Lewis & Clark Law School

Lewis & Clark Law School
10015 SW Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland, OR 97219-7799, USA
Phone: 503.768.6613 | Toll-free: 800.303.4860 | Fax: 503.768.6793
Email: lawadmss@lclark.edu | Website: law.lclark.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

The college affirms the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The college recognizes that the presence of individuals with varied cultural backgrounds and life experiences enriches the quality of education provided to all students. The college encourages applications for admission and employment from all qualified individuals.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

Yes

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

For information regarding LGBTQ student organizations, contact

Janet Steverson
Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence and College Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Email: jws@lclark.edu
Phone: 503.768.6667

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Kathy Hessler
Clinical Professor of Law and Animal Law Clinic Director

Email: khessler@lclark.edu
Phone: 503.768.6955

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Yes

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

The Law of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Seminar will consider sexual orientation and gender identity within a historical and evolving context of the law. To begin, we will compare and contrast the interplay of the gay rights movement with the civil rights movement. Most importantly, we will focus on legal developments relating to sexual orientation and gender identity arising under four areas of civil rights law:

  1. liberty (particularly as it relates to private sexual expression and lewd conduct laws);
  2. equality (including popular attempts to legislate sexual morality, workplace equality issues, and public accommodation issues);
  3. expression (including coming out/speaking out, media treatment of the issues, and antihate legislation, as well as limitations and conflicting interests); and
  4. family (including same-sex marriage and civil unions, parenting, and counseling same-sex couples in preparing for death and disability).

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Employees and students can enroll their spouses/domestic partners and dependent children up to age 23 for medical and dental coverage.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Employees and students can enroll their spouses/domestic partners and dependent children up to age 23 for medical and dental coverage.

Additional Information

Lewis & Clark Law School is very supportive and accepting of LGBTQ students and employees. Historically, we have enrolled a very representative student body including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight students. We also offer gender neutral facilities on campus and our home city of Portland, Oregon, is known for being inclusive of all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.