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Class of 2014

  • NL
    • 09/01/2015

      Won second prize in the ABA’s Public Law and Policy writing competition for his LL.M. seminar paper, Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act: Demanding a Gift of Federal Lands.

  • GB
    • Animal Dignity Protection in Swiss Law—Status Quo and Future Perspectives

      Gieri Bolliger LLM ’14 discusses the basic ideas, implications, challenges, and opportunities of animal dignity protection as well as its systematic embedding within Swiss law.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • Jake Brooks
    JB
    • 06/21/2017

      Jake Brooks JD ’14 and Rhylee Smith JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

  • KB
    • 10/14/2016

      Kathleen Burckhardt BA ’14 has finished her master of publishing degree at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and recently moved back to Portland after a stint at Penguin Random House Canada. She is working as a freelance editor and writer.

  • Whitney Christensen
    WC
    • 03/12/2018

      Whitney Christensen JD ’14 recently started her own legal firm, Christensen Law, in Corvallis, Oregon. She specializes in three areas of law: business, estate planning, and financial distress. While she was attending Lewis & Clark Law School, Christensen worked with the Oregon Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

  • TC
    • 02/08/2018

      Tyler Church BA ’14 has left his position as a political analyst in i360’s analytics and testing department to serve as the Great Lakes regional data director for the Republican National Committee. He loves connecting with any alums working for or interested in the Republican/Conservative campaign network.

  • EC
    • 10/07/2015

      Joined the litigation team of Samuels Yoelin Kantor as an associate. Clark focuses on family law.

  • PD
    • 01/27/2016

      Joined the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Dennis focuses on veterans’ employment policy and rule making.

    • 03/24/2015

      Became the program specialist for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights in their Washington, D.C., office.

  • George Dingeldein
    GD
    • 04/06/2018

      George Dingeldein JD ’14 and other members of the Rathbone Law Firm have joined the real estate practice group of Dunn Carney LLP in Portland. Dingeldein has four years of experience practicing real estate, construction finance, real estate securities, and corporate general business law.

  • KG
    • 10/14/2016

      Katie George BA ’14 was a participant in the Astoria (Oregon) Visual Arts artist-in-residence program. In the past, her work focused on realistic scientific illustrations, but more recently, she has worked in pyrography (wood burning), watercolor, oil, ink, and even pottery and sculpture. George hopes to capture the natural essence of a thing and to “remind the viewer of the importance of conservation, of the treasures of the natural world, and of what remains to be discovered.”

  • Maya Gold
    MG
    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Hart Wagner as an associate. Hanks’ practice will focus on employment defense and medical malpractice defense.

  • Hans Huggler JD ’14
    HH
    • 10/07/2015

      Joined Lane Powell as an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. Huggler will focus his practice on complex litigation. He holds an M.S. in criminal justice policy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Oregon State University.

  • LK
    • 06/09/2018

      Lisa Kenn JD ’14, after two years as an associate with Kramer & Associates, has established a solo practice, Lisa Kenn Family Law, LLC. Her office is located at 1020 S.W. Taylor, Suite 880, Portland, Oregon. Kenn’s practice focuses on all aspects of domestic relations law, including divorce, custody, restraining orders, guardianships, third-party custody matters, and adoptions. She also represents parties in juvenile dependency cases.

  • Laura Kerr JD ’14
    LK
    • 07/06/2015

      Traveled to China with Tom Lindley, chair of Perkins Coie’s environment, energy, and resources practice, to provide pro bono assistance to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). Kerr, an associate at Perkins Coie, acted as a consultant on the development and implementation of environmental laws designed to address China’s environmental concerns.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the litigation practice team at Miller Nash in their Portland office.

  • NM
    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC as an associate attorney in the firm’s Portland office. Morales will practice appellate law, regulatory law, and civil litigation. He previously was a judicial law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals, where he drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of cases.

  • Jessica G. Moreno JD ’14
    JM
    • 10/03/2016

      Is a deputy district attorney in Imperial County, California.

  • Fallon Niedrist JD ’14
    FN
    • 10/26/2015

      Joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate attorney. Neidrist’s practice includes all aspects of employment law and labor relations.

  • ER
    • 02/27/2016

      Published Meet Max!, a picture book for children. The first in a series, this title introduces the big dog with the very bushy tail, his new owner, and their adventures.

  • Jordan Schoonover JD ’14
    JS
    • 08/02/2016

      Jordan Schoonover JD ’14 married Jay Phillipe on June 26, 2016, in Bend, Oregon. Judge Michael Mosman officiated and attendees included Professor Jim Oleske and 2014 alumni Jake Brooks, Alyssa Mastic, Ben Saver, Bridgett Shephard, and Rhylee Smith. “We all were in the Yellow Pod during our 1L year, and Jim was our torts professor,” says Schoonover.

      <p class="p1">From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, Bridgett Shephard ’14, Ben Saver ’14, and Professor Jim Oleske </p>

      From left: Rhylee Smith ’14, Jake Brooks ’14, Alyssa Mastic, ’14, Jordan Schoonover ’14, Bridgett Shephard ’14, Ben Saver ’14, and Professor Jim Oleske 

  • JS
    • 02/12/2018

      Jake Simonds BA ’14, an actor, writer, and performer, has spent the last year touring his solo show …like nobody’s watching. He’s made stops at Fringe Festivals in New Orleans, Australia, and New York City and has plans to take the show to Ottowa. The show, which Simonds performs accompanied only by a chair, a rope, and a ball named Spalding, explores isolation and loneliness.

  • Rhylee Smith
    RS
    • 06/21/2017

      Rhylee Smith JD ’14 and Jake Brooks JD ’14 were married in Liberty Lake, Washington, on May 28, 2017. Jeffrey Crosswhite JD ’14, Kya Marienfeld JD ’14, Alyssa Mastic JD ’14, Will McLaren JD ’14, Jess Pezley JD ’14, Benjamin Saver JD ’14, Jordan Schoonover JD ’14, Jeff Speir JD ’15, Peter Stein JD ’14, Chelsea Stone JD ’14, and Lauren Vicharelli JD ’14 attended the wedding.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined the litigation department at Tonkon Torp.