Leaving Their Mark
These professors and staff members have made an incredible impact on Lewis & Clark, over decades.
Professor Amy Bushaw
Amy Bushaw has been a dedicated professor for 31 years, teaching contracts and commercial law courses and regularly collaborating with her colleagues. She developed one of the first law courses to examine sustainability in law and business with Professor Dan Rohlf, and coauthored a Contracts text, now in its fifth edition, with Professor Brian Blum. She has published articles relating to economic and social development in the United States and abroad, with a focus on central and eastern Europe. She joined the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty in 1992 after earning an AB from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School, and practicing law as a partner with Hughes & Luce, LLP in Texas (now merged with K&L Gates LLP).
In the early 2000s, she created a course to explore the tough questions of what makes a happy lawyer, in response to national concerns in the legal profession over mental health issues.
She was selected three times by students to receive the Leo Levenson Award for excellence in teaching (2017, 1996 and 1994), a testament to her strong connection to students. In March 2023, she received an Honorary Graduate award and in the same year received the Evan T. William Sustainability Prize, which honors individuals for outstanding contributions to sustainability within the Lewis & Clark community.
“Professor Bushaw was a welcome presence in the law school community. She always had a smile on her face and was happy to discuss class or emerging business law trends in her office or over lunch off campus,” says alum Ryan Vanden Brink ’08 LLM ’09. “[She] was a great professor and mentor. She was an engaging, effective, and knowledgeable professor in courses. She provided great insights and more than one round of edits on several papers. She even sacrificed her spring break one semester for a required site visit after she agreed to supervise me in an externship.”
Alum Eleanor Hampson ’22 was Professor Bushaw’s classroom teaching assistant. “I helped her manage Zoom classes early in the pandemic,” she says. “She immediately welcomed me, and it was clear from the start that she was dedicated to making the online experience as positive as possible for her students. She was so dedicated that we even did a couple practice classes with my husband and her sister to make sure her systems were working before the first day. I loved my experience working with her, so I took her Secured Transactions class and asked her to supervise my capstone. I know she will be missed and I wish her the best in this new chapter!”
Professor Henry Drummonds
Henry Drummonds has been a dedicated professor at Lewis & Clark Law School for 34 years. He joined the faculty in 1989 after earning a BA from the University of Oregon and a JD from Harvard Law School. Prior to teaching, he held a clerkship for the California Supreme Court in San Francisco and practiced law for 16 years with Kulongoski, Heid, Durham, and Drummonds, and its successor firms, where he specialized in labor and employment law.
Professor Drummonds has taught courses in torts, toxic torts, employment law, labor law, and the law of the global labor markets. He was selected by students to receive the Leo Levenson Award for excellence in teaching in 1995, and in March 2023, received an Honorary Graduate award.
“I particularly remember the first semester of my first year I had Professor Drummonds for torts,” says Patrick Carpenter ’24. “He was so dynamic and engaging. His passion for the material was palpable and inspiring. At the end of the semester, he gave the class a speech about how it was his privilege to teach us and that he thought highly of us and knew that we would do great things. It’s moments like that—where it’s more than the mere knowledge being imparted but an overall sense that we are treated collegially as we work to enter a shared profession.”
Alum Christine Meadows ’96 says, “I came to Lewis & Clark on a Natural Resources Fellowship, intending to practice Water Law. Thanks to [Professor Drummonds], my career followed a very different path—from the interest in labor and employment [he] sparked to my first clerking job—I owe my career in large part to [him]. Thank you!”
Professor Doug Newell
Doug Newell has been a dedicated law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School for over 50 years. He taught predominantly first year students, in the areas of entertainment law, intellectual property, contracts, torts, con law, and sports law. He was named the Edmund O. Belsheim Professor of Law in 1994 and was selected by students to receive the Leo Levenson Award for excellence in teaching six times (1977, 1985, 1993, 2005, 2006, and 2011).
Doug’s former students share: “If not for him I may have dropped out in my first year” (Gary Eichenbaum ’76) and “I still hear his voice in my head” (Laura Graser ’79). Emeritus Professor of Law Doug Beloof ’81, a former student, credits him with lobbying for him to be accepted as a professor at Lewis & Clark. He says, “My first year class adored him. He’s an exceptionally gifted teacher and has a great sense of humor in the classroom.”
For more on Doug’s extraordinary legacy, see this Advocate story from fall 2020.
Kurt Armstrong has been at Lewis & Clark since 1982, first at the undergraduate college, and later in 2009 as a member of the law school Facilities team where he most recently served as director. His peers praise him for his aloha spirit, bringing “blue skies” wherever he goes. Graduating students from the class of 2023 thanked Kurt, ”for all you’ve done—through fire, snow, and COVID—to keep our campus running” and for being “instrumental to allowing for our education to continue relatively uninterrupted.”
Lucy Brehm ’86 has worked at the law school since 2011, most recently serving as the associate director of the Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program and director of the International Environmental LLM program. Lucy worked closely with students, visitors and faculty in the environmental law program, taught an introductory seminar for new international LLM and master of studies students, and served as a member of the International Law Committee.
Kristyn Judkins ’21 says, “Lucy was an invaluable resource during my time in Lewis & Clark’s LLM program. From our initial contact, she made me feel welcome in the L&C ccommunity—advising on course selection and helping my family transition to a new city. My L&C experience was richer because of Lucy’s kind presence. Even now, she continues to be a treasured mentor and friend.”
Liz Hobbs has been a part of the law school community since 1990: first as a member of the admissions team, and then the alumni and development team. Her most recent role began in 2009, as administrative specialist in Student Affairs. Her peers always looked forward to her “Bagel Tuesdays,” and a class of 2023 graduating student spoke for many when he credited her with being, “a source of inspiration and kindness for all of us!”
Linda has worked at the law school since 2006 as an events coordinator. “Linda’s attention to detail and desire to see each and every event come off without a hitch (or with as few hitches as possible!), has enabled many of us to execute events that received rave review,” says Libby Davis. Professor Bob Klonoff echoed, “Linda has been invaluable to the law school.”