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College of Law faculty retirements

WUCL Professors Kathy T. Graham and Richard B. Hagedorn will step down from full-time teaching at the end of the spring semester. Legal Research and Writing Instructor M.H. “Sam” Jacobson also will retire in May.

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Clinic students help win favorable decision for Oregon schools

College of Law students helped win a great victory for the students and parents of the Oregon School for the Blind with the passage of House Bill 3867, which was signed into law on March 11, 2010, by Gov. Ted Kulongoski. HB 3867 requires half of the money from the sale from the Oregon School for the Blind to be used for the benefit of the Oregon School for the Deaf; the other half of the proceeds must be used to benefit visually impaired students.

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Green publishes comprehensive examination of church-state issues

College of Law Professor Steven K. Green recently published a comprehensive examination of church-state issues in the 19th century. The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America (Oxford University Press, 2010) examines the competing ideologies of evangelical Protestants who argued that the founders sought to create a “Christian nation” and of those who advocated broader notions of separation of church and state.

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Read more about Green in The Scene magazine's Tidbits & Briefs (Spring 2010)