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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Derrick Bell Lecture
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Room 110
Contact: Jennifer Geller •
Derrick Bell Lecture. UCLA Law Professor Cheryl Harris is the speaker. Join by live stream at
Frohnmayer Leadership Program: Read to Lead Dinner
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dean Espinola's Home (address sent with your confirmation)
Contact: Jennifer Espinola •
Dean Espinola and John Frohnmayer, brother of Dave Frohnmayer who the FLP is named after, will co-host this dinner and discussion about summoning courage as a leader. A few chapters from John Frohnmayer's book "Socrates the Rower" will be assigned - books will be provided. Registration is required. Don't miss this great event and the chance to earn 2 hours towards the FLP certificate of completion.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Portland Program Information Session for 1Ls & 2Ls
12:00 pm
Room 141
Contact: Mohsen Manesh •
Prof. Mohsen Manesh will share details and answer questions about the law school's Portland Program, which enables 3L students to spend their final year of law school in downtown Portland enrolled in classes and working in externships .

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Work-Study Workshop
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Room 141
Contact: Nicole Commissiong •
1Ls and 2Ls are invited to a work-study workshop. Kyna Burgett, Financial Aid Work-Study Specialist, will cover the law school's summer work-study program and eligibility for a work-study increase for summer 2019 and academic year 2019-2020.
SEDD International Conflict series: Northern Ireland
4:00 pm
Room 142
Contact: Kathryn Fahrion •
Join Jenna Lada, analyst at the Government Accountability Office, for a discussion of her experience focused on international work while pursuing her CRES degree, particularly her work in Northern Ireland. Get a wealth of tips about making your own connections for overseas academic and professional work.
Free Screening of I, Tonya
5:30 pm
Room 175
Contact: Lacy Dougal •
In preparation for the Domestic Violence Clinic's 20th Anniversary Celebration, featuring Tonya Harding, we will be screening a free showing of the movie I, Tonya. Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.
To learn more about the DVC 20th Anniversary:

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Soul Karaoke
7:00 pm
Viking Braggot (Southtowne)
Contact: Cristal E. Jones •
Sponsored by the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) as part of Black History Month

Come ready to sing or vibe to the 1970’s soulful sounds of: The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and more!!!

Doors open at 7:00pm; Karaoke starts at 8:00pm

Doorbusters for the first 25 soul patrons

Free appetizers while supplies last

Get into the groove!!!!!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Implicit Bias Training with Dr. Erik Girvan
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Room 141
Contact: Kathryn Fahrion •
Join SEDD and Professor Girvan to explore what implicit bias is, why we all need to be aware of how it affects us, and some of the methods of minimizing the effects.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Known Citizen: Exploring Privacy in Modern America, featuring Sarah Igo (vanderbilt)
6:30 pm
Knight Law Center
Contact: Rebecca Flynn •
This lecture is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Public Affairs Speaker Series. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

37th public interest environmental law conference
All Day
Various rooms in the EMU and the law school
Contact: John E. Bonine •
Four day event, from the afternoon of February 28 through the middle of the day on March 3.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Implicit Biases, Equity, and Justice: How the Eugene legal community can support equal access and opportunity regardless of race, gender, age, or ability
12:00 pm
Eugene Federal Courthouse (Jury Assembly Room)
Contact: Mindy Wittkop •
Please join us at the Eugene Federal Courthouse (Jury Assembly Room) on Friday, March 1 at 12pm for a FREE lunch along with our first CLE of 2019. We will be applying for 1.0 Access to Justice CLE credit for our first event, and will be serving a delicious lunch hosted and funded by the Attorney Fee Fund of the U.S. District Court!

Please RSVP at by Monday, February 25, 2019 so we know how much lunch to prepare. If you forget to RSVP, come anyway! Your CLE credit and lunch are FREE.

Title: Implicit Biases, Equity, and Justice. How the Eugene legal community can support equal access and opportunity regardless of race, gender, age, or ability.

Where: Eugene Federal Courthouse (405 E. 8th Avenue) in the Jury Assembly Room
When: Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 12pm

Description: We are pleased to welcome Dr. Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Professor of Political Science and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Oregon, and Dr. Erik Girvan, Associate Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director at the University of Oregon School of Law, for a timely conversation on hidden biases in our daily lives, and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues on campus and in the broader Eugene community. This conversation will provide research-based tools, strategies, and insights directly relevant to the practice of law, helping us all recognize and address roadblocks to inclusion and equal access that we may be perpetuating without realizing it.

Dr. Girvan will present on understanding and reconciling the hidden biases that inhabit our thinking and decision making. Can someone’s race, sex, age, and other characteristics influence the way we see and treat them even when we are genuinely trying to be unbiased? What concrete steps can we take to help prevent this from happening? Through a mix of short presentations, lively activities, and discussions, we will explore some harmful side effects of how our brains naturally perceive, categorize, and draw inferences about the world, including other people. We will examine when this kind of bias is most likely to occur. Learn practical steps we can all take to try to reduce or eliminate implicit bias from our decision-making. How you think, or how you think that you think, may surprise you.

Dr. Alex-Assensoh will present on equity and inclusion issues on campus, and the University of Oregon’s efforts to embed equity and inclusion in the day-to-day processes of university life in an effort to bring about a more diverse faculty, staff and student body. Dr. Alex-Assensoh–an attorney, author, professor, and university administrator–will share her extensive experience working in the field of equity and inclusion, and will offer practical ways ​that the Eugene legal community can participate in and support such efforts on campus, in our community, and in our representation of clients.

Please RSVP at by Monday, February 25, 2019 so we know how much lunch to prepare. If you forget to RSVP, come anyway! Your CLE credit and lunch are FREE.