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October 19, 2004

Life @ Law October 18-31, 2004

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
Life @Law October 18-31, 2004


HIGHLIGHTS: Election Season Discussions Bloom! Justice DeMuniz on the Innocence Network, 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Events, Perfectly Legal Tax Author Speaks, Round 12 of The Law of Beer and more

Monday, October 18 ELECTION FORUM: Measures 34 and 37
6:30 P.M.- 8:00 P.M., Room 110. Speakers from the Eugene City Council, the American Planning Association, and the Tillamook 50/50 plan will discuss two upcoming measures on the November ballot one requires balancing preservation and timber production in managing state forests and the other requires local governments to compensate property owners for certain losses caused by land use restrictions. Sponsored by Land Air Water.
INFO: mailto:jevans7@law.uoregon.edu

Tuesday, October 19 PANEL: Writing Skills in Law Practice
2:30 P.M., Room 184, A state senator, in-house counsel, and attorneys from several law firms will talk about the writing they do in their work. Panelists include Oregon state senator Floyd Prozanski, Bob Rocklin, Oregon DOJ attorney, Pat Chapman, business and real estate law, Harrang Long, Hwa Go ’03, Harrang Long, and Melinda Grier , UO in-house counsel. Sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing Program. INFO: mailto:kweather@law.uoregon.edu.

Tuesday, October 19 NETWORK with Eugene/Springfield Attorneys
5:30 P.M. 7:30 P.M., Oregon Electric Station, Willamette and Fifth Ave. Lane County Bar and Oregon Women Lawyers host a mentoring social for students. INFO: mailto:jsteckbe@law.uoregon.edu.

Wednesday, October 20 SPEAKER: Life as Plaintiff’s Attorney
Noon, Room 110. Career Services hosts the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Don Corson ’85 will speak on Taking on Goliath: Life as Plaintiff’s Attorney. He will also discuss Measure 35, which would amend the Oregon constitution to cap medical malpractice damage awards. Pizza and soda. RSVP by Tuesday to: mailto:cmikkola@law.uoregon.edu.

Wednesday, October 20 Dean’s Docket
Dean Laird Kirkpatrick and the deans of Oregon’s two other law schools will lunch at the NIKE corporate campus in Beaverton. They will meet with ABA President Robert J. Grey, Jr. and Peter Koehler, NIKE’s general counsel.

Wednesday, October 20 PANEL: Marriage Equality
5:30 P.M., Room 175. Law professor Dom Vetri and Oregon ACLU director Dave Fidanque are among the panelists speaking on Marriage Equality: Oregon Law and Beyond. They will discuss Measure 36 and its impact on the pending ACLU case in support of same-sex marriage as well as the differences between marriage and other kinds of partnerships and contracts. Sponsored by Outlaws and the Women’s Law Forum. INFO: mailto:gmarlton@law.uoregon.edu.

Thursday, October 21 FACULTY PANEL: Judicial Clerkships
Noon, Room 141. All about clerking with a federal or state appellate judge insider tips from those who know. Featuring faculty members Andrea Coles-Bjerre, Rebekah Hanley and Merv Loya and former faculty member Judy Giers, who is now an appellate lawyer with Hershner Hunter. INFO: mailto:mloya@law.uoregon.edu.

Thursday, October 21 MOOT COURT: Tax Competition
6:00 P.M. Oral arguments for the tax competition team with the top combined score in oral arguments and written brief will go to the nationals next February in St. Petersburg, Florida. INFO: mailto: mailto:tromano@law.uoregon.edu or mailto:aurquha1@law.uoregon.edu

Thursday, October 21 PANEL: Innocents Behind Bars
7:00 P.M., Room 175. Oregon Supreme Court Justice Paul DeMuniz, Reporter Joe Moseley and exonerated prisoner Jimi Simmons will speak on Innocent People Behind Bars: The Problem of Wrongful Convictions in Oregon. Sponsored by the Oregon Innocence Network, a new group of UO law and journalism students. INFO: mailto:innocent@law.uoregon.

Friday, October 22 Too Many Calls?
If you return your ballot RIGHT NOW, all of those polite, persistent people who are Obviously Not From Around Here will stop calling you. Just a thought.

Friday, October 22 LECTURE SERIES: Treasures
5:30 P.M.-6:30 P.M., Room 175. Today and Fridays through November, speakers from the UO museums and libraries will talk about the treasure of their collections. Sponsored by the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, our next-door neighbor. INFO: (541) 346-3024.

Saturday, October 23 LECTURE: Perfectly Legal Author Speaks
7:00 P.M., Room 175, A Pulitzer-winning New York Times financial reporter argues that the tax system is ruthlessly rigged against most of us including the very well off, David Cay Johnson says typical civic and local business leaders in cities and towns across America earn $200,000 to $500,000. But they are clustered at the very bottom of the top 1%. They’re being squeezed. And (they) assume the people above are being squeezed even more… But the people who make 10 or 100 times more are not. The author of the bestseller, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich and Cheat Everybody Else will speak and sign books at a free public lecture. Sponsored by the Morse Center and Eugene/Springfield Solidarity Network, a Lane County labor group. INFO: (541) 346-3700.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/dcjohnston.html

Monday, October 25 ON CABLE: Business Innovation and Law
6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. The OPAN cable channel will broadcast the law school’s Portland Programs October 1 Business Innovation and Law conference on three prime-time evenings this week. The Monday segment features a forum on business growth with Portland’s two mayoral candidates, Jim Francesconi and Tom Potter. INFO: mailto:sbender@law.uoregon.edu.

October 25-29 SBA:Stress Reduction for All
The Student Bar Association brings a licensed massaged therapist to help the law school community cope with the stress, anxiety and pain that is a natural side effect of Our Calling. Sign up for a 15-minute session at a buck a minute. (Buy one for your boss, your staff, or favorite professor 50% goes to the school.) INFO: mailto:swestfal@law.uoregon.edu

Monday, October 25 2004 CONVOCATION
2:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M., Erb Memorial Union Ballroom. Tulane University law professor Ray Diamond will deliver the keynote, The Promise of Brown for the 21st Century. This traditional academic ceremony includes the introduction of new faculty; Dean Laird Kirkpatrick will introduce business law professor Rob Illig. A reception follows in the EMU lobby. INFO: Rachel Johnson (541) 346-1148.

Tuesday, October 26 LUNCH: Ray Diamond
Noon-1:30 P.M., Lewis Lounge. Honored university guest Ray Diamond will lunch with the law school community. He is hosted by the Provost’s Office and the Morse Center. RSVP by October 20: mailto:hallock@uoregon.edu

Tuesday, October 26 FORUM: Brown at 50
4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M., Room 175. The landmark 1954 decision ended legal racial segregation in U.S. schools forever or did it? A free public forum on “Unfinished Legacy: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty” features Ray Diamond, Tulane university professor, attorney and race relations expert. He is coauthor of Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture and Constitution. Law faculty members Greg Vincent and Robert Tsai and UO philosophy professor Naomi Zack will also present, and Keith Aoki will moderate. A reception and booksigning follows in the Morse Commons. Sponsored by the Morse Center, the Provost’s office, and the law school. INFO: (541) 346-3700.
ABOUT THE BOOK: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/cotbro.html

Tuesday, October 26 On Cable: Business Innovation and Law
6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. The OPAN cable channel will broadcast the law school’s Business Innovation and Law conference on three prime-time evenings this week. The Tuesday segment features a debate on Measure 37, the land use compensation initiative. INFO: mailto:sbender@law.uoregon.edu.

Tuesday, October 26 ELECTION FORUM: What’s at Stake?
7:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M., Dunn Hall Lounge, Hamilton complex across the street from the law school. University president Dave Frohnmayer moderates, and international elections expert Ibrahim Gassama participates in a bipartisan Community Conversations panel on the importance of the 2004 elections. Sponsored by Clark Honors College. INFO: http://honors.uoregon.edu/community/residential_academy/events_2004_fall.html

Wednesday, October 27 PANEL: International Law
Noon, Room 184. Oregon Review of International Law hosts a lunchtime panel of students, faculty and one attorney, who have experience with immigration and other aspects of international law. Designed for 1Ls who are interested in the field. INFO: mailto:llennox@law.uoregon.edu

Thursday, October 28 SPEAKER: Judicial Nominations
Noon, Room 110. Constitutional law professor and former ACLU attorney Robert Tsai will speak on “Judicial Nominations: What’s at Stake.” Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. INFO: mailto:jsweet@law.uoregon.edu.

Thursday, October 28 Court Café Halloween Party
All day. Games, give-aways, prizes especially for those of you who bother to dress for the occasion. Plus it’s the apple-cider-season kick-off AND you get to trick or treat! INFO: mailto:courtcafe@uobookstore.com

Thursday, October 28 Law of Beer
6:00 P.M., Morse Commons. It’s the 12th year for this yeasty tradition get a well-hopped introduction by the experts: Jim Parker, director of the Oregon and National Brewers’ Guilds, Jack Joyce, CEO of Rogue Brewing, and Jerome Chicvara of Pyramid/Portland/Full Sail. Beer and food provided. Reservations required. Sponsored by The Beeristers and Law and Entrepreneurship Student Association.
INFO: mailto:jherrig@law.uoregon.edu.

Friday, October 29 On Cable: Business Innovation and Law
6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. The OPAN cable channel will broadcast the law school’s Business Innovation and Law conference on three prime-time evenings this week. Friday’s segment features an ethics discussion of the lawyer’s role when corporate misconduct is discovered. INFO: mailto:sbender@law.uoregon.edu.

Friday-Saturday, October 29-30 Dean’s Advisory Council Meeting
Lewis Lounge. All day Friday and Saturday morning. Welcome the alumni and friends of the law school who advise Dean Laird Kirkpatrick on issues that affect us all. Editors of our three law journals OLR, JELL and ORIL will talk about the year ahead. INFO: mailto:ctapp@law.uoregon.edu.


Monday, November 1 OPEN HOUSE: Small Business Clinic
5:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M. Suite 220. A meet and greet for past and future clients, local law firms, referral agencies and the law school community. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and good conversation. INFO: (541) 346-0037 or mailto:sbc@law.uoregon.edu.

Thursday, November 4 RECEPTION: Photographs by Brett Matthews
4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M., Second floor landing. The Oregon coast photographs of UO fine arts alumnus Brett Matthews are displayed through December 31 on the second floor of the law school, near the Environmental Law Program offices. His images are also featured on our web home page. Meet the artist, who has been working on his vision of light and landscape for 25 years at an artist’s reception on November 4. INFO: mailto:dvetri@law.uoregon.edu.
BRETT MATTHEWS WEBSITE: http://www.sublimelight.com

All events are free and open to the public at the Knight Law Center ( 1515 Agate Street, Eugene), unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change best to check the contact number or email just to make sure.

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