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College History and Location

Lewis and Clark College, a private liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1867 as Albany Collegiate Institute by a group of Presbyterian pioneers in the Willamette Valley town of Albany 46 miles south of Portland. The College has always been coeducational, from the first class, which graduated in 1873. A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The Willamette Valley is the region in northwest Oregon in the United States that surrounds the Willamette River as it proceeds northward from its emergence from mountains near Eugene to its confluence with the Columbia River. ... Albany is a city in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. ...


By 1938 enrollment in Portland had outgrown that on the original campus, and all operations were moved to Portland. In 1942 the College trustees acquired the Lloyd Frank (of the historic Portland department store Meier & Frank) “Fir Acres” estate in southwest Portland, and adopted the name Lewis & Clark College as a “symbol of the pioneering spirit that had made and maintained the College.” Today, the three schools of the College and their supporting offices occupy a beautiful campus of 137 acres (554,000 m²), centered on the historic Frank estate on Palatine Hill in Southwest Portland. Meier & Frank is a chain of department stores founded in 1857 in Portland, Oregon, and acquired in 1966 by May Department Stores. ...


Academics

The four schools of the College include the College of Arts and Sciences, Northwest School of Law, the Graduate School of Education, and the Northwest Writing Institute. All three schools embrace and promote the values expressed in the College's motto: Explorare, Discere, Sociare (to explore, to learn, to work together). The small class sizes, open academic environment, and extraordinary facilities of the College clearly demonstrate the continuing commitment to these values. The Northwest Writing Institute is a graduate school for writing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in the United States. ...


Departments include Art, East Asian Studies, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures (French, Chinese, German, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Russian, and Japanese), History, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science & Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Physics, Communication, Economics, Gender Studies, International Affairs, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and Academic English Studies. Resources Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Art-Atlas. ... In literary criticism, the term English studies is occasionally used to refer to the critical study of English literature. ... A foreign language is a language not spoken by the indigenous people of a certain place: for example, English is a foreign language in Japan. ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... History Forums - History is Happening -Discuss all historical topics, as well as current events, in an academic setting. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music Music City : a collaborative music database All Music Guide... The term philosophy derives from a combination of the Greek words philos meaning love and sophia meaning wisdom. ... Religious studies is the multi-disciplinary, secular study of religion. ... Theatre is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed any one or more elements of the other performing arts. ... Main article: Life There are many universal units and common processes that are fundamental to the known forms of life. ... Chemistry (in Greek: χημεία) is the science of matter and its interactions with energy and itself (see physics, biology). ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Computer Science Open Directory Project: Computer Science Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies Belief that title science in computer science is inappropriate Categories: Computer science ... Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. ... Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their natural environment. ... When stuff moves. ... Communication is the process of exchanging information usually via a common system of symbols. ... Economics (from the Greek οίκος [oikos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules, hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... Gender studies is a theoretical work in the social sciences or humanities that focuses on issues of sex and gender in language and society, and often addresses related issues including racial and ethnic oppression, postcolonial societies, and globalization. ... For more information on international affairs, see one of the following links: Diplomacy Foreign affairs International relations This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Niccolò Machiavelli, ca 1500, became the key figure in realistic political theory, crucial to political science Political science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul. ... Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος = human) consists of the study of humankind (see genus Homo). ... English as an additional language is used to refer to the learning of English by speakers of other languages. ...


Lewis & Clark Law School

Lewis & Clark Law School (formerly Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College) , L&C Law was established in Portland as the state’s first law school in 1884. In 1915 the legislature decided to relocate the school South to Eugene, but the faculty and administration wanted to stay in Portland, and reorganized as a private institution. They established Northwestern College of Law, which operated as an evening school in downtown Portland for 50 years.


In 1965 the Law School merged with Lewis & Clark and was renamed Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Soon after, the Law School built a new campus, initiated a day division, and launched an aggressive library acquisition program.


Lewis & Clark Law School now enrolls 220-230 first-year students from approximately 2,500 applicants. Around 700 students attend, of which most are full-time day students, but about 25 percent opt for the part-time or evening program. The School offers studies and courses in Business and Commercial Law (including Tax Law), Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Intellectual Property Law, Public Interest Law, and an Indian Law Summer Program.


Most notable is the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program. Lewis & Clark Law School is an extraordinary place to study environmental and natural resources law. Consistently ranked one of the top environmental law programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the program received the 2001 American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law.


In 2004 the Northwestern School of Law was renamed Lewis & Clark Law School.


Notable alumni and faculty

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References

Lewis & Clark College (2005). "Academics". Retrieved July 26, 2005.


External links


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