Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson, Jr. JD '62 Named 2003 "Legal Citizen of the Year"
The Classroom Law Project named alumnus, The Hon. Wallace P. Carson, Jr., as its 2003 "Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year." Justice Carson is a member of the Willamette University College of Law Class of 1962.
Justice Carson has served as Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court since 1991. In selecting this year's recipient, the Classroom Law Project recognized the Chief Justice's "achievements and leadership in encouraging and instilling respect for civic participation."
Justice Carson joined the Court in 1982 after serving five years as Marion County Circuit Court Judge. Prior to serving on the bench, he was in private practice. Justice Carson also served as a leader in both the State Senate and House of Representatives. An undergraduate alumnus of Stanford University, he has been a Trustee of Willamette University since 1970.
Portland-based Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of educators, lawyers and civic leaders. A non-profit organization, CLP provides creative and innovative links between the legal community and educators.