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August 20, 2008

Strickland Honored with ABA Kutak Award

Oregon Law Professor Emeritus Rennard Strickland recently was honored by the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar with the 2008 Robert J. Kutak Award.

The Kutak Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to increasing cooperation between legal education, the practicing bar, and the judiciary. The August 8 reception took place at the InterContinental / Barclay Hotel in New York during the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting.

Professor Strickland, dean of the University of Oregon School of Law from 1997-2002, was instrumental in establishing the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the Environmental and Natural Resources Program.

A legal historian of Osage and Cherokee heritage, Professor Strickland is considered a pioneer in introducing Indian law into university curriculum. He has written

Professor Emeritus Renard Strickland and Oregon Law Dean Margie Paris attended the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting in New York where Strickland was honored with this year's Robert J. Kutak Award.
 
Professor Emeritus Renard Strickland and Oregon Law Dean Margie Paris attended the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting in New York where Strickland was honored with this year’s Robert J. Kutak Award.

and edited more than 35 books and is frequently cited by courts and scholars for his work as revision editor in chief of the Handbook of Federal Indian Law.

Professor Strickland is the first person to have served both as president of the Association of American Law Schools and as chair of the Law School Admissions Council. He also is the only person to have received both the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Award and the American Bar Association’s Spirit of Excellence Award.

Before coming to Oregon, Professor Strickland served as dean at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, dean and professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and a research professor of law and history at the University of Tulsa.

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