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January 3, 2006

JANUARY EVENTS: ‘Marquee Massacres’ art exhibit and more

Oregon Percent for Art Program - Betsy Wolfston tiles on display in the law libraryJANUARY EVENTS 
January 4-9
Basic mediation training
Learn basic facilitative mediation training with trainers Jane Gordon, director of the law school’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, Annie Bentz, director of the UO’s Conflict Resolution Services, and Anita Engiles, Oregon’s mediator of the year in 2001. The focus of the multi-day workshop is on communication, uncovering disputants’ interests, and helping participants find their own solutions.  Those who complete the training will be prepared to work in a mediation setting, or with a little additional training, in small claims court or a restorative justice program.  INFO 

Monday, January 9
Spring semester begins
January 12-13
CONFERENCE: What is Cultural Competency?

3:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. on Thursday, all day Wednesday, Room 175.Professor Ibrahim Gassama Explore the idea of cultural competency with the UO community through a town hall conversation, panels and presentations. On Friday, law avcademicAcademic dean Susan Gary dean Susan Gary will speak on a panel on  diversity planning at the university level ( 1:45 P.M., Room 141) and law professor Ibrahim Gassama will participate in the panel, “Preparing Global Citizens” ( 3:30 P.M., Room 141). Sponsored by the Center on Diversity and Community (CODAC). The law school is one of the cosponsors. Conference website. INFO: codac@uoregon.edu.

Friday, January 13
Oregon Legal Theory Workshop series
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Anupam Chander  on “NetWork: The Crossborder Outsourcing of Services.” Chander teaches at the University of California-Davis School of Law and specializes in the regulation of globalization and digitization. Speaker’s web page:
Thursday, January 19  
KICKOFF: Portland Interview Program
Noon, Room 141. Are you interested in a law career in Portland? Start the process at this Career Services seminar. Resumes of qualified students are forwarded to Portland law firms in February — employers select the students they would like to interview at the March 4 event at the downtown UO Portland Center. INFO: (541) 346-3847
Friday, January 27  
SOCIAL: Portland Alumni Mentoring Program
4:30—7:00 P.M., Portland location tba. INFO: (541) 346-3847
Tuesday, January 24
SEMINAR: Federal Court Externships
Noon, Room 142. Career Services. INFO: (541) 346-3847
Thursday, January 26
BOOKSIGNING: The Sierra Club’s Mike McCloskey ’61
7:00 P.M., Room 175. Mike McCloskey started work as the Sierra Club’s first field representative right after he graduated from the UO School of Law in 1961. Later on, as the environmental organization’s executive director, he was present at the creation of Earthday in 1970, directed lobbying for the enactment of over one hundred environmental laws, and helped Sierra Club membership rise from 70,000 to half a million. In the nineties, he led the fights against attempts to undercut EPA regulations and against trade agreements that curtailed environmental programs. Now he’s returning to his alma mater to talk about his new book, “In the Thick of It.”(Island Press 2005, cloth, 415 pages, $29.95.) Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program and the UO Bookstore. INFO: (541) 346-4331 or 346-3741. UO Bookstore author events website
Friday, January 27
MEETING: UO Law Alumni Association Board
3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M., Offices of Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Pacwest Center,
1211 SW Fifth Avenue,
Suite 1900,
Portland. INFO: (541) 346-3970.

Friday, January 27
EXHIBIT OPENING: Marquee Massacres
Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 6th and Willamette in downtown Eugene. See the portrayal of Native Americans in 100 years of rare movie posters and motion picture graphics, curated by law professor Rennard Strickland. Strickland is the author of the essay, “Tonto’s Revenge or Who is that Seminole in the Sioux War Bonnet? The Cinematic Indian!” Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center. The exhibit runs through March 4. Exhibit website

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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