April 3, 2008
Eugene Scoles, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Former Dean at Oregon Law, Receives Richard V. Wellman Award
Eugene Scoles, distinguished professor emeritus and former dean at Oregon Law, was recently awarded the Richard V. Wellman Award by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trusts and Estates Acts. Justice Martha Walters, president of the NCCUSL, participated in the award presentation.
Scoles has a national and international reputation as a legal educator and scholar. He held professorial appointments at leading universities and tenure as dean of Oregon law from 1968 to 1974. He then served as a distinguished professor of law at Oregon until his retirement in 1981. He is also a past president of the Association of American Law Schools.
“Gene richly deserves such an award,” says Oregon Law Professor James Mooney. “Countless attorneys and their clients owe Gene an enormous debt for his trusts and estates and conflict of laws work.”
Oregon Law Professor Dominick Vetri echoes Professor Mooney’s accolades.
“Gene Scoles has led the way over the years at this school in demonstrating the work of a true scholar in terms of quality and service to the bend and bar,” says Professor Vetri. “His many articles and books in the fields of trusts and estates, and conflict laws, and his leadership as Dean of Oregon Law in the early 70’s have set high standards for all of us to follow. His national recognition is well deserved.”