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July 19, 2011

Rebekah Hanley named UO Law assistant dean for career services

Faculty member since 2004, Hanley now leads Career Services Office

The University of Oregon School of Law has named Legal Research and Writing Senior Instructor Rebekah Hanley assistant dean for career services. Rebekah Hanley

Hanley has been a member of the Oregon Law faculty since 2004. She has taught principally in Oregon’s nationally ranked Legal Research and Writing Program, focusing on skills including legal analysis, predictive and persuasive writing, and professionalism. Before her appointment to the Oregon faculty, Hanley served as a judicial clerk to Ninth Circuit Judge Harry Pregerson and to United States District Court Judge Dean Pregerson. She also worked as a litigation associate with Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in California.

“Professor Hanley’s professional background, demonstrated commitment to student success, and vision for the Career Services Office make her uniquely qualified to lead our school’s efforts in the coming years,” remarked Oregon Law Dean Michael Moffitt. “I am thrilled that she will be serving in this new capacity, and I am eager to begin working with her.”

As a practicing lawyer, Hanley was actively involved in her firm’s recruiting and professional training activities. While at Oregon Law, Hanley has built a network in Oregon and beyond through her participation in professional events and conferences, her leadership of the law school’s judicial clerkship committee, and her publications with the Oregon State Bar. She has lectured to large groups, facilitated small seminars, and worked with students one-on-one, giving her a broad perspective on faculty members’ potential contributions to students’ professional development. 

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