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August 3, 2005




Conferences, workshops, lectures and special events at the University of Oregon School of Law during fall semester, 2005. These are preliminary dates and times and may change – check the contact websites, emails or telephone numbers for the most current information.

August 10-16  
ORIENTATION: Law Class of 2008
Welcome, 1Ls! Full story  INFO: (541) 346-3986
Monday, August 15       
DEADLINE: Basic Mediation Training signup
Last day to sign up for the 30-hour basic mediation training offered August 26 and 27 and September 2 and 3 at the law school. INFO (See August 26 listing)

Tuesday, August 16
ORIENTATION: Conflict resolution master’s degree students 
INFO: (541) 346-3042 
Wednesday, August 24       
RECEPTION: New Faculty, Adjuncts and Visitors
4:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M., Faculty Lounge (3rd floor). Associate Dean Margie Paris says, A great opportunity to thank our wonderful adjuncts and visitors, and to welcome new faculty. INFO
Monday and Tuesday, August 26-27
Friday and Saturday, September 2-3
WORKSHOP: Basic Mediation Training
Knight Law Center.  Basic mediation training with focus on communication, uncovering disputant’s interests and helping participants find their own solutions. The 30-hour training focuses on mediator skills. At the end, you will be able to work in a community mediation setting and will have developed skills for the conflicts of everyday life. Cost is $175 for students, $450 for UO faculty and staff. Includes materials, lunches and refreshments. Write checks to UO School of Law. Payment must accompany registration. INFO


FIRST PEOPLES: The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics begins its 2005-7 program of lectures, visitors, resident scholars and events on its two-year theme of Indigenous Peoples: National Policy and International Human Rights.

MORSE PROFESSOR: Wilma Mankiller is the 2005-6 Wayne Morse Professor of Law and Politics. The author and activist served 8 years as the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. She will be a guest of the Ethnic Studies Program offices in McKenzie Hall on the main campus. Mankiller will arrive on September 24 shortly before UO fall classes begin and will be in residence until December 1.

Friday, September 16        Constitution and Citizenship Day
Room 175. Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler will deliver the Constitution Day welcome at noon, followed by a panel discussion with constitutional law faculty. This year, the law school hosts the statewide event honoring the final meeting of the Constitutional Congress and the signing of the United States Constitution that took place in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. It will be telecast to all of the other public university campuses in Oregon. Free and open to the public. More event details to come contact Assistant Dean Liane Richardson.
Read the Constitution:

Friday and Saturday, September 16-17   
Classes of 1955, 1980 and 1985 celebrate. INFO: (541) 346-3865
Saturday, September 17       
2:00 P.M. tailgater at Mallard Park Estates, Autzen Stadium. Sponsored by the UO Law Alumni Association and the Student Bar Association. UO vs. Fresno State, 4:00 P.M. Kickoff. EVENTS HOTLINE: (541) 346-3970.
Friday and Saturday, September 23-24   
Classes of 1965 and 1975 celebrate. INFO: (541) 346-3865. 
Saturday, September 24
2:00 P.M. Tailgater at Mallard Park Estates, Autzen Stadium. Sponsored by the UO Law Alumni Association and the Student Bar Association. UO vs. USC, 4:00 P.M. Kickoff. EVENTS HOTLINE: (541) 346-3970.
Friday, September 30
SYMPOSIUM: Against the Grain: Working for the Public Interest
Noon-5:00 P.M., Wayne Morse Commons, Rooms 110 and 175. As a law clerk, keynoter John Affeldt assisted in the trial of Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, recently served as lead counsel in a 2004 class action that won new educational guarantees for thousands of California’s poorest school children and now heads Public Advocates, a thirty-five-year-old San Francisco law firm that advocates for the poor and dispossessed. California Lawyer magazine named him 2004 Attorney of the Year. He will be joined by others who have chosen to work in the public interest at this symposium organized by PIPS, the law school’s public interest/public service program.
Friday, October 7  
SYMPOSIUM: Sustainable Land Use
Room 175. Measure 37 and sustainable land use is the topic of this year’s Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation symposium. INFO 


Friday, October 14

Noon-1:00 P.M., Legal Theory Workshop with Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School professor and codirector of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture. INFO 

Thursday, October 20
SYMPOSIUM: Sovereignty and Native Education
1:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M., UO Many Nations Longhouse. Morse Distinguished Speaker Peterson Zah speaks on “The Navajo Sovereignty in Education Act of 2005.” U Minnesota historian Brenda Child is a keynote speaker. INFO: (541) 346-3700. 
Friday and Saturday, October 21-22
CONFERENCE: Tribal Water Advocacy Conference
8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Knight Law Center. Organized by the Center for Tribal Water Advocacy and sponsored by the Morse Center.  
Friday, November 4 
Dean’s Advisory Council and UO Law Alumni Association board meetings. INFO: (541) 346-3970
Saturday, November 5
8:00 A.M., Run and walk from Hayward Field through campus to the Knight Law Center at the seventh annual Duck Dash. INFO: (541) 346-3970.
Saturday, November 5
HOMECOMING: Law Tailgater
10:30 A.M. Tailgater at Mallard Park Estates, Autzen Stadium. RSVP (541) 346-3970. UO v. California, 12:30 P.M. kickoff. (time may change) Sponsored by the UO Law Alumni Association and the Student Bar Association.
Wednesday, November 9   
PUBLIC LECTURE: Context is Everything
7:00 P.M., EMU Ballroom, 1222 E. 13th Avenue. Morse Professor Wilma Mankiller will speak on Context is Everything: History and Culture in Contemporary Tribal Life. Free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. INFO: (541) 346-3700.
Thursday, November 10
SYMPOSIUM: Women in Tribal Leadership
9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. UO Many Nations Longhouse, (behind the law school). Symposium on women’s leadership and indigenous feminism with keynoter Rebecca Tsosie, director of the Indian Legal Program at Arizona State University. Honoring Morse Professor Wilma Mankiller and Sue Shaffer, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians. INFO: (541) 346-3700.
Wednesday, November 16      
RECEPTION: Wilma Mankiller
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Lane. Honoring 2005-6 Morse Professor Wilma Mankiller. INFO: (541) 346-3700
Friday, November 18
CONFERENCE: Business Innovation & Law 2005 
8:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M., Portland World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon. The law school’s Portland Program presents Business Innovation and Law 2005: Business Lawyering in the Pacific Rim Economy. Speakers will examine how the business and legal culture of China and other Pacific Rim countries affect partnerships with Oregon business. CLE credits pending.
INFO: (541) 346-3042 or Portland Programs.

Monday, November 28        Last day of fall semester classes.


December 1-19                 Fall semester examinations

December 20-January 8        Winter break

December 31           
Evidence expert Laird Kirkpatrick steps down as dean. Kirkpatrick is the Hollis Professor of Legal Procedure. He is a 1968 graduate of the law school and has been a member of the faculty since 1974.


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