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December 15, 2004

LIFE@LAW: Good Things Ahead in 2005!

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law

HIGHLIGHTS: It’s the holidays. You’re busy. But as you study for finals, wait in line at the airport, or check your email in the middle of family celebrations, take a look at what’s coming up this winter and spring …

January 5-8, 2005        BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
30 hour basic mediation training focusing on communication, uncovering disputants’ interests and helping the participants find their own solutions. Open to students and the public. Sponsored by the Appropriate Dispute Resolution program. Cost is $175.00. Preregistration required. INFO

January 5-8            SAN FRANCISCO: AALS Annual Meeting
Exhibits and registration at the Hilton San Francisco, 333 O’Farrell Street. On Thursday, law professor Michael Moffitt presents on Streaming Video for Assessment in Negotiation Classes, and Steve Bender participates in a panel on the Impact of the UCC on Real Estate Transactions. Susan Gary is part of a panel discussing intestacy and the issue of posthumously conceived children. Bender and law professor Keith Aoki are also members of organizing committees for the conference. INFO: www.aals.org/

Wednesday, January 5    ALUMNI RECEPTION
6:00 P.M, Hotel Nikko, Mendocino II Room, 222 Mason St., San Francisco. Law school alumni and friends are invited to join Dean Laird Kirkpatrick at an evening reception during the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting. INFO: (541) 346-3970 or email law external relations.

Jan. 8 Feb. 4    MORSE CHAIR PROFESSOR: Hilary Charlesworth
Hilary Charlesworth directs the Centre for International and Public Law at Australian National University in Canberra. She is the twenty-fourth occupant of the Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics. INFO: http://www.uoregon.edu/~morse/morsechairs.html


Tuesday, January 11    DEDICATION: Many Nations Longhouse
Following a series of private ceremonies for Native groups, the public dedication of the long-awaited longhouse behind the Knight Law Center will take place on Tuesday, January 11 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a salmon feast sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Law professors Rennard Strickland and Mary Wood are interviewed about the project in the December 6 Inside Oregon newsletter. STORY:
Rennard Strickland
Mary Wood
The longhouse story

Tuesday, January 11   
PANEL: New Voices in International Law

4:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M., Room 175. Organized by law professor and Morse Center Resident Scholar Ibrahim Gassama. Featuring Morse professor Hilary Charlesworth, University of Texas law professor Karen Engle and Ileana Porros, Boston College School of Law. INFO: (541) 346-3700.

Wednesday, January 12    Community Conversations: Marijuana
7:30 P.M., Dyment Lounge, Walton Complex across from Knight Law Center. This discussion, part of an ongoing series for dorm residents and community members, features criminal law professor and associate dean Margie Paris as well as Eugene attorney Brian Michaels . Other panelists are David McKula, drug and alcohol counselor, internist Alan Cohn, Chris O’Neill of WorkDrugFree, Kevin Lively from the Compassion Center and moderator Dan Close, UO counseling services. INFO

Tuesday, January 18   Community Conversations: Political Satire
7:30 P.M., Dunn Lounge Hamilton complex. Political Satire:  The Daily Show and South Park” features law professor, artist and musician Keith Aoki plus journalism professor Al Stavitsky, political scientist Eric McGhee and UO students Abram Goodstein, Haley Dillan and Cate Dance. INFO

Friday, January 21        VISITOR: Governor Ted Kulongoski
10:30 A.M. The governor will talk informally about public service careers, tour the Knight Law Center, and meet with the faculty. INFO

Sunday, January 23     OPENING: UO Art Museum
11 A.M. 5:00 P.M. UO’s art museum reopens with a new name after a major remodel – Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. INFO: http://uoma.uoregon.edu

Thursday, January 20  
CAREER SERVICES: Portland Interviews Kickoff
Noon, Room 141.

Tuesday, January 25   
CAREER SERVICES: State Trial Court Clerkships
Noon, Room 141

Wednesday, January 26    LECTURE: The Missing Voice
7:30 P.M., Room 175. Morse Professor Hilary Charlesworth speaks on women and the war in Iraq. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Wayne Morse Center. INFO: (541) 346-3700. http://www.morsechair.uoregon.edu/

Friday, January 28       
PORTLAND: Alumni Mentoring Program Social

Networking for law students with Portland alumni and friends. (Time and place TBA) INFO

Friday, February 11     OPENING:  Natural History Museum
The law school’s neighbor reopens with a major new exhibit of Oregon’s human history and a new name – Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

Saturday, February 12        SYMPOSIUM: Day of Remembrance
All day at the Knight Law Center. “Forging Links to Resist Racism and Discrimination with lessons from the Japanese American internment during WWII and Latino immigration in the new world order. INFO: http://www.morsechair.uoregon.edu/

Friday, February 25          OLSPIF AUCTION
6 P.M.-10 P.M. in the Wayne Morse Commons. Annual fundraiser and party for Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, with legendary auctioneer, Assistant Professor Tom Lininger. INFO

Friday, February 25    DEADLINE: Judges’ Conference
The 2005 O’Connell Conference for attorneys and judges takes place at the law school on March 10. Deadline for registration is Friday, February 25. $50 cost includes lunch.MCLE credit available. Contact Pamela Peake at Harrang, Long, Gary and Rudnick. See March 10 listing. (541) 485-0220.

Monday, February 28    LECTURE: Rising Inequality
7:30 P.M., Room 175. University of Texas economist James K. Galbraith speaks on “Rising Inequality: Facts and Consequences.” He is a Morse Center Distinguished Lecturer. Free and open to the public. Reception follows. INFO: (541) 346-3700. http://www.morsechair.uoregon.edu/

March 3-6             PIELC: Living As If Nature Mattered
The twenty-third Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. INFO: http://www.pielc.org

Thursday, March 10        O’CONNELL CONFERENCE
Come Together: Judges, Attorneys Share the Stage
8:30 A.M. 4:15 P.M. Room 175 and Morse Commons. The annual O’Connell Conference for the Bench and Bar features a keynote by Jeffrey Fisher, the 33-year-old Seattle attorney who won two U.S. Supreme Court cases in a four-month period.
REGISTRATION: Register by February 25. Cost is $50 (includes lunch). MCLE credit available. Contact Pamela Peake at Harrang, Long, Gary and Rudnick (541) 485-0220.

Friday, March 11         OREGON SUPREME COURT VISIT

Oral arguments at the law school. Sponsored by Legal Research and Writing program. INFO

March 21-25                SPRING BREAK

Wednesday, March 30     PRO BONO OPEN HOUSE
Noon, Room 141. INFO

March 31 – April 1              PATRIOT ACT CONFERENCE
Room 175. Begins 3 P.M.  Thursday, All day Friday. Cosponsored by Wayne Morse Center http://www.morsechair.uoregon.edu/  (541) 346-3700

Friday, April 1             OREGON LAW REVIEW BANQUET
6:00 P.M., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Guest speaker: Oregon Supreme Court Justice Paul DeMuniz. INFO

Thursday, April 7         PRO BONO AWARDS
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Wayne Morse Commons  INFO

Friday, April 15       

Both groups will meet in Portland before the Frohnmayer Award banquet. INFO

Friday, April 15  

6:00 P.M. Reception, 7:00 P.M. Dinner. Embassy Suites Hotel, Portland. The fourth annual public service award honors Lawrence A. Aschenbrenner ’57. From 1960s Mississippi to 21st century Alaska, he has defended the poor and disenfranchised with energy and zeal.  Aschenbrenner was Oregon’s first public defender in the early 1960s, first director of the Mississippi office of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights in 1968 and a partner in Oregon’s first public interest law firm in the 1970s. An expert in Indian law, he spent the last twenty years as head of the Native American Rights Fund in Anchorage, Alaska. Lare Aschenbrenner was born in Baker, Oregon and graduated from the law school in 1957. The Frohnmayer Award is sponsored by the UO Law Alumni Association. INFO


April 25-May 9    FINAL EXAMS

Sunday, May 15    COMMENCEMENT: Class of 2005
1:00 P.M., Hult Center, 6th and Willamette in downtown Eugene, followed by a reception in the Commons. INFO

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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