The Gonzaga Lawyer Fall 2016

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8 Brown owns her happiness,


shares key with others

Balancing Family, Law Careers


Elections and Worship


Hyslop: Leading by Doing





Brown owns her happiness, 8

In the News................................................................................................. 2 Admissions ................................................................................................. 7

shares key with others

Mission .......................................................................................................... 15


Balancing Family, Law Careers

Student News ....................................................................................... 17


Center for Professional Development .................. 16 Clinic ................................................................................................................ 24 Community Service ..................................................................... 26 Alumni .......................................................................................................... 29

Elections and Worship

Class Action............................................................................................. 42 Faculty Development ................................................................. 47 Honor Roll ................................................................................................ 59 In Memoriam ....................................................................................... 67

Dean Jane Korn Editor Jeff Geldien Managing Editors Sarah Guzman Dale Goodwin

Contributing Writers Catherine Brown Scott Coble, S.J. Anna Creed Tim Fennessy Rachael Flores Jeff Geldien Dale Goodwin

Sarah Guzman Susan Lee Laurie Powers Paul Ryan Copy Editor Thomas Miller

Photographers Rajah Bose Keith Currie Martin Mann Ryan Sullivan Graphic Designers Shelly Croswhite Tracy Martin

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Message From The Dean

Professional Reflection

The incoming class includes:











It is hard to believe that I have been Dean at Gonzaga Law for five years. This was hardly the path I believed I would follow when I graduated. When I was in law school, the golden ticket was a judicial clerkship followed by a job in big law. No one seemed to be paying any attention to the fact that this path was not for everyone. I thought it was for me – and tried it, and while I enjoyed practice, I realized teaching was more my passion. Now I continually ask: What can we do to help law students truly find their passion? Thankfully, we are beyond the time when law was considered to be a one-sizefits-all career. We all need to reflect on our professional careers and to think about what will help us grow and where we can make a contribution. And we at the law school know that we need to help our students reflect on what kind of careers they want and what will confirm that a legal education was the right choice for them. At the law school today, Laurie Powers, director of the Center for Professional Development, works hard with students to help them find their individual paths. She helps students to consider whether this might be the traditional practice of law or something else for which a legal education is an advantage but not a requirement. Inga Laurent, our director of the Externship Program, also supports students doing externships by teaching them to reflect on what that work experience means to them. And our faculty, in so many ways, work with students to discern what kind of career will make them happy and will provide meaningful opportunities to make a difference. Our goal is to ensure that our students understand the value of a legal education, no matter what career path one takes. This issue of the Gonzaga Lawyer focuses on several Law Zags who have worked hard to find happiness and joy in their careers and personal lives. We hope our students, as well as all our readers, take time to think about what it means to be a lawyer, what it means to be happy in the profession, and to be invigorated by the many opportunities to make a difference in this world.

Jane Korn, Dean, Gonzaga School of Law



In the News Judge Peterson Presents Douglas Lecture Judge Rosanna Peterson presented the William O. Douglas Lecture this year. Her topic was “Transparency’s Illuminating and Chilling Effects.” Judge Peterson serves the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, however from 1999-2010 she worked as a professor at Gonzaga Law. She served as the director of the Externship Program in 2002. The annual William O. Douglas Lecture Series promotes a strong commitment to the freedoms of speech, religion, and assembly protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The series features distinguished individuals who share this strong commitment. When President Barack Obama appointed her to her current position, Judge Peterson was the first female judge to serve on the Eastern District of Washington bench. Peterson won unanimous confirmation from the U.S. Senate. Washington Sen. Patty Murray introduced Judge Peterson at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing and said, “Rosanna clearly meets the standards of fairness, even-handedness, and adherence to the law that we expect of our federal judges. I have been impressed by her professionalism and decency.” The Hon. Rosanna Peterson

McCleary: An Update on Washington School Funding Litigation Gonzaga School of Law Professor Lynn

and how we fund them are important

law and advises public school districts

Daggett and education attorney Tanya

to all students, parents, educators and

on a wide range of legal issues. She

Barton (‘14 J.D.) presented “McCleary: An

taxpayers,” she said.

earned a bachelor’s degree in business

Update on Washington’s School Funding

Barton is an associate in the law firm

and marketing education from Eastern

Litigation” on campus in November. Last year, the Washington State Supreme Court

Kutak Rock, where she practices education

held the state Legislature in contempt for

in her class from Gonzaga Law School. Last year, the focus was on the fact that

failing to fund education as the high court

the court held the Legislature in contempt

had previously ordered. The Washington

of court with a $100,000 per day fine

Constitution indicates education is the

until the Legislature passed a plan for

state’s paramount duty, therefore the state

full state funding of basic education.

must fund all basic educational expenses.


Washington University, and graduated first

This year, Daggett and Barton looked at

Daggett, who began her career as an

where this case has led the Legislature.

educator prior to law school, earned a

Barton said, “McCleary substantially

Ph.D. in education from Drake University.

impacts educational funding on a level

During her time as a practicing lawyer,

unprecedented in this state’s history.”

she represented public school districts

The McCleary case has had a substantial

in matters such as constitutional issues,

impact on Washington state, and Professor

student rights, personnel issues, labor

Daggett and Barton will continue to

negotiations, special education and tort

monitor changes so they can update the

and civil rights liability. “Our public schools

community as needed. Prof. Lynn Daggett, (top); Tanya Barton (‘14 J.D.) (below left)

In the News

At the Quackenbush Lecture were, front row, (Ret.) Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno, Senior Judge Fred Van Sickle, Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, Senior Judge Edward F. Shea, Dean Jane Korn, and Judge Stan Bastain. Back row, Senior Judge Lonny Suko, Senior Judge Justin L. Quackenbush, Judge Rosanna Peterson, Magistrate Judge John Rodgers, Chief Judge Thomas O. Rice and Judge Salvador Mendoza.

Quackenbush Lecture featured Federal Election Commissioner Ann Ravel This year’s presidential election has been unique for

hopeless. Her lecture encouraged participation in the

many reasons. One topic that has come to the forefront

political process: Writing letters to Congress, joining the

for both Republicans and Democrats is campaign finance

dialogue and, of course, voting. All could help restore the

reform and the influence of Super Pacs. This should not

FEC to its proper function.

be too surprising since 84 percent of Americans believe money has too much influence in political campaigns according to The New York Times’ 2015 CBS News Poll. The rhetoric of this year’s presidential campaigns has started to match this sentiment.

This year, Judge Quackenbush himself joined the lecture. His closing comments helped put the entire speech into perspective. He said, “I often reflect about all the problems we have in our country but I also reflect upon a statement Sir Winston Churchill made

In a very timely address, the annual Judge Justin L.

about democracy.” In the House of Commons on Nov.

Quackenbush Lecture featured a speaker who knows all

11, 1947, Churchill had been asked about the downfalls

too well the connections between political campaigns

of democracy and replied, “Many forms of Government

and wealth. Federal Election Commissioner Ann M.

have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin

Ravel spoke to a captivated audience, sharing the same

and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or

worries that money had too much influence in our

all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the

political system. Commissioner Ravel said that one

worst form of government except for all those other

reason stems from her own organization. The FEC

forms that have been tried from time to time.”

three members do not agree with the purpose of this monitoring organization. This leads to stalemates, restricting what can be done to monitor possible financial corruption in political elections at all levels. Commissioner Ravel does not believe this situation is

Judge Quackenbush’s words reminded us all that although there will always be room for improvement in American politics, we have come a long way. It was a perfect sentiment to end on as we get closer to the end of the 2016 election cycle. The next Quackenbush Lecture Series is scheduled for spring 2017.


was built as a six-person commission, and currently

In the News

Red Mass and Pope Francis On Sept. 22, 2015, the same day Pope

all its stages, by defending the cause

Francis arrived in the United States,

of the poor and the immigrant. All

Gonzaga Law held its annual Red

too often, those most in need of our

Mass for the Legal Profession. The

help are unable to be heard. You are

serendipitous timing of the event

their voice, and many of you have

helped bring out the Jesuit spirit

faithfully made their cry heard.”

of the Gonzaga Law community:

This is a reminder of what our

Red Mass is a time to ask for guidance

Gonzaga Law graduates set out to do

in pursuing justice, a concept that

every day by becoming the type of

Pope Francis also addressed in his

lawyers that the world really needs.

visit to the East Coast.

Jesuit Fathers Alan Yost and Frank

At Independence Mall in

Case presided over the Red Mass.

Philadelphia, Pope Francis said,

The 2015-2016 Washington Judges

“I thank all those, of whatever

Foundation Lawless Memorial

religion, who have sought to serve

Scholarship went to Katherine

the God of peace by building cities

Naulty and the Distinguished Legal

of brotherly love, by caring for our

Service Award went to Hon. James

neighbors in need, by defending

Murphy (’73 J.D.).

the dignity of God’s gift of life in


Red Mass honored retired Judge James Murphy with the Distinguished Legal Service Award (above), as the Gonzaga Law School and community asked for God’s guidance in pursuing justice for all.

(See A True Sport, page 40)

In the News Clarke Family History at Gonzaga Law The Harvey and Harriet Clarke Professionalism and Ethics Program Gonzaga Law wishes to extend

Every year, students participate in the Clarke Family Legal Ethics and Professionalism

our appreciation to the Clarke

Writing Competition. The competition, available only to Gonzaga Law students, comes

family for their many years of

with a $5,000 first-place prize, and a $1,000 second prize, both made possible by The

engagement and support of the law

Harvey and Harriet Clarke Fund for Professionalism and Ethics.

school. Endowed funds, such as the

Endowed in the late 1980s, the fund supports the law library, as well as Gonzaga Law

Clarke Fund for Professionalism and Ethics, allow the law school to provide direct support to our students, and to enhance their educational experience.

School’s commitment to teaching and promoting professionalism and ethics for both law students and lawyers. Harvey Clarke was a well-respected Spokane jurist known for his commitment to ethics. He and Harriet were involved with, and well-respected in, the Spokane community. Their son William Clarke served as professor of law and associate dean from 1975 to 2005 at Gonzaga Law. Committed to furthering his parents’ legacy to promote professionalism and ethics, Bill coached the National Moot Court team to a run of eight straight trips to nationals in New York. The Clarke legacy continues as Bill’s niece, Genevieve Mann (’03 J.D.), serves as a faculty member in University Legal Assistance.

The Clarke Collection Thanks to the generosity and foresight of the Clarke Family, the Chastek Law Library has been able to purchase materials relating to professionalism and ethics over the years. The collection has grown and now has its own dedicated area on the first floor of the library in the Kelley Reading Room. Gonzaga Law library staff took the lead on this project. “Community members have already come in asking for materials regarding ethics. Now we have a dedicated place to send them. Materials range from new monograph titles on professional ethics to major treatises. As a Jesuit institution, we are committed to educating the whole person to serve the public good, and this collection goes a long way in continuing that tradition,” said one library staff member.

Clarke Legal Ethics focuses on three hard questions In April, the annual Clarke Legal Ethics and Professionalism CLE focused on the three most difficult questions for lawyers: • What are the limits to lawyer advocacy? • What are the limits to the duty of confidentiality? • What are the limits to a lawyer’s professional loyalty to a client? Panelists were Justice Mary Fairhurst (’84 J.D.), of the Washington Supreme Court; William D. Hyslop (’80 J.D.), president, Washington State Bar Association; Nick Brown, general counsel to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee; David Perez, Perkins Coie; and Brooks Holland, associate professor of law and Curran Chair in Legal Ethics and Two students were awarded prize money for their papers on a topic in professionalism and ethics. They were selected from a writing competition exploring tough questions and ethical implications. First-place winner Abra Belke said: “This blended some unique issues. I learned quite a bit about Washington state’s new LLLT program, and how Justice Mary Fairhurst (top) congratulates Abra Belke; Professor Brooks Holland (middle) served as a moderator during CLE; and Dean Jane Korn is flanked by winner Abra Belke (left) and runner-up Katherine Naulty

lawyers can and should interact with our new colleagues. I also learned how critical the ability to properly manage client funds is to being an ethical attorney.” Second place went to Katherine Naulty.


Professionalism at Gonzaga Law School.

In the News

Myra Bradwell Award goes to Catherine Anderson Alumna Catherine Anderson received the 2016 Myra Bradwell Award for her commitment to women and children’s issues. This is the 24th annual Myra Bradwell Award, named for Myra Colby Bradwell, who was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association in 1890 after being denied admission 20 years earlier due to gender. The Gonzaga Women’s Law Caucus has awarded this honor annually to a woman who has made a difference in the lives of women and children. Catherine “Crissy” Anderson graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s in political science and a minor in women’s studies. She has worked in various social service capacities in both domestic violence and homeless shelters. Through her employment at the Boulder County Safehouse in Boulder, Colorado, she taught violence prevention curriculum to elementary school students and provided mentorship for teen peer program advocates on issues related to dating violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. She also assisted with the domestic violence crisis line, a group art therapy program for children and court watch programs. Anderson also provided crisis intervention services at the Angeline’s day shelter for homeless women in downtown Seattle. Anderson obtained her J.D. from Gonzaga University


(2006) where she was the president of the Women’s Law

Catherine Anderson is a tireless advocate for women and families.

and other volunteers worked to bring awareness to legal issues related to teen dating violence.

Caucus and recipient of the Gonzaga Public Interest Law

Now the senior staff attorney at the YWCA Alternatives to

Project Public Interest Award. She went on to practice

Domestic Violence Program in Spokane, Anderson holds

law at the Northwest Justice Project, where she primarily

a legal advice clinic once a week for victims of domestic

represented victims of domestic violence in family law cases,

violence, directs representation in family law cases and

and appellants in public benefits hearings. She is a previous

protection order cases, and organizes outreach services to

board member of the Spokane chapter of Washington

four outlying counties for victims and domestic violence

Women Lawyers, a former board member of the Colorado

advocates. She is a tireless advocate and continues to

Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and a former co-chair

launch innovative new projects such as family law classes

of WYLD’s Public Service/Pro Bono Committee where she

for pro se litigants who have experienced domestic violence.


Color of Justice Gonzaga Law Director of Admissions, Susan Lee, walked into a room full of diverse high school students from towns and villages across Alaska. Presenting with Stephanie Nichols, executive director of Seattle University’s Alaska satellite law campus, Lee assisted about 70 students make the important connection between their dream jobs and the legal field. The Color of Justice program was established to encourage young people to pursue careers in law. Lee and Nichols’ approach was to easily engage those in this class. Their presentation was titled “Start Now for a Career in Law,” but they did not limit their discussion to legal careers. “Many

Lee and Boskofsky

of the high school students come to Color of Justice with a curiosity about the legal world, but they may not want a career in law,” said Lee. “We help students understand how law can apply to any career they’re interested in with hopes that this empowers students to be problem-solvers.”

as a way for the students to have direct interaction with many legal professionals who were present and learn each of their stories. Boskofsky works for Afognak Native Corp. in Anchorage. He enjoys being the inspiration for these high

This year, Lee and Nichols tried something new. They asked

school students. After all, he grew up in Chignik Lake, Alaska,

students to write on cards their dream job, who could help

and after graduating from Gonzaga Law has found success in

them achieve that goal, and a challenge that they would

his native state.

face on the road to success. In small groups, students shared what they wrote down and helped each other come up with possible solutions to the challenges. Then the two presenters helped students tie together their dreams and the field of law.

The National Association of Women Judges started this program to promote diversity in the legal profession. The program this year focused on increasing the number of rural Alaska and Alaska Native students with the idea

Also in attendance was Gonzaga alumnus Peter Boskofsky

that if young adults from rural areas learn about the legal

(’11 J.D.), who has been presenting at this event for four years,

system, they can return to their communities and effect

but this year served as a mentor during the program, “Mentor

change through the Legislature, the justice system and

Jet: A Speed Mentoring Experience.” Mentor Jet was designed

their Native corporations.

Gives Back

Do you know women or men interested in earning their J.D.? Encourage them to contact the Gonzaga Law admissions office to speak with one of our admissions counselors. The application for fall 2017 opens Oct. 1. 509-313-5532 |



A group of Gonzaga Law faculty and staff led by the Admissions Office sponsored 45 in-need children at a local elementary school during the 2015-2016 year. The children were all registered for free or reduced lunches but missed out on adequate nutrition over the weekends. With the help of At the Core and Second Harvest Food Bank, Gonzaga Law provided weekend snack packs.




We impacted people’s lives, we fought tooth and nail, made good money and all of that. But I felt like I had a bigger ability to influence by representing companies and speaking truth to power. -Janice Brown

To say Janice Brown ’83 J.D. is enterprising is like saying Nike is doing OK. Janice Brown began her legal career at Gonzaga, even though she had been offered opportunities at many other law schools. She chose Gonzaga because of the way in which Gonzaga treated her during a particularly difficult time in her life. Brown, who founded and owns her own San Diego law firm, Brown Law Group, had a severe bicycle accident a week before she was to begin her legal studies. "Gonzaga was different than the other law schools” she said. "They asked me how I was doing, how was I recovering, and I felt they were sincere. I knew I had found a home." After growing up in Montana, Brown was intent on getting a great legal education and making her mark in the world. While at Gonzaga, she took a tax course from legendary professor, Gary Randall, that changed her life. "Professor Randall's tax class introduced me not only to tax, but the essential elements of running a business and insight into the national economy. Insights that remain important to me today in running my own firm of 20 employees, and 11 lawyers." After graduating from Gonzaga in a little over two years, Brown was honored to be selected as a trial lawyer with the Department of Justice in the Tax Division. "Being selected by Justice changed my life, from the badge to standing up in court on behalf of the United States of America.” Brown relished the job and what it represented. Gonzaga had trained her well. While at Justice, she received the Trial Lawyer of the Year award.

After initially focusing on some plaintiffs cases, working with legal icons like Johnnie Cochran, Gloria Allred and Nathan Goldberg, Janice changed her firm's focus from plaintiffs’ work to defense work. Even though Brown had significant success

with plaintiffs cases, she felt that she and her great legal team could make a bigger impact representing corporate America, government entities and small businesses. Brown and her colleagues have formed a firm of impressive results, integrity and legal know-how. "There is no way I can take credit for Brown Law Group's success on my own. I know it takes a village and I have a very talented village." When she started her own firm, and even before then, she recognized that there were lawyers who were happy and lawyers who worked for those happy lawyers. And what she found was that these people who were happy were willing to take the risks necessary to find happiness. "Sometimes, it means you have to go back to school. Sometimes it means you have to quit your job. Sometimes it means being honest with yourself about what you're good at and what needs improvement." Understanding that not everyone has the ability for self-reflection is what drove Janice to pursue her other passion – helping lawyers improve themselves and their networks. Balancing Intellect and Humanity In addition to actively practicing law and managing a heavy caseload, Brown formed Beyond Law, a company that teaches other lawyers how to develop the right mindset to build genuine relationships that drive new business, to transition their firm’s new business efforts from sporadic to systematic, to think more strategically and successfully using specially developed software (Cloudburst®), and to grow business with the help of professional coaches. “Part of the challenge with smart people is teaching them to get out of their own heads,” Brown says. “Let me give you a practical application. I was in court with one of my younger lawyers. He was talking about an issue the judge had asked him about and the judge said, ‘Hey, you need to slow down.’


After four years at Justice, Brown joined a firm in San Diego. She made partner, served on the executive committee of the firm, and led the firm's business development efforts. And though Brown enjoyed the leadership roles she had at the firm, her entrepreneurial curiosity remained. In 2003, she left that firm and started her own, Brown Law Group.

Part of Beyond Law is trying to help people get in touch with their humanity

as opposed to their intellect.

- Brown

Later, he asked me to help him not speak so fast. I told him, ‘When you were talking, the judge looked away so she wasn’t listening. But you kept talking because you were in your head and not paying attention to your audience, who was the judge.’ “He asks, ‘What would you have done?’ I told him I would have stopped talking and waited for the judge to look back at me. When she did, I would continue, because instead of talking to her, you were talking at her,” Brown says. Sometimes smart people get so much “work” stuck in their heads that they can’t relax. They are filled with stress. That’s why there is more drinking in this profession than in many, Brown suggests. It’s self-perpetuating. So, Brown believes one thing people must do is take responsibility for their own happiness. That can take a lot of different forms. In her case, she lived in a small apartment and drove a small car. As she developed her own firm, people would suggest she drive a bigger car and live in a nicer place. But she knew that wasn’t the answer for her. Instead, she set money aside to help others.


“Part of my focus at Beyond Law is trying to help people get in touch with their humanity as opposed to their intellect. Nobody likes you because you’re smart – they admire that, they respect that – but that’s not why they like you. They like you because of your humanity, and that is what helps develop your business,” Brown says. “And helping people develop their business gives them a sense of confidence that they can be successful in whatever environment they’re in. Ultimately this helps people feel better about themselves.” And, she says, “To cause people to feel better about circumstances is very intoxicating. Even working with CEOs and business owners, when you connect with them as people they’re really happy you want to connect with them, and then they want you to do the job and help them improve, or in some cases, save them.” Back to the beginning

Janice Brown was a presenter to the incoming 1L’s as part of a workshop during orientation in August. Her presentation was titled “So you want to be a lawyer?” and the objective was to introduce, identify and explore core professional values and skills necessary for a successful career in the field of law.

Growing up black in predominantly white Montana had its challenges, but never anything Brown couldn’t handle. Her dream was to be a TV journalist, until the bicycle accident banged up her mouth pretty good. It was coincidence that the only plastic surgeon around specialized in repairing mouths. After she was put back together and finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Montana, she decided to pursue law school. “I applied to quite a few schools, but I chose Gonzaga because they were the only one that called me. I was still pretty banged up from my accident, and they talked to me like a human being, and that made a big difference to me,” Brown says. She loved to read and write, two great traits of a good lawyer. She also had impressive stage presence. She was a singer with USO, and traveled to Guam, the Philippines, Korea and Okinawa during her four months abroad. “I really got to learn performance, and that is a part of being a lawyer. Not singing, of course, but speaking publicly, and I like that.” The Gonzaga Experience “I had some great professors who were very kind to me,” Brown recalls. “Craig Beles for Torts. Vern Davidson had such a spirit, and I did well in his Contracts class. Amy Kelley was as Irish as her name and a great Property teacher. Ken Biorgi was my Civil Procedure teacher and very good at it. It was the rules of the game, how you move the chess pieces on the board. That class has helped make me be a good lawyer. “I remember George Critchlow, Alan McNeil, Larry Weiser and Geoff Hartje – they were teachers and worked with me in the Clinic. I even got to go to court a few times. That was a great experience.” Brown tells young people that having a law degree provides an important competitive advantage, no matter what they do with it. “It gives you a practical way to learn how to think,” she says. And, reflecting on Janice’s advice, one can find happiness in making a difference in the world doing the important work that lawyers do.


Jeff Geldien contributed to this story. Brown Law Group focuses on employment law, preventive law and general business litigation law. They represent Fortune 500 companies, the California Department of Forestry, UPS and boutique businesses, as well as small start-up firms. To learn more about Brown Law Group, go to; find more about Beyond Law at




Ryan McNeice ’05 and Becki Wheeler ’05 study the happiness of law professionals


By Anna Creed, J.D.

The legal profession can be and often is a satisfying endeavor, but often the profession poses significant challenges. Interestingly, however, the rates of depression, alcoholism and general unhappiness in students entering law school are no different from those of the general population. So, what is the actual disconnect between initial law school aspirations and the practice of law? The evolution of the Spokane-based law firm McNeice Wheeler, PLLC, has put Gonzaga Law School’s vision and mission into action: recognizing and supporting “the essential role of human creativity, intelligence and initiative in the construction of society and culture” and committed “to educating the whole person.” When he came to Gonzaga, Ryan McNeice knew that he wanted to shape his experience in his own pattern. Ryan hung out his shingle in November 2005 and began to build a law firm that he was passionate about, serving clients the way he wanted to, and enjoying flexibility as a new father and husband. In 2008, Ryan crossed paths with law classmate Becki Wheeler, who had taken a couple of years off from the law to raise kids. The two discussed their long-term goals: Each had a family with two children under the age of 4 and each wanted to have an intellectually stimulating practice while still maintaining time to be a hands-on parent. As they developed the model for McNeice Wheeler, PLLC, they recognized that they could turn their creativity and shared values into a business model that would uniquely serve their clients, their families and the Spokane community.

The ability to split time between family and work stems from two overarching premises that govern life at McNeice Wheeler: autonomy and collaboration. McNeice says, “Becki and I have attempted to create a model that allows individual attorneys to

While McNeice Wheeler has what one might call an “eat what you kill” policy, the effect is far less bloody and infinitely tastier. This point is not lost on many lawyers across the country as the practice of law continues to change with many lawyers seeking to find a reasonable work-life balance. While there is no one correct way to practice law, the old model of working six days a week, billing 2,800-plus hours a year and rarely seeing one’s family does not have to be the only way to make a good living in this profession.

McNeice Wheeler does not have a billable hour requirement but covers attorneys’ malpractice insurance, state licensing, CLE requirement fees, marketing and building costs. The firm provides autonomy and independence to employee attorneys to come and go from the office as they deem necessary while still maintaining effective counsel to clients. Becki and Ryan manage and promote the practice and attempt to keep the overhead reasonable while providing McNeice Wheeler attorneys with the collaboration and time to focus on their practice and their clients – and the independence and autonomy to set their own practice and family goals. While the billable hour traditionally drives private practice, there are alternate billing methods, such as contingency and flat fee/project billing. Ryan and Becki view their firm as an avenue for attorneys to collaborate and deliver what they both define as “an environment in which attorneys benefit intellectually, financially, as well as from a quality-of-life standpoint.” Becki and Ryan also believe in being good community citizens and both are active within the Gonzaga community and the larger Spokane community, in legal and non-legal capacities. In a panel discussion at the law school in March, Ryan and Becki discussed the importance of hiring and collaborating with


Becki began to work at the Law Office of Ryan McNeice part time in 2008. As her children grew and their needs changed, Becki’s hours at the firm increased until she became a partner and the firm became McNeice Wheeler, PLLC, in 2010.

practice with autonomy and independence under the McNeice Wheeler brand, yet structure how they want to build their practice individually, within a team mentality framework.”

balance attorneys who share the same values. Neither Ryan nor Becki, or arguably any of the attorneys in McNeice Wheeler, aspire to be part of the biggest firm on the block but rather to make a large contribution to the legal community and clients. They deeply value the culture created at McNeice Wheeler. Ryan and Becki have worked diligently to create the firm’s unique sharing culture among attorneys. McNeice Wheeler attorneys share work amongst themselves as well as with newer attorneys

who are in the process of developing their own book of business. “We are proud that we can consistently deliver on the promise that one can truly have a rewarding legal career, while at the same time building a life outside of the office.” “The question of personal happiness is difficult to answer with a broad stroke. However, Ryan believes that “the individual flexibility and autonomy of our attorneys’ schedules, practice areas and opportunity to work with a collaborative team makes all the difference.” ABOUT RYAN & BECKI, AND MCNEICE WHEELER Ryan fondly recalls his high school civics teacher, attorney Steve Llewellyn, and their wide-ranging discussions about policy, law and government. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in finance and took pre-law courses as part of his education at WSU and at London Guildhall University in England. Ultimately, Ryan’s combined interest in finance, business and the law took him to Gonzaga School of Law where he obtained his M.B.A./J.D. He serves on the Gonzage Law Board of Advisors. Becki began working for attorneys in high school as part of a DECA program designed to foster emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Even though she earned her bachelor’s in biology and chemistry, Becki continued to work in legal jobs during her summer breaks. For her, law school was where it all came together. “My legal education was a natural progression where I hoped to utilize my science knowledge in the legal world.” They met at the law school orientation and both graduated with their juris doctors in 2005.


McNeice Wheeler is a Spokanebased, full-service law firm providing services in Washington and Idaho, with offices in Spokane and Seattle. The following Law Zags work there: LAW GRADUATES: Alison Erickson ’12; Chris Crago ’05; Robin Haynes ’06 UNDERGRADS: Joseph Murphy ’97; Tom Shrum ’07 For more information, visit

RULE 9 INTERNS: Ashley Cummins, J.D. Candidate ’17; Heywood Horn, J.D. Candidate ’17


the laws of

Happiness By Father Scott Coble, S.J. Minister, Jesuit Novitiate, California Province

Happiness in any profession is a product of passion, ability and a good personal fit with the profession. How does the Gonzaga mission do its part to foster happiness in the profession of law? I believe that the mission of the University both inspires the study and practice of law and also promotes happiness in the process. The Gonzaga mission divides very nicely into three sections: knowledge, ability to use this knowledge and commitment to improvement of society. And each of the sections provides an avenue for happiness. The first part of the Gonzaga mission deals with knowledge, and law consists of a great body of knowledge. The statutes themselves and their interrelationships form a detailed structure. Different philosophies behind the various codes express in different ways how formal relationships between people may be carried out in a fair and equitable manner. The law never does this perfectly. It is always open to amendment and interpretation. But there is a beauty in this human creation. And the deeper a person delves into the law, the more the beauty of this structure can be appreciated. And happiness arises from this understanding and appreciation.

In its second part, the Gonzaga mission speaks of the ability and skill in using knowledge. A lawyer does not only admire the structure of the law. The lawyer takes hold of this structure and uses it for the good of his clients and of society. Consider a musical analogy. An Amati violin is a thing of beauty in itself. However, the violin requires a virtuoso violinist to produce good music. Similarly, a lawyer, familiar with the intricacies of the instrument and skilled with continual practice, brings the law to life. To be able to do this is a source of satisfaction and, yes, happiness. Finally, the Gonzaga mission commits to the improvement of society. The lawyer looks to the ethical and long-range aspects of practice. Law, skillfully practiced, can oppress, tear down, divide, bring a situation into a state worse than it was before. It can attain a bit of good in a limited area while letting the rest deteriorate. On the other hand, when a lawyer uses his or her skill to promote the good in all aspects, benefits come to all, both those intimately involved in a particular case and those in wider society. And happiness arises from being able to move society in a positive direction. And so the Gonzaga mission, as followed out in the study and practice of law, provides an avenue for happiness in that vocation. In no way do I claim that following this direction will lead one to revel in happiness all of the time. Times of doubt, anxiety, sadness and frustration will always arise in any vocation. However, when the lawyer takes the long view, when he or she differentiates between deep satisfaction and surface emotion, I believe happiness will win out every time.


Center for Professional Development CLASS OF 2015 EMPLOYMENT UPDATE:

Where Did They Go? Of the 121 graduates:

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101 (83.5 percent) were employed

Once again, our Zag Law alumni repeatedly assisted the Center for Professional Development in helping our students build their professional skills. Sixty Spokane alumni served as oneon-one mentors for our 1L class throughout the academic year, offering encouragement, resume review, job shadowing, interview preparation and networking contacts. In Seattle, 17 alumni participated in our “New Grad Networking Event, held each year at Lane Powell, and six more Zag Law alumni provided mock interviews in Seattle during our annual Seattle Fall Trek.

10 months after graduation.


were pursuing additional degrees


were not looking for work

10 are unemployed Graduates are working in 18 states, with the largest percentages in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and California. The East Coast now has new GU law graduates in New York, D.C., Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. Of those employed, 81.2 percent are in positions requiring bar passage and 11.9 percent are in J.D. advantage positions. The total full-time, long-term employment rate for graduates in bar passage, J.D. advantage or other professional positions is 76 percent.


As in prior years, the majority of employed graduates are in private practice (54.5 percent) with an additional 33.7 percent in public service including government, clerkships and public interest positions.

Throughout the year, alumni participated in employer panels during our weekly professional development programs, providing valuable insights to our students about legal career options. Every week, the Center for Professional Development reaches out to alumni throughout the country asking “Will you talk with a Gonzaga Law student?” and invariably we receive an enthusiastic, “Sure, give me a call!” Without fail, you are gracious and generous in providing guidance to our students. Our alumni are an important part of our students’ success and we appreciate all of your support. Want to get involved? Please contact Laurie Powers, director of the Center for Professional Development, at We are recruiting for our 1L Mentoring Program in Spokane that will kick off in October, and our 2L E-mentoring program for students, with alumni throughout the country. Join us!

Laurie Powers, Director, Center for Professional Development

Student News

(left) Jones is fourth from left

A Commitment to Community In May, Angela Jones graduated as part of the 2016 accelerated class. The work she accomplished in her two-year stay at Gonzaga is astounding but not surprising when compared to the effort she has always put in to being an influential member of the community. Jones’ most recent accomplishments include receiving a scholarship from the National Association of Women Judges, the top scholarship award from the Asian Bar Association of Washington and a scholarship from the Administrative Law section of the Washington State Bar Association. The scholarship from the NAWJ was awarded based on Jones’ essay detailing her efforts to enhance equality and equal access to justice. Jones’ first lesson in bettering society came from her father. As she wrote, “At an early age my father drilled into my heart the responsibility to make the world better for the next generation. While he talked of responsibility in the context of my African American and Filipina ancestry, I have always viewed this charge with my greater community in mind.” Jones moved around quite a bit in her life but has made Spokane her home for the last 17 years. A Robust Resume

and will speak again at Gonzaga’s 2016 International Day of Tolerance event…I serve as a student liaison to the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, Diversity Chair of Gonzaga’s Student Bar Association, Multicultural Law Caucus member, and student member of the ABA, Asian Bar Association of Washington, and the Loren Miller Bar Association. I am a member of the Spokane Police Advisory team and faith alliance that is reviewing use of force data, the NAACP Criminal Justice Committee, as well as on the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Commission’s Race and Equity Committee reviewing disproportionality in our criminal justice system.” It’s hard to know where Jones finds the hours in the day to balance these activities and her schoolwork but she has done so with a healthy control and a passion that never dims. Jones’ hard work paid off as she was named chief of staff to Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan in July. The Value of Education Jones came to Gonzaga Law because of her continuing ambition to learn and work in a field she loves. “Education has always been important in my family’s life and it’s important to never stop learning. I have been blessed with an incredible career and a strong skill set, but there was a gap in knowledge based on the things I loved.”


Jones’ resume is filled to the brim with her commitment to bettering the city she now calls home, a clearly felt responsibility to encourage diversity in the legal profession, and the drive to create access to the justice system for the most vulnerable. “I have served on boards and committees such as the YWCA Board, Unity in the Community, WSU Women’s Advisory Committee, and the Spokane Public Schools Diversity Council. I have presented at events such as Future Teachers and Leaders of Color Conference, WSU’s Black Women’s Caucus Tea, Spokane Youth and Justice Forum, as the 2015 Diversity Week keynote at Gonzaga Prep,

Angela Jones with Justice Mary Yu

Student News “I am honored to represent Gonzaga Law on this stage, am very fortunate to have benefited from the quality education provided by Gonzaga faculty and staff, and am thankful for the support of my family and law school class,” Richards said.

Richards (’16 J.D.) Wins National Labor & Employment Law Writing Competition Stephanie J. Richards, a member of Gonzaga Law’s inaugural accelerated class, completed her 90-credit J.D. in only two years, graduating in May. Despite her busy life on the accelerated track, Richards found the time to apply for a distinguished writing competition and won. She is the first-place winner of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law/ College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (CLEL) Annual Writing Competition for Law Students. “As an accelerated student, there are not many opportunities (or much time) to pursue writing competitions, so I’m honored and

humbled this paper was selected. My paper discusses the (mis) treatment of the lowest-paid workers in our economy in a way that reflects the Gonzaga Law mission to pursue justice in our society. So, this ‘win’ is one for the entire Gonzaga Law community,” Richard says. Richards’ paper, “Screening for Integrity: What’s Missing from Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk,” critiqued the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, 135 S. Ct. 513 (2014), which studied whether an employer staffing an Amazon warehouse must pay its employees for time spent in required security screenings prior to leaving the workplace for the day. The judging panel for this competition was comprised of some of the most respected labor and employment law attorneys in the United States and Canada. This national writing competition is open to articles written by law students from an accredited law school in the U.S. Richards’ article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, she will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, and will be honored at the annual induction dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in Philadelphia.



Gonzaga Law graduated 113 students in the May 7 ceremony at McCarthey Athletic Center. Washington state Attorney General Robert Ferguson gave the law commencement address, sharing insights from his vocation and passion to help people achieve peace and justice in their lives. Ferguson began his legal career in Spokane where he served as a law clerk for Chief Judge W. Fremming Nielsen of the Federal District Court for Eastern Washington. He then clerked for Judge Myron Bright of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Midwest. Ferguson returned to Seattle and joined Preston, Gates and Ellis (now K&L Gates), one of Washington’s leading law firms. As the state’s chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, Attorney General Robert Ferguson

the governor’s office and the Legislature. In 1995, Ferguson received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. At the ceremony, Professor Emeritus Gary Randall received the Law Medal in recognition of his highly effective teaching and strong support of students for nearly 30 years, and for his contributions to the fields of tax and property law. Many former students swapped stories with Randall at a reception after commencement. Admitted to practice in Idaho and Washington, Randall’s experience includes trying cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, federal district courts in Idaho and Washington, and U.S. Court of Claims. He has served as an IRS trial lawyer in Washington, D.C., and Seattle, and provided many years of leadership and continuing legal education to the Washington State Bar Association and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Randall earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting in 1961 and a juris doctor in 1964 from the University of Idaho.

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2015 - 2016 Commencement Highlights


Candidates Honored (Dec., 2015)

108 Candidates Honored (May 2016)

Professor Emeritus

Gary Randall Recipient of the Law Medal

Robert Ferguson Washington State Attorney General Commencement Speaker

Moot Court team, front row: Betty J. Craipo, Kristen Blankenship, Charmi Vince, Katherine Naulty. Back row: Coaches Joseph Brown and Steve Roberts, Cody Morgan, Colin Crug.

National Moot Court Team Competes in Montana Gonzaga’s National Moot Court teams competed against six other law schools at the regional competition in November 2015, hosted by the University of Montana. The competition included 12 teams from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The team of Kristen Blankenship, Cody Morgan and Katherine Naulty scored in the top half of teams after the first two rounds, but then lost in a split decision to a strong Montana team, which moved on and won this regional competition. The team of Charmi Vince, Colin Crug and Betty J. Craipo competed in two rounds of appellate advocacy. Despite strong performances, the team was eliminated during the round-robin phase. All six competitors put in months of hard work and represented Gonzaga well. They are pictured above with their coaches. Unlike other moot court teams, National Moot Court teams only compete in the fall. The competition involves briefing and arguing a case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Typically these cases concern constitutional or statutory issues.

Commencement 2016

Throughout the country, 120 law schools compete in 15 regions. The top two teams from each regional advance to the national competition.

In March during spring break, 10 Gonzaga Law students traveled to the Dominican Republic to finish masonry work on a house, teach language in two community schools, bestow scholarships on students attending college this fall, and tour courts in Santo Domingo. This is the 13th year for Gonzaga’s annual Mission: Possible service trip and many of those have been to the Dominican Republic, where enduring relationships have been forged.

“Our members did a great job representing Gonzaga University and the law school,” said Mission: Possible President Jeremiah McPherson (’16 J.D.)

“Through our interactions, we were able to talk about our life experiences, our time in law school, and even got a chance to talk to some young lawyers about coming to Gonzaga for its law program for international students.” -Jeremiah McPherson


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Washington Supreme Court Justices Debra Stephens (’93 J.D.) and Susan Owens flank Linden Cup winners Abra Belke and Nick Morales on the left, while Washington Supreme Court Justices Cheryl Gordon McCloud and Mary Fairhurst (’83 J.D.), and Montana Justice Patricia O’Brien flank them on the right.

Linden Cup & Heidelberg Abra Belke and Nick Morales won the 2016 Linden Cup for their arguments concerning the Fifth Amendment’s self-incrimination provisions. The first issue asked whether administrative booking procedures should take place prior to Miranda if the officer knew they were likely to elicit an incriminating response. The second issue discussed whether a defendant could be required to decrypt potentially incriminating documents and turn over their contents to the government.


“My partner and I did a lot of research over spring break, reading cases, law review articles, etc. Then, we met several times to formulate arguments and determine their strengths and weaknesses,” Belke said. “Finally, we had the opportunity to practice before a very challenging panel of GU law professors whose input really helped us refine and improve our arguments.” Johnathan Roes and Garrett Williams finished second. The Linden Cup Competition is a tradition that is nearly as old as Gonzaga Law School. It started in 1935 when then-regent of the law school, Father James Linden, S.J., launched a legal argument competition for students of the law school. The competition was eventually named the Linden Cup in his honor.

Faculty, Club Honored 1L Professor the Year: Jason Gillmer

Professor Gillmer is the inaugural holder of the John J. Hemmingson Chair in Civil Liberties. Before Gonzaga, he was on the faculty at Texas A&M Law School (formerly Texas Wesleyan). He also taught at American University and Washington College of Law, as visiting professor. He began his academic career as a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School. Professor of the Year: Cheryl Beckett

Professor Emeritus Beckett taught at Gonzaga Law from 1991 to 2016. She received her J.D. from Gonzaga in 1981. She serves as chair of the city of Spokane Civil Service Commission, and continues to serve as arbitrator and mediator on both public and private labor issues when called upon by employers and unions. Club of the Year: GPILP

The Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project or GPILP has a vision of “Making public service possible by empowering Gonzaga law students to serve public interest, and providing Gonzaga law students with opportunities to enhance their legal educations through service.” Adjunct Professor of the Year: Jay McEntire and Milt Rowland

Jay McEntire is a trial attorney for the federal defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho. He primarily represents clients charged with white collar offenses, as well as serious assaults and murders in Indian Country. Milt Rowland has been an adjunct professor at Gonzaga since 1987, with one year off to teach at the University of Denver College of Law. Rowland is a 1975 cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit, and a 1985 summa cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. He was first in his class at Gonzaga, where he won 16 academic awards.


Election Season Houses of Worship AND

The election season, the time frame of which seems to be expanding at an ever-increasing rate, is upon us. That means caucuses, buttons, banners and, of course, Facebook and Twitter posts. We have a democracy, and the right of every American to participate in election politics is not only guaranteed, but encouraged. Down the hallway from my office, there is a banner across a colleague’s door demonstrating his support for a presidential candidate.

By Ann Murphy, J.D.



What if, on the other hand, the banners were displayed across the front of St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus? That, my friend, would be a violation of the Internal Revenue Code. In fact, it is a violation of the Code to Professor Ann Murphy have a banner or any other display of political support in front of College Hall or any Gonzaga building. Since June 1954, churches, houses of worship, and other 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations have been prohibited from intervening or participating in political campaigns. This includes endorsing or opposing candidates for public office.

Then Sen. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the sponsor of the 1954 legislation containing the prohibition. The findings of the Reece Committee (the second Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations) provided the impetus for this prohibition. This was the height of the “Red Scare,” and many members of Congress believed communists were infiltrating tax-exempt organizations. In fact, according to findings of the committee, foundations could exercise “thought control,” and this might “materially influence public opinion.” The committee indicated that foundations were leaning too far to the left.


Although Sen. Johnson was a Democrat, he understood the power and influence of Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Robert Caro, a Johnson biographer, quotes Johnson as saying of McCarthy, “He’s riding high now, he’s got people scared to death some communist will strangle ‘em in their sleep.” Indeed. Sen. Johnson’s legislation passed without a change to his original proposed language. Interestingly, by that year’s end, Sen. McCarthy was censured by the Senate (Senate Resolution 301) for his behavior in the investigative hearings.

There have been several attempts by members of Congress to lift this complete ban, but only for churches and other houses of worship (not for other taxexempt entities). The theory advanced in these proposed bills was that churches and other houses of worship had to have a voice on issues of the day. Proponents of lifting this ban point to the civil rights movement and the effect churches and other houses of worship had on ending social injustice. Nevertheless, these bills have died in committee and have not reached the floor of the House or Senate. The reason for their failure is that churches and other houses of worship are in fact completely free to endorse or oppose ideas and policies, but they are not allowed to take the further step of endorsing or opposing candidates. Although proponents of the bill presented this as a free

speech issue, these entities are entirely free to voice support or opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage, religious freedom, immigration, wars and countless other issues.

Despite the ban, in any election year it is common to see this Code provision violated multiple times. In fact, on one political webpage, the candidate for president indicates that he is endorsed by 78 pastors and other faith leaders in the state of Florida alone.







The IRS largely ignores this violation, particularly this year, when it is still reeling from the revelation that it improperly focused on conservative organizations when reviewing applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS has been described as not wanting to poke a hornet’s nest.


CHARACTER AND LOYALTY “Preachers stumping for Trump needn’t fear the IRS”


Here are some articles demonstrating the issue: “Faith leaders endorse Ted Cruz” Some houses of worship participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday. This is an intentional violation of the Internal Revenue Code meant to provoke the IRS into action. “Pulpit politics-pastors thumb noses at the IRS”

What about my colleague down the hall? Has he violated the ban? No, because there is no such ban for individuals.


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Gonzaga lawyers are principled, valued leaders in their firms and in their communities.

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Smart organizations stay far away from violating the Code provision. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the publication “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” this past year. Within this publication, the USCCB warns that “the Church cannot champion any candidate or party.” Although only a handful of churches have been investigated for violating the ban and only one church has lost its tax-exempt status, most major organized religions do not violate the ban and will not endorse or oppose candidates.

All Gonzaga lawyers receive real-life legal experience before they graduate, preparing them to pursue justice and find solutions in any setting.


Student Stephanie Richards Argues Before the 9th Circuit Environmental Clinic work at Gonzaga Law helped prepare Richards for the 'real deal'


Recent graduate Stephanie Richards argued at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Seattle in April of her 3L year. The case, Hamilton v. DOT, involved a challenge under the National Environmental Policy Act of the proposed Bigelow Gulch Road expansion project in north Spokane County. Richards joined the Environmental and Land Use Clinic during her time at Gonzaga Law, which led her to this case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The entire clinic crew attended to support Richards. Opposing counsel was Vanessa Waldref, an adjunct professor who teaches environmental law.

Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Gonzaga Law Clinical Programs, George Critchlow, (’77 J.D.) said, “Stephanie did do a great job in her argument to the 9th Circuit, which was streamed online from the federal courtroom in Seattle. Several other lawyers and I helped prepare her for the argument in addition to her primary supervising attorney, Adjunct Professor Rick Eichstaedt. The case involves some important environmental policy issues related to the impact of a proposed four-lane freeway in north Spokane along the Bigelow Gulch corridor. The Federal Highway Administration concluded that the project could be accomplished with no Environmental Impact Statement despite the presence of extensive wetlands and other significant concerns raised by residents of the affected area. The case is an example of the wonderful educational and public interest opportunities afforded by the law school’s environmental clinic.”

Richards appreciated all the training Gonzaga Law gave her to prepare for this moment and expressed just how much the Gonzaga Law Clinic has influenced her time at law school. In her own words:

“As a student, arguing at the 9th Circuit was a fantastic opportunity, which I was fortunate to experience. I contributed to the writing of an appellate brief, which built off the training I received in Professor Kevin Shelley’s LRW III class. Furthermore, in preparing for the argument, I was able to hone my oral advocacy skills, utilizing what I’d learned in Professor Gail Hammer’s Litigation Skills Lab and the 2015 Linden Cup competition. ULA Professors George Critchlow and Rick Eichstaedt were instrumental in my preparation and practice. All told, Gonzaga prepared me well to meet the challenge of a 9th Circuit argument. Though I was nervous, once the argument began my nerves fell away. The argument itself was fast-paced and challenging as I attempted to make the client’s argument to the three-judge panel. My 15 minutes raced by and before I knew it, my time was over! “After law school I am clerking for Judge Kevin Korsmo at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III. I begin in August 2016. “What I value most about Gonzaga’s clinical program is the wide variety of avenues through which students are able to learn about the law. For me, this included working with local environmental groups, the Center for Justice, Spokane Fair Housing, Spokane’s neighborhood councils, and Eastern Washington University’s urban planing classes, where we learned about green infrastructure with other graduate students. The Clinic is a oneof-a-kind program of which Gonzaga faculty, staff, administration and students are all justifiably proud.”


Professor Critchlow (’77 J.D.) Professor George Critchlow retires after teaching since 1980. He leaves a legacy, having served as director of Clinical Programs (1999-2005) and interim dean of the Law School (2004-2005, 2009-2011). Professor Critchlow graduated from the University of Washington and received his J.D. from Gonzaga University. He has taught Pleadings and Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, International Human Rights Law, and Litigation Skills and Professionalism, while continuing his clinical work. He was a Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Sibiu and taught at Romania’s Black Sea University. Professor Critchlow was an integral part of University Legal Assistance (“The Clinic”), the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, the Law School’s MSW/J.D. dual degree program with Eastern Washington University, the Stephanie Richards (center) is flanked by Alexander Scott and James Lewis on the left, and Adjunct Professor Rick Eichstaedt and Allison Beard on the right.

Indian Law Program and Clinic, and the China Comparative Law Summer Program.


The clinic relies on support from alumni and friends of the law school. To make a gift in honor of the past 40 years of clinical education at Gonzaga Law, please visit or contact Jeff Geldien at 509-313-6121 or

Community Service

Celebrating Five Years of the Moderate Means Program at Gonzaga Law It was April and time to celebrate one of the Washington law community’s greatest initiatives, establishment of the Moderate Means Program by the Washington State Bar Association and the state’s three law schools – Gonzaga, Seattle and Washington. For five years this program has provided strong support to mobilize lawyers to increase access to justice for Washington’s middle-income families. Launched in 2011, the Moderate Means Program is the first and only program of its kind. It engages law students to screen applicants for eligibility, conduct client intake interviews, summarize and analyze cases, and refer those cases to private attorneys who offer reduced-fee legal assistance. Hence, a grand party was held April 21 at Gonzaga Law School to celebrate the program’s fifth anniversary, with law students, participating attorneys, and staff from both Gonzaga Law and WSBA.


Dean Jane Korn recognized the 170 Gonzaga law student volunteers who spent many hours interviewing clients and referring MMP cases to private attorneys since MMP’s inception. WSBA President-Elect Robin Haynes ('06 J.D.) harkened back to MMP’s innovative predecessor program, the Greater Access and

Assistance Project, formed by the Spokane County Bar Association Young Lawyer Division to connect middleincome households in Spokane with private attorneys for reduced-fee legal assistance. Attorney Michael Addams ('14 J.D.) noted that MMP case referrals bolstered his own Spokane-based private practice. Student intern Pamela Smith concluded the MMP fifth anniversary with comments about a particularly meaningful MMP client interview. “That moment made this all real to me. I learned that developing trust with the client will encourage them to share useful information for the attorney. That client taught me not to make assumptions and to ask necessary questions.” In 2012, Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen ('92 J.D.) said: “Programs like Moderate Means play a crucial role in our legal system. With so many people unable to afford legal assistance, programs like this ensure that our judges have the information they need to make fair and just decisions. The caring lawyers who participate in Moderate Means help to give meaning to the promise of justice provided in our Constitution.” Housed within the Center for Law in Public Service at Gonzaga Law, MMP is one of several pro bono opportunities that enable students to use

Community Service

their legal education to address client needs in the community. An MMP student volunteer explained, “The legal issues that we encounter with [MMP] clients help me to make connections between what I am learning in the classroom to what I hope will prepare me for a career in law.” Supervised by a part-time staff attorney, Gonzaga’s MMP team averages approximately 20 student volunteers each semester who screen approximately 80 applicants and refer approximately 30 cases each month. Since MMP’s beginning in 2011, more than 600 private attorneys and 300 law students served nearly 2,800 MMP clients with family, housing and consumer cases, and referrals continue every day. A recent Gonzaga graduate, Alexander Scott ('16 J.D.), said about MMP, “I’ve developed the ability to quickly synthesize information, both in giving information to the client and receiving information from the client. I’ve become a much better listener, I can get the story right the first time and now I know the right follow-up questions to ask.” An MMP participating attorney noted that his office resolved an MMP case in favor of the client. “In light of the fact that this individual qualifies for moderate means, I would consider a $1,000 refund a pretty big win for

the Moderate Means Program. This client’s life will be improved because of volunteer law students and volunteer lawyers who are willing to spend a little extra time helping others. Congratulations to the Gonzaga Moderate Means volunteers.” As Gonzaga Law anticipates the future of MMP, we invite Gonzaga alums to join us in serving middleincome families and individuals in Washington state. To participate with MMP, attorneys must be licensed to practice law in Washington state and must carry professional liability insurance. The WSBA provides MMP participating attorneys with free MCLE-accredited training, access to mentors, and a recommended sliding fee scale.

To sign up with MMP, visit, and tell us how and where in Washington you would like to participate.


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GPILP officers and chairs are Treasurer Max Ambrose, President Eric Andrews, auction co-chairs Cara Verhaegna and Kyle Swartz, and Vice President Ashley Weyerts.

GPILP Auction Helps Fund Student Public Interest Grants The Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project raised $13,000 through annual fundraising efforts and ($2,000) through the annual GPILP auction and Payback! competition, funding six student grants. Also at the auction, Spokane County Public Defender Dave Carter ('83 J.D.) was presented the HERO Award for his many years of dedicated service to the community.


The 2016 Grant Recipients • Lindsey Wheat

Federal Defenders Office

• Haleigh Farrelly

Maricopa County Prosecutor

• Haley B. Brown

The Center for Justice

• Catherine Holm

The U.S. Attorney’s Coeur d’Alene Office

• Cory Metzner

The Washington State Attorney General Office

• Mary Ann Roman

The Unemployment Law Project

“We were fortunate enough to raise $13,000 from our annual auction. The rest of the money for scholarships came from our other fundraising efforts including ‘Payback!’ our annual Jeopardy-style game.” – GPILP President Eric Andrews

Payback! boils down to this equation: Faculty try to keep their money; students try to make them fork it over. Questions all had a designated value and were sold to a student or group of students. The purchasing student(s) then had the right to direct the question to a faculty member (payback for being peppered with questions in class). The faculty member then chose another faculty member as an opponent (alternatively, the student(s) purchasing the question may select both faculty members by paying twice the face amount). The first faculty member to answer correctly suffers no financial loss and avoids embarrassment. The other faculty member – or both of them, if neither answers correctly – must pay the face amount of the question and suffer the humiliation of not knowing. This year, Payback! raised $1,400 for GPILP. The Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project, a studentrun 501(c)(3) at Gonzaga Law, works each year to provide grants to students who wish to work in public interest legal work over the summers. Founded in 1989, the objective has been to remove financial obstacles that prevent students from pursuing careers in public interest.


Department of External Relations

The Gonzaga Will Campaign By Jeff Geldien Assistant Dean of External Relations

As we begin our 105th academic year at the law school, we are proud to report that Gonzaga University is in the midst of a comprehensive fundraising effort. The campaign, called Gonzaga Will, was formally kicked off in October 2015. This is by far the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of Gonzaga, with a target goal to raise $250 million. The School of Law will play a very important role in this campaign as we will work to raise $10 million to support initiatives at the law school and for scholarship support for law students. We have had tremendous success early in the campaign, with so many alums stepping up to support their alma mater. As Dean Jane Korn and I travel across the country we are continually reminded that a Gonzaga legal education creates a path for our alums to make a difference in their communities. And while the law school has its own set of campaign priorities, we must not forget that we are part of the greater Gonzaga community. Therefore, I would like to share with you a campaign message from Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh.

Dear Gonzaga Community, As we celebrated our fourth Gonzaga Day on Feb. 13, 2016, I was reminded of the power of “Gonzaga Will.” While this is our campaign name, it also reflects our history of tenacity and hard work – and what continues to drive our University. More powerful, however, is that this idea of Gonzaga Will speaks to how we challenge ourselves to think about what we will do. This past academic year, we formally announced our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. I am honored to share that more than 30,000 members of Zag Nation have made financial gifts toward this effort, resulting in our current progress of $212 million toward our $250 million goal. We are on our way – but our work is not done. The School of Law has a long, rich history in educating students who go on to very successful careers as attorneys and leaders in their communities. Founded in 1912, the School of Law has educated nearly 8,000 lawyers and made an impact on the local, regional and national scene. From governors, congressional leaders, state Supreme Court justices, judges, public defenders, prosecutors, private firms, tribal lawyers and nonprofit leaders, Gonzaga Law alumni have, and will continue to be, committed to serving our society’s greatest needs. Please help us continue to ensure that a Gonzaga legal education remains affordable, that our academic and mission foundation is appropriately resourced to our aspiration, that our learning and living facilities are relevant to the demands of delivering an exemplary legal education, and that we recognize the essential commitment to serving those in the margins. I hope that you will see many ways that you can still help us to achieve our goals – I hope this belief in our university and law school also inspires your investment.

Gonzaga Law is a school on the rise. Together, Gonzaga Will. In gratitude,

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil. President, Gonzaga University


I ask that all of you join us in realizing our vision. It truly is the collective power of your gifts – no matter the size – that will ensure that the next generation of Gonzaga Lawyers has opportunities such as those you experienced.

Bill is at the tail end of his year serving as president of the Washington State Bar Association, a rare feat for a lawyer from the east side of the state. And through his tenure in the first chair at WSBA, he has taken special care not only to address the needs of the state’s attorneys, their profession and their relationships with the courts, but also to look at the system and make sure the state’s legal community is looking out for those who currently can’t afford attorneys and are not getting just representation. “We are exploring ways to make access to justice available to everyone,” Hyslop says. “Whether it is providing legal services pro bono, or through innovative technology. We have to address the justice gap.” Reducing the cost of civil litigation is another issue Hyslop, attorneys, and courts across the state have been exploring with the bottom line being access to justice for all citizens. “This cost issue certainly impacts not only access, but how discovery is conducted, how cases are scheduled and how decisions are made,” Hyslop says.

Bill Hyslop:

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By Dale Goodwin Bill Hyslop (’80 J.D.) tends to his garden as he does to his clients and associates – with great care and precision. You want to grow good carrots? Plant the seeds just barely under the surface, Hyslop explains. You want to build your profession? Build strong, caring relationships, something he has done masterfully throughout his 36year law career.

“We’ve also spent some time addressing how the Bar can best govern itself to be the most responsive to the public it serves and its members.” Just seeing the changes to his profession gives Hyslop pause to look back over the past 36 years and think about what’s gone by the wayside. “When I started practicing I used a Dictaphone. I wrote reports and letters with it. I can’t tell you where that machine is today . . . but I know I still have it,” Hyslop says. “Today everything is instantaneous with email and text messaging. We do very little traditional correspondence anymore. Clients ask for, and expect, immediate response. That’s how they run their lives, and their businesses as well.” GROWING GAINS With his extended family, Hyslop recently celebrated his mother’s 100th birthday. Both she and Bill’s dad were very active in the Spokane community while managing their farm on the north edge of the city. Service was ingrained in Bill, as he became quite active in campus activities at Washington State University. He pursued post graduate work in public affairs at the University of Washington, but in the back of his mind he’d always imagined himself as a lawyer. He dabbled in Seattle politics for a while, but ultimately decided to enroll at Gonzaga School of Law. He teamed with Jack Durkin (’80 J.D.) in the annual Linden Cup competition his first year, and they made the final round. “I remember when the members of the state Supreme Courts of Washington, Idaho and Montana walked into the room. That

Alumni was a pretty impressive sight for a first-year law student. That performance led to an invitation to join the National Moot Court team, and Jack and I competed in New York. It was then I knew I wanted to be in litigation . . . and that’s what I’ve done for 36 years,” Hyslop says. Hyslop reflects on the relationships built with professors like Bill Clarke and Jim Vache during his time at Gonzaga Law, and the impact they and other professors had on his life. Clarke counseled Hyslop when he was deciding whether to join the National Moot Court team, or find an internship. “He told me to talk to a small, medium, and large law firm and see what each had to say. The large firm was Lukins and Annis, where I met a fellow named (Scott) Lukins, who said, ‘You can always work. Take advantage of the law school environment while you are there.’ And it was great advice. As a result of that visit, after moot court, I became a law clerk. Again, had a wonderful experience. Ultimately, I was hired by Lukins and Annis, and have been here ever since.”

Robin Lynn Haynes (’00, ’02 M.A., ’06 J.D.), another GU and Gonzaga Law alum (and the second straight WSBA president from Eastern Washington), he’d like to see the Bar inspire more attention to providing mentors to young lawyers, particularly those just coming out of law schools. “Over the next five to 15 years we’re going to see a dramatic exodus of retiring lawyers in our state. As a profession, and as a bar association, we need to lead the conversation with law schools to establish more mentoring opportunities to make sure the next generation of lawyers is equipped to adequately represent their clients. Failure to help young lawyers will result in diminished access to justice,” Hyslop says. “We need to help young lawyers secure jobs and reduce their law school debt. This significantly impacts their ability to practice, and the length of time it takes them to hang out their own shingle. We need to find ways for them to provide input into our

Well, except for a two-year appointment by President George H.W. Bush, as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington (1991-92), “which was a great honor,” Hyslop says. His law career has included mostly commercial litigation, primarily in the construction industry. “When I see someone abused, whether it’s an individual or a business, working hard to do the very best they can, that’s not right. I take a personal interest in all my clients,” he said. SERVING HIS PROFESSION Harkening back to his parents’ influence as servant leaders, Hyslop got involved in the Spokane County Bar Association, served on the board and was elected president. From there he served on the state bar association’s board of governors, 200003, and later as vice chair of its Council on Public Defense.

From there he served on the Escalating Costs of Civil Litigation Task Force, which really has been an access-tojustice issue. And in September 2015, he assumed the role as president of the WSBA, becoming the first state bar president from Eastern Washington in 15 years. As he prepares to hand off the gavel to incoming WSBA president

profession, and find ways they can form community and network with people who will help them along,” Hyslop added. Practicing law, in many respects, is a 24/7 proposition, and Hyslop’s experience has been no exception. “We can’t just walk away from our clients’ needs,” he reminds. So when he can grab some free time, Bill likes to join his family at the lake, play a little golf (“I tend to play a lot of fairways at once, so I get my money’s worth,” Hyslop quips), and find respite in his garden with his dog. “Love of family is the central core of who I am,” Hyslop says. “Getting our entire family together to celebrate my mother’s 100th birthday reminded us that we need to do that more often. So we’re already planning the next such event because we really do cherish our close family ties. When all is said and done, the thing you cherish most is your family.” Now, to have best success with tomatoes . . .


“It’s been great to serve with people who are deeply committed to the good things this profession has to offer the public,” Hyslop says. “We have opened doors to diversity on our board governance. We have worked to provide balance across the state for public defenders in determining what a proper defense is and how to keep public defenders from being so overwhelmed that they can’t provide adequate defense, at times.”

Hyslop at the 2015 Clarke CLE.


Sign of Our Times: or The Law and Unintended Consequences! In 2009, Gonzaga Law alumnus Tim Fennessy (’83 J.D.) was approached by the members of an LLC; they asked to review the language of their lease because terms that had once seemed so clear had become clouded by time. The LLC had bought The Bulldog on contract and leased the building with certain rights reserved. As the 15-year mark approached, they had fully paid for the business and were excited to buy the building, but the landlord was wavering on his “intention” to sell.

Fast forward to 2011 and the landlord had sold the building at a price that Fennessy's client would not match and the business set about removing what was theirs. They owned the iconic sign, various business fixtures, the trademark and related trade names. David Trefry (’85 J.D.) and Trish Mullarkey, his wife and manager at The Bulldog, explored the possibility of relocating away from campus. In the meantime, Fennessy visited with a couple of lifelong friends from his GU undergrad days, Jim Powers and Rick Collins, with whom he had talked about random business opportunities for years. Those discussions resulted in a meeting in Spokane, a drive through Kendall Yards and a pint or two mourning the loss, but concluded with the acknowledgement that they didn’t have the collective will to open a bar together.

At the beginning of 2012, during another brainstorming session, it was suggested that maybe the sign could be purchased and donated to the


University. Dave and Trish were game, but wanted to take one more shot at maximizing their return by pitting us against an unknown bidder from Connecticut. Fortunately, shipping cost was less from Hamilton Street to campus, so the sign/trademark/etc. transfer was completed. The sign was stored for a couple of years before finding a new home on the second floor of the John J. Hemmingson Center. If you get the chance to visit, have a cold one in honor of the sign of your times at Gonzaga or toast the unintended consequences of a legal practice in Spokane.

Top photo, Tim Fennessy bottom, Fennessy with Jeff Geldien.


2016 Law Medal Goes to

Gary Randall

Gary Randall received the Gonzaga Law Medal from Dean Jane Korn and shared a few thoughts with those gathered in the Barbieri Courtroom.

Begining in 1962 at commencement, Gonzaga Law School

Bay Area attorneys Bridget Harris (’79 J.D.) and husband

has awarded the Law Medal to an individual who has had

Randy Harris (’78 J.D.), both identify as Randall Disciples. “He

a tremendous impact on society through the law. In 2016,

most certainly directed our career paths and changed our

Professor Emeritus Gary C. Randall received the law school’s

lives,” says Bridget. “Gary simplified tax and showed us how to

highest honor.

maneuver within the tax code without fear.”

Professor Randall, who earned his B.A. and J.D. at the

Gary was also known nationally, especially as a trusted referral

University of Idaho, was an adjunct professor at GU in

source to the U.S. Tax Court. He has given back to the profession

the early 1970s before rising to the ranks of full professor,

for years, often teaching at CLEs, most notably his MAccs and

serving on the law faculty until his full retirement in 2008.

Tax CLE, which drew national attendance.

Admitted to practice in Idaho and Washington, Professor

Asked years later to cite his greatest accomplishments at

Randall’s experience includes the United States Supreme

Gonzaga, Randall said, “If I had a greatest accomplishment,

Court, U.S. Tax Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, federal

it probably wasn’t so much founding a tax program as it was

district courts in Idaho and Washington, and the U.S. Court

convincing kids they ought to go into tax. Making tax fun.”

of Claims. He was an IRS trial lawyer in Washington, D.C., and Seattle, and provided many years of leadership and continuing legal education to the Washington State Bar Association and the American College of Trust and Estate

Known as the founder of Gonzaga’s tax program in the 1970s, Randall is beloved to this day by Gonzaga alums, or “Randall Disciples” as they are often called. He piqued their interest in tax, often much to their own surprise, as he had a way of making it fun and enjoyable.

The Gary C. Randall Law Scholarship has been established by family and friends to support Gonzaga Law graduates who go on to to pursue their LL.M. in tax. If you are a Randall Disciple, or know someone who was impacted by Professor Randall’s influence and mentorship, please consider giving in his honor. Contact Jeff Geldien, assistant dean of external relations at (509) 313-6121 or



You can honor him, too


How the Law Can Give and Take Away Paul Ryan (’93 J.D.) works for balance

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan, a noted criminal defense and personal injury

what Professor Orland was trying to teach us: The law

attorney in Missoula, Montana, recently shared his personal

requires a longstanding courtship and relationship, one that has its ups and downs. The law can

and professional wisdom with a captivated audience of law students.

“I remember the first

After spending several years working

semester of law school,

Recently, Ryan returned to Gonzaga and

I wasn’t sure I belonged

mentored law students. “It is important

his way from an entry-level associate to partner, Paul wanted a better work-life balance. He knew he needed to open his own firm to realize that dream. In 2008, he founded Paul Ryan and Associates, which has become one of the most respected law firms in Montana. Ryan, who says he now better understands work-life balance and tries to work only 35


hours per week, said his journey has not

there. I knew I was going to have to work really hard to compete with the other students. Ultimately, I did well in law

give and it can take away, too.”

to have some outlets, to be able to step away from the law, to refresh your mind with something other than the business of law. This will allow for a better worklife balance, and ultimately will help you become a better advocate for your clients.”

school, but I had to push

He continued, “My clients want to know

myself and really focus on

how I can help them solve their problem,

been easy, and certainly has had its share

studying and learning the

of successes and failures.

law. It was the same when

they want to know that I care about them as human beings and will work hard for them. Gonzaga and the law faculty

For Ryan, often known as the go-

I opened my own firm. I

to lawyer for high profile cases in

did not know if I was going

In his free time, Ryan coaches his 10-year-

to be successful or not,

old daughter’s softball team. He cherishes

Western Montana, his first-year course, Civil Procedure, taught by the legendary Professor Lewis Orland, made a mark. “I remember

but I knew I would give it everything I had.”

Professor Orland coming to class one day and writing on the chalkboard ‘The law is a jealous mistress.’ I had no idea at the time what that meant, but over the course of my career, I have come to understand

prepared me well.”

the time he gets to spend with her, watching her grow up. “People always ask me about my record as an attorney and I don’t really get too much into that, but I

do tell them that the record I am most proud of is the 17-0 record my daughter’s softball team had last season.”

Alumni In honor of former Professors Mark Wilson and Geoffrey Hartje, consider supporting the Wilson/ Hartje Professorship for Clinical Law. This fund will support the director of the clinic and the necessary work that he or she will undertake as the clinic enters its 43rd year. Please contact Jeff Geldien at or (509) 313-6121.

Seven Alums Attend Palau Symposium Just east of the Philippines and north of Australia is a small island country called the Republic of Palau. With a population of approximately 18,000 people, Palau is less than three times the size of Gonzaga University’s entire student population. This year seven law school alumni attended the Advanced Trial Advocacy Symposium in Koror, Palau, put on in collaboration with the American College of Trail Lawyers, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau, and the Palau Bar Association.

Training incorporated jury trial strategies and other topics related to trial work, including successful opening direct examination, crossexamination, advanced jury trial strategies, preserving the record on appeal, forensic evidence and more.


Robert Naraja ’82, judge from the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Sophia Diaz ’04, staff attorney from Guam

Melissa Simonsen ’07, legal counsel for the Koror State Legislature

Natalie Durflinger ’07, legal counsel for Koror State Public Lands Authority

Rose Mary Skebong ’82, associate judge for the Republic of Palau

Joseph Camacho ’01, judge from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Arthur Barcinas ’89, judge from the Superior Court of Guam

SUMMER 2016 Mariners Alumni Baseball Event Sounders Alumni Soccer Event 1980s All Decade Class reunion

FALL 2016 Red Mass Phoenix Luncheon

WINTER 2017 Zags Season Ticket Holder Social Bay Area alumni luncheon

SPRING 2017 Tri-Cities Luncheon WCC Breakfast Clarke Family Legal Ethics & Professionalism CLE Judge Justin L. Quackenbush Lecture

SUMMER 2017 Olympia Temple of Justice Reception




Loan Repayment Assistance Program Recipients The Gonzaga Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), established in 2007, would

Looking Back, and Forward Recipients of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Share Inspiration

like to recognize the 2015-2016 recipients. The LRAP provides up to $4,000 per person per year to a select number of graduates who are pursuing careers in public service.

the LRAP.

My varied professional and educational activities undoubtedly shaped my desire to hold a career in public service, particularly dedicated to seeking justice for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Prior to law Molly Rose Fehringer school, I spent time working (’13 J.D.) with victims of domestic and sexual violence in a variety Assistant City Attorney of capacities. My time as an Spokane advocate opened my eyes to the unique adversities of these victims of violent crimes and how those can closely intersect with criminal prosecution.

If you would like to support either the

Trapped in the cycle

The program reflects Gonzaga University’s humanistic, Jesuit and Catholic mission by supporting those serving in the public interest work sector. Generally, careers in public service pay less than those in the private sector. The program provides financial assistance by encouraging students to work and remain in public interest law. Applicants with outstanding law school student loans, both federal and private, are eligible to apply for

Traditional LRAP or John R. Clark LRAP, please contact:

Sarah Guzman at 509-313-3738 or

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Molly Rose Fehringer

Please read the revised eligibility requirements and applications. Application Deadline – Postmark or submit by Nov. 12, 2016

As a domestic violence prosecutor, so much of the work I do is figuring out how to prove crimes I believe were committed, often without the support of the victim. Most victims I encounter are still very much trapped in the cycle of violence, and will frequently recant original reports of violence against them. My job requires a great deal of creativity – using other means of evidence to show what happened and to prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Competition through encouragement While law school is a competitive environment, I knew I never wanted any of my successes to come at the expense of others. I was delighted to see that Gonzaga Law encouraged students to encourage each other.


Nicholas Holce I moved back to my hometown of Walla Walla after I graduated, and I suspect that, barring Nicholas Holce (’13 J.D.) unforeseen events, I will still be here in 15 years, perhaps as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Walla Walla, Wash. a deputy prosecuting attorney, or I may move into private practice to work in the fields of health care and elder law. However, an aspiration I have developed is to someday run for District Court or Superior Court judge. Walla Walla treatment I most hope to have a fully realized juvenile treatment court operating in Walla Walla within 15 years. I am hopeful that a large number of our juvenile offenders will be able to obtain treatment locally to a degree we have not otherwise been able to provide.

need. I remember thinking, “I hope I can do something like that for another person.” In your corner I work in fair housing. When a person’s housing situation becomes uncertain, they can understandably enter a state of crisis. One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is advocating for our clients – when you know someone else is in your corner, I think that can do a lot of good for a person. Stress management The legal industry, in any setting, can be stressful. Having a support system is vital in helping us manage our stress and have long-term success in our careers. We become our best and can do our best work when we include the people who care about us. Additionally, adopting this principle into my life allows me to be more in tune to the needs of others.

Principles of a routine Maintaining levity is the dominant principle in my life. I could not get through a day without injecting some mirth into my routine. I had a similar goal throughout law school: that no matter how much work might pile up, I would not let it bring me down.

Holly Timmerman

Holly Timmerman (’14 J.D.) Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

I chose Gonzaga because of the Jesuit commitment to public service. GU struck the proper balance of enlightening my knowledge of the law with enhancing my appreciation Melissa Simonsen for serving others through (‘07 J.D.) programs like Mission: Possible and the promotion of service Legal Counsel for the work for those of limited 10th Koror State Legislature means in the Law Clinic. I do not imagine that my life would be as enriched today if I had not had the support that I received from Gonzaga. The spirit of the Jesuit faith permeates each classroom, the library, the administrative offices, and of course, the small chapel where I would spend quiet time with my infant daughter.


My parents instilled in me the belief that we are to use our talents to help others. During my undergraduate years, I listened to an attorney give a speech and was particularly impressed with how she had a set of knowledge and skills that she used to help others in

Melissa Simonsen

Alumni Melissa Simonsen, cont. Community reflection In order to serve our community properly, we must reflect the community that we represent. The only way that this profession can positively evolve is to embrace programs that promote diversity in the law schools. This must happen both in terms of race and gender, and also in terms of sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and income. I hope to be a part of these efforts, collaboratively, to make this vision a reality. Humility A guiding principle is to be humble. You will be a better public servant if you get off your high horse and sit with those you serve.

Michael Vander Giessen My studies at Gonzaga Law School helped me discover two deciding factors. First, I am most fulfilled when my legal practice benefits the public, addresses broader community concerns, and pursues equal justice for the powerless. And second, I am most passionate about issues affecting indigent criminal defendants. With these values in mind, I eagerly became a public defender after completing a judicial clerkship.

Michael Vander Giessen (’12 J.D.) Spokane County Public Defenders Office

Privileged to work for my clients It is very difficult to accept my own inability to correct unjust systems through piecemeal litigation. Much work remains. The most rewarding aspect of my career is my clients – their spirit, resolve, dignity and occasional gratitude for a job well done. Many of my clients are no different from you or me. They are the salt of the earth. And it is a privilege to work for them.


Redemption Ultimately, my role is to care for and protect the legal rights of the poor. Sometimes, people question whether my clients deserve such help. In my attempts to fulfill my role, I am constantly reminded that real humanity lies behind even the most horrendous accusations, that all people bear intrinsic dignity, and that all people are capable of redemption. If there is one principle my legal practice has taught me, it is that people are more than the worst things they have ever done.


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Thanks for chatting with us and for showing your support! For more information on naming opportunities Call Jeff Geldien at 509-313-6121

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mentor young lawyers through


A True Sport Shaping Spokane and the World by Anna Creed, J.D.

There is no evidence to show that Judge Jim Murphy ('73 J.D.) ever fraternized with the late Knute Rockne. The judge has no ties to Indiana, much less football or Notre Dame. Nevertheless, Judge Murphy’s career serves as a crystal-clear illustration of Coach Rockne’s maxim: One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. And both the Gonzaga and Spokane communities have benefited from Judge Murphy’s sense of fair play. Community means a great deal to the judge. After all, he is the fourth generation of a five-generation Murphy dynasty in Spokane. In 1869, the judge’s great-grandfather, also a James Murphy, emigrated from Ireland and “embedded” the Murphy family in Spokane. For those folks setting up a timeline, the city of Spokane incorporated 20 years later in 1889 when it was known as “Spokan Falls.” It was only in 1891 that the city dropped the “Falls” and added an “e” to become Spokane.

many classes were taught by local attorneys. The judge notes that these adjunct professors “provided a solid foundation for [his] later career choices.” This commingling of students and professors, practicing attorneys and interns illustrates one of the ways that Gonzaga Law provides a long-term benefit to its graduates: community counts. After graduating, Judge Murphy and a few of his classmates decided to actively invest in the local legal community and founded the first young lawyers organization in Spokane. Judge Murphy says that “We structured the young lawyers group in a manner that allowed us to offer service to the senior bar on issues that were important to us but could be characterized as grunt work to the practicing lawyers in the senior bar.” This “grunt work” expanded the new lawyers’ network and taught the judge many lessons about “life and work.” While he was a law student, Judge Murphy clerked for the Hon. Marshall A. Neill, U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Washington. After graduation, Judge Murphy continued in public service as an assistant attorney general for the State of Washington first in the Department of Social and Health Services and later in the Education Division that represented the community colleges of Eastern Washington. In 1978, Judge Murphy was appointed to the District Court for Spokane County where he served until elected to the Superior

The first Spokane James Murphy was a wheat farmer; his

Court in 1985. During his time on the bench, he spent five years

son was a railroader; and his son, Judge Murphy’s father, was

as a drug court judge when Spokane was one of the few drug

a police officer who had always wanted to be a lawyer. Even

courts in operation in the country.

though the Great Depression derailed his plans, the father “nudged” his son toward law. After Judge Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Eastern Washington University, he began his legal studies at Gonzaga University School of Law. “I felt that the world had opened up to me and that my father had been wise in his counsel regarding my future,” he says. When Judge Murphy attended Gonzaga Law, the program


Even then, Gonzaga had a practice-oriented curriculum and

held only evening classes and took four years to complete. This allowed students to work throughout the day, which helped them develop their practical lawyering skills and their professional network.

He retired from the bench in 2003, then partnered with Judge Mike Donohue and Chuck Naccarato in creating the Judicial Mediation Group in Spokane. For the next 10 years, Judge Murphy mediated and arbitrated family law, contract disputes, medical malpractice and construction cases. This thumbnail shows an impressive public service career and a great commitment to Spokane, to the law, and to Gonzaga. Add to this bare-bones description the joy Judge Murphy found in his work because he was “participating in the facilitation of problem solving on an everyday basis.”

Alumni For Judge Murphy, the framework that the law provides

to officiate locally and then nationally at NCAA conference and

allows a community to resolve differences and “allows us to

national championships. He also has officiated at three U.S.

exist as a society with an honored and peaceful procedure

Olympic trials as well as at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic

that differentiates us from societies that exist through

Games. He has managed youth and adult teams and traveled

application of anarchy and despotism.” Whether he is acting

with them to competitions in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

as a mediator or making decisions from the bench, Judge

He also has managed the U.S. team at world championship

Murphy appreciates the fact that the differences that people

meets in Turkey, China and the Bahamas.

lay before him may turn on issues that are “minuscule but not subject to resolution due to personality and others are momentous issues that are in need of a neutral and uninvolved party to sort through them, provide resolution and allow parties to go on with their lives.”

Because of his position “as a law graduate, a lawyer, a judge and particularly a drug court judge,” Judge Murphy was asked by the U.S. Track & Field to serve as the judge in drug cases involving U.S. athletes who had tested positive for prohibited substances. He continued this work for the

Throughout his career, Judge Murphy has been active within

International Association of Athletic Federations when it took

the profession, serving as the president of the Municipal and

over anti-doping enforcement and then with the Court of

District court Association and the Superior Court Judges

Arbitration in Sport when that organization assumed control

Association, as well as serving as judge pro tempore within the

of enforcement. Judge Murphy has served as a drug arbitrator

Washington Court of Appeals and the U.S. Magistrate and U.S.

for the court since 2007 and has served on tribunals that hear

District courts. In 2001, his peers within the Washington State

cases involving the alleged use of prohibited substances by

Bar Association named him Outstanding Judge in the state of

elite athletes in most sports and illegal provision of drugs

Washington. He spent considerable time advising prospective

by managers, trainers and medical personnel. His most

law students about the opportunities and perils of becoming a

memorable case to date? The doping and conspiracy charges

lawyer. He also has served as the chair of the Spokane Regional

brought against the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team led

Criminal Justice Commission where he helped develop “a

by Lance Armstrong. The judge, after his years on the bench,

more enlightened approach to use of evidence-based means of

recognized that “at stake were the careers of all of these men”

changing lives and improving the system in a positive manner.”

as well as the larger “reputation of international cycling as a

He continues that work as a volunteer to this day. He also

hotbed of doping.”

serves as chair of the EWU board of trustees and is a member of Gonzaga Law Board of Advisers.

The judge is passionate about using sports as “a positive alternative to negative lifestyles in our community” and

But it was a step onto the beaten path that changed the course

notes that “without my legal education, a major part of my

of his career. As a young man, Judge Murphy competed in

life would not have occurred.” Along with his national and

track and field and both of his sons were elite track athletes.

international work, he also works locally as a board member

Judge Murphy recollects that “our traditional vacation as

of the Spokane Sports Commission. He thinks it is crucial to

they grew up was traveling around the U.S. as they competed

provide opportunities for young people “to focus on a lifestyle

in national championships.” One of these vacations brought

that fosters appreciation for competition, understanding of fair

the family to the U.S. Junior

play and the self-esteem that

Olympics in Provo, Utah.

comes from a clean lifestyle.”

Because the meet personnel Murphy volunteered to be a timer. This simple step changed his life.

Judge Murphy’s practiceoriented sportsmanship, care for the whole person, and appreciation for the nuances of the rule of law

Finding that life was more

and governance of a civil

interesting on the field than in

society have made him a Zag

the stands, Judge Murphy began

Law exemplar.


were short of officials, Judge




Don Brockett, Spokane, published a book, “The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court: How the Court has Violated the Constitution,” through Critical Books Publications.

1973 Superior Court Judge Tom Larkin retired on July 31, 2015, ending a 30-year career as a judge in Pierce County, Washington. He served 20 years in Superior Court and 10 years in District Court.

Kathleen O’Connor After 37 years on the bench, including nine as a court commissioner, Judge Kathleen O’Connor retired from the Spokane County Superior Court. She made history in 1988 as the first woman elected as a Superior Court judge in Spokane County.

1976 Christopher Dietzen Associate Justice Christopher Dietzen, appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2007, retired.


Steve Osborn was named Benton County District Court judge. He was a founding partner of the Rettig Osborne Forgette Law Office in March 1977. The focus of his practice has been insurance defense, employment law, wrongful termination, personal injury and some criminal work.

1974 Former Pierce County executive John Ladenburg hit a grand slam with Chambers Bay Golf Course outside of Tacoma, which hosted the 2015 U.S. Open. None of it would have happened without Ladenburg’s vision, determination and political acumen.

Judge John Paternoster retired from his post in the 8th Judicial District. Paternoster was first appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson while he was a private practice defense attorney in Taos, N.M. Previously Paternoster served as district attorney for the 8th Judicial District. Patti Powers retired after a 27-year career as a criminal prosecutor in Yakima, Wash. In September she began working for AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Woman, a national training program based in Washington, D.C. It’s funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. She will work from Yakima, attending biannual gatherings in D.C. Joe Pellicciotti retired from Indiana University Northwest as vice chancellor for administration and professor of public and environmental affairs. On his retirement he received the Sagamore of the Wabash award from the

Indiana governor. The award is the highest honor bestowed for distinguished service to the state. Thomas Bassett and Paul Fitzpatrick joined Foster Pepper PLLC’s Spokane office. Bassett’s practice focuses on financing, insolvency, commercial litigation, and real and personal property foreclosures. Fitzpatrick’s practice focuses on estate planning, real estate law and small-business needs. Paul Mathews was sworn in by Maine Gov. Paul LePage as a District Court judge. Mathews had been a family law magistrate in the Maine District Court since 1998, served from 1979 to 1981 as deputy district attorney in Augusta, and from 1981 to 1983 as assistant district attorney in Bath. In his private practice, he handled family law matters, criminal defense and trial work in District and Superior Court.

1977 Michael J. Killeen, an employment law litigator and counselor in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, was elected by the national College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a fellow, the highest peer recognition that exists in the field of labor and employment law.

William Schroeder William J. Schroeder was elected to Spokane law firm Paine Hamblen’s executive committee.

Lucinda S. Whaley Lucinda S. Whaley, a member of Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, in Spokane, has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee and confirmed by the Washington State Senate to a second term as a member of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission is responsible for establishing policy on behalf of the state park system, which includes 124 developed parks, numerous trails, significant cultural and historic sites, and programs that manage winter recreation and boating.


Fast Facts about Gonzaga Law Alumni:

3 Alumni were sworn in as judges

Peter Moye Peter Moye was promoted to partner at Workland

CLASS ACTION Witherspoon. He practices in Washington, Idaho and California in the areas of business and commercial law, creditor law, estate planning and probate, litigation and appellate, and property. He also is an adjunct professor at Gonzaga University School of Law.

1980 The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) recertified Roger G. Brown, Roger G. Brown and Associates, as a civil trial advocate. Brown has been an NBTA member in good standing for 26 years.

LawPact board of directors. LawPact is an international association and network of independent business law firms created to assist member firms in pursuing excellence in client service, firm management and profitability, the application of evolving technologies and marketing, and establishing a transnational source of known legal colleagues to serve the global legal needs of member firm clients.

1984 Honorable Charles V. Harrington is a judge for the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County.


Kim Ritter, Minor & Brown PC Law, was elected to the

Kelly Cline While in Paris, Kelly Cline showed his pride for Gonzaga!

1988 J. Michael Keyes has joined the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP as partner in the intellectual property litigation group in Seattle. Keyes’ focus is on trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. Keyes had been a partner at K&L Gates practicing primarily in the IP litigation group.

Circuit Judge Melvin H. Fujino and his family following his confirmation Judge Melvin Fujino was confirmed to the 3rd Circuit Court in Hawai’i. Fujino had been a judge with the District Family Court of the 3rd Circuit since 2008. Prior to that, he worked as a deputy attorney general and was the team leader responsible for the Statewide Wiretap Review Unit and Asset Forfeiture Program. Fujino also served as a deputy prosecuting attorney and supervisor, and communityoriented prosecutor for the West Hawai‘i branch of the Hawai‘i County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Julie M. McKay to the Spokane County Superior Court. McKay previously was the Spokane County Superior Court commissioner and had served in that role since 2014.

1991 Rick Harris was named managing partner at Ramsden & Lyons, which now is Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris, LLP. Harris is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He has practiced law with Ramsden, Marfice and Ealy since 2001, and focuses on commercial and corporate law, including business formation/ dissolution and business dispute resolution.

1993 Amanda Smith, who served for six years as executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, joined Holland & Hart. Smith practices in the environment energy and natural resources practice in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. Gerald Kobluk, a partner at Spokane's Paine Hamblen since 2002, was elected to the firm’s executive committee. Kobluk’s practice focuses on complex litigation, such as tort liability and medical malpractice defense.


Dani Crosby Alaska Gov. Bill Walker appointed Dani Crosby to the Anchorage Superior Court.

Paula L. McCandlis Paula L. McCandlis was appointed as a part-time U.S. magistrate judge in the Western District of



Nicole McKay became the chief of the Office of the Attorney General’s newly created Health and Human Services Division in Boise, Idaho.


Houston Putnam Lowry Houston Putnam Lowry was re-elected to the Avon, Conn., Board of Education, and subsequently elected the board’s chair. Houston is a member of the firm Polivy Taschner, LLC. He practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, creditor bankruptcy matters (including related litigation), foreclosures, contract disputes, landlordtenant, administrative law, unfair trade practices, uniform domain name dispute resolution procedures, computer crime, tax, and international and enforcement of foreign judgments (domestic and international).




Washington. Paula also is a managing partner at Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC in Bellingham, Wash.

1998 Michael Nelson was recognized as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Brian Werst Brian Werst joined Workland Witherspoon in Spokane as a partner. He practices in Idaho and Washington in business & commercial law, health care law, labor & employment, litigation & appellate, municipal law, property, and public finance.

Fast Facts about Gonzaga Law Alumni:

4 Judges retiring



Elizabeth Chatham Elizabeth Chatham joined Osborn Maledon in Phoenix as partner. Chatham will establish an immigration practice focusing on employment-based immigration issues. She previously was a partner with Davis, Miles, McGuire, Gardner in Tempe, where she developed its immigration practice.

Jillian Pollock, Buckley Law PC, a full-service law firm in Lake Oswego, Ore., was elected shareholder by its board of directors. Pollock’s practice includes representing employers in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings. She also counsels business owners and leaders in employment matters, and is an expert in employment and business law.

2003 Shawn Murinko was interviewed as part of the 25th anniversary of the ADA by Disability Rights WA.

Trevor Zandell joined Olympia, Wash.-based law firm Phillips Burgess. He focuses his practice on real estate, construction, landlordtenant and business law.

Thaddeus O’Sullivan Laura McAloon Laura McAloon has joined Workland Witherspoon in Spokane as a partner. She practices municipal law and public finance in Washington. Judge Gaetano Testini of the Industrial Commission of Arizona was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law, legal processes and the law’s impact on our society.

John Drake joined Foster Pepper PLLC’s Spokane office.

Eric Sachtjen was elected to Spokane law firm Paine Hamblen’s executive committee.

Trevor Zandell


Christy Johnson Christy Johnson joined the New Orleans law firm of Brown Sims as an associate. She focuses most of her work on maritime/admiralty law, as well as workers’ compensation and other areas of civil litigation.

2001 Eric Sachtjen

means individuals and qualified small businesses at reduced rates.

Virginia Robinson Virginia Robinson started a nonprofit firm, Attorneys Northwest Inc., in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to offer quality legal services to moderate-

Thaddeus O’Sullivan has joined Workland Witherspoon in Spokane as a partner. He practices in Idaho and Washington in the areas of business and commercial law, creditor law, health care law, labor and employment, litigation and appellate, municipal law and property law.

2006 The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced that Spokane attorney Kevin Griffin was the recipient of the Anthony Savage Award, recognizing “an outstanding trial performance or result achieved by an attorney in practice for less than 10 years.” An attorney since 2007, Griffin has participated in numerous trials for serious offenses.

CLASS ACTION Scott Middleton joined the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington as its general counsel. He had served as assistant attorney general in Washington since December 2006, advising the departments of Social and Health Services and Labor and Industries.

2007 Steven Meredith was promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Steve is stationed in Bremerton, Wash., where he works as special victims’ counsel.

Andrew J. Gabel Andrew J. Gabel was elected shareholder at Lane Powell. He concentrates his practice on representing design professionals, public and private owners, contractors, product manufacturers and insurers on environmental and construction matters. He has handled complex construction and real estate matters involving alleged design errors, cost overruns, lease disputes and insurance coverage disputes.

Brett Venn was named partner in the New Orleans law firm of Jones Walker. Venn’s practice focuses on a variety of business and commercial disputes, including energy, general contract and shareholder derivative litigation.

2009 Monica Smith, assistant city prosecutor for Kansas City, Mo., was chosen as an Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Smith also graduated from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Academy this past year. Eric Whiting joined the law firm of York Howell & Guymon in Salt lake City. His practice is focused on estate planning, tax, business planning and nonprofit entities. He will advise business clientele with entity selection, structuring and formation, and will represent clients before the IRS and with all aspects of estate administration and probate. Megan New is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in its Chicago office. She is a litigator in Kirkland’s intellectual property litigation practice.

Dan Wadkins Dan Wadkins is a partner in Lee & Hayes, PLLC, Spokane office. He has been with Lee & Hayes since 2009 and his work focuses on corporate, trademark, licensing, and wine, beer and spirits. Wadkins has a passion

for helping startups and emerging companies navigate the complex business and legal landscape, assisting clients in every stage of the business lifecycle, from formation and financing to a successful exit. Allison Jacobsen is an associate attorney for Barran Liebman LLP, Portland, Ore. She advises employers in all aspects of employee benefits, working with employers, management and business owners to design, implement and terminate compensation and benefits plans, as well as provide counsel on health care issues, COBRA and HIPAA compliance.


David Lewandowski joined the Reno, Nev., law office of Fennemore Craig as an associate and practices in the areas of business and finance.

2011 John Drake joined Foster Pepper PLLC’s Spokane office.

2012 Robert Grim was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Okanogan County District Court. For the past three years, Grim had been practicing at Kottkamp & Yedinak in Wenatchee, where he concentrated in criminal law. Reid Jennings and his wife, Tara, of Littleton, Colo., welcomed their second son, Cooper Thomas Jennings (6 pounds, 11 ounces, 19.5 inches) to the world on June 8, 2015. Jillian H. Caires joined Owens, McCrea & Linscott in Hayden, Idaho, as an associate attorney.

Shaughnessy Murphy Shaughnessy Murphy joined Ruder Ware, Eau Claire, Wis. Shaughnessy advises clients on a wide variety of business transactional matters, including the organization of business entities; financing, sale and acquisition transactions; and related matters. Fast Facts about Gonzaga Law Alumni:

1 New Zag Law baby in 2016

William Shogren William Shogren accepted a position at Lee and Associates in Yakima, Wash., where he focuses on criminal defense. Previously, Shogren worked for the Department of Assigned Counsel in Pierce County. Jennifer Richards joined Nevada Legal Services with the Senior Law Project in Reno, Nev. The organization is a statewide nonprofit geared toward helping low-income and vulnerable individuals.



Peter Foster was selected as a 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars honoree for business litigation. Peter is an associate at Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek PLC in Phoenix.


2013 Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin presented at an event hosted by the Clallam County (Wash.) League of Women Voters in June 2015.

Amanda Hensen joined the Denver office of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. as an associate.

Danielle M. Paradis and David A. Kurtz were married on May 30, 2015, in Hood River, Ore. Teresita Varela joined the legal team at Clearwater Law Group, a full-service law firm serving Tric-Cities, Wash., as associate attorney.

2014 Jennifer Hedges Ballantyne has joined Elder Law Group PLLC as an associate attorney at its Spokane location.

Tyler Whitney Tyler Whitney was hired by Spokane Mayor David Condon as Condon’s policy adviser. Besides dealing with the City Council, Whitney will oversee the city’s government affairs, where he’ll work with the city’s lobbyists in Olympia and Washington, D.C.

2015 Ken Downey has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber, Tucson, Ariz., office as associate attorney. He works in business transactions. Downey has experience in corporate formation, stock subscriptions, stock purchase agreements, LLC operating agreements, and applying for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Luke A. Eaton joined Meyer, Fluegge & Tenney, Yakima, Wash., specializing in civil litigation and labor and employment law.

Fast Facts about Gonzaga Law Alumni:

1 Zag Law Couple Married in 2015

2016 Angela Jones is chief of staff to the president at Eastern Washington University.

Kyle Nelson joined Lee & Hayes as an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group in Spokane.

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practices, with the occasional challenge, but overall much

Laurent was awarded

more success. Professor Laurent will spend time in Jamaica

a grant to teach and

analyzing media sources, exploring grass-roots messaging,

research in Jamaica for

and interviewing those who introduced and helped integrate

10 months through the

restorative justice practices.

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Professor Laurent requested study in Jamaica to look at the country’s deeply rooted support of retributive justice models. After rates of imprisonment increased in Jamaica, similar to the U.S. increase, an evaluation showed that the system needed an overhaul. More recently, Jamaica has moved toward using restorative justice policies and

This experience will have a direct connection to work Professor Laurent has done for the Spokane community. She has been involved in efforts to reform the criminal justice system through the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Multicultural Affairs, specifically with the Disproportionate Minority Contact subcommittee chair for the Spokane Police Body Camera Policy subcommittee, and on the Executive Committee of Smart Justice Spokane. Professor Laurent said: “I hope that it will provide a snapshot in the midst of a movement that will better explain the evolving culture of Jamaicans’ attitudes on restorative justice. From there, I hope that this work can serve as a springboard for creating that culture in the United States.”


and guardianships to small-business contracts and wills and

came to Gonzaga Law

trusts. She holds a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at

as associate professor

Brigham Young University and served as a senior editor on the

of law in 2010, has been

BYU Law Review.

named Associate Dean for

Pearson’s scholarship and research interests include

Faculty Development.

intersections among areas of law, popular culture and identity groups. Her published work and current scholarship explore

at Gonzaga School of Law,

bias and inequality that appear when systems of thought and

Pearson was the 2008-2010

legal action are in conflict or interact negatively. While there

Law Teaching Fellow at

is already a great deal of scholarship about identity-based bias

the Williams Institute

and discrimination, Pearson’s research builds and extends these

at UCLA School of Law.

insights by unpacking multilayered messages in advocacy

At UCLA, she taught

materials and popular culture and the translations of these

courses in Sexuality and

materials into courtrooms and legal decisions. Her interest in

the Law, Legal Scholarship, Family Law and Inequality. From

inequality and intersectionality is an organic outgrowth of

2005 to 2008, Pearson was an associate in a Las Vegas law

experience in practice along with studies in critical race studies,

firm, where she handled matters ranging from family law

queer theory, popular culture and legal studies.


Prior to joining the faculty

Faculty Activities, May 2014-May 2015



Stephen Sepinuck (with co-author) published “Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Personal Property Secured Transactions,” in volume 70 of The Business Lawyer.

Stephen Sepinuck published “Spotlight” for the Spring 2016 edition of the Commercial Law Newsletter.

Scott Burnham published “A Transactional Lawyer Looks at the Rules of Tournament Poker,” in the Gaming Law Review and Economics.


Stephen Sepinuck (with co-author) published Transactional Skills: How to Structure and Document a Deal published by ABA & West Academic Publishing.

Stephen Sepinuck (with co-author) edited and updated the second edition of their book Sales and Leases: A Problem Solving Approach published by West Academic.

Short Pieces

Stephen Sepinuck published four articles in volume 5 of The Transactional Lawyer: “Managing the Risk of Legal Error in Arbitration” in June 2015, “Contracting with Multiple Parties” in August 2015, “Liquidated Damages, Alternative Performance, and Ensuring the Enforceability of Contingent Charges and Fees” in October 2015 and “Beware of Constructive Trusts When Establishing the Borrowing Base” in December 2015.

Stephen Sepinuck published three articles in volume 6 of The Transactional Lawyer: “Sometimes a Declaration Is Better Than a Covenant” in February 2016, “Restricting Amendment of a Debtor’s LLC Operating Agreement” in February 2016 and “Federal Circuit Decision Might Obstruct Secured Transactions” in April 2016.

Stephen Sepinuck published “The Virtue of ‘Represents and Warrants’: Another View” in Business Law Today.


Stephen Sepinuck presented “A Primer on Secured Transactions” at Paul Hastings LLP in Los Angeles, in March 2016.

Stephen Sepinuck presented “Transactional Skills: How to Document and Structure a Deal” at the Financial Lawyers Conference in Los Angeles, in March 2016.

Stephen Sepinuck presented “Commercial Law Developments” at Lane Powell in Seattle, in December 2015.

Dan Morrissey presented “The Future of Securities Arbitration” at the Annual Securities Law Conference hosted by Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.



Commercial Law

Professor Beckett (’81 J.D.) This year marks the last year for

has worked here since 1991 teaching classes

Professor Cheryl A. Beckett, who

with topics addressing labor and employment

has been an instrumental part of

law. Professor Beckett is also well-known for

the Legal Research and Writing

managing the Gonzaga Law Review. In 2011,

Program, serving many years as the

she traveled to Rwanda as a member of a Rule

director. She graduated cum laude

of Law delegation and coordinated training

from Rutgers University and then magna cum laude

workshops for Rwandan lawyers. In 2015, she

from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1981. She

was voted Professor of the Year by students.



Stephen Sepinuck served as the reporter for the Uniform Law Commission’s project to revise the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act and completed work on the amendments in May 2016.

Stephen Sepinuck served as the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers’ observer to the Uniform Law Commission drafting project for the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receiverships Act.

Tax Law Short Pieces

Ann Murphy published “A Sea Change in Court Analysis of Treasury Regulations: How the Treasury Department Won the Battle but Lost the War” in ABA Tax Times.

Ann Murphy updated release 14 of Federal Tax Practice and Procedure published by LexisNexis Publishing.


Jennifer Gellner presented on a panel on Basic Collection Issues at the Annual LITC Conference in Washington, D.C., in December 2015.


Jennifer Gellner was interviewed by Jane McCarthy on Spokane's KREM 2 News regarding Freedom of Information Act requests, May 2016.

Ann Murphy was quoted in Eric Larson’s “Preachers Stumping for Trump Needn’t Fear the IRS” in Bloomberg News.

Social Justice Short Pieces

Brooks Holland and George Critchlow (along with co-author) published “The Call for Lawyers Committed to Social Justice to Champion Accessible Legal Services through Innovative Legal Education” in volume 16 of the Nevada Law Journal

Mary Pat Treuthart published “Feminist-in-Chief? Examining President Obama’s Executive Orders on Women’s Rights Issues” in the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

Gail Hammer published “TransParent: When Legal Fictions and Judicial Imagination Make Facts Disappear, They Enforce Transphobic Discrimination” in volume 30 of the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law.

Kim Hai Pearson published “Innate Religious Identity,” 84 UMKC L. Rev. 803 (2016) in After Obergefell: The Next Generation of LGBT Rights Litigation, a symposium edition of the UMKC Law Review.

Professor Scott J. Burnham is retiring

Burnham graduated from Williams College,

from Gonzaga University School of

Teacher’s College at Columbia University,

Law. He is the Frederick N. & Barbara T.

Harvard Graduate and NYU. Professor Burnham

Curley Professor as well as the resident

taught at the University of Montana School of

expert on contract and commercial

Law from 1981 to 2010. As a Fulbright Senior

law. He authored Contract Law for

Specialist, he taught at the University of

Dummies, which has been translated into various

Montevideo in Uruguay and consulted at Can

languages including, most recently, Farsi. Professor

Tho University in Vietnam.


Professor Burnham


Mary Pat Treuthart facilitated “Feminism Across the Generations” at the Center for Women and Democracy Food for Thought in Seattle.

Gail Hammer presented “Poverty: Some Tools to Enhance Cultural Competence” to the National Association of Social Workers Eastern Region conference, Spokane, May 2016.

Kim Hai Pearson presented “Innate Religious Identity” at the Inland Northwest Scholars Workshop hosted by the University of Idaho School of Law.

Kim Hai Pearson and Addie Rolnick presented “Racial Anxieties in Adoption: A Response to ‘In the Name of the Child: Race, Gender, and Economics in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl’ ” by Bethany Berger at the AALS Family Law Mid-Year Workshop in Orlando, Florida.

Kim Hai Pearson presented “Identity Building” at the 21st Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28-30, 2016.

Jason Gillmer participated as part of a PBS panel for “Civil Rights in Washington: The PostMaxey Era” at Gonzaga University School of Law in February 2016.

Mary Pat Treuthart participated as part of a panel entitled “40 Years of Activism for Peace and Justice” sponsored by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane.

Mary Pat Treuthart presented “Evaporating Borders: Justice Education and Refugees, and Street Law: Teaching about Law & Justice to Refugees and Immigrants in the U.S.” at the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) 8th International Conference in Eskisehir, Turkey.

Brooks Holland, Genevieve Mann, Gail Hammer and George Critchlow presented “Why Ordinary People Frequently Can’t Obtain Legal Assistance and What Legal Educators Can Do about It” at the Poverty Law: Academic Activism symposium sponsored by Seattle University School of Law in February 2016.

Brooks Holland presented “A Critical Look at Lawyer Advocacy, Gender, and Anticipatory SelfDefense Claims” at the AALS Annual Conference in New York, in January 2016. This presentation also was part of a Texas Tech University Law Review Symposium, “Punishing Violence Against Women: Seeking the Right Balance.”

Jason Gillmer presented “Lawyers and Slaves in Galveston, Texas” as part of the Circum-Atlantic Studies Seminar at Vanderbilt University in January 2016.




Associate Professor DeForrest (’97 J.D.) Professor Mark DeForrest leaves

Valley College and then Western Washington

the Gonzaga Law faculty this

University, as well as Gonzaga University

year after joining it in 2001. His

School of Law as a Thomas More Scholar,

positive attitude and contributions

graduating in 1997. He says, “As I am finishing

to the Legal Research and Writing

up my time here, I do so with gratitude and love

Program will be sorely missed.

for the law school and the University. Gonzaga

Professor DeForrest attended Skagit

has been very good to me over the years.”


Jason Gillmer presented “Slavery and Freedom in Texas” as part of the Faculty Speaker Series at Seattle University in March 2016.

Inga Laurent presented three talks at the Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference: “Moving Our Smart Justice vision through Smart Hiring and the Spokane Regional Law & Justice Council,” “Love & Outrage: Finding and Honoring Your Voice of Poetic Justice” and “Naming Modern Racism – Beyond Color Blindness.”

Dan Morrissey presented “Income Equality in Utopia” as part of McGeorge Law School’s Utopia500 series.

Mary Pat Treuthart gave the introduction and provided post-film commentary for “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” Gonzaga Presidential Speaker Series, Spokane, Sept. 2015.

Mary Pat Treuthart gave the Introduction and provided post-film commentary on three documentaries for “Open Your Mind, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill,” Spokane, Oct. 2015.


Brooks Holland was appointed co-chair of the Society of American Law Teacher’s Access to Justice Committee.

Gail Hammer was appointed to the Washington Supreme Court’s Gender and Justice Commission, November 2015


Jason Gillmer was quoted regarding Texas courts and slavery in Texas Monthly’s “The Opera of Emeline.”

Mark DeForrest was selected to be a regular blogger at the Appellate Advocacy Blog in Oct. 2015.

Criminal Law Short Pieces

Brooks Holland published “Teaching Miranda at Its 50th Anniversary” in volume 80 of the Journal of Social Education.

Brooks Holland published “Miranda v. Arizona: 50 Years of Judicial Regulation of Police Interrogation” in volume 16 of Insights on Law & Society.

Brooks Holland published “When Is an Extortion Victim also a Partner in Crime? Defining the Scope of Hobbs Act Conspiratorial Liability” in volume 43 of the ABA Preview Journal.

Professor David K. DeWolf graduated

Discovery Institute in Seattle. During his time at

from Stanford University and received

Gonzaga Law, Professor DeWolf has been a proud

his J.D. from Yale Law School. His

supporter of Gonzaga University’s Right to Life

career includes work as a law clerk for

group and has taught classes on subjects such as

Justice Stephen Bistline on the Idaho

criminal law, First Amendment rights and torts.

Supreme Court, private practice with

He has served on the Gonzaga Law faculty since

Lukins & Annis, P.D. in Spokane, assistant professor at Oklahoma City University, and Senior Fellow for the

1987 and retires this year.


Professor DeWolf



Ann Murphy was elected section chair for the American Association of Law Schools Evidence Section for the year 2016.


Ann Murphy appeared on the KHQ TV’s “Morning Show” in Spokane to discuss a local murder trial in a segment entitled “Professor of Law Discusses Henrickson Trial from Lawyer Perspective.”

Ethics Presentations

Brooks Holland chaired the Clarke Prize Legal Ethics Conference at Gonzaga University School of law in April 2016, with the program theme The Three Hardest Questions: Advocacy, Confidentiality & Loyalty. Presented, “What Are the Limits to the Duty of Confidentiality?”

Brooks Holland presented “The Ethics of Mobile Computing and Social Media in Criminal Practice” at the New York County Defender Services in January 2016.

Brooks Holland was a panel participant in a seminar that addressed a wide range of ethical issues for practicing lawyers at the WSBA Ethical Dilemmas Seminar in Seattle.

Brooks Holland presented “The Ethics of Working with Trusts and Trustees” at the WSBA Elder Law Conference in Seattle.

Brooks Holland presented “Ethics and Technology for the Solo Practitioner” at the 10th annual WSBA Solo and Small-Firm Conference in Spokane.


Brooks Holland was appointed to the editorial board for the Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook for the updated second edition, which will be published by the WSBA.


Gerry Hess (with co-authors) published Civil Procedure: A Context and Practice Casebook published by the Carolina Academic Press.


Brooks Holland presented “Three Perspectives on Limited License Legal Technicians” at a Lewis & Clark Law School Faculty Colloquium, Portland, in October 2015.

Gail Hammer presented “Inside the Tribal Court System” (panel participant) for the Culture and Ethics in Law Symposium co-sponsored by the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission and Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, April 2016.



Legal Practice

Professor Hess We said goodbye to Professor Gerry

has served as a co-editor of The Law Teacher,

Hess in August 2015 after 27 years.

as a member of the Advisory Committee for the

He was a remarkable professor who

Journal of Legal Education, and as an inaugural

worked tirelessly on improving legal

member of the editorial board of the Canadian

education. He founded the Institute

Legal Education Annual Review. Professor Hess

for Law School Teaching in 1991 and

is also a co-author and co-editor of five books on

was its director until 2004. He became the co-director

teaching and learning in law school. In 2013, he

of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning in 2008,

received the 1L Professor of the Year distinction


Intellectual Property Presentations

Jessica Kiser presented “Finding a Place for Brands” at the seventh annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium as part of the International Trademark Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

Jessica Kiser presented “Market Responsiveness to Trademark Litigation” at the 2016 Works-inProgress Intellectual Property Colloquium at University of Washington School of Law.

Jessica Kiser presented “Brands as Copyright” at Inaugural Texas A&M Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable.

Jessica Kiser presented “Undercover Copyright: Brand Theory and the Evolution of Trademarks” at the Junior Scholars Virtual Colloquium, hosted by the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

Jessica Kiser presented “Undercover Copyright: Brand Theory and the Evolution of Trademarks” at the Inland Northwest Scholars Workshop hosted by the University of Idaho School of Law.

Short Pieces

Jessica Kiser published “Brands as Copyright” in the 61 edition of the Villanova Law Review.


Jessica Kiser was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of the Intellectual Property Section of the AALS.

Law Teaching & Legal Education Short Pieces

Ann Murphy published “Two Cases – Derek Vernon Medina (The Facebook Killer) and Lesiba Simon Matsoake (Are Tears ‘Communication’) Make for Interesting Class Discussions” in the Winter 2015 AALS Evidence Section Newsletter.


George Critchlow presented “Clinical Legal Education: Past, Present, and Future” at the Northwest Clinical Conference in Leavenworth, Wash.

George Critchlow and co-author wrote “A Dialogue on Jordanian Legal Education” in Experimental Legal Education in a Globalized World: The Middle East and Beyond, eds. Mutaz M. Qafisheh and Stephen A. Rosenbaum, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2016).

Gail Hammer, Inga Laurent and Genevieve Mann presented “How to Teach Reflection to Students and Practice it Ourselves” at the Northwest Clinical Law Conference in Leavenworth, Wash.

Hammer, he had an effective style of teaching

award, he said, “Each day that I teach at Gonzaga,

that our alums fondly remember.

I am excited to walk into the classroom. My students give me gifts in the classroom every day – their trust, their effort, their good humor, their willingness to engage, their ideas and more. To get an additional award from the students seems a bit extravagant. And humbling.” Known as the Velvet

“My students give me gifts in the classroom every day – their trust, their effort, their good humor, their willingness to engage, their ideas and more. To get an additional award from the students seems a bit extravagant. And humbling.” -Gerry Hess


by Gonzaga Law students. Upon receiving the


Gail Hammer presented “Why Ordinary People Frequently Can’t Obtain Legal Assistance and What Legal Educators Can Do About It” (panel participant, along with George Critchlow, Olympia Duhart, Brooks Holland and Genevieve Mann) for the Poverty Law: Academic Activism Conference, Seattle, November 2015.

Lisa Bradley presented “Renewing Our Spirit in 2016 and Beyond” at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference at the University of Arizona School of Law in March 2016.

Inga Laurent presented two talks at the AALS Clinical Law Conference: “Concurrent Sessions: Externships, Scholarship, Faculty Governance, Case Rounds” and “Preparing Lawyers for Community Engagement: Using Externships to Teach Students How To Collaborate, Communicate, and Be Catalysts for Change.”

Inga Laurent presented three talks at the Externships 8 Conference at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law: “New Clinicians Session I: Introduction and Orientation, ” “The Craft of Teaching and Me: A Mini-Workshop on Facing Down our Classroom Teaching Challenges” and “Steady Work: Exploring Values in an Externship Seminar.”

George Critchlow published “Beyond Elitism: Legal Education for the Public Good” in volume 46 of the University of Toledo Law Review.


Brooks Holland was appointed to the Board of Governors Executive Committee for the Society of American Law Teachers.

Patrick Charles was appointed by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to be a member of the AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award Jury in July 2015.


Cheryl Beckett presented “Brief Writing: Getting Your Message Across” at the Washington State Association for Justice CLE in Spokane.

Mark DeForrest presented “Incorporating Persuasive Approaches in Brief Writing” at the Washington State Association for Justice CLE in Spokane.



Legal Research & Writing

Professor Williams In November 2015, Professor Vickie

expertise in health care law. She is a member

J. Williams accepted a new position

and past president of the Washington State

with CHI Franciscan Health in

Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and an author

Tacoma. Professor Williams joined

and editor of the Washington Health Law

the Gonzaga Law faculty in 2003

Manual. She is also a member of the American

after receiving her B.S. from Tufts

Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar

University and a J.D. from New York University. During

Association and the American Society for Law,

her time at Gonzaga Law, Williams was known for her

Medicine and Ethics.



Lisa Bradley earned a two-year appointment to the AALS Status Task Force Committee for Legal Writing.

U.S. Supreme Court Media

Brooks Holland was interviewed by Mitch Ryals for his article “There’s No Defense” in the April 28, 2016, edition of The Inlander.

Fulbright Association Appointment

Inga Laurent was selected for a yearlong Fulbright to study the restorative justice system of Jamaica.

Ann Murphy and Mary Pat Treuthart served as project reviewers for the Polish-Fulbright Commission, evaluating projects of Polish professors who are applicants for a Fulbright Senior Award for 2016-17.

Environmental Law Books

Amy Kelley updated and edited the third edition of Waters and Water Rights Treatise published by LexisNexis Publishing.

Short Pieces

Amy Kelley edited volume 49 of the Water Law newsletter published by the Rocky Mountain Law Foundation.


Amy Kelley presented at a federal bar conference for Eastern Washington and Idaho on current issues in environmental and water law, Sept. 2015.



Gonzaga Law School appreciates the tremendous careers that each of these faculty members has had, as well as their legacies at the School of Law. Please consider making a gift in honor of a professor who made an impact on you.



Transactional Skills is divided into two parts. The first covers the

there has been growing

basics of contract drafting:

recognition that lawyers need training in the

the types of terms used in agreements and when to use each;

transactional aspect of the

the proper use of forms;

the importance of contractual boilerplate;

in the country not only to

drafting with precision;

offer, but to require such

deal design;

a course when in 2010 it

due diligence; and

began a Transactional Skills

the tactics and ethics of negotiation.

practice of law. Gonzaga Law was one of the first

and Professionalism Lab to first-year students. This course focuses on the skills needed by lawyers involved in transactional practice. Those skills include ascertaining the parties’ true desires through interviews

issues lawyers face in litigation; they ignore or overlook the issues that that can arise in the negotiation and drafting of agreements. This book addresses those ethical problems.”

and negotiation, creatively structuring deals, drafting with

The second part of the book includes simulations that require

precision, and imagining all the events that might later interfere

the students to apply all that they learned in the first part of

with the transaction.

the book. Each simulation consists of various steps or tasks,

Gonzaga Professor Stephen L. Sepinuck, who has taught the lab since its inception, now has a book on the subject: “Transactional Skills: How to Structure and Document a Deal.” The book provides the framework for courses in law schools and for associate training programs in large law firms. Professor Sepinuck co-authored the book with John Francis Hilson, a man he describes as the best lawyer he has ever known. Hilson recently retired from Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and now is an adjunct professor at UCLA. “John and I can challenge each other when it’s needed and that creates a balance that is not about ego but about the material itself. We end up with a better final product because of that,” says Sepinuck.


Sepinuck says, “Courses on legal ethics typically focus on the

all leading to the production of a lengthy agreement for a commercial transaction. West Academic also maintains a webpage for the book where resources for teachers and students are posted. Already, this work has been received with notable reviews. Dean and Professor Eric J. Gouvin from Western New England University School of Law wrote: “Those of us who teach transactional law have been waiting a long time for a book that melds conceptual material and skills instruction in the context of realistic hypothetical transactions. Sepinuck and Hilson’s ‘Transactional Skills: How to Structure and Document a Deal’ addresses that unmet need and succeeds on many levels.” He goes on to say that the book is “the product of two authors who obviously are both excellent teachers and outstanding

The idea for teaching transactional skills first arose at a meeting

transactional lawyers.”

Sepinuck attended three years ago of the Board of Regents of

Professor Kent A. Coit, the director of the transactional skills

the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL). As Sepinuck worked on the project, it transformed into a book, which the ABA Business Law Section agreed to publish. West Academic was later brought in as a co-publisher and the book is expected to be the first in a line of products developed and marketed by these two fixtures of the legal information market. This is Professor Sepinuck’s 14th book and his third with the Business Law Section, the largest section of the ABA.

program at Boston University School of Law, wrote, “What makes this new text unique, and its greatest strength, is its versatility for teaching transactional skills. There are precious few, if any, transactional skills texts that present such a range of possibilities for course offerings.” The book is now available for professors, students, lawyers and anyone who needs to learn transactional skills. Visit


“I wanted to focus on the experiences of regular people,” said Gillmer, “and one of the best ways to access their attitudes and viewpoints is through trial records. In the courtroom, people from all walks of life – local merchants, dirt farmers, women and people of color – came to offer testimony and render verdicts.”

In an inheritance case, community members came to terms with a white man’s 30-year relationship with a woman he owned.

An owner refused to pay an overseer who shot one of her slaves, pitting the dynamics of class against the dynamics of race.

A pioneer family of color who carved out a place for themselves in the sparsely populated woods of southeast Texas eventually lost their status and their land as new residents moved in and “civilized” the county.

An enslaved woman was set free in her owner’s will, but attorneys had to go to great lengths to secure her rights.

Multiple trials took place over a slave who looked white.

None of these cases made much news beyond their local communities, but their lack of attention should not belie their importance.


“I wanted to focus on the experiences of regular people,” said Jason Gillmer, the John J. Hemmingson Chair in Civil Liberties and Professor of Law, has recently completed

Gillmer, “and one of the best ways to access their attitudes and viewpoints is through trial records. In the courtroom, people from all walks of life – local merchants, dirt farmers, women and people of color – came to offer testimony and render verdicts.”

an original manuscript

This methodological approach was an ambitious undertaking.

involving slavery, freedom

To get the full backstory of these cases, Professor Gillmer had to

and the law. “Slavery

analyze trial manuscripts, read through old newspapers, find tax

and Freedom on Trial:

records and even walk the streets to collect any details that may

Perspectives from the Texas

have been missing.

Courtroom, 1821-1871” recreates the stories behind five trials to illuminate the everyday life of enslaved people, enslavers and other free people (both white and black) as they confronted legal institutions on the rough-and-tumble frontier of Texas. The book will be published by the University of South, coming in spring 2017.

cumulative picture of an open frontier’s messy relationship with the institution. In the local courtroom, Texans who were firmly committed to slavery and white supremacy sometimes found themselves advocating on behalf of an enslaved person. Gillmer examines these contradictions, diving into their complexities to shed valuable light on the flexibility of race as well as the resiliency of racism. His book is designed to reach academic audiences as well as general readers. Written as a narrative

Here is a glimpse at cases that complicate our understanding of

history, it transports readers to another era, opening up new

slavery and freedom and black and white in antebellum Texas.

ways to think about race and the law.


Georgia Press in its prestigious series on the Legal History of the

As the chapters unfold and build upon each other, they paint a


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Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83 John R. Clark † ‘80 and The Honorable Ellen K. Clark ‘82 Harriet Clarke † $1,000,000 and Above Marvel Collins Estate Louis and Kathryn Barbieri †, ‘40 Reanette Cook Estate Chester and Catherine J. Chastek †, ‘40 Michael and Rebecca Costello, ‘96 Fred and Barbara Curley † Vern Davidson † Don ‘60 and Va Lena (Scarpelli) ‘58 Curran Delay, Curran, Thompson & Pontarolo, PS John Hemmingson James and Frances Flanagan †, ‘40 Paul ‘59 and Lita (Barnett) ‘77 Luvera Jim and Margel Gallagher Smithmoore Myers † and Sandy Sandulo-Myers †, ‘39 Bart and Hilke Gallant The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ‘59 $500,000 - $999,999 Daniel P. Harbaugh, ‘74 Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty Harold and Mary Anne † Hartinger, ‘54 Norm † and Rita Roberts, ‘59 Stephen Haskell, ‘77 $250,000 - $499,999 Horrigan Foundation Inc. John † and Nancy Clute, ‘63 Greg and Susan Huckabee, ‘76 Joseph P. and Helen K. Delay, ‘52 Helen John Foundation John and Deborah Holleran, ‘79 Frank and Maureen † Johnson, ‘51 Lewis Orland Estate Bob and Ginny Kane, ‘77 Jim † and Beverly Rogers George and Nancy Lobisser, ‘78 Sunbelt Communications Co. John E. Manders Foundation $100,000 - $249,999 Richard McWilliams Estate, ‘58 Holly Louise Caudill †, ‘93 John and Guelda Messina, ‘69 Ben B. Cheney Foundation Yale Metzger and Susan Richmond, ‘95 Harry † and Dorothy Dano, ‘41 Irene Ringwood, ‘84 William Eddleman †, ‘39 Elizabeth D. Rudolf Jerry † and Helen Greenan, ‘57 John and Nancy Rudolf Mark and Mary Griffin, ‘86 Dick ‘79 and Karen Sayre ‘85 Jerome and Vicki Jager, ‘57 Chuck † and Rojean Siljeg, ‘60 George † and Shari Kain, ‘58 Philip † and Margretta Stanton, ‘56 William V. Kelley † Washington Trust Bank Financial Corp. Joseph † and Muriel Murphy †, ‘42 Washington State Bar Association The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ‘59 Katharine Witter Brindley and Ralph Brindley, ‘84 Renee R. Reuther, ‘90 Jim and Joyce † Workland, ‘64 Bill Roach † $25,000 - $49,999 Patrick and Diane Sullivan, ‘59 American College of Trial Lawyers Washington Trust Bank Gene and Carol Annis, ‘59 Carrie Welch Trust Estate Bank of America Foundation $50,000 - $99,999 David and Nancy Bayley, ‘76 Matt and Eleanor Andersen, ‘76 David and Ellen Bolin, Jr., ‘85 Charles Brink, ‘78 Kelly and Sharon Cline, ‘85 The Brink Foundation John † and Kaye Condon, ‘77 LIFETIME CONTRIBUTORS


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Daniel and Susan Corkery, ‘76 Patrick and Paula Costello Philip † and Mary Dolan †, ‘47 John J. and Allison Durkin, ‘80 Mr. Phillip E. Egger, ‘81 Bill Etter, ‘78 Richard C. and Susan Eymann, ‘76 Rick Flamm ‘79 and Vesna Somers, ‘81 Michael A. and Patricia L. Frost, ‘73 Joe † and Joan Gagliardi, ‘59 Jeffrey and Diana Hartnett, ‘76 Michael and Karen Harwood, ‘88 Dennis M. Hottell and Terese Colling, ‘76 Inland Northwest Community Foundation Steven Jager, ‘80 Jager Law Office PLLC Dan and Margaret † Keefe, ‘74 King County Bar Foundation Lee & Hayes, PLLC Ellen (Kremer) Lenhart, ‘87 Bill and Suzanne Lindberg, ‘73 The Honorable John J. Madden, ‘68 Dick Manning and Jen Gouge, ‘60 Helen McDonald † Alejandra Mireles, ‘04 Joe Nappi Jr. and Mary Nappi, ‘72 Wes † and Mary Lee (Toepel) Nuxoll Verne † and Mary Oliver † Dean Lewis H. † and Mrs. Jackie Orland † Patton Boggs Foundation Marie Pintler Mike and Betty (Onley) Pontarolo, ‘73 John R. Quinlan, ‘60 Gary and Sharon Randall Diehl † and Anne Rettig, ‘69 The Honorable and Mrs. J. Justin Ripley, ‘64 Kerm and Fran Rudolf †, ‘51 Rudolf Family Foundation James and Marilyn Sachtjen The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 John and Penny Schultz, ‘63 Roger † and Angelika Smith, ‘58 Skip Smyser, ‘77 Jim † and Margaret Solan, ‘49 Lee M. Solomon Estate David and Kay Syre, ‘72 Robert Thompson, Jr., ‘73 Union Pacific Foundation United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

United Way of King County J. Prentice Warner Estate Clifford and Karen Webster, ‘77 Dennis and Jackie Wheeler $10,000 - $24,999 Keller W. and Kathy Allen, ‘89 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Phillip Armstrong, ‘78 Association of Corporate Counsel WA State Chapter Basil Badley and Mary Margaret Haugen, ‘60 Jim and Linda Baker, ‘79 BarBri Bar Review The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Bastine, ‘64 Jim and Lynelle (Wahl) Beaulaurier, ‘77 Mark Beggs and Florfina Cacanindin, ‘80 Janice H. Bennett, ‘89 James Berlin † Allen Brecke, ‘77 Janice Brown, ‘84 Roger G. Brown, ‘80 The Honorable Franklin D. † and Mrs. Treava Burgess, ‘66 Paul Burglin and Ramona Sanderson-Burglin, ‘84 Bruce and Judy Butler, ‘80 William and Judy Carlin, ‘76 Carney Badley Spellman Thomas and Joan Chapman, ‘66 Paul Clausen Estate, ‘40 Mr. Charles A. Cleveland, ‘78 and The Honorable Joyce J. McCown, ‘80 John † and Mary S. Close †, ‘38 Thomas and Barbara Cochran, ‘75 Francis † and Audrey Conklin James P. and Marianne Connelly, ‘53 John and Mary Jo Costello The Honorable Kenneth L. Cowsert, ‘73 James and Carolyn Craven, ‘75 George and Diane Critchlow, ‘77 Fred O. Dennis Estate Ralph Dixon, ‘77 Gary J. and Claire Dmoch, ‘76 Gary J. Dmoch & Associates Norb † and Ruby Donahue, ‘41 Kevin and Jackie Driscoll Paul † and Carol Eng, ‘87 Robert Evans and Lisa Fitzpatrick, ‘78 Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, ‘84 Roger A. Felice, ‘73 Joe Fennessy Jr. †, ‘40 Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund

James † and Mikell Fish, ‘62 Dan and Karen Flynn, ‘83 Professor and Mrs. Michael F. Flynn, ‘77 Francois X. and Debra J. Forgette, ‘77 Merrit † and Yolanda Foubert †, ‘51 Gary Gayton, ‘62 Phelps R. and Mary Jean Gose, ‘62 William and Margaret † Grant, ‘54 Paul D. and Nancy Greeley, ‘82 Bill † and Norma Grismer, ‘53 Frederick Halverson, ‘61 Hands Off Cain - European Parliament Frank P. Hayes †, ‘43 Lloyd and Linda Herman, ‘66 Prof. Gerald Hess and Dr. Layne Stromwall E. J. Hunt, ‘80 IBM Corp. Mark R. Iverson and Michaele E. Dietzel, ‘88 Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix Inc. Mary Lou Johnson and Dr. Daniel Schaffer, ‘92 Richard R. and Janet K. Johnson, ‘75 Robert Keefe, ‘73 Marcus † and Dorothy Kelly, ‘57 Daniel L. Keppler and Meagan Flynn, ‘92 Mike and Terri Killeen, ‘77 James and Mary Anne (Metcalfe) King, ‘78 Paul M. and Kristina S. Larson, ‘75 Alex and Karen Laughlin, ‘85 Tom Lewis Tom J. Lucas, ‘76 Timothy J. Lynes ‘84 and Joan C. Morningstar ‘83 Earl F. Martin The Honorable Craig Matheson, ‘76 Prof. John Maurice Lenora McBirney † Mr. Leo A. McGavick †, ‘29 The Honorable † and Mrs. J. Ben McInturff, ‘52 Robert † and Christina McKanna †, ‘54 Donald † and Mary Moore †, ‘53 Daniel and Mary Beth Morrissey Ann Murphy The Honorable and Mrs. James M. Murphy, ‘73 Jerry Neal, ‘69 Northern Trust Bank Northwest Fund for the Environment Stephen and Karen Osborne, ‘73 Charles I. † and Helen Palmerton †, ‘52 PEMCO Mutual Insurance Co. Harry B. and Alethea A. Platis, ‘69

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ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS President’s 5000 Council $5,000 and Above Matt and Eleanor Andersen, ‘76 Janice Brown, ‘84 Kelly and Sharon Cline, ‘85 Michael and Rebecca Costello, ‘96 Don ‘60 and Va Lena (Scarpelli) ‘58 Curran Mike and Alison Delay, ‘88 Paul and Joan Delay, ‘86 Gary J. and Claire Dmoch, ‘76 Gary J. Dmoch & Associates Mark and Mary Griffin, ‘86 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ‘59 John and Deborah Holleran, ‘79 Jerome and Vicki Jager, ‘57 Steven Jager, ‘80 Jager Law Office PLLC Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix Inc. Bob and Ginny Kane, ‘77

Ralph Dixon, ‘77 Bill Etter, ‘78 Daniel P. Harbaugh, ‘74 Skip Smyser, ‘77 Joseph and Parker Sullivan, ‘85 Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster Washington State Bar Association President’s Council $1,000 - $2,499 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers David and Nancy Bayley, ‘76 Mark Beggs and Florfina Cacanindin, ‘80 Limor Ben-Maier, ‘04 Al and Laura Brogan, ‘96 Daniel and Susan Corkery, ‘76 The Honorable Kenneth L. Cowsert, ‘73 George and Diane Critchlow, ‘77 Michael and Teresa Crofts, ‘80 Garth Dano, ‘80 John J. and Allison Durkin, ‘80

The open-door policy was amazing here. It’s so easy and comfortable approaching teachers to ask questions. It really helped me a lot in my first year to have that kind of support available. SILVIA IRIMESCU, ’15 J.D.

David and Bernice Kazan Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix Inc. Paul ‘59 and Lita (Barnett) ‘77 Luvera Smithmoore Myers †, ‘39 Lewis Orland Estate The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ‘59 Renee R. Reuther, ‘90 Beverly Rogers Dick ‘79 and Karen ‘85 Sayre Paul and Gail Taylor, ‘84 David and Angelica Torres, ‘86 Katharine Witter Brindley and Ralph Brindley, ‘84 Law Deans’ Circle $2,500 – $4,999 Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83 The Honorable Ellen K. Clark, ‘82

Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, ‘84 Dan and Karen Flynn, ‘83 Paul D. and Nancy Greeley, ‘82 Christopher and Marcelle Grimes, ‘92 Geoffrey Grote, ‘78 Randy ‘78 and Bridget (McInerney) ‘79 Harris Harry Hartinger, ‘54 Jeffrey and Diana Hartnett, ‘76 Don and Carol † Herak Howard and Darlene Herman, ‘62 Lloyd and Linda Herman, ‘66 Daniel L. and Jill Hulsizer, ‘02 Bill Hyslop, ‘80 Thomas and Sandra Jarrard, ‘07 Nels and Mary P. Kimmel, ‘87 Robert and Carol Kornfeld, ‘79 The Honorable Frank L. Kurtz, ‘74


Estate of Louis Powell Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, LLP Donald and Christie Querna Tim Quirk and Sally Bulger Quirk, ‘73 Les † and Clara Randall † Prof. Speedy Rice and Judy Clarke John and Joy Richards, ‘87 The Honorable Jack J. † and Patricia Ripple †, ‘50 Ronald A. and JoAnn L. (Salina) Roberts, ‘64 The Honorable Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 Sayre & Sayre P.S. Nicholas Scarpelli, ‘74 Albert † and Betty Schauble, ‘58 Gerald and Rita Schears John A. † and Catherine Schultheis, ‘61 Irene Strachen Charitable Trust Stritmatter, Kessler, Whelan, Withey, Coluccio Joseph and Parker Sullivan, ‘85 Robert Sullivan, ‘86 Paul and Gail Taylor, ‘84 Gaetano J. and Melissa Testini, ‘00 The Honorable and Mrs. † Joseph A. Thibodeau, ‘66 James and Carmelita † Thomas Phebe Thompson David and Angelica Torres, ‘86 Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster James † and Marian Triesch, ‘41 Patrick and Kristina Trudell, ‘80 Joseph and Janna Uberuaga, ‘77 United Way of Spokane County The Unova Foundation The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Prof. James M. Vache Donald Verfurth, ‘85 Verizon Foundation Marc and Nancy Wallace, ‘75 James and Kathleen Walsh, ‘81 Dr. Thomas and Bonnie Walsh, ‘90 Washington Judges Foundation Stan and Gina Welsh Western Atlas Foundation The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80 The Honorable † and Mrs. John F. Wilson, ‘56 Mark E. Wilson Winston & Cashatt James and Jackie Wolff, ‘74 Women’s Law Caucus


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Mark and Yoshimi Lorbiecki Tom J. Lucas, ‘76 Chief Justice Barbara A. Madsen and Mr. Donald Madsen, ‘77 Dick Manning and Jen Gouge, ‘60 George N. and Colleen McCabe, ‘57 Johnston Mitchell ‘92 and Christine Coers-Mitchell, ‘92 Kent and Gloria Mumma, ‘89 The Honorable and Mrs. James M. Murphy, ‘73 Jack Nevin, ‘78 Donald and Christine O’Neill, ‘78 Stephen and Karen Osborne, ‘73 John R. Quinlan, ‘60 Timothy and Julie Reid, ‘83 Sheila C. Ridgway, ‘84 Ridgway Law Group, P.S. The Honorable Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 Kenneth A. Scaz, ‘98 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 John and Penny Schultz, ‘63 Dennis P. and Marie T. Sheehan, ‘76 Rojean Siljeg, ‘60 The Somers Flamm Family Charitable Fund Stokes Lawrence, P.S. George E. Telquist, ‘97 Alvin † and Diana Tesdal Gaetano J. and Melissa Testini, ‘00 Tom and Camilla Tilford Patrick and Kristina Trudell, ‘80 Elvin Vandeberg, ‘54 Geana M. Van Dessel, ‘04 Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Donald Verfurth, ‘85 Shannon M. Votava, ‘85 Washington Judges Foundation Clifford and Karen Webster, ‘77 Michael and Anita Zdancewicz, ‘88

Charles V. and Marci (Felix) Harrington, ‘84 Bill Hennessey, ‘51 Thomas and Jan (Coleman) Hubeny, ‘81 Lori W. Hurl, ‘08 The Honorable and Mrs. James P. Hutton, ‘76 Itron Inc. Robert Keefe, ‘73 James and Mary Anne (Metcalfe) King, ‘78 Nathan and Kathryn Klotz, ‘13 Neil Korbas and Patricia Thompson, ‘80 Neil and Lysbeth Leitner The Honorable John J. Madden, ‘68 The Honorable Craig Matheson, ‘76 Richard Mayberry, ‘76 Ryan R. and Sarah McNeice, ‘05 Christopher Mecca, ‘76 John Monahan, ‘74 Timothy J. and Carol A. (Grell) Morris, ‘86 Daniel and Mary Beth Morrissey Ann Murphy Mike Myers and Carole Rolando, ‘83 Jerry Neal, ‘69 Northwest Trustee and Management Services Mike and Jeanette Ormsby, ‘81

Barrister’s Club $500 - $999 Gene and Carol Annis, ‘59 Michael L. and Robin Becky, ‘82 Mr. David Berry and Dr. Kim Hamlett, ‘91 Mrs. Treava Burgess John and Barbara Cooper Patrick and Paula Costello Timothy and Lorraine Dougherty, ‘81 James Fausone, ‘81 Fosland Law Firm PLLC

Vicki Lee Anne Parker, ‘75 Tommy ‘90 and Kirsten ‘89 Prud’homme The Honorable and Mrs. Justin Quackenbush, ‘57 Tim Quirk and Sally Bulger Quirk, ‘73 Clay Randall Kurt M. Rowland, ‘03 The Honorable and Mrs. Barry E. Ryan, ‘78 The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Gregory and Elizabeth Smith, ‘86 Scott Storey, ‘83 Stephen and Carole Trefts, ‘75

Carl and Susan Voss, ‘81 Gregory Wilson and Linda E. Pfatteicher, ‘95 Arnold Young, ‘69 Solicitor’s Club $250 - $499 Hunter and Sara Abell, ‘05 John Antosz, ‘84 Wm. Fred Aronow, ‘81 Hollis H. and Patricia J. (Anderson) Barnett, ‘69 Tom and Sandra Bassett, ‘76 The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Bastine, ‘64 Jefferson W. Boswell, ‘09 Bright Funds Foundation Tim and Carmen Bruya Buffalo Wild Wings The Honorable Norman D. Callan, ‘76 Mitchel Cohen, ‘76 Jim and Harvelyn (Cornwell) Cooney, ‘80 Jeff Donahue and Theresa Rambosek, ‘87 The Honorable Robert J. Doran, ‘57 Robert Downey, ‘86 Leo and Mary Driscoll, ‘51

Gonzaga is a family environment. That’s what it feels like; a community that you can really grow with. JOCELYN SULLIVAN, ACC 3L

Thomas G. and Christine A. Dunlop, ‘77 Brian and Julie Ernst, ‘84 Christopher and Christina Estes-Werther, ‘06 Jim Giudici, ‘79 The Honorable H. John and Margaret A. (Jansen) Hall, ‘67 Scott Allen Harmer, ‘94 The Honorable James J. Helbling, ‘73 Clifford L. Hill, ‘04 Wm. Scott and Anja Hislop, ‘98 Wayne and Sara Jenner, ‘78

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Fred and Amy Karau, ‘86 Robert Kayser, ‘79 Mr. Charles J. Kinnunen, ‘82 Bruce Kubler and Janine A. Sarti, ‘83 Brooke C. Kuhl, ‘04 Mark J. Lorenz ‘85 and The Honorable Maryann Moreno ‘83 Michael and Mary Lynch, ‘85 James and Gretchen McDevitt, ‘75 Robert Merriman, ‘80 William L. Meyer, ‘81 William E. and Janet C. Morgan, ‘70 Dan and Genevieve (Mann) Morris, ‘03 James and Teri Newman, ‘95 Joseph O. Ortiz, ‘08 CDR Eric M. Pedersen, ‘01 H. Eugene Quinn, ‘62 Raymond James Charitable Trust The Honorable Thomas and Mrs. Heather Rice, ‘86 Irene Ringwood, ‘84 Cindy Runger, ‘94 Gerald R. Stahl, ‘81 The Honorable John F. and Cathy Strohmaier, ‘81 Amanda Swan The Honorable Gregory Sypolt, ‘76 William Tarnasky Jr., ‘88 Tom and Colleen Tracy, ‘81 United Way of Rhode Island The Honorable Jerry and Carol Votendahl, ‘67 Marc and Nancy Wallace, ‘75 Todd and Christine (Hohman) Weaver, ‘91 Peter Wilke, ‘77 J. Rene Williams, ‘82 Mary Sue Wilson, ‘89 Wolff Hislop & Crockett PLLC Randall W. and Joyce A. (Fuchs) Yates, ‘77

General Electric Foundation JoAnn Gibbs, ‘94 Jason Gillmer Mark Goris and Gretchen Herbison, ‘96 Ed and Sue Glaser Joe Gonzalez Esq., ‘80 Stephen T. Graham, ‘95 William and Margaret † Grant, ‘54 Carissa A. Greenberg, ‘09 Donald and Jean Grell Mark S. and Nancy A. (Wagner) Gryziec John and Laura Haberland, ‘06 Wayne and Mary Hardesty, ‘77 Joseph and Sharon Harkrader, ‘81 Tom and Sue (Rogers) Harwood, ‘87 Tilman Hasche and Eugenia Vasquez, ‘84 William and Molly Hastings, ‘77 Jaime Hawk, ‘04 Dennis P. and Jane M. (McFaul) Hession Thomas and Stephanie Hillier II, ‘73 Brooks R. Holland Frank and Nancy Hoover, ‘79 Gerald A. Horne, ‘75 Marla (Carey) Hoskins, ‘97 Bo and Rachel Howell, ‘08 Melvin Howry, ‘79 Anthony Huck Bruce and Christine Hunton, ‘81 Ryan I. Inouye, ‘06 Mark R. Iverson and Michaele E. Dietzel, ‘88 Bryan and Amy Jacobson David James, ‘76 Sam Jankovich Reid and Tara Jennings, ‘12 Mary Lou Johnson and Dr. Daniel Schaffer, ‘92 Robert and Mildred L. (Childers) Johnson, ‘89 The Honorable Valerie D. Jolicoeur, ‘82 James and Traci Lyn † Kalamon, ‘77 Tom Kelly, ‘66 Milburn † and Bethine Kenworthy Mike and Terri Killeen, ‘77 David D. and Shirley G. Kilpatrick, ‘75 Brian and Nancy King, ‘86 Robert and Janelle Kingsley, ‘78 Jane Korn Steven and Diana Kottkey James and Kathleen Kroll Walt Krueger, ‘75 Stephen and Kris Lamberson, ‘82

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Law Society $100 - $249 Bethany Allen, ‘08 Patrick and Colleen Andreotti, ‘76 Hilario and Karen Arguinchona Steve Aten and Tracie Lindeman, ‘93 Douglas Attwood and The Honorable Cynthia Imbrogno, ‘79 Perri Ann Babalis, ‘90 Tom and Jane Baffney, ‘74 Bank of America Foundation Jon Becker, ‘79

Phillip and Louise Becker, ‘61 Benevity T. Bennett and Sarah Burkemper Jr., ‘91 Eric and Helen Benson, ‘84 Jan Bissett, ‘92 Douglas Boe, ‘82 Michael and Marianne Bond, ‘78 William Booth and Kristin McRoberts, ‘07 Peter Boskofsky, ‘12 David and Sherry Boyar, ‘79 Roseann Brewer Edward Bryant Jr., ‘82 Todd and Brooke Buchanan, ‘01 Roy and Margaret Buck Francis and Carol Burke, ‘75 Martin Burke Carl and Maureen Butkus, ‘77 Patrick J. Casey II, ‘93 Patricia M. Cavanaugh, ‘77 Patrick and Dee A. (Leoni) Cerutti, ‘71 Colin L. Charbonneau, ‘05 Joan Christnacht, ‘57 Christopher Church, ‘09 Gary and Cleo Clizer CNA Stacy Y. Cole, ‘88 William J. and Mary J. Connor, ‘77 Lewis and Rebecca Cooney, ‘02 Rebecca M. Coufal, ‘87 Mary F. (Collins) Cronin, ‘85 Jason and Julia Cutts, ‘94 Edward E. and Cathy (Huntington) Danz, ‘75 Thomas De Boer, ‘97 Joseph and Kathryn Deckhut, ‘76 Pamela J. DeRusha, ‘80 Chris J. and Peggy M. (Regan) Dietzen, ‘73 Timothy and Katherine Donaldson, ‘87 Francis and Mary Donnelly, ‘83 Frank Dorsey, ‘52 Abraham and Judy Dorsman, ‘79 William and Geri Douglas, ‘73 Jack and Julie Driscoll, ‘84 Alice E. Dupler, ‘05 Colleen Durkin and Michael Peterson, ‘12 Wray and Barbara Featherstone, Jr. Robert and Janis Felmeister, ‘78 Timothy Fennessy, ‘83 J. Brent Fery, ‘84 Charles C. and Victoria Flower, ‘66 David ‘04 and Anni ‘03 Foster


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Thomas Lampson, ‘83 The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas Larkin, ‘73 Law Office of Frank R. Hoover, P.S. The Honorable and Mrs. Vincent LeBlon, ‘80 Justin B. Lee, ‘01 Kimberly A. Loranz, ‘87 Carolyn Gale Louthian, ‘82 Houston Putnam Lowry, ‘80 Terry and Frances Martin, ‘73 Aryn M. (Clark Hendryx) Masters, ‘09 Paul Mathews, ‘76 Doss and Mary McComas, ‘80 Dr. Mary McFarland Robert and Susan McGinty Archie and Lorraine McGregor Maureen McGuire, ‘81 James and Lynn McHugh Robert McKanna †, ‘54 Thomas McKinnon, ‘67 Lawrence B. McNerthney, ‘65 Krista D. Meier, ‘02 Lawrence S. Merrifield Jr., ‘94 Mike Merritt and Jeri Self-Merritt, ‘98 The Honorable and Mrs. Rick Michot, ‘82 James and Diane Miller III, ‘78 The Honorable Terri-Ann Miller, ‘79 Jed Morris, ‘83 Susan L. Munk, ‘00 Terry and Janice Nealey, ‘74 Jack and Janice Nelson, ‘74 New Century Farm, LLC Catherine Norell Gary and Connie Norton, ‘77 Mark Nuxoll Philip Nuxoll Kathleen O’Brien, ‘87 Kitteridge Oldham and Colleen O’Connor, ‘90 Morgan R. (Blackbourn) Olson, ‘09 Jeffrey Oswald, ‘92 Brian M. C. Pang, ‘75 Carolyn Parker, ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. David F. Paul, ‘80 Joseph M. and M. Beth Pellicciotti, ‘76 Michael J. Pellicciotti, ‘04 Stephen and Sheryl Phillabaum, ‘89 Harve H. and Alta C. Phipps, ‘53 Pie Division LLC Charles Plovanich, ‘78 Gregory J. and Laura M. Potter, ‘84

Kevin C. Potter, ‘81 Laurie A. Powers Tim and Wanda Quinn, ‘93 Edward Ratcliffe, ‘86 John and Diane Redenbaugh, ‘78 Laura K. Reed, ‘06 Tom and Bonnie Reynolds, ‘77 Richard J. Richard, ‘56 John and Shirley Riley, ‘79 Patrick and Leeann Roach, ‘73 Randy Roach, ‘78 R. Dennis and Eileen Roe Lowell and Kathleen Ruen, ‘80 Beau ‘03 and Diana (Powell) ‘09 Ruff Barbra L. (Anderson) Ryan, ‘96 Scott and Mary Sage, ‘78 Michael and Joyce Sclafani, ‘85 Jason J. Scronic, ‘07 James Sedivy, ‘81 Robert Shimane, ‘84 Mike and Francesca Shoemaker, ‘76 John G. and Marlene Shudy, ‘82 Ewa Z. Slobodow-Najjar, ‘83 Shane Devey Smith, ‘95 Rodney Standage, ‘93 Margot J. Stanfield Richard Staub, ‘77 Dale A. Steinbach, ‘11 Jack and Sara Stone, ‘90 Strong & Hanni, PC The Honorable and Mrs. Richard A. Strophy, ‘70 Kate R. Szurek, ‘96 The Honorable Joseph A. Thibodeau, ‘66 Shannon Thomas, ‘04 The Honorable and Mrs. Phil Thompson, ‘62 James and Debbie Topliff, ‘81 John and Jennifer Trucco Jr., ‘83 Katharine Tylee, ‘08 Lorraine Uhlman Larry and Marcia Vance, ‘76 The Honorable Philip and Barbara Van de Veer, ‘88 Adrian and Nancy Voermans, ‘69 Sue-Lynn (Price) Voigt, ‘93 Edward J. Walker, ‘94 Lindsey J. Wehmeyer, ‘10 Lucinda and Robert Whaley, ‘77 Maureen Whelan, ‘77 Arthur and Cynthia White, ‘80 White Law Firm & Land Surveying

Ian P. Whitney, ‘08 Jim and Mary Lou Wickwire, ‘67 The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80 Ray Wimberley, ‘86 James and Darlene Woodard, ‘80 John and Ruthie Wunderling, ‘99 Robert F. Young and Nancy L. Mueller, ‘78 Randy and Sandra Zellmer, ‘80 Adolf V. Zeman, ‘04 Clayne and Teryl Zollinger, ‘90 Investors $1 - $99 Falesha Ankton David and Alice Appel Peter and Lyle Baumgarten, ‘80 Cheryl A. Beckett, ‘81 Paula Lawton Bevington Jill Borchard Mary Ann Brady, ‘81 Eugene Brannan J.P. and Lynne Bruya William Burns, ‘84 John Carlson, ‘78 Adam J. Chambers, ‘13 Dan and Susan Christensen Louis Cianni, ‘79 Cianni Law Office Judith Corbin, ‘77 Anna E. Courtney, ‘13 Robert and Bianca Curzan, ‘81 Greg Devlin, ‘76 William D. Devoe, ‘87 Michael Dodds, ‘80 Elizabeth A. Dunfee, ‘11 Georgia Dunham John and Karen Edmundson Kirsten M. Elliott Sinclair, ‘07 John Evans Texie Evans, ‘10 Gary and Jeanette Farrell, ‘80 Jon L. Fletcher, ‘92 Melinda Foster, ‘96 Jennifer D. Gaffaney, ‘02 Gilbert and Marjorie Geiger Jeffrey and Leslie Geldien Kevin and Jennifer Gill Randy and Barbara Goehner Michael and Maria Goldman, ‘94

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The theme and focus at GU Law was and continues to be service to others, and treating all people with courtesy and dignity. I carried that into my personal practice and it is the absolute standard that I set in my law firm. CRISTINE BECKWITH, ’04 J.D.

George Mastrodonato, ‘76 Kevin McDonough, ‘86 Timothy J. McGuire, ‘98 Thomas Metzger, ‘79 Laura Miller John Monter, ‘76 John Moritz, ‘81 Eugene and Frances Munson Aimee (Racine) Murray, ‘10 Dalean R. Neiner Penelope Smith Nerup, ‘91 Nordstrom Inc. Sally Nuxoll Brian C. O’Brien, ‘82 Robert O’Connell, ‘78 Ms. Candace J. Park, ‘96 Cody Patterson Mike Perrizo, ‘78 Dr. and Mrs. David H. Peterson, ‘52 Kerry and Virginia Pickett, ‘76 Gary Remington Jeffrey Reynolds, ‘77 Michael P. Rhodes, ‘09 Dan and Jacquie Roach, ‘84 Bob and Kathleen Scanlon, ‘76 Ashley C. Schneider, ‘13 Charles Schumacher, ‘80 Col. Ralph D. Scott, ‘83 Jeff Schroeder and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, ‘95 Jonathan B. Shaklee, ‘07

Ron and Vicki Shepherd, ‘76 Katie Sinclair, ‘12 Andrew Smith, ‘10 Berkeley and Carole Smith, ‘75 Shepard Smith, ‘76 Steve Smith, ‘86 Mary Spear Spokane Chiefs Hockey Matthew and Jean St. John, ‘04 Jack and Michele E. Storms, ‘87 Leon Swerin, ‘77 William Tempel John Tessner, ‘84 Christopher Varallo, ‘99 Paul Vogel Jr., ‘79 The Warehouse Michael D. Waters, ‘13 Tom and Kathy (Patterson) Webber, ‘85 Robert and Stacy Webster, ‘85 Donald Westerman, ‘70 Meagan E. (Hastings) Westphal, ‘08 Rick Wilson, ‘80 Mark E. Wilson Shirley Wimberley Martin E. Wyckoff and Adrienne E. Smith, ‘88 Lawrence and Bev (Doupe) Yokoyama, ‘97

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John and Marjorie Gray, ‘76 James and Donna Guyor, ‘77 Sarah J. Guzman Collin Harper and Emily Yates, ‘11 Reid Hay and Heather Carlson, ‘03 Robin L. Haynes, ‘06 Timothy and Theresa Hays, ‘97 Phil and Barbara Henderson Peter and Kristi Herman, ‘84 Alfred Heydrich and Linda A. Duda-Heydrich, ‘80 Michael Hirst, ‘91 Pamela (Simmons) Howland, ‘00 Joel and Chris Huppin, ‘87 Kenneth and Wendy Jacobsen, ‘74 Jaelynn R. Jenkins, ‘12 Michael and Helen Jones, ‘77 Edward and Linda Joy, ‘73 Octavian B. Jumanca, ‘13 Lisa M. Keeler, ‘07 Donald and Vickie Kennedy, ‘91 Russell and Sara Knight, ‘08 Barbara (King) Lachmar, ‘83 Christal S. Lam, ‘13 Vincent and Kathleen Laubach, ‘70 Inga Laurent Richard and Patricia Leland, ‘90 Lexis-Nexis Karen Livingston William P. and Carol J. Lyshak, ‘79 Sandra Ann Maginn, ‘86

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James E. Rogers Law Student Scholarship Donors Jefferson W. Boswell, ‘09 Thomas More Scholarship Donors Eric and Helen Benson, ‘84 Mr. David Berry and Dr. Kim Hamlett, ‘91 William Booth and Kristin McRoberts, ‘07 Al and Laura Brogan, ‘96 Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83 Christopher Church, ‘09 Texie Evans, ‘10 Dan and Karen Flynn, ‘83 Melinda Foster, ‘96 General Electric Foundation Carissa A. Greenberg, ‘09 Donald and Jean Grell Mark and Mary Griffin, ‘86 Collin Harper and Emily Yates, ‘11 Randy and Bridget (McInerney) Harris, ‘78 Tom and Sue (Rogers) Harwood, ‘87 Tilman Hasche and Eugenia Vasquez, ‘84 Bo and Rachel Howell, ‘08 Mark R. Iverson and Michaele E. Dietzel, ‘88 Thomas and Sandra Jarrard, ‘07 Mary Lou Johnson and Dr. Daniel Schaffer, ‘92

Brooke C. Kuhl, ‘04 Vincent and Kathleen Laubach, ‘70 Timothy J. and Carol A. (Grell) Morris, ‘86 Jack and Janice Nelson, ‘74 Penelope Smith Nerup, ‘91 James and Teri Newman, ‘95 Kathleen O’Brien, ‘87 Michael J. Pellicciotti, ‘04 Tommy and Kirsten Prud’homme, ‘90 Edward Ratcliffe, ‘86 Raymond James Charitable Trust The Honorable Thomas and Mrs. Heather Rice, ‘86 Kurt M. Rowland, ‘03 Gregory and Elizabeth Smith, ‘86 Rodney Standage, ‘93 Matthew and Jean St. John, ‘04 Jack and Michele E. Storms, ‘87 Kate R. Szurek, ‘96 Paul and Gail Taylor, ‘84 Shannon Thomas, ‘04 The Honorable Philip and Barbara Van de Veer, ‘88 Donald Verfurth, ‘85 Robert and Stacy Webster, ‘85 Meagan E. (Hastings) Westphal, ‘08 Mary Sue Wilson, ‘89 Randall W. and Joyce A. (Fuchs) Yates, ‘77

University Legal Assistance Donors Douglas Attwood and The Honorable Cynthia Imbrogno, ‘79 Jan Bissett, ‘92 Patrick J. Casey II, ‘93 Louis Cianni, ‘79 Cianni Law Office Ralph Dixon, ‘77 Paul D. and Nancy Greeley, ‘82 Peter and Kristi Herman, ‘84 Bruce and Christine Hunton, ‘81 Kenneth and Wendy Jacobsen, ‘74 Michael and Helen Jones, ‘77 Barbara (King) Lachmar, ‘83 Richard and Patricia Leland, ‘90 Sandra Ann Maginn, ‘86 Krista D. Meier, ‘02 The Honorable and Mrs. Rick Michot, ‘82 Gary Remington The Honorable and Mrs. Barry E. Ryan, ‘78 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 Col. Ralph D. Scott, ‘83 Katie Sinclair, ‘12 Mary Spear Leon Swerin, ‘77 Edward J. Walker, ‘94


I had such a great experience at Gonzaga. I had strong mentors – the deans, faculty, alumni and other students – and I felt confident that my legal education prepared me for my career because of the focus on practical skills. Gonzaga’s influence is part of my work life each day as I use my skills and help other law students and staff pursue their career goals. CHRISTINA ESTES-WERTHER, ’06 J.D.

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In Memoriam Fr. Frank Costello, S.J. Father Frank Costello, S.J., is one of few who knew every Gonzaga University president since 1935. Heck, he even knew Gonzaga’s first president, Father James Rebmann, S.J. (1886-1890, 1896-1899), who was pastor at the Costello family’s church. Seventy-seven years a Jesuit, Fr. Costello died May 23. He was 94. He left the world a better place. “Students remember great teachers as guides who make directional changes in their lives. Father Frank was one such figure for hundreds of political science students who studied at Gonzaga University in the 1970s and ’80s,” says Greg Huckabee (’72, ’76 J.D.), who teaches entrepreneurship, management, marketing and law in the School of Business at the University of South Dakota, and military law as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga Law.

“Frank always wanted to know every student by name, forming a social bond that lasted a lifetime for many of us.” When Costello came to campus during World War II, only College and DeSmet halls stood watch over the acreage on the north shore of the Spokane River. When he left campus to spend his final year in Los Gatos, California, at the Jesuit care center, Gonzaga boasted 107 buildings, with several new ones on the horizon. “The overarching impression one has of Father Costello is one of a harmoniously developed priestly gentleman,” wrote Father Pat Ford, S.J., former Gonzaga academic vice president, in the spring 2000 Gonzaga Quarterly.

But as dramatic as Fr. Costello’s priestly impact was on people, so was his impact as a teacher. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Gonzaga, and earning a master’s at Fordham and a Ph.D. at Georgetown, he taught briefly at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma and at GU, before joining the Seattle University faculty

in 1959. After stints as academic and executive vice president at Seattle, he joined the Gonzaga faculty in 1969, and in 1970 became full professor and chair of the political science department. He taught political science for 20 years here, and served another 10 as University vice president until his retirement in 2000, focusing primarily on the law school. Costello spent much of his time counseling students considering law school. He played an important role in law school fundraising, particularly related to the construction of the new law school building in 2000. Over the years, Fr. Costello was involved in several peace advocacy organizations, including The Catholic Association of International Peace and the World Without War Council. He remained active in the life of the University until his move to Los Gatos in 2015. He was as genuine as the earth we walk on. He was always interested in one’s story, whether it came from a 6-year-old grandson of one of his former students, or a terminally ill patient preparing for death. As one Jesuit colleague was heard saying, “He is the tenderest Jesuit I know.”


“It is clear that his priesthood informs every part of his being. He is particularly adroit in helping others discern the movement of the Holy Spirit within their daily lives.”

Fr. Frank Costello, S.J., longtime partner with the law school.

In Memoriam Fr. Robert Araujo, S.J. In his final days, Fr. Robert Araujo met Pope Francis. “Both were so alike: dedicated to the church, prayerful and very, very, very hardworking,” said friend Fr. James Martin, S.J. Fr. Araujo died Oct. 21. But not before he made a profound impact on Gonzaga Law students as a teacher and adviser, from 1994 to 2005. Students described him as a caring and most thoughtful teacher, and every polished word he spoke seemed to have been edited. He took pleasure in lively conversation, wordplay and, especially, wit. Fr. Araujo was committed to Catholic teaching and what it offered the law and our societies for the betterment of everyone so that the common good might be fulfilled and natural justice achieved. He was a man of deep purpose and a model for the ethical passion and commitment to justice, Fr. Martin said.


Fr. Robert Araujo, S.J., taught at Gonzaga Law 1994-2005.

Frank Conklin (’48)

The Hon. Robert Waitt (’57 J.D.)

A man of many talents, Frank Conklin never stopped seeking knowledge. The two-time dean of Gonzaga’s School of Law (1964-66 and 1973-76) received advanced college degrees from Gonzaga, Sorbonne (Paris), Georgetown, and a pair from Yale. He was the first Jesuit admitted to the Washington State Bar, and was responsible for Gonzaga Law School’s initial accreditation by the American Bar Association.

The Hon. Robert Waitt of Sammamish, Wash., died April 3. While in law school, he and his wife, Diane, had two children, Mark and Julie. Waitt remained active in his support of Gonzaga Law where he served on the Board of Regents. Following graduation from law school, Bob and Diane moved to Issaquah where Bob served his community for more than 20 years as the judge of the Issaquah District Court. Waitt practiced law in Seattle, specializing in defense of insurance companies and their insureds with his firm Waitt, Johnson and Martens.

While his academic achievements were both numerous and impressive, Conklin had other passions as well. He was a civil rights activist, marching on Selma, Alabama, and successfully arguing in the courts for legal representation for all. He volunteered to argue appeals in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, and earned his private pilot’s license so he could serve the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and continue to teach at Gonzaga, never missing a class. At one point in his GU career he even served the University as director of grounds, was responsible for building “The Wall,” and enjoyed running the backhoe digging ditches for Gonzaga’s buried power lines. After serving 30 years as a Jesuit priest, Conklin demitted from the Society of Jesus, but never lost his allegiance to Jesuit education . . . or outlandish neckties. He died March 12 at age 90.

Anyone who knew Bob Waitt knew of his loves for golf, boating and travel. For the past 30 years Bob and Diane spent the colder months of the year at their home in LaQuinta, Calif., including many wonderful days with their family and friends. Waitt attended Washington State College, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before earning his law degree from Gonzaga in 1957. His presence, quick wit and sense of humor will be missed.

In Memoriam

The Gonzaga School of Law extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni and friends †. Kathleen M. Agnelli


Bob Dellwo

Howard Anderson


Philip Waite Dutcher 1978

George Arger


Robert S. Alpaugh Roger Anderson



John Arnston


Duane Carlson


Dick Chastek


John Brennan Dennis Cava



Ann T. Cockrill


Robert Comfort


Leonard Cockrill Francis J. Conklin James Crum

1954 †



James Dewolf


Hugh Evans


James Fish


Sue S. Flammia


Richard Hayes


Herbert Hood


William Iunker


Dr. Edward N. Hamacher 1962 F. Curtis Hilton Gregory Ingraham



Guy Johnston


Thomas F. Kingen


George Kanyer


Thomas P. Lacy


Charles Gordon Pschirrer †

Edward Leary


Alphonsus Robinson

Jerry Layman Kenneth Lee

Joseph Littlemore

1956 1971


Roy Mayer


Robert J. McKanna


Wesley A. Nuxoll


Jim McGoffin

Patrick Middleton

1953 1981

Anthony R. Owens


Joseph Panattoni


Kelly Padgham


Emma J. Paulsen-Thew 2004 Robert Powers

William Roberts


James Roe


Matthew Sacharoff Fred Schuchart




Thomas Sidney Smith 1976 Jim Tampourlos


Robert K. Waitt


Al Tesdal, Jr.

Robert Waldo


Stephen Weiss


Stanley Young


John Westland




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