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Dean Curtis Bridgeman

Raising the Bar Award

Editor Karen McGlone

Two ’97 grads share a name, an avocation and now, an award.

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Dean’s Message

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News Briefs

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Outside the Law

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Class Action

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Cover Section Willamette University College of Law Home of the Northern Lights 8 On the path of whales

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Educating Alaskans

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Willamette trustee, Mary Hughes 16 From DC to El Paso

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Alaska’s U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

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Alumni Nicole Nelson and Nikole Nelson: Raising the Bar Award 24 Student Heather Parker: Loving a job and leaving it

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Faculty Professor Rick Martson: Tools of the trade

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Correction “An Up-Close View of Immigration,” published in the fall 2013 issue of Willamette Lawyer, incorrectly identified an employer for Teuta Norman JD‘98. Norman worked for HRCentral Corporation, a human resources outsourcing firm, from 1998-2001. She started practicing immigration law with the firm now known as Hecht & Norman, LLP in 2001, becoming an owner in 2004. We regret the error.

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