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Anne Marie Burke Headshot
October 15
Sports law program paves the path towards great success.   In the summer of 2021, Anne Marie Burke landed a job with Spurs Sports and Entertainment as a Legal Associate in San Antonio, Texas. In her new role, she serves as in-house counsel for Spurs Sports and Entertainment. Burke advises various departments on the latest laws and policies in several areas, including intellectual property, employment, and sports betting. The company owns the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, the NBA G-League’s Austin Spurs and the USL’s San Antonio Football Club. 
15th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture
October 15
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 6:00 pm.  This virtual event is free and open to the public. The lecture features Dean Emeritus and Professor, Stacy Leeds, from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Leeds is the first Native American female dean and a prominent Indian law trailblazer. 
Headshot of Anna Reutin
October 13
Anna Reutin is a first-generation law student, Japanese American, daughter of immigrant parents, and this year’s Minoru Yasui Fellow. She earned her BA in Political Science and East Asian Studies from McGill University and her MA in Political Science from Waseda University. Reutin experienced a diverse array of learning settings that contributed to her growth and success as a law student.
Photo of Minoru yasui
October 11
Oregon Law traditionally hosts several events in honor of Minoru Yasui’s legacy on his birthday, October 19. This year we are hosting a screening of Never Give Up: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice, and a remote panel discussion on Minoru Yasui and Our Call to Honor His Civil Rights Legacy.
Photo of Mary Wood
September 30
Philip H. Knight Professor Mary Wood has received the Oregon State Bar President’s Sustainability Award. Wood is the Faculty Director of Oregon Law’s nationally top ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center.
Photo: Luciane Coletti
September 28
Audubon: Professor Mary Woods is quoted.
Mary Lawrence
September 28
Founding director of Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program, Professor Emerita Mary Lawrence, JD ’77, died September 23, 2021. She was a pioneer in the national legal writing discipline and a legend in the national community of legal writing professors.
Knight Law Center Commons
September 24
The Oregon State Bar (OSB) recently released July 2021 bar passage rates.
ILLUSTRATION: WIRED; GETTY IMAGES
September 22
Wired: Philip H. Knight Professor Mary Wood is quoted.
Students had demanded for years that Harvard University divest from fossil fuels. Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
September 22
The Conversation: Professor Emerita Susan Gary writes for The Conversation about investments in fossil fuels.

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