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The Honorable Jack L. Landau

The Honorable Jack L. Landau joined the Supreme Court in January 2011. Before joining the Supreme Court, he served on the Court of Appeals (1993-2010). Before joining the Court of Appeals, he

  • clerked for then Judge Robert C. Belloni of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (1981 - 1983)
  • practiced law as an associate and partner in the Portland firm Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler (1983 - 1989)
  • served the Oregon Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General and Attorney-in-Charge in the Special Litigation Unit (1989 - 1991) and as Deputy Attorney General (1991 - 1993)

Judge Landau has been an adjunct professor at Willamette University College of Law since 1993, where he has taught Legislation, and has written numerous articles for law reviews and other publications, including the following:

  • Some Observations on Statutory Construction in Oregon, published in the Willamette Law Review (1996)
  • Hurrah for Revolution: A Critical Assessment of State Constitutional Interpretation, published in the Oregon Law Review (2000)
  • The Unfinished Revolution: Interpreting the Oregon Constitution, published in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin (2001)
  • The Search for the Meaning of Oregon's Search and Seizure Clause, published in the Oregon Law Review (2008).

Born in Colorado, Judge Landau grew up in Oregon. He graduated from Portland’s Franklin High School with honors (1971), Lewis and Clark College (B.A. magna cum laude 1975), Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (J.D. 1980), and University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M. 2001).