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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Africa's Development Challenges: A Focus on Corporate Accountability in the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Law School, room 241
Contact: Lauren Ice • Email
Africa is categorized by the United Nations Development Programme as being the poorest continent in terms of development. The World Bank and other institutions attest to this. To come out of this, African countries are encouraging Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by inviting Transnational Companies (TNCs) which bring enormous challenges. Ekontang Makia will discuss human rights and environmental challenges of TNCs with a focus on the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project. Hosted by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Lunch will be served.
American Constitution Society Supreme Court Preview
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Rm 175
Contact: Linda Bruce • Email
ACS is hosting a panel discussion where Professors Paris, Bonine, Leonetti, and Harris will offer their insights on important upcoming cases in the 2012-2013 term of the Supreme Court.
1L Diversity Fellowships
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBD
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 wil be followed by a social hour, during which attendees will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters. RSVP on Symplicity.
6th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture presents Patrice H. Kunesh, Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 110
Contact: Isla Dane • Email
Please join us for the 6th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture. This year's speaker is Patrice H. Kunesh, of Standing Rock Lakota descent, and is the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where she supervises the Division of Indian Affairs on litigation and policy matters concerning American Indian tribes and individual Indians.

Reception immediately following in the Many Nations Longhouse.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Assisted Reproductive Technology: Test Tube Babies and Beyond
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Room 175
Contact: Leslie Harris • Email
An attorney and a medical expert discuss the law and science of assisted reproductive technologies, with an emphasis on Oregon law and practice.
SELF Poker Night
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boulevard Gril
Contact: Trevor Gates • Email
The Sports & Entertainment Law Forum [S.E.L.F.] is again hosting a Poker Night for everyone interested. After last event’s success, we decided to host one more before we all start studying too hard. The buy-in will be $20 and everyone who signs up before the event will receive a 10% increase in starting chips.

This is an important fundraiser for S.E.L.F. to benefit its annual Sports & Entertainment Law Conference. We've negotiated Happy Hour prices for students during the event.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What's the Deal with NIKE? A discussion about sports branding and college athletics
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 110
Contact: Dan Munro • Email
The Law of Intellectual Property student groups is sponsoring a lunchtime discussion with Paul Loving about branding and the world of collegiate sports. The discussion will highlight the issues involved in branding and sports marketing in relation to college athletics programs.
As former Assistant General Counsel at NIKE, Inc., Mr. Loving has extensive experience in sports marketing, advertising, entertainment, and intellectual property matters and lectures nationally on these subjects.
The Portia Project: Reception
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lewis Lounge
Contact: Barbara Aldave • Email
Website
The opening event for The Portia Project’s “Women in Prison” conference. Browse Cheryl Hanna-Truscott’s photographs of women and their infant children living in the nursery section of Purdy, a women’s correctional facility in Washington state. Three films will be screened: “A Sentence for Two,” “Sin by Silence,” and “Purdy.” Visit The Portia Project website for film details.
The Student Loan Debt Crisis
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Room 141
Contact: Marcus Walker • Email
Federalist Society Event
Speaker- Professor G. Marcus Cole- Stanford University
Refreshment will be provided
The State of Human Rights
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
room 110
Contact: Johanna Luttrell • Email
The Savage Foundation hosts Dr. Henry Shue, Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Merton College, University of Oxford, on "The State of Human Rights".

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