Lewis & Clark Law School

Lewis & Clark Law School

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Located in the growing city of Portland, Lewis & Clark Law School offers a variety of specialized J.D. degrees as well as graduate degrees.

“Student input is greatly respected here, as is close interaction with faculty and high-quality teaching, and I think these factors are directly reflected in our low attrition rate,” said Dean Robert Klonoff.

Lewis & Clark has a set curriculum that ensures a well-rounded education. All first-year students are required to take the same courses, which include legal analysis and writing, civil procedure and a two-week intensive course on legal elements. Upper-division students must also fill certain requirements including two writing requirements, a writing-intensive experience and a capstone writing requirement. Additionally, upper-division students must complete a professionalism course.

“We find our students ultimately choose Lewis & Clark because the best fit for them is a school that focuses on excellent teaching, accessible facult, and general collaboration among the whole community,” Klonoff said. “They are also seeking an ideal location, top-notch academic programs and vast practical skills offerings.”

Lewis & Clark has a bar pass rate of 82 percent, higher than the state average of 77 percent. Its student-to-faculty ratio is 10.9-to-1, and tuition is $39,326.


Published Fall 2013

Admission Profile
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Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$15000
Percent receiving grants69.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 66.00%
NJ Employment
Bar Passage80.62%
Academic Profile
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