Frohnmayer Award for Public Service

About the Award

The Frohnmayer Award for Public Service, given annually in Portland since 2002 by the Law School Alumni Association, was named in honor of the family of University of Oregon President Emeritus and Law Professor Dave Frohnmayer. The award recognizes a graduate, faculty member, or friend of Oregon Law whose public service brings honor to the school.

The 18th Annual Frohnmayer Award


Friday, April 17, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Embassy Suites - Downtown
319 SW Pine St, Portland, OR 97204

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Honoring Judge John V. Acosta

Judge John V. Acosta

The 18th Annual Frohnmayer Award honors Judge John V. Acosta, Class of 1982.

Acosta is a magistrate judge for the United States District of Oregon. His commitment to public service has been demonstrated through his work and leadership with the Oregon State Bar to advance the professionalism, equality and efficiency of Oregon's judicial branch of government. He is also dedicated to assisting new lawyers with the transition to practicing law in Oregon. Acosta has been active in the community through service on the boards of several nonprofit social services organizations, participating as a member of legal professional associations, and coaching high school mock trial students, among other volunteer activities. 

Read more about Acosta's Service

Past Honorees

2019Jeffrey Beaver '85
2018David F. Bartz, Jr. '82
2017Judge Nan Waller '79
2016Senator Ron Wyden '74
2014Honorable David Schuman '84
2013Hon. Martha Walters '77 and John VanLandingham '77 
2012Michael Schrunk '67 
2011Duncan Campbell '73 
2010Ellen Rosenblum '75 and Richard Meeker '74 
2009Barbara Aldave 
2008Edwin Peterson '57
2007Hans Linde
2006Clifford Freeman '76 
2005Lawrence "Lare" Aschenbrenner '57 
2004Alfred "Ted" Goodwin '51 
2003Hardy Myers '64 
2002Dave Frohnmayer