LERC has been vitally involved with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon since its inception in the 1980s. Named after Wayne Morse, a former UO law school dean and United States Senator, the Morse Center brings together scholars, public intellectuals, political leaders, and community activists to discuss and debate major social and political issues. The Center uses a variety of venues, including lectures, workshops, symposia, conferences, and classes, to promote critical thinking and public action in the spirit of Wayne Morse. It also sponsors research in the public interest.
Margaret Hallock, the Morse Centerís director, was previously the director of LERC, and Bob Bussel, LERCís current director, serves as vice-chair of the Morse Centerís Advisory Board. LERC faculty also work closely with the center and support its activities.
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