Points of Pride

40 Graduate Students to Receive $1000 Scholarship from Ruth L. Sigal Scholarship Fund

The awards will be announced in late October and provide support to first-generation students, BIPOC students, and students with the greatest financial need.

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Named Partner Recipient of $8.2 million Grant to Build Equity-Centered Principal Pipeline

Partners include Portland Public Schools (PPS), Portland State University, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), the Oregon Educator Advancement Council (EAC), and local community organizations.

Earthrise Prevails in Receiving Preliminary Injunction to Protect Old Growth Forests

A federal judge halted a 78-acre (31.5-hectare) commercial timber harvest in central Oregon at the request of Earthrise and on behalf of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project.

Renowned Portland Poet Gifts Personal Archive to Watzek

Kim Stafford, founding director of Lewis & Clark’s Northwest Writing Institute and former Oregon poet laureate, has gifted his personal archive to Watzek Library Special Collections and Archives. It will be available to the public in 2022.

One L&C Champion - Emily Decker

“I loved working with students during my 30 years in admissions and to now have them all - as alumni - under my umbrella is really a wonderful thing.” - Emily Decker

Entering Law School Class Continues Trend of Excellence

The LSAT median jumps 4 points; 77% report they are the first lawyer in their family.

Professor Lisa Benjamin: Recipient of the Huffman Scholarship Award

The annual Huffman Scholarship Award recognizes outstanding faculty scholarship.

Law Professor Receives Oregon State Bar’s Highest Honor

Professor of Lawyering and Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic Aliza Kaplan received the Oregon State Bar’s highest honor, the Award of Merit.

Computer Science Students Tackle Real-World Problems

In Professor Peter Drake’s software development course, computer science students apply the skills they have learned to real-life problems, such as earthquake preparedness and biology research.

One L&C Champion - Philip Shaw

Having worn one uniform or another for over 40 years, 35 of which were on college or university Campuses, Philip Shaw brings a wealth of knowledge to our campus.

Racial Justice Internship Program Partners With Portland Organizations

The Office of Equity and Inclusion launched its inaugural Racial Justice Internship Program this summer by giving students a paid stipend to work with a local Portland organization. The community partnership is unique in its interactive nature—instead of simply being assigned a student, these organizations were involved in the entire vetting and application process. We asked the program’s students about their experiences and the valuable insights they gained working with their community partner organizations.