SCHOOL OF LAW
CELEBRATING OUR CENTENNIAL JURASSIC PARK & THE FIRST AMENDMENT MOST MEMORABLE PROFESSORS
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Table winter • spring 2013 Dean Jane Korn Managing Editor Brooke Ellis
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features GONZAGA LAW SCHOOL AT 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 “JURASSIC PARK” MEETS THE FIRST AMENDMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 EXTENDING A CENTURY-LONG TRADITION OF A STRONG FACULTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 MOST MEMORABLE PROFESSORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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GLOBAL LEARNING CHINA AND FLORENCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 CLIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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CLASS ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ALUMNI EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 SUPER LAWYERS/RISING STARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 HONOR ROLL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 IN MEMORIAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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ur Centennial year has been wonderful so far and much is yet to come. World renowned author Scott Turow was the kickoff speaker for this year. A few weeks later, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came to hear oral arguments at Gonzaga. Chief Judge Kozinski, Judge Christen and Judge Watford were kind enough to also attend several classes and engage with our students, in addition to hearing three cases. There was certainly a buzz in the air when they were here and we had a standing-room-only crowd in the Barbieri Courtroom. We welcomed 132 new 1L students fall semester. Like most law schools around the country, our law school class was smaller than usual but the class is wonderful. They are smart, engaged and enthusiastic. The class is 44 percent female and members hail from 23 different states and 67 different undergraduate schools including Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, Santa Clara University, the United States Air Force Academy, the University of Delaware, the University of Alaska – Anchorage, the University of Colorado – Boulder, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington. They are also a remarkably interesting and diverse group. One of the unusual aspects of law school, unlike other graduate schools, is that the undergraduate major is virtually irrelevant and many are represented in this 1L class. Majors included finance, history, psychology, business, German, journalism, political science, English, philosophy, international studies and economics. Several have advanced degrees. The entering class brings with it amazing and varied experience. Among the 1L class is someone who taught English in Korea and another who taught English in Austria. One created his own software company and someone else worked on a tugboat in Puget Sound. One of these amazing students started law school 25 years ago but left to work in Haiti. One served in the U.S. Navy, one is a certified dive master and one participated in Teach for America. Still another member of this diverse group was scouted by the New York Mets, one speaks Russian, one interned with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and another worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Our year was tinged with sadness, too. This past year has been a time of loss for the law school – we lost some real giants in our history – John Clute, Bill Clarke, Vern Davidson and Lew Orland. Many of our successes are built on their legacies and we owe them much.
Dean Jane Korn
We have also had to say goodbye to some beloved staff but we have welcomed others along with two new faculty. Holly Brajcich left us and Laurie Powers became our new Director of the Center for Professional Development (formerly known as Career Services). Catherine Brown moved from the WSBA in Seattle to become the Assistant Director of the Center for Law and Public Service, to run our Moderate Means program. Jessica Kiser joined us from Loyola New Orleans to teach Intellectual Property and Kevin Michels left the College of New Jersey to become the J. Donald and VaLena Scarpelli Curran Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism. Associate Dean Vickie Williams will be stepping down from her administrative position to rejoin the faculty and to concentrate her efforts more on her interest in health law. Professor Sandra Simpson will become our new Associate Director of Academic Affairs this summer. Nancy Fike left us at the end of October to assume an exciting career opportunity. Susan Harmon and Al Tesdal both retired on Dec.12 and were celebrated at our holiday luncheon. And last, but not least, Professor John Maurice is retiring from full-time teaching this spring. We have much to celebrate about our recent grads. Although the overall statewide bar pass rate for the July 2012 exam was only 65.5 percent, our pass rate for first time takers was 78.6 percent. And while we all know that it is a difficult employment market for our new grads, I am also pleased to say that Gonzaga had the highest employment rate of any law school in the state this past year for full-time jobs that require a JD. Please join us in celebrating our Centennial – you can see all the upcoming events at www.law.gonzaga.edu/100. This is a special year for us and I hope many of you will be joining us to mark this occasion and help make it a meaningful and joyful experience.
Gonzaga Law School turns 100 By Dean Jane Korn
t is a privilege for me to be Dean during the Centennial year for Gonzaga Law School. We are not only looking back at our history but also looking forward to our future. The past is full of wonderful and funny stories. One of the most colorful stories I have heard revolved around the 1976 Heidelberg. Gary Randall told me that he thinks that for some of the more colorful history of Gonzaga Law, the movie rights would have sold for millions. But other stories involved beautiful traditions, courage and change. Women began to be admitted in greater numbers, people worked so hard all day and went to law school every night, the clinic was started and the night school was phased out.
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The future of Gonzaga Law is bright as we learn to fold the traditions of the past into our future. Legal education is changing and we will change with it. It is impossible to know how the practice of law will change and evolve during the next 100 years but we need to be able to work with the practicing bar to understand the needs and to respond to them. Our students will be the next generation of lawyers and leaders around the country and it is our responsibility to prepare them for that. Recently, there has been a decided emphasis on experiential learning and we have been ahead of that curve. The future certainly holds more global opportunities for our students. We now have three international opportunities – Florence, China and Guatemala – and are looking at an exchange program with a law school in Brazil. As the practice of law becomes more international, our students need to have cultural competency, language skills and experiential learning in other countries. We are taking this time to reflect on the need to make changes in how we deliver legal education. We need to be more interdisciplinary and look at the possibility of relationships both with other schools at Gonzaga and at partnerships with other law schools. Legal education also has to keep pace with
technology. I hope that law schools never become entirely online but we need to learn to be comfortable with delivering legal education in a variety of formats. We cannot be complacent that what worked for the last 100 years will continue to work for the next 100 years. We have to accept that while change can be hard, it can also be exciting and creative and innovative. We need to embrace change and view it as an opportunity. As we adapt and change, one of the challenges we face is how to keep some of the traditions, while also being able to transform and grow and evolve. We must also be mindful about the rising costs of higher education. While a legal education was seen as a golden ticket to a fulfilling and financially rewarding career upon graduation, this is not necessarily true today. The employment market is challenging and most students graduate with considerable debt. Although law school, like an undergraduate education, is still a very worthwhile investment, it is a long-term investment. It is still true that the unemployment rate decreases with education, while average annual earnings increase by degrees earned. And while this is true in the long run, we need to find a way to help our students in the short term – while in law school with scholarship support and work to decrease the amount of debt for new grads. People used to think of Gonzaga Law as a good regional law school. While we are proud of our past and the many excellent lawyers and leaders in the region who graduated from Gonzaga Law, our graduates need to be able to know they can practice anywhere – in another state or in another country. The Gonzaga student population now hails from approximately 40 different states and this fact has focused the attention of the school on assisting students to expanding the geographic reach of their learning experience. In addition, the ongoing shift in the legal marketplace creates an opportunity for law schools and
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law students to broaden the scope of what you can do with a law degree and expand the list of professional options. Our curriculum puts our students in a position to seize this opportunity on a national level. As many of you are already aware, our curriculum requires each student to complete either an externship experience or participate in the law school’s in-house clinical program. Students are allowed to complete up to 15 credits in an externship placement at either a government entity or a nonprofit organization. This credit allocation allows for a student to complete a semester-long, full-time externship position at a qualifying agency anywhere in the United States or even abroad. In the last two years Gonzaga students have completed externships in at least 50 different locations across the United States. Students have completed externships in Washington, D.C., at the office of a U.S. Senator, in
Alaska at a public policy think tank focusing on Native-Alaskan issues, in both Spokane and Seattle in the general counsel’s office of not-for-profit hospitals and many placements right across the river from the law school at “Innovate Washington,” providing patent and intellectual property work for high-tech startups. These are just a few examples of how Gonzaga students are able to utilize our curriculum to discover opportunities in a shifting legal marketplace. A Gonzaga diploma must enable our students to go anywhere they want to go. Our students are ambitious and curious and we need to support them – and we will. Like many other law schools during this difficult economic period, we are taking this as an opportunity to think about how we can be leaner and more efficient while continuing to deliver the top-notch legal education we have been known for over the last 100 years. We do not yet have all the answers but we are asking the right questions. We do know that we have to provide the legal education that our students need. But law schools need to do more and Gonzaga consistently has. “The more” is about ethics, “the more” is about public service, “the more” is about giving back, “the more” is about leadership and “the more” is about being confident in the ability to do the right thing, to make good decisions, to care about others and to be proud of being a lawyer. One of the things I have learned during my time
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here is that Gonzaga has been extraordinary about providing this aspect of a legal education. And I have also seen that the faculty and staff are committed to keeping that tradition. So as we celebrate our first 100 years of Gonzaga Law, please join with me in thanking all of the people, past and present, for their hard work, their inspirational ideas, their commitment to legal education and for laying the groundwork for our future. As we look forward to our next 100 years, please also join in by helping us celebrate this year, by helping us keep the best traditions even as we transform and change, by supporting our students, by sharing your ideas, and by helping us provide both an excellent legal education, and a meaningful experience at Gonzaga Law for generations to come.
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centennial celebration Don’t miss this!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Gonzaga University School of Law invites you and a guest to join us for a special evening at The Davenport Hotel to celebrate our 100-year anniversary.
7-9 p.m. Join your fellow classmates at local decade gatherings to celebrate the 100-year Anniversary of Gonzaga School of Law on Friday evening. Celebrate at these pre-arranged locations where alumni will gather. A faculty or staff member will greet you at each location.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
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O’Doherty’s Irish Grille
Jack and Dan’s Bar & Grill
Peacock Lounge, The Davenport Hotel
1990s Park Inn
1970s Jack and Dan’s Bar & Grill
5 p.m. social & check-in 6:30 p.m. dinner 7:30 p.m. program 8 p.m. dancing & dessert
The Davenport Hotel 10 S. Post St Spokane, WA 99201
Dancing! Food and Fun! Dress is semi-formal
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If you are interested in staying at the Davenport Hotel, we are pleased to offer a discounted rate. Please contact the Reservations Departments at (800) 899-1482 and ask for the Gonzaga University School of Law 100-Year Anniversary block. Rooms are limitied and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The special rates are $160 single or double, $175 triple and $190 quad occupancy, exclusive of taxes. www.davenporthotelcollection.com
and Affinity Breakfasts Saturday, April 20, 2013
9-11 a.m. Centennial History Display Join us on Saturday morning for a tour of the Law School building, which was completed in 2000. Enjoy a Continental breakfast in the faculty/staff lounge located on the fourth floor. Current law school students will provide tours. Affinity groups, including Clinic, Law Review and Thomas More Scholars, will also gather throughout the building.
Foley Library has a special lawschool Centennial display available for reviewing. For more information contact Stephanie Plowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509.313.3847.
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Dual-Use Research of Concern:
MEETS THE FIRST AMENDMENT BY ASSOCIATE DEAN AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR VICKIE J. WILLIAMS
n the movie “Jurassic Park,” Dr. Ian Malcolm (portrayed in typically quirky fashion by actor Jeff Goldblum), questions the wisdom of bioengineering extinct dinosaurs into life. He says “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Although we have not yet succeeded in resurrecting dinosaurs from extinction, questions about the ethics and wisdom of conducting scientific experiments, and the consequences of potential misuse of the information that comes from such experiments, is not confined to the realm of science fiction. They come up all of the time in the realm of medical research, and were at the forefront of a widely reported clash between scientific values and the First Amendment in late 2011 and early 2012. That conflict is the subject of my current research and scholarship at Gonzaga. When we think about medical research, we usually think about efforts to cure and prevent disease. Wide-scale misuse of medical research has mostly been the stuff of science fiction; something out of Michael Crichton novels or James Bond movies. But in 2011, when two different teams of scientists announced that they had successfully transformed the H5N1 influenza virus, commonly known as the “bird flu,” into a virus that would easily be transmitted through the air between mammals, it appeared that science fiction was about to converge with reality.
The bird flu virus, in its natural state, has a greater than 50 percent mortality rate, but it is not easily transmitted between humans. People who contract the bird flu generally get it from infected birds. Therefore, it has mostly remained confined to parts of the world where people live in close proximity to domestic fowl, such as Southeast Asia. It has not resulted in widespread or worldwide pandemics, like the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people around the world. In this day and age, in a much more mobile society, an easily transmissible version of the bird flu with a mortality rate of 50 percent would likely result in many more deaths than those that resulted from the Spanish flu, the deadliest pandemic in modern history. It would be a true public health disaster on a scale that we have not seen since the Middle Ages. The research conducted by the two teams working with the bird flu was funded by the National Institutes of Health, and was purportedly conducted to assist the government in developing better pandemic surveillance methods, and to aid in vaccine or therapeutic drug development. The two research teams announced plans to publish their work separately in the widely read journals Nature and Science. The prospect that a literal “how-to” manual for bioterrorists, unscrupulous governments, or mentally unbalanced scientists seeking to unleash a deadly pandemic on the world would be readily available to the public, led to a major scientific and legal controversy over the place of censorship and the law in relation to “dual-use research of concern (DURC)” – scientific research that could easily be used for both beneficial and damaging purposes. Not since physicists working on nuclear weapons in the 1940s faced similar dilemmas had the conflict between free scientific inquiry and public health and safety been so prominently featured in the public eye. And in the 1940s, we did not have the Internet, Wikileaks, or Twitter. How can we protect public health and security without compromising either our scientific or constitutional values of free flow of information, freedom of speech and freedom of the press? Initially, the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), which was created after the 9/11 anthrax incidents to
“provide advice, guidance, and leadership for a system of review and oversight of experiments of concern,” recommended that the bird flu studies be redacted before publication, citing public health and national security concerns. The scientists and journals agreed to a voluntary suspension of the research to give international experts time to consider how to proceed. Ultimately, after expert influenza researchers met with the scientists who conducted the experiments, the NSABB recommended publication in full. The studies were published in full in the spring of 2012, without any apparent adverse consequences as of yet. Although the negotiated resolution of the bird flu experiment controversy avoided ultimate consideration of issues of censorship, First Amendment freedoms, and the potential conflict between law, science and public health, there is no question that consideration of the problems raised by this incident was merely postponed, not resolved. As part of my work at Gonzaga, I am proposing a 21st century legal framework that acknowledges and honors our core constitutional values, promotes scientific inquiry and the free flow of ideas to better the human condition, and protects us from unnecessary and excessive threats to public health and security. The framework does not need to be built in a vacuum. We do have precedents, but they actually show the inadequacies of our existing law in this area. Probably the most famous case of an attempt to censor publication of scientific information was United States v. The Progressive, Inc. In that case, an amateur physicist found enough public information to figure out how a hydrogen bomb worked. He provided the story to The Progressive magazine for publication. The editor, who apparently had some qualms about publishing the information, despite knowing a good story when he saw one, sent a copy of the article to the Department of Energy prior to publication asking for “confirmation” of its accuracy. He clearly hoped that the government would seek a court order to stop the publication. And
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indeed, it did, and publication was delayed. But while the parties wangled about the proper outcome in court, the information, which was already in numerous other hands, was published elsewhere. This experience shows the futility of using prior restraints to stop publication of information that is potentially damaging to national security or public health, and suggests that a different approach is needed. Publication of information about atomic energy was also punishable by criminal sanctions, but subsequent criminal punishment for unauthorized publication of dual-use research of concern would certainly not prevent the potential harm. In the area of medical research, the potential of criminal sanctions would also have a major chilling effect that could ultimately do more public harm than public good if the chill results in fewer advancements in medicine and public health. There was a serious question about whether speech about how to build a nuclear weapon had any social utility. It is far more likely that publication of medical research will have significant social utility, even if it also has potential for public harm. In order to be effective and to properly balance the competing concerns involved in conducting and publishing dual-use research of concern, the framework must push the process of weighing public benefit versus potential public risk to the inception of the research, not wait for consideration of benefits and risks at the point of publication. The analysis should be made as part of the funding process, whether the funding is private or public. When it is determined that the public benefit significantly outweighs the public risk, a pre-established protocol for publication and distribution on a limited scale, which would be akin to time, place and manner restrictions on speech and publication would be attached to the funding. Such restrictions are far more likely to pass constitutional muster than a total prior restraint on publication. Scientists and researchers must be required to wrestle with the “Jurassic Park”
question before embarking on their research. They must be required to ask “Even though we could do it, should we do it? And if we do it, who should have access to the information about how to do it?” We need to adopt a model in the United States that can be followed by scientists and governments around the world, and adopted by international bodies, as scientific and medical research is global in scope. We have been remarkably fortunate in that most scientists and researchers are people of utmost integrity, and possess a sense of great social responsibility for their work. But as we become more and more interconnected and globalized, and as information flies around the world in the time it takes to press a button, we cannot rely on individual senses of conscience and responsibility alone to protect us. The legal research we do at Gonzaga is designed to take our traditional legal constructs and use them to solve current and future problems of great human concern. In this way, we carry forward the Jesuit tradition of service to others, free intellectual inquiry and global engagement.
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One hundred years ago, Gonzaga Law began classes with a faculty of five and 19 students. At the beginning of Gonzaga Law’s 100th academic year, Gonzaga continued its long-standing tradition of excellent faculty with the appointment of new Professors Kevin Michels and Jessica Kiser, the granting of tenure to Professors Brooks Holland and Upendra Acharya and the appointment of Professor Jason Gillmer to the new position of associate dean for faculty research and development. “We are pleased to have two new faculty members with us,” stated Jane Korn, Dean of the Law School. “Kevin Michels, our new J. Donald and Va Lena Scarpelli Curran Visiting Chair of Legal Ethics and Kevin Michels Jessica Kiser Professionalism, comes to us with experience in Business Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Ethics. Jessica Kiser, who comes to us as an Assistant Professor from Loyola New Orleans, will be teaching primarily in the area of Intellectual Property.” The J. Donald and Va Lena Scarpelli Curran Chair in Legal Ethics and Professionalism was first endowed in 2009 by alumni Don and Va Lena Curran. The couple first met while they were attending law school at Gonzaga in 1953. In addition to teaching classes in areas such as professional responsibility and torts, Michels examines legal ethics, professionalism and liability questions in both his teaching and research. He has published in several law reviews and authored New Jersey Attorney Ethics, a work frequently cited by New Jersey courts. “It’s exciting to join Gonzaga Law in the year of its Centennial. I look forward to helping Gonzaga students see the law as a great calling,” said Michels, who was recently elected to the American Law Institute. “I am very excited to join the vibrant community of intellectual property students, scholars and attorneys at Gonzaga’s law school and in the city of Spokane,” said professor Kiser, who comes to Gonzaga Law to continue building instructional strength in the growing areas of intellectual property law. Kiser has both practice
experience at the Transactional Intellectual Property Group in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s New York City office and instructional experience from Loyola New Orleans College of Law. The focus of Kiser’s research is on intellectual property law as it relates to emerging technologies, international law and contractual relationships. Along with the two new professors, Gillmer, the John J. Hemmingson Chair in Civil Liberties, has been appointed the inaugural associate dean for faculty research and development. The associate dean is charged with assisting the faculty in all aspects of their scholarly endeavors, including maintaining regular faculty colloquia, facilitating faculty mentoring and developing additional opportunities for faculty development. “The Gonzaga law faculty has been engaging in Jason Gillmer scholarship at the highest level for years. I am looking forward to showcasing their work to see how it shapes and influences important conversations among both academics and practitioners. I am also very excited to work with our younger faculty, helping them to develop into productive and contributing members of the academy,” said Gillmer. At the beginning of the summer, two outstanding Gonzaga Law professors were granted tenure. Acharya, who works mainly in international law, and Holland, who works mainly in criminal Upendra Acharya Brooks Holland law, were promoted to associate professor and will receive tenure in 2013. You can read more on our website. This year marks Gonzaga Law’s Centennial year and Gonzaga University’s 125th anniversary. Celebrations for both anniversaries are scheduled throughout the year, and more information can be found by visiting www.law.gonzaga.edu/100.
“Willard Roe. He taught evidence. And you either loved Willard or hated him, but you never ever forgot him.” – J. Richard Manning, ’60
“My most memorable instructor was Willard Roe who taught torts. He was a controversial instructor…he had very firm opinions on what he was teaching and he was a devil’s advocate. He was always pushing a little bit. I was the only woman in the class and in a sense, he picked on me. I knew what he was doing. He was trying to make me think on my feet. He was a very fine instructor. And when I took the bar exam, I remembered torts!” -Va Lena Curran, ’58
Father Robert Araujo, S.J. “My fondest memory at GU Law was third year right at the approach of graduation when Fr. Robert Araujo took me out for lunch on a beautiful spring day. We had a chance to talk about my experiences at the school and he gave me thoughts and advice about being the kind of attorney I wanted to be.” – Hunter Abell, ’05
Lisa Bradley “The most memorable instructor I had was Dean of Student Affairs Lisa Bradley. She was critical in my legal education in that she taught me to write and research. She prepared me for the practice of law at a very practical level. When I was done with law school I could literally hop into any legal environment and be able to research and write; really hit the ground running.” - Javier Garcia, ’06
Smitty Myers “Certainly Smitty Myers has to be my favorite.” – Paul Bastine, ’64
Cheryl Beckett & Gerry Hess
Jim Vaché “The person that creates the most memory for me was actually not a professor of mine. Jim Vaché was the faculty person in charge of the National Moot Court team. I spent, along with my partners on that team, an inordinate amount of time with Jim. He opened up his home to us. He worked with us, very unselfish. We learned a great deal from him about how to argue, how to present cases and how to think as a lawyer. I learned more from Jim in that four-or five-month period and I use the same things he taught me today.”
Cheryl Beckett and Gerry Hess are my two favorite teachers. I had them both during my first year. They are the kind of professors that you want when you first come into law school because it’s an intimidating place to be. They made it as comfortable as they could for you. They are tremendous teachers and truly care about their students - Colleen Durkin, ’12
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- John Durkin, ’80
“The most memorable instructor I had was Joe Nappi. He taught me several courses and he brought a sense of humor to the classroom and some pressure, but not overwhelming pressure to a new student.” – George Nethercutt, ’71
Lewis Orland “Lewis Orland. One interesting thing was that all professors were practicing attorneys. You got not only the theory of the law, but you got the practical aspects of how to practice. So when you left Gonzaga, you were ready to practice law.” – Tom Baker, ’61
Gary Randall “I think we’ll say this in unison – Gary Randall. Gary Randall was instrumental in the type of law we practice, where we practice, what we do, how successful we became and how much we enjoy the practice of law. He taught us intro to tax and real estate tax, corporate and partnership tax and I never was interested in tax. I took his first class and thought he was hysterical, he made tax so easy. He encouraged both of us to continue in tax. We both have master’s in tax and again he encouraged us to apply as a clerk at the U.S. Tax Court. Randy was the first clerk and I was the second.” – Bridget, ’79 & Randy Harris, ’78 The quotes on this page were taken from our Centennial video footage. Watch for further clips and alumni quotes at www.gonzaga.edu/100. The Centennial video will debut at the Gala on April 20, 2013.
Partnerships Abound: Gonzaga Law School’s Center for Law in Public Service Continues to Grow
China and Florence Programs CHINA COM PARATI VE LAW SUM M ER PROGRAM
Professor Scott Burnham at the Great Wall of China
Nine students from Gonzaga, along with 14 from Montana and one from South Dakota, studied in China this summer as part of a program sponsored by the three law schools. The U.S. students joined Chinese students for two weeks at each of the following institutions: China Youth University for Political Science (CYUPS) in Beijing, Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing, and Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) in Shanghai. Students also took a cruise down the Yangtze River, where they saw the Three Gorges Dam and studied its environmental and sociological impact. Professor Scott J. Burnham taught comparative intellectual property Law and Technology Transfer Law during the segment in Chongqing. At all locations, students visited law firms, legal institutions, factories and cultural sites that complemented their studies.
Professor Burnham’s China class
Sixteen students from Gonzaga, along with five others from Loyola Marymount, South Dakota and Ave Maria law schools, attended the Gonzaga-in-Florence Summer Law Program, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The program emphasizes international and comparative law with an emphasis on human rights. This year the faculty included Gonzaga Professors Cheryl Beckett, Jason Gillmer and Amy Kelley, as well as Judge Rick White, who also serves as an adjunct professor of law. In addition to four weeks of classes, the students took “field trips” to the Accademia and Uffizzi museums in Florence, participated in a number of group dinners and spent an afternoon and evening in Siena. Local Tuscan legal authorities were guests of the program, presenting enrichment lectures on international tort claim litigation and on the work of various European NGOs in international negotiations concerning climate change.
Law Students in Florence
The Center for Law in Public Service continues to collaborate with law student groups and community organizations to promote and provide pro bono opportunities for Gonzaga law students. This fall, the Center for Law in Public Service launched a family law partnership with the Spokane Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program. Family Law Attorney-Student Help links law student volunteers with VLP pro bono attorneys to provide much-needed family law assistance to low-income clients. In turn, FLASH students receive family law training as well as hands-on, practical experience. Together with Gonzaga’s Law Student Alliance for Social Justice, the Center kicked off the second year of its Public Service Brown Bag and Justice Forums which bring together members of the law school and university communities for lively discussion about current social justice and public interest legal issues. Fall 2012 PBJ Forum topics included Cooperative Federalism and the Affordable Care Act; the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in Vietnam and Cambodia; the intersection between legal and community advocacy in the media; protection against elder and domestic abuse; Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Korea and South Africa; vicarious trauma and its impact on lawyers and clients; representing civil disobedience clients; and the role of humanitarian aid and assistance to constrain the resurgence of piracy. Members of the public, the Spokane legal community and Gonzaga’s law, graduate, and undergraduate communities are welcome to attend PBJ Forums on Mondays at noon and to enjoy complimentary peanut-butter-andjelly sandwiches.
G O N Z AGA-I N-FLO R E NCE P RO G RA M
onzaga’s Center for Law in Public Service has seen abundant growth and change throughout its inaugural year. In August, the Center for Law in Public Service welcomed Catherine Brown as its new Assistant Director, replacing Laurie Powers who is now the Director of Gonzaga’s Center for Professional Development.
The Center for Law in Public Service also administers Gonzaga Law School’s participation in the statewide Moderate Means Program. In partnership with the Washington State Bar Association and the law schools of Seattle University and the University of Washington, Gonzaga student volunteers screen, interview and refer moderate-income clients to attorneys who agree to offer reducedfee assistance. Since its inception in June 2011, more than 50 Gonzaga students fielded more than 900 requests for reduced-fee assistance, completed 570 intake interviews and referred more than
250 cases to participating attorneys. Attorneys who are members of the WSBA may sign up to participate with the Moderate Means Program at www.myWSBA.org. Prospective clients can learn more and apply for Moderate Means Program assistance at www. moderatemeanswa.org. The Center for Law in Public Service debuted Gonzaga Law School’s Pro Bono Distinction program in May to recognize students who demonstrate a significant commitment to public service throughout law school. Students who complete a designated number of pro bono service hours in excess of the graduation requirement will receive Pro Bono Distinction recognition each year and at graduation. Gonzaga’s Thomas More Scholars continue to lead many of the law school’s pro bono and public service initiatives, and the 201213 year is turning out to be a busy one for these students. Scholars have partnered with TeamChild to hold four free drop-in Juvenile Record Sealing Clinics during this academic year. In Washington State, most juvenile records do not disappear when someone reaches age 18. Unless sealed by the juvenile court that processed a conviction, juvenile records can interfere with a person’s job prospects, licenses, scholarships and rental housing. Thomas More Scholars began planning this important public service project last year, working with the Seattle Juvenile Record Sealing Clinic which has been in operation for around 10 years. Scholars launched the Juvenile Record Sealing Clinic project Sept. 28 with a half-day CLE training for volunteer lawyers, as well as Gonzaga law students interested in helping others navigate the process of sealing juvenile records. The first clinic was held at the law school Sept. 29. Volunteer lawyers and law students helped four pro-se clients to create the court forms required to seal juvenile records. Thomas More Scholars anticipate being able to assist about 20 additional pro se clients in the three Saturday clinics remaining during this school year. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this service project, you may send a message to the Thomas More student organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone them at 509.496.9491.
IN the NEWS JUDGE DEBRA HAYES RECEIVES THE MYRA BRADWELL AWARD THIRD ANNUAL GONZAGA INDIAN LAW LECTURE & PUBLIC DEFENSE IN INDIAN COUNTRY SYMPOSIUM In a first-of-its-kind symposium in the region on March 23, 2012 experts on public defense and tribal courts gathered for a discussion of Public Defense in Indian Country. In the United States, tribal courts operate under a different set of rules than non-tribal courts. The laws that govern these courts are also different, and the right to counsel is not always assured. The evening before the symposium, Barbara Creel, associate professor of law and co-director of the Southwest Indian Law
Clinic at the University of New Mexico, spoke on criminal law issues in tribal courts. Professor Creel highlighted that for federal courts, conviction in tribal courts counts toward charge or sentence enhancements. With no right to counsel in many of these courts, this means a defendant could be facing a federal charge or federal prison time based upon convictions rendered without representation.
SMITHMOORE P. MYERS PROFESSIONALISM AWARD On March 28, 2012 the Spokane County Bar Association awarded Paul Mack, Gonzaga Law alumnus, class of 1981, the Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award. This award is given to an attorney who exemplifies the highest ethical and professionalism standards of the egal profession.
Judge Debra Hayes recieves the Myra Bradwell Award
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Gonzaga University School of Law alumnus Thomas Rice was sworn in as a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Washington on April 27, 2012 in the Barbieri Courtroom at the Gonzaga School of Law. President Barack Obama nominated Rice for the position in June 2011. The nomination was Judge Thomas Rice approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee in October 2011 and confirmed March 6 by the U.S. Senate.
The court heard an appeal in the case of United States v. Airman Brandon T. Rose on April 3, 2012 in the Barbieri Courtroom at GU Law School. Rose had pleaded guilty and was sentenced on counts of attempted larceny, violation of a lawful order, drunk-driving, forgery, house breaking larceny, and three counts of indecent assault. His appeal claims ineffective assistance of counsel in a plea bargain of the indecent assault charges.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces was initially created in 1950. Only the U.S. Supreme Court
Judge Hayes is a member of the Washington Women Lawyers, the Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium, the Washington State Commission on Family Violence, and has served on the board for the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. Currently, Judge Hayes presides over the Mental Health Therapeutic Court in Spokane County.
THOMAS RICE INVESTITURE
U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED FORCES HEARING
“The appeal presents cutting-edge ineffective assistance of counsel issues under recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions,” said Brooks Holland, the Gonzaga law professor supervising two students working on the case. As a part of the hearing, third-year Gonzaga law students Cherlyn Walden and Danielle Purcell filed a friend of the court (amicus curiae) brief. Walden also presented a 10-minute oral argument during the hearing.
On April 11, Judge Debra Hayes was awarded the 2012 Myra Bradwell Award at the 20th Annual Ceremony. The Gonzaga Women’s Law Caucus presented the award to Judge Hayes with more than 100 alumni, friends and family in attendance. Jacci Aronow, friend of Judge Hayes, introduced Hayes by stating, “Debra has always been a strong advocate for women’s and children’s issues. While in law school, she worked as a legal intern in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Spokane Prosecutor’s Office.”
Judges and clerks of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces with representatives from Fairchild Air Force Base
can review cases decided by this court. As a part of an outreach program, the nation’s highest military court hears four cases a year at law schools nationwide.
Rice earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Gonzaga in 1983 before enrolling in Gonzaga Law School as a recipient of a Thomas More scholarship. Gonzaga Law School’s Thomas More scholarship program offers full scholarships to outstanding law school students who intend to pursue careers in public service. Since graduating magna cum laude from Gonzaga law school in 1986, Rice has served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, first assistant U.S. attorney, chief and deputy chief of the Criminal Division, and a trial attorney for the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to serving Eastern Washington for decades, Judge Rice has deep connections to Eastern Washington and is a Spokane native. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., called Judge Rice, “one of our rising legal stars.” Rice will fill a vacancy left by U.S. District Judge Robert H. Whaley, who has assumed senior status. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington saw 1,256 new case filings in fiscal year 2011, and has four permanent judgeships.
Frank BuRgess Frank Burgess (left above, with Coach Hank Anderson) grew up in Arkansas with a good sense of humor. He once described his hometown as being so small that “the only fast food we had in that town was if you hit a deer going 70 (miles per hour).” He played three years of basketball as a Gonzaga undergraduate, leading the nation in scoring as a senior, and then earned his law degree from GU in 1966. He would serve in energy, government and private practice before being appointed federal judge in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Wash.
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On Sept. 20, Gonzaga School of Law kicked off the yearlong celebration of its Centennial with a lecture by acclaimed author Scott Turow with more than 450 in attendance.
Following Holly Brajcich’s departure, Laurie Powers took over as the director of the Center for Professional Development in August. Previously, Laurie was the assistant director of the Gonzaga’s Center for Law in Public Service. In her 20-plus years as a lawyer, Powers has practiced in a government agency, a private firm and as a staff attorney for nonprofit legal services. She has been repeatedly listed in Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living’s magazine Top Lawyers rankings. Powers received her B.A. from Gonzaga University and served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps prior to obtaining her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1991. Powers is married to attorney Breean Beggs, with whom she has three children.
ANDREA PARRISH Andrea Parrish is Gonzaga Law’s new digital media marketing specialist. She comes to the position with a variety of business experience in search engine optimization, Web management, social media and marketing. “I am so very excited about the opportunity to help share the incredible things that the Gonzaga law community is doing with the wider world,” said Parrish.
CATHERINE BROWN Prior to joining Gonzaga Law School’s Center for Law in Public Service, Catherine Brown managed the Washington State Bar Association’s Public Service Programs, where she helped to launch the statewide Moderate Means Program, continued the Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project and supported several statewide pro bono initiatives such as WSBA’s Pro Bono & Legal Aid Committee and the Emeritus/Pro Bono Membership program. Prior to joining WSBA, Brown was the Program Manager for the Skagit County Volunteer Lawyer Program where she developed and managed a variety of legal clinics and trained both paralegal students and young lawyers to assist and advise low-income clients with family, housing and consumer law issues. Brown is a Spokane native who attended high school at Gonzaga Prep, received her B.A. from Seattle University, and then served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
Judge Sypolt and guests at the Red Mass reception.
SBA President Todd Adolphson introduces Scott Turow
Considered by some to be the father of the modern legal thrillers, Turow has penned nine best-selling fiction titles, including “Presumed Innocent,” “The Burden of Proof “and” Reversible Errors.” He has been featured on the cover of Time magazine and serves as the president of the Authors Guild, which Turow calls “the authoritative voice of American writers.”
The 2012 Red Mass for the legal profession was held on Sept. 10 at St. Aloysius Church with a reception that followed in Cataldo Hall. The Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, was the principal celebrant and delivered the homily. Gonzaga alumna Va Lena Curran, ’58 was the cantor. Steven R. Schaubel, director of liturgical music at St. Aloysius Parish, provided the music.
Turow has been a partner in the Chicago office of SNR Denton, an international law firm, since 1986, concentrating on white-collar criminal defense, while devoting a substantial part of his time to pro bono work. He has served on a number of public bodies, including the Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment, which recommends reforms to Illinois’ death penalty law. Turow also served as the first chair of the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission, created in 2004 to regulate executive branch employees in Illinois state government.
At the conclusion of the liturgy, Gonzaga Law School presented the 2012 Distinguished Judicial Service Award to the Hon. Gregory D. Sypolt, Spokane County Superior Court judge. Judge Sypolt, a 1976 graduate of Gonzaga Law School, has served on the District Court bench since 1997, and served as its presiding judge in 2002-03. The 2012-13 Washington Judges Foundation Lawless Memorial Scholarship was presented by Judge Ellen Clark to 2L Gonzaga Law School student Bradley Tubbs at the reception in Cataldo Hall. Originally held in 1310, Red Mass marked the beginning of the Michaelmas (fall term) of the King’s Bench during the reign of Edward of England. It was an occasion of pageantry and solemnity as judges, barristers and members of Parliament gathered to invoke God’s blessing and guidance for themselves and their profession.
Turow’s lecture titled “Where Are You Perry Mason?” explored the popular image of lawyers, the power of attorneys in U.S. society, their perceived dark sides and their ideals as reflected in contemporary culture and media. Following the lecture, a reception was held which included sales of the newly released Law School Centennial book titled ”Celebrating Gonzaga School of Law: The First Hundred years” written by local journalist and film critic Dan Webster.
The Gonzaga Law School’s Centennial celebration runs through the 20122013 academic year, which also marks the 125th Anniversary Celebration for Gonzaga University. For more information on the Centennial Anniversary visit www.law.gonzaga.edu/100.
Scott Turow and Dean Korn
GU Law history Edward J. Cannon In 1912, prominent Spokane attorney Edward J. Cannon was selected as the first dean of the School of Law. He was instrumental in recruiting a law faculty of lawyers and judges to teach gratis, and establishing a well-respected faculty. Cannon served until 1934 and remains the longest-standing law dean in Gonzaga history.
President Thayne McCulloh and Bishop Blase J. Cupich greeting Red Mass guests.
The “DEAN” of the ages
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The Lewis H. Orland Endowed Law Scholarship
9TH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
As a part of the Centennial Celebration at Gonzaga University School of Law, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals visited on Oct. 3 and heard oral arguments in three cases in the Law School’s Barbieri Courtroom. “The students were so excited to have this wonderful opportunity and the courtroom was standing room only. It is an incredible learning experience for students to be able to see oral arguments during their time here. In addition, the judges were kind enough to attend some of our classes and interact with many of our 1L students,” explained Dean Jane Korn. In the morning, the three-judge panel of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, Judge Paul J. Watford and Judge Morgan Christen spent time in both Professor Brooks Holland’s criminal law class and Professor Kevin Michels’ torts class. The judges discussed the role of a good litigator, how they each reached the bench and took questions from students.
Judges Watford and Kozinski with law students.
At 1 p.m. the Barbieri Courtroom was packed to beyond standing room only with approximately 350 students, faculty, staff and community members. The Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for three cases. The first case, United States v. Sin, hinged on a judicial determination of the proper protocols required for a Coast Guard-issued Breathalyzer test of a vessel captain, and posed the question whether a Breathalyzer test that had been administered in a manner inconsistent with established protocol could be used to put someone in jail, when it would not be considered sufficient to terminate someone from their job. The second case of Slater v. Clarke addressed whether public employees working for, or with, a county prosecutor’s office in Massachusetts could be held civilly liable for decisions they made in the course of their jobs, specifically the decision to not extradite an individual from Washington to Massachusetts.
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Judge Christen addresses law students.
Finally, the judges heard the case of Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign v. King County which raised significant First Amendment issues. Throughout the arguments, the judges questioned if the King County Metro bus system had effectively declared itself as a “designated public forum” by allowing political ads, which carries additional First Amendment responsibilities.
Helen Donigan Helen Donigan was one of few female faculty members in the late 1970s, soon after Gonzaga Law School went to days. She served the University as a law faculty member for 32 years before retiring in 2010. The Gonzaga Law alumna was the 18th recipient of the Myra Bradwell Award for her work in furthering women’s and children’s issues through the law.
ver the past 100 years Gonzaga Law has seen its fair share of legends at the school, all of whom have made a lasting mark on the overall success of the institution. One such former faculty member fits this very description, Professor and Dean Lewis H. Orland. Dean Orland’s relationship with the law school spanned more than five decades, beginning in the 1950s and lasting until his death on Feb. 14, 2012.
A native of Moscow, Idaho, Lew was born on Sept. 18, 1915. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho in 1937 and then went on to receive his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1940. He began his legal career as a government lawyer in Washington, D.C.; however, world events redirected his talents. He was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy and served his country gallantly during World War II. It was even rumored that during the war he spent some time in Chile and other parts of South America where he may have been involved in covert operations. Following the war, he pursued graduate studies at the University of Geneva and traveled extensively in Europe, all the while increasing his remarkable fluency in French, Spanish, German and Russian. Long-time faculty member Amy Kelley remembers a fond story about Lew. “Lew worked his entire life on maintaining his language proficiency; students were often impressed, albeit somewhat frustrated, to find that many of the marginal notations he made while correcting their exams were not in English. When the days of cable TV arrived, visitors to Lew’s office would often find him tuned to a foreign language news channel – ‘to keep him up to date.’ Not that he was actually watching it; it would just be on in the background as he busily worked on whatever legal project he was attending to that day,” said Kelley. In 1950, he returned to the Northwest, entering private practice in Spokane. That same year he joined the adjunct faculty at the Law School. By the mid-1950s, he was a full-time member of the faculty with a growing reputation for his exceptional scholarship. A renowned scholar, Dean Orland, indeed may well be the most frequently cited authority in Washington state. For nearly 40 years, he authored or co-authored “Washington Trial Practice” “a veritable bible for practitioners” as well as “Washington Procedural Forms” and “Washington Rules Practice.” He also gave 35 years of expert service on the Supreme Court’s Washington Pattern Jury
Instructions Committee and 25 years on the Washington State Bar’s Court Rules and Procedures Committee. While many students remember him for his sharp intellect and mastery of his challenging Socratic method of teaching, Dean Orland also endeared himself to generations of students and colleagues for his friendly manner, his personal warmth and his wonderful sense of humor. Kelley fondly remembers Lew’s generosity, “In the early 1980s, when Lew was still frequently traveling, students who participated in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), which was held in conjunction with the summer ABA meeting, might look up during one of their rounds and see Dean Orland in the audience. He would likely then surprise them by offering to take them out to lunch.” Professor Larry Weiser, long-time faculty member and current director of University Legal Assistance (the Clinic) mentioned that “Dean Orland was quite aware of the financial hardships of many of our students. That is why he created this Law Scholarship fund. Every year he challenged the entire law faculty to give generously to this fund. He didn’t stop ‘challenging’ until each professor contributed. Of course, he was the most generous contributor to this fund.” The service of Lewis Orland to Gonzaga has gone well beyond the classroom. He served as the ninth dean of the Law School from 1968 to 1973 and as associate dean from 1975 until June 2000. As dean, he played a central role in securing the Law School’s full accreditation by the American Bar Association and in establishing the Law School’s day division in the 1970’s In addition to his professional accomplishments, Lew was a devoted husband. He and his wife, Jackie, were married for more than 60 years. In honor of Dean Orland’s commitment to the law school, friends and colleagues have supported the Lewis H. Orland Endowed Scholarship since 1986. In the Jesuit spirit, the scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate need. Kelley noted, “Lew understood that law school was a challenging endeavor and many times, students needed extra help for unexpected emergencies, or life situations that arose on a day-to-day basis. This scholarship represents what Lew Orland was all about.” This endowed scholarship ensures Dean Orland’s vision of a law school that meets the personal needs of students is honored.
Gonzaga University School of Law is thankful to Lewis H. Orland for his many contributions to the law school, the legal profession and the local community. If you are interested in supporting the Lewis H. Orland Endowed Law Scholarship, please contact Jeff Geldien at email@example.com or 509.313.6121. GONZAGA LAWYER
2012 Linden Cup Winners and Heidelberg
Understanding hatred. Confronting intolerance. CONFERENCE Eliminating inequality.
In what many judges called the closest final round of Linden Cup they had ever judged, Tim Campbell and Adam Chambers were named the 2012 Linden Cup champions. Matt Haynes and Schuyler Knowles were named runners-up. The Linden Cup, established in 1935, is named for James Linden, S.J., who for more than 30 years was a beloved regent and instructor at Gonzaga Law School.
This conference brings together the foremost interdisciplinary Institute For Hate Studies, the social justice leadership of Gonzaga University School of Law, and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System. It provides compelling opportunities to align interests in understanding and addressing fear and ignorance of the “other,” with interests in how these conditions manifest in hatred, intolerance and inequality.
APRIL 18-20, 2013 GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
PAUL BUTLER Georgetown University Law Center
OTHER FEATURED SPEAKERS HON. STEVEN C. GONZÁLEZ Justice, Washington State Supreme Court TERRI GIVENS University of Texas at Austin RYAN HAYGOOD NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. HON. RICHARD JONES Judge, U.S. District Court
SUSAN OPOTOW City University of New York HON. RICHARD PAEZ Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit BARBARA PERRY University of Ontario Institute of Technology HON. ROSEANNA PETERSON Chief Judge, U.S. District Court
KEN STERN American Jewish Committee
FRANK STRAUB Chief, Spokane City Police Department
Tim Campbell and Adam Chambers with Linden Cup judges
During the two weeks of competition, participants are judged on the quality of their oral presentations, their ability to effectively answer questions and their knowledge of the factual record and case law. The early competition rounds are judged by faculty, local attorneys and District and Superior Court judges. Accompanying Linden Cup is the Heidelberg celebration, which serves as the annual shareholder meeting of the Gonzaga Student Bar Association. Achievements inside and outside the classroom are celebrated, including the year’s Linden Cup and Moot Court competitions, and students who served in leadership capacities throughout the year are recognized.
Runners up Haynes and Knowles with Linden Cup winners Campbell and Chambers
American University Washington College of Law
The William O. Douglas Lecture The William O. Douglas Committee welcomed renowned speaker, author and professor of law, Charles Ogletree as their keynote speaker for April 23 lecture titled “Celebrating the First Amendment in Times of Trouble.” His lecture focused on the right to peaceably assemble during troubled times. Professor Ogletree is director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School.
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The William O. Douglas Committee exists for the purpose of promoting a strong commitment to the freedoms of speech, religion and assembly by featuring lectures from nationally distinguished figures who share this strong commitment. The lecture series is in its 40th year. Charles Ogletree
summations student news Spring Commencement
The Human Race
More than 160 students received diplomas and hoods at Law commencement May 12. Washington State Supreme Court Justice Debra L. Stephens (‘93 J.D.) gave the commencement address. She celebrated the students’ accomplishments, encouraged them to celebrate their achievements, and reinforced the commitments they have and will have to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession. During the celebration, Professor Ann Murphy was the faculty speaker. Francis Zebari received the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award and John Nelson delivered the response from the Class of 2012.
Professor Ann Murphy
The Sept. 15 Human Race benefited international causes and helped reach out to those who are desperate and deprived. Partners in Health was the 2012 charity partner. This 5k charity run/walk was presented in collaboration with the International Law Society, Amnesty International and the Gonzaga Journal of International Law.
The Gonzaga Law Medal was presented to John Clute(‘63 J.D.) posthumously. Clute received his law degree from Gonzaga and was dean of Gonzaga Law School from 1991 to 2001. His daughters Jody Clute and Molly DeCastro accepted the award. Justice Debra Stephens with Dean Jane Korn
Washington State Bar Exam Celebration On July 26 alumni, faculty, staff and administrators greeted Washington State Bar Exam takers in both Spokane and Tacoma, welcoming them into the Gonzaga Law Alumni Association. Congrats!
2015 Class Profile
The class of 2015 comes from one of our most selective groups yet. With a class size of 132, our 1Ls are sure to get the individual attention and small class size that Gonzaga Law has become known for. This group was hand-picked from 1,157 applicants. Despite the smaller class size, our 1Ls continue to be as diverse a group as ever.
Number of Applicants
This year 16 percent of our class comes from an underrepresented minority. Additionally, 23 different states and three countries are represented by the class of 2015.
Number of Undergraduate Colleges/ Universities Represented
Our new 1Ls earned their degrees from a wide variety of post-secondary institutions, including Purdue, Texas A&M, Alaska-Anchorage and Xavier. Still, Washington state students comprise 46 percent of this year’s class.
Percentage of Matriculants from Washington State
Number of States Represented
Academically, Gonzaga Law’s matriculants are impressive as well. Their median undergraduate GPA is 3.27 and their median LSAT score is a strong 155.
As the class of 2015 begins its legal education, we are thrilled to have them here. Each student has such an exciting future ahead and we already know this class will be a great asset to the Gonzaga Law community.
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The WSBA announced that Judge Paul Bastine has been elected Governor for District 5. He was sworn in for a three-year term at the WSBA Annual Awards Banquet and Business Meeting in September and assumed the Board of Governors position.
L. Randolph Harris is a shareholder in LeClairRyan’s San Francisco office. Harris works with a broad array of privately held companies and their owners on business and tax matters. He advises clients with regard to taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, integrated tax planning, federal and state tax controversy resolution and real estate transactions. Harris is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in taxation law.
1973 Upon his graduation from college, Ronald Wheatley decided to take an adventure. He joined the Peace Corps in Nigeria, Africa, from 1963 to 1965. While there, Wheatley had an unforgettable experience in a country that he got to know and love before a civil war began. Now years later, Wheatley has recorded his experiences from Nigeria and has turned them into a novel. “A Song of Africa” has been described as a love story set in Nigeria during the Biafran War in 1966. The novel is historical fiction and is based upon Wheatley’s experiences that he continues to reflect on with nostalgia.
1979 Bridget McInerney Harris is a shareholder in LeClairRyan’s San Francisco office. She represents individual clients in estate planning, trust funding, trust administration and sophisticated estate and gift planning. Harris is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law.
1976 George C. Mastrodonato was named a shareholder at Carney Bradley Spellman, PS. He joined Carney Bradley Spellman in April 2010. His practice focuses on Washington state and local taxes.
George C. Mastrodonato
Mike Bahn retired from public service with the Department of Health and the state’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission as of December 2010 and subsequently finished his three-year term with the WSBA’s Disciplinary Board in September 2011. As of May 2012, Bahn was appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to the Washington State Executive Ethics Board, which resolves issues of unethical conduct of state government employees.
Richard W. Kuhling, partner in the law firm of Paine Hamblen, LLP, was recently recognized pro bono counsel by Columbia Legal Services for his contribution of time and resources in service of their mission to achieve social and economic justice for thousands of low-income people across Washington state.
Nevada Business Magazine’s fifth annual “Legal Elite” issue has named Richard Campbell to its Northern Nevada’s Richard Campbell Top 75 Attorneys list. Lawyers recognized in the issue were chosen by their peers through an online voting process. Campbell,
managing attorney for the firm’s Nevada offices, is a Reno-based partner in the firm’s litigation practice group. Serving as lead trial counsel in commercial, construction and employment matters, he litigates cases in federal and state courts throughout Nevada. He earned his J.D. from Gonzaga School of Law and B.S. in English literature from Montana State. Kevin J. Curtis, a principal at Winston & Cashatt, was elected president of the Washington Defender Association (WDA). Curtis has been a member of WDA since 1986 and has served on the association’s board of directors since 2004. He has also served as past president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
1984 Claudia Bixler married David Brueggeman on Dec. 28, 2011, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Claudia and David reside in Creston, BC. After law school Claudia continued to work as Claudia Bixler a studio musician and became a corporate vice president in charge of music production until 2009. Currently, David and Claudia are awaiting their next great adventure together. She says “some of life’s sweetest gifts surprise you later in life.” Bill Hooks, a Helena attorney who has represented people charged with crimes for more than 20 years, has been hired as Montana State’s new chief public defender.
1985 Joseph Tramuta has been promoted to partner with Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards, LLC in Middlebury, Conn. The State Bar of Montana presented Joseph M. Sullivan, attorney in the Great Falls law firm of Deschenes & Sullivan, it’s Distinguished Service Award. The award
is in recognition and appreciation for outstanding leadership and service as a trustee, executive committee member, bar Joseph M. Sullivan president (20102011), and for dedication to the legal profession.
in Portland, Ore., where he represented indigent clients facing criminal prosecution. Judge McShane is the recipient of the 2012 Oregon State Bar President’s Public Service Award.
Kelly Cline has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Entertainment for Fox Cable Networks. In his new role he will be responsible for FX, Fox Movie Channel, National Geographic Channel and NG Wild. He joined the company in 1989 as counsel for 20th Century Kelly Cline Fox Television.
Tracie Lindeman, clerk of the Nevada Supreme Court, has been elected to the Executive Committee on the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. Lindeman is the 16th person to serve as clerk of the Nevada Supreme Court since its inception in 1864. Lindeman received her J.D. from Gonzaga and her B.A. from Stanford. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains.
1986 David Torres, who practices in Bakersfield, Calif., was elected to the State Bar Board of Trustees for the 5th District of California. For more than 20 years Torres has been a successful attorney at law in Kern County, focusing his practice on federal and state criminal defense. David Torres
1988 President Obama nominated Judge Michael J. McShane for a District Court judgeship. Judge McShane has been a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon since 2001, where he has presided over a wide variety of matters, including civil, criminal and family court cases. He previously served as a Judge Pro Tempore on the same court from 1997 to 2001. Prior to becoming a judge, he spent almost a decade serving as a public defender at the Office of the Metropolitan Public Defender
Michael Zdancewicz has opened his own firm Windtberg & Zdancewicz, PLC in Tempe, Ariz. To find out more information about the law firm, please visit www.wzfirm.com.
1994 Molly McQueen joined Deutsche Bank in August as the assistant vice president. McQueen has more than 16 years of experience as a corporate, transactional, regulatory and compliance attorney. She resides in Jacksonville, Fla.
1995 Jennifer Etkin joined the Expedia, Inc. legal team as corporate counsel in September. She practices in the area of marketing and advertising, reviewing marketing and Jennifer Etkin advertising and drafting contracts. Prior to joining Expedia, Etkin was senior corporate counsel at T-Mobile, Inc. practicing in the arenas of privacy, and marketing and advertising. Etkin has 8 year-old twin girls and resides in West Seattle.
1999 Mary Verner has been recognized by Yale University as a distinguished alumna. As such, she was invited by Yale to address its students and alumni on the topic of sustainability and cities. Verner earned a master’s degree at Yale prior to obtaining her law degree at Gonzaga. She is CEO of Spokane Tribal Enterprises.
2000 Elizabeth Chatham joined Davis Miles as a partner in Phoenix. Chatham’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration, specifically Elizabeth Chatham nonimmigrant visas for professionals. Chatham also is experienced in family-based immigration, naturalization, adjustment of status, nonimmigrant petitions and consular processing. Shelley Buckholtz, an experienced attorney and legal adviser, joined Helsell Fetterman. Buckholtz has more than 11 years of experience providing outside general counsel to businesses and individuals in Washington state. At Helsell Fetterman, Buckholtz will work with the business, real estate and tax practice groups. Buckholtz looks forward to the firm’s collegial atmosphere and emphasis on client success. “I am excited to join a firm that has similar priorities and values to my own,” she commented.
2001 Armstrong Teasdale announced the addition of litigation partner Tracy DiFillippo to the Las Vegas office. DiFillippo handles matters in the areas of construction, medical and dental malpractice, Tracy DiFillippo bankruptcy and insurance. She is admitted to practice in Nevada and GONZAGA LAWYER
CLASS ACTION a member of the State Bar of Nevada, Clark County Bar Association and American Bar Association. She is the founding member and chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Nevada.
2002 Jennifer Gaffaney opened a law practice in Post Falls, Idaho, that focuses on insurance defense and employment law. Gaffaney graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law and is a member of the Washington State Bar, as well as the Idaho State Bar. Gaffaney is an active member of Spokane County CASA Organization.
2003 Nicole Brodie Jackson accepted a new position with Fain Anderson Vanderhoef, PLLC in Seattle. Jackson specializes in litigation.
Maj. Scott Jansen
Charles “Chuck” Conrad was named in the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers Association in 2012. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury and Chuck Conrad insurance bad-faith claims at Dewsnup, King & Olsen in Salt Lake City. McNeice Wheeler, PLLC is now McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC. Ryan McNeice and Becki Wheeler are proud to announce Alan Green as a partner. McNeice Wheeler Green will continue to serve existing and new clients in Washington and Idaho in the areas of business law, personal injury, consumer protection, estate planning, real estate matters, family law, criminal defense and more.
Brian and Kammi (Mencke) Smith are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bret Smith, born Aug. 4, 2011. Kammi is a partner at Winston & Cashatt in Spokane.
2004 Maj. Scott Jansen attended a National Security Address with other military lawyers given by President Obama in May of 2009. Scott is to President Obama’s right. Blake Pickett joined Anadarko Petroleum as Counsel in July. Pickett is handling general oil and gas matters for Andarko’s assets located in the Rocky Mountain Region. Jason Piskel, Ryan Yahne and Nicholas Kovarik are pleased to announce the opening of the law firm Piskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC. They look forward to assisting construction, real estate and other commercial and business litigation and legal needs and are located in Spokane.
Bryce P. McPartland established McPartland Law Office in Moses Lake, Wash. McPartland practices in the areas Bryce McPartland of Insurance, Injury, Disability and Employment Law. For more information please visit his website www. mcpartlandlaw.com. After working seven years in private practice, Kyle Yearsley joined Boise Cascade, LLC as legal counsel in March 2012. Boise Cascade manufactures wood Kyle Yearsley products and distributes a wide variety of building materials throughout the country.
2006 John and Heidi Burke are proud to announce the birth of their son, John Thomas Burke, born July 20, John Burke 2011. John is an associate attorney at Skagit Law Group. The couple and their son reside in Mount Vernon, Wash.
The Washington State Bar Association presented Spokane attorney Robin L. Haynes with it’s 2012 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. The Outstanding Young Robin Haynes Lawyer Award honors a young lawyer who has made a valuable contribution to Washington’s legal community. The Spokane County Bar Young Lawyers Division, led by then-president Haynes, was also the recipient of the Outstanding Affiliate Award. The Outstanding Affiliate Award recognizes the affiliate organization in Washington that has generously committed time and efforts to provide legal services for the public good, public service, and community outreach, and/ or has made significant contributions to the professional community, especially in the development and training of young lawyers. Haynes joined Reed & Giesa, PS in 2005 and in 2011 became its first female partner. Julia Hilton accepted a new position with Idaho Power in Boise. Hilton focuses on regulatory law and litigation for Idaho Power. Julia Hilton
Steven Wee Law Offices, PS is now Wee & Watts, Attorneys at Law. Steven Wee is pleased to welcome Julie C. Watts as a colleague.
2007 Scott Husbands and Angela Gianoli are the proud parents of John “Jack” Harrington Gianoli-Husbands. Scott is an associate at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP and Angela is a prosecutor for King County. They reside in Seattle.
and family law. Zorich is excited to continue to learn and grow his practice, while working side by side with some of the most knowledgeable, experienced and respected family law attorneys in Washington.
Jane Brown named partner at Paine Hamblen Anthony Zorich
2008 Annie Arbenz, partner at Kampbell, Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC in Tacoma, was named in the Business Examiner Media Group’s 40 Under Forty Program in 2012, which recognizes outstanding Annie Arbenz South Sound business and community leaders under the age of 40. The Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has named Tacoma attorney Casey Arbenz as the 2012 recipient of the Young Lawyers Division Professionalism Award. The award honors a new or young lawyer from the Washington legal community who has greatly enhanced the profession through his extraordinary noble and honorable practice of the law. Arbenz was admitted to the bar in 2008 and is an associate at The Hester Law Group in Tacoma. where his practice focuses on criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury cases. Nicole J. Jones accepted a staff attorney position with the Bringing Justice Home Project of Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins, Colo. The Bringing Just Hope Project provides no-cost legal services to indigent victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and talking. It handles several different types of legal matters, including civil protection orders, divorce and custody cases. Amy Miller joined the Spokane office of Graham Lundberg Peschel, PS, Inc. as an associate. Miller is an EAGLE member of the Washington State Bar Association and a member of the King County Bar Association. She focuses her practice on wrongful death and personal injury claims.
Spokane firm Paine Hamblen just named its first female managing partner in Jane Elizabeth Brown. It’s the first time a large law firm in the Inland Northwest has elected a female managing partner and Brown joins a small group of female attorneys in the state of Washington who have achieved CEO status. In the 200 largest law firms nationally, only 6 percent have women in a managing partner role. Equally impressive is Brown’s nontraditional rise through Paine Hamblen. Having started in 1980 as a legal assistant, she became a partner in 2001 after 21 years working her way through the firm as an attorney, including working full time while attending Gonzaga Law School. After practicing in a variety of litigation areas throughout her career including construction law, federal and state discrimination claims, and personal injury claims, she is now one of the most respected and successful family law attorneys in the region as acknowledged by her male and female colleagues. Though modest about her success and the inspiration she poses for other women in particular, Brown is a vocal proponent of hard work and persistence in her firm and beyond. “I never lost sight of what I was passionate about,” Brown says. “I’ve learned that whatever you want to do, as long as you do it well, there will always be a role for you.” Brown also says her role as a legal assistant before attending law school gave her unique perspective and experience that served her well as she built her practice. Brown remains active outside of her work at Paine Hamblen, putting her love of cooking to use aboard ships for the nonprofit organization Raincoast Conservation, for which she sits on the board of directors. Paine Hamblen is one of the leading firms serving Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, with offices in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Coeur d’Alene and Priest River, with nearly 50 attorneys. The firm eschews the traditional label of a “stuffy” environment thanks to a dynamic team closely engaged with all clients from individuals to corporations alike. Paine Hamblen is known for the sophistication and diversity of its practice and client base. While the modern Paine Hamblen was formed after a 1986 merger, the firm’s origins stretch back to three separate firms dating back to 1886, 1893 and 1949 respectively. Their rich combined history in the Pacific Northwest makes the modern incarnation of the firm deeply committed to the region.
Anthony Zorich accepted a position as an associate attorney with McKinley Irvin, working out of the Tacoma office. McKinley Irvin is the largest and one of the most established firms in Washington state specifically devoted to divorce GONZAGA LAWYER
CLASS ACTION Kate Tylee joined Davis Wright Tremaine’s 60plus national labor and employment law practice group in Bellevue, Wash. Tylee handles all aspects of litigation and also conducts workplace Kate Tylee investigations and handles employment counseling inquiries. Prior to joining DWT, Kate was an associate at Patterson Buchanan Fobes Leitch & Kalzer.
2009 Ilaria Hare Heiderich and Benjamin Raisio were married on Aug. 18 on Vashon Island, Wash. The bridal party included Morgan Day (GU ‘06), Ashlee Wiese (Law ‘09), Andrew Deesing (Law ‘09) Ilaria Hare Heiderich Benjamin Raiso and Finn Landon, son of Hillary (Hopewell) Landon (GU ‘05), and a reading was given by Ilaria’s cousin Christina Balarezo (GU ‘10). Maxwell Huffman is an associate in the San Diego office of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP. Huffman currently focuses his practice on representing both institutional and individual shareholders in securities fraud and shareholder derivative litigation related to mergers and acquisitions. The firm has obtained many of the largest recoveries in history, including the largest $7.3 billion Enron securities fraud recovery, and, more recently, the largest antitrust settlement on record, the $7.25 billion Visa and MasterCard Interchange settlement. Dan and Susanne Wadkins, along with big sister Lola, are proud to announce the birth of Mac. Dan is an attorney at Lee & Hayes, PLLC in Spokane.
2010 Jacob R. Brennan joined the law firm of Herman, Herman & Jolley, PS as an associate
in May 2012 where his practice focuses on business, estate planning, bankruptcy, construction and property law. Brennan was selected as an American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Jacob Brennan Scholar for 2012-13, serves as Treasurer of the Spokane County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and is an active volunteer in various legal and civic groups.
where Meredith is a new associate attorney at the firm of William B. Pope & Associates. Brian is a deputy prosecuting attorney for the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Meredith Williams Meredith and Brian are and Brian Gerhart very happy to welcome their first child, Madeline Elizabeth Gerhart born on Sept. 16, 2012.
Alicia Levy of Spokane opened The Levy Law Firm in October 2011. Levy is active in the Spokane legal community and was awarded the Top 20 under 40 Business Professional Alicia Levy award by Inland Catalyst Business Magazine in 2012. Her firm focuses on business law, contract drafting and review, nonprofit law and estate planning.
Erin Woodock and Ryan Moore were married May 19. Erin is an attorney at Meyer, Fluegge & Tenney, PS. The couple reside in Yakima, Wash.
Colin Willenbrock joined Winston & Cashatt as an associate. Willenbrock’s practice focuses on commercial and construction-related litigation. He counsels clients on a wide variety of litigation matters Colin Willenbrock including breach of contract claims, construction disputes, business entity dissolution, officer and director liability, shareholder disputes, anti-competitive practices and banking and finance matter.
2011 Christopher Pirnke is a new associate with Inslee, Best, Doezie & Ryder, PS in Bellevue, Wash. Pirnke specializes in Business Planning & Transactions as Christopher Pirnke well as Entity Formation & Maintenance. Feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin. com/in.pirnke. Meredith Williams, ‘10 and Brian Gerhart married in New Orleans on Sept.30, 2011, after meeting in the 2008 fall semester as members of Gonzaga’s global social justice organization, Mission Possible. The couple reside in Olympia,
Left side of photo: Lt. Col. Katherine Hipp, U.S. Army, JAGC. Hipp graduated from Gonzaga University in 1987, in Political Science. LTC Hipp participated in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and was commissioned upon graduation in 1987. Hipp graduated from Gonzaga School of Law in 1990. She has spent 12 years on active duty and 12 years in the U.S. Army reserve. Hipp (‘88) is married to John Hipp.
Bellingham Young Alumni Reception March 21, 2012
Tri Cities – Benton/Franklin County Bar Luncheon April 17, 2012
Spokane and Seattle firms competed in the third annual Law Firm Challenge. The Law Firm Challenge is sponsored by the Law School Alumni Association and was created as an opportunity for alumni to remain involved with their alma mater, promote meaningful participation in the life of the school and improve alumni and firm participation. During the challenge, alumni are asked to support Gonzaga Law School through an individual gift to the Law School Annual Campaign. The firms with the highest alumni participation win the challenge.
Olympia Alumni Reception Temple of Justice –
The Spokane challenge ended in a threeway tie. The firms of Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker, Layman Law Firm and Witherspoon Kelley all reached 100 percent participation. The Seattle challenge winner was Davis Wright Tremaine with 83 percent participation. Congratulations to all who helped and participated in the challenge!
April 24, 2012
Gonzaga Law Baseball Alumni Reception (GU vs. Oregon)
Phoenix Young Alumni Reception
May 2, 2012
May 16, 2012
Middle of the photo: Capt. Jake Vollebregt, U.S. Marine Corps, JAGC.
Yakima Alumni Luncheon
Vollebregt graduated from Gonzaga in 2005, majoring in journalism. He graduated from Chapman University School of Law. He is on active duty deployed to Afghanistan.
June 8, 2012
Right side of the photo: Capt. Kelsey BurwellMorfitt, U.S. Air Force. Morfitt graduated from Gonzaga School of Law in 2009; she is on active duty stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
Law Firm Challenge Winners
Boise Alumni Luncheon June 14, 2012 Alumni watching Zags baseball
Alumni events Seattle Sounders June 20, 2012
1L Mentoring Program Kickoff On Oct. 10, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Center for Professional Development hosted the 1L Mentoring Program Kickoff Reception in the Barbieri Courtroom. More than 70 first-year students met their mentor for the first time, networked with local alumni and received helpful hints and suggestions regarding the first-year of law school.
If you would like to get involved with the 1L Mentoring Program at Gonzaga Law, please contact the Alumni Office at 509.313.3759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GU Law history Carl Maxey
Arizona Hirsch, Lawrence D. DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC, Phoenix Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Kazan, Lawrence I. Debus Kazan & Westerhausen, Ltd., Phoenix Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Silver, Jason Silver Law, PLC, Scottsdale Tax
Wanslee, Madeleine C. Gust Rosenfeld, PLC, Phoenix Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, General Litigation
California Brown, Janice P.
Person, John C.
A.Chorney & Millard, LLP, Denver Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate
Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC, Metairie Business Litigation
Goff, Neil M. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Denver Tax, Business/Corporate, Real Estate
Hensen, Stephen J.
Foret, L. Palmer
Murphy Decker Hansen & Cook-Olson, PC, Littleton Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Employment & Labor, Professional Liability: Defense
Leder, Steven E.
Hawaii Belles, Michael J.
Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP, Rockville Personal Injury Plaintiff: Genera, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products Leder Law Group, LLC, Towson Insurance Coverage, Environmental Litigation, Transportation/Maritime
Belles Graham Proudfoot Wilson & Chuh, Lihue Real Estate, Administrative Law
Desmarais, Mark B.
Fellman, Mark J.
Carl Maxey (’51) left a legacy that would fill a shelf of
Brown Law Group, San Diego Employment Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation
Tom Petrus & Miller, LLLC, Honolulu Personal Injury Defense: Products, Business Litigation, Transportation/Maritime
Mark J. Fellman, Attorney at Law, St. Paul Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
legal literature. Born into poverty, he might never have
Meyer, William G., III
Tewksbury, Michael D.
Daehnke, Patricia Egan
progressed past the initial hardships. Instead, with the help
July 15, 2012
of a Jesuit in DeSmet, Idaho, and his own penchant for hard work, Maxey became a boxing champion who would bring
Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols, Los Angeles Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation Defense
home the NCAA title in 1950, a black lawyer in a mostly
Draper, David B.
Alumni watching the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field.
consciousness. – From ”Celebrating Gonzaga School of
Terra Law, LLP, San Jose Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Law: The First Hundred Years”
McCoy, Daniel J.
white city, a voice for the powerless, and a symbol of social
Fenwick & West, LLP, Mountain View Employment & Labor
Idaho Amendola, Gary I.
Torres, David A.
Comstock, David E.
Welk, Thomas S. Cooley, LLP, San Diego Employee Benefits/ERISA
Wilson, Gregory R. Attorney at Law, San Francisco Tax, Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate
Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys, Wailuku Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products
Amendola & Doty, PLLC, Coeur d’Alene Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Law Office of David A. Torres, Bakersfield Criminal Defense
Tateishi, Michael K.
Attorney at Law, Davis Appellate
Sargeant, Kimball J.P.
Alumni attending the Seattle Mariners game
Dwyer Schraff Meyer Grant & Green, Honolulu Intellect Property
Comstock and Bush, Boise Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Erbland, Peter C. Paine Hamblen, LLP, Coeur d’Alene Civil Litigation Defense, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury Defense: General
McKay, Scott Nevin, Benjamin, McKay & Bartlett, LLP, Boise Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, General Litigation
Tewksbury & Kerfeld, PA, Minneapolis Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Missouri Brown, Roger G. Roger G. Brown & Associates, Jefferson City Employment & Labor, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Workers’ Compensation
Montana Bjelland, Gary W. Jardine, Stephenson, Blewett & Weaver, PC, Great Falls Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate Tax
Harper Poe, Anita Garlington Lohn & Robinson, PLLP, Missoula Health Care, Professional Liability: Defense
Jackson, Kurt M. Hoyt & Blewett, PLLC, Great Falls Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Krogh, Harlan B. Crist, Krogh & Nord Law Firm, LLC, Billings Government/Cities/Municipalities, Employment Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury Defense: General GONZAGA LAWYER
Lewis, Tom L. Lewis, Slovak, Kovacich & Marr, PC, Great Falls Business Litigation, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Environmental Litigation
McMahon, Michael F.
Piucci, Stehpen V. Piucci Law Firm, Portland Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Alternative Dispute Resolution, General Litigation
McMahon, Wall & Hubley, PLLC, Helena Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Health Care
Witt, Roger T.
Hetherington Law Offices, Chalfont Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, General Litigation
Ugrin, Alexander, Zadick & Haggins, PC, Great Falls Employment Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Government/Cities/Municipalities
Nevada Decaria, Mary Anne Silverman, Decaria & Kattelman, Chtd, Reno Family Law
Reuther, Renee R. Rice, Silbey, Reuther & Sullivan, LLP, Las Vegas Real Estate
Hetherington, Jack J.
Katz, Ellis H. Sweet, Stevens, Katz &Williams, LLP, New Britain Employment & Labor, Schools & Education, Employment Litigation: Defense
Texas Webster, Robert L. Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl, LLP, Dallas Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense
Weisbart, Mark A.
Law Office of Mark A. Weisbart, Dallas Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Jeffrey Wicks, PLLC, Rochester Criminal Defense, Civil Rights/First Amendment, Family Law
Durham Jones & Pinegar, PC, Salt Lake City Family Law
Snow, V. Lowry
DeSantis, Frank R. Thompson Hine, LLP, Cleveland Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Tax
Oregon Flynn, Meagan A. Preston Bunnell & Flynn, LLP, Portland Appellate, Transportation/Maritime
Hindman, Kathryn M. Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson, Portland Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
McCann, Robert C., Jr. Long Delapoer Healy McCann & Noon, PC, Albany Family Law
McClung, Charles D. Chernoff Vilhauer, LLP, Portland Intellectual Property
Picthford, Susan D. Chernoff Vilhauer, LLP, Portland Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
Lundgren, A. Howard
Snow Jensen & Reece, PC, St. George Real Estate, Business Litigation, Corporate Governance & Compliance
Virginia Hottell, Dennis M. Hottell Malinowski Group Attorneys at Law, PC, Fairfax Family Law
Laughlin, Alexander M. Wiley Rein, LLP, McLean Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation
Washington Ahlers, John P. Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC, Seattle Construction Litigation, Construction/Surety
Andersen, C. Matthew Winston & Cashatt Lawyers, PS, Spokane Business Litigation, Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
Archer, Margaret Y. Gordon Thomas Honeywell, LLP, Tacoma Land Use/Zoning, Eminent Domain, Business Litigation
Barnett, Devitt D. Thorson Barnett & McDonald, PC, Seattle Employee Benefits/ERISA, Tax
Etter, William F.
Hueber, Carl E.
Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Clary & Oreskovich, PC, Spokane General Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, PS, Spokane Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Construction/Surety
Pearson Law Offices, PS, Seattle Tax, Native American Law
Kamitomo, Mark D.
Randall Danskin, PS, Spokane Estate Planning & Probate, Closely Held Business, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Eymann, Richard C.
K&L Gates, LLP, Spokane Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Employment & Labor
Eymann, Allison, Hunter, Jones, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products
Bianchi, George, L.
Fennessy, Timothy B.
Bassett, Thomas T.
The Bianchi Law Firm, Seattle Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Bloom, Gary N.
Layman Law Firm, PLLP, Spokane Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Plaintiff: General, General Litigation
Harbaugh & Bloom, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fitzpatrick, Paul D.
Brindley, Katharine W.
Forbis, Amy T.
K&L Gates, LLP, Spokane Estate Planning & Probate, Closely Held Business
Helsell Fetterman, LLP, Seattle Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Health Care
Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, PS, Seattle Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Clark, Catherine C. Law Offices of Catherine C. Clark, PLLC, Seattle Eminent Domain, Real estate, Business Litigation
Forsberg & Umlauf, PS, Seattle Civil Litigation Defense, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury Defense: General
Crick, Robert H., Jr.
Giesa, John P.
Forsberg, Carl E.
Robert Crick Law Firm, PLLC, Spokane Construction Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Government Contract
Reed & Giesa, PS, Spokane Business Litigation, General Litigation, Insurance Coverage
Cronin, Timothy P.
Griffin, Mark A.
Mullin, Cronin, Casey & Blair, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Defense: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Keller Rohrback, LLP, Seattle Class Action/Mass Torts, Antitrust Litigation
Harkins, Vernon W.
Curtis, Kevin J. Winston & Cashatt Lawyers, PS, Spokane Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation Defense
Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, LLP, Tacoma Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice
Dano, Garth L.
Harnetiaux, Bryan P.
Dano & Gilbert, PS, Moses Lake Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Criminal Defense
Attorney at Law, Spokane Appellate
Dippold, John C.
Harper, Gregory L.
Carney Badley Spellman, PS, Seattle Construction Litigation, Construction/Surety, Real Estate
Harper Hayes, PLLC, Seattle Insurance Coverage, General Litigation
Dunn, Robert A.
Williams Kastner, Seattle Civil Litigation Defense, Employment & Labor
Dunn & Black, PS, Spokane Business Litigation, Construction/Surety, Employment & Labor
Durkin, John J. Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy & Durin, Inc, PS, Tacoma Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice
Harris, Jessie L.
Hazel, David Hazel and Hazel, Yakima Family Law
Hoover, Frank R. Law Offices of Frank Hoover, PS, Spokane Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
The Markam Group, Inc, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products
Kane, Robert M., Jr. LeSourd & Patten, PS, Spokane Tax
Keefe, Dan W. Keefe, Bowman & Bruya, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Defense, Medical Malpractice
Killeen, Michael J. Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Seattle Employment & Labor
King, James B. Evans, Craven & Lackie, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Employment & Labor
Kirk, William K. Cowan Kirk Gaston, Kirkland Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Lingenbrink, Steven G.
Petrie, Gair B.
Pruzan, Steven R. Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan, Seattle Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice
Rekofke, Brian T. Witherspoon Kelley, Spokane Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Sayre, Karen L. Sayre & Sayre, PS, Spokane Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
Sayre, Richard L. Sayre & Sayre, PS, Spokane Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
Schultz, Mary Mary Schultz Law, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Shea, Edward F., Jr.
Lingenbrink Law, Kirkland Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Kuffel Hultgrenn Klashke & Shea, LLP, Pasco General Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Lustick, Jeffrey A.
Taylor, Paul R.
Lustick Law Firm, Bellingham Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Aviation
Byrnes Keller Cromwell, LLP, Seattle Business Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, First Amendment/Media/Adverting
Luvera, Paul N.
Thompson, Thomas A.
Luvera, Barnett, Brindley, Beninger & Cunningham, Seattle Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products
Walthew, Thompson, Kindred, Costello & Winemiller, PS, Seattle Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Mastrodonato, George C.
Thomsen, Randall T.
Carney Badley Spellman, PS, Seattle Tax, Administrative Law, Business/Corporate
Danielson Harrigan Leyh & Tollefson, LLP, Seattle Business Litigation, General Litigation, Appellate
McKinley, Kathryn R.
Thorp, Michael R.
McKinley Fossum, PS, Spokane Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Banking
Summit Law Group, PLLC, Seattle Environmental Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental
McLane, Thomas W. Randall Danskin, PS, Spokane Employment & Labor
Messina, John L. Messina Bulzomi Christensen, PS, Tacoma Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice, Transpiration/ Maritime
Murphy, John W.
Thorsrud, Mark N. Thorsrud Cane & Paulich, Inc, PS, Seattle Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury Defense: General, Construction/Surety
Tronquet Michael C. Law Office of Michael C. Tronquet, Seattle Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business
Brett Murphy – Washington’s Injury Lawyers, Bellingham Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, General Litigation GONZAGA LAWYER
Rising stars Tuttle, Jeffrey B. Tuttle & Associates, Redmond Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice
Unti, Daniel W. Carney Bradley Spellman, PS, Seattle Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Verfurth, Donald J. Gordon & Rees, LLP, Seattle Insurance Coverage, Environmental, Professional Liability: Defense
Vovos, Mark E. Attorney at Law, Spokane Civil Litigation Defense, Criminal Defense, Immigration
Vreeland, Victoria L.
Arizona Jenkins, William S., Jr. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, PC, Phoenix Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation
Parzych, John Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, PC, Scottsdale Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation, Real Estate
California Clark, Meghan B. Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, LLP, Ventura Appellate, Employment & Labor, Business Litigation
Vreeland Law, PLLC, Bellevue Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights/First Amendment, Business Litigation
Walsh, William H.
Messner & Reeves, LLC, Denver Construction Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense
Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner & Preece, LLP, Seattle Business Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: General, General Litigation
Webster, Clifford A. Carney Badley Spellman, PS, Seattle Government Relations, Administrative Law
Williams, Tammy L. Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer, PS, Seattle Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense: General, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Wright, Joel E. Lee Smart, Inc, PS, Seattle Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury Defense: General, Business Litigation
Wong, Eugene W.
Fleckenstein, Todd H.
Vanderhage, Henri “Hank” Holland & Hart, LLP, Denver Tax, Business/Coroprate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Idaho Herberholz, Dana M. Zarian Midgley & Johnson, PLLC, Boise Intellectual Property Litigation
Illinois Bostwick, Jarrett T. Handler Thayner, LLP, Chicago Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, PLLC, Seattle Real Estate, Business/Corporate Tax
Buxman, Katie D.
Kaplan, Joesph V. Passman & Kaplan, PC, Washington Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Smith Freed & Eberhard, PC, Portland Personal Injury Defense: General, Insurance Coverage
Gore, Jason M. MacMillan Scholz & Marks, PC, Portland Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Defense: General, Insurance Coverage
Johnston, Marc A. Johnston Law Firm, Portland Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation
Sorenson, Deborah L.
New Mexico Conaway, Joshua K. Fadduol Cluff & Hardy, PC, Albuquerque Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Dole, Sorenson, Ransom & Ferguson, LLP, Grants Pass Family Law
Stirba & Associates, Salt Lake City Civil Litigation Defense, Government/Cities/ Municipalities
Sterbcow, Marx D. Sterbcow Law Group, LLC, New Orleans Real Estate, Banking, Class Action/Mass Torts
Massachusetts Leviton, Jason M. Block & Leviton LLP, Boston Securities Litigation, Securities & Corporate Finance, Class Action/Mass Torts
Minnesota Moch, Anton J. Winthrop & Weinstine, PA, Minneapolis Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment & Labor
Nevada Ball, Zachary T. Brooks Bauer, LLP, Las Vegas Business Litigation
Rigler, Christopher G. Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson, Las Vegas Professional Liability: Defense, Business Litigation
Schneider, Adam A. Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson, Las Vegas Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury Defense General
Sorokac, Elizabeth M. Reisman Sorokac, Las Vegas Government Relations, Real Estate, Business/ Corporate
Hamilton, R. Blake
Hunter, Jason C. Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, LLC, Salt Lake City Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate Tax
Parrish, Jared N. Prince Yeates & Geldzahler, PC, Salt Lake City Business Litigation, Securities Litigation
Washington Beaudoin, Ryan M. Witherspoon Kelley, Spokane Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Business Litigation
Brangwin, John M. Woods & Brangwin, PLLC, Wenatchee Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Brodie Jackson, Nicole Fain Anderson VanDerhoef, PLLC, Seattle Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Health Care, General Litigation
Bruya, Edward J. Keefe, Bowman & Bruya, PS, Spokane Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
DeFore, Brian D. Lane Powell PC, Seattle Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/ Corporate, Corporate Governance & Compliance
DeVallance, Todd R. Tsai Law Company, PLLC, Seattle Family Law
Gabel, Andrew J. Lane Powell, PC, Seattle Construction Litigation, General Litigation, Real Estate
Gardner, David P.
LeBank, Micah R.
Winston & Cashatt Lawyers, PS, Spokane Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation
Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice
Gerrish Nelson, Christina CGN, PLLC, Seattle Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mencke Smith, Kammi
Gregory, Deanna L.S.
O’Rouke, Kevin D.
Pacifica Law Group, Seattle Bonds/Government Finance, Government/Cities/ Municipalities
Winston & Cashatt Lawyers, PS, Spokane Employment & Labor, Schools & Education Southwell & O’Rourke, PS, Spokane Bankruptcy & Credit/Debtor Rights
Dano Gilbert, PS, Seattle Employment & Labor, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Civil Rights/First Amendment
K&L Gates, LLP, Spokane Employment Litigation: Defense, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Native American Law
Hanis, Brian J.
Piskel, Jason T.
Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, Kent Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Estate Planning & Probate
Dunn & Black, PS, Spokane Construction Litigation, Business Litigation
Hanis, Patrick M.
Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC, Vancouver Family Law
Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, Kent Business Litigation, Real Estate, Estate Planning & Probate
Harris, Aleana W. Alston, Courtnage & Bassetti, LLP, Seattle Real Estate
Hunter, Kim E. Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter, PLLC, Covington Criminal Dense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Johnson, Brooke A. Gordon Thomas Honeywell, LLP, Tacoma Tax, Business/Corporate
Kettrick, Jason M. Carney Badley Spellman, PS, Seattle Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Kovarik, Nicholas D. Dunn & Black, PS, Spokane General Litigation, Construction Litigation: Eminent Domain
Kruse, Laura E. Betts, Patterson & Mines, PS, Seattle Employment Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Civil Litigation Defense
Rusch, Deanna L.
Sullivan, Kevin Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., Seattle Tax
Tucker, Michael R. Dunn & Black, PS, Spokane Business Litigation, Real Estate, Employment & Labor
Vacha, Jason E. Reed McClure, Seattle Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury Defense: General, Appellate
Wagar, Mariah A. Miller Mertens Comfort Wager & Kreutz, PLLC, Kennewick Civil Litigation Defense, General Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate
Waters, Brian P. Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP, Seattle Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Health Care
Winslow-Nason, Brendan Cozen O’Connor, Seattle Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation Defense
2012 Honor roll lifetime contributors
$1,000,000 AND ABOVE Louis † and Kathryn Barbieri, ’40 Chester and Catherine J. Chastek †, ’40 Fred and Barbara Curley † Don, ’60 and Va Lena (Scarpelli) Curran, ’58 John Hemmingson
$500,000 - $999,999 Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty Paul, ’59 and Lita (Barnett) Luvera, ’77 Norm † and Rita Roberts, ’59
$250,000 - $499,999 John † and Nancy Clute, ’63 Joseph P. and Helen K. Delay, ’52 Jim and Beverly Rogers Sunbelt Communications Company
$100,000 - $249,999 Holly Louise Caudill †, ’93 Ben B. Cheney Foundation Harry † and Dorothy Dano, ’41 William Eddleman †, ’39 Jerry and Helen Greenan, ’57 John and Deborah Holleran, ’79 Jerome and Vicki Jager, ’57 George † and Shari Kain, ’58 William V. Kelley † Joseph † and Muriel Murphy, ’42 Bill Roach † Patrick and Diane Sullivan, ’59 Washington Trust Bank Carrie Welch Trust Estate
$50,000 - $99,999 Charles Brink, ’78 The Brink Foundation Loren and Janell Burke, ’83 John R. Clark † , ’80 and The Honorable Ellen K. Clark, ’82 Harriet Clarke † Marvel Collins Estate Reanette Cook Estate Delay, Curran, Thompson & Pontarolo, PS James and Frances Flanagan †, ’40
Jim and Margel Gallagher Bart and Hilke Gallant Mark and Mary Griffin, ’86 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ’59 Daniel P. Harbaugh, ’74 Harold and Mary Anne † Hartinger, ’54 Stephen Haskell, ’77 Horrigan Foundation Inc. Greg and Susan Huckabee, ’76 Helen John Foundation Frank and Maureen Johnson, ’51 Bob and Ginny Kane, ’77 George and Nancy Lobisser, ’78 John E. Manders Foundation John and Guelda Messina, ’69 Yale Metzger and Susan Richmond, ’95 Smithmoore Myers and Sandy Sandulo-Myers, ’39 Wes and Mary Lee (Toepel) Nuxoll, ’54 The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ’59 Renee R. Reuther, ’90 Elizabeth D. Rudolf John and Nancy Rudolf Chuck † and Rojean Siljeg, ’60 Philip † and Margretta Stanton, ’56 Washington Trust Bank Financial Corporation Bob and Diane Waitt, ’57 Jim and Joyce † Workland, ’64
$25,000 - $49,999 American College of Trial Lawyers Gene and Carol Annis, ’59 Bank of America Foundation Boise David and Ellen Bolin, Jr., ’85 John † and Kaye Condon, ’77 F. Daniel and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery, ’76 Michael and Rebecca Costello, ’96 Patrick and Paula Costello Vern Davidson † Philip † and Mary Dolan, ’47 Mr. Phillip E. and Dr. Nadine Egger, ’81 Richard C. and Susan Eymann, ’76 Michael A. Frost, ’73 Joe and Joan Gagliardi, ’59 Jeffrey and Diana Hartnett, ’76
Gonzaga Law School proudly recognizes these major contributors whose outstanding generosity and spirit of lifetime giving from the founding of Gonzaga Law School through May 31, 2012, demonstrates a commitment to the finest level of higher education. Great care was taken to ensure the accuracy of this listing, and we would appreciate it if you would alert us to any errors or omissions. Please direct your inquiries to Brooke Ellis, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at 509.313.3759 or email@example.com
Michael and Karen Harwood, ’88 Dennis M. Hottell and Terese Colling, ’76 Inland Northwest Community Foundation Dan and Margaret † Keefe, ’74 King County Bar Foundation Ellen (Kremer) Lenhart, ’87 Bill and Suzanne Lindberg, ’73 The Honorable John J. Madden, ’68 Dick and Jan † Manning, ’60 Helen McDonald † Richard and Mary Lou McWilliams, ’58 Alejandra Mireles, ’04 Joe Nappi, Jr. and Mary Nappi, ’72 Verne and Mary Oliver † Dean Lewis † 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 Irene Ringwood, ’84 The Honorable and Mrs. J. Justin Ripley, ’64 Kerm † and Fran Rudolf, ’51 Rudolf Family Foundation James and Marilyn Sachtjen Dick, ’79 and Karen Sayre, ’85 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 Washington State Bar Association Katharine Witter Brindley and Ralph Brindley, ’84
$10,000 - $24,999 Keller W. and Kathy Allen, ’89 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Matt and Eleanor Andersen, ’76 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 David and Nancy Bayley, ’76 Janice H. Bennett, ’89 James Berlin † Allen Brecke, ’77 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 Smith & Spellman Thomas and Joan Chapman, ’66 Paul Clausen Estate, ’40 Mr. Charles A. Cleveland, ’78 and The Honorable Joyce J. McCown, ’80 Kelly and Sharon Cline, ’85 John † and Mary S. Close, ’38 Thomas and Barbara Cochran, ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Conklin James P. and Marianne Connelly, ’53 K. Thomas and Laurie (Samuel) Connolly, ’66 John and Mary Jo Costello James and Carolyn Craven, ’75 Fred O. Dennis Estate Norb † and Ruby Donahue, ’41
Kevin and Jackie Driscoll John J. and Allison Durkin, ’80 Paul and Carol Eng, ’87 Bill Etter, ’78 Robert Evans and Lisa Fitzpatrick, ’78 Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, ’84 Roger A. Felice, ’73 Joe Fennessy, Jr. †, ’40 James and Mikell Fish, ’62 Rick Flamm, ’79 and Vesna Somers, ’81 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 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 Corporation Jodi Swanson and Steven Jager, ’80 Richard R. and Janet K. Johnson, ’75 Marcus † and Dorothy Kelly, ’57 Daniel L. Keppler, ’92 and Meagan Flynn, ’92 Mike and Terri Killeen, ’77 James and Mary Anne (Metcalfe) King, ’78 Paul M. and Kristina S. Larson, ’75 Lee & Hayes, PLLC 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 The Honorable and Mrs. James M. Murphy, ’73 Northern Trust Bank Northwest Fund for the Environment Stephen and Karen Osborne, ’73 Charles I. and Helen Palmerton †, ’52 PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company Harry B. and Alethea A. Platis, ’69 Estate of Louis Powell
2012 SBA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP D ONORS Kathleen Box Lindsay Box Colleen Durkin Stephen Grant Alexandria John Erika Keech Emily LaCourse Lorie Mallari Drew Mattern Owen Mooney John Nelson Sunshine Nilson Matthew Parker Lindsey Paxton Kaarin Praxel Jennifer Richards Katie Sinclair Jennifer Stash Ian Stamme Laurel Yecny Cherlyn Walden
† denotes benefactor deceased
2012Honor roll annual contributors
The benefactors listed below represent a distinguished group of individuals who made a gift between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012. Their outstanding generosity demonstrates a commitment to the tradition of yesterday and the vision of tomorrow.
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 and Mrs. Michael P. Roewe, ’74 Nicholas Scarpelli, ’74 Albert J. and Betty Schauble, ’58 Gerald and Rita Schears John A. and Catherine Schultheis, ’61 Irene Strachen Charitable Trust Stritmatter, Kessler, Whelan, Withey, Coluccio Joseph M. and Parker F. Sullivan, ’85 Paul and Gail Taylor, ’84 The Honorable and Mrs. Joseph A. Thibodeau, ’66 James and Carmelita † Thomas Phebe Thompson Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster
James † and Marian Triesch, ’41 The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Joseph and Janna Uberuaga, ’77 United Way of Spokane County The Unova Foundation Prof. James M. Vaché Donald Verfurth, ’85 Verizon Foundation Marc and Nancy Wallace, ’75 James and Kathleen Walsh, ’81 Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, ’90 Clifford and Karen Webster, ’77 Stan and Gina Welsh Western Atlas Foundation Mark E. Wilson The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ’80 The Honorable † and Mrs. John F. Wilson, ’56 Winston & Cashatt James and Jackie Wolff, ’74 Women’s Law Caucus
JAMES E. ROGERS LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP DONORS Robert Berlin, ‘81 Jefferson W. Boswell, ’09 Bob and Ginny Kane, ‘77 Bruce and Carolyn Willoughby, ‘72
The Honorable Ellen K. Clark, ‘82 Michael and Rebecca Costello, ‘96 Don, ’60 and Va Lena (Scarpelli) Curran, ‘58 Mark and Mary Griffin, ‘86 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ‘59 Frederick Halverson, ‘61 John Hemmingson John and Deborah Holleran, ‘79 Dennis M. Hottell and Terese Colling, ‘76 Bob and Ginny Kane, ‘77 Paul, ’59 and Lita (Barnett) Luvera, ‘77 The Honorable John J. Madden, ‘68 Yale Metzger and Susan Richmond, ‘95 Northwest Fund for the Environment Patton Boggs Foundation The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ‘59 Renee R. Reuther, ‘90 Norm † and Rita Roberts, ’59 Patrick and Diane Sullivan, ‘59
LAW DEANS’ CIRCLE $2,500 – $4,999
U NIVERSITY LEGAL A SSISTANCE DONORS Clancy Aresvik Tom and Aril Baldwin Anthony J. Ball James A. Bamberger, ‘80 Goldie Becco Pamela Candelaria Kelly and Sharon Cline, ‘85 Wanda L. Cowart June Cunningham Margie Deliramich Ronald and E. Virginia Dorning Stephen Hill and Nancy Durell, ‘02 Loren Etengoff, ‘80 Robert Evans and Lisa Fitzpatrick, ‘78 Owen Ferguson Scott D. Gambill, ‘99 Jeffrey D. Geldien JoAnn Gibbs, ‘94 Keith and Donna Glanzer, ‘90 Elizabeth Graham, ‘90
PRESIDENT’S 5000 COUNCIL $5,000 AND ABOVE
Paul D. and Nancy Greeley, ‘82 James Harlan Ted A. Hastings, ‘05 Ted S. Hensold Mr. James Hoogestraat, ‘82 Bruce F. Hunton and Christine Sande-Hunton, ‘81 Michael and Helen Jones, ‘77 Dixie Joy Sondra Kirk Kelsey L. Kittleson, ‘10 Michael T. Kleps, ‘04 Troy L. Knudsen, ‘05 Justin B. Lee, ‘01 Richard and Patricia Leland, ‘90 John M. Little, ‘78 Cecelia A. McMullen Sybilla Meehan Dyan K. Mitsuyama, ‘97 Dan and Genevieve (Mann) Morris, ‘03 Maxine Murphy
Craig A. and Julie Nichols, ‘81 Judith Palmer Patricia Queal Randall & Danskin, P.S. The Honorable and Mrs. Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 The Hon. and Mrs. Barry E. Ryan, ‘78 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 Howard B. and Mindee Segal, ‘80 Michele M. Shaw, ‘89 Edmund and Donna Sheehy, ‘78 Mary Spear Mark Staples, ‘80 Jane W. Stradley Leon Swerin, ‘77 Guss Tamaela and Maya Ratnikomala David Ullman, Esq., ‘81 Edward J. Walker, ‘94 The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80
Association of Corporate Counsel WA State Chapter Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83 Kelly and Sharon Cline, ‘85 Robert Evans and Lisa Fitzpatrick, ‘78 Jeremy J. Gugino, ‘05 Gugino, Inc Daniel P. Harbaugh, ‘74 Lawyers Association Trust Irene Ringwood, ‘84 The Honorable and Mrs. J. Justin Ripley, ‘64 Robert H. Schapler, ‘81 Chuck † and Rojean Siljeg, ‘60 Phebe Ann Thompson Thomson Reuters The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Washington State Bar Association
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL $1,000 - $2,499 Susan Alexander, ‘91 Keller W. and Kathy Allen, ‘89
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Matt and Eleanor Andersen, ‘76 David and Nancy Bayley, ‘76 Jim and Lynelle (Wahl) Beaulaurier, ‘77 Mark S. Beggs, ‘80 Allen Brecke, ‘77 Paul Burglin and Ramona Sanderson-Burglin, ‘84 Burglin Law Offices PC Cheryl Clark The Honorable Kenneth L. Cowsert, ‘73 George and Diane Critchlow, ‘77 David K. and Kathryn M. (Miller) Daggett, ‘98 Bob Di Julio, ‘67 Ralph Dixon, ‘77 Gary J. and Claire Dmoch, ‘76 Gary J. Dmoch & Associates Helen (Tutt) Donigan, ‘76 John J. and Allison Durkin, ‘80 Loren Etengoff, ‘80 Bill Etter, ‘78 Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, ‘84 Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Rick Flamm, ’79 and Vesna Somers, ‘81 Joe and Joan Gagliardi, ‘59 Gonzaga University Faculty Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty Paul D. and Nancy Greeley, ‘82 Jerry and Helen Greenan, ‘57 Randy, ’78 and Bridget (McInerney) Harris, ‘79 Harry Hartinger, ‘54 Jeffrey and Diana Hartnett, ‘76 Stephen and Janice Hensen, ‘87 Bill Hyslop, ‘80 Thomas and Sandra Jarrard, ‘07 Dan Keefe, ‘74 Mike and Terri Killeen, ‘77 Alex and Karen Laughlin, ‘85 Timothy J. Lynes, ’84 and Joan C. Morningstar, ‘83 Dick Manning, ‘60 Scott and Susan Miller, ‘84 Joe Nappi, Jr. and Mary Nappi, ‘72 Jack Nevin, ‘78 Nintendo of America, Inc. Donald and Christine O’Neill, ‘78 Tony and Patty Philippsen, ‘73
John R. Quinlan, ‘60 Timothy and Julie Reid, ‘83 The Honorable and Mrs. Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 Milton and Ellen Rowland, ‘85 Dick, ’79 and Karen Sayre, ‘85 Sayre & Sayre P.S. The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 John and Penny Schultz, ‘63 Dennis P. and Marie T. Sheehan, ‘76 Skip Smyser, ‘77 Mark Staples, ‘80 Stokes Lawrence, P.S. Joseph M. and Parker F. Sullivan, ‘85 Paul and Gail Taylor, ‘84 Patrick and Kristina Trudell, ‘80 United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties Donald Verfurth, ‘85 Bob and Diane Waitt, ‘57 Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, ‘90 Washington Judges Foundation Clifford and Karen Webster, ‘77 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard White, ‘80 Bruce and Carolyn Willoughby, ‘72 The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80 Katharine Witter Brindley and Ralph Brindley, ‘84
BARRISTER’S CLUB $500 - $999 Gene and Carol Annis, ‘59 Michael L. and Robin Becky, ‘82 Robert Berlin, ‘81 Charles, ’96 and Kimberly (Tufts) Bolen, ‘96 BP Amoco Foundation Carolina Academic Press Stew and Nancy Clark Craig and Georganna Clifford, ’05 John and Barbara Cooper F. Daniel and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery, ‘76 C. Scott and Linda (Ward) Cregger, ‘79 Brian and Betty Davenport, ‘76 Delay, Curran, Thompson & Pontarolo, PS James Fausone, ‘81 Nancy L. Fike Dan and Karen Flynn, ‘83 Michael A. Frost, ‘73 GONZAGA LAWYER
Jim Giudici, ‘79 Charles V. and Marci (Felix) Harrington, ‘84 Robert Hauth, ‘56 Howard and Darlene Herman, ‘62 C. Patrick and Patti Hogeboom, ‘86 Daniel L. Keppler, ’92 and Meagan Flynn, ‘92 Alan Lamia, ‘70 Charles and Teresa Langfitt, ‘80 C. Russell and Wanda Lewis, ‘98 Tom J. Lucas, ‘76 Scott S., ’90 and Nicole S. (Annis) McKay, ‘92 Sandy C. and Maureen (MacKinnon) McQuarrie, ‘80 Johnston Mitchell, ’92 and Christine Coers-Mitchell, ‘92 Dan and Genevieve (Mann) Morris, ‘03 Daniel and Mary Beth Morrissey Matthew McGaughey and Ann Murphy Mike Myers and Carole Rolando Craig A. and Julie Nichols, ‘81 Gregory and Elizabeth Smith, ‘86 Jane W. Stradley Michael D. and Susan Tewksbury, ‘78 Thomas A. Thompson, ‘80 Arnold Young, ‘69
SOLICITOR’S CLUB $250 - $499 Joe Albo, ‘68 John Antosz, ‘84 James A. Bamberger, ‘80 Hollis H., ’69 and Patricia J. (Anderson) Barnett, ‘69 Tom and Sandra Bassett, ‘76 The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Bastine, ‘64 Mr. David Berry and Dr. Kim Hamlett, ‘91 CEMEX Materials LLC Thomas and Barbara Cochran, ‘75 Coeur d’Alene Oral Surgery Jim and Harvelyn (Cornwell) Cooney, ‘80 Tom and Marcia Cordell, ‘76 Michael and Teresa Crofts, ‘80 David and Cherie Crouse, ‘93 Pat Dalton, ‘79 Pamela J. DeRusha, ‘80 The Honorable Robert J. Doran, ‘57 Timothy and Lorraine Dougherty, ‘81 Robert Downey, ‘86 Leo and Mary Driscoll, ‘51 Stephen Hill and Nancy Durell, ‘02 Richard C. and Susan Eymann, ‘76
Johnathan A., ’85 and Doris A. Ferguson, ‘85 Robert R. Fischer, ‘91 Stephen French and Kathy Swindell -French, ‘82 Eric and Margo Frimodt, ‘92 Joe Gonzalez, Esq., ‘80 John and Therese Goodrich, ‘54 Geoffrey E. Goss, ‘99 Elizabeth Graham, ‘90 The Honorable H. John and Margaret A. (Jansen) Hall, ‘67 Bill Hennessey, ‘51 Alex Hassen Himour, ‘99 Lori W. Hurl, ‘08 The Honorable and Mrs. James P. Hutton, ‘76 Ryan I. Inouye, ‘06 Wayne and Sara Jenner, ‘78 Robert Kayser, ‘79 Robert Keefe, ‘73 Robert and Janelle Kingsley, ‘78 James W. Knowles, ‘80 Timothy and Shahri Knowling, ‘75 Troy L. Knudsen, ‘05 Jane Korn Dino Kujundzic, ‘08 The Honorable Frank L. Kurtz, ‘74 Law Offices of J. Scott Miller, PLLC Ellen (Kremer) Lenhart, ‘87 Matthew and Allison Luedke, ‘08 Michael and Mary Lynch, ‘85 Paul and Suzanne Mack, ‘81 The Honorable and Mrs. Dan Maggs, ‘72 Richard and Mary Lou McWilliams, ‘58 Christopher Mecca, ‘76 Robert Merriman, ‘80 Jeff S. Miller John Monahan, ‘74 Kent and Gloria Mumma, ‘89 James and Teri Newman, ‘95 Charles G. Nordhoff Dianne E. (Lynch) Olsen, ‘79 Gregory J. and Laura M. Potter, ‘84 Mark Prothero, ‘88 The Honorable and Mrs. Justin Quackenbush, ‘57 The Honorable Thomas and Mrs. Heather Rice, ‘86 The Honorable and Mrs. Barry E. Ryan, ‘78 Scott and Mary Sage, ‘78 Bruce Kubler and Janine A. Sarti, ‘83 The Honorable James B. Sawyer, II, ‘74 Michele M. Shaw, ‘89
James Spurgetis, ‘77 Gerald R. Stahl, ‘81 James and Debra Stogsdill, ‘83 Scott Storey, ‘83 Robert Sullivan, ‘86 Jeffrey and Patricia (Kane) Sullivan, ‘71 John F. and Carolyn A. (Ziel) Sullivan, ‘85 Stephen and Carole Trefts, ‘75 United Way of Rhode Island Elvin Vandeberg, ‘54 Vedder Price PC Carl and Marimae Warring, ‘75 Todd Weaver and Christine M. (Hohman) Weaver, ‘91 Peter Wilke, ‘77 Mary Sue Wilson, ‘89 Thomas and Nancy Woodcock, ‘09 Randall W. and Joyce A. (Fuchs) Yates, ‘77
LAW SOCIETY $100 - $249 Patrick R. Acres, ‘70 George and Jennifer Ahrend, ‘95 W. Kenneth Alderfer, ‘78 Bethany Allen, ‘08 Edward Anson, ‘77 Walter Ayers, ‘81 Tom and Jane Baffney, ‘74 Tom and Aril Baldwin Joseph E. Balsiger, ‘06 Rod and Trish Barnett, ‘70 William K. Barquin, ‘98 Jeffrey L. and Tara (Mitchell) Barth, ‘78 Todd D. Bayne, ’87 and Laura L. McGrory, ‘87 Gary M. Beaudry, ‘90 Jon Becker, ‘79 Cheryl A. Beckett, ‘81 Michael and Nina Beegle, ‘88 Eric and Helen Benson, ‘84 Joseph Betzendorfer, Jr., ‘58 Paula Lawton Bevington Jan Bissett, ‘92 Drew Bodker, ‘75 Douglas Boe, ‘82 John and Lisa Bole, ‘88 Justin and Leni Bolster, ‘06 Brian Bookey, ‘78 Jefferson W. Boswell, ‘09 Mary Ann Brady, ‘81 Sarah Brady Roseann Brewer
Kim-Ann Briamonte and Robert McKercher, ‘04 Maureen Britton, ‘88 Myron and Anne Brixner, ‘74 J. Kirk and Marilyn Bromiley, ‘74 Paul W. and Diane Burbank, ‘82 Bradley and Mary-Margaret (Dalton) Burgdorff, ‘85 T. Bennett and Sarah Burkemper, Jr., ‘91 Juliana T. (Kendall) Burnett, ‘96 Carl and Maureen Butkus, ‘77 The Honorable Norman D. Callan, ‘76 Richard Campbell, Jr., ‘81 Janelle M. Carman, ‘01 Carman Law Office Cynthia K. Carter Joe and Theresa Carter, ‘75 Perry and Mary Cawein Patrick and Dee A. (Leoni) Cerutti, ‘71 Janet C. Chadwick Thomas and Joan Chapman, ‘66 Demetre, ’07 and Katherine Christofilis, ‘08 Christopher Church, ‘09 Harold D. and Heidi Clarke III, ‘79 Ricard W. Clarke James B., ’93 and Amy C. (Luck) Clemmons, ‘93 Mitchel Cohen, ‘76 Phillip J. and Debbie Collaer, ‘85 Michael and Susan Connelly, ‘82 William J. and Mary J. Connor, ‘77 Lewis and Rebecca Cooney, ‘02 Wanda L. Cowart Christian Robert Cox, ‘99 Shawn Cozza Derek D. Crick, ‘98 Michael and Mary Alice Cronin, ‘53 Kent Cronquist, ‘82 James and Camille Crum, ‘67 Shannon Cunningham Kevin J. and Julianne Curtis, ‘81 Jason and Julia Cutts, ‘94 Lynn M. Daggett Edward E. and Cathy (Huntington) Danz, ‘75 Richard Davey, Jr. and Jane Willis, ‘99 Glenn R. Davis, ‘79 Ruthie H. Dearing, ‘84 James Decker, ‘81 Joseph and Kathryn Deckhut, ‘76 Paul and Joan Delay, ‘86 Russell E. and Patricia DePew, ‘81 Joseph Derrig, ‘11 Francis Donnelly, ‘83
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GU Law history Smithmoore P. Myers He was one of those individuals who only needed one name for instant recognition among Gonzaga law graduates — Smitty. Smithmoore P. Myers served two terms as dean, giving it up after 10 years in 1965 to accept an appointment as U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, then serving as dean again 1975-78 before serving as U.S. Magistrate for Eastern Washington until his retirement in 1986.
in memoriam The Gonzaga University School of Law extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni and friends. Mary L. Beaulaurier Rupert O. Brockmann, J.D. 1989 John Clute, J.D. 1963 John Condon, J.D. 1977 Sheila L. Corcoran, J.D. 2004 Edward J. Crowley, J.D. 1960 Patrick W. Crowley, J.D. 1964
Mark Davenport, J.D. 1980 Vern Davidson Richard E. Dullanty, J.D. 1953 Carl Frasure, II, J.D. 1988 Gerard Johnson, J.D. 1963 Michael Larsen, J.D. 1974 Michael Platts, J.D. 1976
Norman L. Roberts, J.D. 1959 Fred S. Seipold, J.D. 1979 Jim Solan, J.D. 1978 John P. Tracy, Jr., J.D. 1951 Walter White, J.D. 1951
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Vern Davidson was born on Aug. 6, 1929, to Margaret and Vern Davidson in Los Angeles and passed away on July 24 in Spokane. Vern is survived by his sister, Virginia Kiefer, as well as his nieces, nephew and cousins. Vern will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the thousands of students who passed through the doors of the University of Ghana where he was a Lecturer, the Institute of Public Administration of the University of Malawi, where he was Principal and the founding Professor of Law and most recently, Gonzaga University School of Law, until his retirement in 2004. Following graduation from law school, Vern served as an Associate in Law at Columbia University, and the following year, through a program designed to staff African law schools, became a lecturer at the University of Ghana in Africa. In 1964 he began an exceptional decade of service to the government and people of Malawi. After serving as a lecturer in law at the University of Malawi, he founded the nation’s first law school and began a five-year tenure as its dean. While dean, he assumed additional duties as principal of both the University’s Institute of Public Administration and the Staff Training College of the Office of the President of Malawi. Today, Malawi is an emerging democracy guided by many individuals who received their
formative training from Vern Davidson. The Chief Justice and the associate members of the Malawi Supreme Court, several cabinet ministers, and the leadership of the majority party are all his former students. His educational legacy will undoubtedly grow as future leaders are educated at the very institutions he helped found and nurture. In 1974 he returned to the United States and began his teaching career at Gonzaga University School of Law. Over the next three decades, Vern Davidson would serve both the law school and its students with exceptional skill, energy and commitment as Professor and, for 18 years, as Associate Dean. During his tenure at Gonzaga, Professor Davidson was the recipient of both the Orland Distinguished Professor and Teacher of the Year awards, combining a demanding Socratic approach with an interesting and often entertaining classroom style. In 1995, he achieved perhaps the pinnacle of recognition at Gonzaga University School of Law, when he received The Gonzaga Law Medal. Upon his retirement from Gonzaga in 2004, Spokane Mayor James E. West proclaimed April 28, 2004, as “Vern Davidson Day.”
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