The Rennard Strickland Lecture Series was established in 2006 to honor the legacy of Dean Rennard Strickland and to build on his contributions to the field of Indian law, to legal education, and to the Environmental and Natural Resources and Indian law programs in our law school.
The theme of the lecture series is the examination of Native leadership and vision for environmental stewardship in the 21st century. This year’s speaker will be Professor Stacey Leeds. Her talk is titled "Oil and Gas: An Oklahoma Origin Story and McGirt."
The MBA and YLS is hosting a round-table with attorneys from various practice areas on the topic of avoiding and overcoming burnout, including how to set and balance reasonable boundaries within our profession's demands.
New lawyers and law students who are interested in learning about how to manage the stressors of our profession or just to hear how you're not alone- this is for you!
YLS president Kirsten Rush will be moderating our panel of distinguished speakers: Julie Preciado, Iván Resendiz Gutierrez, Ron Cheng, & Samantha Ratcliffe
The Imagining Futures series seeks to reframe some of today’s pivotal social issues in order to conceptualize a more just and sustainable future for all. The topics covered throughout the lecture series will be interdisciplinary and will address issues that impact all of us. At this crucial turning point in human history, we now must ask: What does a better future look like, and for whom? Who will—and should—have the power to define the future? How do we move forward together? This lecture series will summon us to imagine answers to these and other related questions.
Christina Rosan is Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. She is particularly interested in how we make cities more sustainable and just. Rosan's forthcoming book Reimagining Sustainable CitiesStrategies for Designing Greener, Healthier, More Equitable Communities (co-authored with Stephen M. Wheeler) will be published in December 2021. She is also the author of Governing the Fragmented Metropolis: Planning for Regional Sustainability (Penn Press 2016) and co-author with Dr. Hamil Pearsall of Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Rosan is active in the Philadelphia sustainability community and is eager to use research to inform practice.
The Dean's Advisory Council (DAC) will meet in the law school in Eugene as a part of the University of Oregon's Board Summit.
Prof. Epps will give a presentation over upcoming Supreme Court cases this term, discuss the potential outcome of the cases, and the impacts of those outcomes.
Marcilynn A. Burke, Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law, speaks with UO’s Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success and author Kimberly Johnson. Johnson’s debut novel, This is My America, will be made into a television series to stream on HBO Max. Curriculum based on the book is already being taught in middle and high schools around the country, and the screen adaption of This is My America has the potential to invite an even bigger audience.
Kimberly Nicholas is a sustainability scientist at Lund University. She is the author of UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE: How to be Human in a Warming World, and the monthly climate newsletter We Can Fix It.
In her research, she studies the connections between people, land, and climate. Her goal is to understand how to steward ecosystems to support a good life for everyone alive today, and leave a thriving planet for future generations.
Her current research projects include a collaboration with the Municipality of Lund to radically reduce climate pollution; The Takeoff of Staying on the Ground, studying the flight-free movement in Sweden; and using digital communication to improve traveler satisfaction with public transport. She recently concluded a five-year investigation of sustainable food systems in Europe, including the first comprehensive mapping of €61 billion of annual public spending under the Common Agricultural
Join the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) for its 30th anniversary event raising funds for stipends for students who have public interest legal positions in the summer.
Advance registration required. Details TBA.
Charles Chavis, Jr. is the Founding Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race at George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, where he is also an Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and History.
Dr. Chavis is a historian and museum educator whose work focuses on the history of racial violence and civil rights activism and Black and Jewish relations in the American South, and the ways in which the historical understandings of racial violence and civil rights activism can inform current and future approaches to peacebuilding and conflict resolution throughout the world.
He is editor of For the Sake of Peace: Africana Perspectives on Racism, Justice, and Peace in America (2020). His upcoming book, The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State (forthcoming 2022).