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October 24, 2005

LIFE@LAW: News and Events of the UO School of Law Oct. 24-Nov. 6, 2005


News and Events of the University of Oregon School of Law
October 24 — November 6, 2005

FEATURING: Homecoming! Time for the Duck Dash!, Toast the donors and recipients of the first loan repayment assistance (LRAP) awards, Mandan//Hidatsu lawyer Raymond Cross speaks on “Law, Progress and the American Indian,” Learn how to violate a copyright, Law school tops in technology, and more

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
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  
Judicial Clerkships 
Noon, Room 141. Find out what it’s like to clerk for a state or federal appellate judge and how to apply— learn about the excitement of working with a judge on challenging legal issues and watching trial attorneys and appellate advocates in action. Discussion led by Assistant Dean Merv Loya, faculty members Adell Amos, Garrett Epps and Rebekah Hanley and Melissa Aubin ’04, judicial clerk to Oregon Appeals Court Judge David Schuman. INFO: (541) 346-3847
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. FULL STORY
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. Speaker’s bio.
Friday, November 4   
CELEBRATION: Loan Repayment Assistance Awards
4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Morse Commons. Reception to honor LRAP donors, including the late Jacquelyn Romm ’81, whose major gift enabled the fledging loan repayment assistance program to make its first award last summer. Find out who the first award winners are and watch the unveiling of new artwork honoring donors. Champagne and light hors d’oeuvres. INFO
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. Download brochure and registration form
INFO: (541) 346-3970.

Saturday, November 5
HOMECOMING: Law Tailgater
10:30 A.M. Tailgater at Mallard Park Estates, Autzen Stadium. UO v. California, 12:30 P.M. kickoff. (Event is full.) Sponsored by the UO Law Alumni Association and the Student Bar Association. 


Plugged In
Last January, National Jurist ranked us fourth in a list of 50 “most wired” law schools. The magazine for law students rated schools on their wireless network, number of network connections, laptop requirement, wired classrooms, classroom Internet use, computer exams, online career placement resources and the technology available in their courtrooms. In June, Law Office Computing magazine interviewed Dennis Bishop, director of information and technology, for his take on the state of technology here at Oregon. FULL STORY

Dispute Resolution Handbook wins award
The National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution announced the winner of its 2005 book award: the “Handbook of Dispute Resolution,” edited by UO law professor Michael Moffitt.
Just the Facts
Want just the facts? The University of Oregon School of Law Profile 2005-6 supplies the numbers – including enrollment, GPA and LSAT scores, academic program options and employment statistics. FULL STORY


Wednesday, November 9   
LECTURE: Context is Everything
7:00 P.M., Erb Memorial Union (EMU) ballroom in the center of the UO campus.  Morse Professor Wilma Mankiller delivers a free public lecture on “Context is Everything: History and Culture in Contemporary Tribal Life.” INFO: (541) 346-3700.
Thursday, November 10
SYMPOSIUM: Women in Tribal and Community Leadership  

9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse, behind the Knight Law Center. The keynote speaker, law professor Rebecca Tsosie, is of Yaqui descent. She directs the Indian Legal Program at Arizona State University and is a former Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The featured speaker, Beverley Jacobs, is president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.  Free. Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center. SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE

Thursday, November 10
LECTURE: Rebecca Tsosie on  biotechnology
Noon,  Faculty Lounge. Rebecca Tsosie will discuss “Cultural Challenges to Biotechnology: Native American Genetic Materials and the Concept of Cultural Harm.” Tsosie teaches Indian law, property, bioethics and critical race theory at Arizona State. Part of the Faculty Lectures and Awards series. INFO
Speaker bio

Friday, November 18 
CONFERENCE: Business Lawyering in the Pacific Rim
8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Portland World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon. The third in an annual series for business lawyers, “Business Lawyering in the Pacific Rim Economy,”  features speakers who will examine how the business and legal culture of China and other Pacific Rim countries affect partnerships with Oregon businesses. Sponsored by the law school’s Portland Program. INFO (641) 346-3042
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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