Law professor recognized for her environmental stewardship

Robin Morris Collin, a law professor at Willamette University College of Law, received a 2012 Oregon Women of Achievement Award from the Oregon Commission for Women.

Morris Collin became the first law professor to teach sustainability at an American law school in 1993. She joined Willamette’s staff in 2003, and she currently heads the school’s Certificate Program in Sustainability Law.

The Oregon Commission for Women recognized Morris Collin because of her long record of environmental stewardship, which includes serving as chair of Oregon's Environmental Justice Task Force.

Morris Collin will receive her award in a ceremony with Gov. John Kitzhaber in October.

Since 1985, the Oregon Commission for Women has presented a Woman of Achievement Award to Oregon women who have achieved recognition for leadership and success in their area of expertise, promoted the status of women in society, reflect a commitment to equity and diversity and serve as exemplary role models.