Saturday, June 9, 2007
The graduating class at Lewis & Clark Law School has awarded the 2007 Leo Levenson Award for Teaching Excellence to CrimProf John R. Kroger.
Kroger joined the law school faculty in 2002. Prior to teaching at Lewis & Clark, Kroger worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York, prosecuting the mafia, drug kingpins, and corrupt public officials. He also served as a trial attorney on the U.S. Justice Department’s Enron Task Force. Kroger earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Yale University and his law degree from Harvard. Prior to going to college, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Interim Dean Lydia Loren noted that this is the second time Professor Kroger has been selected by a graduating class for the Levenson award. "Professor Kroger's commitment to excellence inside the classroom inspires our students as they enter their legal careers. He is a gifted teacher with a passion for sharing his knowledge. I am pleased this year's graduating class selected Professor Kroger for this award."
Leo Levenson (1903-1981) was a distinguished attorney and member of the Oregon state bar for 56 years. Levenson was a highly respected instructor at the law school for many years. The award in his name honors excellence in teaching. It is presented annually to a faculty member selected by the graduating class. Kroger previously won the award in 2004. [Mark Godsey]