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September 21, 2004

Life @Law September 20-October 3, 2004

HIGHLIGHTS: Business Innovation and Law conference, Defending the biosphere lecture, Appeals Court visit, Public interest careers panel and reunions galore.

Monday, September 20 ADMISSIONS VISITS: Philadelphia

Larry Seno is in Philadelphia, not a bad destination for a law school. Our new dean of admissions writes, Tonight we go to the new Constitution Center for a reception and a multimedia historical presentation. INFO: mailto:admissions@law.uoregon.edu.

Wednesday, September 22 BROWN BAG: Corporate Law for Beginners

Noon-1:00 P.M., Room 142. Our new business law professor, Robert Illig will answer all of your questions about life in a corporate law firm. Wonder what transactional attorneys actually do in their practice? Enjoy contracts? Want to learn about working with a corporate firm? Don’t miss this brown bag lunch sponsored by Women’s Law Forum.


Thursday, September 23 UO MOVE-IN DAY

Watch the traffic – 3,200 incoming students will move into residence halls today.

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 International 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 , E-LAW and the Morse Center.


Friday-Saturday September 24-25 Yom Kippur

Sundown Friday until sundown Saturday

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. LRW Director Suzanne Rowe writes, We have an interesting variety of cases: criminal, evidence, trusts, and more. The judges will lunch with students from noon to 1:30 in the faculty lounge.

INFO: mailto:mdunlap@law.uoregon.edu.


September 29 – 30 MOOT COURT: Negotiation Competition

6:00 P.M.-9:30 P.M., Room 110. Art and law is the topic of this year’s negotiation competition, sponsored by the Moot Court Board. Thirty-two teams will compete this weekend and next (October 6 – 7). Two teams will be chosen from the intraschool competition to represent the law school at the regional, which will take place during the first two weeks in November in British Columbia. (Exact location and date TBA.) The winner of the Regional Competition will advance to the National Negotiation Competition held in conjunction with the ABA mid-year meeting on February 5-6, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nicole Schick of the Moot Court Board says, This is one of our most popular competitions, with students from all three classes competing over four nights, presenting a unique opportunity to work on oral advocacy skills while networking with local attorneys. INFO: mailto: nschick@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. Register online: www.law.uoregon.edu/pdx.

INFO: (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. Among the many other invited speakers are law alumni Peter James 88, Marion County Legal Aid, Eugene City Councilor Gary Pape ’79, public defender David Pebworth ’02, Tim Sylwester’81, Oregon DOJ, and attorney Marianne Dugan ’93. 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 classes. 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. Dinners 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

Thursday, October 7 LECTURE: Southern Poverty Law Center

7:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M., Room 175. Rhonda Brownstein, legal and litigation director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks. Founded in 1971 and based in Montgomery, Alabama, the cradle of the civil rights movement, the SPLC’s legal department has filed cases that changed the social landscape. Early victories included desegregating the Montgomery YMCA, ending involuntary sterilization of women on welfare, and transforming the Alabama State Troopers from an all-white organization to a racially diverse police force. Brownstein’s visit is sponsored by the Public Interest/Public Service program (PIPS). Free and open to the public. INFO: mailto:rcook@law.uoregon.edu


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

Room 175. The UO journalism and law schools commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the 1964 landmark libel case that established federal constitutional standards in libel law. The keynoter is federal appellate judge Gilbert S. Merritt, who was one of thirteen U.S. legal experts selected to help rebuild Iraq’s judicial system. He has publicly criticized government-issued gag orders as a violation of the First Amendment. National and regional newspaper journalists will talk about Sullivan’s impact on the media. They include Washington Post Associate Editor and Columnist David Ignatius, Oregonian editor Sandra Mims Rowe, and L.A. Times deputy general counsel and vice president Karlene Goller.
Justice Rives Kistler of the Oregon Supreme Court, David Schuman of the Oregon Court of Appeals and David Kohler, director of Southwestern’s Biederman National Entertainment and Media Law Institute, will explore the case’s impact on the Constitution. CLE credits available. INFO: http://jcomm.uoregon.edu/sullivan or (541) 346-2519.

FULL STORY: http://www.law.uoregon.edu/news/article.php?show=52


Friday, October 8 Dean’s Circle Dinner

Lewis Lounge. 6:00 P.M. Reception. 7:00 P.M. Dinner. Annual dinner party for law alumni and donors who are members of the Dean’s Circle. INFO: mailto:ctapp@law.uoregon.edu.

Thursday, October 14 LECTURE: The United States and the Laws of Power

Room 175, 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 Wayne Morse Center Distinguished Lecturer David Caron looks back on the Bush Administration and U.S. Foreign Policy. He is an international law expert who teaches at UC Berkeley. INFO: http://www.morsechair.uoregon.edu/speakers.php or (541) 346-3700.

October 14 -16 Oregon State Bar Annual Meeting
Oregon Convention Center, Portland. INFO: http://www.osbar.org/programs/annualmeet/04/meeting.html

Friday, October 15 PORTLAND: OSB Convention Alumni Reception

5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, Portland.

RSVP by October 4 to (541) 346-3970 or mailto:colleen@law.uoregon.edu.

Friday, October 15 EUGENE: Alumni Association Board Meeting

Lewis Lounge, 1:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M. INFO: mailto:colleen@law.uoregon.edu.


Saturday, October 16 Homecoming

8:30 A.M., Duck Dash. The law school’s annual 5K run and walk starts at Hayward field, winds through the UO campus and finishes at the Knight Law Center.

10:30 A.M. Tailgate for law alumni, faculty and law students at Mallard Estates, Autzen Stadium before the Oregon vs. Arizona game. INFO: mailto:colleen@law.uoregon.edu.

Tuesday, Oct 19 PANEL: Writing Skills in Law Practice

Room 184, 2:30. A state senator, in-house counsel, and attorneys from several law firms will talk about the writing they do in their work. Panelists include Floyd Prozanski, Oregon State Senator and prosecutor, Bob Rocklin, Oregon Department of Justice attorney, Pat Chapman, business and real estate law, Harrang Long, Hwa Go 03, Harrang Long, and Melinda Grier 88, UO in-house counsel and adjunct law professor. Sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing Program. INFO: mailto:kweather@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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