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Friday, November 8, 2013

2013 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Downtown Embassy Suites
Contact: Rachel Kahn • Email
The 2013 Frohnmayer Award for Public Service will be given to Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters '77 and longtime Legal Aid Attorney John VanLandingham '77.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Undocumented Kids: Detained, Deported and Alone
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 110
Contact: Leslie Harris • Email
The New York Times recently reported that although the rate of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. is at a 40-year low, the number of children entering unlawfully and alone is surging, largely because of drug-fueled violence in Central America, particularly Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. "One in 13 people caught by the Border Patrol last fiscal year were under 18. Seventeen percent of them were 13 or younger. Close to 14,000 minors, twice as many as the previous year, were placed in federal custody. (This figure doesn’t include an equal number of Mexican children who were quickly deported.)" Many of these children could qualify for asylum or for other status that would allow them to stay in the U.S., but less than 10 percent of kids who seek to remain in the U.S. win their cases. Those with legal representation are 9 times as likely to win, but most of these children have no lawyer. Learn more about this problem from an Immigration attorney with particular expertise in immigration and the family, and an anthropologist who studies migrant youth, especially from Guatemala.

Sponsored by OCAP and LALSA.
1L Diversity Scholarships Information Session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 242
Contact: Bonnie Williams • Email
Diversity fellowships provide excellent (but rare) opportunities for 1L students to secure a summer position with a large law firm. Recruiting personnel from Portland firms will discuss what they look for in diversity fellowship applicants. The panel presentation will be followed by a social hour, during which attendees will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters. RSVP on Symplicity.
Dollarocracy: The Money and Media Election Complex That is Destroying America
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
175 Knight Law Center
Contact: Abbie Stillie • Email
University of Illinois professor Robert W. McChesney and The Nation correspondent John Nichols are the authors of Dollarocracy: The Money and Media Election Complex That is Destroying America.

In addition to Dollarocracy, McChesney and Nichols have written four other books together and co-founded the Free Press, a national network dedicated to media reform.
Sex Ed Trivia
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Horsehead, 99 W Broadway, Eugene
Contact: Josie Sustaire • Email
Law Students for Reproductive Justice presents their Annual Sex Ed Trivia Night! Students will be quizzed for four rounds on their knowledge of sexual health and reproduction.
LSRJ board members will also enlighten attendees on the disparities and inefficiencies in current Sexual Health Education in schools.

Great PRIZES to winning team for EACH ROUND!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Social for Intellectual Property Professionals and Students
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oregon Wine Lab 488 Lincoln St Eugene Oregon 97401
Contact: KaLynn Alley • Email
The Law of Intellectual Property Student Association and the Intellectual Property Section of the Oregon State Bar are hosting a social hour for students and professionals interested in IP. Join us for a casual evening of networking and appetizers.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

UO mock trial scrimmage
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
The second floor courtroom and one large second floor classroom
Contact: Benjamin Dodds • Email
The UO mock trial team will be hosting a scrimmage with other regional colleges.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Jennifer Middleton-- Public Interest Careers Lunch Series
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
room 141
Contact: Haley Rosenthal • Email

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Supreme Court Preview
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Contact: Aaron Burnett • Email
The American Constitution Society is happy to host the Supreme Court preview. A panel of your favorite law professors will discuss the legal impact of the Court's most recent decisions and briefly explain the issues that are up for review in the coming year.
Book release event for Professor Mary Wood
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wayne Morse Commons
Contact: Abbie Stillie • Email
Celebrate the release of Professor Mary Wood's new book, Nature's Trust.

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