Emerging Land Issues in Indian Country – 10/25/2019

On October 25, 2019, the Indian Law Section of the Oregon State Bar will host a CLE entitled: Emerging Land Issues in Indian Country at the University of Oregon School of Law.

The panels will deal with natural resource development, climate change, timber cases, treaty rights, and the native outdoor recreation industry.

The event will also feature a panel with author and activist Rebecca Nagle, who will talk about the Carpenter v. Murphy case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and her hit podcast This Land. Cost is $60. RSVP here!

Financing Your Legal Education – AccessLex workshop on 10/17

AccessLex will be visiting campus 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 4pm-5pm in room 282 of the Knight Law Center on Thursday, 10/17/2019.

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; AccessConnex, a free student loan helpline for law students; and XploreJD, a brand new resource for evaluating the law schools to which you might want to apply.

UO Mock Trail Recruiting for fall!

University of Oregon Mock Trial is recruiting new members for its competitive season! This is a great opportunity to get involved at the University of Oregon, practice public speaking and critical thinking skills, and even prepare for law school. If you’re interested in honing your writing, public speaking, and critical thinking skills while learning more about the law and working with a team, Mock Trial will give you a glimpse into courtroom procedure.

To learn more about UOMT, come to one of their info sessions – Tuesday (10/1) and Thursday (10/3) in Chapman 220 at 7pm.

Find UOMT on social media @uomocktrial or email mocktrial@uoregon.edu for more.

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!