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  • 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.
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    Meet Our Alumni

    • CEO
      ToJoy Shared Holding Company
      Class Year:  1995
      Prior Education:  East China University of Politics and Law (LL.B)

    • Founding and Former Managing Shareholder
      Greenberg Traurig LLP
      Class Year:  1979
      Prior Education:  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA Political Science, 1974.

    • General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs
      CD Baby
      Class Year:  
      Prior Education:  Portland State University, BS 2011

    • Tax and Business Attorney
      Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
      Class Year:  2004
      Prior Education:  UCLA, 1992
         University of Washington (LLM,) 2008

    • Partner
      Zhong Lun Law Firm, Los Angeles Office
      Class Year:  1973
      Prior Education:  Lewis & Clark College, BS 1971

    • Enforcement Attorney
      Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission
      Class Year:  2018
      Prior Education:  University of Arizona, BA 2014.

    • Attorney
      Immix Law
      Class Year:  
      Prior Education:  University of California, Santa Cruz, 1999

    • Principal and Owner
      Immix Law
      Class Year:  2007
      Prior Education:  University of Portland, 2001

    • Director, Associate General Counsel
      Western Digital Corporation
      Class Year:  2002
      Prior Education:  Oregon State University, BS Philosophy with Business Minor (1999)

    • Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary
      NW Natural Holdings and NW Natural
      Class Year:  
      Prior Education:  Kansas State University, BS 1994.

    • Founder
      The Meriwether Group
      Class Year:
      Prior Education:  Denison University, 1990

    • Office Managing Partner
      Troutman Sanders LLP.
      Class Year:  2000
      Prior Education:  Oregon State University, 1992

    • Associate Attorney
      Perkins Coie LLP
      Class Year
      :  2019
      Prior Education:  Seattle University, BA 2014

    • Business Transactions Attorney
      Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
      Class Year:  2012
      Prior Education:  Linfield University, BA 2007.

    • Co-Founder
      Chen Yoshimura, LLP.
      Class Year:  1995
      Previous Education:  Beijing University BS
         Cornell University PhD, 1992

  • Dale S. MacHaffie JD ’80 has written Whale’s Tails, a novel that features parallel stories told through the activities of four young friends who live in two different centuries. College students Reggie and his best friend Tom have signed on as research assistants with an Oregon State University project based out of Newport, Oregon, that involves tagging humpback whales. Reggie’s ancestor George Page and George’s friend Thomas Payne live a scary and hard existence on a whaling ship in the 1850s. Reggie, who has inherited the journal in which George recorded his adventures, finds himself transported in his dreams back to the 1850s, where he shares George and Thomas’ experiences. Whale’s Tails, which is based on the real life of George Page, is filled with current events, whale facts, scientific observations, environmental crises—and action-packed adventure.

  • Emma Redfoot BA ’13 is featured in a High Country News article about the resurgence of nuclear energy, titled, “Is Nuclear Energy the Key to Saving the Planet?” (Dec. 10, 2018)

  • Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media Group profiled artist Mark Brody BA ’87 and his decades of working with local schools to create murals. (Jan. 24, 2019)

  • The Oregonian/OregonLive profiled Lewis & Clark’s newest Rhodes scholar, Katie Kowal BA ’17, in an article titled, “Curiosity is power: How a star Lewis & Clark student became a Rhodes scholar.”
    Nov. 28, 2018.

  • 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

    “Like many others, Ed hired me, as Chair of the Appointments Committee in the late 1970s.  We ought to have a plaque in the law school with the “Ed Brunet tree of LC teachers,” like they do for baseball managers.  It would have to be a big plaque.  He may have made at least as large a mark on the law school through his Appointments work as through his teaching.

    Ed was also a first-rate scholar for nearly five decades. Moreover, he was a generous reviewer and without a doubt the most interested colleague in your work, always making inquires about what you were up to.  Looking back, I think his inquiries probably made me more productive, just so I’d have something to say in response to his persistent (but friendly) questions.  He always seemed quite interested, even in the most obscure topics (of which I had many), a trait which probably helped make him the great teacher he was.  He was interested in so many things.

    Ed was reputed to be a great basketball player, but he had torn up his knee by the time the faculty basketball team won 5 B-league championships in the 1980s.  Nevertheless, he and Doug Newell (who did play for the team) became outstanding recruiters, and we never spoke about what sort of inducements they may have offered to the temporary “faculty” who played for the team.

    You were always happy when Ed came by your office to catch up.  He had an infectious enthusiasm that stayed with you after he left.  I have missed those encounters with Fast Eddie in last few years but am grateful that I got to experience them for as long as I did.”  -   Professor Michael Blumm

    “I was extremely privileged to have been a co-author with Ed on an arbitration book (also with Dick Speidel and Steve Ware).  I experienced first-hand Ed’s intelligence, generosity, and sense of humor.  Ed took the leading role on coming up with the idea for the book, working with the publisher, and helping us fit all of our disparate views together into a single book.  I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Ed and am very sad that he is gone.”   - Jean Sternlight,  Saltman Professor of Law & Director Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution,  William S. Boyd School of Law UNLV.

    “Ed was a kind and generous person and a scholar excited about ideas.   He will be missed.”   -  Professor Robert G. Bone,  The University of Texas School of Law

    “I join the many others expressing admiration of Ed.  Except for Charles Alan Wright, I don’t think there’s anyone else who had a chair named after him.  And he’s been featured in our Complex Litigation book since the first edition in 1985 – a third of a century ago.

    I knew about his progressive disease from way back, and was constantly amazed by his ability to cope with it with grace.” - Professor Richard Marcus, UC Hastings

    “Ed was a wonderful and supportive colleague.”  Professor Amanda Frost, American University Washington College of Law

    Ed was a lovely man. He battled a progressive disease with courage and wit.  He was one of those rare individuals who made those around him better – better scholars and better people.”  - Professor Steve Burbank, UPenn Law

    “Ed was a model of how we should be in our profession – always interested in others’ work, contributing, and encouraging.  Ed was a wonderful man and mentor.  He was so nice to me when I started in the profession 35 years ago and through the years.  He visited with us here at Emory for an entire year in the early 2000s, and I got to know him better.  His civil procedure expertise was excelled only by his knowledge of baseball.”  -  Richard D. Freer,  Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law,  Emory University

    “Ed was such a kind man and role model.  He will be missed.” Beth Thornburg, Richard R. Lee Endowed Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law

    “I was terribly saddened by the news, even though I guess I knew he wasn’t doing well when he stopped replying to my email messages.

    In addition to being a first class law teacher and scholar, he was one of the nicest individuals I ever came in contact with. I will miss him; even though our contact over the years was limited, it extends back all the way to 1991, when Ed was kind enough to invite me to be the Higgins distinguished scholar in residence at Lewis & Clark, and provided the basis for what I considered a strong friendship and mutual respect.

    As silly as it probably sounds, my first thought when I read your message–after the overwhelming sadness–was to think how much he would have enjoyed discussing Northwestern’s dramatic comeback overtime victory yesterday over Nebraska. He was one of the most intelligent, informed and enthusiastic Northwestern Wildcat supporters I have ever met. We bonded over it over the years, and back in the late ’90s even had the chance to attend a Northwestern game together. He knew more about Northwestern football than virtually anyone I know, and he would have loved to talk about what happened yesterday.

    Unfortunately, you and I have never met in person, but Ed couldn’t stop telling me what a wonderful person and scholar you are. Your work on the summary judgment book only confirms Ed’s glowing comments. That makes me so happy that you hold the chair that bears his name, and that he knew about this before his passing.”  – Professor Marty Redish, Northwestern Law School


  • Eric DeWeese JD ’18 explores whether the colonization of space can inspire more sustainable ways of life on Earth in this novel about an extended family facing the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change.

  • 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 BA ’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 JD ’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 BA ’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 BA ’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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  • August 18
    TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”
  • Allegheny National Forest. Photo by Ryan Talbott
    August 5
    Several Lewis & Clark Law alums, Ryan Talbott, Derek Teaney, and Ben Luckett, played important roles in a recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals case, Allegheny Defense Project v Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), overturning 50 years of precedent. Ellen Gilmer, is the journalist who wrote a Bloomberg article analyzing the court’s decision.
  • Karla and Sahana at Meetup Night.
    July 23
    Our Community Friends Program matches international students with local resident volunteers to help them feel welcome and at home during their time at Lewis & Clark College.
  • Ammar Alsabban
    February 12
    Ammar Alsabban, who studied with Academic English Studies in 2006, has carved out a dream career in Saudi Arabia.
  • February 27
    Alumnus, Hongda Jiang ’08, teaches pricing strategies to Lewis & Clark Entrepreneurship Club.
  • TONIGHT: Kate Mills, high school counselor
    March 29
    Alumni Career Corps volunteer Kate Mills visits campus tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
  • August 18
    TIME Magazine’s TIME 100 Talks, a video series highlighting influential people, has included alumna and disability-rights advocate Haben Girma BA ’10 in its line-up. Girma, a recipient of Lewis & Clark’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In her talk, Girma expands upon the article she wrote for TechCrunch, “The Robots Occupying Our Sidewalks.”
  • June 23
    “Stay Tuned With Preet,” a podcast produced by alumnus Sam Ozer-Staton BA ’17, has earned a Webby Award for News and Politics based on public vote. The podcast, hosted by the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, dissects the politically charged legal issues facing the nation each week.
  • Cole Harris BA ’20 undertaking research in Zanzibar.
    June 9
    Cole Harris BA ’20 is Lewis & Clark’s most recent alum to receive a Fulbright award following his undergraduate degree. Next year, Harris will travel to Kampala, Uganda, to conduct original research on the effects of Pentecostalism on community development.
  • Kray (L) and Rose (R) at the grand opening party of Hydra's offices at General Industry.
    December 2

    After building a 3D printer for a class during his senior year, John Kray BA ’17 enlisted the help of Zach Rose BA ’18 to build and sell innovative desktop 3D printers. Their most recent model is so easy to use that Lewis & Clark purchased one for the physics lab.

  • October 10
    Emma Grillo BA ’17 has gone from features editor at the student-run Pioneer Log to a staffer in the The New York Times newsroom, harnessing skills from her time in the classroom and on off-campus student programs. Her freelance work covering tech, arts, and culture regularly appears in national publications.
  • October 10
    Paula Hayes BS ’92—a Board of Trustees member and recipient of the Pioneer Alumna Leadership Award—was recently profiled by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) for her innovative cosmetics company. Hue Noir’s beauty products are designed for an underserved market of darker-skinned women whose skin colors and tones aren’t readily compatible with mainstream products.
  • September 23
    Renee Allums BA ’18 won the fifth annual PitchBlack business competition with her idea #tag that aims to highlight and compensate digital content creators who have previously gone unrecognized and uncompensated.
  • Physics professor Bethe Scaletter with Cyan Cowap BA '19 and James Abney.
    May 13

    Watzek Librarian Parvaneh Abbaspour recently presented new alumna Cyan Cowap BA ’19 with an intriguing opportunity to illustrate the biomedical imaging textbook that Professor of Physics Bethe Scalettar and Lewis & Clark law school alumnus James Abney are writing.

  • May 12

    Brothers and alumni Stein and Thor Retzlaff trained for years to survive one of the most remote areas in the world. The expedition to the Atomfjella mountain range in Norway tested their survival skills, while also allowing them to ski incredible peaks and couloirs (steep mountainside gorges). They captured the experience in their short film, “AREA 11.”

  • Julia Huggins BA '13 at the Lynn Canal, Alaska.
    June 17
    Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.
  • May 21
    Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.
  • Glick and colleagues after their first "run" on the BLT.
    February 11
    Lewis & Clark’s high-performance computing (HPC) system has been propelled by a collaborative initiative driven by professors, staff members, and students. Although many are unaware of this HPC system—named BLT for its worker nodes “bacon, lettuce, and tomato”—it is paving the way for current and future research opportunities.
  • December 3
    At first glance, chemistry and English have little in common. Yet two courses from these disciplines are now intertwined, thanks to a rare tome acquired in 2014 by Watzek Library’s Special Collections: an illuminated 15th-century book of hours.
  • November 17
    Becoming a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship requires outstanding academic prowess and character. Katie Kowal BA ’17 interviewed for both scholarships following an endorsement from the college and much support from faculty who believed Kowal was 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.
  • 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.
  • Katy Yeh
    November 16
    ENVS alumn Katy Yeh, ’14, shares her thoughts on creating a career in nonprofit ecological stewardship.
  • October 21
    The Oregon State Bar is honoring four alumni from Lewis & Clark Law School. The 2020 Annual Awards, will be presented on November 6, 2020, in a virtual ceremony.
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