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September 22, 2005

LIFE@LAW: September 22 – October 9

Thursday, September 22   
LECTURE: Barbara Flagg on Critical Race Theory
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Washington University law professor Barbara Flagg will present a work in progress on constitutional law and critical race theory. Second in the Faculty Lectures & Awards series. INFO
Friday, September 23       
LECTURE: Werner Heun on the European Monetary UnionWerner Heun, a German legal and political science academician, will speak on the European monetary union and its expansion to the eastern European countries. INFO

Friday, September 23       
PANEL: Jury Selection
1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Room 184. Joe Metcalfe, who teaches criminal law and trial practice, will moderate a discussion on jury selection by a panel of trial attorneys. The panelists are plaintiff’s lawyer Don Corson ’85, whose Eugene practice emphasizes catastrophic personal injuries; Los Angeles attorney Tom Dempsey ’69, president of TLPJ, a national trial lawyer’s public interest firm and  Lawrence Riff ’82 of Steptoe and Johnson’s Los Angeles office,  who defends oil and chemical companies in toxic torts cases. Free and open to the public. INFO
Saturday, September 24   
2:00 P.M., Mallard Park, east side of Autzen stadium. Free food, beer, wine and sodas from the Wild Duck brewery before the USC game, courtesy of your Student Bar Association and Law Alumni Association. Reservations required. INFO
Saturday, September 24   
REUNIONS: 1965 and 1975
7:30 P.M. Reunion dinner for the Class of 1965 at The Town Club. The Class of 1975 will dine in the Wayne Morse Commons.
Saturday, September 24   
MORSE PROFESSOR: Wilma Mankiller
Wilma Mankiller arrives in town as the 2005-6 Wayne Morse Professor of Law and Politics. The author and activist served 13 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 in Room 364 on the main campus. Mankiller will be in residence until December 1.  WEBSITE
Sunday, September 25   
University Convocation
3:00 P.M., McArthur Court. Speaker S. James “Jim” Gates Jr. directs the Center for Particle and String Theory at the University of Maryland. Physicist Gates has been featured in the PBS series, NOVA. FULL STORY
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. FULL STORY
Thursday,October 6   
LECTURE:  Ann Hubbard on disability law
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Ann Hubbard will speak on recent controversies in the field of disability law. She is  a law professor at the University of Cincinnati, formerly of the University of North Carolina. Third in this year’s faculty Lecture & Award Committee series. Speaker’s website
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 7
BENEFIT: Disco Inferno
Evening, Wayne Morse Commons. An OLSPIF fundraiser. Tickets $10 at the door. INFO

All events at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street on the UO campus in Eugene, unless otherwise noted. These events, like life itself, are subject to change. Best to check with the contacts before you make firm plans.

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