Ronald B. Lansing
1932 - 2021
BORN
1932
DIED
2021
UPCOMING SERVICE
Memorial service
Aug, 28 2021
2:00p.m.
Lewis & Clark Law School
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Ronald B. Lansing
Jan. 28, 1932 - May 28, 2021
Lawyer, professor, author, dedicated public servant, creative soul, and family man Ronald B. Lansing passed away May 28, 2021. He was 89 years old.
Professor Lansing had been teaching at Lewis & Clark Law School since 1967 and was one of the first five full-time members of the faculty. Professor Lansing was pivotal in helping the law school gain accreditation from the American Association of Law Schools and the American Bar Association.
"Ron's dedication to the law school, to fellow faculty and to his students is legendary," said Dean Jennifer Johnson. "He helped the school become the nationally renowned institution it is today."
Professor Lansing has chaired the Torts Section of the Association of American Law Schools, a faculty member of the American Academy of Judicial Education, and Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Special Committee on Law School Faculty Liaison. As a member of the Portland City Club's Research Board, he sat on several controversial studies.
Along teaching torts and evidence to thousands of Oregon's lawyers, Professor Lansing published numerous books, including Skylarks & Lecterns: A Law School Charter; Juggernaut: The Whitman Massacre Trial 1850; Nimrod: Courts, Claims and Killing on the Oregon Frontier; and Crystalling the Legacy. Aside from his academic achievements and contributions to the legal field, Professor Lansing also leaves a humorous legacy --75 hand-drawn caricatures of Lewis & Clark faculty and staff members that line the halls of Lewis & Clark Law School's Legal Research Center.
We will miss Ronald Lansing (husband/father/professor/friend) but will continue to celebrate and keep his spirit alive. Ron is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jewel Lansing (Portland), with whom he shared a deep commitment to public service; son, Mark Lansing (Grants Pass); daughter, Alyse Lansing Gass (and husband, Joe, Scappoose); daughter, Annette Lansing (Beaverton); five grandchildren, Tyler (Scappoose), Jade (Portugal), Emily (Portland), Matt (Indiana), and Shan (Portland); and his sister, Judy Lansing Hewitt (Bend).
The memorial service is open to all with RSVP and will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore. There will be a celebration of life to follow. To RSVP and leave condolences, please go to go.lclark.edu/lansing
In lieu flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made "In Memory of Ron Lansing" to either: Lewis & Clark Law School at go.lclark.edu/give/law/now (or 10101 S. Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219). Or, ACLU of Oregon ACLU of Oregon at www.aclu-or.org (or P.O. Box 40585, Portland, OR 97240-0585).
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Published by The Oregonian from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.
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Ron was one of my favorite law school profs. One of his favorite words was "penumbral" which we all looked up the first time he used it. He was also a darn good basketball player. My sympathies to Jewel and the family.
Jerry Leone '73
School
July 25, 2021
Shelly Livingston
Family
July 25, 2021
Shelly Livingston
Family
July 25, 2021
Shelly Livingston
Family
July 25, 2021
What a man, my Uncle Ronnie. What I would have given just to spend an hour as a "fly on the wall" in his brain to just hear his thought processes: his humor, his wit, his knowledge, and wisdom. I could have learned almost a lifetime of knowledge in just that short time, I imagine. Alas, as that would only be wishful thinking, I would grow silent whenever he spoke, simply to hear what pearls of wisdom he would utter next. Just his mere presence was a treasure. Laughter-always, wisdom-always, stories-yes! And how they were welcomed! He was also a loving and generous man and wouldn´t hesitate to help his sisters if they needed it, and even his niece (several years ago). ;) I´m going to find a very special tree soon a plant it in honor of my Uncle Ronnie. I know he lived, and loved among the trees. And as I watch it grow I will be reminded of just one of the many lessons I learned from him: that one should never stop reaching, growing, finding new paths. Damn your age! It´s just a number. All my love and most sincere respect to my Uncle Ronnie. And to my Aunt Jewel, so much love to you. Mark, Alyse, and Annette, I love and adore you all. Shelly
Shelly Livingston
Family
July 25, 2021
We will really miss Ron Lansing. What a great guy! We miss you all, Mark, Alyse and Annette, and Jewel. We'll see you in August. Our condolences. Much love, the Shoemaker family
Sarah Shoemaker
Friend
July 24, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss Jewell. He was a wonderful person. He and Keith were such good friends.
Molly burns
Friend
July 22, 2021
The very best. First off a honest and decent human being. Family first ,community next , and all the rest too. Humor , poetry, poker,politics,friends,causes -What a person ! What a life.
Donald E. Clark
Friend
July 21, 2021
Condolences to the family. Ron taught our class Torts & Civ Pro in a traditional and memorable way that paid many benefits for decades.
Tom Howes '1972
July 20, 2021
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