Willamette Lawyer | Fall 2008 • Vol. VIII, No. 2
Justice Ginsburg Visits Willamette: Willamette welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to campus on Sept. 12 and 13 for numerous events with students, faculty, staff and friends.
News Briefs Department WUCL Honors Pro Bono Award Winners Last spring the College of Law hosted the Sixth Annual Pro Bono Honors Program awards reception to recognize those law students who volunteered their time and services to pro bono activities and community service projects. A highlight of the reception was the presentation of the Col. Rupert E. Park Jr. Pro Bono Student of the Year Award, which is given to the third-year student who made the greatest pro bono contribution during law school. The 2008 award was presented to Todd Huegli, who amassed an impressive 520 hours of pro bono activities while attending Willamette. Huegli worked at Metropolitan Public Defenders Inc. in Portland and served on the Willamette University Public Interest Law Project (WUPILP) board. Clinic Students Pursue Protections for Oregon Consumers Students enrolled in the Clinical Law Program worked for more than two years to help investigate the trade practices of U.S. Cellular Corp., a provider of wireless cellular phones and service headquartered in Illinois, and a subsidiary based in Medford, Ore. Their efforts paid off in late May, when an assurance of voluntary compliance was filed by Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers in Multnomah County Circuit Court. This case is one of several in which Willamette law students have assisted the Oregon Department of Justice in pursuing protections for Oregon consumers. Jared D. Boyd JD’08, Sean K. Downey JD’07, James B. Fisher JD’08, Lonn T. Johnston JD’08, Eric P. Paulson JD’07 and Ashlee D. Stefani-Sharp JD’08 all worked on the case while enrolled in the Clinical Law Program. Law School Welcomes Class of 2011 In August, the College of Law welcomed the Class of 2011 to campus. Here’s a breakdown of the new first-year class: 159 43% 23% 46% 26 78 42 14 Number of students Women Oregon residents Students of color Average age Undergraduate institutions represented Undergraduate majors represented For more detailed and current College of Law news, visit the law school’s news blog at http://blog.willamette.edu/wucl/news/. Languages spoken Fall 2008 | 17