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December 31, 2008

Oregon Law Administrators and Faculty to Speak at AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, January 6-10

The University of Oregon School of Law is proud to announce that several of its faculty and staff members have been selected to speak on a variety of panels at the Association of American Law Schools (“AALS”) 2009 annual meeting, “Institutional Pluralism,” to be held from January 6-10, in San Diego, California.

Wednesday, January 7:

Oregon Law Dean Margie Paris will speak, and Assistant Dean for External Affairs Matt Roberts will moderate, at a panel discussion titled, “Broadening Your Community of Support: Connecting Athletics and Academics: A Case Study for Communications, Alumni Relations and Development Professionals.” The panel will focus on broadening the donor community, using the common example of cultivating traditional donors of sports programs in support of a university’s law school. The Section on Institutional Advancement sponsors the panel.

Associate Director of Development Jay Klein will moderate a discussion titled, “Online Communities and Affinity Groups: How to Build Productive Social Networks in a Law School: Are They Just for Alumni?” This discussion, also sponsored by the Section on Institutional Advancement, is part of a larger roundtable concentrating on topics such as: planned giving, annual giving, public law schools, private law schools, independent law schools, research, Web sites, reunions, big shops, small shops, naming opportunities, and managing dean transitions, among others.

Assistant Dean of Admissions Larry Seno will speak as part of a panel discussion sponsored by the Section on Pre-Legal Education and Admissions to Law School titled, “IPEDS Reporting Rules — Impact on Admissions, Reporting, Recruiting and Diversity Efforts.” The panel will discuss some new ethnic categories that law school admissions offices will need to be aware of and their implications on the art, science, and practice of law school admissions.

Assistant Professor Judd Sneirson will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Corporate Governance, Fiduciary Duties, and Social Responsibility.” Sponsored by the Section on Socio-Economics, the panel examines whether the broader socio-economic approach to law-related economic issues provides a richer, more rigorous, and more lawyerly foundation for exploring, teaching, and advocating various approaches to issues of corporate law.

Friday, January 9:

UO Department of Philosophy Professor Cheyney Ryan, who works closely with Oregon Law’s Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s Program, will speak as part of a panel discussion on “Legal Outsiders in American Film,” sponsored by the Section on Law and the Humanities. The panel examines the theme of one who stands outside the legal system, yet struggles for acknowledgement, justice, power, recognition, or truth as a perpetual one for filmmakers. The panel combines scholars from the legal community and the humanities to explore this theme, and to discuss reasons why outsiders are ever present in cinematic representations of law and culture.

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