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October 19, 2011

Two Oregon Law professors featured in Eugene Film Festival documentary

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the short documentary, “Liberty and Wilderness William O. Douglas Film” will premiere at the Eugene Film Festival. The film will screen at 1 p.m. at Regal Cinemas at the Valley River Center.

The short documentary highlighting the life of Douglas prominently features interviews with two professors from the University of Oregon School of Law: James O’Fallon and Mary Wood. John Concillo produced and directed the film.

O’Fallon is the Frank Nash Professor of Law and University of Oregon faculty athletic representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. His most recent scholarly work is “Nature’s Justice: Writings of William O. Douglas.” Professor Wood is the founding director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. She is a frequent speaker on global warming issues and is currently working on a book about environmental law.

William O. Douglas was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1939 to 1975. Beyond the practice of law, Douglas was well known for having a passion for the outdoors and wilderness that was reflected in many of his articles and books.

The Eugene Film Festival will run Thursday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 23.

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