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First Class Law School, or None at All: GU Law School Turns 100: 1999 - 2012

Linden Cup, 1999

 Linden Cup, 1999

Awarded annually in honor of Fr. James Linden, SJ, “whose astute mind and gentle personality were a gift to Gonzaga students for nearly thirty years in the study of Jurisprudence,” the Annual Medal Competition in Legal Argumentation was renamed the Linden Cup.

New Law School Construction, 1999

New Law School Construction, 1999

The Law School was completed in 2000. The architecture team had a project budget of $17.5 million dollars which they managed to stay under. The building was economically built, came in on budget, and on time.

Law School Dedication, October 19, 2000

Law School Dedication, October 19, 2000

 The new building was dedicated on October 19, 2000, with President Robert J. Spitzer S. J., welcoming the crowd of alumni and other well-wishers. 

New Law School, 2000

New Law School, 2000

Dedication of the School of Law, Booklet, October 19, 2000

 

Dedication of the School of Law, Booklet, October 19, 2000

On October 19, 2000 the new Gonzaga School of Law building was dedicated. This building helped Gonzaga double its commitment to the study of law in loving service of the human community. Students were challenged to use this building to their utmost potential in pursuit of scholarly work, the common good, and the principles intrinsic to Jesuit education.

Glass Building, 2000

part 1/2: Glass Building, 2000

part 2/2: Glass Building, 2000

 This is the Gonzaga University School of Law commemorative glass replica of the law school building.  Dean John Clute came up with the idea to expand the law school in the 1990s. He wanted to put Gonzaga Law School on the map as one of the premier law schools in the West.

Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice, 2000

 Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice, 2000

During the 1990s the Clinical Law Programs received state and national awards for the excellence of its teaching and its work on behalf of justice.   With the new law school building finished in 2000, the Clinic was housed in the Gonzaga Center for Law and Justice.  University Legal Assistance was employing six supervising attorneys to manage the 40 students each semester.  They handled up to 600 low-income clients in family law, domestic violence, civil rights, and environmental law.  By its 35th anniversary in 2010, the Clinical Law Program offered seven different clinics.

Law School Admissions View Book, 2003-2004

Law School Admissions View Book, 2003-2004

Gonzaga University School of Law In the Practice of Law Catalog, 2003-2004 lists costs, activities, services, programs, faculty, course work, the mission statement, and much more. Tuition was $21,600 a year for 30 semester hours.

Law Students, 2006

Law Students, 2006

Law School Orientation, 2007

Law School Orientation, 2007

“University Legal Assistance Celebrating 35 Years”, Brochure, 2009

“University Legal Assistance Celebrating 35 Years”, Brochure, 2009

The clinical law program at Gonzaga University School of Law was created to start a hands-on-student-centric practice that would serve the needs of the community in 1974.

The Luvera Lecture Series, 2008

The Luvera Lecture Series, 2008

The 2008 lecture featured Stephen Lewis, co-director of AIDS Free World. Paul ’59 and Lita Barnett Luvera ‘77 are distinguished alumni of Gonzaga University School of Law. Their generous endowment established the Luvera Lecture series in 1990 and it has brought many excellent speakers to Gonzaga Law School. Past lecturers have included: Gerry Spence, Bobby Lee Cook, and Senator John Edwards.

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Winner, Award, 2011

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Winner, Award, 2011 

Now in its 22nd year, the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is an annual event honoring Saul Lefkowitz, whose entire distinguished career was dedicated to the development of trademark and unfair competition law.  The competition introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. Students develop their brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience.

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Team, 2011

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Team, 2011

Photograph shows Gonzaga students who participated in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington DC.  Gonzaga has won awards in this competition during each of the last five years, including one national Best Brief, three national second-best briefs, one western regional third-place finish, one western regional first-place finish, and advancing to the national finals once – finishing second in the nation in 2011.

“At the Helm: Jane B: Korn”, Lawyer, Winter 2012

“At the Helm: Jane B: Korn”, Lawyer, Winter 2012

Article from the Lawyer introduces the new dean of the Law School, Jane Korn.  She is the first woman law dean at Gonzaga.

Law School Commencement, May 2012

Law School Commencement, May 2012

Law School Centennial Celebration, 2012

Law School Centennial Celebration, 2012

In 2012 the Law School celebrated their centennial anniversary (1912-2012). Items include a commemorative mug, advertisement to purchase the centennial law school book, and an invitation to celebrate at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery on February 9, 2013.

Centennial Law School Book

Centennial Law School Book

Purchase the Gonzaga Law School Centennial Book online or at the Zag Shop

Exhibition Info

Hours: Weekdays 10 – 4:30

 

Open Through May 15, 2013

 

Foley Library, 3rd Floor

 

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