Guest Speaker: The Great Cannabis Debate

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 5:00 PM
UO School of Law, Room 282

Featuring Jessica Berg, Dean of Case Western Reserve University College of Law
Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law
Professor of Bioethics & Public Health Law

In the past five years, 30 state plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana. How should we regulate this popular substance—as a recreational drug? Medicinal cure-all? Herbal supplement? This presentation considers the complex legal frameworks surrounding cannabis, and the problems they raise.

Following the talk, questions about applying to and/or attending law school will be answered.

Free and open to all students. Food will be provided.

Applications Open for Fall 2019 Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course

The UO School of Law Conflict & Dispute Resolution Program is now accepting applications for Fall Term 2019 enrollment in its undergraduate Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course!

The course aims to facilitate critical and engaging discussion about the principles and practices of Restorative Justice. Through course dialogues and activities students will explore the needs and roles of victims, offenders, communities, and justice systems, as well as outline the principles and values of Restorative Justice.

Using the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program model, this course will include both “inside” (students inside OSP) and “outside” students (students at UO). This course will take place at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.

More information about the program, including course times and contact information, can be found in the application. Click here for the application.

Applications due by 4:00 p.m. May 8 (Interviews to be held on May 15)

Summer Congressional Internship with Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is currently recruiting interns for the 2019 summer Congressional Internship. From May to July, CBCF interns work in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member offices and learn first-hand how to develop legislative and public policy initiatives. Don’t miss your chance to add your voice to the national dialogue on issues of importance. If you have the desire to work in politics or are merely interested in the policy-making process, apply today! Application Deadline 3/29/2019.

Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S. through May 2020
  • Active full-time enrollment in college or recent graduation from a college within twelve (12) months of internship application
  • Completion of at least 30 credits towards an undergraduate degree
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process

Seniors: $2500 CLEO EDGE Summer Institute Scholarship

CLEO, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc., is pleased to announce that they will award a $2500 CLEO EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship to 24 participants of the 2019 Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI).

For those college seniors interested in attending law school in fall 2019, CLEO’s Pre-Law Summer Institute prepares students for the rigors of the first year of law school. The application closes March 30. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-April. Successful applicants will have a minimum 2.7 GPA and have a demonstrated financial need.

As one of the nation’s most respected and recognized organizations supporting diversity in legal education, CLEO’s mission for the past 50 years has been to expand opportunities for persons from traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups, low-income, and disadvantaged communities” and promote their successful entry into the legal profession.

Learn more about this opportunity here!

Pride Foundation Scholarships Deadline is January 11th!

The Pride Foundation offers 60 scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students associated with the northwest. Some of these are particularly relevant to students interested in law. Below are examples of two relevant scholarships. Students can submit a single application to be considered for all 60 scholarships! See a list of all scholarship funds and apply here!

Davis Wright Tremaine Pride Foundation Scholarship for Oregon Residents pursuing a juris doctorate at an American Bar Association Accredited law school.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  1.  Identify as a member of the LGBTQ community
  2.  Be a resident of Oregon (must have lived in Oregon for more than one year)
  3.  Be an incoming first year student pursuing a juris doctorate at an ABA accredited law school
  4.  Demonstrate the intent to practice law in Oregon after graduating law school

Political Leadership Scholarship for students studying law, political science, public policy, or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBTQ people. Preference is given to LGBTQ students of color and low-income or first-generation college students.

Law School Funding and Application Webinars

AccessLex is offering two free webinars in the coming weeks. AccessLex is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aspiring law students with the information they need to make strategic decisions about their educations. RSVP using the links below!

Webinar: Financing Your Legal Education

In this session, we’ll discuss the costs of pursuing a legal education, describe the financial aid application process, review the available financing options and identify ways your students can be financially prepared to achieve their goals.

Webinar: Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach

Presented by AccessLex’s Director of Diversity Programs, this presentation reviews the essential components of a successful law school application – and offers tips and strategies for applicants.

Practice LSAT on Campus 10/20

The University of Oregon Undergraduate Law Society and TestMasters will be administering a free full-length mock LSAT under official test conditions on Saturday, October 20th from 10AM-2PM in the UO Law School, Room 175. All University of Oregon students are welcome!

The event will be conducted by Jeff Benjamin, a veteran TestMasters instructor with 14 years of LSAT teaching experience, and a perfect 180 official LSAT score. After the exam, Jeff will go over some of the most difficult questions. Attendees will also receive a one-week pass to our Online Resource Center, where they can score the mock LSAT, review detailed explanations, and get one-on-one assistance from TestMasters instructors!

Seating is limited: RSVP HERE!

TestMasters Free LSAT Workshop!

The University of Oregon Undergraduate Law Society and TestMasters will be hosting a free LSAT Workshop on Thursday, October 11th from 5PM-6PM in Knight Law School, Room 282. All University of Oregon students are welcome!

This workshop will be conducted by Jeff Benjamin, a veteran TestMasters instructor with 14 years of LSAT teaching experience, a J.D. from NYU, and a perfect 180 official LSAT score. Attendees will be challenged with a series of difficult LSAT questions and Jeff will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them. If you are interested in law school and want to score high on the LSAT, don’t miss this great opportunity!

Seating is limited: RSVP HERE!

Information Session: Financing Your Legal Education – Oct 18 2018

AccessLex will be stopping by the Undergraduate Law Society to discuss questions you should be asking before, during and after law school, and to offer tools to help you make informed financial decisions every step of the way.

The presentation will take place from 5pm-6pm in room 282 of the Knight Law Center.

AccessLex is a non-profit organization that aims inform students of the economic realities of law school without limiting their aspirations. They offer a number of resources including Analytix, which breaks down and compares law school statistics, as well as AccessConnex, a free student loan helpline for law students.