Saturday, November 11, 2017
Erb Memorial Union Ballroom
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Law School Admissions Panel: How to Prepare Effectively for Law School
11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
Law School Fair Expo – Connect with over 60 law schools!
The UO’s annual law fair will include representatives from nearly 60 law schools including University of Washington, University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark College, and Willamette University. The fair is an excellent opportunity for prospective law students to interact with admissions personnel and learn more about law schools they may consider attending.
See a list of registered law schools below!
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Unfortunately UO uses a different electronic transcript system than LSAC, so it is necessary to request paper transcripts from UO in a way that will ensure LSAC’s Transcript Request Form is included with the transcript UO sends to LSAC.
To request your UO transcripts in a way that ensures your LSAC Transcript Request Form is included with your transcript, please follow these instructions:
- In your Student Menu on Duckweb, select Grades and Transcripts Menu.
- Select Request Official Transcript.
- Ensure current contact information and attendance information, etc. is accurate.
- Under “Where to Deliver Your Request” select “Send to Professional Society / Organization” and hit the Select & Continue button.
- In the box next to “Enter Professional Society” type “Law School Admission Council” and hit the Continue button.
- Fill in the Professional Society information using the LSAC address information found in the letterhead of your transcript request form. (Instructions for accessing your transcript request form can be found here.)
- Review and verify your transcript request by following the on-screen instructions.
- Print out the Transcript Request Form, sign it, and either bring it in person to the Registrar’s Office (Oregon Hall, 2nd floor) or email it to email@example.com with a request for the Registrar’s Office to include the form with the transcript they send to LSAC. This visit should take place or email should be sent within a half an hour of requesting the transcript on Duckweb.
If you have any questions about the transcript request process for law school, please feel free to contact UO’s Office of the Registrar at 541-346-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 19th
Knight Law School Room 184
UO Forensics is hosting Federal Judge Michael McShane for a speaking event where he discusses trial procedure and his specialty of cross examinations. The lecture will take place Thursday, October 19th in the Knight Law School room 184. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the legal field, and real life experiences of a federal judge.
Join Oregon Law for an information session on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in Knight Law Center, Room 110.
Learn about the admissions process, hear from current students, and explore legal careers!
Friday, October 27, 2017, 12 pm – 4 pm
184 Knight Law Center
12-2 p.m.: Brown bag lunch and public discussion
2-4 p.m.: Scholarly symposium
This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s 2017-2019 theme, Borders, Migration, and Belonging.
Speakers for this event include:
- Kelly Lytle Hernandez is an associate professor in the UCLA History Department. Her work focuses on race, policing, immigration, and incarceration in the United States.
- Torrie Hester is an assistant professor in the St. Louis University History Department. Her research interests include immigration and region, race and ethnicity, as well as law and foreign policy during the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.
- Sharon Luk is an assistant professor in the University of Oregon Ethnic Studies Department. Her fields of study include racism and racial capitalism, ethnic ontologies, epistemology, social movements, feminisms, and ephemeral archives.
More information about this event can be found at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
Willamette University College of Law will be hosting two events for prelaw students this fall:
Fall Open House
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM
Are you thinking about applying to law school? Join the College of Law for their Open House. Learn about Willamette Law and the unique advantages of studying law across the street from the Oregon State Capitol.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM until 2 PM
Take advantage of this opportunity for a free practice LSAT! After, chat with a current student about life in law school over pizza. Answers will be provided and your score is private.
The office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) is seeking interns for winter/spring 2018 in Washington, D.C., and Beaverton, Oregon.
Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will gain valuable experience supporting legislative staff and will learn about the operations of a congressional office. Responsibilities will include: conducting legislative research, providing office support, answering phones, assisting with constituent correspondence, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff with projects as assigned.
Interns in the district office in Beaverton, Oregon will assist the outreach staff and caseworkers, research policy issues, help with constituent communication through mail and phone calls and attend meetings with the Congresswoman. Successful candidates will demonstrate professionalism, strong communication skills, and an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with Oregon ties are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications for the winter/spring 2018 internship are due Friday, November 17th.
To apply, please visit https://bonamici.house.gov/services/internships
Thursday, October 5th
156 Straub Hall
Maria Hinojosa is the host of NPR’s Latino USA and founder of the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization committed to producing ethical journalism from a POC perspective and representing the new American mainstream. Hinojosa will address the Oregon Humanities Center’s 2017-18 theme “We the People” from a Latin@ perspective.
Watch live steam of event: http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/livestream
More information available at Around the O.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Lillis 182 (Note the new venue!)
Walidah Imarisha describes herself as an historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, and rebel by reason. Winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, she also has edited two anthologies, authored a poetry collection, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.
Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. She spent six years with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project as a public scholar facilitating programs across Oregon about Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop.
More information available from UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
156 Straub Hall
Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss how American identity and citizenship are construed in culture and policy, through the telling of his own story. Vargas, the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Chair, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling to shift the conversation about immigration, and #EmergingUS, a multimedia startup for a new multi-ethnic, multiracial America.
In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up story he wrote. He also wrote, produced, and directed Documented, an award-winning documentary on his experience. Vargas will be in residence at the Wayne Morse Center mid-October to mid-November 2017. His visit is in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center’s 2017-19 theme of inquiry, Borders, Migration, and Belonging.
Cosponsors include the UO Center for Student Involvement: BE Series, Cinema Studies, Oregon Humanities Center, Division of Equity and Inclusion, School of Journalism and Communication, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and Ethnic Studies.
More information available from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.