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August 9, 2006

FALL EVENTS PREVIEW 2006: Conferences, Reunions, Lectures and Celebrations

 

The school year got a jump start in July when a royal princess came to visit. Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand earned two law degrees from Cornell.
 
Fall 2006 Events Preview 

Welcome, Class of 2009! National Museum of the American Indian director visits, Indians and Museums symposium, All-Class Reunion Weekend, Tribal Water Rights conference, Hollis Lecture on “Democracy Reborn,” Portland conference on representing small business plus tailgates, fireside conversations, the Legal Theory Workshop series and more

 AUGUST
August through December 31
EXHIBIT: Faces and Faraway Places
Second floor gallery. Photographer Kristin Loya was born in Oregon and has lived and traveled in Japan, France, Nepal and Southeast Asia. See those people and places through the lens of the New York artist’s camera at at a free exhibit.
 
August 14-18
Welcome Law Class of 2009! 

Monday and Tuesday, August 14-16   
Summer Jam Session
Are you a “non-traditional” law student? (It covers a lot of territory – including minority students who want to get to know others before school starts and those who have been out of school for a long time and want to ease back in.) Come early for Summer Jam Session!
 
Monday, August 14th    
Ice cream social
3:45 P.M. – 4:30 P.M., Wayne Morse Commons.  Everybody eats!
 
Wednesday, Friday August 16-18   
Class of 2009 Orientation
 
Wednesday, August 16        
Law School Convocation
8:30-10:00 A.M., Room 175. University President Dave Frohnmayer and Dean Margie Paris, faculty, staff and students assemble to open the 2006-7 academic year of the University of Oregon School of Law. 
 
Monday August 21           
Classes begin.
 
Thursday, August 24           
Law school picnic
5:00 P.M., Courtyard. Bring kids, friends and family for this annual hosted event – hot dogs, hamburgers, clowns, music, and more. INFO
Thursday, August 31   
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: Geography of Climate Change Litigation
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse. The law school’s newest faculty member, Hari Osofsky, will discuss climate change litigation now underway at all levels, from the regional to the global. She will focus on the geography of this litigation and the complex, three-dimensional map of power relationships that it represents. The Fireside Conversation series, sponsored by the Environmental Law Center, features law faculty and distinguished visitors in informal talks around the longhouse fireplace. 
INFO: (541) 346-3845 or enr@uoregon.edu.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 2        
Tailgate: UO vs. Stanford
Mallard Park Estates on the east side of Autzen Stadium. (Two hours before kickoff- check www.goducks.com for updated game schedules. Events hotline details and RSVP (541) 346-3970
 
Monday, Sept 4  
CLOSED for Labor Day holiday
 
Friday, September 8            
LEGAL THEORY WORKSHOP: Mike Seidman
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Faculty workshop with constitutional theorist Mike Seidman. He is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown. He clerked for the late Justice Thurgood Marshall and is a former Washington D.C. public defender.All UO faculty welcome.

INFO 

 
Thursday, September 7       
WELCOME: Morse Professor Rick West
4:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M., Knight Law Center Courtyard.W. Richard West, Jr. is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and partner in the Albuquerque Indian-owned law firm of Gover, Stetson, Williams and West. The 2006-7 Morse Professor will be in residence during September and early October and will teach a class with law professor Rennard Strickland on ‘Native American Cultural Rights and Intellectual Property.’
National Museum of the American Indian 
 
Sunday, September 10
LAW LIBRARY CLOSED (electrical testing) 
 
Wednesday, September 13
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: The Three Threats to Private Property 
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse. University of Illinois law professor Eric Freyfogle has published widely on land ownership, environmental ethics and the surprising history – and possible future – of private property. His latest book, Why Conservation is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground, is just out from Yale University Press. The Fireside Conversation series, sponsored by the Environmental Law Center, features law faculty and distinguished visitors in informal talks around the longhouse fireplace.  INFO: (541) 346-3845 or enr@uoregon.edu.
 
Thursday, September 14
PORTLAND: UO Alumni Networking Event
World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland.Time tba. Portland Program director Steve Bender will greet alumni at this annual UO event. Free one-hour CLE tba. INFO
 
Thursday-Friday, September 14-15 
SYMPOSIUM: Indians and Museums
Many Nations Longhouse and Knight Law Center. A two day conference, Preserving Our Pasts, Telling Our Stories: Indians, Museums, and the Management of History, features special guests Rick West, Susan Shown Harjo and Johnpaul Jones.

The event is sponsored by the Morse Center and the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History.  Registration
More about Susan Harjo
More about Johnpaul Jones

Wednesday, September 20
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: Nature’s Trust
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse with law professor Mary Wood. The Fireside Conversation series, sponsored by the Environmental Law Center, features law faculty and distinguished visitors in informal talks around the longhouse fireplace.  INFO: (541) 346-3845 or enr@uoregon.edu.
 
Thursday, September 21     
LEGAL THEORY WORKSHOP: Mariano-Florentino Cuellar
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Faculty workshop with Mariano-Florentino Cuellar. The Stanford law professor teaches administrative law and regulatory policy and legislation. All UO faculty welcome. INFO
 
Sunday, September 24
University Convocation with poet Billy Collins
3:30 P.M., MacArthur Court. Former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins will deliver the 2006 UO convocation address. Annie Proulx says Collins is easy to love. John Updike says his poems are more serious than they seem. The New York Times calls him “accessible” – Collins prefers the term “hospitable.”  He is one of the world’s prime defenders of poems, particularly against the injuries often done to them in classrooms.

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 3  
MORSE PUBLIC ADDRESS: Native America in the 21st Century
7:00 P.M., Room 175. Morse Professor Rick West speaks on “Native America in the 21st Century: Out of the Mists and Beyond Myth,” at a free public lecture. Reception follows in the Wayne Morse Commons.  INFO: (541) 346-7000
 
Friday, October 6
PIPS SYMPOSIUM: Working for the Public Interest
11:45 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Morse Commons and classroom.
Public Interest/Public Service Program puts on its annual symposium
Against the Grain: Working for the Public Interest. Keynote speech, lunch and post-conference reception in the Wayne Morse Commons. Breakout sessions in Knight Law Center classrooms. INFO
Monday, October 9
LEGAL THEORY WORKSHOP: Christina Rodriquez
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Faculty workshop with Cristina Rodriquez, New York University law school. She will speak on immigration, assimilation, and anti-discrimination. All UO faculty welcome. INFO

Thursday, October 12      
HOLLIS CHAIR LECTURE: Democracy Reborn with Garrett Epps
Room 175, time tba. Law professor Garrett Epps will deliver the first Hollis Chair Lecture on October 12. His speech is  based on his new book, Democracy Reborn:The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America.

“More than the Declaration of Independence, more than the original Constitution, more than even the Bill of Rights, it is the 14th Amendment that makes America a democratic country,” Epps said.

Anthony Lewis, Pulitzer Prize -winner and longtime New York Times columnist, said in a review, “This is a thrilling book!”

Epps, a former staff writer for the Washington Post, is the author of two novels and a number of articles and books on constitutional law. He is the Orlando and Marian Hollis Professor of Law at the University of Oregon.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception and booksigning follows in the Wayne Morse Commons.  INFO: (541) 346-3865.

Read Epps’ commentary on the Oregon Republican platform and the 14th Amendment (Register Guard  8/6)
Listen to audio of the 9/26/06 Meet the Author Event for WBFO in Buffalo, New York (9/26)

Friday and Saturday, October 13-14 
All Alumni Weekend
Come back, everyone! Join all alumni for fall reunion activities.  Targeted years are ’56, ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91 and ’96.

Friday 4:30-5:30 P.M. Building tours and news from the law school business program with professors Rob Illig and Judd Sneirson .
5:30 -7:30 P.M Cocktail Reception
Saturday 8:00 A.M. Duck Dash 4K Run/Walk
10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. (or two hours prior to gametime)
Football tailgate in the law school courtyard
12:30 P.M. Ducks vs UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium
Saturday evening reunion dinners
INFO: (541) 346-3970

Tuesday, October 17
PANEL: Legal Writing in the Real World
Room 110, 10:30-11:30. A panel of attorneys working in a variety of settings share their experiences on writing in the real world. Sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing Program.
INFO: (541) 346-3885
 
Friday, October 20   
LEGAL THEORY WORKSHOP: Robert Schapiro
Noon, Lewis Lounge. Faculty workshop with Robert Schapiro, Emory Law School. He will speak on constitutional law. All UO faculty welcome. INFO

Speaker website  

 
Wednesday, October 25
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: Indian Law
1:00 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse with guest speaker Lottie Cunningham-Wren. The Fireside Conversation series, sponsored by the Environmental Law Center, features law faculty and distinguished visitors in informal talks around the longhouse fireplace.  INFO: (541) 346-3845 or enr@uoregon.edu.
 
Thursday-Friday, October 26-27 
CONFERENCE: Beyond Conflict: Tribal Water Rights
Knight Law Center. The third Northwest Tribal Water Rights conference integrates environmental law and appropriate dispute resolution. On Thursday, panelists discuss the global perspective and the growing water crisis. On Friday, they discuss water disputes, water rights settlements, and new dispute resolution approaches.

Registration required. Cost is $275 before September 30, $325 after.(Free for students).

Sponsored by the Center for Tribal Water Advocacy, the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, and the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. Conference website
INFO: (541) 346-3845 or enr@uoregon.edu

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 3
SYMPOSIUM: Indigenous Peoples and the Fair Trade Movement
Room 175, all day. A symposium organized by the Morse Fellows.
INFO: (541) 346-3700 

Friday and Saturday, November 3-4
Dean’s Advisory Council and Alumni Board meetings.
Hollis Courtroom and Lewis Lounge. INFO: (541) 346-8000

Saturday, November 4
TAILGATE: UO vs. Washington
Mallard Park Estates on the east side of Autzen (two hours before kickoff- check goducks.com for updated game schedules)
Events hotline details and RSVP 346-3970
 
Thursday, November 9
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: Ocean environmental sustainability
4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse. Law professor Dick Hildreth discusses the Ocean and Coastal Law Center and ocean environmental sustainability. Hildreth directs the OCLC. The Fireside Conversation series, sponsored by the Environmental Law Center, features law faculty and distinguished visitors in informal talks around the longhouse fireplace.  INFO: (541) 346-3845 or enr@uoregon.edu.

Friday, November 10     
PORTLAND CONFERENCE: Representing Oregon Small Business
8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland.
The law school’s 2006 Business Innovation and Law conference focuses on small and start-up business in a format that includes business leaders and owners, attorneys, and law professors, in common pursuit of improving Oregon’s business climate.

The all-day event features panels on the legal and business issues in starting a new business and in helping an established business succeed.  Topics include choice of ownership entity and capitalization alternatives, arbitration of employment disputes, drafting and enforcing covenants not to compete, intellectual property issues, and special issues that arise in a family-owned business. 

The conference is sponsored by the University of Oregon School of Law and Oregon Community Credit Union. Cost $155 ($125 for UO Law Alumni Association members.) INFO: (541) 346-3042 or EMAIL

Wednesday, November 15
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: Public Voice in Environmental Treaties

4:30 P.M., Many Nations Longhouse. Law professor Svitlana Kravchenko speaks on “Giving the Public a Voice in Compliance with Environmental Treaties.” The series, sponsored by the Environmental Law Center, features law faculty and distinguished visitors in informal talks around the longhouse fireplace.  INFO: (541) 346-3845 or enr@uoregon.edu. 

 
Thursday, November 23
CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday

Monday, December 25 
CLOSED for Christmas 

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