Willamette Lawyer

Willamette Lawyer strives to be a thought leader on legal issues that are primarily, but not exclusively, of significance to the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning magazine advances the mission of the law school by showing how members of the law school community are actively engaged in the dissemination of knowledge, the promotion of meaningful discourse and the consideration of new ideas. Willamette Lawyer earns the trust of its audience through respect for truth, fairness, free inquiry and the presentation of competing – and sometimes controversial -- subjects.

Editorial philosophy:

We tell the law school’s story in the broadest sense possible. Every issue will reflect the intellect of a university magazine and the spark of a regional magazine of ideas. We do this by publishing thought-provoking content that meets the highest standards of journalistic professionalism and is reflected in well-crafted photography, arresting illustrations and compelling design.

We publish a fall and a spring edition. Please send story ideas and letters to the editor to editor Lisa Grace Lednicer: llednice@willamette.edu; 503-370-6760. Items for Class Action should be sent to Cathy McCann Gaskin, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at wu-lawyer@willamette.edu; 503-370-6492.


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Spring 2013

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Cover Story: Africa's Legal Renaissance

Online Extras:

Departments

  • Letters to the Editor
  • The Willamette Lawyer Interview
  • Legislature and the Law
  • Around the Northwest
  • Ethics Corner
  • On Campus
  • Dicta
  • Outside the Law
  • Class Action
  • Res ipsa loquitur

Feature Stories

Profiles


Fall 2012 Lawyer Cover

Fall 2012

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Cover Story

Death Defier

Departments

  • Letters to the Editor
  • The Willamette Lawyer Interview (Note: web version)
  • Legislature and the Law
  • Around the Northwest
  • Ethics Corner
  • On Campus
  • Dicta
  • Outside the Law
  • Class Action
  • In the Stacks

Feature Stories

Profiles


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Spring 2012

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Cover Story

The New Normal

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Outside the Law
  • Willamette's Super Lawyers
  • On My Mind
  • Ethics Corner
  • In the Stacks

Profiles in Leadership

  • A trip to Africa changes Matthew Leady's life
  • Political insider Amanda Dalton heads to law school
  • Maria Zlateva is a lawyer by day, violinist too
  • Steve Kuhn trades contracts for life as a special agent

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A Toast to Our Endowed Professors

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Ethics Corner
  • In the Stacks

Profiles in Leadership

  • Coroner Julie Wilson tries law school
  • Travis Harris puts Chinese skills to good use
  • George T. Finch radiates serenity
  • Eric Watness is adoption “angel”

Spring 2011 Lawyer Cover

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Great Judges, a Great Willamette Tradition

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • News Briefs
  • Willamette’s Super Lawyers
  • Remembrances
  • Ethics Corner
  • In the Stacks

Profiles in Leadership

  • Erin Tofte is a Student of the World
  • Nick Handy Retires from Eventful Career as Washington State Elections Director
  • Foreign Service a Perfect Fit for Natella Svistunova

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Fall 2010

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Faculty in Transition

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • Bar Review
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
    • Classes of 1955, 1960, 1970, 1980 and 2000 Reunions 28
      Reno and Las Vegas Receptions
    • Washington, D.C. Trip and Reception
  • In the Stacks

Profiles in Leadership

  • Aaron Jeffers vindicates clients
  • Katie L. Archer, family peacekeeper, tries family law
  • David P. O’Brien coaches moral values
  • Liani Reeves is all about community

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The Intersection of Environmental Law and Social Justice.

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • WUCL Rankings High Despite Small Size
  • News Briefs
  • Oregon Law Commission Focuses on Sustainability
  • Class Action
  • Willamette's 2009 Super Lawyers
  • Alumni Events
    • Seattle Reception and Class of '94 Reunion
    • Portland Reception
  • In the Stacks

The Intersection of Environmental Law and Social Justice

  • What’s Fairness Got to Do With It?
  • Realizing the Human Right to Water
  • A Poisoned Field: Pesticide Exposure Among Farmworkers

Profiles in Leadership

  • Alycia Edgeworth Kennedy Builds a Sustainable Future
  • Tapiwa Kapurura Embraces Hope
  • Kathleen Evans Emphasizes Giving Back
  • Rodgers, Deutsch & Turner — An Eminently Willamette Firm

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On the heels of the school's 125th anniversary celebration, the College of Law marks four more recent milestones in its rich history.

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • Major Events
    • Willamette Again Surpasses Peers on Bar Exam
    • National Jurist ranks WOCL a 'Best Value'
    • Commencement 2009
    • Morris Collin Recieves Civic Engagement Award
    • International Law Weekend-West
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
    • Greek Cruise
    • Salt Lake City and Seattle Receptions
    • Reunion Weekend
    • WUPILP Auction and Honolulu Reception
    • Heritage Reunion and Washington Co. Reception
  • In the Stacks

Major Milestones in Academic Excellence

  • CDR Celebrates Silver Anniversary
  • Fifty Years Later: Moot Court Championship and the First Law Journal
  • 10 Years as Dean: A Conversation With Symeon C. Symeonides

Profiles in Leadership

  • Shelaswau Crier Teaches Other to Make a Difference
  • Quintin Johnstone Bridges the Ages
  • Spencer Gheen's Academic Ambitions
  • Rachel O'Conner Champions Children's Rights
  • Seeing the Forest With Richard H. Wollenberg

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The College of Law community mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus John C. Paulus, a master teacher and member of the Willamette law faculty for 36 years.

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • Major Events and News
    • Knights Give $5 Million to the College
    • Symeonides Named to Alex L. Parks Chair
    • WUCL Loses Beloved Teacher
    • Remembering Paulus
  • News Briefs
    • Law Alumni Honored
    • Recent Faculty Publications
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
    • Class of ’78 Reunion
    • Hardy Meyers and San Diego Receptions
  • In the Stacks

Navigating the Financial Crisis

  • Wading Through the Muck: Examining the Market Collapse
  • A Roundtable Discussion with WUCL’s Business Law Scholars
  • The SEC’s Lori Richards Addresses Issues of Compliance
  • Top Securities Regulation Experts Address the Credit Crunch

Profiles in Leadership

  • Brian Erb Leverages His Willamette Law Degree
  • Sean Powell Remains Focused on Each Next Step
  • Jamie Carmichael Shows Dedication to Good Service
  • Mark Fretta Proves He Is World-Class
  • Sara Cassidey Perfects Her Legal Performance

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Fall 2008

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Willamette welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to campus on Sept. 12 and 13 for numerous events with students, faculty, staff and friends.

Departments

  • A Message From the Dean
  • Willamette Tops State in Bar Passage
  • News Briefs
    • Eisenberg Provides Expert Commentary
    • WUCL Welcomes Class of 2011
  • Commencement 2008
  • Daniel Kittle Pays It Forward
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
    • Reunions in Bend, Eugene, Anchorage
    • Women of Willamette Law Events
    • WUPILP Auction
  • In the Stacks

125th Anniversary Celebration

  • Justice Ginsburg Visits Willamette
    • Oregon Civic Justice Center Dedication
    • Academic Procession and Atkinson Lecture
    • Center for Law and Government Symposium
    • Constitutional Law Class with Students
  • A Look Back: Fifty Years of Law Alumni Memories

New Law Faculty

  • Reaching the SummitCaroline Davidson Offers an International Perspective on Criminal Law
  • Gwynne Skinner Launches the International Human Rights Clinic
  • David Friedman Brings Business Sense to the Law

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Willamette's Clinical Law Program: Refocusing on the Jury Trial

Departments

  • Dean's Message
  • Major Events
    • Willamette Leads Northwest in Bar Passage
    • The College of Law’s 125th Anniversary Celebration
    • Recent Law Faculty Publications
    • New Law Scholarship Funds
    • LRAP Aids Public Interest Lawyers
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
    • Class of 1972 Gathering, Boise and Reno Reunions
    • Portland and Seattle Reunions
    • In the Stacks — The Law Reporters

Willamette’s Clinical Law Program

  • Climbing Mountains at Willamette
  • Clinic Teaches Students About Life and the Law
  • Clinic Investigation Leads to Multi-State Lawsuit

Refocusing on the Jury Trial

  • Reaching the Summit
  • Intensive Trial Practice Program
  • An Invitation to Change from Judge Janice R. Wilson

Profiles in Leadership

  • Student Spends Summer Working in Bangladesh
  • Benevolent Traveler: Hadley Rose
  • Legal Biz Whiz: Cynthia Pevehouse
  • Reaching Back to Help Others: Richard Vial

Fall 2007 Lawyer Cover

Fall 2007

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Cover Story

The Honorable Otto R. Skopil Jr.

Departments

  • Dean's Message
  • Campaign Update
  • Major Events
    • Class of 2010 Brings Greater Diversity
    • New Certificate Program in Sustainability Law
    • Receptions Honor Mentors and Pro Bono Award Winners
    • Carson and De Muniz Recognized for Excellence
  • Commencement 2007
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
  • In the Stacks

Rise of the New Paradigm: Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Growth of ADR in Legal Education
  • Rise of the New Paradigm
  • WUCL Alumni Specializing in ADR

Profiles in Leadership

  • Lee Ann Donaldson's Homegrown Ambitions
  • Todd Huegli Is a Pro Bono Hero
  • Eric Lindauer Finds Satisfaction in Service
  • Jonathan Mayes Serves Up Ingredients for Life
  • Kelly Cole's Incurable Potomac Fever
  • Otto Skopil Jr.: An Exemplar of Outstanding Judicial Service

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Women of Willamette: Early Legal Pioneers to Today's Trailblazers

Departments

  • Dean's Message
  • Major Events
  • Women of Willamette Law Scholarships
  • Public Interest Law Loan Program
  • Legal Research and Writing Team Honored
  • Most Productive Faculty in School History
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
  • In the Stacks

Unparalleled Justice: The Legacy of Hans Linde

  • Law Review Symposium
  • Does "War" Matter in Constitutional Law?

Profiles

  • Valuing Diverse Perspectives
  • International Advocate
  • Blazing a Trail to the Supreme Court
  • Corporate Powerhouse
  • A Love for the Law
  • A Supreme Overachiever

Fall 2006 Lawyer Cover

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In a Class by Themselves: New Law Faculty at Willamette

Departments

  • Dean's Message
  • Major Events
  • Campaign Update
  • Mentor Program Report
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
  • In the Stacks

The Future of Sports Law

  • Sports Law Symposium
  • The Beauty of Bets
  • Torts and Sports: Strained Bedfellows

Profiles

  • Elizabeth Harchenko Makes Her Mark
  • Matt Fitzgerald Dispenses Justice in Iraq
  • Stan Renecker Forges His Own Trail
  • Building Connections Among Students

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Raising the Bar: The Professionalism Program at WUCL

Departments

  • Dean's Message
  • Campaign Report
  • News Briefs
  • Class Action
  • Alumni Events
  • In the Stacks

Issues of Professionalism

  • Raising the Bar: The Professionalism Program at WUCL
  • A Model of Good Behavior
  • Distinguished Service to the Bar
  • Setting the Standard for Professional Conduct
  • Administering in Good Conscience
  • The Misguided Efforts to Roll Back Securities Reform
  • Contemplations on Professionalism
  • Why Professionalism Matters

Profiles

  • One on One with Susan Hammer
  • The View From Oregon's Highest Court
  • Campaigning for Equal Justice in Oregon
  • Ladies' Justice

Fall 2005 Lawyer Cover

Fall 2005

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Willamette's Pioneering Law and Government Program

Departments

  • Dean's Message
  • News Briefs
  • New Faculty

Features

  • Willamette's Pioneering Law and Government Program
  • Devout Defender of the First Amendment
  • Building Better Laws
  • Thinking About the Constitution
  • Law Reform and the Classroom
  • Public Policy Research
  • Federalism Symposium

Profiles

  • The Washington Insider
  • Forging a Path for Others
  • A High-flying Legal Career
  • Oregon's High-profile Agency Reformer
  • The Senate's Tax Man
  • The Judicious Balance of School and Family
  • WUCL Alumni with Positions in Government

Class Action

Library


Spring 2005 Lawyer Cover

Spring 2005

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Cover Story

Two Decades in China

Departments

  • Dean's Message
  • News
  • Carlton Snow
  • Venerable Alums Honored
  • Nafziger Honored
  • Globetrotter
  • No Looking Back

Features

  • Willamette's German Program
  • Democracy Coach
  • Viva Italia!
  • Green Global Justice
  • Flight to Freedom
  • Knock it Off
  • Global Sustainability
  • Two Decades in China
  • Finding an International Legal Job

Class News

In the Stacks


Fall 2004 Lawyer Cover

Fall 2004

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Lisa Murkowski: An Advocate For Alaska U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski JD'85 demonstrates she can stand the heat in the Senate's pressure cooker.

Departments

  • Law School Briefs
  • Incoming Class, Employment Tops 90 Percent
  • Law School Receives Major Gift

Alaska Profiles

  • Faculty Perspective
  • Current Student
  • Law in the Family
  • Law in Public Service
  • Law on the Bench
  • Law in the Military
  • Law in the Courtroom
  • Law in Business

Class Action

In the Stacks


Spring 2004 Lawyer Cover

Spring 2004

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Rich Hagedorn: Hitting the 300-yard Drive Award-winning teacher and scholar, Rich Hagedorn, caps 30 years of teaching by being appointed the Rosalind Van Winkle Professor of Law.

Departments

  • Dean's Message

News and Notes

  • Willamette Lawyer Photo Wins Gold
  • Willamette Wins ABA Competition
  • Dean Publishes Two Books

Alumni Profiles

  • Lorenzo Williams: Values-Driven
  • Mr. Right-of-Way
  • Nicki Hancock: Hard Work Pays Off

Law School Briefs

  • Like Father, Like Daughter
  • In Memoriam: Professor Robert C. Art

Faculty Perspectives

  • Building Ethical Lawyers
  • Downloading Music: Is It Really Stealing?
  • SEC Rules Pro/Con

Class Action

In the Stacks


Fall 2003 Lawyer Cover

Fall 2003

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Robin Morris Collin: Coming Full Circle Teacher, scholar, civil rights activist, environmentalist Robin Morris Collin finds her destiny by joining the faculty as Willamette's newest law professor.

Departments

  • Dean's Message

Briefs

  • Bar Results
  • Kobe Bryant Judge
  • Record Alumni Gift
  • OSB Awards
  • Capitol Hill Star

Alumni Profiles

  • Clyde Maclver '59, JD'61: Road Lawyer
  • Mike Shinn '67, JD'73: The Courtroom Quarterback

Law School Briefs

  • Larger, More Diverse Incoming Class
  • WU Employment Tops 90%
  • Mapping Her Journey
  • Preparing World Savvy Lawyers

Faculty Perspectives

  • A Numbers and Letters Guy
  • Playing Ball at the Sports Law Conference

Class Action

In the Stacks


Spring 2003 Lawyer Cover

Spring 2003

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Feature Story

A Life in Balance Rising out of an appreciation for the logical reasoning skills that scientific study required and his deep affection for mathematics, Peter Letsou, Isaac Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law, grew a vibrant career as one of the nation's top professors in business and corporate law.

Departments

  • Dean's Message

Briefs

  • National Moot Court Champions
  • Recent Faculty Activities
  • Success in Degrees: Taylor Anderson JD/MBA'03
  • Symposium Examines Judicial Selection
  • Japanese American Internment Conference
  • WWII Plight of Willamette Law Student Recounted

Faculty Perspectives

  • Willamette Law Online
  • Standen Receives First Misner Award
  • Wright Receives Pro Bono Award

Alumni Briefs

  • Resolutely Solving Disputes
  • The "Devils'" Advocate
  • Willamette Law Grad Named to U.S. Senate
  • Hometown Lawyer
  • Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr. JD'62 Honored

Class Action

In the Stacks

Back Issues

Editions of the Willamette Lawyer prior to 2003 are available in hard copy only; the J.W. Long Law Library keeps reference copies available for review.