Law Professors Receive Awards of Excellence for Teaching and Scholarship

Two College of Law professors received Awards of Excellence from Willamette University President M. Lee Pelton at a university-wide faculty awards ceremony held April 11, 2006.

Professor Yvonne Tamayo received the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching. Named in honor of former Willamette University President Jerry E. Hudson, the award celebrates distinguished teaching and leadership. Tamayo joined the College of Law faculty in 1998. She teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Courts and Professional Responsibility and serves as an advisor to LL.M. Transnational Law Program candidates, the Multicultural Law Students Association, Willamette Law Online and the Women's Law Caucus.

Steven Green

Professor Steven Green received the Robert L. Misner Award for Excellence in Scholarship, which was established in memory of former College of Law Dean and Professor Robert L. Misner. A First Amendment specialist, Green joined the Willamette faculty in 2001. He teaches Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, Legal History, the Lawmaking Process, Administrative Law and Criminal Law. He also directs the Certificate Program in Law & Government.

"Professors Tamayo and Green represent the very best of the College of Law," said Dean Symeon C. Symeonides. "They both set high standards for their students — and for themselves. And they succeed in surpassing our highest expectations at every opportunity. These honors are well deserved."