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March 25, 2005

LIFE@LAW: March 28 – April 10, 2005

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
Life@Law March 28 – April 10, 2005
HIGHLIGHTS: Hans Linde on teaching constitutional law, conference on Homeland Insecurity, Public Service Day II, Oregon Law Review banquet with Justice Paul DeMuniz, The American All-Women’s Law School and more
March 21 25            Spring Break
Hope you enjoyed it…. get ready to dive back in. . .
Wednesday, March 30     Pro Bono Open House
Noon, Room 141. INFO
Wednesday, March 30        What’s New in Environmental Law
Noon, Bowerman Center for Environmental and Natural Resources Law (Suite 225). ENR curriculum session on next year’s course offerings, the proposal for an LL.M. in environmental law and more. INFO or drop by Mon-Thurs, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30     SALEM: University of Oregon Day
Join UO President Dave Frohnmayer and other advocates as they meet with legislators throughout the day to discuss higher education and your alma mater. Tim Black, of the UO Office of Public and Government Affairs, swears it’s fun. After you’ve done your part, the UO will host a reception in the Capitol from 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Let the organizers know if you plan to attend.
Thursday, March 31     LECTURE: Hans Linde on Teaching Constitutional Law
4:00 P.M., Room 110. Hans Linde, a retired Oregon Supreme Court justice and a former UO law faculty member, has taught at Berkeley, UCLA, NYU, and Stanford. He is now a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Willamette University College of Law and is one of the nation’s foremost experts on federal and state constitutional law. Sponsored by the law faculty Lectures and Awards committee and open to the university community. INFO
March 31-April 1        CONFERENCE: Homeland INSecurity
A free, two-day public discussion of race, immigration and labor in post-September 11 U.S.A. As the response to the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon changed into a permanent War on Terror, some American residents have experienced more drastic changes than others. Find out how refugees, guest workers, and minority communities experience the new policies at this scholarly conference sponsored by Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and CODAC.
Friday, April 1          All About Family Law
Noon, Room 184. Academic advising meeting for students interested in family law, advocacy and elder law. INFO
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
Saturday, April 2        Public Service Day
For the second glorious year in a row. . .Breakfast in the Commons, 8:30 A.M., into the community by 9:00 a.m. and back at noon for lunch… Agencies served include Habitat for Humanity, FOOD for Lane County Raptor Center, Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, ARC of Lane County, Committed Partners for Youth, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and Prevention and Recovery NW. Sponsored by Public Interest Public Service Program (PIPS).
Tuesday, April 5        Business Law: An Introduction
 4:15 P.M., Room 141. Find out about the UO’s business law classes, what they cover, the best order in which to take them and, of course, how they pay off in the practice of business law. The law school’s superb business law faculty will guide you through this process, before they join you for a wine and cheese reception at the Law & Entrepreneurship Center. The talent: Rob Illig, Andrea Coles-Bjerre, Judd Sneirson, Barbara Aldave, Steve Bender, Carl Bjerre, Jim Mooney, Nancy Shurtz and Ted McAniff. The producers: Law and Entrepreneurship Student Association, Minority Law Students Association and Women’s Law Forum. INFO
Thursday, April 7         Pro Bono Awards
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Wayne Morse Commons. A gala celebration of UO law students’ sterling efforts. Wine and hors d’oeuvres. INFO
Saturday, April 9         Visiting Day
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Our stealth researcher recently divulged information that suggests admitted students become matriculated students by talking to current students. So, current students, please do your bit.
The Sophisticatos, one of the incarnations of our fabulous faculty and student band, will play the reception late in the afternoon. INFO
Saturday, April 9        Minority Law Day
Featuring undergraduate preparation for law school and other useful information. INFO

Welcome to the Club
Steve Bender, who was just honored with the James and Ilene Hershner law professorship, has more to add to the space after his name: member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. You can’t ask to get into this organization – current members must invite you based on outstanding professional reputation, at least 10 years of substantial experience in real estate law, substantial contributions to the improvement of real estate law and practice, and creating a more informed bar and public through writing, teaching, bar or legislative activities or other public service. Congratulations!
Steve Bender’s website 
ACREL website
The All-Woman Law School
Associate Dean Margie Paris writes, I recommend a read of Nancy Shurtz’s ‘Lighting the Lantern: Visions of a Virtual All-Women’s Law School,’ just out in the Hastings Women’s Law Journal (Vol. 16, No.1). The article takes a virtual tour through the orientation program of The ‘American All-Women’s Law School,’ and it includes in lengthy footnotes the extensive research in which Nancy engaged. Great idea, fun text, amazing scholarship!
Meanwhile, Shurtz will be traveling to California this month to discuss an actual women’s law school at Mills College  an Oakland women’s college that decided to stay that way after a lengthy debate several years ago. They consider Shurtz’s vision a great match for theirs.
Nancy Shurtz’s website
Hastings Women’s Law Journal Sample copy order form:
Hometown Hero
Law professor Leslie Harris writes, The Eugene Human Rights Program recently named visiting law professor Svitlana Kravchenko a Hometown Human Rights Hero at the celebration of the 56th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The award recognized her for her “Human Rights for ALL” program. Kravchenko was the keynoter at the celebration, speaking on A Precious Right to Vote’ and the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
Svitlana Kravchenko’s website

The Town Hall
Liane Inkster Richardson, our assistant dean for student affairs, will be one of four new regional members of the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. She can carpool with Merv Loya, assistant dean and director of career services, who is an elected delegate as well. The OSB House of Delegates replaced the ‘town hall’ meeting of members in 1996. Delegates decide on disciplinary rule changes, bar positions on major legislative and policy issues, and member resolutions on a variety of topics.
OSB Delegates website
Thursday, April 14            BROWN BAG: Oregon Land Use Law
Noon, Room 110. Interested in practicing land use law? Wonder what’s happening in Oregon? Law professor Tom Lininger moderates this discussion sponsored by the ENR Sustainable Land Use Project. INFO

Thursday, April 14        LECTURE: Coif Distinguished Visitor John Coffee
4:00 P.M., Room 110. John Coffee is the Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor for the 2004-5 academic year; he will speak on corporate and securities law. Coffee is the Adolf Berle Professor and director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia University Law School. Sponsored by the law faculty Lectures and Awards committee and open to the university community. INFO
Friday, April 15    MEETINGS: Dean’s Advisory Council, Alumni Board
Both groups will meet in Portland before the Frohnmayer Award banquet. INFO

Friday, April 15    BANQUET: Frohnmayer Award for Public Service
6:00 P.M. Reception, 7:00 P.M. Dinner. Embassy Suites Hotel, 319 SW Pine St., 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. The Frohnmayer Award is sponsored by the UO Law Alumni Association. Tickets cost $75 per person, $40 for attorneys and employees of public service/public interest organizations. INFO: (541) 346-3970 or email 
April 22        Last day of spring semester classes
Friday, April 22     LAW FACULTY WORKSHOP: Bernard Harcourt
Noon, Lewis Lounge. The law faculty will meet for lunch and a workshop with Bernard Harcourt, who teaches criminal law at the University of Chicago. His scholarship focuses on issues of crime and punishment from an empirical and social theoretic perspective. INFO
April 25-May 9    Spring semester 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. Jeff Adachi, the elected San Francisco Public Defender, will speak. 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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