May 1, 2012
Adjunct Instructor Robert Rocklin appointed advisor at Oregon Law Commission
Robert Rocklin, adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law, recently was appointed as an advisor to the Appellate Judicial Selection work group of the Oregon Law Commission, chaired by Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz. In 1997, the Oregon Law Commission was created to conduct a continuous program of law reform. The Commission also proposes new substantive and procedural provisions to improve and fill gaps in Oregon law.
Work Groups are formed once a reform project has been presented and approved for study and development. As an advisor, Rocklin will present the views and experiences of those affected by the areas of law in question. Rocklin joins a membership of 11 advisors to the workgroup, including Professor Paula Abrams, Lewis & Clark Law School; Chief Judge David Brewer, Oregon Court of Appeals; former Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson, Jr.; Professor Alison Gash, University of Oregon; Brad Nicholson; Marla Rae, Rae Group Inc.; Ed Trompke, Jordan Ramis PC; Stephen Trout, Secretary of State’s Office, Elections Division; Justice Martha Walters, Oregon Supreme Court; and Professor Norman Williams, Willamette University College of Law.
Rocklin formerly was a staff attorney at the Oregon Court of Appeals and a senior assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice, and currently is pursuing his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Oregon.