Every year, the Oregon State Bar celebrates a group of lawyers and judges who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the profession. This year’s award winners include two Willamette Law alumnae. The awards were given at the bar’s annual Awards Luncheon Dec. 8.
The Honorable Valeri L. Love MBA’92, JD’95 received the President’s Membership Service Award, which honors attorneys for contributions made to the profession. Judge Love has served on the bench of the Lane County Circuit Court since 2011 and is currently the juvenile court judge. She is involved with many organizations and activities, including the Lane County Bar Association, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Oregon Women Lawyers.
Megan I. Livermore JD’05 was awarded the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. The award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the goal of increasing minority representation in the legal profession. Livermore is of counsel at the Eugene, Oregon, firm of Hutchinson Cox, working primarily in business law. She is an active participant in the Lane County Legal Aid Tuesday Night clinic, is president of the Board of Directors of the HIV Alliance and is past-president of both Oregon Women Lawyers and the Lane County Bar Association.
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 and mentorship. 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, 2014 and 2015. Located across the street from the state capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court, the college specializes in law and government, law and business, and dispute resolution.