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Rebekah Hanley

Clinical Professor

Law, Law-JD, Legal Research and Writing Center
Phone: 541-346-8340
Office: 409K Knight Law Center


Rebekah Hanley is currently serving as President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors as the organization prepares for its 2023 biennial conference, to be held at UC-Irvine. The conference theme is “Raising the Bar: Reaching New Heights through Innovation and Collaboration.” She was co-chair of a national conference of the Legal Writing Institute and has also been active with the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Hanley is a dynamic speaker, appearing frequently at national and state conferences, both for academics and for practitioners.
At Oregon Law, Professor Hanley has been named the 2023-24 Galen Scholar in Legal Writing. She will spend the year studying generative artificial intelligence and its impact on law school teaching and the practice of law, building on earlier articles on related topics. Professor Hanley is the recipient of the 2020 Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award, the law school's highest recognition of teaching excellence. 
Professor Hanley has been a faculty member at the University of Oregon School of Law since 2004; she also served as the school’s Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development for four years.  Earlier in her career, Professor Hanley clerked for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson in the Central District of California; practiced law in Los Angeles with Munger, Tolles & Olson; and later clerked for the Honorable Harry Pregerson, United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 


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