October 12, 2004
Life @Law October 4-17, 2004
Life @Law October 4-17, 2004
Mount St. Helens further teased her fans today with a steam and ash plume that reached higher than 10,000 feet. Harmonic tremors continued, which means this could get really good. See it all on the UO’s geography department web site: http://www.geography.uoregon.edu/weather/mtsthelens.htm
7:00 P.M. Oral arguments by students participating in the Moot Court Board-sponsored Pace University Environmental Law Competition will be heard by a panel of three judges – Jim Sutherland of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Amy Atwood and Greg Costello of the Western Environmental Law Center. Scores are based on oral arguments and a written brief – the winning team will go to the nationals next February at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York. (Arguments open to contestants only.) INFO: mailto: email@example.com.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M., Room 175. Rhonda Brownstein, legal and litigation director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks on Practicing Civil Rights Law in the 21st Century. 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:email@example.com
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.
http://jcomm.uoregon.edu/sullivan or (541) 346-2519.
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5:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. both nights. The annual Mock Trial competition, sponsored by Moot Court Board, will be judged by Lane Circuit Court judge Lyle Velure 66, Eugene attorneys Mike Arnold 01, Russell S. Barnett 95 and Matthew Longtin 97. Competitors cross examine a witness on the first night and prepare a closing argument on the second. INFO: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP to Margaret Hallock or Kim O’Brien by October 7. mailto:email@example.com.
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 expert on international law, law of the sea, extradition and the use of force. Caron is director of international legal studies at UC Berkeley. Free and open to the public. INFO: http://www.morsechair.uoregon.edu/speakers.php.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland. INFO: http://www.osbar.org/programs/annualmeet/04/meeting.html
Noon – 1:30 P.M., Room 241. Morse Distinguished Lecturer David Caron and ENR Program Director Dick Hildreth will discuss the Law of the Sea Convention and its prospects for ratification. Caron is an international and domestic ocean law scholar from Berkeley’s Law of the Sea Institute with special expertise in international whaling and vessel pollution law. Caron’s latest book is “Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters.” The discussion will be broadcast promptly at noon to Oregon State University. Open to the law school community.
MORSE CENTER: http://www.uoregon.edu/~morse/speakers.php
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewis Lounge, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. INFO: mailto:email@example.com.
8:00 P.M.-Midnight. Morse Commons. OLSPIF sponsors Disco Inferno – with plenty of disco music, beer, snacks, a light show, best dancer contest, and more. Be sure to wear your best ’70’s outfit. Cost is $10 for students, $12 for everyone else. Proceeds benefit the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, which provides summer stipends for law students who labor on behalf of The Good. INFO: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 P.M., Thurston High School Auditorium, 333 N. 58th St., Springfield. I vote my conscience, not a party line. If you want a Western Union boy as your senator, don’t send Wayne Morse! – so says the leading character, played by KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher, in Charles Deemer’s one-person play about our own former dean. Directed by Judith Sparky Roberts and funded through a Morse Chair vision grant. $5 donation to benefit Thurston drama students. INFO: (541) 686-9781.
Read the script at http://www.ibiblio.org/cdeemer/morse2.htm
8:30 A.M., Duck Dash. Now in its sixth year, the Duck Dash has become the official run of the UO’s homecoming festivities. Runners, walkers and wheelchair racers will get an early start to game day activities on a course that starts at Hayward Field, winds its way through the UO and ends behind the Knight Law Center at 15th and Agate on the east side of campus.