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August 2, 2005

AUGUST 10-16 ORIENTATION: Welcome Class of 2008!

Welcome Law Class of 2008!
Welcome master’s degree students!
Assistant Dean Liane Richardson says, We want orientation to be helpful, supportive and energizing! We intend to take away the fear of law school and inspire you!
INFO: (541) 346-3986   Full schedule
Wednesday and Thursday, August 10 -11. 
Minoru Yasui * Pre-orientation
Room 110. A welcome for all non-traditional law students. If you are a student of color, have been out of school eight years or more, have children at home, have a disability, or simply know you would be happier with a little extra help before classes begin, this is for you. Full schedule
INFO: (541) 346-3896.
ORIENTATION: Class of 2008
Friday through Tuesday, August 12-16   

Full schedule
INFO: (541) 346-3896

Friday, August 12        
Law School Convocation
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M., Room 175.
Friday, August 12        
Time, place tba. A number of student organizations want you to feel loved. They are bringing side dishes, the law school is providing drinks and main dishes. Sponsored by Women’s Law Forum, Minority Law Student Association, Black LSA, Asian/Pacific LSA, Latino/Latina LSA and OUTLaws. (optional event) INFO
Friday, August 12      
Three Mile Run
3:30 P.M., Meet at the basketball court on the south side of the law school. All paces and degrees of fitness welcome. (optional event) INFO
Friday, August 12
MOVIE: Animal House
8:00 P.M., Room 110. The classic college movie starring the immortal John Belushi was filmed right here in River City (optional event).
Saturday, August 13
9:00 A.M., Meet at the law school. Sign up soon for Land Air Water‘s famous annual raft trip. Cost: $10. Preregistration required (Maximum 30 rafters) LAW provides rafts, oars, life vests, dry bags, coolers and shuttle service. You bring lunch, sunscreen, towels and swimming gear. Sign up.

Saturday, August 13
OPPORTUNITY: Public Service
8:30 A.M. Noon, meet at the Commons for breakfast, carpool to FOOD for Lane County to work in the garden and package food in the kitchen. Sponsored by the school that has won the state pro bono award four years in a row! (optional event). INFO

Sunday, August 14 
NATURE: Hike Fall Creek
3:00 P.M., meet in the Commons for easy hiking and swimming in beautiful Fall Creek, 25 miles east of Eugene. (optional event).Sponsored by the students who run the largest, oldest public interest law conference in the world! INFO
Tuesday, August 16       
ORIENTATION:Conflict and Dispute Resolution Masters Program (CDR)
INFO: (541) 346-3042
9:00 A.M., Lewis Lounge.
Tuesday, August 16       
All Law School Picnic
5:00 P.M., Courtyard. Food, fun and fellowship for law students, faculty, staff, spouses, partners, children and Loved Ones. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. INFO: (541) 346-1558
Wednesday, August 17  
LAW STUDENTS: And we’re off!
First day of law school classes
Thursday, August 18   
10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M., Lewis Lounge. First day of CDR Program class.


* About Minoru Yasui: On the evening of March 28, 1942, UO graduate Minoru Yasui ’37, LL.B. ’39 broke the law. He walked up and down Portland’s Third Avenue for two hours and insisted on being arrested for breaking curfew laws specifically aimed at Japanese citizens after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Yasui spent the weekend in the drunk tank. Convicted and stripped of his U.S. citizenship, he underwent months of indignity and solitary confinement before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1943 reinstated his citizenship. Through the 1970s and 1980s, Denver community leader and civil rights attorney Yasui fought for redress and apology. He died in 1986, just two years before redress legislation was passed and signed. 


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