Faculty and Staff News

News from the law school’s professors and staff.

Abrams AbramsPaula Abrams

Edward Brunet Professor of Law

Abrams’ article “The Scarlet Letter: The Supreme Court and the Language of Abortion Stigma” was selected by Thompson Reuters for inclusion in the book Women and the Law, published in 2013. She is serving as president of NARAL ProChoice Oregon.


  • “Beyond Roe: Reproductive Justice in a Changing World,” a paper on abortion stigma, Rutgers Law School

Blumm BlummMichael Blumm

Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Blumm is involved in the litigation over public access to Oregon’s Oswego Lake, assisting lead attorneys Thane Tienson ’77 and Greg Adams ’06 (who are working pro bono and doing outstanding public interest work, according to Blumm) in challenging the City of Lake Oswego and the Lake Corporation’s monopoly use of the lake as a violation of the state’s public trust doctrine. The case is currently before the Clackamas County Circuit Court. 

Blumm and his students have compiled analyses of the public trust doctrines of 37 states and made them publicly available. He hopes to expand the study to all 50 states in 2014. So far, 19 students have contributed to the effort.

Blumm will teach Native American natural resources law at Vermont Law School during the summer of 2014


  • “The Endangered Species Act and Climate Change” at the Animal Law’s 20th anniversary conference, October 2013


  • “Antimonopoly and the Radical Lockean Origins of Western Water Law” (book review), 20 Hastings West-Northwest Environmental Law and Policy Review (forthcoming 2014), available here.
  • “Federal Wildlands Policy in the 21st Century: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been,” with Andrew Erickson ’13, 25 Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review 1 (2014), available here
  • “The Past as Prologue to the Present: Managing the Oregon and California Lands,” with Tim Wigington ’12, Oregon Bar Bulletin (July 2013), available here
  • The Public Trust in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, with Mary Wood, Carolina Academic Press (2013), available here.
  • Sacrificing the Salmon: A Legal and Policy History of the Decline of Columbia Basin Salmon, Vandeplass Publishing (2013, republication of 2002 book)

Bogdanski BogdanskiJack Bogdanski

Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Bogdanski reports he had a productive sabbatical in the fall, making good progress in coauthoring a new edition of a major tax treatise to be published next year, while also penning four solo articles for the journals Corporate Taxation and Estate Planning. Bogdanski delivered his seventh annual continuing education talk on federal tax valuation for the Oregon Law Institute, along with talks at the 2013 Northwest Federal Tax Conference and the fall meeting of the Estate Planning Council of North Central Washington in chilly Wenatchee. He also authored an amicus brief to the Oregon Court of Appeals in Wittemyer v. City of Portland, challenging the constitutionality of the Portland arts tax.


  • “Lesson Galore From Tax Court in Holding Company Valuation Case,” 41 Estate Planning ____ (forthcoming, June 2014)
  • “Proposed Research Credit Rules Take Another Swipe at Multinational Groups,” 41 Corporate Taxation 19 (March/April 2014)
  • “Tax Court Reverses Course on Pair of Valuation Issues,” 41 Estate Planning 18 (January 2014) 
  • “Vintage Shelters Did Not Improve With Age,” 40 Corporate Taxation 22 (November/December 2013)

Brunet BrunetEd Brunet

Henry J. Casey Professor of Law

Following a full year’s sabbatical leave, Brunet is back in the classroom. He spent part of this sabbatical in Chile, where he was a visiting professor at one of Chile’s top law programs, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago. Brunet lectured to law students and business lawyers about the nature of antitrust enforcement and was invited to address the Chilean Department of Justice about the appropriate degree of ADR. Of five invited speakers on this topic, Brunet says that he was the only advisor who discussed the potential negative impact of ADR. 

Brunet also researched and completed the fourth edition of his book Summary Judgment: Federal Law and Practice (West Thomson), coauthored with Professor John Parry.

Chin ChinWilliam Chin ’94

Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing


  • “Peer Teaching: Having Students Present Writing and Research Tips” at the Innovative Teaching Workshop, Marquette University, June 2013


Drummonds Drummonds

Henry Drummonds

Professor of Law

Drummonds completed a new chapter, on the nexus of human rights and employment law, for the ABA-sponsored multivolume treatise International Labor and Employment Law. The chapter will be published in the 2013 supplement.

He participated as part of a panel on compensation issues at the New York University Labor Law Conference, held June 2013. 

Drummonds is currently serving as the law faculty’s representative to the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees, the Law School Alumni Board, and the Law School Board of Visitors.


  • A talk on toxic tort causation issues to an epidemiology class at Oregon Health & Sciences University, June 2013
  • An address on interest arbitration to the Oregon Public Employers Collective Bargaining Association, October 2013

Funk FunkWilliam Funk

Lewis & Clark Distinguished Professor of Law

Funk submitted manuscripts to West Group for a new edition of his administrative law casebook (with Sidney Shapiro and Russell Weaver) and a new constitutional law casebook.

In October he attended a workshop on environmental economics in Big Sky, Montana, presented by the Law & Economics Center of George Mason University and the Property and Environment Research Center.

Funk participated at the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools as part of a discussion group on Administrative Procedure: Accountability or Regulatory Roadblock and on a panel at which he discussed environmental law decisions of the Supreme Court in the last term. He also took part in the panels Justiciability in Environmental Law and Wetlands Protection as part of Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law Seminar for Federal Judges, held September 2013. Finally, he presented at the Environmental Law Without Congress conference, held at Florida State University in February 2013. 


  • “Recent Developments in Constitutional Law” at the Annual ABA Administrative Law Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2013


  • “My Way or No Way: The American Reluctance for Trans-Territorial Public Law,” originally a paper presented at a conference in Luxembourg in 2012, in the University of Missouri Law Review
  • “La Mutabilité du Droit Constitutionnel Américain à travers le Prisme des Revirements de la Cour Supreme,” originally a paper presented at a conference in Paris in 2012, in Le Droit Américain Dans la Pensée Juridique Française Contemporaine

Garvin GarvinMeg Garvin

Executive Director, National Crime Victims Law Institute
Clinical Professor of Law, Crime Victim Litigation Clinic

In November, Garvin was appointed to the Victims Services Subcommittee of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel, which was established by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Response Systems Panel is tasked with conducting an independent assessment of the systems used to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate crimes in the military involving adult sexual assault for the purpose of developing recommendations regarding how to improve the effectiveness of such systems.

Garvin also participated on a panel, How the Competing Purposes of Sentencing Influence Sentencing Policy for Economic Crime, at the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Economic Crimes Symposium in New York City, September 2013.

Hessler HesslerKathy Hessler

Director, Animal Law Clinic
Clinical Professor of Law

Hessler taught a weeklong course, Animal Law, at Washington University (in St. Louis) School of Law.


  • “Animal Law and Agriculture” at the Master Vegetarian Program, Northwest VEG, Portland, July 2013
  • “Animal Law for Veterinarians,” with Natasha Dolezal, at the University of Nairobi School of Veterinary Medicine, Nairobi, Kenya, May 2013
  • “Multi-Species Conflict: Sea Lions, Salmon, and Humans in the Bonneville Dam Dispute” at the Oregon State Bar 2013 Annual Environmental and Natural Resources CLE, Portland, October 2013
  • “Overview of Recent Developments in Animal Law” at the Louisiana State Bar Association Animal Law Section Annual New CLE, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2013 
  • “Pro-Pasture, Law and Animal Agriculture” at InFARMation, Friends of Family Farmers, Portland, September 2013
  • “Risk to Workers in Animal Production” at the Animal Law Conference, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, and at Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California, October 2013
  • “Vegan Prisoners: Free Exercise or Government-Sponsored Carnism?” at a Lewis & Clark Law School faculty colloquium, Portland, February 2013 


  • “The Legal Framework of Animal Testing: Challenges and Opportunities”, 54 South Texas Law Review 587 (Spring 2013)

Other Media

  • Interview with Bridget Huber for the article “EPA’s Feedlot Control Still Lagging,” The Kansas City Star, June 4, 2013,
  • Radio interview with Dave Miller on December 4, 2013, for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud, about whether animals should have legal personhood.
  • Radio interview with Rebecca Marshall and Steve Herman, December 4, 2013, for KXL Morning News, Portland

Huffman HuffmanJames Huffman

Dean Emeritus


  • Private Property and the Constitution: State Powers, Public Rights, and Economic Liberties, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers (2013)
  • Private Property and State Power: Philosophical Justifications, Economic Explanations, and the Role of Government, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers (2013)

Johnson JohnsonJennifer Johnson

Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law

On September 20, 2013, Johnson participated in the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law Sullivan & Cromwell Conference on Challenges in Global Financial Services. On October 5, 2013, she presented her empirical research on private placements at the annual meeting of the North American Association of State Securities Regulators, held in Salt Lake City. On October 17, 2013, Johnson traveled to Washington, D.C., to chair a panel at the American Bar Association LLC Institute and to present her research on the state securities law implications of LLC offerings.


  • “Private Placements: Will FINRA Sink in the Sea Change?” Volume 82, Issue 2 of the Cincinnati Law Review (2013), available here.

Johnston JohnstonCraig Johnston ’85

Professor of Law and Clinical Director, Earthrise Law Center

Johnston was elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a professional association of approximately 150 members recognized as preeminent in the field. The association’s members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice, and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level. 

Kaplan KaplanAliza Kaplan

Associate Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing

Kaplan partnered with Metropolitan Public Defender and the Oregon Justice Resource Center to create the Oregon Innocence Project, the mission of which is to exonerate the innocent, educate and train law students, and promote legal reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions. 

Kaplan also participated in two panels on criminal justice reform: Marijuana Reform and the War on Drugs at the 2013 ACLU NW Civil Liberties Conference, and War on Drugs at the 10th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, Lewis & Clark College.


  • “How to Build a Public Interest Lawyer (and Help All Law Students Along the Way),” Loy. J.Pub. Int. L. (forthcoming Winter 2014), as part of a volume dedicated to legal education

Klonoff KlonoffRobert Klonoff

Dean and Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law

Klonoff attended the first ever Global Law Deans’ Forum, which was cohosted by National University of Singapore Law and the International Association of Law Schools (IALS). More than 80 law school deans and chairs of law faculties from 31 countries met in Singapore in September 2013 for the event. The Global Law Deans’ Forum was the culmination of eight Regional Law Deans’ Forums that took place over the preceding two years. A high point of the meeting was the adoption of the Singapore Declaration on Global Standards and Outcomes of a Legal Education.

Klonoff is also at work on the second edition of Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell (Thomson West).

From left to right: Professor Stéphane Braconnier, Dean of the Sorbonne Assas International Law School in Singapore; Professor Emmanuel Magade, Dean of the University of Zimbabwe; Professor Barbara Holden-Smith, Vice Dean of Cornell Law School; Professor Aishah Bidin, Dean of the National University of Malaysia; and Professor Robert Klonoff, Dean of Lewis & Clark Law School, chairing the opening discussion.


  • A talk on class actions at Waseda University School of Law, Tokyo, Japan, September 19, 2013
  • A talk on class actions at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Tokyo, Japan, September 19, 2013
  • A talk on class actions at AmCham Shanghai, Shanghai, China, January 14, 2014
  • A talk on class actions at the China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China, January 15, 2014
  • A talk on class actions at the Osaka Bar Association, Osaka, Japan, January 23, 2014
  • A talk on class actions and the Fukushima nuclear accident at Waseda University School of Law, Tokyo, Japan, January 24, 2014
  • A talk on U.S. law and legal education at the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 1, 2013
  • A talk on U.S. law and legal education at the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 1, 2013
  • A talk on U.S. legal education at the International Association of Law Schools International Deans’ Forum, National University of Singapore Law School, Singapore, September 26, 2013
  • “The Development of Animal Law in the Legal Academy” at the 2013 Animal Law Conference, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California, November 25, 2013
  • “The Ethics of Aggregate Settlements” at the American Association for Justice Convention, San Francisco, California, July 22, 2013


Laakmann LaakmannAnna Laakmann

Assistant Professor of Law


  • Bowman v. Monsanto and the Current State of the Law of Patent Exhaustion” at the Oregon Patent Law Association and the Oregon State Bar Section on Computer and Internet Law, Portland, August 22, 2013 
  • “Medical Uncertainty and Physician Innovation” at the Health Law Scholars Workshop, St. Louis University Law School, St. Louis, Missouri, October 12, 2013
  • “When Should Physicians Be Liable for Innovation?” at the Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum, Brigham Young University Law School, Provo, Utah, November 7, 2013


  • “The Hatch-Waxman Act’s Side Effects: Precautions for Biosimilars,” 47 Loyola Law Review __ (forthcoming 2014)

Loren LorenLydia Loren

Robert E. Jones Professor of Advocacy and Ethics

Loren participated in the roundtable conference Altai@21, hosted by the University of California at Berkeley Law School, concerning copyright protection for computer software in October 2013. She also moderated a panel on music industry reforms at The Next Great Copyright Act conference, hosted by the UC Berkeley Law School, in March 2014.


  • “Exhausted by Exhaustion,” on the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the first sale doctrines in copyright and patent law, Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section, June 2013
  • “Intellectual Property for Engineers” at Oregon State University, November 2013
  • “Tools Against Trolls (the Patent and Copyright Kind),” keynote for Navigating the Pitfalls of an Online Business Presence—What Your Clients Need to Know, Oregon State Bar Computer and Internet Law Section’s annual conference, September 2013

Lyman LymanErica Lyman ’05

Clinical Professor of Law, International Environmental Law Project

Lyman continues her work with the International Law Environmental Law Project’s student clerks to push the boundaries of international environmental law for conservation-friendly outcomes for the clinic’s clients. In November of 2013, she traveled to Warsaw, Poland, for the international climate negotiations, where she served as Palau’s lead legal advisor and special legal advisor to Palau’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations. 

Lyman also continues to author the Wildlife and Biodiversity section of the ABA’s International Environmental Law Year in Review.

Parikh ParikhSamir Parikh

Associate Professor of Law

In December, Parikh completed his yearlong work as an original contributing author for Bloomberg on Bankruptcy, a new bankruptcy treatise expected to be published in the spring of 2014.

Parikh devoted much of the past year to organizing the law school’s 18th Annual Business Law Fall Forum, which took place on October 4, 2013. The forum addressed a variety of topics at the intersection of sports and law. Notable speakers included Paul Ehrlich (Adidas), Neil Olshey (Portland Trail Blazers), Douglas Baird (University of Chicago Law School), Martin Sosland (Weil Gotshal), and Paul Haagen (Duke Law School).

The Law and Economics Center selected Parikh to participate in a public choice workshop at Stanford University in March of 2014.

On November 22, 2013, the Venue Reform Group, a nationwide organization of attorneys proposing significant modifications to the bankruptcy venue rules, presented their case at a panel discussion before the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. Many of the group’s key arguments and recommendations were drawn from Parikh’s “Modern Forum Shopping in Bankruptcy.”


  • “Modern Forum Shopping in Bankruptcy,” 46 Conn. L. Rev. (2013)

Pierce PierceJan Pierce

Clinical Professor
Supervisor, Lewis & Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

On August 27, 2013, the tax clinic filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit on an attorney fee case they appealed in June 2013. The original claim for attorney fees on a case that the IRS conceded was for some $39,000. It has more than doubled in the time since the original motion was filed.


  • “Tax Practice and Procedure—the Big Picture,” Effective Representation in Tax Controversy Cases, Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Fair, October 2013

Powers PowersMelissa Powers ’01

Associate Professor of Law

Powers helped launch and is directing the Green Energy Institute to develop renewable energy policies. Two new LLM fellows, Amelia Schlusser JD ’13 and Nick Lawton JD ’13, have joined the institute to help work on policy research and development. 

Powers also taught a climate change and energy law class at the University of Trento, Italy, in December 2013.


  • “Don’t Believe the Hype: The Potential and Limits of U.S. Feed-in Tariffs” at the University of San Diego, California, November 2013
  • “The Rise of Renewables: Completing the Transition to Renewable Power” at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, University of Waikato, New Zealand, June 2013
  • “U.S. Citizen Suits” at Kangwon Law School, South Korea, August 2013
  • “Water Quality Protection and Energy Exports: A Proxy Battle Over Offshore Carbon Emissions?” at the University of Richmond, Virginia, October 2013


  • Climate Change and the Law, with Chris Wold ’90, Second Edition (2013)

Ryan RyanErin Ryan 

Associate Professor of Law

The American Constitution Society published Ryan’s issue brief about the impacts of the Supreme Court’s new spending power doctrine to coincide with the opening of the 2013 term, together with responses from Georgetown Law Professor Eloise Pasachoff and National Women’s Law Center General Counsel Emily Martin. Ryan is expanding the piece into a full article about the impacts of the new doctrine on environmental law more generally, and also continues to write about legal issues in China, including a forthcoming piece about environmental enforcement and the rule of law in China. Also published was her case study about adapting the Socratic method to teach critical thinking skills currently underemphasized in China and group competency skills currently underemphasized in U.S. legal education. 

Ryan is also developing environmental externships and other opportunities for Lewis & Clark students to gain professional experience in Asia.


  • “Environmental Law After Sebelius: The New Spending Power Doctrine and Environmental Federalism” at Federalism All the Way Down, University of Colorado, Boulder, November 2013
  • “Federalism and the Tug of War Within” at Cooperative vs. Competitive Federalism, the Federalist Society 2013 National Lawyer’s Convention in Washington, D.C., November 2013


  • “The Elaborate Paper Tiger: Environmental Enforcement and the Rule of Law in China,” 24 Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum __ (forthcoming, 2014)
  • “Environmental Law After Sebelius: Will the Court’s New Spending Power Limits Affect Environmental State-Federal Partnerships?” American Constitution Society (October 1, 2013)
  • “When Socrates Meets Confucius: Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking Across Cultures Through Multilevel Socratic Method,”92 Nebraska L. Rev. 289 (2013)
  • “The Spending Power and Environmental Law After Sebelius, 85 Colorado L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2014)

Other Media

  • Interview with Oregonian reporter Fenit Nirappil on October 30, 2013, about land use planning controversy over regulatory approval for proposed Walmart developments in the greater Portland metropolitan area
  • Televised interview with KOIN News anchor Ken Boddie on June 26, 2013, about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions in the Defense of Marriage Act and California Prop 8 cases
  • Televised interview with KGW News reporter Kyle Iboshi on June 26, 2013, about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions in the Defense of Marriage Act and California Prop 8 cases.
  • Live interview with Lars Larson for the Lars Larson Northwest Radio Show on June 26, 2013, about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions in the Defense of Marriage Act and California Prop 8 cases
  • Radio interview with KXL Radio reporter Lacey Evans on June 26, 2013, about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions in the Defense of Marriage Act and California Prop 8 cases
  • Interview with Associated Press reporter Nigel Duara on June 26, 2013, about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions in the Defense of Marriage Act and California Prop 8 cases

Safriet SafrietBarbara Safriet

Visiting Professor of Law

In the fall of 2013, Safriet received three awards from national nursing associations honoring her work in health law. She was selected as the Inaugural Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners based on her many years of support and advocacy. She was also appointed a 2013 Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses in October. Finally, Safriet was presented the inaugural Jan Towers Pinnacle Award for Health Policy Advocacy at the 2013 AANP National Conference. The award recognizes an individual who through policy, practice, or education has made outstanding contributions that resulted in increased recognition of nurse practitioners and increased opportunities for those professionals to provide care to patients.

Stumpf StumpfJuliet Stumpf

Professor of Law

Stumpf has joined the advisory board of the Border Criminologies group housed at the Centre for Criminology at Oxford University. She has also joined the advisory board of the Oregon Justice Resources Center. 

Stumpf continues to work on the chapter “Crimmigration: Encountering the Leviathan” on the evolution of crimmigration law for The Routledge Handbook on Migration and Crime. She is also revising “The Legitimacy of Crimmigration Law,” an article on the applicability of psychological jurisprudence research to crimmigration law, for submission to law reviews in the spring of 2014. She also revised for submission to the Queens Law Journal in February an article on immigration detention, “Civil Detention and other Oxymorons.” She accepted an invitation to become a regular immigration law contributor to Jotwell (Journal of Things We Like, Lots) and submitted her first contribution in early February. 

In May 2014, Stumpf joined other immigration scholars at a conference at Boston College to brainstorm the Draft Convention on the Rights of Forcibly Expelled Persons. In June 2014, she will present her draft of “Civil Detention and Other Oxymorons” on a panel on immigration detention at the Law and Society Association annual meeting, where she will also act as chair or discussant on two other panels.


  • “Civil Detention and Ethnicity” at the Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, Lewis & Clark College, Portland
  • “Civil Detention and Other Oxymorons” at the University of Minnesota and Queens University in Kingston, Canada
  • “The Legitimacy of Crimmigration Law” at Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, D.C.


  • “Preemption as Proportionality in State and Local Crimmigration Law,” The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, John Parry and Song Richardson, eds., Cambridge (2013)
  • “The Process Is the Punishment in Crimmigration Law,” The Borders of Punishment: Criminal Justice, Citizenship, and Social Exclusion, Oxford (2013)

Varol VarolOzan Varol

Assistant Professor of Law

Varol’s scholarship was featured on various domestic and foreign media outlets, including CNN, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and Foreign Policy Magazine, following recent events in Egypt. He was also interviewed on various local and national radio programs about recent developments in Turkey, Syria, and Egypt. Varol authored an influential op-ed in the Huffington Post regarding the protests that took place in Turkey over the summer. An expanded version of the op-ed will be published as an article in the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal.

Varol’s publication Temporary Constitutions (forthcoming, California Law Review) was selected as one of the three best papers in the 2014 American Association of Law Schools Scholarly Papers Competition.

In October, Varol traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, to present at a conference on comparative constitutional law and the new Turkish Constitution, which is currently being drafted. His presentation at that conference was featured at length in a major Turkish newspaper.


  • “Stealth Authoritarianism,” a work in progress, at a comparative constitutional law roundtable, James Madison’s Montpelier, Virginia, October 2013


  • “Revolutionary Humor,” 23 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal __ (forthcoming 2014)
  • “Temporary Constitutions,” 102 California Law Review __ (forthcoming 2014)

Wright WrightTheresa (Terry) Wright

Clinical Professor of Law

Wright is serving as chair of an Oregon State Bar task force examining whether the state should provide for the limited licensing of legal technicians to provide certain defined legal services to the public. The task force’s final report was expected to be provided to the board of governors in February or March of 2014. Wright continues to serve on the OSB’s Judicial Administration Committee, and has begun a three-year term on the Multnomah Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee. She is working with others to modify the MBA’s Statement of Professionalism to include references to honoring diversity and inclusion. Wright is also serving as a member of the OSB’s House of Delegates.

Yin YinTung Yin

Professor of Law

During the fall semester, Yin spoke as part of the White Collar Crime panel sponsored by the Criminal Law Society and Business Law Society. He also moderated the panel The Fourth Amendment and Privacy: Big Brother Is Watching at the 2013 ACLU Northwest Civil Liberties Conference. He was one of about a dozen participants who presented articles in progress for commentary and feedback at the Southwest Criminal Law Conference, which was held at the University of California at Davis School of Law. In addition to his article, which looks at problems with the entrapment defense in domestic terrorism cases, he is also writing a paper on the subject of national security lies.


  • “Government’s Role in an Age of Terrorism” at Cooley House, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, September 2013
  • “Legal Implications of U.S. Military Intervention in Syria” to the International Law Society, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, October 2013
  • “Privacy v. Surveillance in Telecommunications,” with Becky Straus of ACLU-Oregon, Oregon State Bar Energy, Telecom, and Utilities Section, Portland, October 2013


  • “Is Diversity Diverse Enough?” 21 Asian American Law Journal (forthcoming 2014)
  • “Is Edward Snowden Guilty of U.S. Espionage Charges?” JURIST Forum, July 16, 2013

Other Media

  • Commentary for various local and national television, radio, and print news stories on topics including the NSA surveillance controversy; the scandal over former Multnomah County Commission Chair Jeff Cogen’s alleged official misconduct; the ongoing Kaine and Terry Horman divorce proceeding and Kyron Horman disappearance investigation; George Zimmerman’s acquittal on the charge of murdering Trayvon Martin; and other local criminal cases.