Aliza Kaplan Honored With Leo Levenson Award
The graduating class conferred the 2015 Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching on Professor of Lawyering and Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic Aliza Kaplan. Brittney R. Plesser ’15 presented the award.
Kaplan specializes in the areas of wrongful conviction, the death penalty, asylum law, and public interest lawyering. She is cofounder of the Oregon Innocence Project and represents the organization in the community. She also works on wrongful conviction cases, is an Oregon Justice Resource Center board member, and produces documentary films. The 2007 film Kaplan coproduced, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Academy Award, and her 2010 film, The Oath, was nominated for two news Emmy Awards.