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April 3, 2006

APRIL EVENTS 2006: Pro Bono champs again!, business law awards, Public Service Day, Racial Culture critique, Frohnmayer Award honors Portland judge, Disney theme park challenger speaks, Rennard Strickland celebration, and more

APRIL EVENTS 2006
Pro Bono champs, business law awards, Public Service Day, Racial Culture critique, Frohnmayer Award honors Portland judge, Disney theme park challenger speaks, Rennard Strickland celebration, and more
 
Wednesday, April 5

FIRESIDE CHAT: Gas Guzzlers and Electric Cars
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse. Tax law professor Nancy Shurtz will discuss how taxes can affect behavior using gas-guzzlers and electric cars as examples. Sponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. Open to the university community. Light refreshments. INFO

Thursday, April 6   
BUSINESS LAW LUNCH: Regulating and Defending Investment Advisors
11:50 A.M., Room 142. Denise Evans, senior VP and general counsel of Associated Securities Corporation, a national firm based in Los Angeles, will talk about “Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisors, and the Lawyers Who Regulate or Defend Them.” Evans previously work as an investigator and supervisor with the Los Angeles district office of NASD Regulation and as liaison to the L.A. Securities Fraud Task Force. She studied political science and computer science at Wellesley College (B.A. 1982) and earned her law degree from UCLA (J.D. 1985). INFO

Thursday, April 6
PORTLAND: Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Awards
5:30 — 6:30 P.M. Reception at Embassy Suites, 319 SW Pine St. UO law students spearheaded Oregon’s first law school pro bono program in 1996 and, since the Oregon State Bar first offered its Pro Bono Challenge to law students five years ago, we’ve aced the competition.
 
In 2006, we did it again with 10,552 logged volunteer hours on behalf of the poor and legally underserved. University President Dave Frohnmayer will keynote the awards ceremony, which also honors all of the Oregon lawyers and law firms who contributed a total of more than 86,000 pro bono hours this year. Pro Bono program director Jane Steckbeck will accept on behalf of the UO School of Law. FULL STORY 
 
Thursday, April 6
EUGENE: Law and Entrepreneurship Reception
Wine and cheese reception honoring Denise Evans (see above) and Will Glasson, the 2005-6  Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship. This year, Glasson is a Portland Business extern at Mentor Graphics, working under Vice President and General Counsel Dean Freed ’83. Glasson was part of a winning team that developed a business plan for a new technology that cleans up arsenic-treated wood that would otherwise poison our landfills. He has accepted an offer to work in the Mentor Graphics legal office after graduation.

Friday, April 7
FUNDRAISER: UO Law Golf Scramble
2:00 P.M., River Ridge Golf Course. The Class of 2006 presents what it hopes will be an annual graduating class fundraiser. INFO Katie or Carey

Saturday, April 8
PIPS: Public Service Day
8 A.M. —Noon.  At the annual spring Public Service Day sponsored by the law school’s Public Interest/Public Service program, good deeds are always rewarded with a delicious breakfast. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy will awaken all of this year’s volunteers in the Morse Commons at 8:30 A.M.
 
Carpools will then leave for work assignments at Greenhill Humane Society, Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, United Way, Willamette Parks and Recreation, Eugene Family YMCA, Food for Lane County, Relief Nursery, South Lane Wheels, Eugene Specialized Recreation, Good Samaritan skilled nursing facility, Eugene Hearing and Speech Center and Kidsports.  All welcome. Sign up April 3-7 at noon in the Knight Law Center Commons.
 
Saturday, April 8
BENEFIT: Rippling River Run
The Chapin Clark Memorial Rippling River Run is a benefit for at-risk youth. Run, walk, wheelchair – whatever your means of conveyance. INFO: Paul Zosel 686-1842 or Community Mentor Network

Monday, April 10
LECTURE: A Citizen’s Challenge; Why SCRAP still resonates
7:00 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse (directly behind the law school). Speaker Neil Thomas Proto has spent 30 years putting teeth, flesh, and blood on the dry bones of the law. In 1970, he and four other law students formed Student Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures (SCRAP), defining and crafting arguments to forcing recalcitrant government agencies to make the new National Environmental Policy Act a real force in law.
 
Their efforts resulted in one of the most significant oral arguments heard by the Supreme Court during the last 30 years: U.S. v. SCRAP, the 1973 case that established standing to sue and opened the courts to environmental citizen suits.
 
Proto is a partner in the international firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Washington D.C. office. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. INFO  

FULL STORY 

 
Tuesday, April 11
LECTURE & BOOKSIGNING: Richard Thompson Ford
7:30 P.M., Room 175. What is black culture?  Does it have an essence?  What do we lose and gain by assuming that it does, and by building our laws accordingly?

Stanford’s Richard T. Ford, author of “Racial Culture: A Critique”, will discuss his book at a free public lecture at the University of Oregon as the 2005-2006 Colin Ruagh Thomas O’Fallon Lecturer in Law and American Culture. The lecture was established by a gift in memory of UO law professor Jim O’Fallon‘s son. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities Center. FULL STORY

Thursday, April 13    
EUGENE: Pro Bono Awards Ceremony
5:30 P.M. —7:00 P.M., Wayne Morse Commons. INFO 
 
Friday, April 14

SYMPOSIUM: From the Warrior Viewpoint: The Next Generation of Indian Law and Policy

1:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M., Knight Law Center. Morse Center Resident Scholar Rennard Strickland and other scholars will discuss how Indian law may change in the next two decades during the morning session. They’ll look ahead to the next edition of the Cohen Handbook of Federal Indian Law and speculate on what it might contain – and what it should contain.
 
Afternoon panel discussions include “The Federal-Tribe  Nexus” and “Resources, Criminal Justice, and the Tribal Court System. Books and materials from Strickland’s career will be on exhibit all day at the Jaqua Law Library. Sponsored by the Morse Center. INFO: (541) 346-7000. Symposium website
 
Friday, April 14
GALA:  Celebrating Forty with Rennard Strickland
7:00 P.M., Wayne Morse Commons. Knight Law Professor and former dean Rennard Strickland will retire with emeritus status this year after forty books and forty years of teaching. He will teach one more time at the UO next fall and then return to his native Oklahoma.
 
This gala event honors his many contributions to legal education and to Native Americans. Featured speakers include a former and present chiefs of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller and Chad Smith, the UO leadership, and master of ceremonies Margie Paris, interim dean of the law school. Strickland will read from his fortieth book, “Grandfather was a Good Witch.” FULL STORY
 
Monday, April 17 Law school employees capture UO awards
3:30 P.M.-5:00 P.M., Gerlinger Lounge. Faculty support supervisor and human resources coordinator Debbie Thurman will be honored with the Outstanding Officer of Administration award at a university-wide ceremony; Legal Research and Writing assistant Donna Williamson and Career Services editor Kay Bailey will receive Outstanding Classified Employee awards.

Monday, April 17   
Domestic Violence Clinic benefit
5:30 P.M., Three Square, 28th and Oak, Eugene. Lane County Women Lawyers  host a wine and hors d’oeuvre hour to benefit  the Domestic Violence Clinic. Cost: $15. INFO

Wednesday, April 19
FIRESIDE CHAT: The Geography of Climate Change Litigation
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse. International environmental law professor Hari Osofsky will discuss “The Geography of Climate Change Litigation and its Implications.” Sponsored by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. Open to the university community. Light refreshments. INFO

Friday, April 21
Last day of spring semester classes
 
Friday, April 21
PORTLAND: Dean’s Advisory Council meeting and Law Alumni Association Board meeting
Time, Place tba. INFO
 
Friday, April 21
2006 Frohnmayer Award Banquet
Time, Place tba. The UO Law Alumni Association presents this annual award to a graduate, faculty member, or friend whose public service brings honor to the school.
This year, the recipient is Multnomah Circuit Court Judge Clifford Freeman ’76.
FULL STORY
 
Monday, April 24-May 8
Spring semester examinations

 

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