SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University School of Law will present the 2016 Red Mass for the Legal Profession at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the University Chapel in College Hall (502 E. Boone Ave). A reception will follow from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Globe Room at Cataldo Hall.
At the conclusion of the liturgy, Gonzaga Law School will present the 2016 Distinguished Legal Service Award to Senior Judge Justin L. Quackenbush of the U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington. A 1957 graduate of Gonzaga Law School, Judge Quackenbush was appointed in 1980. He served as chief judge from 1989-1995 and assumed senior status in 1995.
Originally held in 1310, Red Mass marked the beginning of the Michaelmas (fall term) of the King’s Bench during the reign of Edward of England. It was an occasion of pageantry and solemnity as judges, barristers and members of Parliament gathered to invoke God’s blessing and guidance for themselves and their profession.
Those planning to attend are asked to please RSVP to the Law School alumni office at (509) 313-3742 or via email to Alumnievents@lawschool.gonzaga.edu.