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Commercial Law Center Envision the Future of Legal Education

Passion for their Work: Bob Evans, Skip Smyser, Irene Ringwood, Cliff Webster Promoting the Rule of Law in Kosovo



Dean Earl F. Martin


Managing Editor Nancy Fike


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Commercial Law Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Christianna Sharman Passion for Their Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Graham Sharman III Promoting the Rule of Law in Kosovo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dan Webster Gonzaga’s Outstanding First-Year Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Susan Lee

Departments: Message from the Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 In the News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Red Mass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Welcome New Faculty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Life in the Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Clinic News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Summations: Student News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Class Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 WSBA Young Lawyers Division Elects 2007-2010 Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Shelley Ajax ’04, Named WSBA Pro Bono Award Recipient. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 WSBA Young Lawyers Division Elects Jaime Hawk 2007-2008 President. . . . . . 28 Alumni Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Class of 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2007 Reunion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Message from



Shortly after my arrival at the law school in July of 2005, it became apparent that we needed to engage in strategic planning. The school was anticipating a sabbatical visit from the American Bar Association in February of 2006, the university was moving forward with its own process, and we needed to start planning for the law school in its second century of existence as our centennial celebration approaches in 2012. As a precursor to launching our planning process I worked with the faculty in the fall of 2005 to revise our mission statement. The result of that effort was the replacement of our old six paragraph statement with a single sentence, to wit: To provide an excellent legal education informed by our humanistic, Jesuit, and Catholic traditions and values. This pledge affirms that our core function is the education of our students and it highlights the unique and invaluable humanistic, Jesuit, and Catholic character of the institution. With our new mission statement in place I asked the directors of our various programs to assess their departments. Specifically, I asked our associate deans of academic affairs and students, and our directors of admissions, alumni relations, clinical legal education, career services, development, and the Chastek Law Library to thoroughly review their areas. By the middle of December 2005, I had reports from each that identified internal strengths and weaknesses, surveyed our competition, and listed the top priorities for each department for the next five years. These reports provided valuable information and insight to everyone who became involved in our planning efforts. In January of 2006 five strategic planning committees, made up of faculty, student, staff, and alums, were organized under the headings of Law Program, J.D. Curriculum, Faculty, Students, and Alumni Relations. I requested that the committee members “make no little plans” and that they dedicate themselves to using the process to give the school a road map for keeping our promise of providing an excellent legal education. The committees worked diligently for six months to produce a list of ranked initiatives in each area. Those initiatives were then vetted, and in some cases revised, by the full faculty in numerous meetings over the next nine months. I am very grateful for all the hard work, time, and effort that went into this process and exceedingly proud of the results. We have made great plans that will have a tremendous effect on the life of this institution. We have dedicated ourselves to pursuing the following initiatives: a new enrollment strategy, a completely revamped alumni outreach effort, and new programs to increase our effectiveness at attracting and retaining a diverse student body. Our plans also include an extensive curriculum review and reform effort. This major undertaking will be the next phase of our strategic planning process and presents us with an opportunity to fundamentally improve our program of legal education. As each of our initiatives come on line we will be sharing the news with all of our friends and supporters in a variety of ways. For example, this edition of The Lawyer announces the creation of the Gonzaga School of Law Center for Commercial Law, one of the most exciting developments to come out of our strategic planning process. I am exceedingly confident that under the leadership of Professors Linda Rusch and Stephen Sepinuck this new Center will establish us as a leader in the field of commercial/transactional law. This is an exciting time in the history of our school. We are only five years from our centennial and we are going to arrive at that celebration in excellent shape. We are blessed with an inspiring history, a beautiful physical location, and dedicated faculty, staff, and alums. All the ingredients are in place to take this law school to the next level and I am confident that we will capitalize on this opportunity.

Honor Roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 In Memoriam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Dean Earl Martin Gonzaga University School of Law


associate reporter for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the American Law Institute Drafting Committee to Revise UCC


law center By Christianna Sharman

Article 2, and as a co-reporter for and member of the NCCUSL-ALI Drafting

The Commercial Law Center imparts

Committee to revise UCC Article 7.

the legal and theoretical knowledge

She has also authored or co-authored three casebooks on the UCC, as

and teaches the lawyering skills

well as numerous other books and law review articles. A fourth casebook

needed to represent businesses

on bankruptcy has just been published. “Everybody in the field knows her,”

and consumers in all manner of

Sepinuck says. “She’s a huge name.”

commercial transactions, including

The same could be said of him. Sepinuck co-authored two casebooks with

sales, leases, licenses, asset-based

Rusch, and for the past seven years, has edited “The Uniform Commercial

lending, and structured finance.

Code Survey.” In addition, he has authored or co-authored an impressive list of publications, and given presentations before the American Bar Association, the Institute for Law School Teaching, the Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Bar, and the East/West Bankruptcy Judges Conference, among

Our board of advisors

many others. “Linda and Steve are national leaders in the field of commercial law,” says Earl Martin, dean of the school of law. “They are incredibly active academic scholars, highly talented teachers, and tireless servants to the bench and bar.” Their enthusiasm for commercial law takes them all across the country — one of them appears in a speaking engagement at least every other month — but those experiences inevitably make their way back to the classroom. “We’re training people to look at things from other perspectives. That’s a key skill for transactional attorneys,” Sepinuck says. According to Rusch, the need for mutually beneficial outcomes explains the difference between litigation and transactional practice. “In transactional law,

Just when you think you have Gonzaga University School of Law all figured out, something happens.

might expect, students will gain an understanding of complex

Indeed, the last few years have been rich with creativity

bar, explaining how legal developments affect transactional

and change — new building and leadership, renewed energy

practice, and work to transform legal rules that unduly inhibit

for faculty research, and increased scholarship offerings for

fair commercial practices.

first-rate students. Now, that same momentum has led us to

Gonzaga’s mission will inform all such efforts, Sepinuck

our most recent development, the formation of the Commercial

says. “A focus on commercial law and commercial practice

Law Center.

can serve the public,” he explains. “Commerce isn’t divorced

The potential is nothing short of exhilarating.

from the public interest.”

“We are hoping to transform legal education,” says

Rusch agrees. “To build a just society, you need economic

Professor Stephen L. Sepinuck, who serves as co-director of


the Commercial Law Center with Professor Linda J. Rusch.

The two directors are exceptionally well-suited to the

“The skills involved in putting a deal together are very different

challenge. Rusch has been on the Permanent Editorial Board

from those law schools typically spend time teaching.”

of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) since 2000. She also

In pursuing that goal, the center takes a broad view. As you

has served as an advisor to the revision of UCC Article 9, as an

financial transactions, identify and anticipate problems, develop innovative solutions, and draft the transaction documents. But beyond that, the center will reach out to the

Our mission

both parties have a common goal — to get the deal done,” she explains. “You’re trying to get people together. It’s a collaborative view of practice.” And ideally, that approach leads to long-lasting relationships. “A lawyer should be intimately involved in a client’s business planning,” Rusch says. “What we’re trying to do is establish a model where students develop curiosity and insight about a client’s business.” Rusch and Sepinuck have gathered a thirteen-member board of advisors to guide them in their work. “It’s an incredible group of commercial law attorneys,” Sepinuck says. “Everyone we asked said yes.” With that level of talent and experience behind it, the Commercial Law Center is well positioned to make its mark, both in the field of commercial law and in the world of legal education. “As the global economy grows more and more complex, it is going to take better and more thoroughly trained lawyers to navigate the challenges,” Martin says. “The Commercial Law Center will serve that purpose for our law students.” To learn more, visit the center’s Web site at 


The Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit C. Matthew Andersen, Winston & Cashatt Sheri J. Engelken, Gonzaga University School of Law Richard L. Goldfarb, Stoel Rives LLP Thomas F. Grohman, Lane Powell PC John F. Hilson, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Robert W. Ihne Candace M. Jones, Ohio Dept. of Development Carter H. Klein, Jenner & Block LLP Jonathan C. Lipson, Temple University Beasley School of Law Sandra M. Rocks, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP Edwin E. Smith, Bingham McCutchen LLP Vickie J. Williams, Gonzaga University School of Law

Passion for



By Graham Sharman III

The world of legislative law can be attractive to some lawyers.

still counts some of the students and faculty he met during his

But in the case of these Gonzaga alums, it attracted four

After graduation, he moved to Alaska and went into

lawyers who had no intention of becoming lobbyists. In the

private practice. Almost immediately Mr. Evans got involved

end, however, they found their true calling.

in the 1980 U.S. Senate race. Shortly after that, he relocated

For Robert A. Evans, a career in legislative law grew

to Anchorage and began working as an assistant attorney

naturally out of his interest in history and government. He

general in the consumer protection section of the Department

grew up during the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War,

of Law. His next move took him to Kotzebue, where he was an

and Watergate. Exposure to those events created his desire

assistant public defender. In the meantime, Mr. Evans’ friend

to become a lawyer so he could be an active and effective

Steve Cowper ran for governor and won. He asked Mr. Evans

participant in the future.

to be his deputy chief of staff and legislative liaison. After

Mr. Evans started law school when he was thirty — a little

four years, Governor Cowper decided not to seek reelection.

later than most students. He researched Gonzaga University

However, Mr. Evans found the work so rewarding that he

after a number of lawyer friends recommended the school

began a career as a contract lobbyist. Since then, Mr. Evans

and he liked what he saw. Mr. Evans discovered that Gonzaga

has continued to expand his practice and is currently of

students represented a broad range of age and experience. He

counsel for the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP.

also found that the student body and faculty came from all over

These days, as he goes about the business of advocating

the country — all of which provided what he considered a

for his clients, Mr. Evans attributes much of his success to the

wonderful academic and social environment. In fact, Mr. Evans

principle of treating people with respect and providing people

with all the information, good and bad.

Association. They hired him the following year and before

Maintaining that type of candor with people is just as

he knew it, Mr. Smyser was getting paid to be involved in

important to Charles A. “Skip” Smyser. As he lobbies for his

something he loved.

clients, Mr. Smyser makes sure he truly understands every

Mr. Smyser, who has a three-foot-tall statue of Lady Justice

aspect of the issue and fairly and honestly portrays the

in his home, finds the principle of blind justice an ongoing

opposition’s side to legislators. Mr. Smyser — whose private

inspiration, giving him daily pride in his profession. So it is

practice, Connolly and Smyser, deals primarily in governmental

perhaps fitting that he made the best career move possible for

affairs, administrative law, civil litigation, family law, and

himself almost by accident.

business law — got interested in the law early on by watching

Similarly, providence played a large part in Irene

Perry Mason on TV and going to the courthouse to watch trials

Ringwood’s career choice — but in her case, it was the

in person.

decision she made to go to Gonzaga in the first place. Raised

Growing up in Boise, Mr. Smyser was aware of Gonzaga

on a wheat farm outside of Spokane, she had no exposure to

by its reputation and had even played basketball against the

attorneys or the practice of law. By chance, Ms. Ringwood met

Bulldogs. He was impressed by the way students rallied around

a Gonzaga law student, the husband of a treasured high school

the team and knew that Gonzaga was a place where he could

teacher. He impressed her so much with his sense of fairness

feel at home. Once he began attending, that knowledge was

and equity that Ms. Ringwood decided if this was what a law

validated by the sense of family he felt at Gonzaga. Mr. Smyser

student was like — especially a Gonzaga law student — then

could tell that the faculty wanted him to succeed and found

she wanted to be one.

them making the effort to assist him in any way they could.

With a family history at Gonzaga including both the prep

And succeed he did. Mr. Smyser spent ten years as a

school and the University, Ms. Ringwood had an initial

member of the Idaho Legislature before returning to a full-time

perception of Gonzaga as place where she could get a

time at Gonzaga among his closest friends and colleagues.


Bob Evans

Skip Smyser

law practice. With no plans to engage in legislative law, at one

fine education and not have to endure the kind of cutthroat

point he found himself advising a client to find a lobbyist to

competition present at some other law schools. She turned

help change a law. The client insisted that Mr. Smyser become

out to be absolutely right. Not only did Ms. Ringwood find a

the needed lobbyist. His subsequent success during that

generally collegial attitude among fellow students, she also

legislative session got Mr. Smyser noticed by several people,

found a faculty that, while demanding, was more than willing

including some former friends in the Prosecuting Attorney’s

to help those who reached out for it.


Ms. Ringwood, who finds great inspiration in the First

Webster worked in the law offices of E. R. Whitmore, Jr., as

Amendment right to petition the government, got involved in

part of a career work-experience program during his senior

public sector legislative work immediately after taking her bar

year. He left high school knowing he wanted to become a

exam. She was part of Representative Tom Foley’s reelection


effort and, upon victory, was invited to join Foley’s staff in

Based on advice from one of his mentors, Mr. Webster

Washington, D.C. While in Washington, Ms. Ringwood became

decided to attend law school where he expected to

an authority on the dichotomy of public and private power,

practice, because law school classmates become a reliable

and the role of the federal government in both. Eventually, she

network for referrals and professional advancement after

transferred her experience in the public sector to expertly

school. Since he grew up in Wenatchee and graduated from

represent involved parties in the private sector.

Washington State University, Mr. Webster was familiar with

In all her dealings, while working with Representative Foley

Gonzaga and its reputation for turning out solid lawyers.

and now with her various clients, Ms. Ringwood holds herself

Like many lobbyists, Mr. Webster came to the profession

and other lobbyists to a high standard of integrity — because

through luck, opportunity, and a chance to turn an avocation

individual integrity is absolutely critical to anyone who wants

into a vocation. After Gonzaga, he returned home and joined

to make a career out of legislative law.

the three-lawyer staff of the county prosecuting attorney’s

Personal integrity is something Clifford A. “Cliff” Webster

office. Some time later, through Mr. Whitmore, he met then-

truly takes to heart, especially when things go wrong. He

Attorney General Slade Gorton and immediately volunteered

doesn’t believe in placing blame, but instead asks himself what

for Mr. Gorton’s U. S. Senate campaign. The campaign was

he could have done differently to produce a better outcome.

successful and Mr. Webster became Senator Gorton’s


Helping to Promote The Rule of Law in


By Dan Webster

Kosovo isn’t likely to sit atop anyone’s list as a favorite vacation spot. Not only

in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, in the office of the American

is the southernmost region of Serbia one of the poorest

European-Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA-CEELI), which later

areas in Europe, but it is just eight years removed from a

become known as the Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI).

war that displaced much of the populace and devastated a

Treuthart had been looking for volunteer opportunities to fill the

fair amount of the landscape. Kosovo, whose population is

second half of her sabbatical. “At a university that emphasizes

90% ethnic Albanian, has been administered by the United

social justice and service, it seemed natural to devote part of my

Nations since 1999.

time to doing volunteer work. But it was a little more challenging

As Gonzaga Law School professor Mary Pat Treuthart and

to make that happen than I had envisioned.”

2L student Rosalie Matthews discovered, not only is Kosovo a

After receiving a referral from former GU law professor

Cliff Webster

pleasant spot to visit but it is a place that can provide benefits

Speedy Rice, who had been in the Balkans on a Fulbright

that go far beyond a mere holiday.

scholarship, Treuthart was invited to serve a short-term position

“It was absolutely one of the personal and professional

as an ABA pro bono legal specialist. She pointed out, “My

However, given his achievements as a lobbyist, Mr. Webster

legislative aide. After two years on Capitol Hill, he returned

highlights of my life,” Treuthart says of the almost two months

husband’s making the necessary arrangements to accompany

will much more often find himself taking pride in the work he

to private practice as a litigator, but Mr. Webster soon found

she spent in Kosovo in the fall of 2006 and her brief follow-up

me greatly enhanced the experience.”

does, rather than asking himself what he could have done

himself helping the legislative practice group of his firm. He’s

visit to Pristina in early May 2007.

“My mandate was to provide instruction about innovative


been doing it ever since, now as a principal of Carney Badley

“It was just amazing to have the chance to be in a country

interactive teaching techniques to interested professors at

Cliff’s strong interest in politics and the government’s

Spellman, because he loves the excitement, challenges, and

that was recently adopting laws to promote equality and offer

the University of Pristina law faculty,” Treuthart says, “and to

legislative and executive branches prompted several of his

fun that come with lobbying — and because in the lobbying

a way to fight discrimination and persecution,” says Matthews,

assist with the development, implementation, and instruction

high school teachers to suggest a law career. To that end, Mr.

world, every day is game day. 

who spent ten weeks in Kosovo last summer.

of a legal methodology course for law students. Those projects

Both Treuthart and Matthews lived and worked as volunteers

were delayed slightly, so I was able to spend time initially

Irene Ringwood


Bar Association. Both were associated with the ABA’s Central


doing consulting and making CLE-type presentations to the

who represent the great aspects of the United States – justice,

Kosovo anticipates gaining some form of

bench and bar.”

altruism and confidence,” stated Matthews. Both Treuthart and

independence in the foreseeable future, so

Matthews, a Thomas More Scholar who was recommended

Matthews agreed that ABA-ROLI Country Director David Sip,

establishing the rule of law along with an

to the Kosovo ABA-ROLI office by Treuthart, worked to help the

who managed the Kosovo office, was an excellent role model

independent judiciary is essential.”

University of Pristina law faculty open its first “live client” legal

and mentor.

aid clinic. “My job was to draft the policy and training manual for

According to Matthews, law students can develop

convinced her not only that she did the

the clinic,” Matthews says, “making sure that I adapted it to an

credentials to help further their careers. “The contacts that

right thing but that she would do it again.

Eastern European perspective sensitive to the history and needs

students can make while overseas are critical for their future,”

“Folks in the Balkans have lost family

And what Treuthart saw in Kosovo

of the people of Kosovo who

members, lived as refugees, dealt with

would be visiting the clinic.”

uncertainty, and made endless sacrifices

Although they were primarily

to try to ‘live’ normal lives,” Treuthart says.

occupied with their volunteer

“My students were a constant source of

jobs, both Treuthart and

inspiration to me. Despite all the obstacles

Matthews took maximum

placed in their way, they were eager for

advantage of their stays in

an education and that made my work

Kosovo. In addition to making

especially gratifying.”

friends with the American

and Kosovar staffers, they

emphasized the importance of flexibility

traveled throughout the

and being open to new experiences in a

Both Treuthart and Matthews

region. And they enjoyed the range of food offered by the Clockwise from left: Multi-story mural of liberator Bill Clinton located on the central Pristina thoroughfare, Bill Klinton Boulevard; Rosalie Matthews accepting a volunteer award from Country Director David Sip on the terrace of the ABA office in Kosovo; Mary Pat Treuthart with some of her students from the Legal Methodology I course at the University of Pristina.

dozens of restaurants and cafés set up to serve the thousands of international workers employed by the United Nations and other organizations in Pristina. Even so, both returned home satisfied that not only had they done good work for Kosovo but that they had done their best to represent the U.S. while fulfilling their respective personal aims. “I think that we need people in the international community

she says. “It really opens doors.”

transitional society such as Kosovo. Matthews summed up by

Treuthart, who has done volunteer work for a number of

saying, “Every day I was there, I felt alive and invigorated.”

domestic agencies, compares the value of doing volunteer

Treuthart concurred, “In terms of personal satisfaction, it

work at home versus abroad. “There are numerous

really doesn’t get much better than that.” 

opportunities to do good work in the U.S,” she says. “But there

Dan Webster is a staff writer at the Spokesman-Review and an

is so much need for legal expertise in post-conflict societies.

adjunct professor in the communication arts department at Gonzaga.



Red Mass 2007           On Tuesday, September 18, 2007, the Red Mass for the legal profession was held at St. Aloysius Church.  Fr. Robert J. Spitzer presided and the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, gave the reflection.  S. Edward Carroll, President of the Spokane County Bar Association read the names of Gonzaga University School of Law alumni and friends, and Spokane Bar Association members that passed away last year.             Dean Earl Martin presented the Distinguished Judicial Service

Law, class of 1975. Judge Rielly was appointed to the Spokane

County Juvenile Drug Court program, which has improved the

Award to the Honorable Neal Q.

County Superior Court in 1995, and truly distinguished himself

lives of numerous children and families. In 2001, Judge Rielly

Rielly, Gonzaga University School of

during his time on the bench. In 2000, he began the Spokane

received the Family Law Judge of the Year award from the Washington State Bar Association.

Father Spitzer presenting award to Judge Neal Q. Rielly



Commencement 2007 On Saturday, May 12, 2007, commencement ceremonies for the 2007 graduating class were held at McCarthey Center on the Gonzaga University campus. Over 180 received their


diplomas and hoods. Annika Michelle Herbes Scharosch received the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award and J. Keith Nelson gave the response from the Class of 2007. The faculty speaker for this year’s graduation was Professor Milton Rowland. William H. Neukom, a graduate of Harvard University and partner with K& L Gates gave the commencement address. Mr. Neukom embodies Gonzaga’s values of service, justice, and professional excellence. This was reflected in the address he presented to the graduating class and in his election as the president of the world’s largest professional organization, the American Bar Association. He began his year-long term as president of the ABA in August. Norman L. Roberts, class of 1959, was presented the Gonzaga Law Medal in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession.

IN the NEWS Legal Writing and Research Conference held at GU Law

the appointment of Debra L. Stephens of Spokane to the Division III state Court of Appeals. Her appointment was effective May 14. The investiture was held at Gonzaga Law School, Barbieri Courtroom on Friday, May 11, 2007. “Debra Stephens’ passion for public service and her vast experience with the appellate system will serve her well on the bench,” Gregoire said. “She will make a fine judge.” Debra has focused on appellate practice since 1995, with appearances as lead appellate counsel before the Washington Supreme Court, Washington Court of Appeals, Idaho Supreme Court, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and as counsel of record before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Debra has also been very active at Gonzaga Law School as a coach for the National Moot Court team.

LR&W Professors Cheryl Beckett and Kevin Shelley organized the 2007 Northwest Regional Legal Research & Writing Conference: Teaching LR&W in Changing Times, held at Gonzaga on August 10, 2007.  Twenty-four LR&W professors from Gonzaga, Seattle University, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark, and the University of Idaho attended this day-long conference.  Participants presented on several topics ranging from developing mission statements for LR&W teachers, to teaching legal writing in Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa.

Marie Soveroski Marie Soveroski, a 1989 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and managing director of EarthRights International, spoke at Gonzaga Law School on Monday, September 17, about her work in the area of environmental human rights.  Marie lived and worked for fifteen years in Europe, where she served as director of the European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, the Luxembourg-based Antenna of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), from 2001-2005. Prior to that she worked out of EIPA headquarters in Maastricht (NL) on legal and capacity building projects in the countries in transition in Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe. Her focus and passion has been environmental law and protection, as well as human rights issues, which she has pursued both as a lawyer and as an activist. She has an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, which she earned at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels (B). She earned her JD at Gonzaga University School of Law as a Thomas More Scholar, a fulltuition scholarship program for persons pursuing a career in law in the public interest. She has bachelors degrees in Biology and Environmental Resource Management, and is a citizen of both the U.S. and the Netherlands. Ms. Soveroski’s talk was sponsored by the Thomas More Scholars.

Welcome Ruthann Miller In May 2007, Ruthann Miller joined our development office as a major gift officer. Ruthann is from Montana and is married with two sons.  Following her U.S. Navy service on the east coast, Ruthann moved to Spokane where she earned her business/finance degree from Eastern Washington University in 1995.   For the past several years, she was employed by Safeco Insurance as a Northwest Ruthann Miller underwriting manager and as a producer for an independent agency.

Above: Victoria Vreeland receives Myra Bradwell award. Right: Debra Stephens with Governor Christine Gregoire

a distinguished academic career. In the summer of 1975, she was the first Washington State Honors Intern in the United States Department of Justice, where she worked as part of a civil litigation section handling such matters as the May Day riots and the Nixon Watergate tapes cases.  After graduation, she served as the first female clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III, working for Judge Dale Green.  Vicky went on to a distinguished career, first in public service then in private practice.  She served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Washington from 1978-1982, and from 1982-1983 was chief counsel for the Crime Victim’s Compensation Section, where her work included drafting and successfully proposing the Governor’s Victim’s Rights legislation.  In 1983, Vicky entered the high-risk and male-dominated world of civil litigation, where she has been a pioneer and role-model for women trial lawyers.  She became a partner with Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell,

Women’s Law Caucus Recognizes Victoria Vreeland Gonzaga University School of Law Women’s Law Caucus presented the 15th Annual Myra Bradwell Award to Victoria Vreeland. Victoria graduated first in her class in 1976, following


Malanca, Peterson & Daheim in 1985. For several years, her work has focused on civil litigation, primarily sexual coercion, childhood abuse, employment discrimination, and civil rights, as well as some commercial cases, representation of the Insurance Commissioner in insurance receiverships, and fraud and misrepresentation.  She has described her area of practice as abuse of power litigation.  In a Trial News profile in October, 1997, Vicky explained: “The bottom line for me is that if someone has been truly wronged by one in a position of power—because of that position of power—there must be a remedy for the individual. Those cases should also be beneficial to society in general—to curtail misuse and abuse of power, on behalf of those who are victims of discrimination, retaliation, sexual and physical power, big business or unfair employers.” 

93 Years “Young” – Dean “Lew” Orland’s Birthday On September 10, 2007, the Gonzaga Law School faculty and staff celebrated Dean Lewis “Lew” Orland’s 93rd birthday, at the law school. Dean Orland , a member of the Gonzaga Law School Foundation Board, was at the law school for a Foundation Board meeting and the faculty and staff surprised

Debra Stephens Appointed to Court of Appeals

On May 8, 2007, Governor Christine Gregoire announced


IN the NEWS given her, images came to mind that captured the essence of the text. When John and Mary next met for one of their regular conversation sessions, they talked about the meaning of justice and its imagery. John suggested that Mary illustrate the essay with her prints and their joint efforts be published in a signed,

Law and Art Professors Complete Joint Book Project Titled “On Justice” Law professor John Morey Maurice and art professor Mary Farrell have just crossed the finish line of a most unusual and satisfying joint collaboration: a signed, limited-edition book titled “On Justice.” John Maurice described the genesis of the essay as follows: “I have been composing portions of this essay in my mind for the better part of twenty years. A concept and construct of justice is by its nature very personal. What I have attempted to do is present my ideas in a straightforward, readable manner using everyday language. This essay reflects how justice speaks to me as an individual. It is my hope that it will stimulate and encourage readers to look within themselves and reflect how justice speaks to them.” The essay first appeared in the Gonzaga Law Review, Volume 38, No. 2, 2002/03. Professors Maurice and Farrell have a long-standing friendship dating back to 1995. Mary teaches drawing and directs the print-making program at Gonzaga, and her work has been exhibited in over one hundred shows both nationally and internationally. As Mary read through the copy of the essay John had

Washington State Supreme Court Hears Cases At Gonzaga Law On Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13, 2007, the Washington State Supreme Court visited Gonzaga Law School. On September 12, the Justices had lunch with students and visited classes at the law school and on the undergraduate campus.  On Tuesday, the court was in session in the Barbieri courtroom, giving law students the opportunity to witness the Washington State Supreme Court in session.  Justice Barbara Madsen ‘77 and Justice Mary Fairhurst ’84 are Gonzaga School of Law alumni.


Welcome New Faculty In August of this year, Gonzaga Law School welcomed three new additions to the faculty. They are:  Sandra Simpson Sandra Simpson is currently an assistant professor of Legal Research and Writing at Gonzaga University School of Law. After graduating with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1992, Sandra spent two years in general practice in Iowa City, Iowa. After moving to Spokane in 1994, she practiced for five years as an employment defense litigator for Workland Witherspoon, PLLC. Her desire to teach, however, sent Sandra to Whitworth University where she obtained a Master in Teaching degree in 1999.  Armed with her masters degree, her law degree, and her practical experience, Sandra began teaching at Whitworth University in their political science department. She earned high praise for her teaching pedagogy, her commitment to social justice, and her knowledge of the law.  At Whitworth she taught American National Politics, Constitutional Law, Modern Congress, and Legal Research and Writing. 

Above: The Washington State Supreme Court at Gonzaga Left: Dan Morrissey, Lew Orland, Earl Martin and James Vache

him with a happy birthday song, cake, ice cream, and lots and lots of happy birthday wishes.

Above: Linda Kawaguchi McLane and Patrick Charles Left: Sandra Simpson

Above: An illustration from the book, “On Justice”

high-quality, limited-edition book. When asked what her contribution to the book was, Mary said, “My contribution . . . is observed from two vantage points. . . . For me justice begins with human interaction, including the dynamic interaction between John and myself as we explored the essence of justice and the hold that it has on the human spirit. Second, visual imagery produces clarity in its own way. The prints tell the story of justice with the flair of metaphor making its own unique statement.”

Linda Kawaguchi McLane Linda Kawaguchi McLane is the new director of the Chastek Library at Gonzaga University School of Law. Linda has roots in both Washington and Idaho. Her undergraduate and law degrees are from the University of Idaho and she received her law librarianship degree from the University of Washington. She worked as a law librarian at University of California Berkeley from 2000 to 2007, University of Washington 1996 to 1999, and the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1996.  From 1990 to 1991, she clerked for the Idaho State Supreme Court. Patrick Charles Prior to joining Gonzaga University School of Law, Patrick Charles was a reference librarian and legal research instructor at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1997 until July of 2007.   From 1994 until 1997,  he was the circulation/reference librarian at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, his Masters in Library Science from the University of Washington, and his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law.  He is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association.


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The completed book contains thirteen of Mary’s intaglio prints. Apart from the content, the physical book is in and of itself a work of art, demonstrated by the selection of the weight and quality of the acid-free paper, the distinctive font style, the tone of the sepia ink used, the page design, margins, layout, and pagination, to the manner in which the book was bound and slip-cased. Two hundred and fifty copies of the book have been printed. Each has the authors’ signatures and thumb prints in ink on the signature page. 

Right: Mary Farrell and John Maurice

life in the library by Linda McLane Director, Chastek Law Library The past few months have brought many changes to the Chastek Library. I became the director on June 1, 2007, after seven years at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law Library. Before you dismiss me as just another Californian moving to the Inland Northwest determined to drive up the price of housing, I’d like to emphasize that I am returning home, not fleeing the Bay Area (although that’s true too). I spent many years in Moscow attending the University of Idaho for both my undergraduate and law degrees, clerked for the Idaho Supreme Court, and attended the University of Washington library school (now The Information School). My family has lived in the Northwest for generations—my father was born in Seattle in 1916 (when Nordstrom was just a shoe store) and my mother’s family still farms in southern Idaho. Being able to see the rolling hills of the Palouse again is a delight to the eyes and a balm for the soul. Having worked as a law librarian for fifteen years in other institutions (University of Michigan, University of Washington, and University of California, Berkeley), it is with the appreciation that only perspective can bring when I say that I am thankful to have landed here. Even though it meant an end to my westward bound, “University of” pattern, when I came to interview (snow!) it was

obvious that the faculty, staff, and students at Gonzaga combine to form a community that goes beyond the shared goal of providing a legal education. There is evident here a generosity of spirit and a strong commitment to the institution and its members which seems to me, remarkable. I’d like to introduce Patrick Charles, our new Associate Director and Assistant Professor of Law. He also attended the University of Idaho law school and the University of Washington library school, so we’ve known each other twenty years. The faculty and library staff went through a long and arduous interview process and we were successful in luring him away from Creighton University. He’s an extremely talented teacher and librarian with many years of experience. He has, as they say, hit the ground running, is full of ideas and already actively working with faculty and students. Those of you who use the law library will, hopefully, notice some positive changes in the coming months. Our primary goals are to make the library as user-friendly as possible by using technology to offer more services and to make sure that the library provides easy access to resources. Changes in the information world have drastically impacted the nature of research, and it takes a knowledgeable, nimble staff to look to the future, make decisions and implement changes. We are fortunate to have such a staff in the Chastek Library. Patrick and I will also be reintroducing an Advanced Legal Research course to complement the Legal Research & Writing program and enhance our graduates’ practical skills. I look forward to meeting many members of the extended Gonzaga law school community in the future. 

During the University Legal Assistance (ULA)’s thirty years of existence, the organization has evolved in both its mission and its scope. Responding to community needs and student interest, the ULA has increased its focus on consumer law problems. In part fueled by the housing bubble and subsequent collapse of the housing and mortgage industry, consumers have been put under increased pressure and often receive opportunistic attention from people willing to take advantage of their vulnerable situation. Consumer law cases are generally built around one or more statutory violations. These cases provide excellent vehicles for teaching students how to build the framework of a law suit. The students receive an immense sense of gratification as they successfully represent clients against what seems at first to be insurmountable odds. Consumer law issues are found in every area of our lives and are familiar to many people. Billing errors that lead to wrongful collection efforts from debt collectors, debt buyers who attempt to collect a debt without the legal ability to prove the debt, these are just some examples of the issues. One recent case we took was defending a grandmother from $1500 in towing charges incurred by a grandson who had illegally registered the car in her name. The collection company refused to drop the case so it went to trial and then an appeal before we were able to prevail. We would not be able to take cases like this without the possibility of an attorney fee award. Attorney fee awards are an interesting side benefit of consumer law work—virtually all the statutes provide for them. While many of these fees are modest, they can accumulate over the course of a year, sometimes adding up to significant sums. This spring ULA, along with local attorney Jeffery Finer as co-counsel representing separate clients, spent two weeks in Federal Court in the trial of a fair housing act discrimination claim. Legal interns Jennifer Hendrickson and Chris Berhow persuaded a jury to award their clients over $80,000 in damages. They then convinced the court to order the defendants to pay $68,000 in attorney fees to ULA for successfully prosecuting the case. The defendants are currently appealing. Another trap for the economically unsophisticated is payday loans. These lending practices can cause financial ruin. One ULA client was threatened with jail and the loss of her child to the state foster care program unless she paid her debt to a payday loan company. In order to pay her debt, she missed her mobile home payment and her loan went into foreclosure. A long period of depression followed

the loss of her home. ULA and its legal interns were able to provide significant relief for the client and obtain attorney fees as well. This case is reported at 116 WnApp 833 (2003), and provides insight into the business practices common to payday lenders. The rapid rise of real estate values over the past few years has left many homeowners of modest means with more equity in their homes then they realize. This enhanced equity is a tempting target for scammers of all types. ULA has successfully represented over two dozen clients who were threatened with the loss of their home through the unscrupulous acts of family members, home repair con artists, or home equity loan brokers and lenders. Foreclosure rescue scam artists are presently busy at work convincing homeowners facing default to entrust their homes to them in order to avoid the repercussions of a foreclosure. The homeowner does avoid foreclosure, but loses their home and whatever equity they had accumulated. As a result of six years of focused efforts to represent consumer interests, ULA recently received two Cy Pres awards totaling over $100,000. Cy Pres awards are the product of class action law suits and the funds that were awarded but unclaimed by members of the class. Attorney and Gonzaga graduate Mike Kinkley was the local attorney who led the effort to procure these funds for Gonzaga Law School’s consumer law program. We hope to build on our efforts and continue to improve and expand our program since these amounts can sometimes reach millions of dollars. Attorneys often litigate extensively over the distribution of Cy Pres money and the court must approve the disbursement. The money can only be used to promote economic justice through similar consumer-oriented efforts, including litigation. Only nonprofit organizations can be considered and they must have shown an ability and willingness to represent consumer law clients. For the past two years this Cy Pres money has also allowed Gonzaga Law School to present a two-day-long CLE program designed to provide knowledge, advice, and inspiration to attorneys who want to include consumer law work in their practices. We anticipate making this a yearly event. Including consumer law representation, ULA has provided many benefits to students, the law school, and the community. Consumers will continue to need attorneys to represent them and student interest in this avenue of legal practice continues to increase. 


summations student news Sarah Schreck Receives ABA Award

days. Introduction to the Legal Profession and Ethics, Introduction to Legal Study and the Focus on Jurisprudential Thought were just some of the sessions offered during the three days. Also included in the orientation was a service project at the Spokane Food Bank.  

Sarah Schreck was presented the ABA Student Scholarship and Leadership Award by Dean Earl Martin. This award is given to a third-year law student who demonstrates outstanding leadership.

Congratulations – Passing the Bar

Kathleen Morris Given Morey-Maurice Award

The law school’s overall pass rate for the Winter 2007 Washington State Bar Examination was 78.6%. The state average for all exam takers was 76.2%.

Kathleen Morris is the 2007 recipient of the Morey-Maurice Award for Service and Leadership. This award is made each year to a graduating law student who has made an “extraordinary contribution of both service and leadership while attending the Gonzaga University School of Law.” This award was established in memory of Wanda Morey

Venn was the highest ranking 1L student at the end of the 2005-2006 academic year, and Brian Sniffen was the highest ranking 1L student at the end of the 2006-2007 academic year.   Brian, a University of Washington graduate originally from Grants Pass, Oregon, will become the second attorney in his family.  His father Carl Sniffen, is the current Deputy City Attorney for Grants Pass, Oregon.  Brian believes that his success thus far in law school is entirely a reflection of the support he’s received from his family and his fiancé Claire. Brett, whose parents are both educators, is originally from Everson, Washington, and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound.   Now in his final year of law school, Brett is looking forward to clerking for Chief Justice Alexander in Olympia next year.     Congratulations to both!   

Above: Sarah Schreck and Dean Earl Martin Left: Dean Martin presents award to Kathleen Morris Opposite, top: Taking a break at 1L Student Orientation Opposite, L-R: Dean Earl Martin, Judge Neal Rielly, Judge Tari Eitzen, Brett Venn and Brian Sniffen.

Maurice and John Wyk Maurice, the parents of Professor John Morey Maurice.

1L Student Orientation On Tuesday, August 14, 2007, Gonzaga University School of Law welcomed 207 incoming students for orientation. Through the organization of Professor Linda Rusch and Associate Professor Gail Hammer and the hard work of the faculty and staff, the 1L students had a very successful three


Lawless Scholarship Judge Tari Eitzen (’82) joined Judge Neal Rielly (’75) in his courtroom recently, to award Brian Sniffen and Brett Venn the Washington Judges Foundation Lawless Memorial Scholarships.   The scholarship is named for the late James J. Lawless (’50),  a highly respected Superior Court Judge from the Tri-Cities and is awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic average in their first-year law class.   Brett


WSBA Young Lawyers Division Elects 2007-2010 Trustees

class action provide free legal representation to at least one eligible FLAP applicant each year. The AAML is a national body of highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law.

1978 After many years of study, George Thomas (Tom) Masters, has been ordained a Presbyterian Minister and retired from his Bellevue, Washington law practice. He is serving a congregation in Poulsbo, WA. Edmund F. Sheehy, Jr. was awarded the George Bousliman Professionalism Award from the State Bar of Montana for 2007.

1980 Nancy Elliott was recently hired by Helsell Fetterman LLP in Seattle, to expand their health care practice group. Nancy has more than twentyfive years’ experience representing physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers in medical malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, and professional board and privilege disputes. Ms Elliott has tried more than fifty cases in her expansive career. She is a sixtime “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law and Politics Magazine, and was ranked among Seattle’s top lawyers by Seattle Magazine in 2003.

Above: Dennis Hottell ; Right: Nancy Elliott

1976 Dennis Hottell and his firm Hottell Malinowski Group, P.C. has been chosen as the “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” by the Fairfax County Bar Association located in suburban Washington, D.C. The firm helped an immigrant win sole custody of her children, and successfully reunited a military wife with her minor children in a pitched custody battle. The firm represented both clients pro bono. Mr. Hottell has practiced family law in Northern Virginia for twenty years and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Hottell and his partner, Chris Malinowski, crafted an alliance between local, experienced family law attorneys and the Family Legal Assistance Project (FLAP), which is a privatelyfunded organization that seeks pro bono representation for low-income residents with complex family law issues. Mr. Hottell obtained the commitment of other Virginia fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) to

Elliott is licensed by the Washington State Bar Association and the State Bar of Montana. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court Western District of Washington. Elliott is a member of the Washington Defense


Trial Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and the Washington State Society of Hospital Attorneys. John T. Hawley, Jr., has been appointed as a magistrate judge for Ada County, Idaho. Mr. Hawley has been a self-employed private practice attorney since 1994, specializing in adoption and termination of parental rights law, criminal defense law, business law, administrative law, probate, and general civil law. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Hawley was in private practice with the law firm Orndorff, Peterson and Hawley, practicing in the areas of public utility law, litigation and appellate work in cogeneration, utility, and administrative hearings. From 1982 to 1991, Mr. Hawley was in private practice with the law firm Hawley, Troxell, Ennis and Hawley, specializing in civil litigation, appellate practice in state and federal court, construction law, insurance defense, and real estate foreclosure. Mr. Hawley was also a deputy prosecuting attorney in Ada County from 1980 to 1982, where he prosecuted juvenile, felony, and misdemeanor cases.

1981 Kevin Curtis, a principal with the law firm of Winston & Cashatt, has been named president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Curtis, who previously served on WACDL’s Board of Governors, has more than twenty-five years’ experience representing defendants in state and federal court. Curtis joined Winston & Cashatt in 1996 after beginning his career at the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office in 1981. He worked from 1982 to 1996 in the felony division. He is also a board member of the Washington Defenders Association and Junior Achievement.

1982 Elizabeth M. “Lisa” McBride recently received the Attorney of the Year Award from the Spokane County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program.

1984 Laura Cooper Fenmore received the 2007 Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law (CMPDL). The Paul G. Hearne Award is co-sponsored by the Starbucks Coffee Company and presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to furthering the rights, dignity, and access to justice for people with disabilities. The award was presented on Monday, August 13, 2007, in San Francisco, at a reception for lawyers with disabilities, sponsored by the commission. Laura Cooper Fenmore


The Washington State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (WYLD) is pleased to announce new members of its Board of Trustees. Vancouver attorney Daniel Gasperino, ’04, will represent the Southwest District. Gasperino is an assistant city attorney in the domestic violence prosecution center of the City of Vancouver. He received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Washington University. Spokane attorney Elizabeth Mosey, ’05, will serve as the Greater Spokane County trustee. Mosey is in private practice, focusing on land use, zoning, real property, and contract dispute issues. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University. Mosey is the treasurer of the Spokane County Young Lawyers’ Division (SYLD), and the chairperson of the SYLD Judicial Theater Committee, which sponsors an annual ethics CLE where local judges perform skits that present ethical dilemmas. Seattle attorney Michael Pellicciotti, ’05, is a new King County trustee, one of three King County seats. Pellicciotti received a master’s degree in Economic Development from Brandon University, and an undergraduate degree in science from Alfred University. He has served as national chair (president) of the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division, currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Gonzaga University School of Law, and was just appointed by the WSBA Board of Governors as a WSBA YLD delegate to the ABA House of Delegates.

class action 1987 Madeline A. Gauthier Madeline recently wrote a book “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way!” The book helps sort out the confusing information surrounding wills, living trusts, taxes, and planning. Ms Gauthier is an estate planning attorney in Bellevue, Washington, and has been in practice for nine years. Prior to private practice, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Washington.

general surgery. He also conducts appellate work. Keefe is a volunteer attorney at Greenwood Legal Clinic and is on the Board of Directors of the Theta Delta Chi National Educational Foundation. He has also presented at hospital risk management seminars and assists mental health counselors in a wide variety of risk management issues. Prior to joining Helsell Fetterman, Keefe was with Reed McClure for four years, first as a senior associate then as a shareholder. He has been named a four-time “Rising Star” by Washington State Law and Politics Magazine.



Madeleine C. Wanslee recently became chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona for the 2007-2008 term, following her service as chair-elect during the 2006-07 term. Ms Wanslee practices in the areas of creditors’ rights and related litigation, including commercial and consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure, replevin, deficiency and guarantor actions, collections, and loan workouts. Wanslee is certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, an American Bar Association-accredited program.

Eugene Wong recently became a principal of the firm Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC in Seattle. As chair of the firm’s business department, Eugene focuses on real estate, business, and tax matters for individuals and privately held companies. Mr. Wong is a native of Washington State and holds a master’s degree in taxation, which broadens his ability to advise and assist clients effectively. Mr. Wong also advises on trademarks and copyright.



Dan Keefe

Marty Pujolar recently started up his own firm, Pujolar

Dan Keefe was recently hired by Helsell Fetterman LLP, in Seattle, to expand their health care practice group. Keefe’s practice involves medical malpractice litigation and defense of actions before the medical, nursing, and dental quality assurance commissions. Keefe represents hospitals and doctors, and has particular experience in orthopedic and

Above: Eugene Wong; Right: Marty Pujolar

& Vanderslice, LLC, in Seattle. The firm’s area of practice includes construction defect, insurance coverage/ insurance bad faith, and personal injury. Marty and his wife, Tina Gustafson Pujolar, a 2002 graduate of Gonzaga


School of Law, have three daughters, Lauren 4, Avery 2, and Isabel, who was born on June 25, 2007. Jennifer Larson married Matt Mantas on February 24, 2007. Jennifer is an attorney at Johnson Law Group and Matt is a surveyor for RFK in Spokane.


Dean Martin with Shelley Ajax

Elizabeth Hill is now working for the Arizona Ombudsman - Citizens’ Aide as Arizona’s public access counselor.  Prior to that she served three years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division, and spent two years working with the Arizona Department of Revenue as a tax analyst and tax counsel.  During the past five years she has been very active in the State Bar of Arizona’s Young Lawyers Division as well as the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She recently received the State Bar of Arizona’s 2007 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. This particular award recognizes a young lawyer for outstanding efforts in law-related service to the community or the bar.      In January 2007, Travis Hill was made a partner of the Phoenix firm Carson Messinger Elliot Laughlin and Ragan, PLLC. He has been with the firm for six years.   Nicole McGrath was appointed to the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington’s (LBAW) Board of Directors at the June/July board of directors meeting. Along with Nicole the board welcomed two other newly appointed directors: Stephanie Thorpe and Jesse Valdez. All three new members will serve a two-year term, from 2007 to 2009. Nicole McGrath is a native of Los Angeles and was admitted to the Washington bar in 2002. She graduated with a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana in 1994, and received her J.D. from Gonzaga University in 2001. Ms McGrath then worked as a public defender for five years at The Defender Association. She practices in the areas of professional liability and professional licensing. Prior to joining the board, Nicole worked with LBAW’s Judicial and Banquet Committee. 

Shelley Ajax ’04, Named WSBA Pro Bono Award Recipient

2002 Megan Arbour Long has recently joined Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) in Houston, Texas, as the in-house immigration attorney in the company’s employment law group. KBR is a leading global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, petrochemical, government services, and civil infrastructure sectors. This May, Megan will complete her LL.M. in International Law from the University of Houston.  Megan lives in Houston with her husband, Wesley, and their son, Carter.


Shelley Ajax received the 2007 WSBA Pro Bono Award given by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors. Ms. Ajax, a solo practitioner who focuses her practice on family law, is being honored for her extraordinary service to her community through pro bono work. Shelley opened her own law firm in 2005, and immediately began volunteering her time for community service. Ajax also serves as the current editor of De Novo, the Washington Young Lawyers Division newsletter. Ajax is the founder and president of the Benton-Franklin Young Lawyers Division. She is an active member of the Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society Board and has facilitated a weekly clinic for legal aid clients, and recently instituted the “We the Jury” program in Benton and Franklin counties. In addition, she has coordinated blood and food drives to benefit domesticviolence shelters and others in the community, and participated in YMCA mock trials. In 2006, Ms. Ajax received an honoree award from Equal Access to Justice, representing Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla counties; an award of recognition for volunteer work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem for Benton County Superior Court; and the Gene Schuster Award for pro bono legal services, presented by the Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society.

WSBA Young Lawyers Division Elects Jaime Hawk 2007-2008 President-Elect

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Christopher P. Schlueter (‘03) and Jennifer L. Zelko (‘03)

Christopher P. Schlueter (‘03) and Jennifer L. Zelko (‘03) were married on October 14, 2006, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Several graduates of Gonzaga University’s School of Law were members of the wedding party, including: Michael Schlueter (‘03), Nicholas Kovorik (‘04), Maureen Ryan (‘04), Alisha Pritchard (‘03) and Marriya Esterle (‘04). Chris & Jennifer reside in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Chris is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Steven D. Strauss practicing criminal defense and civil litigation. Jennifer is an associate attorney at Torkildson, Katz, Moore and Hetherington in Hilo, Hawaii.

2004 Alejandra Mireles has joined the firm of Bertolino Lorenzana LLP in Austin, Texas. Ms Mireles’ practice areas include family law, mediation, and business law.

2005 Christine Goodell was recently hired by Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business as their alumni coordinator. Christine and her husband, Ryan Goodell ’04, are expecting their third child in February.

2006 Jessica Allen is at the University of Florida getting her LL.M. in tax. She recently received a scholarship and is a graduate assistant.

Jared King

Jared King has joined McDonald Sanders, P.C. in Fort Worth, Texas, as an associate attorney. His practice areas will include labor and employment law, business and commercial law, and real estate law. Jared was admitted to the Texas State Bar in May 2007, and is a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. He also serves on the ambassadors committee for the Fort Worth Club.

Julia Harty began work in August 2007 as a judicial clerk for the High Court of American Samoa. She previously clerked for Chief Justice Schroeder of the Idaho Supreme Court, in Boise, Idaho. 


Jaime Hawk ’04 is the new president-elect for the Washington State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (WYLD) for the 2007-2008 term. Hawk serves as an assistant federal public defender for the Eastern District of Washington. Prior to this position, she worked as a public defender for the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) as part of its pilot project in Grant County. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Gonzaga University. While at Gonzaga Law School, Hawk interned with the United Nations, Columbia Legal Services, and was later a judicial extern to Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court of Idaho. Following law school, she was an attorney fellow on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee staff of Edward M. Kennedy in Washington, D.C. Hawk is the Washington Defender Association representative to the Washington State Bar Foundation Loan Repayment Assistance Program, serves as an executive committee member of the WSBA World Peace Through Law Section, and is a member of the WYLD Public Service Committee and Membership Committee. She has served as the chair of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Committee, and vice-chair of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She was co-president of the Grant County Volunteer Lawyers Program, and serves on the executive board of King County Washington Women Lawyers. An experienced public speaker, Hawk has given a variety of presentations throughout the state and internationally on topics such as women’s human rights and juvenile justice.

ALUMNI events Class of 1957 The following 1957 graduates attended their 50-year reunion this year: Harold Clarke Robert Doran Jerry Greenan Richard Ishikawa Jerry Jager George McCabe Justin Quackenbush Ted Roy Ralph Turco Robert Waitt Above: Jerry Jager sharing memories with the Class of 1957 Right: Jerry Jager, Ted Roy and Jerry Greenan Below: Patricia Roy, Robert Doaran and Ted Roy Below Right: Ted Roy, Bob Waitt, Diane Waitt and Patricia Roy


ALUMNI events 2007 Reunion Weekend Members of the classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1992 returned to campus for Reunion Weekend 2007 during the third weekend of August. Over 125 alums reunited with old classmates, family, and friends. The weekend featured a golf tournament, CLE, wine tour, family BBQ, cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and mass. Alumni had a wonderful opportunity to renew old friendships, reminisce about time spent at Gonzaga and celebrate classmates’ successes. Special recognition was given to the class 1957, who celebrated 50 years!

Left: Carolyn and Bruce Willoughby Above: Class of 1977 enjoying the barbecue

Above: The Class of 1977 Right: Reunion wine tasting Below: Larry Kazan, John Grant and Allen Brecke.

Go Mariners Over fifty alumni, friends and family gathered for a Seattle Mariners’ game on June 25, 2007, at Safeco field.


Gonzaga’s Outstanding First-year Class By Susan Lee

On Tuesday, August 14, Gonzaga University School of Law welcomed 207 incoming 1L students. These students were selected from a competitive pool of 1,631 applications, which represents a two percent increase over last year’s applicant pool. While this increase appears modest, it must be viewed in the context of decreasing law school applications. In the Northwest region, applicants were down 7.1% this year; nationally, applicants were down 4.3%. The entering class represents considerable geographic diversity. Our new students are from 32 states and 87 undergraduate institutions. Consistent with the trend in recent years, our out-of-state student population continues to grow. Two-thirds of the 2007 1L class comes from outside Washington State, an increase of 57 percent over a year ago. Our commitment to building an increasingly diverse community remains strong. Our goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students including both women and students of color. Nine percent of incoming students selfidentify as ethnically diverse, a one percent increase from last year. Women comprise forty percent of the class, a three percent decline. Enhanced diversity creates a more vibrant and enriching community, and we will continue to emphasize this critical area in our recruiting efforts. The median Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) for this year’s entering class remained strong at 154, with the 25th percentile at 153 and the 75th percentile at 157. The academic achievement of our incoming students is strong as well, with a

median cumulative GPA of 3.34. The GPA at the 25th percentile is 3.06 and the 75th percentile is 3.54. The 1L class of 2007 is one of the strongest entering classes in the history of Gonzaga University School of Law. They bring to our institution an impressive record of academic achievement and a wide variety of life experiences. We look forward to the impact they will have on this law school over the next three years and to all that they will achieve in their professional lives.  

2007 Entering Class Profile Number of Applicants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1631 Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Gender            Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 (60%)             Female. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 (40%) Residency             Washington Residents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66%             Non-Resident. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34% Underrepresented Ethnic Minorities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9% Average Age. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 States Represented . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Undergraduate Universities Represented. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 LSAT Profile             75th Percentile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157             Median. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154             25th Percentile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 GPA Profile             75th Percentile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.54             Median. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.34             25th Percentile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.06

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$1M and Above (cumulative)

Louis = ‘37 and Kathryn Barbieri Chester ‘40 = and Catherine Chastek = Fred and Barbara Curley =

$500,000 - $999,999 (cumulative)

Don ‘60 and Va Lena ‘58 (Scarpelli) Curran Paul ‘59 and Lita ‘77 (Barnett) Luvera

$250,000 - $499,999 (cumulative)

John ‘63 and Nancy Clute Joseph P. ‘52 and Helen K. Delay Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty Norm ‘59 and Rita Roberts

$100,000 - $249,999 (cumulative)

Ben B. Cheney Foundation Carrie Welch Trust Estate Holly Louise Caudill Estate, ‘93 William Eddleman = Jerry ‘57 and Helen Greenan Jerome ‘57 and Vicki Jager William V. Kelley = Joseph = and Muriel Murphy Washington Trust Bank

$50,000 - $99,999 (cumulative)

Harriet Clarke Estate Reanette Cook Estate Harry = and Dorothy Dano Delay, Curran, Thompson & Pontarolo, PS James and Frances Flanagan = Jim and Margel Gallagher Stephen Haskell, ‘77 John ‘79 and Deborah Holleran Horrigan Foundation Greg ‘76 and Susan Huckabee John E. Manders Foundation

Patrick ‘59 and Diane Sullivan The Honorable and Mrs. Dennis Sweeney, ‘72 David ‘72 and Kay Syre Union Pacific Foundation United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties United Way of King County J. Prentice Warner Estate

Frank ‘51 and Maureen Johnson George ‘58 and Shari Kain George ‘78 and Nancy Lobisser John ‘69 and Guelda Messina Smithmoore Myers ‘39 and Sandy Sandulo-Myers Wes ‘54 and Mary Lee (Toepel) Nuxoll The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ‘59 Jim and Beverly Rogers John and Elizabeth Rudolf Philip H. ‘56 and Margretta Stanton Sunbelt Communications Co. Washington Trust Bank Financial Corporation Bob ‘57 and Diane Waitt Jim ‘64 and Joyce Workland

$10,000 - $24,999 (cumulative)

Keller ‘89 and Kathy Allen Matt ‘76 and Eleanor Andersen Basil Badley ‘60 and Mary Margaret Haugen Jim ‘79 and Linda Baker Bank of America Foundation BarBri Bar Review The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Bastine, ‘64 David ‘76 and Nancy Bayley David Geier and Janice (Bennett) Geier, ‘89 James Berlin = Allen Brecke, ‘77 Joseph ‘55 and Peggy Brennan The Honorable and Mrs. Frank D. Burgess, ‘66 Bruce and Judy Butler, ‘80 William ‘76 and Judy Carlin Carney Badley Smith & Spellman Thomas ‘66 and Joan Chapman John R. Clark ‘80 and The Honorable Ellen K. Clark, ‘82 Paul Clausen Estate, ‘40 Mr. Charles A. Cleveland ‘78 and The Honorable Joyce J. McCown, ‘80 John = and Mary S. Close Thomas ‘75 and Barbara Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Conklin James ‘53 and Marianne Connelly Laurie ‘66 (Samuel) Connolly John and Mary Jo Costello James ‘75 and Carolyn Craven Fred O. Dennis Estate Norb = and Ruby Donahue Kevin and Jackie Driscoll John ‘80 and Allison Durkin Paul and Carol ‘87 Eng Roger A. Felice, ‘73 Joe Fennessy, Jr. =, ‘40 James ‘62 and Mikell Fish Rick Flamm ‘79 and Vesna Somers, ‘81 Professor and Mrs. Michael F. Flynn, ‘77 Francois X. ‘77 and Debra J. Forgette Mrs. Yolanda Foubert Joe ‘59 and Joan Gagliardi Phelps ‘62 and Mary Jean Gose Bill ‘53 and Norma Grismer Hands Off Cain - European Parliament Jeffrey ‘76 and Diana Hartnett Frank P. Hayes, ‘43 Lloyd ‘66 and Linda Herman

$25,000 - $49,999 (cumulative)

American College of Trial Lawyers Gene ‘59 and Carol Annis Boise David ’85 and Ellen Bolin, Jr. Loren and Janelle ’83 Burke F. Daniel ’76 and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery Patrick and Paula Costello Mr. Vern Davidson Phil ‘47 and Mary Dolan Mr. Phillip E. ‘81 and Dr. Nadine Egger Richard ‘76 and Susan Eymann Michael A. Frost, ‘73 Mark ‘86 and Mary Griffin The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ‘59 Daniel P. Harbaugh, ‘74 Harold ‘54 and Mary Anne = Hartinger Michael and Karen ‘88 Harwood Helen John Foundation Bob ‘77 and Ginny Kane Dan ‘74 and Margaret = Keefe King County Bar Foundation Al and Nadine Lawton Ellen (Kremer) Lenhart, ‘87 Dick ‘60 and Jan Manning Helen McDonald = Richard ‘58 and Mary Lou McWilliams Alejandra Mireles, ‘04 Joe ‘72 Nappi, Jr. and Mary Nappi Dean Lewis H. Orland Mike ‘73 and Betty (Onley) Pontarolo, Gary and Sharon Randall Renee R. Reuther, ‘90 Irene Ringwood, ‘84 Kerm = and Fran Rudolf Rudolf Family Foundation Dr. James and Mrs. Marilyn Sachtjen Chuck ‘60 and Rojean Siljeg Roger ‘58 and Angelika Smith Jim = and Margaret Solan Lee M. Solomon Estate


Prof. Gerald Hess and Dr. Layne Stromwall Dennis Hottell ‘76 and Terese Colling E. J. Hunt, ‘80 IBM Corporation Inland Northwest Community Foundation Mary Lou Johnson ‘92 and Daniel Schaffer Richard ‘75 and Janet Johnson Dorothy Kelly Mike ‘77 and Terri Killeen James ‘78 and Mary Anne (Metcalfe) King Paul ‘75 and Kristina Larson Bill ‘73 and Suzanne Lindberg Prof. John Maurice Lenora McBirney Mr. Leo A. McGavick =, ‘29 The Honorable = and Mrs. J. Ben McInturff, ‘52 Robert ‘54 and Christina McKanna Donald = and Mary Moore Daniel and Mary Beth Morrissey Northern Trust Bank PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company Charles I. = and Helen Palmerton Harry ‘69 and Alethea Platis Estate of Louis Powell Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, LLP Donald and Christie Querna John R. Quinlan, ‘60 Les and Clara Randall = Prof. Speedy Rice and Judy Clarke John and Joy ‘87 Richards The Honorable and Mrs. J. Justin Ripley, ‘64 The Honorable Jack J. = and Patricia Ripple Ronald ‘64 and JoAnn (Salina) Roberts Dick ‘79 and Karen ‘85 Sayre Nicholas Scarpelli, ‘74 Albert ‘58 and Betty Schauble Gerald and Rita Schears The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 John ‘63 and Penny Schultz, ‘63 Irene Strachen Charitable Trust Stritmatter, Kessler, Whelan, Withey, Coluccio The Unova Foundation James and Carmelita = Thomas Robert Thompson, Jr., ‘73 Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster James = and Marian Triesch Joseph ‘77 and Janna Uberuaga Verizon Foundation Clifford ‘77 and Karen Webster Stan and Gina Welsh Western Atlas Foundation The Honorable = and Mrs. John F. Wilson The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80 Mark E. Wilson Winston & Cashatt Ralph J. Brindley and Katharine M. Witter Brindley, ‘84 James ‘74 and Jackie Wolff

Honor roll of donors 2006-07 The Honor Roll of Donors enables us to publicly thank and acknowledge those who have provided financial support to the law school during the past year. We are very much indebted to them for the generosity that is so vital to the mission of the Gonzaga University School of Law. Earl Martin Dean

President’s 5000 Council $5,000 and Above Ben B. Cheney Foundation John ‘63 and Nancy Clute, John and Mary Jo Costello Don ‘60 and Va Lena (Scarpelli) ‘58 Curran Mark ‘86 and Mary Griffin The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ‘59 Daniel P. Harbaugh, ‘74 John ‘79 and Deborah Holleran Greg ‘76 and Susan Huckabee Jerome ‘57 and Vicki Jager Kraft Foods Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty Paul ‘59 and Lita (Barnett) ‘77 Luvera Earl F. Martin Renee R. Reuther, ‘90 Irene Ringwood, ‘84 Norm ‘59 and Rita Roberts Jim and Beverly Rogers Gerald and Rita Schears Skip Smyser, ‘77 Philip ‘56 and Margretta Stanton Patrick ‘59 and Diane Sullivan Sunbelt Communications Co.

Dean’s Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83 F. Daniel ‘76 and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery

Michael ‘96 and Rebecca Costello Patrick and Paula Costello Harold Hartinger, ‘54 Frank ‘51 and Maureen Johnson Richard ‘75 and Janet Johnson Jack Nevin, ‘78 The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ‘59 UBS Washington Judges Foundation Clifford ‘77 and Karen Webster Ralph J. Brindley and Katharine M. Witter Brindley, ‘84 Women’s Law Caucus

President’s Council $1,000 - $2,499 Matt ‘76 and Eleanor Andersen Bank of America Foundation The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Bastine, ‘64 David ‘76 and Nancy Bayley Bill ‘51 and Gloria Burch John R. ’80 Clark and The Honorable Ellen K. ‘82 Clark Craig and Georganna ‘05 Clifford Kelly ‘85 and Sharon Cline Claire Cordon, ‘78 The Honorable Kenneth L. Cowsert, ‘73 John ‘80 and Allison Durkin, ‘80 Joseph ‘69 and Joyce Esposito Bill Etter, ‘78 Robert Evans, ‘78 Law Offices of Farr, Kaufman, Sullivan, Gorman, Jensen, Medsker, Nichols, and Perkins Rick ‘79 Flamm and Vesna ‘81 Somers Dan ‘83 and Karen Flynn Francois ‘77 and Debra Forgette Eric ‘92 and Margo Frimodt Joe ‘59 and Joan Gagliardi Jerry ‘57 and Helen Greenan

Jeffrey ‘76 and Diana Hartnett Michael and Karen Harwood, ‘88 Frank P. Hayes, ‘43 Mark Iverson ‘88 and Michaele Dietzel Mary Lou Johnson ‘92 and Daniel Schaffer George ‘58 and Shari Kain Bob ‘77 and Ginny Kane Dan Keefe, ‘74 Mike ‘77 and Terri Killeen Alex ‘85 and Karen Laughlin Bill ‘73 and Suzanne Lindberg Bruce ‘89 and Barbara MacIntyre Dick ‘60 and Jan Manning The Honorable Craig Matheson, ‘76 Nancy A. McKay, ‘92 Scott ’90 and Nicole (Annis) ‘92 McKay Joseph E. Moran, ‘93 Daniel and Mary Beth Morrissey Prof. Ann Murphy The Honorable and Mrs. James M. Murphy, ‘73 Joe ’72 Nappi, Jr. and Mary Nappi Nintendo of America, Inc. Wes ’54 and Mary Lee (Toepel) Nuxoll Donald ‘78 and Christine O’Neill Mike ‘73 and Betty (Onley) Pontarolo John R. Quinlan, ‘60 Diehl ‘69 and Anne Rettig, The Honorable and Mrs. J. Justin Ripley, ‘64 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 John A. ‘61 and Catherine Schultheis John ‘63 and Penny Schultz Chuck ’60 and Rojean Siljeg David ’72 and Kay Syre Paul R. Taylor, ‘84 Gaetano ‘00 and Melissa Testini The Honorable and Mrs. Joseph A. Thibodeau, ‘66 Robert Thompson, Jr., ‘73 Thomas A. Thompson, ‘80 Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster


United Way of Spokane County Prof. James M. Vache Donald Verfurth, ‘85 Bob ‘57 and Diane Waitt Marc ‘75 and Nancy Wallace Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, ‘90

Barrister’s Club $500 - $999 Mr. David Berry ‘91 and Dr. Kim Hamlett John and Rosemary (Walsh) Bury, ‘75 Patricia J. Chvatal, ‘76 John and Barbara Cooper Craig B. Davis, ‘78 The Honorable and Mrs. Paul M. De Silva, ‘65 Paul ‘82 and Nancy Greeley Howard ‘62 and Darlene Herman Gwen Hill Burt ‘82 and Nancy Holland Gary ‘96 and Debbie Hood Steven Jager, ‘80 Jager Law Office PLLC Steven Kaufman, ‘77 Daniel Keppler ‘92 and Meagan Flynn Alan Lamia, ‘70 The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas Larkin, ‘73 Ellen (Kremer) Lenhart, ‘87 The Honorable John J. Madden, ‘68 John ‘69 and Guelda Messina Scott ‘84 and Susan Miller Murphy, Bantz & Bury, P.S. Ron ‘94 and Virginia Nichols Tim ‘73 and Sally Bulger Quirk Cornel and Karen (Massonne) Raab, ‘80 Timothy ‘83 and Julie Reid Rich ‘78 and Christine Robinson The Honorable and Mrs. Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 Mike Myers and Carole Rolando, ‘83 Joseph and Parker Sullivan, ‘85 Sherry ‘82 and David Travers Mark Weisbart, ‘81 Donald Westerman, ‘70 Wiley, Rein & Fielding, LLP

John ‘99 and Ruthie Wunderling

Solicitor’s Club $250 - $499 Joe Albo, ‘68 Susan Alexander, ‘91 John Antosz, ‘84 Jennifer D. Auchterlonie, ‘99 Jim ‘79 and Linda Baker Tom ‘76 and Sandra Bassett Scott W. Bazzani, ‘83 Jon Becker, ‘79 Michael L. ‘82 and Robin Becky Mark S. Beggs, ‘80 Janice Brown, ‘84 William Enkeboll and Ann Cockrill, ‘80 Robert ‘51 and Jean Comfort Doug and Sharon Day Frank DeSantis, ‘80 Ralph Dixon, ‘77 Timothy ‘81 and Lorraine Dougherty Robert ‘86 and Heidi Downey Leo ‘51 and Mary Driscoll John ‘75 and Marlene (Velebny) Ennis Johnathan ‘85 and Doris ’85 Ferguson Nancy L. Fike Michael and Janice Gendelman, ‘78 Tom R. Golden, ‘80 The Honorable H. John ‘67 and Margaret A. (Jansen) Hall Vernon ‘75 and Kathleen (Ryan) Harkins Bill Hennessey, ‘51 C. Patrick ‘86 and Patricia Hogeboom The Honorable and Mrs. James P. Hutton, ‘76 Robert ‘73 and Karen Keefe Kathleen C. Kilcullen, ‘85 James W. Knowles, ‘80 Francis ‘74 and Denise (Durkin) Ladenburg Edward and Joanne Lewis Michael and Peggy LoCicero, ‘80 Lukins & Annis P. S. Timothy Lynes ‘84 and Joan Morningstar, ‘83

Lyon, Weigand & Gustafson, P.S. Richard Mah, Jr., ‘65 Douglas Marsh, ‘71 Paul McCullar, ‘77 Christopher Mecca, ‘76 Mary Jo Moltzen, ‘89 James Morgan, ‘78 James ’95 and Teri Newman The Honorable Andrew Pearlstein ‘76 and Ms. Sandra Shire Marc Phillips, ‘76 James ‘85 and Joanie Pikl Gregory ‘84 and Laura Potter John ’84 and Bonita Powers, Jr. Greg ‘81 and Janquelin Schrag Richard Singleton II, ‘78 Lura M. Smith, ‘88 John ‘85 and Carolyn (Ziel) Sullivan Michael ‘78 and Susan Tewksbury Allan ’48 and Ainslie Toole David ‘86 and Angelica Torres Robert ‘74 and Betty Tull Bill Weigand, Jr., ‘66 Alvin J. Wolff, Sr., ‘40 Terry and Jean Wynia

Law Society $100 - $249 Steven ’74 and Deborah Adelstein Arch Ahern, Jr., ‘76 David ’74 and Diane Akana Gary Amendola, ‘78 Phillip Armstrong, ‘78 Armstrong & Kidwell LLC Perri Ann Babalis, ‘90 Tom ‘74 and Jane Baffney David Barbe ’89 and Mary Beechinor-Barbe Hollis ’69 and Patricia (Anderson) Barnett Rod ‘70 and Trish Barnett William K. Barquin, ‘98 Gordon Barry, ‘76 Jeffrey ‘78 and Tara (Mitchell) Barth Jim ‘77 and Lynelle (Wahl) Beaulaurier Michael Beegle, ‘88 Amber (Myrick) Belew, ‘94 Shane Bengoechea, ‘82 Demetrius Bereolos, ‘85 Joseph Betzendorfer, Jr., ‘58 Mary Lynn Boardman, ‘96 Douglas Boe, ‘82 Geoffrey M. Boodell, ‘92 David ’79 and Sherry Boyar Holly Brajcich and Tom Krzyminski Michael Branstetter, ‘79 J. Kirk ’74 and Marilyn Bromiley Daniel Bruce, ‘82

Paul ’82 and Diane Burbank Paul Burglin ‘84 and Ramona SandersonBurglin Burglin Law Offices PC Francis ’75 and Carol Burke T. Bennett ’91 and Sarah Burkemper, Jr. Robert Burnett ’96 and Juliana (Kendall) Burnett Carl ’77 and Maureen Butkus Ronald and Theresa Caferro Harry R. Calbom, Jr., ‘47 Paul and Darlene (Barrier) Caruso, ‘96 Patrick ‘71 and Dee (Leoni) Cerutti The Honorable Gary W. B. Chang, ‘79 Patrick Clifford, Jr., ‘82 Mitchel Cohen, ‘76 Schuyler and Marilyn Cole David Condon, ‘74 William ’77 and Mary Connor Tom ’76 and Marcia Cordell Everett Coulter, Jr., ‘76 Derek D. Crick, ‘98 Michael ’80 and Teresa Crofts Patrick Cronan, ‘77 Mary F. (Collins) Cronin, ‘85 Michael ’53 and Mary Alice Cronin David ’93 and Cherie Crouse James ’67 and Camille Crum Jason ’94 and Julia Cutts Pat Dalton, ‘79 Brian Dano, ‘72 Dano & Harper, PLLC Edward ’75 and Cathy (Huntington) Danz Glenn R. Davis, ‘79 Edward Dawson ’56 and Marcia Meade Law Offices of Dawson & Meade Ruthie H. Dearing, ‘84 Joseph Deckhut, ‘76 Paul ‘86 and Joan Delay Richard Delforge, ‘77 Richard ‘51 and Marguerite Dolack Norb ’41= and Ruby Donahue Teresa L. Donovan, ‘80 The Honorable and Mrs. Robert J. Doran, ‘57 Thomas ’80 and Barbara Doran Abraham ’79 and Judy Dorsman Ronald Evan Doty, ‘93 Peter ’83 and Shonah Drakos Richard Dressel, ‘83 Jack ’84 and Julie Driscoll Daniel Duffin, ‘93 Duffin & Associates Attorneys At Law

Paul F. Eagle, ‘92 Eagle Law Offices, PS David ’75 and Laurie Eash Mr. Robert B. Elhard, ‘76 L. Diane Emmons, ‘77 Dan Fratini and Sheri J. Engelken Brian Ernst, ‘84 Hugh Evans, ‘75 The Honorable Mary E. Fairhurst, ‘84 Gerard Falco ’81 and Karen Johnson Demetrius ’80 and Debra Fannick Harvey ’68 and Victoria (Zlatich) Faurholt James Fausone, ‘81 Thomas ’78 and Barbara Feige James ’74 and Corrine Feldman J. Brent Fery, ‘84 Sue ’78 and Patrick = Flammia Charles ’66 and Victoria Flower Nick Fluge ’78 and Elizabeth Logsdon Professor and Mrs. Michael F. Flynn, ‘77 Thomas J. ’77 and Diane Flynn L. Palmer ’77 and Mari Foret Simon Forgette, ‘73 Jonathan Freed, ‘77 Stephen French ’82 and Kathy Swindell-French Steven ’80 and Deborah Frol John ’80 and Aida Galbraith Kyle Jay Geditz, ‘99 Bryan Geissler, ‘81 General Electric Foundation Michael ’73 and Linda Geraghty Geraghty & VanDerhoef JoAnn Gibbs, ‘94 Steven Gillingham, ‘79 Jim Giudici, ‘79 Neil ’78 and Mary (Baur) Goff Marcie E. Goldbloom, ‘86 John ’54 and Therese Goodrich Roy Gowey, ‘83 Elizabeth Graham, ‘90 Robert E. Graham, ‘56 James Graue, ‘77 Geoffrey Grote, ‘78 Jeremy J. Gugino, ‘05 Gerard ’76 and Rosa Haag Frederick Halverson, ‘61 Gene ’81 and Dana Hamilton Charles ’79 and Dianne (Shea) Hammer Wayne ’77 and Mary Hardesty Joseph ’81 and Sharon Harkrader Randy ’78 and Bridget (McInerney) Harris, ‘79 William ’77 and Molly Hastings Trevor James Hatfield, ‘99


Andrew C. Heinegg, ‘76 The Honorable James J. Helbling, ‘73 Peter ’84 and Kristi Herman Diane Hermanson, ‘81 Ed ’81 and Lisa Hilfer The Honorable Tany S. Hong, ‘67 Mr. Frank R. Hoover, ‘79 Law Office of Frank R. Hoover, P.S. Gerald A. Horne, ‘75 Melvin Howry, ‘79 Carl E. Hueber, ‘82 John Hughes, ‘61 Allen ’76 and Jane Hunter Bill Hyslop, ‘80 IBM Corporation Thomas Jacobs, ‘76 Mike Jankovich, ‘79 Jankovich Law Offices Wayne Jenner, ‘78 John J. Sinclair, P.S. Brian H. Johnson, ‘74 Edward Johnson, ‘79 Robert ’52 and Rosemary Johnson Valerie D. Jolicoeur, ‘82 James Kalamon, ‘77 John Keith, ‘67 Tom Kelly, ‘66 Kathleen I. Kennedy, ‘93 Amrit Khalsa, ‘84 Craig W. Kidwell, ‘98 David ’75 and Shirley Kilpatrick Matthew Kopp and Brianne Jacobs Neil Korbas ’80 and Patricia Thompson Chelsea Korte, ‘76 John T. Krall, ‘61 Krilich, La Porte, West & Lockner, P.S. Brooke C. Kuhl, ‘04 The Honorable Frank L. Kurtz, ‘74 Dennis La Porte, ‘68 Thomas ’50 and Mary Lacy Suzanne (Franks) Lamanna, ‘84 Stephen ’82 and Kris Lamberson Thomas Lampson, ‘83 Charles ’80 and Teresa (Yeend) Langfitt Larry Larson, ‘75 Paul ’75 and Kristina Larson Norman Lau ’76 and Molly Campbell, ‘76 Law Offices of Patrick J. Leahy P.S., Inc. Patrick Leahy, ‘80 Kenneth J. Lebrato, ‘79 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F.S. Lee, ‘63 Joseph Wayne Lee, ‘90 Brian ’98 and Christina Linden Mark Lorenz ’85 and Maryann Moreno, ‘83

Richard Luedtke Terry Lumsden, ‘73 Joe ’77 and Ann Lynch Donald ’89 and Janet Lyon Jean Magladry, ‘82 Timothy ’75 and Marcia Mahoney The Honorable Edward Manibusan, ‘82 Maurice P. Mason, Jr., ‘80 John Matheson, ‘77 Jason ’96 and Barbara Maughan Prof. John Maurice Keith ’54 and Kathleen McGoffin Robert ’54 and Christina McKanna Timothy McKeon, ‘87 Byron L. McLean, ‘98 McLean Law Office, PLLC James McNally, Sr., ‘54 Professor Alan and Suzie McNeil, ‘77 Lawrence B. McNerthney, ‘65 Molly Ann McQueen, ‘94 Robert Merriman, ‘80 William L. Meyer, ‘81 Meyers & Thomsen, LLP James Miller III, ‘78 John ’74 and Pamela (Eakin) Miller Jordan L. N. Miller, ‘99 The Honorable Terri-Ann Miller, ‘79 Gerald Moberg, ‘73 Harold ’83 and Janis (Whitener) Moberg Moberg Law Firm John Monahan, ‘74 Patricia B. Morgan, ‘91 Timothy and Carol (Grell) Morris, ‘86 Patrick J. Mullaney, ‘79 Kent ’89 and Gloria Mumma James ’74 and Jane Murch Jerry Neal, ‘69 Guy Nelson, ‘77 Jack ’74 and Janice Nelson William Nicholson ’90 and Sarah Gillies Michael ’76 and Susan Nienstedt William Nolan, ‘79 James D. Nordale, ‘59 Anne Noris, ‘80 Gary ’77 and Connie Norton David Novick, ‘96 Audrey N. Nutt, ‘03 Brian C. O’Brien, ‘82 John C. O’Brien, Jr., ‘75 James O’Rourke, Jr., ‘78 Dianne E. (Lynch) Olsen, ‘79 Mike ’81 and Jeanette Ormsby Joseph ’76 and Beth Pellicciotti Charles Phillips, ‘73

Honor roll of donors 2006-07 Harve ’53 and Alta Phipps The Honorable Richard and Mrs. Grace Pitt, ‘53 John ’86 and Carol Plock Charles Plovanich, ‘78 Gloria Finn Porter, ‘94 Kevin C. Potter, ‘81 Gene Quinn, ‘62 Henry Quintero, ‘81 Gregory Racca, ‘95 Vincent ’79 and Mimi Ragosta Jeff Donahue and Theresa Rambosek, ‘87 Edward Ratcliffe, ‘86 Richard Relyea, ‘79 Pamela R. Resnick, ‘81 Thomas ’86 and Heather Rice John Riley III, ‘79 Patrick ’73 and Leeann Roach Paige Roberts, ‘06 James Rode, ‘79 Stewart ’77 and Bonnie Roll Robert Rosier, ‘80 Michael ’95 and Kristen Ross Kurt M. Rowland, ‘03 Beau J. Ruff, ‘03 Laurence ’59 and Dolores Ryan Stephen P. Ryder, ‘66 Brian J. Saeman, ‘01 Safeco Insurance Companies Scott ’78 and Mary Sage Albert and Betty Schauble, ‘58 Ivan Schertzer, ‘80 Michael ’85 and Joyce Sclafani Lynn ’65 and Vicki Seelye Jack Sheehan, ‘65 Edmund ’78 and Donna Sheehy Jean Shields Robert Shimane, ‘84 Patrick ’66 and Mary Anne Shine Mike ’76 and Francesca Shoemaker Joseph ’00 and Tina Sicilia Frank Siderius, ‘77 Frances E. Simonet, ‘00 Simonet Law Firm, P.C. John ’79 and Doreen Sinclair Robert ’77 and Judith (Green) Smith Scott Smith, ‘84 Lowry Snow, ‘79 James ’78 and Linda (Apple) Solan

Michael Spencer, ‘76 Gerald R. Stahl, ‘81 Rodney Standage, ‘93 Richard Staub, ‘77 Craig and Debra ’93 Stephens Lyle Smith Stephenson, ‘51 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard A. Strophy, ‘70 Clark Stump, ‘67 Michael Sweeney, ‘75 The Honorable Gregory Sypolt, ‘76 Terry E. Lumsden, Inc., P.S. Roy ’79 and Anne (Whelan) Thompson Thompson Bogran, P.C. Steven ’77 and Leann Thomsen Gregory ’79 and Judy Timm Patrick Tocher, ‘58 James ’81 and Debbie Topliff Tom ’81 and Colleen Tracy Joseph Tramuta, Jr., ‘85 Tramuta Enterprises, LLC John Trucco, Jr., ‘83 Dick Turner, ‘66 United Way of Rhode Island Andrew Urban, Jr., ‘81 The Honorable Philip ’88 and Barbara Van de Veer Kenneth VanDerhoef, ‘64 Elvin Vandeberg, ‘54 Ryan ’98 and Mistee (Pitman) Verhulp Gregory ’78 and Shirley Wall Joseph Walsh, ‘79 Washington Mutual Foundation Martin ’64 and Jane Weber Wells Fargo Foundation Thomas ’74 and Nancy (Keplinger) West Phil ’78 and Mary Wetzel Jason ’92 and Gael Whalen Arthur ’80 and Cynthia White Jim ’67 and Mary Lou Wickwire Peter Wilke, ‘77 Vickie J. Williams The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80 Roger T. Witt, ‘85 James Woods ’78 and Janet Stauffer Woods & Stauffer Robert Young ’78 and Nancy Mueller Linda M. Youngs, ‘75

Randy ’80 and Sandra Zellmer

Investors $1 - $99 Upendra D. Acharya Michael ’75 and Jeanne Agostinelli Bob Allen, ‘74 John ’89 and Peggy Altman Ruth M. Brennan Anderson, ‘97 Matt ’83 and Erin Anderton Patrick ’76 and Colleen Andreotti Anthony N. Anselmo, ‘99 Edward Anson, ‘77 Shawn J. Aronow, ‘87 Marshall C. Aungier, ‘76 Aungier & Wilson, P.C. Walter Ayers, ‘81 Marco Barbanti, ‘86 Richard Bartheld, ‘80 Frank Bartoletta, ‘75 Mr. J. Peter Baumgarten, ‘80 Charles ’75 and Carol Bean Cheryl A. Beckett, ‘81 Craig Beles, ‘75 The Beles Group Jack Bennett, ‘49 Stanton ’48 and Erma Bennett Eric and Helen ’84 Benson Ronald Beran, ‘78 Gerry Bischoff, ‘77 Jacke ’77 and Bette Blair Bruce Blohowiak, ‘80 Drew ’75 and Mary Bodker John Bowman, ‘74 Brian M. Bradford, ‘04 Mary Ann Brady, ‘81 Graham Poole and Maureen Britton-Poole, ‘88 Myron Brixner, ‘74 Kevin Brodar, ‘85 Ronald Browning, ‘85 William Burns, ‘84 The Honorable Norman D. Callan, ‘76 Charles ‘74 and Cynthia Carrol Dr. and Mrs. William L. Carroll, ‘76 David Carter, ‘76 Marie Castronuovo, ‘86 Anthony Cefalogli, ‘78 Robert and Marilyn (Scanlan) Chastain, ‘83 Louis Cianni, ‘79


Cianni Law Office Maurice ’58 and Maria Clark Harold ’79 and Heidi Clarke III Jonathan P. Clement, ‘02 Leslie A. (Mitcham) Cloaninger, ‘83 Dennis Cohen, ‘76 Phillip ’85 and Debbie Collaer John ‘77 and Roselie Cooney Larry and Judith Corbin, ‘77 Robert ’86 and Stacy Cossey Lindsey Cotterell, ‘75 Paul W. Counts, ‘76 Matthew S. Cox, ‘02 Timothy ’78 and Barbara Cronin Ralph Cuculo, ‘79 Kevin ’81 and Julianne Curtis Robert ’81 and Bianca Curzan Mr. Marc T. Danon, ‘80 Greg Devlin, ‘76 James Diehl, ‘85 Nanette K. Dockum, ‘04 Timothy ’87 and Katherine Donaldson Francis Donnelly, ‘83 George and Mary (Hutton) Doran, ‘89 Frank ’52 and Frances Dorsey Christy L. Drake, ‘85 John R. Dudley, ‘82 Mike Dunford Thomas ’77 and Christine Dunlop Dawn W. Emery, ‘03 The Honorable Richard J. Ennis, ‘50 Donald ’52 and Beverely Ericson Christopher and Christina Estes-Werther, ‘06 John ’77 and Elizabeth Etter James ’76 and Christie Farber Gary ’80 and Jeanette Farrell John Farver, Jr., ‘87 Timothy ’96 and Jacqueline (Flynn) Fearnside John and Miriam Finnegan W. Howard ’75 and Margaret (Davenport) Fischer, Jr. Kevin and Anne Flaherty, ‘81 Pat Flaherty, ‘76 Scott Friedman, ‘77 Greg ’77 and Deanna J. Fuller Gary Gainer, ‘67 Scott D. Gambill, ‘99

Christina Garcia, ‘99 Javier F. Garcia, ‘06 Daniel Garner, ‘86 James ’99 and Stacy Gibson Laurence Gill, ‘64 William and Samantha (Pravecek) Giugno, ‘99 Keith ’90 and Donna Glanzer Johanna T. Gomez, ‘01 Richard Goodson, ‘74 Craig Gordon, ‘77 Law Offices of Gordon & Shogan Stephen T. Graham, ‘95 Law Office of Steve Graham Janice A. Grant, ‘81 Greater Gonzaga Guild Patricia M. Greeley, ‘85 Donald and Jean Grell John ’06 and Laura Haberland Jean A. Hall, ‘81 Robert J. Hall, ‘56 Charles ’84 and Marci (Felix) Harrington Tilman Hasche ’84 and Eugenia Vasquez Scott Hatcher, ‘81 Charles Haviv, ‘77 Angela Hayes, ‘98 Gary Hebl, ‘76 Hebl, Hebl & Ripp, LLP Gretchen L. Herbison, ‘96 Ralph L. Hetzel, ‘82 Alfred Heydrich ’80 and Linda Duda-Heydrich F. Curtis Hilton, ‘58 Michael C. Hirst, ‘91 Pamela (Simmons) Howland, ‘00 Jennifer L. Hudson, ‘05 Kathryn Hughes, ‘85 Mrs. John L. Hulteng Joel Huppin, ‘87 Ann Ikehara, ‘84 James Iles, ‘76 Dale Isley, ‘78 Tim Jensen, ‘79 John and Rhoda Johnson Erwin P. Jones, Jr., ‘71 Joseph Jones, ‘81 Michael Jonson, ‘74 Edward ’73 and Linda Joy Leonard Jungers= ‘57 Fred J. Karau, ‘86 Ed ’75 and Delores Kauzlarich

The Honorable John Kelly, ‘77 Stanley Kempner, Jr., ‘80 Donald ’91 and Vickie Kennedy Paul ’51 and Jane Klasen The Honorable and Mrs. John M. Klobucher, ‘60 Nicholas R. Knapton, ‘04 Thomas Knutsen, ‘77 William ’90 and Theresa Kochevar Bea L. Koempel-Thomas, ‘05 David P. Kozma, ‘84 Walt Krueger, ‘75 Clayton N. Kubota, ‘81 Gary Kunihiro, ‘81 Debby J. Kurbitz, ‘87 John Ladenburg, Jr., ‘96 Vincent ’70 and Kathleen Laubach The Honorable Vincent LeBlon, ‘80 Mario Ledesma, ‘81 Richard ’90 and Patricia Leland John Liebert, ‘77 Thomas Lies, ‘81 John and Rosanne Hall Lobitz, ‘73 Kimberly A. Loranz, ‘87 Carolyn Gale Louthian, ‘82 J. Michael ‘74 and Kathleen (Moriarty) Lovejoy Houston Putnam Lowry, ‘80 Casey and Heather Lund, ‘00 William ’79 and Carol Lyshak Gordon ’81 and Joan (Rogers) MacDonald Kevin ’87 and Jane Mahoney George Mastrodonato, ‘76 Bevan Maxey, ‘83 Michael ’85 and Candace McAuliffe Jim ’53 and Gina McGoffin Timothy J. McGuire, ‘98 Mrs. J. Ben McInturff Stephen ’81 and Rinda McLean Tim ’80 and Ann McNeese Colleen M. McQuaid, ‘85 Richard ’58 and Mary Lou McWilliams The Honorable Phillip Mendiguren, ‘78 Thomas Metzger, ‘79 Karen Anne Meyer, ‘95 Philip ’77 and Teresa Meyers Weston B. Meyring, ‘05 David Michaud, ‘83 James H. Michel, ‘63 Barbara Ann (Winston) Miller, ‘77 Chris ’81 and Susan Montgomery Nathaniel D. Moore, ‘05 Stan ’69 and Judith Moore Charles Morbeck, ‘49 William ’70 and Janet Morgan John Moritz, ‘81 Steven L. Morris, ‘00

Thomas Murphy, ‘86 Carlos Najera, ‘77 Dennis Nelson, ‘77 Larry Nickell, ‘79 William J. O’Brien III, ‘74 Keyonyu (Smith) O’Connell, ‘97 Robert O’Connell, ‘78

Curtis Pintler, ‘75 Jamieson N. Poe, ‘90 Richard and Barbara Poe The Honorable Eli B. Ponack, ‘49 Tommy and Kirsten Prud’homme, Jr. ‘90

Randy Roach, ‘78 R. Denise Rodriguez, ‘81 Milton ’85 and Ellen Rowland Kevin Michael Roy, ‘90 Anthony Rund, ‘86 Kenneth Russell, Jr., ‘77 Barbra L. (Anderson) Ryan, ‘96

James E. Rogers Law Student Scholarship Initiative The James E. Rogers Law Student Scholarship Initiative provides an excellent opportunity for Gonzaga Law School to attract and retain a high-caliber student body. Mr. Rogers’ scholarship initiative is a three-year commitment and partnership, with matching gifts, which requires the law school to engage law alumni and friends who are equally dedicated to our mission of educational excellence.  We want to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge those who have financially supported the James E. Rogers Law Student Scholarship. Thank you.

James E. Rogers Law Student Scholarship Donors as of 07-OCT-2007 Lawrence and Lucille (Lemieux) Angell Estate, ‘44 Robert Berlin, ‘81 Allen Brecke, ‘77 John ‘63 and Nancy Clute John Condon ‘77 F. Daniel ‘76 and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery Helen John Foundation John ‘79 and Deborah Holleran Bob ‘77 and Ginny Kane Ron ‘94 and Virginia Nichols Paul ’92 and Wendi Pennington Diehl ‘69 and Anne Rettig Renee R. Reuther, ‘90 Irene Ringwood, ‘84 John ’63 and Penny Schultz Chuck ’60 and Rojean Siljeg Skip Smyser, ‘77 Jonathan Steeler, ‘78 Patrick ‘59 and Diane Sullivan Sunbelt Communications Co. Sherry ‘82 and David Travers Bruce ’72 and Carolyn Willoughby

Kitteridge Oldham and Colleen O’Connor, ‘90 John ’54 and Elaine O’Connor Robert Odom, ‘49 Warren Olson, ‘52 Michael ’80 and Wendy Osborn Deborah (Rodgers) Oswood, ‘82 Judith Marie Page, ‘94 Michael J. Pellicciotti, ‘04 Gary Penar, ‘77 Mike Perrizo, ‘78 Gair ’81 and Linda Petrie Stephen and Sheryl Phillabaum, ‘89 Kerry ’76 and Virginia Pickett Shane and Nicole Pierone, ‘89

Tim and Wanda Quinn, ‘93 Alice M. Rahoi, ‘98 Ms. Margaret (Maloughney) Ransom, ‘96 John ’78 and Diane Redenbaugh Steven A. Reich, ‘80 Mr. Orlando M. Ressa Tom ’77 and Bonnie Reynolds Sally J. Reynolds, ‘06 Thomas ’80 and Maureen Richardson Stanley Riddle, Jr., ‘53 Gary ’76 and Joyce Riesen Dan ’84 and Jacquie Roach


Dale ’95 and Julie Rycraft Richard W. Sanger, ‘72 Joseph ’75 and Shyla (Asher) Schneider Robert Schultz, ‘85 Charles Schumacher, ‘80 Richard L. Sessions, ‘75 John D. Sheaffer, Jr., ‘79 Emmett J. Shearer, ‘55 Ron and Vicki Shepherd, ‘76 Donna (Walker) Shipps, ‘82 Alexander ’78 and Maureen (Gordon) Shogan, Jr. John ’82 and Marlene Shudy Tom Silverman, ‘75 Scott ’75 and Shari Simpson

Tana Marie Small, ‘06 Berkeley ’75 and Carole Smith Shane Devey Smith, ‘95 Shephard Smith, ‘76 Steve Smith, ‘86 Susan Sockwell Bendlin ’80 and Greg Bendlin Tom Sowa and Laura Spradley, ‘82 Brent ’92 and Helaina Stanyer Buck Sterling Michael ’71 and Shanna (Schuetz) Stevenson Jack ’90 and Sara Stone Jack and Michele ’87 Storms Aaron M. Streepy, ‘05 Carl Sturm, ‘76 Mrs. Maribel Sullivan Summit View Accounting, Inc. Ronald Sutherland, ‘85 Daniel Sweeney, ‘76 Leon Swerin, ‘77 Timothy Szambelan ’90 and Michelle DimondSzambelan ‘91 Jeffrey ’79 and Marcia Thimsen The Honorable and Mrs. Phil Thompson, ‘62 Susan Ann Thomson, ‘89 Heather A. Tomsick, ‘00 John Tracy, Jr., ‘51 Keith Trefry, ‘80 Stephen ’75 and Carole Trefts Bill and Joan (Curry) Trivison, ‘77 John B. ’54 and Betty Troup Steven Tveit and Gina Ghramm-Tveit, ‘89 Matthew G. Ukishima, ‘99 Steven F. Unger, ‘76 Mary B. (Moore) Verner, ‘99 Paul Vogel, Jr., ‘79 Ross J. Wabeke, ‘79 Joseph Waesche, ‘84 Peter ’82 and Jane Wales Tom and Kathy ’85 (Patterson) Webber Robert ’85 and Stacy Webster Robert Welch, ‘68 Ted Wellman, ‘91 Karin White Ross White, ‘81 Beverly Williams Rick Wilson, ‘80 Mary Sue Wilson, ‘89 Eric S. Wong, ‘97 Christopher J. Wright, ‘93 Martin Wyckoff ’88 and Adrienne Smith Michael Wytychak III, ‘84 A. Kristine Young, ‘91 A. Kristine Young, LLC Trevor A. Zandell, ‘05 Christopher Schlueter ’03 and Jennifer Zelko, ‘03 Carolyn R. Zorich, ‘97

For a Limited Time IRA Legislation May Help You Support Gonzaga University School of Law!

in memoriam

Between now and December 31, 2007, The Pension Protection Act provides an opportunity to make tax-free IRA charitable gifts! Consider this:

The Gonzaga University School of Law extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni and friends.

If you are age 70 ½ or older, you may transfer any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA to Gonzaga University. By contacting your IRA custodian you can transfer tax exempt money directly to the university.  The transfer will satisfy your required minimum distribution in whole or in part.  The gift is not included in your income as an

Eleanor J. McCarthy, J.D. 1982

IRA distribution. The best part is the gift is made tax-free!

James P. McNally, Sr., J.D. 1954

For more information contact Nancy Fike, Gonzaga University School of Law Development Office (509)323-3605

Howard M. Nichols, J.D. 1978

or Gonzaga University Planned Giving Office at (509)323-6141 or (800)388-0881.   

James R. Rosamond, J.D. 1950 Ray V. Sullivan, J.D. 1951

“I’ve been contacted by a number of our alumni about the IRA opportunity. For those who qualify and wish to make a contribution, this is a very, very good way to do it.  At least through the end of this year.” John Paul Ferlazzo (February 8, 1976 - July 10, 2007)

John’s funeral service was held on July 16, 2007, in Flagstaff, and was attended by approximately 300 people. This large turnout was just a small reminder of how many lives John touched and his positive impact on all those around him. John’s Gonzaga Law School classmates in attendance were Spencer T. Moore (’05) and Jared C. Lockwood (’05).

John Paul Ferlazzo, a graduate of the Class of 2005, died in an automobile accident in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 10, 2007. He was 31.

John was always charismatic and friendly. He was well-liked by his fellow law students as well as by the faculty and staff at Gonzaga. John touched many people during his three years at Gonzaga. He was active throughout the law school, including his work with the Gonzaga University Legal Assistance clinic, through which he provided public legal support to lowincome Spokane citizens.

John was born on February 8, 1976 in Bologna, Italy, while his parents were teaching and studying there. He graduated from Sinagua H.S., earned a B.A. from the University of Arizona and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. John was employed in Flagstaff as an attorney for the firm of Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, and was a practicing member of the Arizona Bar Association and the Navajo Bar Association.

John’s tragic death comes as a great shock to all members of the Gonzaga Law School community. John was a good son, a good father, a good attorney and a good friend. He will be profoundly and sincerely missed.

His loss is deeply mourned by numerous friends, and by his parents Paul and Carole of Flagstaff, his brother Michael of Tucson, his former wife, Cheyenne and her daughter, Chynna, his grandparents Richard and Mary Sheedy, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins in New York, Maryland, and Kentucky.

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Winter 2007 Lawyer  
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