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February 20, 2009

Steven Bender to Keynote OSB Government Law Section Conference February 20

Steven Bender, Oregon Law’s James and Ilene Hershner professor of law and director of Portland Programs, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual “Mid-Year CLE” continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the Government Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. The conference takes place Friday, February 20, in Lincoln City, Oregon. Professor Steven Bender

The theme of this year’s conference is social justice. Professor Bender will present material on his award-winning book, One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chaves, and the Dream of Dignity (Paradigm Publishers 2008), and discuss immigration issues within Oregon as well as the entire country.

One Night in America recently won the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony in November. Bender is the coauthor of a casebook on real estate transactions, a national treatise on real estate financing, and a book on Latino stereotypes titled Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination (NYU Press 2003). He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He most recently was named co-president elect of the Society of American Law Teachers


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