Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.A. 1969 University of Oregon
J.D. cum laude 1972 Harvard Law School
Editor, Harvard Law Review
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Professor Drummonds practiced law for 16 years in the law firm of Kulongoski, Heid, Durham, and Drummonds and its successor firms. He specialized in labor and employment law and his firm represented employees and unions. Prior to that time Professor Drummonds clerked for the California Supreme Court in San Francisco. Before joining Lewis and Clark’s faculty, Professor Drummonds was acknowledged in an Oregon State Bar publication as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” More recently, Professor Drummonds served as an advisor to the Oregon Attorney General, to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, and Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski on labor relations, tenure law, and pension matters. He also teaches a course on the law of the global labor markets, and has published on such topics as choice of law and choice of forum for expatriate workers in the European Union, and the extraterritorial application of U.S. discrimination laws in Europe and elsewhere. Professor Drummonds has also published in the areas of labor and employment law, torts, and legal ethics. He has been a frequent contributor to the CCH Labor Law Reports. Professor Drummonds organized the 1998 Lewis and Clark Forum on “Worldwide Labor Markets and Employment Law in the 21st Century,” as well as the 2006 Lewis and Clark Forum on “The Aging of the Baby Boomers and America’s Changing Retirment System,” both of which featured prominent scholars from other law schools and colleges.