Laney B. Ellisor

Associate

Bar Admissions

Oregon

2017

United States District Court, District of Oregon

2019

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2017

Cum Laude

Lewis & Clark Law Review

Submissions Editor, 2016 – 2017

Research Editor, 2015 – 2016

Judicial Extern, Hon. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman, 2016

Legal Extern, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic, 2015 – 2016

University of Oklahoma, B.A., 2013

With distinction

Major in Journalism with minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish

Bar Activities

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

2019 – Present

Oregon Women Lawyers

2018 – Present

OWLS for a Fresh Start subcommittee member, 2018 – Present

Multnomah Bar Association

2018 – Present

Young Lawyers Section Imprint Program, 2018 – Present

Lewis & Clark Law School Attorney Mentor Program

2018 – Present

Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court

2019 – Present

Women’s White Collar Defense Association

2019 – Present

A native Oklahoman, Laney earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, where she served as editor in chief of The Oklahoma Daily and OUDaily.com, an award-winning daily campus newspaper and its 24/7 website. She used The Daily’s editorial platform to champion causes important to the campus community, not backing down when faced with backlash from her peers or resistance by university administrators. For this and other leadership roles she held on campus, Laney received the J.R. Morris Campus Life Award, among several other awards and scholarships.

Deciding that she wanted to advocate for others more directly than she could as a journalist, Laney attended Lewis & Clark Law School, graduating with honors in 2017. Following a clerkship with the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Laney began in private practice.

With Boise Matthews, Laney continues her work representing people and entities who find themselves at odds with the government. In addition to bringing her strong intellect and advocacy skills to bear for each client, she also aims to demystify the criminal justice system for them.

Laney cares deeply about criminal justice reform. She frequently visits the Oregon State Penitentiary to assist with the Lifers’ Unlimited and Uhuru Sasa clubs’ reform efforts inside and outside Oregon prisons. She has also worked with the ACLU of Oregon on its efforts to persuade Oregon’s district attorneys to have written, publicly available policies governing the essential duties of their offices.

As a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers for a Fresh Start committee, Laney organizes a monthly women’s group for residents of the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Center (women who are transitioning from federal prison to the community). Laney believes strongly that—to borrow the words of social justice activist Bryan Stevenson—“each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” She strives to preserve people’s dignity and humanity, no matter the person or crime.

Publications

Laney Ellisor, Comment, Faith-Based Rehabilitation Programs and the Establishment Clause: What Lower Courts Are Getting Wrong in the Absence of Supreme Court Precedent and How to Fix It, 22 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 271 (2018), https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/26326-lcb221article7ellisorpdf

 

Laney B. Ellisor

Associate

A native Oklahoman, Laney earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, where she served as editor in chief of The Oklahoma Daily and OUDaily.com, an award-winning daily campus newspaper and its 24/7 website. She used The Daily’s editorial platform to champion causes important to the campus community, not backing down when faced with backlash from her peers or resistance by university administrators. For this and other leadership roles she held on campus, Laney received the J.R. Morris Campus Life Award, among several other awards and scholarships.

Deciding that she wanted to advocate for others more directly than she could as a journalist, Laney attended Lewis & Clark Law School, graduating with honors in 2017. Following a clerkship with the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Laney began in private practice.

With Boise Matthews, Laney continues her work representing people and entities who find themselves at odds with the government. In addition to bringing her strong intellect and advocacy skills to bear for each client, she also aims to demystify the criminal justice system for them.

Laney cares deeply about criminal justice reform. She frequently visits the Oregon State Penitentiary to assist with the Lifers’ Unlimited and Uhuru Sasa clubs’ reform efforts inside and outside Oregon prisons. She has also worked with the ACLU of Oregon on its efforts to persuade Oregon’s district attorneys to have written, publicly available policies governing the essential duties of their offices.

As a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers for a Fresh Start committee, Laney organizes a monthly women’s group for residents of the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Center (women who are transitioning from federal prison to the community). Laney believes strongly that—to borrow the words of social justice activist Bryan Stevenson—“each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” She strives to preserve people’s dignity and humanity, no matter the person or crime.

Bar Admissions

Oregon

2017

United States District Court, District of Oregon

2019

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2017

Cum Laude

Lewis & Clark Law Review

Submissions Editor, 2016 – 2017

Research Editor, 2015 – 2016

Judicial Extern, Hon. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman, 2016

Legal Extern, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic, 2015 – 2016

University of Oklahoma, B.A., 2013

With distinction

Major in Journalism with minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish

Bar Activities

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

2019 – Present

Oregon Women Lawyers

2018 – Present

OWLS for a Fresh Start subcommittee member, 2018 – Present

Multnomah Bar Association

2018 – Present

Young Lawyers Section Imprint Program, 2018 – Present

Lewis & Clark Law School Attorney Mentor Program

2018 – Present

Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court

2019 – Present

Women’s White Collar Defense Association

2019 – Present

Publications

Laney Ellisor, Comment, Faith-Based Rehabilitation Programs and the Establishment Clause: What Lower Courts Are Getting Wrong in the Absence of Supreme Court Precedent and How to Fix It, 22 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 271 (2018), https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/26326-lcb221article7ellisorpdf