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.
University of Oregon President Michael Schill recently committed $1.5 million from the Presidential Fund for Excellence to expand and enhance the Business Law Program. These investment funds will support the program’s strategic plan to expand its experiential learning opportunities to prepare law students to become practice ready in the area of business law. The support also will help the law school develop collaborative projects with the University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.
In her role as the Galen Scholar, Wittkop will study and apply techniques for advancing professional writing in a clinic setting. Her work will link legal writing and clinical learning to help students produce professional work product and communications, with a particular emphasis on the transactional Business Law Clinic.