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September 9, 2008

Steve Novick Keynotes Public Interest Symposium September 19

Oregon Law’s Public Interest Public Service (“PIPS”) Program is hosting its 2008 Public Interest Symposium, “Where Change Begins:  Navigating Public Service and the Legal Profession,” from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 19.

This year’s keynote speaker is longtime political activist, former environmental lawyer, and Democratic Senatorial candidate Steve Novick. Novick previously worked for the U.S. Justice Department arguing on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and playing a prominent role in the Love Canal litigation.

Symposium participants will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions, some of which will discuss the different settings where public interest law can be practiced and different categories of public interest work.

This year’s symposium kicks off with the presentation of the first-ever “Champion of the Public Interest Award” to B.A. Kliks Professor of Law Dominick Vetri, who will become the award’s namesake. The award will be presented annually to a recipient whose commitment to the public interest honors the legacy of Professor Vetri.

For additional information, contact Tom Lininger at lininger@law.uoregon.edu.

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Dom Vetri to Receive First “Champion of the Public Interest Award”

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