Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sad news at Lewis and Clark:
The law school at Lewis & Clark will close its legal clinic in Portland, according to a report from The Oregonian. The clinic provides legal services to the poor in the region.
The law school has suffered enrollment decline of 13 to 30 percent from their peak years that came two to four years ago. The school has also cut staff members, costs and made other moves to ensure efficiency.
“What we have to do, like everybody else, is face budget realities,” said Jennifer Johnson, the new dean at Lewis & Clark. The clinic “has largely been a tuition-driven enterprise that we can’t afford. It’s purely financial.”
The doors to the clinic will close on December 31, which will worsen the present shortage of legal services for those who are low-income.
You can read more here.