Each year Lewis & Clark Law School hosts an endowed lecture honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made possible by a generous grant from Jacqueline Alexander and Lee Matthews. The mission is to bring internationally recognized legal scholars, practitioners, jurists and civil rights leaders to Lewis & Clark to present a lecture to our law school community on issues of diversity, race relations, tolerance, and equal rights.


Browse the Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series Collections:

2024 - Ben Crump

2023 - Jared Bartie

2022 - Lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. in Life and in Practice

2021 - Lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. in Oregon Courtrooms

2020 - Michelle J. DePass

2019 - Justice Adrienne Nelson

2018 - Judge Arthur Burnett

2017 - Marcilynn Burke

2016 - The School-to-Prison Pipeline : a Pressing Civil Rights Issue

2015 - Lewis A. Steverson

2014 - Bill Lann Lee

2013 - Sheryll Cashin

2012 - Dean Kurt L. Schmoke

2011 - William T. Coleman

2010 - Randall Kennedy