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March 10, 2008

Reception to Honor Oregon Law Professor Steve Bender’s New Book Scheduled March 14

Oregon Law Professor Steve Bender’s new book, One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity,(Paradigm Books, 2008) will be honored on Friday, March 14, at a book reading and reception event held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wayne Morse Commons at the Knight Law Center.  Sponsored by the Latin American Law Students Association, the event is free and open to the public.

Professor Bender’s book is the first to chronicle the multifaceted friendship of Robert Kennedy and Cesar Chavez and its relevance to American and Latino/a politics today.  At the reception, Professor Bender will speak about current immigration policy and the legacy of Kennedy and Chavez. 

Professor Bender is a James and Ilene Hershner Professor of Law and Director of Portland Program.  He is the coauthor of a casebook on real estate transactions, a national treatise on real estate financing and a book on Latino stereotypes entitled, Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law and the American Imagination, (NYU Press, 2003). 

Wayne Morse Center for Politics Visiting Distinguished Scholars Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic will provide commentary at the event.  Both Delgado and Stefancic are renowned authors and law professors from the University of Pittsburgh School of law.  They are completing work on a casebook on Latino law.     

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