Rennard Strickland, former University of Oregon School of Law Dean, passed away January 5, 2021, in Norman, Oklahoma. He was 80 years old. Strickland served as dean from 1997 to 2002, and on the faculty until his retirement in 2006.
Ben Hovland is a commissioner and chair of the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC). As one of four commissioners of the EAC, Hovland has sought to use this position to improve election administration and remove barriers to voting.
Three recent Oregon Law graduates now work in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma. Suzanne Daigle, JD ‘20, Taylor Jones, JD ’19, and Bryan Williamson, JD ‘19, serve in chambers and in reconfigured courtrooms, collaboratively, yet at a distance.
Sandy Weintraub has been selected as the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the law school. In this position, Weintraub will work with the student affairs team to ensure that students have the best possible experience while at Oregon Law.
Alum Kyle Smith is the Oregon Field Coordinator for Trout Unlimited, the nation's largest coldwater conservation nonprofit organization. In his role as Field Coordinator, he has been able to connect his passion for environmental conservation, public policy, and nonprofit work.