Justice Jack L. Landau

Distinguished Jurist in Residence

The Honorable Jack L. Landau joined the Oregon Supreme Court in January 2011. Before joining the Supreme Court, he served on the Court of Appeals (1993-2010). Prior to that, he clerked for then-Judge Robert C. Belloni of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (1981-83), practiced law as an associate and partner in the Portland firm Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler (1983-89), and served the Oregon Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General and Attorney-in-Charge in the Special Litigation Unit (1989-91) and as Deputy Attorney General (1991-93).

Landau has been an adjunct professor at Willamette University College of Law since 1993, where he has taught Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, and has written numerous articles for law reviews and other publications.

Born in Colorado, Landau grew up in Oregon. He graduated from Portland’s Franklin High School with honors (1971), Lewis and Clark College (BA, 1975), Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (JD, 1980), and the University of Virginia School of Law (LLM, 2001).


  • JD, Lewis & Clark, 1980
  • LLM, University of Virginia, 2001
  • BA, Lewis & Clark, magna cum laude, 1975


  • Law 216: Statutory Interpretation