Faculty Retirements

Professors Kathy T. Graham and Richard B. Hagedorn JD'73 will step down from full-time teaching at the end of the spring semester. Both will continue to teach on a part-time basis for the next three years, officially retiring in May 2013.

Professor Graham has taught domestic relations and torts at Willamette since joining the law faculty in 1977. She has served as associate dean for Academic Affairs since 1988.

A business law expert specializing in debtor-creditor issues, Professor Hagedorn joined the Willamette law faculty in 1984. He was appointed the Rosalind Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law in 2003.

Legal Research and Writing Instructor M.H. "Sam" Jacobson also will retire from the law school in May. She has served on the law faculty since 1989.

The College of Law is collecting personal anecdotes and remembrances from students and alumni whose lives were touched by these outstanding professors. Please send your thoughts and photos to:

Willamette Lawyer magazine
Attn: Anne Marie Becka
Willamette University College of Law
245 Winter Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

You may also e-mail materials to:


Professors Kathy T. GrahamProfessors Kathy T. Graham

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Legal Research and Writing Instructor M.H. "Sam" JacobsonLegal Research and Writing Instructor M.H. "Sam" Jacobson