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August 15, 2005

LIFE@LAW: August 15-29, 2005

News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
August 15-29, 2005


1Ls and master’s degree students – You have no idea how much fun you’ll have at UO Law…and we’re glad to have you back, vacationers, 2Ls and 3Ls!

Monday, August 15
ORIENTATION: Law Class of 2008
All day, Room 175
(Don’t forget the class picture at 11:15. This will become incredibly valuable around 2085.)
Full schedule:( Select “student services — orientation)

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: (541) 346-3042 (See August 26 listing)

Tuesday, August 16
Law Orientation continues     
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. Attractions include classic American picnic food, volleyball games, clown, face painting, cotton candy and live music by the Greg Goebel Trio. INFO: (541) 346-1558

Tuesday, August 16

ORIENTATION: Conflict and Dispute Resolution Masters Program (CDR)
9:00 A.M., Lewis Lounge. INFO or call (541) 346-3042
Wednesday, August 17
First day of law school classes

Wednesday, August 17
CAREER SERVICES: The Nuts and Bolts of On Campus Interviewing
Noon, Room 141. Get ready – the first on campus interviews begin September 6. (Wait on this one, 1Ls — your time will come later.) INFO: (541) 346-3847

Thursday, August 18  
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Lewis Lounge.First conflict resolution master’s degree class. Associate Professor Michael Moffitt and Associate Dean Jamie Moffitt will host a dinner in their home for program faculty and students at 6:30 P.M. (optional).

Friday, August 19   
Torts professor and art czar Dominic Vetri announces the third in the law schools series of photography exhibits in our second floor gallery.  James Guay makes dramatic abstract images of solid, everyday places and things. His influences include Miles Davis, Marc Rothko and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Exhibit runs through January 6. Most prints available for purchase.

Wednesday, August 24
CAREER SERVICES: Beyond OCI: Job Searching Elsewhere
Noon, Room 141. INFO: (541) 346-3847

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 (541) 346-3821.

Thursday, August 25
LAND AIR WATER: Public Meeting
Noon, Room TBA. INFO: L-A-W@law.uoregon.edu

Friday, August 26
PHI ALPHA DELTA: Welcome Party
8:00 P.M. — 12 Midnight. Morse Commons. Eat, drink and party with the faculty rock band, The Garden Weasels. Sponsored by the law school ’s Williams Chapter of PAD, the law fraternity. All welcome. Cost is $3 for PAD members, $5 everyone else. Tickets include beer, wine, soft drinks, food, and entertainment. INFO

Friday and Saturday, 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

Tuesday, August 30  
OPEN HOUSE: Environmental Law
Noon, Bowerman Environmental Law Center. Environmental and Natural Resources Law program open house — welcome, students! INFO: (541) 346-3845 


While you’ve been away this summer, the faculty has been playing the role of Rangers in “Lord of the Rings” — keeping the people (legally) safe.  Here’s a taste of some of the faculty law reform efforts:

Although the state legislature was hesitant to clarify Oregon’s land use laws, now cast into confusion by the passage of Measure 37, Keith Aoki  walked boldly into the fray. He wrote two opeds for the state’s major dailies. One is on the relationship of Measure 37 to the Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London. The other discusses a market-based way out of the Measure 37 maze

After that, Aoki — who was an artist before he was a lawyer – drew a cartoon textbook on intellectual property law for filmmakers, soon to be inked, published and available to you and me.

Two law faculty worked with state lawmakers this summer to protect victims of domestic violence.

Merle Weiner was instrumental in seeing that the new tort of custodial interference (SB 1041) recognizes that domestic violence victims are often those fleeing and the application of the tort to them would be inappropriate. The bill was passed by both houses and is awaiting the governor’s signature. It was sponsored by Senator Avel Gordly (D-Portland.)  

Weiner, who coauthored the first book on international family law, also keynoted a spring conference in Seattle on The Hague Convention, a 1980 act dealing with international child abduction.

A brutal Lane County murder was on Tom Lininger’s mind when he crafted a bill to allow hearsay evidence in cases of domestic violence, elder abuse and child abuse.

Ocean and Coastal law center director Richard Hildreth commented on the dangers to neighboring populations if non-native oysters are introduced in to the Chesapeake Bay in a letter published in the journal Science on July 8. He’s been part of a group of scientists working on this issue for several years.

Michael Moffitt, who is one of the forces behind the new conflict and resolution master’s degree, was profiled in the Eugene Register Guard — sometimes, he said, people just need to be sued….

Which notable faculty member is required reading at Georgetown Law?  Our own Garrett Epps. His book, “To An Unknown God: Religious Freedom on Trial” is thought necessary to the formation of legal minds at Georgetown.  The book about a famous Oregon case on religious use of peyote was shortlisted for the ABA Silver Gavel Award a couple of years ago.

All events at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene unless otherwise noted. Dates, times and details of events may change — use the contact numbers and emails just to make sure.


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