Ross Runkel [email]Ross Runkel, founder of LawMemo, is Professor of Law Emeritus at Willamette University College of Law. He has spent 35 years specializing in employment law, employment discrimination, labor law, and arbitration.
Courses he has taught: Arbitration, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Federal Rules, Internship, Labor Law, Legal Ethics, Mortgages, Natural Resources, Negotiation, Sales, Suretyship, Uniform Commercial Code.
He is a neutral arbitrator in labor-management disputes in the Western states, serving on a number of permanent panels (police, fire, lumber, maritime) and rosters (FMCS, Oregon ERB).
He has served as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Section on Labor and Employment Law, Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission, Director of the Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution, Director of the Portland Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and in a number of other professional and civic positions.
Runkel received his bachelor's degree and his law degree from the University of Washington, where he was Associate Editor of the Washington Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. He was a teaching fellow at Stanford University Law School, practiced law in Seattle with Riddell, Williams, Voorhees, Ivie & Bullitt, and served on the law faculties at Lewis and Clark College, Texas Tech University, University of Washington, and Willamette University.
Ross Runkel spoke at the Washington State Bar CLE on Alternative Dispute Resolution on Arbitration: 9th Circuit and Supreme Court Update and Commentary, September 26, 2008.
Ross Runkel was the lead-off speaker at the Texas District & County Attorneys Association Civil Law Seminar on Recent Trends in National Employment Law, May 16, 2007.
Ross Runkel spoke at the State Bar of Texas Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Update & Skills Conference, October 7, 2006.
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