Lisa Grace Lednicer
Director of Communications/editor in chief, Willamette Lawyer
- B.S., Northwestern University
Lisa Grace Lednicer is the communications director for the College of Law and editor in chief of Willamette Lawyer magazine. She came to Willamette in 2010 after more than two decades as a newspaper and magazine reporter. At the Oregonian, where she worked for 12 years, she covered courts, crime, schools, politics, local and state government and urban issues. She also co-authored a food book called Extreme Barbecue and has been featured on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation."
As a loaned staffer to the Grand Forks Herald, Lisa shared in the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for public service for her coverage of the Red River floods.
Lisa received her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She received a certificate in African studies from the university's College of Arts and Sciences and later moved to Namibia, teaching school and helping design a nationwide secondary-school curriculum. She also started a school library.
During the 2002-03 academic year, Lisa was a Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan with a concentration in the law school.