August 23, 2008
Oregon Law Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty Members
Seven new adjunct faculty members, Mark Williams, Christopher Hermann, Robert Rocklin, Karen Reed, Carolyn McLaren, Jason Eisdorfer, and Judith Giers recently joined the Oregon Law faculty.
Professor Williams is attorney-of-counsel with Gaydos, Churnside & Balthrop, PC, in Eugene. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland and his juris doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. His areas of practice include elder law, estate planning/probate, guardianships and conservatorships, and legal ethics. Professor Williams teaches Elder Law.
Professor Hermann is a partner in the Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and his juris doctor from the University of Oregon. He is the founding chair of the Stoel Rives Winery and Vineyard Management group. His expertise is in the area of legal issues concerning wineries and vineyards. Professor Hermann teaches Legal Issues Affecting Wineries.
Professor Rocklin is a staff attorney with the Oregon Court of Appeals. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Berkeley, a master’s degree from the University of Oregon, and his juris doctor from the UCLA School of Law. He has coached the University of Oregon National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team for the past five years. Professor Rocklin teaches Advanced Appellate Advocacy.
Professor Reed is attorney-of-counsel with Bateman Seidel in Portland. She received a bachelor’s degree from Butler University and her juris doctor from Indiana University School of Law. Her area of practice includes renewable energy, real estate, environmental, and regulatory law. Professor Reed has experience representing wind farm owners and operators, and landlords, tenants, developers and financial institutions in real estate transactions, including office, retail, commercial/light industrial and residential properties. Professor Reed teaches Renewable Energy Law.
Professor McLaren is an attorney with the law firm of Black Helterline, LLP, in Portland. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and her juris doctor from Oregon Law. Her area of practice focuses on land use and real estate, including land use approvals, zone changes, and real estate development. Professor McLaren teaches Green Construction.
Professor Eisdorfer has served as legal counsel and energy program director of the Citizens’ Utility Board in Portland since 1994. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and his juris doctor from Oregon Law. He has represented the residential consumer in numerous rate cases, utility mergers, resource planning processes and public policy dockets before the Oregon Public Utility Commission. Professor Eisdorfer co-teaches Climate Change Law and Policy with Professor Heather Brinton.
Professor Giers is an appellate lawyer with Giers Olson, PC, in Eugene and currently is the chair-elect of Oregon State Bar’s Appellate Section Executive Committee. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and her juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School. She is a former professor of legal writing, appellate writing and advocacy, and federal civil motions practice at Oregon Law. Professor Giers teaches Constitutional Law II.