Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

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10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland, OR 97219

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#72 Best Law Schools


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The Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College is $50. The part-time program application fee at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $39,326 per year and part-time: $29,494 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 9.7:1. The Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College has 90 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law is an institution in Portland, Ore., that emphasizes flexibility. Lewis & Clark College law students can complete their degrees on full- or part-time schedules, can take courses during the day or evening, and can focus in legal areas including global law, Indian law, and more. Among specialty programs, the institution has a high law school ranking in environmental law.

For hands-on training, students can get involved in clinical opportunities, including the Animal Law Clinic and the International Environmental Law Project, as well as through externships and clerkships. Northwestern Law school operates several centers that also offer research and training opportunities for law students, including the Center for Animal Law Studies, the National Crime Victim Law Institute, and the Natural Resources Law Institute.

Students may also seek out involvement opportunities in the school’s clubs and organizations, from the Latino Law Society to the softball league. Law reviews at the Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law include Animal Law, Environmental Law, and the Lewis & Clark Law Review.

Lewis & Clark College offers law school scholarships and work-study opportunities to law students who apply for financial aid. International applicants are also eligible for merit-based scholarships.

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Year founded 1884
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Admissions phone (503) 768-6613
Admissions email lawadmss@lclark.edu
Website http://law.lclark.edu


Full- and part-time faculty 90
Student-faculty ratio 9.7:1
Total faculty 107

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 409
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 252


Tuition and fees

full-time: $39,326 per year
part-time: $29,494 per year

Room and board $12,600


Employed at graduation2 30.6%
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
Median public service starting salary $44,621


Total volumes and volume equivalents 508,396

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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