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October 7, 2005

LIFE@LAW: News and events of the UO School of Law October 10-23, 2005

Against the Grain - Public Interest/Public Service symposium September 30, 2005  
News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
October 10 — 23, 2005

FEATURING: Former Cherokee and Navajo leaders Wilma Mankiller and Peterson Zah visit the university, Alumni offer real world perspective in classes and workshops, symposium on “Sovereignty and Native Education,” Tribal water advocacy conference, and more

Career Services continues its October professional development series for first-year law students. Law alumni discuss their lives in the real world — including business and banking, trial practice, alternative careers and the transition from private to public sectors (and back again). All workshops at noon in Room 141. See below for dates and topics. INFO

Monday, October 10
CONVERSATION: Indigenous Solidarity Day
7:00 P.M., Erb Memorial Union ballroom. Morse professor Wilma Mankiller and former American Indian Movement chair John Trudell lead a public leadership conversation as the highlight of today’s Indigenous Solidarity Day (the other side of Columbus Day) INFO or (541) 346-3723.
Tuesday, October 11   
WORKSHOP:Business and Banking Careers
Noon, Room 141. Two Eugene attorneys discuss the lifestyle of in-house counsel. The speakers are Steve Philpott ’78, (Umpqua Holdings) and Maria Seip ’00 (Pacific Continental Bank). Career Services workshop. INFO

Wednesday, October 12          
THINKING ALOUD: Susan Gary and the Dead Hand
Noon, Faculty Lounge. The second in this year’s Thinking Aloud series of works in progress by UO law faculty. Susan Gary will speak about donor intent and philanthropic gifts.  (Fundraisers take note). She is working on a paper for the NYU conference Grasping the Nettle: Respecting Donor Intent and Avoiding the Dead Hand. Gary’s paper is “Respecting Donor Intent:  Why and How Much?”  She says it sounds easy ….but it’s not. For example, how do you determine intent if the donor didn’t provide an instrument – for example, gifts to the Red Cross in the wake of 9/11? Open to university faculty. INFO

Wednesday, October 12   
DEADLINE: Tom Foster Scholarship nomination
Do you know a 3L with integrity, honesty, humor and dedication to the law school? Nominate that person for the Tom Foster Scholarship today by 5:00 P.M.  Online nomination form


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
Monday, October 17       
PORTLAND: ACS event with Janet Reno
6:30 P.M., Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union, 1825 SW Broadway. The American Constitution Society announces a Portland event featuring former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. Cost is $10 for students. INFO
Tuesday, October 18 
WORKSHOP: Transitioning from private to public sector
(and vice versa)
Noon, Room 141. Consider lifestyle, workplace and salary as you move from the private to the public sector (or back again.) The speakers are Glenda Sloan ’02 (Watkinson Laird — Eugene), Tim Nord ’88 (Justice Department, Civil Enforcement Division- Salem), and Anne Nichol ’96 (Multnomah District Attorney’s office — Portland). Career Services workshop.INFO
Tuesday, October 18       
CLASS: Writing in Practice
Legal Research and Writing professor Kate Weatherly hosts a number of alumni and other attorneys from the courts, private firms and higher education who will discuss writing in the practice of law. Speakers include: Pat Chapman (Harrang Long Gary Rudnick -Eugene), Tracy Trunnell ’99 (Trunnell & Associates — Cottage Grove), Melinda Grier ’88 (General Counsel, UO), Katherine Chamberlain ’04 (Walters Chanti & Zennache — Eugene), Robert Rocklin (Oregon Court of Appeals) Jolie Russo (permanent clerk to federal judge Ann Aiken ’79) and Mindy Wittkop ’97(Doyle Gartland Nelson McCleery & Wade —Eugene).
Wednesday Oct 19 
PRESENTATION:  Life as a trial attorney
Noon, Room 110.Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) presentation with Ken Elmore ’85 (Jensen Elmore and Stupasky — Eugene). Career services workshop. Free pizza! INFO
Thursday, October 20   
FACULTY LUNCH: Peterson Zah and Wilma Mankiller
11:45 A.M.-12:45 P.M., Lewis Lounge. The Morse Center welcomes Distinguished Speaker Peterson Zah, former president of the Navajo Nation, and Morse Professor Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, at this luncheon for invited law faculty. 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 lectures on “The Navajo Sovereignty in Education Act of 2005.” U Minnesota historian Brenda Child is a keynote speaker. INFO: (541) 346-3700. Conference website 
Thursday, October 20
PANEL: A federal case 
5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Room 184.Assistant United States Attorney Chris Cardani, who teaches our White Collar Crime course, will present a panel discussion on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of real federal criminal case. The case was prosecuted locally and resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of the defendant. The panel will include the defendant,  defense attorney, FBI agent, prosecutor, and probation officer who were involved in the case. INFO


Friday and Saturday, October 21-22
CONFERENCE: Tribal Water Advocacy Conference
8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Knight Law Center. The Keynote Speaker is John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and the reception speaker is Billy Frank Jr., Chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC). 13.5 CLE credits.  Organized by the Center for Tribal Water Advocacy and sponsored by the Morse Center. Conference website

It’s never too early….
The Multnomah Bar Association offers student memberships for the first time this year — thanks in good part to Kelly Hagan ’79, president of the MBA. A great chance for networking if you’d like to practice in Portland.  Printable membership application

Parting Thoughts
Associate Dean Jane Gordon writes that Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution manager Jenny Carmichael  “who brilliantly spearheaded the first years of this program” retired this month.

Gordon said, “Jenny has been a dynamo.  Her job represented the work that several staff members and an entire commission did prior to the abolishment of the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission.  She assisted 20 community mediation programs, ran the evaluation and grant process involving a million dollars of funding, developed materials and strategies which were very successfully used in the legislative session, worked with economic professors on a model to put a dollar value to the work the programs perform, and many other administrative, political, and amazing feats.”


Monday, October 24
THINKING ALOUD: Trade and Environmental Disputes in the Americas
Noon, Faculty Lounge. The third in this year’s Thinking Aloud series of works in progress by UO law faculty. Visiting professor Hari Osofsky is working on “Trade, Environmental Protection, and Corporate Regulation: A Spatial Analysis of Disputes in the Americas.”  She says, “With recent controversies over Central American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico’s proposal to cut funding to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and Chapter 11 disputes under the North-American Free Trade Agreement, trade and the environment disputes in the Americas have become a particularly important area in which to explore the dynamics between nation-states and multinational corporations.” Open to university faculty. INFO

Tuesday, October 25       
WORKSHOP: Alternative legal careers
Noon, Room 141. Explore mediation, in-house practice, civil rights investigation and other alternative legal careers with Blake Hutchins ’93 (Lunar Logic — Eugene), Julie Carpenter ’00 (Family Mediation Program —Eugene), and Sidney Moore Jr. ’98 (UO Affirmative Action office). Career Services workshop. INFO
Thursday, October 27   
LECTURE: Law, Progress and the American Indian
7:30 P.M., 1882 Lillis (Business School ). Speaker Raymond Cross spent several years as tribal attorney for  the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. He argued before the U.S. Supreme Court twice on landmark cases defending Native rights. His legal career in Indian Country is chronicled in the 2004 book, Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes and the Trial that Forged a Nation. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities Center .Cosponsored by the law school’s Environmental Law Program and the Morse Center.
Friday, October 28       
FILM AND TALK: How to Violate a Copyright
Noon, Room 184. Intellectual property scholar David Lange from Duke Law School will present a documentary film he made with two others that law professor Keith Aoki describes as a “how-to manual on how to violate a copyright.” (Aoki also describes the film as a meditation on the mystery and creativity of the famous Ansel Adams photograph “Moonlight at Las Cruces.”) Following the film, Lange will speak to the faculty and students about copyright use and infringement and documentary filmmaking.

Friday, November 4
Dean’s Advisory Council and UO Law Alumni Association board meetings, followed by a dinner in honor of departing dean Laird Kirkpatrick. 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.  

All events at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene – unless otherwise noted. 

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