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April 15, 2010

Professor Tom Lininger to Receive 2010 Orlando Hollis Teaching Award

Oregon Law is pleased to congratulate Professor Tom Lininger, who was chosen to receive the 2010 Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award. Professor Tom Lininger

Professor Lininger joined the Oregon Law faculty in 2003. He directs the school’s Public Interest Public Service program and serves as the auctioneer at the annual fundraiser for the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund. In 2004, Governor Ted Kulongoski appointed Professor Lininger to chair the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. The commission plans Oregon’s criminal justice policy and drafts sentencing guidelines used in Oregon’s courts. Professor Lininger’s research presently focuses on the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment, particularly the application of the Clause to prosecutions of domestic violence and sexual assault.

In 2006, Professor Lininger received the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2008, he received the Lokey Award for Faculty Excellence.

Professor Lininger’s peers have noted that he is a “masterful teacher” and “his passion towards teaching is evident on a daily basis.” He will receive the Hollis Award during the law school’s commencement exercises on May 22.

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