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Law school to recognize Beckham, Robinson ’76, Whittlesey

October 08, 2001

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    Judge Roosevelt Robinson '76
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    Dennis Whittlesey
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    Stephen Dow Beckham

Lewis & Clark Law School will recognize Judge Roosevelt Robinson ’76 as its distinguished graduate at an awards banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the law school’s student lounge.

Robinson, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge, is known for his work with an innovative drug diversion program that incorporates counseling, urinalysis, acupuncture, monthly status hearings and a graduation ceremony. When appropriate, the program results in the dismissal of the participants’ felony drug charges.

The law school will also recognize two distinguished honorary alumni: Stephen Dow Beckham, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College; and Dennis Whittlesey, an attorney with Jackson & Kelly in Washington, D.C., and a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.

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