On June 1, Willamette University College of Law Alumnus William J. Howe III, JD ‘75, and his co-author Liz Scully, received the Meyer Elkin Essay Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Family Court Review. Awarded for “Redesigning the Family Law System to Promote Healthy Families,” the article appeared in Family Court Review (vol. 53, iss. 3).
Currently of counsel at Gevurtz Menashe, Howe has practiced law for more than 35 years. He was appointed by Chief Justice Carson and re-appointed by Chief Justice De Muniz, JD'75 as the vice-chair of the statewide Family Law Advisory Committee. He has more than 100 presentations at Family Law Conferences and at other venues in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe and South Africa. Howe has published several articles on family law-related matters.
About the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
AFCC is an interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict. Promoting a collaborative approach to serving the needs of children among those who work in and with family law systems, encouraging education, research and innovation and identifying best practices.
About Willamette University College of Law
Opened in 1883, Willamette University College of Law is the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. The college has a long tradition at the forefront of legal education and is committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship, mentoring and experience. Leading faculty, thriving externship and clinical law programs, ample practical skills courses, and a proactive career placement office prepare Willamette law students for today's legal job market. According to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association, Willamette ranks first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Located across the street from the state capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court in downtown Salem, the college specializes in law and government, law and business, and dispute resolution.