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September 14, 2004

Life @Law September 6-19, 2004

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law

Life @Law September 6-19, 2004

HIGHLIGHTS: Reunions! Tailgates! Lunch with the Ninth Circuit and Eugene judges, Oregon Innocence Network, Lininger on the Crawford Decision and more 


Monday, September 6          LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

A good time to reflect on the distinctly improving hiring trend for new law grads.


Friday, September 10           Alums here for on campus interviews

Say hello to three alums who will be at the Knight Law Center today to conduct on campus interviews. Welcome Anne Talcott, ’96 and Tom Tongue ’99, (Schwabe) and Sarah Crooks ’96 (Perkins Coie.) Talcott and Tongue will have lunch with faculty in the Career Services conference room from 12:30 to shortly after 1:00 P.M.


Friday, September 10           Class of 1964 Reunion

Alum Walter Grebe and ten other members of the Class of 1964 will enjoy a wine and cheese reception and tour of the law school Friday afternoon and a no-host dinner at the Eugene Country Club in the evening. They’ll join the rest of the law school community at Saturday’s tailgate party. INFO: mailto:ctapp@law.uoregon.edu.


Friday, September 10           FUNDRAISER: Campaign for Equal Justice

6:30 P.M., Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland. The Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice was formed 10 years ago to give Legal Aid offices a shot in the arm. Since 1991, Oregon lawyers, corporations and foundations have contributed nearly $10 million dollars, and Oregon lawyers lead the nation in their support of legal services. INFO: http://www.laf-off.org/


Saturday, September 11      TAILGATE PARTY: Oregon vs. Indiana

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 1:30, Mallard Estates, Autzen Stadium.  The Indiana game will be televised with kick-off at 3:30 P.M. Word has it that NO tickets are left for the game “not for anybody,” according to a source highly placed in the law school administration. Sponsored by the Law Alumni Association and the Student Bar Association.  INFO: mailto:colleen@law.uoregon.edu.


Sunday, September 12         LAW LIBRARY CLOSURE

A scheduled campus-wide electrical shutdown forces us to choose between kerosene lamps and overworked laptop batteries or a library closure. The prudent decision has been made.


Saturday and Sunday, September 11-12   New York Admissions Visit

New assistant dean of admissions Larry Seno will take our cause to The Apple. INFO:



Monday, September 13        BROWN BAG: ENR Career Advising

Noon-1:00 P.M., Bowerman Center for Environmental Law (Suite 225). Professors Dick Hildreth, Mary Wood and John Bonine discuss curriculum and careers in environmental, natural resources, ocean and coastal law. All students welcome. INFO: mailto:rghildre@law.uoregon.edu.


Wednesday, September 15   PORTLAND: Lunch with the Ninth Circuit

Looking for a clerkship? Doing well in school? Here’s an unbelievably good way to get to know 25 of our most distinguished federal judges and magistrates from the Ninth Circuit and district courts. For the past 10 years, the Clerkship Committee has hosted a daylong event in Portland that includes tours, observing oral arguments, and lunch with federal judges at the University Club as guests of University President Dave Frohnmayer. (Each student is seated between two judges – so they have to talk to you!) The event is scheduled around the visit of a Ninth Circuit panel of three judges who travel to Portland’s historic federal courthouse to preside over oral arguments on appellate cases. After lunch, some judges may invite students to accompany them during the rest of the workday.  (A black-suit, shined-shoes, fresh-haircut event not to be missed!) Law professor Mary Wood is in charge of the event. INFO: mailto:dbass@law.uoregon.edu.


Wednesday, September 15  LUNCH: Women’s Law Forum

Noon, Federal Courthouse (7th Avenue between High Street and Pearl Street in downtown Eugene.) Network with Lane County Women Lawyers, U.S District Court Judge Ann Aiken ’79 and Lane Circuit Court Judge Mary Ann Bearden ’78 at this special luncheon at the federal courthouse. RSVP. mailto:mpelleg@law.uoregon.edu.


Thursday, September 16     MEETING: Oregon Innocence Network

Noon -1:00 P.M., Room 184. Last spring, a group of law and journalism students started an Innocence Project at the UO. Director Cheri Brooks ’05 says, “"Oregon is one of the only states in the country without one. The UO is uniquely qualified to sponsor such a project because of the number of committed law and journalism students who would like to help wrongfully convicted prisoners in our state." Come to this fall’s inaugural meeting, learn about the project and watch the short video, “Tulia, Texas.”  In 1999, a rogue undercover agent, you may remember, caused 39 of the 400 African Americans in that central Texas town to be locked up in jail for “drug dealing” on no evidence whatsoever. It took the hard work and commitment of pro bono lawyers and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to get them out. The Morse Center will treat you to pizza. INFO: mailto:cbrooks@law.uoregon.edu


Friday, September 17           BARBECUE for OLSPIF!

The Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund is throwing a barbecue.  For time, place and manner: mailto:econklin@law.uoregon.edu.


Friday-Sunday, September 17-19      EUGENE CELEBRATION

Haven’t spent much time in Eugene?  Want to get the flavor of the town? Don’t miss this. http://www.eugenecelebration.com/


Friday-Saturday, September 17-18             Chicago Admissions Visit

New assistant dean of admissions Larry Seno tells the Windy City all about us. INFO:





Yes, Virginia, There is a Confrontation Clause

Assistant Professor Tom Lininger recently accepted an offer from Virginia Law Review – one of the top 10 law reviews – to publish his latest work analyzing confrontation issues in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Crawford decision excluding certain out-of-court statements in criminal trials.  Lininger writes, “The title of my article is still under negotiation, but I’m hoping that the editors will go along with my latest idea:  ‘Yes, Virginia, There Is A Confrontation Clause.’ " 


Virginia was lucky – Lininger received publication offers from 16 of the top 50 law reviews.


Last June, he testified before the Interim Judiciary Committee of the Oregon Legislature regarding the need for statutory reforms in the wake of the Crawford ruling.  “I’ll be making a similar presentation to the House Judiciary Committee of the Washington Legislature on September 21,” he says. “I will be testifying alongside Jeffrey Fisher, the Seattle attorney who argued the Crawford case before the U.S. Supreme Court.”


The Offer She Couldn’t Refuse

Director of Development Jane Gary, whose impressive achievements raising millions for the new law building as well as her past year of fundraising on behalf of the law school have not gone unnoticed by others. On September 15, she will take her place as Executive Director for College Advancement for the university’s largest division, the College of Arts and Sciences. In that post, she will be responsible for departments, centers and institutes as varied as physics and theater, the Electron Microprobe Facility and the Yamada Language Center. Gary will be completing a number of projects at the law school this fall. Her new office will be 107 Friendly Hall, (541) 346-3950.


DA’s office regroups for Weaver trial

Law professor and associate dean Margie Paris commented in the Oregonian on September 8 on the 30-day leave forced upon Clackamas Senior Deputy District Attorney Alfred French. French has been the lead prosecutor in the Ward Weaver double homicide case. She said prosecutors are held to higher standards of honesty and integrity because they "enforce the law … FULL STORY:




Friday, September 24           LECTURE: Defending the Biosphere Through Law

6:00 P.M., Room 175. Pace University law professor and author Nicholas A. Robinson chairs the environmental law commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). He teaches environmental law internationally at Singapore National University and University College in London and has helped create environmental law centers in Kuwait, Pakistan, Russia and elsewhere. He will visit Prof. Svitlana Kravchenko‘s Inernational Environmental Law class, lunch with the ENR faculty, and deliver a public lecture in the evening. Co-sponsored by the Savage Professorship, the ENR Program and E-LAW. INFO: mailto:slana@darkwing.uoregon.edu


Monday, September 27        ORAL ARGUMENTS: Oregon Court of Appeals

Room 175. 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. The three-judge panel consists of Judge Dave Brewer’77, the presiding judge of the panel, Judge Dave Schuman ’84, and Judge Mary Ann Bearden ’78 pro tempore. Sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing Program. The judges will lunch with students from noon to 1:30 in the faculty lounge. INFO: mailto:mdunlap@law.uoregon.edu.


Friday, October 1                  PORTLAND: Business Innovation & Law 2004

9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Portland World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon. This annual conference sponsored by UO Law Portland Program features a morning forum with Portland mayoral candidates Jim Francesconi and Tom Potter. Legal and industry speakers from a variety of perspectives discuss Oregon’s regulatory and tax climate, public and private alliances, post-Enron ethics and the steps needed to make Oregon truly business-friendly. Law professor Steven Bender directs the Portland Program. $140 includes lunch and CLE credit. INFO: www.law.uoregon.edu/pdx. (541) 346-3042 or mailto:portlandprograms@law.uoregon.edu.


Friday, October 1                  PORTLAND PROGRAM: Alumni Reception

5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. UO Portland Center, 2nd and Yamhill. Join other alumni, faculty and friends of the law school for food, drink and music after the Business Innovation and Law conference. INFO: mailto:jspruaer@law.uoregon.edu.


Friday, October 1                  Against the Grain: Careers in Public Interest Law

Room 175, 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Public Interest/Public Service Program (PIPS) symposium with Hardy Myers ’64, Oregon attorney general, and federal judge Ann Aiken ’79. INFO: mailto:lininger@law.uoregon.edu.


Friday, October 1                  REUNIONS: Classes of 1974, 1979 and 1984

Wayne Morse Commons, 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Reception for all three classe. Kudos to the reunion chairs! 1974:  Matt Chapman, David Culpepper, Val Fisher, Rod Lewis, Richard Meeker.  1979:  Jonathan Goodling, John McGuigan, Rohn Roberts.  1984:  Laura Rackner, Fred Ruby, David Schuman. INFO: mailto:ctapp@law.uoregon.edu.


Friday-Saturday, October 1-2         CONFERENCE: Northwest Tribal Water Rights

Room 110. Sponsored by the Center for Tribal Water Advocacy, our ENR Program and the OSB Indian Law Section. INFO: http://www.tribaladvocacy.org and mailto:waterlaw@uci.net.


Saturday, October 2             TAILGATE: Oregon vs. Arizona State       

Mallard Estates, Autzen Stadium. 10:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M. Sponsored by the Law Alumni Association and the Student Bar Association. INFO: mailto:colleen@law.uoregon.edu.


Saturday, October 2             REUNIONS: Classes of 1974, 1979 and 1984

6:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M. Diners for all three classes at various well-appointed spots in the law school. INFO: mailto:ctapp@law.uoregon.edu.


Wednesday, October 6        Community Conversations: Gay Marriage

7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M., Dyment Lounge, Walton Complex (across the street from the law school.) Law professors Leslie Harris and Dom Vetri join UO journalism professors, Eugene ministers and UO administrators in a discussion of gay marriage moderated by Oregon Appeals Court Judge Dave Schuman ’85. INFO: mailto:sschuman@darkwing.uoregon.edu


Friday, October 8                  CONFERENCE: Times v. Sullivan: Forty Years Later

Room 175. Freedom of the Press in the United States and Abroad. Keynote by Sixth Circuit Court Judge Gilbert S. Merritt. Sponsored by UO Journalism and Law. INFO: mailto:zanne@uoregon.edu


Friday, October 8                 Dean’s Circle Dinner

Knight Law Center, room and time TBA. Annual dinner party for law alumni and donors who are members of the Dean’s Circle. INFO: mailto:ctapp@law.uoregon.edu.



All events at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change – that is simply the way of the world. Check with the event contacts before you commit yourself irrevocably.

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