October 5, 2009
Conference to Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Oregon Supreme Court is October 9
Oregon Law’s Kenneth O’Connell Conference, in conjunction with Willamette University’s Center for Law and Government and the Oregon State Bar Appellate Section, is hosting a special conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Oregon Supreme Court.
“A Supreme Sesquicentennial: The Oregon Supreme Court at 150 Years and Beyond” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, at the Willamette University College of Law’s Paulus Lecture Hall.
Paul J. De Muniz, chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, will present the conference’s keynote address. De Muniz is a 1975 graduate of Willamette University’s College of Law. He worked for 15 years in public defense and private practice before being asked by the governor to fill a vacant position on the Oregon Court of Appeals. He was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court in January 2001. Five years later, he was unanimously elected by the other justices to head the Court.
Topics that will be discussed during the conference include the history of the Court, the manner in which its members are selected and retain their seats, and the Court’s contributions to American law.
For additional information on the conference, view the Willamette University College of Law press release.