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January 10, 2005

LIFE@LAW: International scholars visit, Governor’s tour, Many Nations Longhouse, Professor chairs Criminal Justice Commission and more

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
LIFE@LAW January 10-23

HIGHLIGHTS: Visiting international scholars discuss U.S. and the World, Portland Program hosts admission information sessions, Strickland and Wood on the new Many Nations Longhouse, Gov. Kulongoski tours law school, Lininger new chair of Criminal Justice Commission, Orange Revolution comes to Eugene, and more

Monday, January 10    WELCOME TEA: Hilary Charlesworth
10:00 A.M., Faculty lounge. The Wayne Morse Center welcomes its twenty-fourth Morse professor, Hilary Charlesworth, as well as visitors Karen Engle and Ileana Porras. (See January 11 listing.) Charlesworth directs the Centre for International and Public Law at Australian National University in Canberra. She will be in residence through February 4. Morse Center website


Monday, January 10    LECTURE: Feminism and its (Dis)contents
11:45 A.M.- 1:15 P.M., Karen Engle will speak on criminalizing wartime rape in Bosnia. Sponsored by Faculty Lectures and Awards committee and the Morse Center. INFO: (541) 346-3700.

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. Three rising young scholars discuss the international role of the United States and the challenges of economic and social inequity, nuclear proliferation, AIDS, terrorism, and gender violence. 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 Porras, 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, Eugene attorney Brian Michaels and others. INFO

Tuesday, January 18     CAREER SERVICES: Department of Justice
Noon, EMU Fir Room. A panel of Oregon Department of Justice attorneys will speak about opportunities for summer clerkships in the DOJ.

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 and others. INFO

Wednesday, January 19    PORTLAND PROGRAM:  Interested in UO Law? 
Admissions dean Larry Seno and Portland Program director Steve Bender host three admission information sessions on Wednesday afternoon at the downtown UO Portland Center at 2nd and Yamhill. 12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M., 1:30 P.M. – 2:15 P.M., and 5:15 P.M. – 6:00 P.M., Come one, come all!  INFO
Thursday, January 20   CAREER SERVICES: Portland Interviews
Noon, Room 141. Kickoff for the Portland Interview Program. 
Thursday, January 20     PIPS: Paul Hoffman
The Public Interest/Public Service student group hosts southern California attorney Paul Hoffman. He was the lead attorney on a Supreme Court case that exposed constitutional problems in the handling of suspected terrorists. Hoffman’s web page. INFO

Friday, January 21        VISITOR: Governor Ted Kulongoski
10:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M., Room 175. The governor and his wife, alumna Mary Oberst ’84, will talk informally about public service careers at 10 A.M. Afterwards, they will tour the Knight Law Center, including Oregon’s Office for Community Dispute Resolution, whose future funding will be decided during this legislative session. At 11:00 A.M., the governor will meet with the faculty in the faculty lounge. INFO

Friday, January 21        CAREER SERVICES: The Right Fit
12:30- 2:00, Room 141. Explore how your personality and personal preferences fit the legal profession. Mike Long, program attorney with Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, will administer and discuss the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) . INFO

Friday, January 21        EUGENE CITY CLUB: Hilary Charlesworth
The 2005 Wayne Morse Professor is the featured speaker at this meeting of the INFO: (541) 346-3700.

Friday, January 21          DEADLINE: Career Fair Resumes
5:00 P.M., Career Services office. Resumes and cover letters due today for the annual Pacific Northwest Career Fair, to be held at Lewis & Clark College Saturday, February 5. The annual event features interviews and information from government agencies and public interest organizations. Cost: $10. 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. A branch of Eugene’s Marché restaurant is already serving eager members of the UO community on the south side of the remodeled building Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30. (Your Editor recommends the winter soups and homemade pate’.) Museum website.


Voices from the Orange Revolution
Rumor has it that three visiting professors from Lviv National University will speak to the law school about the Orange Revolution the popular and perfectly-organized uprising in Ukraine that successfully replayed a contested presidential election.

Andriy Andrusevych teaches international environmental law, tourism
law, international negotiations, and environmental rights. Natalia Andrusevych teaches European Union law. Zoryana Kozak teaches labor law, and supervises the environmental law clinical program. All of them are on the staff of Ecopravo-Lviv, a public interest environmental law organization.

For the next few weeks, they will work in the Environmental Law Center on the second floor. INFO

The Chairman
Gov. Ted Kulongoski made it official in December Assistant Professor Tom Lininger is now chair of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. He has been acting chair since 2003 and a member since 1998. With a budget of $12 million, the bipartisan commission helps plans criminal justice policy, writes Oregon’s sentencing guidelines and administers grant money for juvenile crime prevention. Chairman Lininger says top priorities for 2004 include reconsidering the state’s sentencing guidelines and advising the legislature on combating methamphetamine trafficking. Commission website

State Department human rights advisor Ajay Bhatt reported from Madras, India during the recent earthquake and massive tsunami that caused so much heartbreak and devastation in the region. Hear his interview with Robert Siegel of NPR’s All Things Considered, aired on December 27, 2004.
 (Thanks for the tip to Ajay’s classmate, Stuart Platt, a staff attorney with Preston Gates in Seattle.)

Make New Friends but Keep the Old…
Condolence messages have been pouring in from federal judges, the attorney general, board members, and distinguished alums from all over the state. Why? They’re going to miss a very good friend. During her silver anniversary year at the law school, the assistant director of development and alumni relations, Connie Tapp, decided to explore the view from Johnson Hall. Beginning January 10, she will be working in the president’s office as executive assistant to the UO general counsel. It has been a true honor and privilege for me to have served this law school for 25 1/2 years. I love this school! Tapp said. She knows all of our secrets and now will get to know the university’s as well. There’s a book in there somewhere, Connie ….

Ethically Speaking
On January 1, new Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct took effect. Law professor and real property expert Steve Bender has gathered his colleagues to help the practicing bar get ahead of the curve former prosecutor Tom Lininger and business law specialist Judd Sneirson join Bender in a series of one-hour CLE presentations they will bring to law offices or any location- in the Portland metro area. They can clarify the high points of the ethics rules, discuss corporate misconduct under the new rules, and explore the multijurisdictional practice of law under Oregon rules. INFO

Tuesday, January 25    FAREWELL PARTY: Connie Tapp
3:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M., Lewis Lounge. INFO:(541) 346-3865.

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. Morse Center website

Friday, January 28        PORTLAND: Alumni Mentoring Program Social
Networking for law students with Portland alumni and friends. (Time and place TBA) INFO

Saturday, February 5    Pacific Northwest Career Fair
All day. Lewis and Clark College. See January 21 listing.

Friday, February 11    OPENING: UO 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. Museum website

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

Friday and Saturday, February 18-19    Moot Court Competition
UO law hosts the regional Client Counseling Competition this year. Teams from ten law schools will attend a reception on Friday night and will compete all day Saturday. Once before, our team won the international competition maybe it will happen again….

Friday, February 25     OLSPIF AUCTION
Annual fundraiser and party for Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund. 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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