Honorary Graduate

The Honorary Graduate Award is given to an individual who, though not a graduate of the Law School, exemplifies support for and commitment to Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and whose friendship, generosity and leadership profoundly help strengthen the Law School both today and beyond.

Dean Johnson Jim Huffman, and Cathy Kirkland BA '75, MAT '83, JD '87 Dean Johnson Jim Huffman, and Cathy Kirkland BA '75, MAT '83, JD '87

Nominate an individual for this award.

Past Honorary Graduate Award Recipients

1982: Stephen Kanter

1983: Fred D. Fagg III
          Alice Gantenbein Kerbel
          Elizabeth J. Lasselle
          Thomas E. Tongue

1984: William Swindells, Sr.
          Dorothy L. Cornelius

1985: Richardson W. Nahstoll
          Edmund O. Belsheim

1986: Robert S. Miller

1987: Hon. Owen M. Panner

1988: Hon. Clifford B. Olsen

1989: Sidney I. Lezak

1990: Hon. Richard L. Unis

1991: George D. Rives

1992: Ronald K. Ragen

1993: B. Ann Kendrick

1994: Hon. Edwin Peterson

1995: Norman J. Wiener

1996: Clifford N. Carlsen, Jr.

1997: Barnes H. Ellis

1998: M. Carr Ferguson

1999: Monte Bricker

2000: Edwin A. Harnden

2001: Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham
          Dennis J. Whittlesey

2002: Hon. Ellen F. Rosenblum

2003: Bert T. Kobayashi, Jr.

2004: U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith
         U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

2005: Hon. Alex O. Bryner
          David S. Case
          Russell L. Winner

2006: Paul E. Bragdon

2007: Paul Casey

2008: John and Susan Bates

2009: Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain

2010:  Kay Kitagawa
           Andrew Johnson-Laird

2011: Hon. Adrienne C. Nelson

2013: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

2014: Hon. Michael Simon

2015: Hon. Darleen Ortega

2017: Marilyn Cover

2018: Prof. Doug Newell

2020: Prof. Susan Mandiberg

2022: Dean Emeritus, James Huffman