Professor Orland taught students at the Law School for more than 50 years, but his service to Gonzaga exceeded far beyond the classroom. He served as the ninth Dean of the Law School from 1968 to 1973 and as Associate Dean from 1975 until June 2000. As Dean, he played a central role in securing the Law School’s full accreditation by the American Bar Association and in establishing the Law School’s day division.
While he has won respect for his exceptional ability and professional accomplishments, Lewis Orland also endeared himself to generations of students and colleagues for his friendly manner, his personal warmth, and his wonderful sense of humor. Many students remember him for his sharp intellect and mastery of his challenging Socratic method of teaching. He was a devoted husband and he and his wife, Jackie, were married for over 60 years. To read further about Lew’s life, click here.
The Law School is planning a celebration of his life in May 2012. Questions? Contact Nancy Fike, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, at 509.313.3605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial contributions may be given to:
Lewis H. Orland Law Scholarship Fund
Gonzaga School of Law
PO Box 3528
Spokane, WA 99220-3528