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Autumn 2011

A New Era

Oregon Law welcomes 20th dean and fresh approach to legal education
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How They Spent Their Summers

Three Oregon Law students engaged in life-changing work this summer
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Angel Gambino ’97 makes Wired’s Top 100 list

Oregon Law grad takes global focus to her career
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Message from the Dean

This summer, after ten years on the faculty at Oregon Law, I began my service as Dean. I am deeply grateful to all of you who have inspired and encouraged me to take on this new endeavor, and I am excited about what we can accomplish at the law school. Read more »

At A Glance: 2011 Loan Repayment Assistance Program Recipients

Oregon Law’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) reflects the school’s commitment to public service by increasing graduate access to public service careers. LRAP is essential to its public service mission — if graduates cannot alleviate the burdens of debt and low public services salaries, then they will not be able to afford public service careers. Read more »

All in the Family

The Bauers, the Dahls, and the Tongues share some things in common: they all have a passion for the law, and generations of their families attended Oregon Law. Their practice of law is all in the family. Read more »


Alumni earn honors for public service program

The American Bar Association awarded the Oregon New Lawyer’s Division the ABA Young Lawyers Division National Project of the Year for Service to the Bar for its Practical Skills Through Public Service (PSPS) program. Read more »

Oregon Law Professor named Fulbright Scholar

Oregon Law Professor Carrie Leonetti recently was awarded a 2011-12 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. The prestigious award will allow the criminal law expert to spend a year in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she will engage in active research and teaching in the areas of forensic science, police investigations, and criminal adjudication. Read more »

Professor Svitlana Kravchenko honored with Senior Scholarship Prize

Svitlana Kravchenko, Oregon Law professor and director of the school’s LL.M. (master of laws) program in environmental law, was honored last week with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Senior Scholarship Prize. Read more »

Suzanne Rowe earns prestigious legal writing award

The University of Oregon School of Law’s Suzanne Rowe, director of the Legal Research and Writing Program and the James L. and Irene R. Hershner Professor, was announced the 2012 recipient of the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing. Read more »

Oregon Law announces Order of the Coif

UO Law grad headed to Cambridge

Oregon Law Hosts 90th Birthday Bash for Former Professor Milton Ray, Announces Tax Scholarship

Oregon Law continues to rank three programs in U.S. News Top Ten

Oregon Law announces newly awarded professorships

Bill Wheatley ’59 is 2011 Jaqua Award recipient

Oregon Law welcomes 2011-12 visiting faculty

Oregon Law mourns Carolyn Chambers

Around Oregon Law

News from Centers and Programs

Cultivate Career Opportunities by Investing in Your Professional Network

Networking is a key component of professional development. It can also be intimidating. But it shouldn’t be. You have extensive experience with it. Really, you’ve been networking all your life, since your first trip to a community playground or first day at elementary school. Read more »

Families, Property, Liberty, and the Law: Mediating Probate Cases

The number of probate disputes continues to grow in the United States as we face an increasingly aged population. Mediation of such disputes can provide creative solutions and preserve family relationships. The Probate Mediation Clinic at Oregon Law provides students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned about mediation in the classroom to a cutting-edge area of mediation practice. Read more »

Interested in Business? We can Help

Are you interested in business? Do you enjoy working with entrepreneurs? Are you yourself an entrepreneur in the making? The Carolyn S. Chambers Center for Law and Entrepreneurship has three programs for you! Read more »

Students receive American Bar Association award

The University of Oregon School of Law’s 2011 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has been named the law student program of the year by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Read more »

On the Docket

For a complete listing of all Oregon Law events, please visit law.uoregon.edu/cal/.

John E. Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award: William Wheatley ’59

October 28, 2011
Join Oregon Law, the legal community, and friends in celebration at the John E. Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award reception and dinner. We will honor class of 1959 alumnus Bill Wheatley for his lifetime of dedication to the University of Oregon School of Law and the legal community. The Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented by the Law School Alumni Association (LSAA) and is given to individuals who exemplify the highest quality and ethical standards of the school. The award recognizes personal and professional achievements and loyalty to Oregon Law. The LSAA named the Distinguished Alumnus Award after its first recipient, the late John E. Jaqua, in 2007.

Partners in Public Service Reception

November 17, 2011
A collaborative celebration of public service jointly hosted by the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, Pro Bono Board, and Public Interest Public Service Program, featuring a silent auction to raise summer stipends for public service. Group members will be on hand at this Portland event to share information about their public service activities throughout the silent auction. Hors' d oeuvres, beer and wine will be served–join us for some lively, engaging fun in celebration of public service!

The Power of Giving

Make a difference with a gift to the Oregon Law Fund

Oregon Law is poised to be a leader in legal education in the state, region, and nation. We have ambitious plans to expand students’ access to relevant courses and improve their opportunities for meaningful practice experience. Read more »

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