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Amy Bushaw Honored With Leo Levenson Award

The graduating class conferred the 2017 Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching on Professor Amy Bushaw. Bushaw specializes in contracts and commercial law, and in recent years has been exploring the relationships among economic prosperity, social development, and environmental protection.

“Every year I see this award as testament to the strong connection our students have with our faculty,” said Bushaw. “I, like my colleagues, am so grateful to spend time with the talented, passionate, and committed students who make up our community. It was a particular joy to receive this recognition from students who had already given me and the school so much.”

Bushaw practiced law for eight years before she began teaching.

I, like my colleagues, am so grateful to spend time with the talented, passionate, and committed students who make up our community.

“I really enjoy preparing teaching materials, and have just completed the fourth edition of a contracts text with my colleague Brian Blum,” said Bushaw. “I look forward to finding new and interesting ways to use the materials in my first-year contracts class. I also have a long-standing interest in how the law helps or hinders those entrepreneurs who seek to incorporate principles of sustainability into their business models. Off and on I teach a course on sustainability in law and business with another colleague, Dan Rohlf, and am always seeking to expand my expertise in that rapidly developing field.

“I am also active in an organization that seeks to promote life satisfaction among law students and lawyers. I hope to continue to study and understand the challenges to well-being inherent in the important work we do.”

Leo Levenson (1903–1981), for whom the award is named, was a distinguished attorney, Oregon State Bar member, and highly respected instructor who taught at the law school for many years.

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