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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.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Academic Excellence Workshop: Outlining Part II
10:30 am
Room 282
Contact: Suzanne • Patton O'Halloran
The Academic Excellence Program hosts this series of workshops designed to introduce 1L students to essential strategies and study habits for law school success. Prof. McAlpin will be focusing on outlining strategies. More details are available on the Academic Excellence Canvas page.
An Introduction to Originalism
12:00 pm
Knight Law Building, Room 142
Contact: Keith Reed •
UO Chapter of the Federalist Society presents Ilan Wurman, Lecturer at ASU Law School and TBD Guest for a discussion on the merits of Originalism as a doctrine of Constitutional interpretation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SEDD International Conflict series: Professor Ibrahim Gassama
12:00 pm
Room 184, Oregon Law
Contact: Kathryn Fahrion •
Please join SEDD to hear from Professor Gassama about his career in international law. For those of us, both those pursuing law degrees and those looking at careers dealing with international issues in other ways, to gain insight and tips to shape our academic and professional focus.
Student Organization Leaders Meeting with Dean Burke
12:00 pm
Contact: Jennifer Espinola •
Representatives from each student organization are invited to meet with Dean Burke to discuss various issues related to the student experience for our organization members.
The Sequelae of Black Life: Violence, Gender, Space and Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Contact: Michelle McKinley •
Join us for a presentation by Associate Professor Christen Smith of The University of Texas at Austin as part of the Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs, Department of Anthropology, and the School of Law
RBG Movie Screening
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Room 175
Contact: Kelsey Cunningham •
Join the Women's Law Forum for a screening of RBG the movie.