March 1, 2006
MARCH EVENTS: Fireside chat with Susan Gary, O’Connell conference on church and state, Child advocacy conference, and more
University of Oregon School of Law
24th Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Oregon Supreme Court oral arguments, Disability law expert Jim Ellis on the case that ended capital punishment for the retarded, Sarah Buel on domestic violence, O’Connell conference: Disentangling church and state, Child Advocacy Project conference, Legal theory workshop with Richard Schragger, Fireside chats with faculty and more.
A note from Dean Margie Paris on harbingers of spring: It’s cold, but signs of spring are arriving from the avian world: Sandhill cranes are migrating north — 250 or so flew over the law school on Friday afternoon; Tree swallows are back – I saw large numbers of them skimming over ponds in the wetlands this weekend; Anna’s hummingbirds (our only year-round residential hummer) are already nesting; Canada geese chicks have begun hatching. Bring it on!
Friday, March 3 SOCIAL: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
4:30 P.M.- 6:30 P.M., Oregon Electric Station (Willamette Street and Fifth Ave in downtown Eugene.) C. Kent Roberts and Anne Talcott ’96, hiring chair and cochair, invite 1L students to an informal social to talk about the Portland firm and their practices. Sign up in career services by March 2. (Schwabe employs more UO law graduates than any other firm in Oregon!) INFO: (541) 346-3847.
March 2 – 5
24th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.
Saturday, March 4 Last day for “Marquee Massacres”
Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Last chance to see how Native Americans have been portrayed in the movies over the past 100 years. Exhibit curated by law professor Rennard Strickland FULL STORY
Monday, March 6 Oregon Legal Theory Workshop Series
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Richard C. Schragger’s publications and research interests focus on questions of scale and power in democratic theory, constitutional law, and property. He is an associate professor of law at the University of Virginia. Speaker’s website
Monday, March 6
LECTURE: Domestic violence expert Sarah Buel
7:00 P.M., Room 175.Sarah Buel, U Texas law professor, survived her own battering by an intimate partner. What happened afterwards resulted in her recognition in 1996 as one of NBC’s “Five Most Inspiring Women in America.” FULL STORY
Wednesday, March 8
FIRESIDE CHATS: John Bonine on public interest law practices
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse (directly behind the law school.) Law professor John Bonine discusses “Varieties of Public Interest Law Practice.”* Part of a series of informal conversations with law school faculty in front of the longhouse fireplace (complete with cheerful fire during the rainy and windy season.) Sponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources law program. INFO
(* This chat limited to law students.)
Friday, March 10
ORAL ARGUMENTS: Oregon Supreme Court
Room 175. Sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing Program.
9:00 A.M. Schnitzer Investment Corp v Lloyds of London Responsibilities of an insurer in a Portland industrial pollution cleanup case
10:30 A.M. State v. Lisa Ann Henderson
Did police have probable cause to search a Springfield home for stolen diamond rings?
1:30 P.M. State v Gregory Allen Bowen
Automatic death penalty review for the first person sentenced to death in Curry County in 25 years. Court calendar
Friday, March 10 CAREERS: Portland Interview Program
All Day. UO Portland Center, 2nd and Yamhill downtown. Smaller Portland area law firms and government employers that traditionally do not interview on law school campuses meet with promising candidates for summer or fall positions.
Monday, March 13 LECTURE: Cruel and Unusual
4:30 P.M., Room 110. Mental disability expert Jim Ellis argued the 2002 U.S. Supreme Court case that ended capital punishment for the mentally retarded. In Atkins v. Virginia, the court ruled that such executions violated the 8th Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. That same year, the National Law Journal named Ellis “Lawyer of the Year.” The University of New Mexico professor’s interest in disability law began many years ago when he worked at Yale Psychiatric Institute as a conscientious objector. In addition to this free public lecture, Ellis will speak at a faculty lunch about his newest Supreme Court case and his pro bono practice. Sponsored by the faculty Lecture and Awards committee. FULL STORY
Wednesday, March 22
FIRESIDE CHATS: Susan Gary on Legal Reform
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse (directly behind the law school.) Associate Dean Susan Gary discusses lawyers and legal reform. Part of a series of informal conversations with law school faculty in front of the longhouse fireplace (complete with cheerful fire during the rainy and windy season.) Sponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources law program. Open to the university community.
Friday, March 24
PORTLAND CONFERENCE: Disentangling Church and State
9:00 A.M.-Noon, Portland World Trade Center auditorium, 121 SW Salmon. Have the courts done enough to disentangle church and state? Oregon’s judges and appellate attorneys are invited to discuss the question with a number of presenters at the UO School of Law’s annual O’Connell Conference. (3 CLE credits available.) It features keynote speakers Judge John Noonan of the Ninth Circuit Court, and Erwin Chemerinsky, Duke law professor, political scientist and commentator. Panel discussions include national issues of church and state as well as issues specific to Oregon. Sponsored by the O’Connell fund for bench and bar and Oregon Law Review. FULL STORY
March 24 — 25
EUGENE CONFERENCE: Protecting Children’s’ Need for Nurturance
All day, Knight Law Center. Developing and maintaining relationships with caring, nurturing adults is essential to the healthy development of children, but laws and policies often act to undermine them. The new Oregon Child Advocacy Project’s first national conference features experts on law reform and a variety of parenting relationships. The keynoter for “Protecting Children’s Need for Nurturance” is child psychologist Joy Osofsky, a professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
Time to get tickets for the Frohnmayer Award banquet on April 21!
Multnomah Circuit Court Judge Clifford Freeman to be honored
March 27—31 Spring Break.