Events

Feb 24
Clinics and Externships Fairnoon

Oregon Law's clinic and externship offerings move beyond classroom concepts and give students first-hand experience with the practice of law. Join us for this fun, interactive...
February 24 noon–2:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, Commons

Oregon Law's clinic and externship offerings move beyond classroom concepts and give students first-hand experience with the practice of law. Join us for this fun, interactive fair where you can learn more about each program, connect directly with clinic and externship supervisors, and chat with students who have engaged with these experiential learning opportunities. Legal employers seek mature, practice-ready candidates. Find out how clinic and externship experience can help give you a competitive edge in today's market.

Feb 24
SEDD Presents: A Conversation about Marginalization and Supportnoon

Please join Students Engaged in Dialogue and Discourse (SEDD) for a conversation about real-life experience, exploring what people want to see in their community to make them feel...
February 24 noon–2:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 141

Please join Students Engaged in Dialogue and Discourse (SEDD) for a conversation about real-life experience, exploring what people want to see in their community to make them feel supported when marginalization, prejudice, and discrimination occur.

Feb 29
2nd Annual Black History Month Banquet6:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Black History in the legal profession and its significance to the University of Oregon and the larger Oregon community. This banquet serves as a culmination of...
February 29 6:00 p.m.
Ford Alumni Center, Giustina Ballroom

Come celebrate Black History in the legal profession and its significance to the University of Oregon and the larger Oregon community. This banquet serves as a culmination of Black History Month and a celebration of our Black community, students, faculty/staff, and more.

Mar 2
Post-Graduate Clerkships with the Oregon Appellate Courtsnoon

Post-graduate judicial clerkships with the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals offer outstanding career-building opportunities! Please join us for this session with the...
March 2 noon–1:00 p.m.
Room 141

Post-graduate judicial clerkships with the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals offer outstanding career-building opportunities! Please join us for this session with the Oregon Appellate Courts about the clerkship process: what the Justices and Judges seek in clerks, how to build a compelling application, coming deadlines, the interview process and more. Symplicity Job #28187.

Mar 4
“From Fact to Fiction: A Colored Life in Letters”noon

University of Oregon welcomes Duke University Professor Karla FC Holloway to campus as part of this year’s the Lorwin Lecture series. Holloway is the James B. Duke...
March 4 noon–1:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Ford Lecture Hall

University of Oregon welcomes Duke University Professor Karla FC Holloway to campus as part of this year’s the Lorwin Lecture series.

Holloway is the James B. Duke Professor Emerita of English and Law at Duke University, where her research and teaching have included African American literary and cultural studies, bioethics, gender, and law. She is the author of nine books of scholarship, memoir, and fiction, including Passed On: African American Mourning Stories (2002); BookMarks: Reading in Black and White–A Memoir (2006); Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics (2011); and Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature (2014).

In her novel, A Death in Harlem (2019), Holloway weaves a mystery in the bon vivant world of the Harlem Renaissance. “Taking as her point of departure the tantalizingly ambiguous ‘death by misadventure’ at the climax of Nella Larsen’s Passing, Holloway accompanies readers to the sunlit boulevards and shaded sidestreets of Jazz Age New York. A murder there will test the mettle, resourcefulness, and intuition of Harlem’s first ‘colored’ policeman, Weldon Haynie Thomas. Clear glass towers rising in Manhattan belie a city where people are often not what they seem. For some here, identity is a performance of passing—passing for another race, for another class, for someone safe to trust. Thomas’s investigation illuminates the societies and secret societies, the intricate code of manners, the world of letters, and the broad social currents of 1920s Harlem” —from Northwestern University Press.

This year’s Lorwin Lecture series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society. The Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is funded by a gift from Val and Madge Lorwin to the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.

Mar 4
Presidential Power in the Age of Trump: An Originalist Perspectivenoon

The Federalist Society hosts Mr. Logan Beirne (Yale Law School) for a lunchtime discussion on the nature of presidential power. *** FREE FOOD ***
March 4 noon–1:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 141

The Federalist Society hosts Mr. Logan Beirne (Yale Law School) for a lunchtime discussion on the nature of presidential power.

*** FREE FOOD ***

Mar 5
"On Rising Together: Creative and Collective Responses to the Climate Crisis"7:30 p.m.

With each record-breaking storm or flood it becomes clearer that climate change and rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States. Writer Elizabeth Rush...
March 5 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church

With each record-breaking storm or flood it becomes clearer that climate change and rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States. Writer Elizabeth Rush travelled from vanishing shorelines in New England to inundated bayous in Louisiana to chronicle the impact of sea level rise on vulnerable communities and ecosystems. She employed a literary approach for her recent book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. “I believe that language can lessen the distance between humans and the world of which we are a part; I believe that it can foster interspecies intimacy and, as a result, care.” 

Elizabeth Rush, the Oregon Humanities Center's 2019–20 Robert D. Clark Lecturer, will give a talk, “On Rising Together: Creative and Collective Responses to the Climate Crisis,” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. in Eugene. 

What might we learn from the people living on climate change’s front lines about the future that we share? In her talk, Rush will speak about a small community on the eastern shore of Staten Island––a place that hurricane Sandy both undid and remade from the ground up––investigating the storm’s aftermath and the radical decisions residents made about how to overcome their shared vulnerability. She will give voice to those who have traditionally been left out of environmental discourse and how we might make the conversation more whole moving forward. 

Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Gaurdian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant; the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship; and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University, and teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University. 

Mar 7
Food, Agriculture, and Sustainability: A Conversation with Congressman Earl Blumenauer10:00 a.m.

Congressman Blumenauer will discuss his vision for progressive reform of our food and farm system. His remarks will focus on policy changes needed to ensure access to healthy...
March 7 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 110

Congressman Blumenauer will discuss his vision for progressive reform of our food and farm system. His remarks will focus on policy changes needed to ensure access to healthy foods, encourage sustainable agriculture and redirect resources to those who need assistance the most, especially socially disadvantaged, beginning, and family farmers. As the author of the agriculture section of the Green New Deal, he will also speak about opportunities to work collaboratively with farmers and ranchers to address the climate emergency. 

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center as part of its 2019-21 theme, Science, Policy, and the Public. Cosponsored by UO Food Studies. This event is part of the 2020 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. 

Mar 10
Russian hackers, trolls and #DemocracyRIP7:00 p.m.

Donald Trump's 2016 victory in the Electoral College could not have occurred without 78,000 voters in three states. But were these voters affected by the Russian trolls and...
March 10 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 175

Donald Trump's 2016 victory in the Electoral College could not have occurred without 78,000 voters in three states. But were these voters affected by the Russian trolls and hackers? Trump denies it, as does Russian President Vladimir Putin, and many argue that we can never know. Drawing on earlier path-breaking work, Kathleen Hall Jamieson will argue that it’s likely the Russians did help to elect the 45th president of the United States, based on her research on unique polling data, analyses of how the press used hacked content, and synthesis of half a century of media-effects research.

 

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, National Academy of Sciences 2020 Public Welfare Award winner and co-founder of FactCheck.org, is a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center. She has authored or co-authored 16 books, including Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, which won the 2019 R. R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers. Her paper “Implications of the Demise of ‘Fact’ in Political Discourse” received the American Philosophical Society’s 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize. Jamieson is a co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, which monitors political speech for the misuse of science. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association. 


This talk is co-sponsored Center for Science Communication Research (SCR, formerly Media Center for Science and Technology) and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics (WMC). The SCR, housed within the School of Journalism and Communication, works to advance research in science communication to connect science and society and facilitate research-based decision making. The WMC, part of the School of Law, encourages civic engagement and inspires enlightened dialogue by bringing students, scholars, activists, policymakers, and communities together to discuss issues affecting Oregon, our nation, and the world.

This talk was made possible by the Richard W. and Laurie Johnston Lecture Fund.

Mar 12
Oregon Supreme Court at Oregon Law9:00 a.m.

Oregon Law will host the Oregon Supreme Court at William Knight Law Center on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The Court will hear oral arguments in two pending cases...
March 12 9:00 a.m.–noon
William W. Knight Law Center, 175

Oregon Law will host the Oregon Supreme Court at William Knight Law Center on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The Court will hear oral arguments in two pending cases and answer student questions, affording an unrivaled, experiential learning and professional development opportunity for students, faculty, and the greater community.

The Court's annual visit has become one of the highlights of the law school calendar. This year's visit will mark the 45th year of celebrating this longstanding legal tradition. 

Mar 12
Lecture: Professor Michael Gerhardt7:00 p.m.

Professor Michael Gerhardt is one of four scholars invited to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of President Trump. He is also the only legal...
March 12 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 175 and 110 for overflow

Professor Michael Gerhardt is one of four scholars invited to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of President Trump. He is also the only legal expert to testify before Congress when President Bill Clinton faced impeachment. Gerhardt, a professor at University of North Carolina, has written extensively about impeachment, constitutional authority, and the separation of powers.

This event is made possible by the Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor Program.

Mar 17
Oregon's Legal History: The Skinner's Butte Cross Case5:30 p.m.

An expert panel including Garrett Epps will discuss the cases that led to the removal of a cross on top of Skinner's Butte in light of recent legal developments in a similar...
March 17 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 110

An expert panel including Garrett Epps will discuss the cases that led to the removal of a cross on top of Skinner's Butte in light of recent legal developments in a similar case making its way the United States Supreme Court.

Mar 18
Oregon Executive MBA Alumni Board Women's Event: A Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business5:15 p.m.

Gain knowledge to apply in your own workplace at a panel discussion focusing on women, diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.  PANEL Markisha Smith,...
March 18 5:15 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
109 NW Naito

Gain knowledge to apply in your own workplace at a panel discussion focusing on women, diversity, equity, and inclusion in business. 

PANEL

Markisha Smith, Ed.D
Director, City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights

Kristin Crain
Principal, ZGF Architects

Terri Carbone
Director IT Business Operations, Kaiser Permanente; MIT-certified AI Strategist

Moderator: Henri Ending

REGISTRATION
Registration info coming soon.

Apr 10
Lorwin Lecture Series - Christina Sharpenoon

The Lorwin Lectureship, founded by the estate of Val and Madge Lorwin, features renowned scholars and experts who promote greater appreciation for the importance of civil...
April 10 noon–1:50 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 110

The Lorwin Lectureship, founded by the estate of Val and Madge Lorwin, features renowned scholars and experts who promote greater appreciation for the importance of civil rights.

Christina Sharpe is a scholar of English literature and Black Studies. Her academic research focuses Black visual studies, Black queer studies, and mid-nineteenth century to contemporary African-American Literature and Culture. Christina is the author of two books: "In the Wake: On Blackness and Being" and "Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects."

Apr 15
Oregon Law Leadership Awardsnoon

Come celebrate the accomplishments of Oregon Law students, faculty, and staff at this annual event.
April 15 noon–noon
William W. Knight Law Center, Commons

Come celebrate the accomplishments of Oregon Law students, faculty, and staff at this annual event.

Apr 16
Spring Career Fairnoon

This is the last chance of the year to connect with over 80 companies and organizations that will be here in search of talented UO students and alumni!  Polish up your resume...
April 16 noon–4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

This is the last chance of the year to connect with over 80 companies and organizations that will be here in search of talented UO students and alumni!  Polish up your resume and join us in the EMU Ballroom between noon and 4:00 p.m.!

Apr 20
ALWD Visiting Scholar Olympia Duhart visits Oregon Lawnoon

The LRW Program and the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) are bringing 2019 Visiting Scholar Professor Olympia Duhart to Oregon Law for two days of presentations to...
April 20–21
William W. Knight Law Center

The LRW Program and the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) are bringing 2019 Visiting Scholar Professor Olympia Duhart to Oregon Law for two days of presentations to students, faculty, and alumni/local practitioners. The presentations will draw on Professor Duhart's influential research and will focus on helping law students and practicing lawyers become more rhetorically effective and persuasive.

Jun 4
Lorwin Lecture Series - Alicia Garza3:30 p.m.

The Lorwin Lectureship, founded by the estate of Val and Madge Lorwin, features renowned scholars and experts who promote greater appreciation for the importance of civil...
June 4 3:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 175

The Lorwin Lectureship, founded by the estate of Val and Madge Lorwin, features renowned scholars and experts who promote greater appreciation for the importance of civil rights.

Alicia Garza is an American civil rights activist and editorial writer who co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement. She has organized around the issues of health, student services and rights, rights for domestic workers, ending police brutality, anti-racism, and violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of color.

Jun 9
Synergies and Scholarship Conferencenoon

Oregon Law welcomes faculty and leaders from across the nation for a two-day conference designed to support and promote scholarship in the Legal Research and Writing (LRW) field.
June 9–10
William W. Knight Law Center

Oregon Law welcomes faculty and leaders from across the nation for a two-day conference designed to support and promote scholarship in the Legal Research and Writing (LRW) field.

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