The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the betterment of the legal profession and the law school community, and who give of themselves to take up for the underdog, whoever or whatever that might be. Recipients must be either a second, third or fourth year students in the year following the receipt of the scholarship, must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing.
The scholarship is in honor of Andrea Swanner Redding, class of 1986, who died in 1996. At the time of her death she was the assistant dean for career services at the law school. Her professional affiliations included active membership and involvement in Oregon Women Lawyers, the National Association for Law Placement, the Oregon State Bar Association and the Multnomah Bar Association. During her tenure in career services, she transformed the office, adding dozens of new programs and services and involved more alumni than ever before. She was described by many as “tireless,” and her contribution to the law school was significant.