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January 24, 2005

LIFE@LAW: Voices from the Orange Revolution, Garrett Epps on defending freedom, JELL symposium on Oregon Water Quality, Morse Professor on women and war in Iraq and more

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
January 24 February 6, 2005

HIGHLIGHTS: Standing up to fear in Ukraine, JELL symposium on water quality in Oregon, Garrett Epps on defending freedom, Morse professor on women and the war in Iraq, Governor talks on public service, Federal district judge and Eugene’s mayor visit, and more

Monday, January 24    PANEL: Standing Up to Fear

4:30 P.M., Room 175. Three visiting law professors from Ukraine, a UO political scientist, and law school alum with strong ties to the region will speak about the popular response to a contested election that became the Orange Revolution. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Human Rights for ALL program.

Tuesday, January 25    FAREWELL PARTY: Connie Tapp
3:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M., Lewis Lounge. A celebration of the law school’s former alumni and development officer and her 25 years of service. 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.
Thursday, January 27   
PANEL: Oregon’s Water Quality Standards

4:00 P.M., Room 110. The Journal of Environmental Law and Litigationhosts a panel discussion “Environmental Justice in Oregon’s Water Quality Standards:  Considering Fish Consumption Rates When Setting Toxic Criteria.” with speakers from Umatilla Confederated Tribes, Oregon DEQ and Northwest Environmental Advocates. Reception follows in Lewis Lounge. INFO

Wednesday, February 2   
WOMEN’S LAW FORUM: Mayor Kitty Piercy
Noon, Room 175. Brown bag lunch, short talk and a chance to ask questions of Eugene’s new mayor, Kitty Piercy. Sponsored by the Women’s Law Forum. INFO

Friday, February 4        BROWN BAG: Judicial Externships
Noon, Room 184. Learn about judicial externships from Oregon federal district judge Ann Aiken and her clerks Danette Bloomer ’95 and Jolie Russo and from Eugene attorney Mindy Wittkop ’97, Doyle Gartland Nelson McCleery & Wade. INFO

Friday, February 4        RECEPTION: Portland Mentor Program
5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M., Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, 1211 S.W. Fifth Ave, 19th floor. Kickoff reception for law students who want to connect with life and the law in Portland. Wear business casual. (Note from our Portland mentors: this is a networking opportunity – save the job search for another time.) INFO: Brooke Burns, (503) 224-5560.

Saturday, February 5    Pacific Northwest Career Fair
All day. Lewis and Clark College. The annual event features interviews and information from government agencies and public interest organizations. Cost: $10. INFO


Oregon’s Top Public Servant Visits
During a visit and tour of the Knight Law Center on January 21, Gov. Ted Kulongoski said he is absolutely convinced that a strong higher education system is essential to a stable economy. Brainpower is key to Oregon’s success in the global marketplace, he said in informal remarks to the law faculty last Friday. The governor warned that much needs to be done to convince voters that Oregon’s future depends as much on its colleges and universities as its K-through-12 public schools. Kulongoski and his wife, Mary Oberst ’84, spoke to students on the value of public service, took a quick tour of the Knight Law Center, and attended an informal reception accompanied by university president Dave Frohnmayer, Dean Laird Kirkpatrick and Wayne Morse Center director Margaret Hallock .
GARRETT EPPS: What did you do to defend freedom?

In a January 23 opinion column in the Eugene Register-Guard, constitutional law professor Garrett Epps wrote, “I  found myself recently thinking about all the people who lived in Italy in the 1920s, or Germany in the 1930s, or the Soviet Union when the Great Purges began. . They were people just like us, and during those years they did many marvelous things. . .   And yet in the years afterwards, when those people talk about their lives, we want to ask them only one thing. . . When the rule of law was suspended, what did you do? When the thugs came in the night to your neighbors’ doors, what did you do? When the press was silenced and corrupted, what did you do? “


Thursday, February 10    EXTERNSHIPS: Oregon Tax Court
Noon, Room 141. Workshop with Oregon Tax Court Judge Henry Breithaupt ’75, Presiding Magistrate Jill Tanner and law clerk Bridget Musgrave. INFO

Thursday, February 10    LECTURE: Mindfulness and Mediation
6:00 P.M-8:00 P.M., Room 175. Len Riskin, who teaches at U Missouri-Columbia law school, explores The Contemplative Practitioner: Mindfulness Skills in Law and Mediation. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Program. INFO: (541) 346-3042.

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. INFO

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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