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November 1, 2004

Life @Law November 1 -14, 2004

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. Special guest Carolyn Chambers, who donated the seed money for the clinic. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and good conversation. INFO: (541) 346-0037 or mailto:sbc@law.uoregon.edu.

Monday, November 1 Career Services for 1Ls
This week and next, career services will orient 1Ls to the wide world of legal job hunting. Find it all in the “Purple Sheet” or call (541) 346-3847.

Tuesday, November 2 THIS IS IT!
Of course you’ve voted … Ah, but I understand … life is busy. Well, if you are still waiting to cast your ballot, here is what I’m gonna do for you – I will personally accompany you (and your duly signed and sealed envelope) to the EMU ballot box, entertaining you with a full-throated In A Godda Da Vida and sustaining you with cookies. Your crusty editor, ES

Tuesday, November 2 Election Night Music
7:30 P.M, Beall Hall. If you are tired of the election and not glued to CNN, NPR, Fox or the networks, law library serials cataloguer Ben Farrell invites you to the fall concert of the Eugene Symphonic Band. $3.00 students and seniors, $5 adult. Music by Ives, Montenegro Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, and more. ESB baord president Farrell plays bass clarinet.

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

November 5-6 Oregon State Bar Seminar
Knight Law Center. Debtor/Creditor Section seminar. INFO: (800) 452-8260

Tuesday, November 9 Years of Service Recognition
11:30 A.M., EMU Ballroom. Recognition ceremony and reception for UO officers of administration, a category that includes management and professional employees from deans to librarians to office managers. Members of the law community who have worked 10 years or more include Dean Laird Kirkpatrick (31 years), ADR and Portland Program coordinator Judy Sprauer (28 years), Assistant Director of Development Connie Tapp (25 years), Registrar Diane Safley (25 years), Associate Law Librarian Mary Clayton (20 years), Assistant Dean Merv Loya (18 years), Faculty support supervisor Debbie Thurman ((18 years), dean’s executive assistant Sue Wilson (17 years), Associate Dean Jane Gordon (15 years), Assistant Law Librarian Joni Herbst (10 years), and Associate Director Jane Steckbeck (10 years). Ah, the stories they could tell…

Friday, November 12 MUSIC: The Sophisticatos
5:00 P.M.- 8:30 P.M., Hult Center, 6th and Willamette Street in downtown Eugene. The law school’s faculty and student jazz combo, the Sophisticatos, plays the Jacobs Gallery.

November 12-13 REUNION: Class of 1954
Knight Law Center tour, dinner and Ducks vs. UCLA on Saturday. INFO: (541) 346-3865


Law professor John Bonine tells you how to fix them. Go to: http://www.law.uoregon.edu/news/article.php?show=63

Caroline Forell and courtesy professor Ann Kneeland, who directs our Domestic Violence Clinic, will appear as amici on behalf of a stalking victim before the Oregon Supreme Court on November 4. In Bryant v. Walker, the issue is whether a stalking victim’s alarm was reasonable, and if gender could be taken into consideration when determining the need for a protective order. In 1997 Angela Bryant was a 19-year-old retail clerk at the Fred Meyer store in Klamath Falls who was obsessively admired by Charles Walker, a 35 year-old frequent customer. He followed her and stared at her over a period of years, even when she told him to stop. “A young man might be irritated if an older woman customer followed him around, but he wouldn’t be afraid. A woman has every reason to be alarmed in a situation of this kind,” said Forell. Her 2002 book, A Law of Her Own addressed the need for a “reasonable woman” standard in tort law.

(Forell just finished a year as interim director of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics while director Margaret Hallock was transitioning with the new governor in Salem. Forell said, “It was terrific – one thought-provoking event after another.”)

Constitutionalist Garrett Epps warned about the dire consequences of a second Supreme Court election decision in the Washington Post on October 24. Read the whole article at

Did the landmark 1954 decision end legal racial segregation in U.S. schools forever? Or did it not? Tulane University law professor Ray Diamond, a nationally-recognized race relations expert, discussed the significance of Brown v. Board of Education on October 27 at a panel that included several law faculty. Diamond also met with the law school community at lunch in the Lewis Lounge before the event.

“Unfinished Legacy: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty” featured Diamond, constitutionalist Robert Tsai, Naomi Zack, UO philosophy faculty; and Greg Vincent, diversity vice provost and a member of our law faculty. Law professor Keith Aoki, who writes and speaks on race critical theory, moderated. INFO: http://duckhenge.uoregon.edu/io/article.php?id=38


The governor’s office asked national Indian law expert Mary Wood to make the keynote speech at the Governor’s State-Tribal Summit, hosted by the Umatilla Nation in Pendleton on October 29. The heads of nearly every state agency attended, meeting with all of the tribal leaders and their top staff. Wood’s speech addressed “The Politics of Abundance: Towards a Future of Tribal-State Relations.”

Wood said promises made a century and a half ago still frame the summit today. “The most fundamental promise was that if the tribes ceded their lands…they would be secure on smaller homelands (and) they would not just survive, but thrive …they would have a partner in the federal government, who would protect their lifeways and autonomy.”

The promises were not kept – far from it. But, Wood said, “every generation holds this promise of good faith, and it is up to every generation to renew it. It is not a question of ability; it is a question of will. The will to carry out good faith springs from understanding, and that is the field that tribal and state leaders till together at these summits.”

(Law professor and former dean Rennard Strickland is a past keynoter at this event.)

A white paper on nonprofit management presented before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee cited our own Susan Gary’s law review article, “Regulating the Management of Charities.” The hearings – which have been getting a lot of play in non profit circles – concerned scandals in the nonprofit world and recommendations for exempt status reform.

Visiting professor Svitlana Kravchenko has written a pamphlet that explains in plain language new rights citizens have under an international treaty that most of their governments have ratified. These include the right to obtain environmental information, the right to participate in decisionmaking, and the right to go to court for violations of environmental law.

“Citizen Environmental Rights under the Aarhus Convention” was originally written in English and has already been translated into Armenian, Bulgarian, French, Russian, Spanish, Turkmen, and Ukrainian. “This is a whole new landscape for much of that part of the world!” says her colleague and husband, John Bonine.

Law professors Keith Aoki and Garrett Epps are supplementing their day jobs with a gig as comic strip impresarios for the American Prospect magazine. See the results at http://www.prospect.org/UserOverride/clueless.html and http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=Cartoon+Contitution+Altering


Thursday, November 18 SLIDESHOW: The Umpqua Watershed
7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M., Room 175. Umpqua basin resident Bob Hoehne presents aerial and ground photographs of the region. Co-sponsored by Land Air Water INFO: 541-346-3828 or mailto:orahoske@law.uoregon.edu


Thursday, November 25 THANKSGIVING
Knight Law Center closed.
Jaqua Law Library open. 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Administrative offices closed
Monday, November 29 Last day of fall semester classes
Tuesday, November 30 DEADLINE: 2005 Frohnmayer Award nominations
INFO: ctapp@law.uoregon.edu

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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