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Harpole CLE & Awards Presentation

Date: 4:00pm - 6:30pm PDT April 3 Location: Stoel Rives

Stoel Rives

21st Annual Harpole CLE and Awards Presentation

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4pm - 6:30pm
Stoel Rives
760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000
Portland, OR 97205

CLE: 4:00 pm 
Non-unanimous Jury Verdicts

by Aliza Kaplan 

With this year’s presentation of the Joyce Ann Harpole Award, we will host a 1-hour CLE on Oregon’s position as the last state to allow criminal convictions based on non-unanimous jury decisions.

Why should we care if it’s 10-2 or 12-0?

In the fall 2018 election, Louisiana voters overturned their own non-unanimous jury rule, leaving Oregon the last state in the country that allows criminal convictions on less-than-unanimous jury verdicts. There is a bill pending in the 2019 Oregon legislature that, if passed, would refer a constitutional amendment to Oregon voters to overturn Oregon’s rule. Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Aliza Kaplan will present the history of rule, in Oregon and elsewhere, and the arguments for and against abandoning the rule. Professor Kaplan teaches Lawyering at Lewis and Clark and, among other roles, is the Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic, where students engage in critical examination of and participation in important and complex issues and cases in the criminal justice system.

Reception & Awards Presentation: 5:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice Martha Walters

Harpole Attorney Award:
Each year, the Harpole Attorney Award is presented to an attorney who is dedicated to the pursuit of justice while maintaining a sense of balance among career, family and community.  Award nominations are received from the community at large.

Nancy B. Murray ’90 is the 21st Harpole Attorney Award recipient.


Harpole Memorial Scholarship:
The Harpole scholarship is awarded to a 2L or evening 3L law student who demonstrates a sense of balance between scholarship, fellow students and personal life. The Joyce Ann Harpole Scholarship is made possible due to the generosity of friends of Joyce Ann Harpole, law firms, and law alumni.

Cole Killion ’20 is the 21st Annual Harpole Memorial Legacy Scholarship recipient.


Both events are free and open to the public, but please RSVP by Monday April 1, 2019.

Registration for this event is now closed.