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Reminiscing at the McCarty Luncheon

In its largest annual event yet, the 2018 McCarty Society Luncheon brought together over 25 alumni from the classes of 1968 and earlier at the Waverly Country Club in Portland this spring.

Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones ’53 recognized a number of distinguished colleagues in the group. Professor Emeritus Ron Lansing recounted stories from “back in the day,” entertaining all.

Many attendees reminisced about the transformation of Northwestern College of Law from a small, unaccredited school in a rented office space in downtown Portland to the thriving law school it is today. The 1965 merger of the law school and Lewis & Clark College made possible the hiring of the first full-time law faculty members, including Lansing, and resulted in a beautiful, permanent new home. It paved the way for Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College to become a fully accredited institution whose alumni earn respect around the world.

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