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Summer 2011

Message from the Dean

Summer has finally arrived on the academic calendar (although not in our weather patterns) and so too has the latest edition of Oregon Lawyer Online arrived in cyberspace. This is a bittersweet issue for me as it contains my last message as dean. And while the past several months have been a time for reflection, I am eager to see what wonderful things the future has in store for Oregon Law. Read more »

Public Interest Student Work Reaches New Heights

The Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its 2011 stipend recipients. As a result of OLSPIF’s new fundraising efforts, and the generosity of Oregon Law alumni and friends, 13 law students received stipends this year. Read more »

Professor Suzanne Rowe Talks LRW

Legal Research and Writing Program Director, Professor Suzanne Rowe, received Oregon Law’s highest teaching honor, the Orlando J. Hollis Faculty Teaching Award, at the May 2011 graduation ceremony. Read more »

An Influential Woman

Patricia “Patty” Fenske-Buchanan says that if her life were a movie, the title would be “Lucky.” She fondly remembers her time as an Oregon Law student sitting in the sun on the steps of the old law center, McKenzie Hall, chatting with friends, reading, and resting her eyes and learning, “to savor the moment; to savor all moments. They matter.” Read more »

A Day in the Life of Mary Margaret Montgomery

The life of a law student is hectic. From dusk till dawn these scholars are busy studying, learning, and practicing the law through classes, coursework, research, internships, journals, and law-related organizations. Perhaps the person who best embodies this rigorous, yet rewarding lifestyle is recent 2011 graduate and outgoing president of the Student Bar Association Mary Margaret Montgomery. Mary Margaret gave Oregon Lawyer Online a glimpse into a typical day in her life as student at Oregon Law through her own camera lens. Read more »

Professor Carl Bjerre Tackles Modernization of Commercial Law

Professor Carl Bjerre’s involvement with commercial law, including its cutting-edge changes, continues nonstop at the state, national and international levels. 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 »

Oregon Law Remembers Keith Aoki

Members of the Oregon Law community are remembering beloved former professor Keith Aoki. Professor Aoki passed away at his home in California on Tuesday, April 26, after a lengthy illness. He was 55. Read more »

Duncan Campbell Receives 2011 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service

Portland Renaissance man Duncan Campbell received the University of Oregon School of Law’s Frohnmayer Award for Public Service during a ceremony on April 8, at The Nines in Portland. Read more »

China’s Role in Regulating the Global Information Economy

With the world’s second largest economy, the largest base of internet and mobile phone users, a leading position as an exporter of information technology products, and a population that consumes mass quantities of domestic and global media and entertainment products, China’s regulation of knowledge and information — through intellectual property laws and information technology regulations — has effects far beyond its borders. Read more »

Commencement 2011: In Pictures

View images from Oregon Law’s 2011 Commencement Ceremony, featuring Hon. Martha Walters ’77 as the event’s keynote speaker. Read more »

Featured Events

Reunions 2011: Reflect and Reconnect!

Oregon Law is excited to welcome back members from the classes of 1956, ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, and ’06 for Reunion Weekend 2011, September 9-11. Read more »

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation Symposium

The Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation’s annual symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2011, in room 175 of the Knight Law Center. Read more »

Oregon Law Event Calendar

View all of Oregon Law’s upcoming events on the school’s online events calendar at www.law.uoregon.edu/cal/.

Online Extras

Oregon Law grads featured on ‘Celebrating Champions’

Recent Oregon Law graduates Naomi Rowden, Craig Ashford, and Mary Margaret Montgomery are all featured on the University of Oregon’s Celebrating Champions web site, dedicated to sharing the stories of students, faculty, staff who excel in the classroom and beyond. Read more »

Oregon Law boasts record number of Presidential Management Fellowship finalists

Four third-year University of Oregon School of Law students have been named finalists for Presidential Management Fellowships. This is a record number of finalists for the School of Law. Read more »

Sarah Altemus-Pope is inaugural Kerry Adam Lewiecki Award recipient

Oregon Law is pleased to announce that second-year student Sarah Altemus-Pope has been selected as the recipient of the Kerry Adam Lewiecki Award in its inaugural year. Read more »

Professor Emeritus Gene Scoles makes gift to law school in name of Professor Emeritus Jim Mooney

Oregon Law Professor Emeritus Jim Mooney is the recipient of a signal honor. Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gene Scoles recently made a significant gift to the Law School Fund for Teaching Excellence in his name. The two professors have been colleagues for 40 years. Read more »

Professor John Bonine is 2011 Wayne Westling Award for University Leadership and Service Honoree

Oregon Law Professor John Bonine was honored with the 2011 Wayne Westling Award for University Leadership and Service during a ceremony on May 25. The University of Oregon Senate bestowed the award. Read more »

Bridging the Divide

The University of Oregon School of Law and local non-profit Centro LatinoAmericano have partnered to provide pro bono immigration counseling services to low-income families. Read more »

Liz Holsapple is 2010-11 Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship

Professor Barbara Aldave, director of Oregon Law’s Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, recently named third-year student Elizabeth "Liz" Holsapple the 2010-11 Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship. Holsapple will receive a check in the amount of $1,000 and her name will be inscribed on a plaque permanently installed in the center. Read more »

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