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October 12, 2004

Life @Law October 4-17, 2004


News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
Life @Law October 4-17, 2004
HIGHLIGHTS: Law and journalism sponsor media and free speech conference, Duck Dash signups! Moot court competitions, Morse Center hosts international and ocean law expert, Homecoming celebration, OSB convention alumni reception, Disco Inferno, American Gadfly and more
All week   Duck Dash signup!
Noon, James Lynch Plaza. Sign up for the UO’s official October 16 homecoming run, walk and wheelchair race the Duck Dash. Early registration through October 11 – $18 with a T-shirt, $12 without.  (After that, it’s $22 with a shirt, $16 without.) Sponsored by JELL. INFO: mailto:ealbrich@law.uoregon.edu. (See October 16 Homecoming listing)
Monday, October 4  Helen is Steamed
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
October 5- 7   
You’re registered, right? What? You’re not?! Well, on October 12 all potential but non-actualized voters in the increasingly hectic election of 2004 become. . .moot. Women’s Law Forum will facilitate the exercise of your civic duty at sign up-tables near the Commons this week – late morning to early afternoon. BTW: If you’ve moved since the last election, you must re-register. INFO: mailto:dlordi@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Tuesday, October 5 MOOT COURT: Environmental Law Competition
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: sgarlata@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
October 6-7 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. Teams continue the intraschool competition from last week. At the end, two teams will be chosen 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. INFO:
Thursday, October 7 FACULTY COLLOQUIUM:
Michael Moffitt Noon – 1:00 P.M. The Lectures & Awards committee invites faculty to a brown-bag lunch and faculty colloquium with Michael Moffitt. The format, writes academic dean Margie Paris, is the Half-Baked Lunch in which the person on the spot puts forward an article idea on which he would like our comments, musings, and hashings. Moffitt will discuss a solicited article on mediation theory, legal philosophy and ethics. INFO: mailto:mparis@law.uoregon.edu
Thursday, October 7 LECTURE: Practicing Civil Rights Law
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:rcook@law.uoregon.edu
Friday, October 8  CONFERENCE: Times v. Sullivan: 40 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.
Dean Laird Kirkpatrick and law professors Garrett Epps, Joe Metcalfe and Robert Tsai will also participate. CLE credits available. FREE with preregistration for faculty and students.
 http://jcomm.uoregon.edu/sullivan or (541) 346-2519.
Register Guard story:
October 13-14   MOOT COURT: MOCK TRIAL
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:candries@law.uoregon.edu
Thursday, October 14  GUEST DISCUSSION: Morse Lecturer David Caron Noon – 1:30 P.M., Lewis Lounge. Morse Distinguished Lecturer David Caron will meet with the law school community and guests for lunch and an informal discussion on Reconstructing Iraq: Lessons from the Gulf War Claims Process.
RSVP to Margaret Hallock or Kim O’Brien by October 7. mailto:kobrien@uoregon.edu.
Thursday, October 14  LECTURE: The U.S. 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 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.
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 DISCUSSION: Law of the Sea Convention
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.
INFO: mailto:kobrien@law.uoregon.edu
MORSE CENTER: http://www.uoregon.edu/~morse/speakers.php
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.
Friday, October 15  OLSPIF: DISCO INFERNO
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:econklin@law.uoregon.edu.
Friday, October 15  PLAY: American Gadfly
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
Saturday, October 16  HOMECOMIING  
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.
The event is held in memory of Tom Foster, an avid runner, who was a third-year law student at the UO when he died suddenly in 1999. Fellow editors at the school’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (JELL) started a scholarship in his name and organized a memorial race to raise money for the fund. Register online at www.goodrace.com.
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.


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