September 9, 2008
Dom Vetri to Receive First “Champion of the Public Interest Award” September 19
Oregon Law’s Public Interest Public Service (“PIPS”) Program will present the first-ever “Champion of the Public Interest Award” to B.A. Kliks Professor of Law Dominick Vetri at noon Friday, September 19, in the Knight Law Center’s Wayne Morse Commons. The presentation kicks off the 2008 Public Interest Symposium.
The award, which will become the “Dom Vetri Champion of the Public Interest Award,” will be presented during the annual Public Interest Symposium to a recipient whose commitment to the public interest honors the legacy of Vetri. Professor Vetri is responsible for developing Oregon Law’s first Civil Law Clinic as well as the school’s original Moot Court Board. He has won the university’s prestigious Burlington Northern Teaching Award and the school’s Orlando John Hollis Faculty Teaching Award as well as the university’s Charles Johnson Award for his civil rights work.
Immediately following the presentation, longtime political activist, former environmental lawyer, and Democratic Senatorial candidate Steve Novick will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.
Steve Novick Keynotes Public Interest Symposium Sept. 19