Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson arrived at Gonzaga in 1974 and taught Clinical Law, Advocacy, and Legal Writing courses until 2005. He also established and served as co-director of the University Legal Assistance Clinic at the Law School from 1975 – 2003, and continued to support the program through 2016.

When awarded the Gonzaga Law Medal in 2015, Mark was recognized for his bold vision, his leadership, and his generous commitment to service. “The passage of three decades and the current popularity of clinical education obscures how bold and truly innovative Mark’s vision was,” notes the award announcement. “It is true to say that without his extraordinary efforts, Gonzaga’s initiative in clinical education would not have endured.”

His former colleagues described Mark as eccentric, committed, generous, and loving. He was a skilled and compassionate teacher who was dedicated to his students’ growth. Deeply thoughtful and expansive in his thinking, conversations with Mark always led to philosophical insights and new ideas. Mark exemplified the Jesuit spirit and was a beloved member of the Gonzaga Community who will truly be missed.


Make a Gift in Memory of Mark

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mark can do so online or by sending a check to Gonzaga Law School Foundation, PO Box 3528.





Virtual Memorial December 10, 2020


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