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December 11, 2013

Bjerre appointed to UCC supervisory panel

University of Oregon School of Law Professor Carl S. Bjerre, a nationally recognized commercial law scholar, has been appointed to the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code.  The Permanent Editorial Board (P.E.B.) was established in the early 1960s while the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) was poised for nationwide enactment. It is a joint…

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December 10, 2013

Anna Makowski ’13 takes second in Brown Award competition

The University of Oregon School of Law is pleased to announce that Anna Makowski, a 2013 graduate, received second place honors in the twentieth annual Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing competition. Makowski joins 2013 award recipients from Yale and Boston College.  The award is in recognition of excellence in legal…

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December 5, 2013

Oregon Law joins in nationwide human rights project

The University of Oregon School of Law and other law schools around the country are partnering with the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and EarthRights International on a nationwide project to research state laws and propose recommendations for legal reform around corporate accountability in their respective states. The project was in part created in response…

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December 4, 2013

Oregon Law alumnus receives inaugural SDCBA award

Richard A. Shaw, a University of Oregon School of Law alumnus and member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, recently received the San Diego County Bar Association’s inaugural Taxation Section Award. Shaw is a 1962 graduate of the law school. The SDCBA is the region’s largest and oldest law-related organization; it aims its efforts in helping…

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December 2, 2013

Olympic Gymnast Tasha Schwikert-Warren wraps up semester at Oregon Law

Hard work and dedication are no strangers to Tasha Schwiket-Warren. After earning an Olympic bronze medal in Sydney, Australia, in 2000, Oregon Law visiting student Schwikert-Warren went on to make her way in women's gymnastics.  Her list of accomplishments includes a World Gymnastics Championships team gold medal, and the title of 2001 and 2002 U.S.…

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November 26, 2013

Professor Mary Wood to keynote UO environmental law conference

University of Oregon School of Law Professor Mary Wood will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), "Running Into Running Out." Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and faculty director for the school's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program.  Wood frequently speaks on global climate change…

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November 25, 2013

Prof. Jim Mooney to retire after more than 40 years teaching

University of Oregon School of Law Professor Ralph James Mooney is bidding farewell to teaching after more than 40 years educating soon-to-be lawyers. His last class will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Mooney has taught at the School of Law since 1972, when he left his legal practice in San Francisco. As the Contracts…

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November 19, 2013

Former NOAA Administrator to speak at UO

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is scheduled to speak at the 2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), "Running Into Running Out." Lubchenco is the Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of marine biology and distinguished professor of zoology at Oregon State University. She was the first female undersecretary…

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November 15, 2013

Professor lectures to more than 20,000 students worldwide

Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and faculty director for the University of Oregon School of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, recently spoke as a guest lecturer for Oregon Law 1981 alumnus Don Hornstein’s Massive Open Online Course on environmental law. Hornstein is the Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law at…

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November 12, 2013

Ducks fly high at Oregon New Lawyers Division award ceremony

The 2013 Oregon New Lawyers Division (ONLD) Award Ceremony has gone to the Ducks, as a flock of University of Oregon School of Law alumni were honored on November 1 by the ONLD for excellence in the legal field during the past year.  During the ONLD's Award Ceremony at the Governor Hotel in Portland, alumni…

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