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
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.
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
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
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.