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Remembering Professor Gwynne Skinner

Willamette Law is saddened to announce the passing of one of its most gracious, enthusiastic and accomplished professors.

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Law professor comments on Uber and its employees in MarketWatch story

In the US, ride-sharing service Uber’s employees are independent contractors. A UK court ruled last week that Uber drivers there are workers — not independent contractors — and are therefore eligible for more rights, such as a minimum wage.

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Third-year law students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

Following the fourth night of competition last week, the judges recognized third-year law students Autumn Mills and Conor McCahill as the winners of the annual Don Turner Moot Court Competition.

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Prof. Laura Appleman comments in story on so-called Portland “copwatchers”

The Oregonian quoted Prof. Laura Appleman in an article about two men who were prosecuted for what they say was retaliation for visiting the homes of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the city’s police chief and the district attorney for Multnomah County.

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NAPABA Convention a success for Willamette Law students

Five Willamette Law students represented the school in great fashion last weekend at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention.

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Final sticker price is what matters, says Prof. David Friedman in holiday advertising story

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just a couple of weeks away, Willamette Law Prof. David Friedman commented in a national Magnify Money story this week on holiday advertising.

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Law student and veteran serves LGBTQ military community through fall externship, work on transgender ban lawsuit

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins’ first encounter with OutServe-SLDN occurred while he served in the military. From 2007-11, he was a cryptologic technician for the Navy.

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Judge Beth Allen JD’96 wins recent awards

Judge Beth Allen JD’96 now knows how well her friends can keep secrets from her. The Willamette Law alumna was surprised this fall with not one, but two awards for her work in the community and judiciary.

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Willamette Law alumna seeks to make an impact in domestic violence prosecution

Although born and raised in Newport, Oregon, Erin Greenawald JD’98 would tell you she “grew up,” professionally, in the Marion County District Attorney’s (MCDA) office.

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Prof. Paul Diller submits amicus curiae brief to Supreme Court

Willamette Law Prof. Paul Diller recently submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court for the case Gill v. Whitford, which was argued Oct. 3.

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Parenting column quotes Prof. Andrew Gilden

The column’s author, Michelle Blackley Glynn, asked whether parents should protect the digital identity of their children by limiting posts and pictures about them on the internet and social media.

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Portland Tribune quotes Prof. Jeff Dobbins in story on opioid lawsuits

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

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Prof. Laura Appleman quoted in Statesman Journal story

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

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Law classes elect new officers for 2017-18 academic year

There were runoff elections for the 3L secretary/treasurer, 1L president and second vice president of SBA, but by Sept. 26, the votes were finalized.

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Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter quoted in Portland Tribune story

The labor law professor spoke about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with mandatory union fees.

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First-year law student quoted in Statesman Journal and AP news stories

Samantha Klausen JD’20 attended the Salem City Council meeting Monday to speak out against the proposed sit-lie ordinance.

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Law student spends eight weeks in Europe studying abroad

Jack Wray JD’19 traveled across the globe — 5,628 miles to be exact — to study law this summer.

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AAJ Moot Court Competition names winners

The final night of the American Association for Justice Moot Court Competition concluded September 14, with the duo of James Sullivan and Sarah Lowe named the winners.

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Attorney-Mentor Program kicks off 2017–18 academic year

The Willamette Law Placement Office matched 110 students with attorney mentors for the 2017-18 school year.

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JD/MBA student learns adaptability is key to opportunities with joint degree

From her room in South Korea, Emily Dougherty types out an email describing her experiences in the JD/MBA program at Willamette University. A third-year student in the four-year program, Dougherty relishes the time when she can do what she loves best — traveling.

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Law student Andy Blevins is first runner-up for National LGBT Bar Student Leadership Award

Third-year Willamette JD/MBA student Andy Blevins nominated a fellow student for the Student Leadership Award given by the National LGBT Bar Association. That student didn’t win, but Blevins was named the first runner-up.

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Two Willamette Law faculty receive university awards

Law Professors Karen Sandrik and Peter Molk received university awards at the Willamette University convocation ceremony this week.

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Willamette Law welcomes Class of 2020

For the third time in the last four years (and most likely in Willamette Law’s history), the school welcomes a class with more female than male students.

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Nontraditional student walks Camino de Santiago and continues path through law school

After spending 15 years as the wife of a military officer and building a resume with a list of varied jobs, Jennifer Trundy started law school at age 48.

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Two Willamette Law alumni appointed judges

Steven R. Powers JD’01 was named to position seven on the Oregon Court of Appeals, and Christopher A. Ramras JD’96 was named to position 15 on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Naomi Haslitt JD’07 named one of “Forty Under 40” by Portland Business Journal

Haslitt was the only person on the list with a Willamette University or Willamette Law education.

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Rising 2L Jackie Sandmeyer awarded Shepherd Legal Scholarship

Jackie Sandmeyer works full-time and goes to law school, dedicating most days to the LGBTQ community and constantly striving to find ways to give back.

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Willamette Law chooses Attorney Mentor of the Year

Willamette Law named Salem attorney Jennifer Brown its Mentor of the Year at a reception April 5.

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Street Law holds mock trial program for local high school students

Salem-Keizer high school students learned about the legal process and argued a mock case before an Oregon Court of Appeals judge.

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Certificate in Dispute Resolution beneficial for all law students, alumnae say

Working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital in Portland, Nani Apo JD’13 heard all kinds of complaints.

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Oregon Supreme Court hears two cases at Willamette Law

College of Law students learn protocol, ask questions and watch real cases argued before the court.

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Training grounds for good

The public interest law project serves a dual purpose: train tomorrow's lawyers and serve the community.

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From the slopes to the courtroom

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

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Willamette Law’s Chad Sleight JD’03 appointed Clark County (Washington) District Court judge

The Clark County council appointed Sleight to the position after interviewing four candidates. He begins in March.

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Law Prof. Steve Green discusses Johnson Amendment on RadioWest

Willamette Law’s Prof. Steve Green was on Utah radio station RadioWest February 7 to discuss the Johnson Amendment and President Donald Trump’s promise to do away with it.

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Law Symposium brings health law community to campus

The Willamette Law Review held its annual Law Symposium February 3, highlighting the topic “Equity in Health Law.”

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Law Prof. Dobbins on OPB to talk President Trump's SCOTUS nominee

Dobbins and Lisa McElroy, associate professor at Drexel University School of Law, spoke about the four people whose names have been floated around as Trump’s short list: William Pryor, 54, Diane Sykes, 59, Neil Gorsuch, 49, and Thomas Hardiman, 51.

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Willamette Law named to preLaw Magazine’s Most Diverse law school list

Willamette was one of 60 schools on the list and the only Oregon school recognized.

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Willamette Law alumnus Trevor Stephens ’81, JD’85 reappointed to Superior Court in Ketchikan, Alaska

The appointment was made in late December of 2016 by Alaska Chief Justice Craig Stowers and will be for a one-year term, eligible for reappointment.

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Small-town whirlwind makes waves on Washington coast

The long and impactful career of Paul Stritmatter JD'69 proves you don't have to live in a large metropolis to make it big.

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Business Law Professor Friedman's work cited in recent lawsuits

Friedman's work, "Reconsidering Fictitious Pricing," was cited in lawsuits alleging false reference pricing at four major retailers.

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Willamette Law alumnus Baum JD’83 appointed staff director for House committee

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden named Willamette Law alumnus Ray Baum JD’83 staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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OSB award winners include Willamette Law alumnae

The Honorable Valeri L. Love MBA'92, JD'95 and Megan I. Livermore JD'05 were honored at an awards luncheon Dec. 8.

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Willamette Law's Goldthorpe JD'09 appointed to Malheur County district attorney

Gov. Kate Brown appointed Willamette Law alumnus David M. Goldthorpe J’'09 to Malheur County district attorney Dec. 2.

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Two Willamette Law students awarded grants

Third-year Willamette Law students Gaby Perez-Mendoza and Bailey Moody each received $1000 Armonica Grants from the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation on Nov. 4.

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Alicia LeDuc chosen as winner of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

Participants in the Don Turner Moot Court Competition finished their arguments and the winner was chosen on Nov. 10.

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Catalyst for change

Veteran and Willamette Law/MBA student Andy Blevins re-arms himself with tools to change the armed forces community.

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2016 Election results for Willamette Law graduates

College of Law alumni running in the Nov. 8 elections saw both wins and losses in the polls.

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Willamette Law’s Norman Williams quoted on electoral college in Christian Science Monitor

Associate Dean and Professor of Law Norman Williams commented in a Christian Science Monitor story on the prevalence of the voting system.

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NAAC moot court competition names winners

Willamette University College of Law hosted the annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition last week, where students argued a criminal matter in front of judges.

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Sharon Holbrook JD’01 appointed to Colorado district judgeship

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Willamette Law alumna Sharon Holbrook JD’01 to district judge for the Colorado District Court in the 17th Judicial District.

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Law Professor Dobbins on OPB to comment on Supreme Court term this fall

Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins discussed the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left open by the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and the court’s term that began this week.

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Willamette Law's Danny Santos JD'86 named to Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees

The Oregon Senate confirmed Danny Santos JD’86, Willamette alumnus and former associate dean for student affairs and administration, to the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees on September 22.

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Willamette Law's Jim Green JD'91 named executive director of Oregon School Boards Association

Dr. Doug Nelson, president of the OSBA Board of Directors, said Green is uniquely qualified for the position.

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Law Professor Binford comments on growing conversation on sexual assault in Portland music community

A community meeting was held last week to discuss solutions to what some are saying is an escalating problem in the Portland community.

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Winners chosen in Spaulding Trial Competition

The College of Law’s Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition held its final round of contests September 14, with third-year law students Stacey Gibbons and Lauren Barnes selected as winners.

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Student Bar Association elects new class officers

Willamette Law’s Student Bar Association held elections this week and elected new officers for each class.

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Law Professor Dobbins quoted in Oregon Business article on Aequitas Capital lawsuit

Willamette Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins commented in an Oregon Business article regarding the class-action lawsuit filed against Aequitas Capital.

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College of Law faculty receive institutional awards

Professor Jeffrey Dobbins received the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Professor Symeon Symeonides was given the Robert L. Misner Award for Law Faculty Scholarship.

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College of Law hires three new faculty members

Professors Gilden, Simowitz and Meyers join the College of Law's faculty of dedicated teachers and leading legal scholars.

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College of Law welcomes new associate dean for Student Affairs and Administration

Focused on student success, self-proclaimed "policy nerd" to dig in and find what works best for our law students.

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Law Professor Friedman quoted in Associated Press article on settlement of Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman commented on the resolution of the Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit in a September 15 Associated Press story.

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College of Law donors invest in value of moving forward

Consistency has proven key for Jim Averill, ‘70, JD’73 and his wife, Pat. For 34 years, the Averills have given to the Willamette University Law Annual Fund, with 27 of those years being consecutive.

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Willamette Law's Steven Williams JD’96 promoted to assistant vice president and associate counsel

In his new position, Williams will lead the ISG Legal department, supporting The Standard and The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York.

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College of Law welcomes updated Rick's Café: New coffee, lunch items

Breakfast and lunchtime at the College of Law get a welcomed boost from new management, professional staff, Caffe Umbria beans and new grab-and-go lunch options.

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Willamette Law's John Kern JD/MM’94 goes head-to-head with International Olympic Committee

At the last minute, dual US/Kenya citizen Carvin Nkanata was denied entry into the Rio Olympic Games. Willamette alumnus John Kern took the case, jumped through legal obstacles of Olympic proportions, and finished first to save the dream of a world-class athlete.

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Law Professor Davidson quoted in Statesman Journal on lasting impact of Oregon v. Rideout

Willamette law professor Caroline Davidson discusses how rape trials have changed in the 38 years since the landmark spouse rape case in 1978.

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Symeonides honored, teaches course at prestigious international law academy in Europe

Law Professor Symeon Symeonides is one of only six American law professors chosen to teach the general course at The Hague Academy of International Law.

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Willamette Law alumna Kelly Cole JD’96 joins CTIA as senior vice president of government affairs

Kelly A. Cole JD’96 was named senior vice president of government affairs for CTIA - The Wireless Association in Washington, D.C.

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Law Professor David A. Friedman quoted in articles explaining Oregon v. Oracle's escalating legal cost and tactics

Willamette Professor of Law David A. Friedman comments on the escalating legal tactics involved in the Oregon v. Oracle case.

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Freshman to law degree in six years: PSU and Willamette Law announce new 3+3 Program

Willamette University College of Law and Portland State University are launching a new 3+3 Program.

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The Prodigy Club? College of Law welcomes four of the youngest first-year law students in its history

The average age of a law student is 26, but this year we have four entering students under the age of 21.

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Willamette Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joins Blue Ridge Network's team of advisors

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joined Blue Ridge Network, bringing his global and business experience to the team of advisors.

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Willamette Law Professor Green files amicus brief in SCOTUS case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley

Scholars of legal and religious history, including Willamette Law Professor Steven K. Green filed an amicus brief for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley, being heard by the United States Supreme Court.

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Two Willamette Law students named Shepherd Scholars, positively impact LGBTQ legal issues

Third-year law students Bailey Moody and Jessica Cavallero each received a 2016 Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship for $6,500 for their commitment to improving the quality of life for minorities.

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Law Professor Peter Molk discusses LLC owners, default statutory protections on New York Business Divorce podcast

Economics and law expert Willamette University College of Law Assistant Professor Peter Molk was interviewed by Peter Mahler host of the “New York Business Divorce” podcast.

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William J. Howe III JD‘75 receives Meyer Elkin Essay Award for article in the Family Court Review

Willamette University College of Law Alumnus William J. Howe III JD ‘75, received the Meyer Elkin Essay Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Family Court Review.

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Law Professor Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article discussing Oregon’s legal tab

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Tribune article discussing the cost of the Oracle v. Oregon case.

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Willamette Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer receives the 2016 Living and Giving Award

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer Jr. ‘81, JD/MBA‘87 receive the Living and Giving Award.

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Law Professor Friedman discusses how law firm’s reorganization will impact law students

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David A. Friedman discusses how local law firm's reorganization will impact law students seeking employment.

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Law Professor Friedman quoted in PBJ article on Oracle v. Oregon dispute

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing the ongoing political ramifications of the Oracle v. Oregon legal battle.

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Willamette Law Professor David A. Friedman comments in PBJ article

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing Oracle’s latest legal tactic in an ongoing dispute with the state of Oregon

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Willamette Law Professor Steven Green quoted in Tennessean

Religion and law expert and Willamette Professor of Law Steven Green discusses hurdles to potential lawsuits from a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee

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WUCL trial team advances to finals at regional competition

Judges impressed by advocacy skills of a team of Willamette law students

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Oregon Supreme Court to hear two cases at Willamette, justices to answer questions after session

Willamette hosts Oregon Supreme Court session, justices to answer public's questions after session

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