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Legal Research and Writing

30th Anniversary Bash

On October 15, 2008, the University of Oregon celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Legal Research and Writing Program. First, the faculty gathered to recognize founding director, Professor Emerita Mary Lawrence. Then-Dean Margie Paris presented her with an engraved crystal clock. Next, the entire law school community gathered in the Morse Commons to enjoy lots of cake. Later, Dean Paris hosted a lunch for Professor Lawrence, Lois Ackerman (long time registrar at the law school), and Caroline Forell (who taught with Mary in the first year of our LRW program and is now the Hess Professor of Law).

Faculty Salutes Mary Lawrence

Former Associate Dean Jim O'Fallon and The-Dean Margie Paris with the day's honoree, Professor Emerita Mary Lawrence.

Among the guests was "Mrs. A," who was beloved during the many years she served as registrar at the law school.

Mary receives an engraved crystal clock, recognizing her contributions to legal writing at Oregon and nationwide.

LRW faculty -- from today and from 30 years ago – celebrate with Dean Paris.

Students, faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators all gathered to celebrate.

One of four enormous cakes (which disappeared quickly)!

Mary Lawrence with librarians Mary Clayton and Andrea Coffman.

LRW faculty and tutors.

Suzanne Rowe, the current director, with UO students.