History of the Huneke Fellowship

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Rob Huneke was a dedicated and highly regarded international attorney who served for many years on the Executive Committee of the International Practice Section.  A fourth-generation attorney, Rob attended Gonzaga Law School and practiced his entire career in Spokane.

Rob volunteered countless hours to improve the International Practice Section and the services it provided to section members.  He was highly supportive of young lawyers trying to develop an international practice, and always made sure that everyone had an equal chance at service and business opportunities.  Rob was an exemplary professional who exhibited the best qualities of a lawyer, and was liked and respected by everyone that came into contact with him.

Rob was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, and died on September 20, 1997 after a few months of treatment.  His passing was a great loss to the International Practice Section and to Washington state’s legal community.

Shortly after Rob Huneke passed away, the Executive Committee of the International Practice Section established the Huneke Fellowship to honor his memory and the standard he set for excellence in the practice of international law.  The Huneke Fellowship is intended to assist and develop the next generation of international lawyers by enabling a current law student to take on a meaningful role with the International Practice Section.