Willamette Lawyer | Fall 2007 • Vol. VII, No. 2
The Honorable Otto R. Skopil Jr.: Senior 9th Circuit Judge Otto R. Skopil Jr. has been an exemplar of outstanding judicial service throughout his long career. In addition to helping create the federal magistrate system, he was an architect for the future of federal court administration.
alumni events WUCL Cruises to Greece On June 22, 2007, 50 WUCL alumni, faculty and friends left Rome and embarked on a 10-day Celebrity cruise of Italy and Greece led by Dean Symeon C. Symeonides and his wife, Haroula. Highlights included trips to the Acropolis in Athens; the gorgeous Greek islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini; Kusadasi and Ephesus in Turkey; and the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. The hearty group, which braved 120-degree weather, was up for any adventure, while enjoying a beautiful trip and earning CLE credits, too. The trip was such a success that future WUCL excursions to the Mediterranean and Black Sea are being considered. From left: Tammy M. Dentinger BA’90, JD’94; Gayle M. (Rogers) Lockwood BA’57 and Judith E. Basker JD’81 in Athens. From left: Dale M. Hermann BA’65, JD’69; Dean Symeon C. Symeonides; Weldon S. Wood JD’63 and Myrle M. Davis JD’72 at a formal dinner on Celebrity Cruise Line’s “Galaxy.” Fall 2007 | 35