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Global Reach

Students come to Lewis & Clark because they seek to be part of a worldwide community. Across our three schools, we provide opportunities to get immersed in unfamiliar cultures and develop a broader context for global understanding.

Over half of our undergraduate students participate in off-campus and overseas programs, and all must demonstrate competency in a second language and explore another culture. Our law school offers a global law certificate and overseas study, externship, and work opportunities. Faculty and students from our graduate school have traveled to Uganda to lead family therapy training and have done related work in Egypt and India. 

  • Lewis & Clark’s overseas program celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. 

  • As one undergraduate student wrote in his journal from Samburuland, Kenya, “I might as well be on Mars. Nothing I have done, or ever will do, can possibly compare to this experience.”

  • 60 percent of the undergraduate class of 2012 studied abroad.

  • J.D. students can earn a Global Law certificate, which recognizes them for their achievements in global law.

  • “Lewis & Clark has a vibrant international student body. It feels like a really good fit, and the best place for me to be.”
    —Dan Peniston

  • Students in the graduate school’s Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program can earn a concentration in international family therapy.

  • Lewis & Clark was the first major American law school to establish a comprehensive, multifocused faculty and student exchange program in India.

  • Graduate students can complete a final-semester internship in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy in Ft. Portal, Uganda. 

  • In recent years, we have had students representing nearly 70 countries on campus.

  • The law school administers a student-exchange program with premier institutions in India, Germany, China, and elsewhere

  • Some 65 percent of Lewis & Clark’s overseas programs go to countries outside Western Europe.

  • About 10 percent of our undergraduate students come from another country. 

Learn about our international education programs


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    The Lewis & Clark Jessup Team for 2014 - comprised of Shane Barnes, Tristan Parker, Brendan Stabeno, Ali Ward and Spencer Wilson and coached by alum Dagmar Butte - was a semi-finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Regional where 22 teams and over 80 speakers competed for team and individual honors.

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    On 25 November 2013, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Workshop finalized its research report on the plight of the Mapuche people in Chile, The Mapuche Struggle for Recognition and Land: A Legal Analysis.  The report is the result of collaboration between the law school and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation in The Hague, under which UNPO suggests an unrepresented state or an indigenous group whose situation is ripe for legal investigation and analysis and a group of students within the law school researches and writes a report on the relevant legal issues.
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    Silvia Kofler from the EU delegation to the United States spoke October 8, 2013 about the role the EU plays in peace and security issues in the Middle East at Lewis & Clark Law School.


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