Legal Citizen of the Year Honorees

The Legal Citizen of the Year honor is given at our annual dinner in recognition of a civic leader who demonstrates a commitment to the mission and principles of Classroom Law Project including advancing the ideals of civic education and inspiring today’s youth to be tomorrow’s engaged community members.

Since the first Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Dinner in 1984, the following individuals have been honored as Legal Citizens. For more information on recent honorees, see below.

  • 2019 – Congressman Earl Blumenauer
  • 2018 – Jim Carter
  • 2017 – Hon. Hans Linde
  • 2016 – Hon. Thomas Balmer
  • 2015 – Hon. Nan Waller
  • 2014 – Hon. Jake Tanzer
  • 2013 – Gov. Ted Kulongoski
  • 2012 – Jim Westwood
  • 2011 – Hon. Paul De Muniz
  • 2010 – Hon. Jean Kerr Maurer
  • 2009 – Marilyn R. Cover
  • 2008 – 25th Anniversary of Classroom Law Project
  • 2007 – Hon. Ancer L. Haggerty
  • 2006 – Hon. Susan M. Leeson
  • 2005 – Hon. David Frohnmayer
  • 2004 – Sen. Ron Wyden & Sen. Gordon Smith
  • 2003 – Hon. Wallace P. Carson, Jr.
  • 2002 – Vera Katz
  • 2001 – Sidney I. Lezak
  • 2000 – Hon. Edwin J. Peterson
  • 1999 – Bruce B. Samson
  • 1998 – Hon. Susan P. Graber
  • 1997 – Hon. Mark O. Hatfield
  • 1996 – Bob & Marilyn Ridgley
  • 1995 – Hon. Kristena A. LaMar
  • 1994 – Hon. Donald H. Londer
  • 1993 – Harold C. Hart
  • 1992 – Hon. W. Michael Gillette
  • 1991 – Hon. Edward Leavy
  • 1990 – Hon. Charles S. Crookham
  • 1989 – Hon. Robert E. Jones
  • 1988 – Hon. Richard L. Unis
  • 1987 – Hon. Otto J. Skopil
  • 1986 – Hon. James M. Burns
  • 1985 – Hon. Kenneth J. O’Connell
  • 1984 – Hon. A. Ted Goodwin