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Lewis and Clark Law School was established in 1844 in Portland, Oregon and later became known as the Lewis & Clark Law School. The Lewis & Clark Law School is a leader in Animal Law Studies, Environmental Law, Native American Indian law and Intellectual Property Law. The Law School had its beginnings in 1844 and was officially going to be moved to Eugene, but professors fought the move and in 1965 the Law School became part of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Today the Law School offers a daytime program with 3 years to graduate and an evening program with 4 years to graduate. There are 719 students enrolled and the annual tuition for days is $31,500 and evening class tuition is about $23,000.
Law Students at Lewis & Clark Law School have many opportunities to delve into special legal interests by joining organizations that begin their involvement for current and future professional development. Here are just of few of the organizational memberships available for Law Students:
Women's Law Caucus
Latino Law Society
Native American Law Student Association
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
American Constitution Society
Business Law Society
Environmental Law Caucus
Environmental Justice Advocates
Intellectual Property Student Organization
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
National Lawyers Guild
Public Interest Law Project
Student Bar Association
Law Student housing is provided by the school which is within walking distance. This housing is rented by the room. Portland is often ranked as one of the most pleasant living locations in the nation. Housing is plentiful with several nice neighborhoods to choose from. Housing can be easily located online and the Law School provides resources to get you in touch with close by apartment living. Most Law Students live within 3 miles of the Lewis & Clark Law School, the leader in Animal Law Studies.
Here are some interesting facts about the student make up in the Law School. About 47% are women and 17% are ethnic minorities. Only 33 % are residents of Oregon and the Law School attracts 57% of its student’s from beyond the Oregon State Lines. Lewis & Clark Law School is the leader in Animal Law Studies and ranks in the top 25% of all American Board Association accredited Law schools. The average GPA needed for entrance to Lewis & Clark Law School from undergraduate work is 3.32. Financial Aid is available to Law Students and about 91% of the student body receives financial assistance.
The Lewis & Clark Law School is most proud of its recent Center for Animal Law Studies. The Center was conceived to be a think tank with hopes of becoming the nations covering body for the most premier animal law program. In addition to being a think tank it is a training ground for animal rights lawyers. Currently the Center for Animal Law Studies is the only one in the world.
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