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Winter 2012


Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Mark Nienstaedt ’79
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Egypt: One Year After the Uprising

Carolyn Pohlman ’82 offers a firsthand account
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My Time in Peru

Kelsey Provo’s externship in South America
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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the first 2012 edition of Oregon Lawyer Online. As we enter the heart of the winter, our law school has been filled with excitement and energy. Read more »

Judges from the Class of 1977 Reflect

It has been 35 years since the class of 1977 bid farewell to the School of Law. In a class that had 179 openings and 1,200 applicants, it is no surprise that this class has found itself with many successes. Within this group, 13 of these graduates have been elected or appointed for a judicial seat in both the state of Oregon and Washington. This makes the class of 1977 the largest group of graduates holding court than any other. Read more »

Professor Michelle McKinley awarded 2011 Surrency Prize

The American Society for Legal History recently awarded Associate Professor and Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow Michelle McKinley the 2011 Surrency Prize for her article, “Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism, and Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1689.” Read more »


Oregon Law mourns beloved professor Svitlana Kravchenko

The University of Oregon School of Law community mourns the loss of Svitlana Kravchenko, director of its LL.M. (master of laws) Program in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. She died Friday, Feb. 10, in Eugene. She was 62. Read more »

Oregon Law mourns Derrick Bell, former dean and race scholar

The University of Oregon School of Law mourns the death of former Dean Derrick A. Bell, Jr. who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, in New York. He was 80. Read more »

Oregon Law among 'Best Schools for Public Service'

The National Jurist, a leading national magazine in legal education, has recognized the University of OregonSchool of Law as a top school for students pursuing public interest law. Read more »

Law students advance to American Bar Association’s Negotiation Competition Nationals

Oregon Bar Passage Rate above Statewide Average

UO Law Honors William Wheatley with John E. Jaqua Award

A Student-Run Symposium: The Challenges and Rewards

LAW610 Prepares Students for Congress

Around Oregon Law

News from Centers and Programs

The Help: Lead by Serving the Next Generation

OLSPIF Posts Record Fall Fundraising Outcomes

On the Docket

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Frohnmayer Award for Public Service:
Michael Schrunk '67

April 13, 2012
Multnomah County District Attorney Michael D. Schrunk is the 2012 recipient of the University of Oregon School of Law's Frohnmayer Award for Public Service. A dinner and ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at The Nines in Portland.

Schrunk, a 1967 graduate of the law school, has served as the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County since 1981, heading the largest and most active district attorney's office in Oregon, with 120 full time staff and 76 full time attorneys, serving a population of more than 735,000.

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 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1992. See how campus continues to change and grow as you relive Oregon Law

memories and create new ones with your classmates, family, and friends. The weekend’s activities include: an Evening reception, Dinner party, Tailgate and Oregon Ducks football game, and more! Future announcements with details to follow.

If you’re interested in helping with your reunion, contact Rachel Kahn,
Oregon Law Events Coordinator, at (541) 346-3970 or raj@uoregon.edu

The Power of Giving

LRAP Continues Helping Those Who Help Others

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