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November 14th, 2018

  • Source: Bangor Daily News 5:00pm: Gender and the Role of War Literature in Shaping Collective Memory: The Wartime Writings of Mary Borden
    A Dixon Award Presentation by Katie Mitcheltree
    Female voices are under-represented in the poetry of World War I, in part because of the belief that those who have not experienced combat cannot understand it, and therefore cannot communicate it to others. According to this “combat gnosticism,” only soldiers who fought in the trenches can write war poetry. But what of those non-combatants who worked close enough to the front that they were under direct threat from gunfire and artillery? What of those who dealt directly with the bloody aftermath of the war’s most devastating battles? Mary Borden, who published several poems while working at a field hospital on the Western front, is one such case.

November 17th, 2018

  • Folsom 50, led by alumni Danny Wilson ’88 and Tracy Schlapp ’87, are coming to campus Nov... 3:00pm: Folsom50: Outside Prison Walls
    Creative partners Danny Wilson ’88 and Tracy Schlapp ’87 bring their FOLSOM50 project to Lewis & Clark College for a rare show.


  • Some friendships will last a lifetime!
    February 8

    The Community Friends Program (formerly known as the Friendship Family Program) matches AES students and first year international undergraduate students with local residents for fun, friendship, and wider cultural understanding. 

  • February 27
    Alumnus, Hongda Jiang ’08, teaches pricing strategies to Lewis & Clark Entrepreneurship Club.
  • March 29
    Alumni Career Corps volunteer Kate Mills visits campus tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
  • November 9
    Becoming a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship requires outstanding academic prowess and character. Katie Kowal BA ’17 will interview for both scholarships in the next couple of weeks following an endorsement from the college and much support from faculty who believe Kowal is a perfect candidate for these distinguished awards.
  • October 3

    While studying overseas, Ella Bock BA ’19 captured a winning shot of her experience in Varanasi, India. The international affairs major went on the India regional area study program in fall 2017 and left with fond memories immortalized on film. One day trip on the river led to a spectacular photo that won third place in The Washington Post’s Annual Travel Photo Contest.

  • August 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • July 6
    Cailin O’Brien-Feeney BA ’07 has been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to serve as the first associate director of the State of Oregon’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation. His charge: preserve Oregon’s environment and promote widespread access to the state’s abundant natural beauty.
  • May 21
    Kate Smock BA ’18, is this year’s recipient of the Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.
  • May 9
    Matthew Nelson BA ’08 has turned a passion for language and literature into a career as an English language fellow with the U.S. Department of State in Nepal. Going beyond the traditional framework of language instruction abroad, Nelson incorporates filmmaking, digital storytelling, and coding into his teaching.
  • April 18
    Andrea Dean BA ’17 fell in love with mathematics and computer science at Lewis & Clark and is now using her knowledge at Amazon. She’s solving problems in machine learning at a new prototype store. Our Chronicle magazine caught up with her in Seattle for this profile.
  • February 1

    PILP honored Representative Earl Blumenauer with the Larry K. Amburgey Commitment to Public Interest Law Award on February 17, 2018, at the PILP Auction.

  • Jordan Schoonover
    March 17
    Jordan Schoonover ’14 is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School. We recently asked her about her time here at Earthrise and how her experience shaped her career.
  • Aerial pesticide spraying in Wallowa Whitman National Forest
    December 5
    Breaking News on Buffalo River Case, Earthrise Hires new Attorney, Support Earthrise and its long fought cases
  • May 30
    Spring Newsletter: Update on Chesapeake Bay TMDL Case, Alumni Highlight, Craig Johnston runs the Boston Marathon and Staff Transitions.
  • July 19
    Conservation groups, represented by PEAC, and Portland General Electric (PGE) announced an agreement that establishes a $2.5 million fund for environmental restoration and job-creating clean energy projects.
  • Marcel Gesmundo, Tara Gallagher, Amy Van Saun, Bobbie Traverso Estes, Dennis Mooney, John Krallma...
    January 12
    PEAC offers hands-on opportunities for law students to be involved in real-world practical advocacy at a level unmatched by clinical programs around the nation.
  • John E. Grant
    September 20
  • September 19
    Reports from four Lewis & Clark Law School alums who hold legal positions in Pacific Island nations that give them responsibility over environmental, natural resource, fishery and tourism management.
  • July 25
    December 7 - 8 , 2018


  • From left: Judge Ulanda Watkins, Judge Patricia McGuire, Judge Xiomara Torres, Judge Fay Stetz-Waters
    June 11
    Five Lewis & Clark Law School alumni—all people of color—were appointed as judges in late 2017 and early 2018 by Oregon Governor Kate Brown JD ’85.
  • Hester Turner and President Wim Wiewel
    June 11
    Turner, now age 101, has met every Lewis & Clark president who has served on Palatine Hill.
  • Andrea Dean BA '17
    June 7
    Andrea Dean BA ’17
  • June 7
    In January, B-Side Book Club, an a cappella group composed mostly of Lewis & Clark alumni, performed on KGW-TV’s “Mic Check” in Portland.
  • Abby Rotwein MAT ’12 and ElissaDingus BA ’07, MAT ’11
    June 7
    Abby Rotwein MAT ’12 and Elissa Dingus BA ’07, MAT ’11
  • May 8
    Hanah Goldov (’13), ENVS major at Lewis & Clark College, describes how her interest in  intentional spaces and environmental design began in her undergraduate work and will continue as she enters a Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley fall of 2018.
  • April 24
    Eva Ramey (’15), a Biology major and Environmental Studies minor at Lewis & Clark College, describes how her international research unfolded, beginning with her study abroad experience in Tanzania.
  • The plaza view from the steps of the law school.
    April 16
    The new Sunderland Plaza at Lewis & Clark Law School was inaugurated in a March 2018 ceremony and serves as an official entrance to the school.
  • April 2
    Six Lewis & Clark Law School alumni were appointed to the bench in 2017-18, plus Honorary Graduate Adrienne Nelson who was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court.
  • Ian in Zolotoy Rog Bay, winter 2014
    February 26
    The Peace Corps announced this week that Lewis & Clark ranked 16th among small schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up 9 spots from 2016.
  • February 19
    Paige Sanders BA ’18 and Ashley Garber BA ’17  started the Portland Panty Project to address the lack of clean, size-appropriate undergarments for homeless women in the Portland metro area. Their passion project has become a social enterprise.



  • Parents eNewsletter

    Being fast-tracked so that we can begin communications with this audience, this is a concerted effort to use BBNC to send an email newsletter on a monthly basis. (David)

    1. 29 Mar: Design presented to IA.
    2. 22 Mar: Reviewed design with Amy/Joe.
    3. 8 Mar: Discussed sketchs with Amy.
    4. 1 Mar: Met with Angela, Amy and Joe regarding the project.
  • Ed BrunetRemembering Ed Brunet

    Ed Brunet, beloved Henry J. Casey Professor of Law Emeritus at Lewis & Clark Law School, passed away October 12, 2018.

    Here are stories from those who were touched by Ed in some way during his tenure at the law school. If you would like to share your story, please enter it in this form, and we’ll add it to this tribute page.

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    “I will never miss law school, but I will ALWAYS miss Ed Brunet. He was a truly lovely person who deeply cared about his students. I had a very rough 1L, and he was my savior. I came to law school to do crim and civil rights and had little interest in business law, but Civ Pro was my favorite class because of his teaching. I also took Anti-Trust as a 3L, just so I could have him as a professor one more time. Ed supported me, encouraged me, and made me feel like I could make it through. I will never forget his kindness. I feel sorry for those who never got to have him as a professor.” Diana Wiener ’04 JD ’09

    Ed was such a good friend. In college we spent a lot of time together. There he introduced me to opera and other forms of classical music, something that has been a passion of mine ever since. We kept up through the years, visiting each other, playing golf, meeting each year at the law teachers hiring conference in Washington. I last saw Ed at the US Open in Tacoma in 2015. His intelligence, his sense of humor, his generosity made him special.  –Vincent Blasi

    We always said civ pro was with “fast Eddie, buckle your seat belt and don’t blink or you’ll miss really important stuff!” At the end of class there was a collective “whew!”. Everyone had a ton of respect for Ed, not to mention we all really liked him as a nice guy, approachable, available, interested in his students, etc. Great professor! What an asset he was to L&C! He will be missed by many! ”– Cindy Younkin ’89

    “Thanks so much for this perfect way to honor and remember Prof. Brunet. I thought I’d send this little remembrance: I read the recent news that the law school will be offering an Energy, Innovation and Sustainability certificate program.  Folks should know that in his early years at L&C (in the 1970s), Ed taught a course that leads on a direct path to this new certificate offering.  The course was called “Regulated Industries”  That was back before the deregulation of the electric utility industry, when power was provided by a monopoly entity, a “public utility”.  Because of the lack of competition (please do a symposium on whether there is actual competition today, but I digress), the notion then was that energy utilities were “natural monopolies”, so in return for being granted monopoly status  in a territory, the return on investment for that business entity would be set via regulation, by a public utility commission, acting to “protect the public interest”.  That regulatory construct was the law applicable to energy in the 1970s and  into the 1990s.  Ed exposed us to that law of the day, but also the rationale for the prevailing approach, and how and why that could shift if the industry itself evolved. That Regulated Industries course provided a solid grounding in the then-present, but also planted the seeds for contemplating where this all could head, for  those of us who would usher in the new approaches and the new law governing those approaches in the 1990s to the present.  We can hope the new certificate program will do what Professor Brunet did:  explain what the current construct is, as well as how we got here, and how that path might suggest further evolution, which in turn will need a legal construct to keep up with the accelerating innovation underway.  I’ll be lifting my glass to Ed along with all of you.”  – Al Larsen ’77

    “Ed Brunet was a fine teacher and fine man.  I was one of his early students. Fall of 1972, first semester, civil procedure was one of his first outings in front of the student gaggle. He had just come from a large firm in Chicago, as I recall, and he seemed as nervous as we. He launched right into Pennoyer v Neff. The concept of void ab initio stuck in my head like glue.

    Ten years later I was practicing law in Sisters. Although my forte was civil litigation, Judge Edmonds asked me to defend a drug case in which the accused, having been evicted from her rented home for non-payment, left behind a huge stash of controlled substances in the kitchen cupboard – a Class A felony worth. The landlord had cruised through the home accompanied by the sheriff and armed with his FED judgment, and together they found the goods. Dead-bang winner, or so the DA thought.  I reviewed the FED file and discovered that although District Judge Thalhofer had defaulted the tenant for non-appearance at trial and had found for the landlord, the tenant had never been served! Bingo!

    My motion to suppress was supported by the shortest brief I ever wrote, about, oh, ten words plus the citation to Pennoyer. Thanks to what Prof Ed Brunet had taught me right from the get-go, Judge Edmonds had no trouble allowing my motion. Next case!”  – Donald Owen Costello ’76, Chief Judge, Coquille Indian Tribe

    “When I first came to the law school in 2011, Ed generously allowed me to sit in on one of his classes … and then he called on me! It was a great treat to witness Ed teach, and I benefitted enormously from his advice in my first few years at Lewis & Clark. I also benefited from the extensive and thoughtful comments he provided on the paper that grew out of my job talk, as well as his periodic refrain thereafter of “what are you working on?” Knowing that Ed might ask that question gave me an extra incentive to have a good answer, even if I could not match the inexhaustible range of ideas he seemed to be working through at any given time. I will always be grateful to Ed for warmly welcoming me into the law school community and being such a supportive colleague, and I will miss him.” - Professor Jim Oleske

    “Helen and I visited Ed just a couple of days before he developed the serious infection that led to his death. When we visited him, he was in good spirits and seemed to be doing reasonably well, so we are still stunned at the sudden sad turn of events. Everyone who knew Ed remembers his energy, enthusiasm, prodigious talent as a teacher and scholar, his loyalty to the school, and his wonderful collegiality. His intellectual prowess, productivity, and acute memory were a source of amazement and inspiration, and his kind friendliness earned him widespread popularity.

    Quite apart from this, Helen and I were the beneficiaries of his close friendship for 40 years. Ed was on the appointments committee that hired me, and immediately became a mentor, helping me to navigate the unfamiliar world of American legal academia, and providing unstinting encouragement, support, and wise advice.  We spent many happy times together through the years, both at the school and on social occasions.  Although I never shared his love of wine, we did have in common an appreciation of theater and opera (not necessarily Wagner) and enjoyed many performances together. His passing has left a big gap in our lives, both professionally and personally, and we miss him very much.”  - Professor Brian Blum

    Many years after I graduated, I was going through a horrible divorce and was so lost. I ran into Professor Brunet near Uptown over a Christmas holiday. It was pouring down rain and I was so sad. He saw me, remembered my name, and stood in the pouring rain and just talked to me until I smiled. Such a selfless, amazing human being.  I adored him very much.”   - Lana Hayes ’93

    “… I loved my classes with Ed Brunet — never thought I would be such a fan of Antitrust!”   - Ginny Ross ’90, Attorney

    “… I liked and respected Ed quite a lot. He was very generous of his time, and helped me begin to understand what the law is about. Thanks in large part to Ed, I became (and remain) a strong believer in the process of the law as one of its chief benefits for society.

    I have long enjoyed both a good glass of wine and classical music. I will toast Ed when I am at SSO next week hearing Beethoven.”     - Scott M. Missall ’84

    “He was a great law professor and a delightful individual. I had the pleasure of seeing him again about ten years after I graduated when he made a trip to Los Angeles, and we met in a small group. He instilled in us the importance of being prepared and professional, not just the rules of civil procedure. His wit was always appreciated.”     - Laura Dewey ’82

    “I, too, will miss the celebration because I am in DC taking care of my grandchildren. When I started at Lewis & Clark in 1982, I took two classes from Ed - Civil Procedure and Administrative Law. Those were the days when he was known as Fast Eddie. I remember attending all his classes with a mixture of terror and awe - terror that I might be called on - and awe at the amount of information he imparted in a class session. When I began teaching at L&C he became a mentor who definitely helped me through my first year of teaching. I am so sorry that generations of future students will not be able to enjoy and be enriched by his classes. He was one of a kind!” - Professor Toni Berres-Paul

    “Ed always had that boundless energy that earned him the “fast Eddie” sobriquet.  It was infectious.  He worked hard at the craft he loved.  Ed was an inspiring and challenging teacher to generations of devoted students, and a dedicated scholar.  He was curious and busy, but always found time to talk, for lunch, and to help with any law school project.  He remembered and kept in touch with his former students like few others, because he cared so much about them.  Ed enjoyed being a mentor for young graduates and new faculty members.  I don’t think he ever hesitated to read and comment on a colleague’s draft, or turned down a request to help out.  He never hesitated to tell me what he thought, even when he thought I was wrong, but he was always encouraging.  He was a friend!  Yes, he knew and loved wine and travel.  He was also the best Northwestern College football fan I ever knew (in fact the only one–Ed would laugh at that).  He would go to extreme lengths to watch their games, even tolerating the food at the various sketchy and usually temporary eateries with TV’s that popped in and out of locations on Macadam, and other venues not too far from the law school, as long as they were willing to put on the Northwestern game. Ed was so important for the law school, meant so much to the lives and careers of so many people, and was a good friend.  I will miss him!” - Former Dean Steve Kanter

    “When I think of Ed, I think of good wine (he used to come to my husband’s restaurant to drink wine/he was impressed with the wine list), writing (he often walked the Lawyering hallway after one of his classes in Wood Hall just to talk about writing or ask a Q about writing), and teaching (he had a real passion for teaching our students–I loved how excited he was about teaching and how much joy it brought him and the students loved him so).” - Professor Aliza Kaplan 

    “When I arrived at L&C in 1973, Ed was an experienced professor of a full year.  He gave me various bits of advice, notably on the grading of exams.  He advised creating a point system (in his case the points sometimes approached 500) to be used in assessing the exams.  The purpose, he said, was to make it possible to explain differences in grades in an objective way.  I never had the discipline to adopt his system, but thought it sage advise nonetheless.  Early in my first year, Ed and June invited me and my wife to dinner at their place on Southwest Broadway.  Ed gave very explicit, and Ed-like directions.  “Take I-5 north, exit at [I don’t recall], take a clearly illegal left had turn onto Broadway Drive, and come to our address.”   Ed and I co-taught a seminar on something relating to natural resources law and economics in the jury room in old Classroom 1.  It was a tight space with low ceilings and room for perhaps ten students.  My most vivid recollection was Ed literally leaping from his chair to the blackboard at irregular intervals during the class.  Of course I also recall is powerful intellect.  Ed played on the faculty basketball team in the B league until he tore up his knee on a rebound.  He also bowled with his students and was awarded a truly ugly bowling shirt.  As as been noted by others, Ed was the go-to wine expert on the faculty, which proved very useful when Leslie and I were hosting people at our home.  But my clearest memory of Ed was during my time as dean.  He was always a good source of advice, but on one occasion Ed behaved badly (in my opinion) over a personnel matter.  I stomped into his office and gave him a piece of my mind, not really giving him an opportunity to respond.  The next morning he appeared in my office and apologized.  His willingness to do so cemented my lifelong respect for a good and talented man.  I am truly sorry to miss the celebration of his life and many contributions to our law school.”                                                                                                                    - Former Dean Jim Huffman

    “Ed was a key figure in taking Lewis & Clark from a spectacular teaching law school to a place in which serious scholarship was also done.  He had a Levenson or two, which he cherished, but he strove to add a body of writing that would make a mark nationally.  Ed was a tireless cheerleader and mentor for younger members of the faculty, including me, and his take on faculty politics was always refreshing.  Over the years, he and I exchanged views on all sorts of subjects, from the very public to the very private.  We shared many laughs and a few knowing silences.  He was like a slightly older brother, and when illness forced him to leave the law school, it was a sad day.  He left a hole that can’t be filled.

    I will put on the Yo-Yo Ma “odds and evens” after class tomorrow night and drink a glass of fine Washington merlot in Ed’s honor.  Maybe a Januik.  Not a California merlot – as Ed would tell you, it’s overpriced and not as good.”                                                                                                                           - Professor Jack Bogdanski

    “Some of my fondest memories of Ed are from events, where his graciousness, joy, and sense of humor shone. Back in the day we had something called the Ringside Club, made up of faculty who donated a certain amount to the law school; we would get together and celebrate the wonderful advances LC Law was making, and Ed would give us the benefit of his vast wine wisdom. I also particularly remember an evening in a small restaurant in Washington D.C., after a long day of back-to-back faculty interviews, where Ed’s bonhomie and, yes, wine wisdom, turned what could have been a gripe session into a party. Ed was a wonderful colleague, and I will continue to miss him for a long time.” - Professor Susan Mandiberg

    “Ed Brunet was my first year civil procedure professor in 1975.  I was never an academic but he managed to make what I thought would be a very dry subject interesting, and, no doubt to our mutual surprise, he actually managed to teach me a few things.  He will always be my most memorable professor, and I was saddened to learn of his passing.  I remember him as not only demanding but also having a sense of humor.  As I started to write this, several stories came to mind.  Two stand out the most.  One of them involving the movie, Wizard of Oz.

    I don’t remember how it came up, but for some reason Ed had made it known early in the year that he was a big fan of the Wizard of Oz.  One night, the movie started to show on TV while I was at a friend’s place.  We figured it would be fun to try to reach Ed at home to let him know it was on.  Using the technology of the time, we called Directory Assistance, got his home number, and managed to reach him.  His immediate reaction was to thank us and to excitedly ask how far along the movie was.  He was pleased to hear he had not missed much, and rushed off to watch it.

    The other story involves Ed conspiring with my father.  In addition to being anything but a star student, I also struggled with getting to early morning classes on time.  Ed’s former students from that era will recall that he had little patience with people being unprepared - or late to class.  One morning I arrived late, snuck in through the back door and found a seat in the next to last row.  I thought I had entered unnoticed.  A minute or two later, Ed abruptly stopped, and walked out, leaving the class puzzled over what had upset him this time.  He returned a minute later to continue as if nothing had happened. 

    When class ended, and while I was packing up my things, I felt a tap on my shoulder.  I turned around and there was my father reveling in the surprise.  Without telling me, he had decided to fly up from California to visit me.  Before doing so, he called the school to find out my class schedule.  This being well before our current privacy laws, he got the requested information, including that Ed was my morning professor.  He called Ed, who of course welcomed him to surprise me at the door to the classroom and to sit in on the class.  My tardiness and back door entry put a kink into the plan.  Ed rolled with it, as did my father.

    The fact that I never engaged in civil litigation but instead went into criminal defense should not be seen as a reflection on Ed’s teaching.  And, if memory serves, Ed was pleased with my choice.”    - Philip A. Lewis ’78

  • With a Lewis & Clark education, our graduates are equipped with the tools they need to change the world. Whether they enter politics or the Peace Corps, our alumni serve as leaders in communities from Alaska to Wyoming, Antigua to Zimbabwe.

  • Ella Antell B.A. ’12 blogs about her experiences as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant currently residing in Kaliningrad, Russia.Go

  • Advocate

    The Advocate online is in the process of being created based on the design/function that we setup for the Chronicle. The new design resembles a modified magazine format, with some nods to the recent change in styles driven by the iPad. (Lawrence and David)

  • robb shecterRobb Shecter J.D. ’11 created while he was a law student, seeking to increase access to the legal system by publishing accessible legal content and lowering the cost of legal research. The site has grown into and now includes California codes and an archive of superseded statutes. His blog tracks updates and new features for the site. Go

  • mielMiel (Davis) Hendrickson B.A. ’99 splits her time between Washington D.C. and Africa, where she works on international relief and development projects. Her blog chronicles her travels. Go

  • roxannekohlRoxanne (Kohl) Davidson M.Ed. in School Counseling ’05 blogs and video blogs about bibliotherapy and the healing power of books in childrens’ lives. She reviews contemporary books that help kids through many different issues, offering a great resource for anyone working with children. Go

  • peter ames carlinPeter Ames Carlin B.A. ’85 is the author of critically acclaimed biographies about Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson. He blogs about music, television, and other pop culture news. Go

  • Chronicle

    The Chronicle online has been relaunched after a redesign. The new design resembles a modified magazine format, with some nods to the recent change in styles driven by the iPad. (Lawrence and David)

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