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October 30, 2012

Oregon Law Alumni and Faculty receive Oregon State Bar Awards

The University School of Law is pleased to congratulate alumni and faculty on being named among the 2012 Oregon State Bar Awards recipients. The Oregon State Bar Annual Awards Luncheon, which will honor the recipients, will be held in The Governor Hotel in Portland on Thursday, Nov. 29. Oregon Law is proud to have faculty and alumni named as leaders in Oregon’s legal industry.

The Oregon Law alumni recipients include Sarah J. Crooks, ’96, who received the Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award; Emilie Edling, ’03, who received the President's Affirmative Action Award; Ben Eder, ’05, and David Eder, ’05, who were both recognized with the President’s Membership Service Award; Laura Salerno Owens, ’07, and Elizabeth Holsapple Kraus, ‘11, who both received the Volunteers of the Year Award; and Hon. Michael J. McShane, ’86, who received the President’s Public Service Award.

This year, the Oregon State Bar Association also recognized Oregon Law professor Suzanne Rowe with the President’s Public Leadership Award for her contributions to the column, “The Legal Writer.” The column appears regularly in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin and tackles legal writing problems from a fresh perspective.

Jane Gordon, director of the University of Oregon School of Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center and associate dean for Student and Program Affairs, is the recipient of the Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section’s 2012 Sidney Lezak Award. The award, which acknowledges excellence in the field of alternative dispute resolution, will be presented at the OSB ADR Section’s annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the White Stag Block in Portland, Ore.

To attend the Annual Awards Luncheon honoring the distinguished recipients, register on the Oregon State Bar website. Individual tickets and reserved tables for ten are available.


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