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April 29, 2009

Oregon Law Tops Law School Contributions to Campaign for Equal Justice

Official numbers from the 2008 Campaign for Equal Justice indicate that Oregon Law donated more than $2,500 — making it the top law school contributor to the major fundraising drive that supports legal aid in Oregon.

The Campaign for Equal Justice, established in 1991, works to support ninety-one legal aid attorneys in sixteen communities throughout Oregon. The mission of the campaign is to champion access to justice for low-income Oregonians through education and through working to increase funding for legal aid. The campaign has raised more than $13,700,000 over the last sixteen years.

Oregon Law’s Special Assistant to the Dean Merv Loya, who will receive the 2009 Meritorious Service Award at this year’s commencement exercises, also was honored by the campaign for his long-time volunteer work in support of legal services programs in Oregon.

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