As Pride Month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the strides the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)+ community has made throughout history. With still much progress to be made, we at the University of Oregon School of Law want to do our part by recognizing and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.
The Oregon Community Foundation’s (OCF) Barbara Bowerman Fund has awarded Oregon Law’s Nonprofit Clinic an additional $500,000 grant. This award will increase the services that the Clinic will be able to provide the nonprofit community.
This past year, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) Constitution Court has been one of the most diverse in ASUO history. The Court was made up with students of color entirely. Four of the five justices were women.
Jessica Stipek, a rising second-year Oregon Law student, has been selected for the prestigious 2021 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship. Program participants, called Student Fellows, spend eight to ten weeks during the summer exploring a career in civil legal aid, by providing direct legal services and building capacity at the organizations where they serve.
The votes are in and have been calculated! The osprey chicks that hatched on top of the Knight Law Center now have names. To honor the native land and peoples, the osprey chicks have been named Tauna, Gemet, and Pshin.
The School of Law added four new members to its Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) this year. The council helps the school stay relevant and informed. DAC members assist in promoting a commitment to excellence in education, advocating for the law school within the profession and the community, and supporting the law school’s philanthropic efforts.
The Meritorious Service Award at the University of Oregon School of Law is the highest award given by the school. It is given each year to persons who have made extraordinary contributions to legal education or the legal profession.