upcoming events, and our exciting new relationship with the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. This new relationship can lead to potential externships, networking events, free membership and mentorships! Hope to see you there!

September 13th, 2018

  • The Flyer for the Diversity Student Group Panel event 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Diversity Student Group Panel
    Come join the Minority Law Student Association, Latinx Law Society, Black Law Student Association, Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association, OutLaw, and Native American Law Student Association for lunch! The president’s of all these student groups will be on a panel discussing topics of diversity, being a minority, and how these student groups benefit our community.

September 28th, 2017

  • 12:10pm: Opt In to Race Forward: Navigating Race in the Legal Profession Workshop
    L&C Law alums Kasia Rutledge and Rakeem Washington will lead an interactive workshop on how to discuss race. The workshop aims to equip attendees with tools and skills for effective and meaningful engagement. As present and future legal advocates, ignoring the race elephant in the room is not an option.

November 11th, 2014

  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm: MLSA Staff Appreciation Thanksgiving Dinner
    Please join MLSA in celebrating the annual MLSA Staff Appreciation Thanksgiving Dinner! This event hosts students, faculty, and staff to show thanks for all that the Lewis & Clark Law School staff provides for the law school community. We will be providing a thanksgiving feast in the LRC on November 11, 2014 from 4:30PM-6:00PM.

April 13th, 2014

November 14th, 2013

April 8th, 2013

  • 12:15pm - 1:30pm: Rethinking Professionalism
    The National Lawyers Guild is hosting a panel of lawyers to speak on diversity as a core tenet of service to clients.

April 4th, 2013

April 1st, 2013

March 14th, 2013

  • 12:15pm - 1:30pm: Transnational LGBTQ Couples
    Join Stephen Manning, a partner at Immigration Law Group, PC and Teresa Statler, a sole immigration law practitioner in Portland, to explore policy and practice in this area of law. This will include the obstacles and legal consequences affecting transnational couples as opposed to domestic couples.Obstacles include residency, citizenship,detention, deportation and asylum.

    Mediterranean food with vegan options, drinks, and dessert will be provided.
    Classroom 2

    Presented by OUTlaw, co-sponsored by National Lawyer’s Guild and the Latino Law Society.

    For more information on this event, please contact: Alyssa Sappenfield,

March 13th, 2013

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Criminal Aliens: the criminalization of undocumented immigrants
    Criminal Aliens: A discussion of the Department of Homeland Security’s Criminal Alien Program, Secure Communities and the criminalization of undocumented immigrants.

    The Obama administration has deported record numbers while claiming to focus removal efforts on “criminal aliens.” Who are these “criminal aliens,” how does the program work, and why has the ACLU sued Multnomah County? Join Stephen Manning, adjunct professor at Lewis& Clark, and Jaime Limon Guzman, an immigrant rights organizer, as they discuss these topics and more.

    Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild and Latino Law Society.
    Lunch provided. 
    Classroom 3

March 7th, 2013

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Minorities on the Bench
    Join BLSA and LLS for a combined Judges Panel, “Minorities on the Bench”. Come meet Oregon Judges who will share how they came to Oregon, why they stayed and what they like most about being a Judge. Great opportunity for 1Ls to meet local Judges and learn first hand how to prepare for judicial clerkships and externships. This event will be held in Classroom 4, 12:15pm-1:30pm. Cuban food will be served. For more information please contact Vicky Razo at

March 6th, 2013

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Wrongful Convictions Panel: What Went Wrong?
    Juan Meléndez and Greg Wilhoit, from Witness to Innocence, spent a combined 22+ years on death row for crimes they did not commit. Hear their powerful stories about their journey from death row to freedom. Professor Aliza Kaplan and Professor Tung Yin will provide legal insight on wrongful convictions and the criminal justice system.  

    Sponsored by: Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Oregon Justice Resource Center, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, Amnesty International USA, National Lawyers Guild. (Wednesday 3/6, 6-7:30 pm, Room 2).

November 23rd, 2009

November 12th, 2009

  • 9:00am: Oregon Court of Appeals Open House
    The Oregon Court of Appeals is inviting you to listen in on oral argument, and to have a conversation with the judges and clerks.

November 4th, 2009

  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Alumni Reception
    3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
    111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204-3699

November 3rd, 2009

Family Friendly Halloween Party!


Make a Difference, Become a Mentor!

Date: Sept. 27, 2017

Time: 12:10-1:10

Location: TBD

What: Rosemary Anderson High School has been partnered with L&C for years to help provide meaningful mentors to their high school students. We will have the volunteer coordinator presenting information about the program and supplying applications to those who are interested. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the Portland community and to impact someone else’s life while also enriching your own! Lunch will be provided!