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May 10, 2012

Tom Lininger Promoted to Full Professor

Tom Lininger, associate dean for faculty development and the Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor, will be promoted to the rank of full professor starting in the 2012-13 academic year.

In an announcement to the Oregon Law community, Dean Michael Moffitt noted Professor Lininger’s outstanding service to the school.

Professor Tom Lininger

Prof. Lininger addresses Oregon Law graduates during the 2011 Commencement Ceremony

“Given Tom’s exceptional record of teaching, scholarship, and service, this is a development so entirely predictable as to call into question its status as ‘news,'” Moffitt said.

Professor Lininger grew up in Southern Oregon. He earned his undergraduate degree at Yale, and his law degree at Harvard. He has worked as a federal prosecutor, as counsel to a subcommittee in the U.S. Senate, and as a litigation attorney with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in San Francisco.

Professor Lininger joined the School of Law faculty in 2003. He directs the school’s Public Interest Public Service Program.

In 2004, Governor Ted Kulongoski appointed 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.

In 2006, Professor Lininger received the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2008, he received the Lokey Award for Faculty Excellence. In 2010, he won the Hollis Teaching Award.

In 2011, Professor Lininger worked with colleagues in other departments to design UO courses for high school students to take on furlough days and other days when the local schools are not in session.

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