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February 8, 2005

LIFE@LAW: February 7 – 20, 2005

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law

Life@Law February 7 – 20, 2005

HIGHLIGHTS:  Ninth Circuit chief judge lectures, Eugene and Portland events on mindfulness skills in law practice, The Business Edge panel, Regional client counseling competition, Art and Wine Show, Remembering the WWII Japanese Internment, Tax judges visit and more

Thursday, February 10    EXTERNSHIPS: Oregon Tax Court
Noon, Room 141. Workshop with Oregon Tax Court Judge Henry Breithaupt ’75 and Presiding Magistrate Jill Tanner and law clerk Bridget Musgrave. INFO: (541) 346-3847

Thursday, February 10    LECTURE: Haiti After the Coup
5:15 P.M., Room 110. Brian Concannon, Jr., who has prosecuted human rights cases in Haiti since 1995, will speak on Justice and Human Rights in Haiti After the Coup. Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild and Morse Center.  

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. FULL STORY
Friday, February 11    SOCIAL: Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt
4:30 P.M.-6:30 P.M., Oregon Electric Station, 27 E. Fifth Ave., downtown Eugene. Lead recruiters for the Pacific Northwest business law firm host this social for UO 1Ls and 2Ls. Join Kent Roberts, hiring chair; Ann Talcott ’96, hiring committee; and Karen Kervin, recruiting director Friday afternoon. INFO

Friday, February 11        PANEL: The Business Edge
5:00 P.M., Room 110. Counsel for large and small businesses tell all – the chaos caused by Enron, WorldCom and other bankruptcies, how to work with growing businesses, how to get in-house and maintaining integrity once you are there.  Sponsored by Law and Entrepreneurship Student Association (LESA). Speakers: Ed Belsheim ’78, InfoSpace; Jennifer Dumas ’98, Avanade Inc.; Jill Fetherstonhaugh, The Business Law Centre;Thomas Tongue ’99, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. INFO

Friday, February 11       
PORTLAND: The Contemplative Practitioner
A daylong conference and CLE with law professors and mediators Len Riskin and Charles Wiggins. They will explore mindfulness meditation and its applications in law and dispute resolution. Sponsored by ADR and Oregon Mediation Association. INFO: (541) 346-3042. FULL STORY

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. 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. FULL STORYINFO: (541) 343-2874.
Wednesday, February 16       
9th Circuit Judge Mary M. Schroeder
6:30 P.M., Room 175. The first woman to occupy the chief judge spot will speak on Whatever Happened to Diversity? A 5:00 p.m. panel discussion with Schroeder and a number of other women appellate judges will precede her talk. Panelists include U.S. District Judges Ann Aiken and Anna Brown, U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stewart and retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Susan Leeson. Free and open to the public. FULL STORY

Thursday, February 17        Art and Wine Show
8:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M., Morse Commons. Third year class fundraiser. 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…. INFO

Friday, February 18    SOCIAL: Stoel Rives
Oregon Electric Station, 27 E. Fifth Ave., downtown Eugene. The Portland office of the five-state firm hosts a social for UO 1Ls. INFO 


Friday, February 25     OLSPIF Auction
Annual fundraiser and party for Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund. The organizers promise music, beer, wine, a live auction hosted by our own Professor Tom Lininger, shenanigans of various sorts . . . in short, it’ll be great fun. INFO

Friday, February 25    Last day to register for O’Connell Conference
$50 cost includes lunch. MCLE credit available. (541) 485-0220 or E-MAIL

Thursday, March 3-Sunday, March 6   
PIELC: Living As If Nature Mattered
23rd Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Keynoters include:Bill Devall, who inspired the theme for this year’s conference with his book Deep Ecology, Living as if Nature Mattered, Zygmunt Plater whose Tennessee snaildarter case established the importance of the Endangered Species Act, Samuel Epstein, a leading cancer researcher…..and more.

Friday, March 4        CAREER SERVICES: Portland Interviews
All day, UO Portland Center, 2nd and Yamhill downtown. Interviews with Portland’s smaller legal employers. Career Services says, Based on past experience, employers who participate will be looking either for 2Ls for summer or 3Ls for next fall. INFO

Friday, March 4        SOCIAL: Tonkon Torp
Marché Cafe, 296 E. Fifth Ave., Fifth Street Public Market. Portland firm hosts a social for UO 1Ls. INFO
Thursday, March 10   
CONFERENCE: Bench and Bar Come Together
8:30 A.M.-4:15 P.M., Knight Law Center. Judges and attorneys share the stage at this year’s O’Connell Conference with keynote Revolution: How a Northwest Lawyer Transformed Criminal Procedure in the U.S. with Seattle attorney Jeffrey Fisher, who won two U.S. Supreme Court cases in four months. INFO

Friday, March 11         OREGON SUPREME COURT VISIT
Oral arguments at the law school. Sponsored by Legal Research and Writing program. Afterwards, invited guests will join the justices for a reception in the Lewis Lounge.

March 21-25        Spring Break

Wednesday, March 30     Pro Bono Open House
Noon, Room 141. 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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