April 6, 2009
Barbara Aldave to Receive 2009 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service April 17
The University of Oregon Law School Alumni Association (“LSAA”) will present Barbara Aldave, director of Oregon Law’s Center for Law and Entrepreneurship and Loran L. Stewart Professor of Business Law, with the 2009 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service.
Professor Aldave is an expert in business law, which she has taught for nearly 40 years at Oregon Law and several other top law schools, including Berkeley, Northeastern, Boston College, and Cornell. Professor Aldave’s distinguished career also has included the deanship of St. Mary’s University School of Law. In 2000, when Professor Aldave returned to Oregon Law — the school where she began her academic career — she was appointed director of the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship.
Although her academic specialty is business, Professor Aldave has an equal passion for the public interest. Most notably, Professor Aldave is a founder of The Portia Project, a program that provides legal assistance to prison inmates, with a particular focus on assisting incarcerated women and their children both during the term of their imprisonment and following their release.
2007 – Hans Linde
2006 – Clifford Freeman ’76
2004 – Alfred “Ted” Goodwin ’51
2003 – Hardy Myers ’64
2002 – Dave Frohnmayer