School navigation

Newsroom

Centennial Celebration events mark law school’s 100 year anniversary

October 21, 2015

  • Dean Jennifer Johnson toasting to 100 years
    Dean Jennifer Johnson toasting to 100 years
  • Guests enjoy local wines, beer and spirits
    Guests enjoy local wines, beer and spirits
  • Commemorative wine glasses
    Commemorative wine glasses
  • President Barry Glassner gives toast
    President Barry Glassner gives toast
  • Centennial Celebration
    Centennial Celebration
  • Centennial Celebration
    Centennial Celebration
  • Mark Tratos, Chair of Board of Trustees
    Mark Tratos, Chair of Board of Trustees
  • Heidi and Bob Klonoff, professor and former dean
    Heidi and Bob Klonoff, professor and former dean
  • Centennial Celebration
    Centennial Celebration
  • Centennial Celebration
    Centennial Celebration
  • Whiskey Lounge in Rare Book Room
    Whiskey Lounge in Rare Book Room
  • Alumni Centennial Reception
    Alumni Centennial Reception
  • Professor Susan Mandiberg, Dean Jennifer Johnson, Governor Kate Brown, President Barry Glassner
    Professor Susan Mandiberg, Dean Jennifer Johnson, Governor Kate Brown, President Barry Glassner
  • Gary Grenley '75 and Professor Bill Funk at alumni reception
    Gary Grenley '75 and Professor Bill Funk at alumni reception
  • Alumni Centennial Reception
    Alumni Centennial Reception
  • Alumni Centennial Reception
    Alumni Centennial Reception
  • Alumni Centennial Reception
    Alumni Centennial Reception
  • Alumni Centennial Reception
    Alumni Centennial Reception

On October 9 & 10, 2015, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends—including Oregon Governor Kate Brown ’85—celebrated the Northwestern School of Law’s 100th year as a private, independent law school.

On Saturday, October 10, nearly 300 guests came to campus to for the Centennial Celebration. Dean Jennifer Johnson and Lewis & Clark President Barry Glassner toasted the school’s rich history and promising future while revelers enjoyed the law library’s transformation into an elegant venue reminiscent of a private club. Guests enjoyed fine food and drink in spaces normally reserved for studying, including a coffee and dessert bar in the Wood Hall study area and a whisky lounge in the Rare Book Room.

Centennial festivities also included events for classes celebrating their 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 year reunions. All reunion classes gathered on Friday, October 9, at the EcoTrust building in downtown Portland.

We wish to thank the many people who made the Centennial weekend festivities such a success: our wonderful and generous sponsors; event volunteers including students from the Food & Wine Law Society; and everyone who attended.

Learn more about the Law School’s Centennial and Centennial Events.

Share this story on

Newsroom

Contact Us