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Summer 2012

Courthouse Bones and Paper Will Johnson ’14 and Bill Sedlak ’09

Judicial Externships: Real-World Insight

Judge Ann Aiken ’79 continues to help broaden program
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Bones and Paper

Oregon Law’s Michelle McKinley assists in prosecuting Guatemalan war crimes
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Studying International Corruption

Will Johnson ’14 worked with Bill Sedlak ’09 to further his research in San Salvador
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Message from the Dean

As my first year as dean of Oregon Law comes to a close, I want to recognize the generosity of our alumni and friends at this historical moment in legal education. Read more »

Ellen Rosenblum '75 becomes Oregon's first female Attorney General

Oregon Law alumna Ellen Rosenblum ’75 was appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber to fill the attorney general vacancy left by outgoing Attorney General John Kroger. Read more »

Highlight Video: Frohnmayer Award for Public Service

On April 13, 2012, Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk was presented with the University of Oregon School of Law’s Frohnmayer Award for Public Service. The ceremony took place at The Nines in downtown Portland. Read more »

Barran Liebman LLP continues strong Duck tradition

Two Oregon Law graduates, Sean P. Ray and Laura Salerno Owens, both from the class of 2007, recently joined Barran Liebman LLP as associates, continuing the firm's strong tradition of hiring Oregon Law graduates. Read more »

Oregon Law grad awarded Fulbright Grant

Oregon Law graduate Jason Tashea ’12 recently was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study recent judicial reforms in Kosovo, a region in southeast Europe, since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Read more »


A Glimpse at the Class of 2015

From an emergency room nurse who played in a punk rock band to a former UO football player who spent time mining gold in Alaska, Oregon Law’s Class of 2015 is diverse, accomplished, and driven. Read more »

American Bar Association gives top environmental award to Oregon Law professor

Svitlana Kravchenko, University of Oregon School of Law professor and director of the LL.M. program in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, has been chosen posthumously for the American Bar Association’s highest award in environmental law. She passed away in February 2012. Read more »

Oregon Law announces 2012 Order of the Coif

Law School welcomes new faculty, senior director of development

Oregon Law professor receives UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

Jennifer Reynolds receives university’s Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching

Two Oregon Law students named Shepherd Scholars

Oregon Law’s nine first-time takers all pass February Oregon Bar

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Around Oregon Law

News from Centers and Programs

Oregon Law’s Future Public Service Leaders Make a Difference in 2011-12

Video: Learn more about the Oregon Law Career Center

Wayne Morse Center announces 2012-13 Law Fellows

Nick Kiewik named 2011-12 Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship

Oregon Law students earn internships with the Environmental Protection Agency

Law student authors brief on pedestrian and bicycle connectivity

Fouls, Flags, Fans, and Fights: Teaching Conflict Management Through Sports

Oregon Law Offers Nation’s First Interdisciplinary Nonprofit Clinic

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Reunions 2012

September 14-16, 2012
Join in this special time to share a fun-filled weekend with your classmates and friends in honor of the Classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1992. See how campus continues to change and grow as you visit Oregon Law.

Relive old memories and create new ones with your classmates, family, and friends. The weekend’s activities include: a golf invitational, evening reception, dinner party, tailgate and Oregon Ducks football game, and more!

Registration is available online!

New Directions for Human Rights and the Environment: A Symposium Inspired by Svitlana Kravchenko

September 28-29, 2012
Join the Oregon Law and greater legal communities during a symposium dedicated to Professor Svitlana Kravchenko, who passed away in February 2012. The symposium will welcome speakers from throughout the United States and around the world, speaking to the importance of human rights and the environment – helping lawyers, legal scholars, and law students to move forward with new ways of thinking, something for which Dr. Kravchenko was incredibly passionate.

War & Memory: Bearing witness to loss in everyday life

October 19-20, 2012
Addressing political violence, state terror, exceptionalism, and the traumatic effects of war are the focus of this vibrant interdisciplinary symposium. Building on its history in Nuremberg, the field of international criminal law has been reinvigorated by an increased focus on accountability and punishment for the perpetrators of “crimes of hate/crimes of state.”

The stage has been set. Truth commissions can represent a political opportunity for underrepresented, oppressed, and discriminated sectors of a society to make their grievances heard and provide a vehicle for emerging democracies to redress past harms, claim reparations, and construct a lasting peace within their borders (countries?).

Keynote speaker: Arturo Arias, University of Texas, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Power of Giving

A Reflection on the Oregon Law Fund

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