January 27, 2006
FEBRUARY EVENTS: Court of Appeals visit, ‘Imagining Indians’ fim festival, Mediator Ethics – “Getting Paid, Being Sued, and Keeping Quiet”
Friday, February 3
KICKOFF: Portland Interview Program
Noon, Room 141. Portland lawyers Angela Otto ’99 (Stewart Sokol and Gray) and Nick Wheeler ’04 (Cosgrave Vergeer & Kester) will talk about what employers look for and what to watch out for. Both got their jobs through the Portland Interview program, scheduled this year for March 10. Sponsored by Career Services. INFO 346-3042.
Wednesday, February 15
LUNCH SPEAKER: Steve Bender on Oregon Latinos
Noon, Eugene Hilton, 6th and Willamette, Eugene. Law professor Steve Bender speaks on “Latinos in Oregon: Labor, Political, and Cultural Implications.” Eugene Downtown Lions. Reservations: 346-6060 (deadline February 14)
Wednesday, February 22
FIRESIDE CHAT: Jim O’Fallon on “Nature’s Justice”
4:30 p.m., Many Nations Longhouse (directly behind the law school.) University students and others are invited to hear constitutional law professor O’Fallon speak on “Nature’s Justice: Writings of William O. Douglas.” INFO: 346-3845.
1:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M., Knight Law Center. Three experts will talk about the dicey and delicate issues every mediator has to face – getting paid, being sued, and keeping quiet. Hear University of Colorado law professor Scott Peppet on “Contingency fees for mediators: blasphemy or opportunity? UO law professor Michael Moffitt on “The prospect(s) of liability for practicing mediators,” and Pendleton scientist and mediator Rebecca Hiers on “The evolving mediator privilege: confidentiality’s uncharted waters.” Cost: $30 for 3 general CLE credits. Free and open to the general public. FULL STORY
Monday, February 27
Oregon Legal Theory Workshop series
Noon, Lewis Lounge. University of Texas law professor and constitutional theorist Lawrence Sager visits. In his 2004 book, “Justice in Plainclothes: A Theory of American Jurisprudence,” Sager treats judges as active partners in the enterprise of securing the fundamentals of political justice. Speaker’s web page