Sam Stockdale

Assistant Dean of Admissions
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee

Additional Information

615 S Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-768-7056
Email: stockdale@lclark.edu

Hometown: I grew up just south of Lewis & Clark in Salem, OR.

Favorite spot on campusThe trail on the Law School campus that connects to Tryon Creek State Park. It’s a great place to escape when you need to clear your head and get some fresh air.

Little-known fact about meI don’t react to poison ivy or poison oak. I grew up near some incredible forests and found myself tripping into poison oak all the time. I liked to think of it as my own little superpower growing up. 

Piece of advice for students in the college search processFind your fit! What’s best for you may not be what is or was best for those around you. These next four years are about your own personal growth. The place that you can best nurture the roots you’re planting, is the place you should be. It’s about finding that balance for yourself in this step in your life, and that can look completely different for each of us. Don’t be afraid to break away from the norm or from the voices buzzing around you. 

Favorite place to spend time in PortlandAwake Coffee Shop in Sellwood. Not only do they have the best lavender latte, but they also sell local art, their food is delicious, and they try to remain as locally sourced as possible. Odds are if it’s a sunny morning on the weekend, you can find me there with my dog, Porter. 

If I was stranded on a desert island, I would want these three thingsA beach volleyball for some entertainment, a radio that only plays good beach tunes, and my dog Porter.

If I didn’t work in Admissions, I would beI’d without a doubt be a wildlife journalist for some place like National Geographic. It combines my love of travel, nature, animals, and the environment all in one.