Mary Lawrence Recieves Meritorious Service Award
Professor Emerita Mary Lawrence received the law school’s 2010 Meritorious Service Award. The award was established by the law school faculty in 1984. It is given annually during the graduation ceremony “to a person or persons who have made extraordinary contributions to legal education and the law.”
Professor Lawrence is a pioneer in legal education, founding one of the nation’s first legal research and writing programs at Oregon over 30 years ago. In recognition of her national contributions to the field over many years, she has received many of legal writing’s highest awards. She received the first award for distinguished service to the profession given by the Section on Legal Writing of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2000, she received the Marjorie Rombauer Award of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. The Legal Writing Institute has created an award that bears her name. She currently serves as Senior Editor for the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.