Event: The Water We Eat: Law, Policy, and Our Collective Food Systems

Monday, April 23 at 12:00pm
Museum of Natural and Cultural History 

1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR

In honor of Earth Week, join the MNCH Ambassadors and the Good Food Group for a talk from UO Law professor Adell Amos.  Dean Amos will explore the ways water law and policy impact the greater food system. Food from Cafe Yumm provided by the Environmental and Natural Resource Law Center. Free and open to all UO students and staff.

More information here!

Legal Studies Minor Info Session May 23rd

3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 23rd
142 Knight Law Center

It’s official! The Undergraduate Legal Studies Minor is here! Come to this info session to learn about the opportunities available to enhance your degree with studies in legal issues. Michael Musheno, Law Professor and Director of Legal Studies at UO, will present.

The Legal Studies minor examines how law shapes and is shaped by society. It combines the analytical tools associated with legal scholarship with elements of a liberal arts education by engaging the well-developed field of law and society in order to inform students’ thinking about law’s power and the potential for social change.

More information about the minor can be found here.

23rd Annual CAER Conference: “Wisdom in Water: Protecting a Universal Right.”

Coalition Against Environmental Racism, University of Oregon student organization committed to bridging the gap between the struggle for social and environmental equality, will be hosting their 23rd annual conference on April 8th. This year’s theme is, “Wisdom in Water: Protecting a Universal Right.” The group explains that the theme this year is centered around water due to the recent struggles the state of Oregon and the nation face in regards to clean water and access.

Those interested in attending the conference can RSVP here, or learn more about the conference by visiting the Facebook event page here.

Winter 2017 Ethnic Studies Courses Available

The Department of Ethnic Studies is offering a variety of courses relating to legal issues and current events. Many of these courses provide general education credit and can provide valuable context to students considering a legal education.

ES 199   Race, Ethics, Justice
Alai Reyes-Santos | MW, 2-3:20
Lower division seminar examines critically examines and responds to the notions of justice that emerge from various racial formation projects, drawing upon an interdisciplinary humanities curriculum.

ES 352   Social Equality & Criminal Justice
Michael Hames-Garcia | MW, 4-5:20
Acquaints students with critical issues related to social justice and equality as they pertain to the history and present state of the U.S. criminal justice system, including the history of criminal codes, policing, and imprisonment as well as current debates. Fulfills Social Science group credit and Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance credit.   Continue reading “Winter 2017 Ethnic Studies Courses Available”

Seats Available in LAW & CRES Classes

Looking to add a fall class? Seats are still available in the following LAW and CRES courses:academic_opportunities

  • LAW 104: Intro to Business Law (Social Science gen ed; TR 2:00-3:50)
  • LAW 199: Undergraduate Legal Research (M 12:00-1:50)
  • LAW 201: Intro to Environmental Law and Policy (Social Science gen ed; MW 4:00-5:50)
  • LAW 304: American Law and Families (MW 10:00-11:50)
  • CRES 415: Conflict and Gender (MW 10:00-11:50)
  • LAW 415: Human Rights, Law, and Culture (TR 2:00-3:50)
  • CRES 420: Restorative Justice (R 6:00-8:50)

More details can be found on the UO class schedule, and course descriptions are available on UO Law’s Undergraduate Legal Studies page.

Mock trial team impresses at national championships

Around the O reports:

The UO Mock Trial team recently wrapped up its most successful season to date, placing 10th in its division and 19th overall out of 48 teams at the National Championship Tournament of the American Mock Trial Association.

You can read the entire report here. Congrats to the UO Mock Trial team!

New 3+3 Program for Clark Honors College Students

academic_opportunitiesThe University of Oregon School of Law and the Robert D. Clark Honors College are announcing a new program that lets students earn both an undergraduate and law degree in six years.

The 3+3 Program is an accelerated curriculum for students who want to shave a year off the seven years it typically takes to complete both a law and bachelor’s degree. It’s designed to streamline the career path for students in the Clark Honors College interested in the legal field.

Students participating in the program will spend their first three years enrolled in undergraduate courses fulfilling their honors college general education requirements as well as the requirements of their chosen majors and minors.

During the students’ third year, they must take the Law School Admission Test and apply for admission to the law school. The application fee will be waived for students in the 3+3 program.

Upon admission, students begin law school courses in their fourth year, in conjunction with their honors college thesis and thesis defense. Credits earned in the first year of law school will apply to a bachelor’s degree as elective credits, which fulfill the necessary requirements to participate in honors college graduation ceremonies.

Current sophomores and freshmen enrolled in the Clark Honors College are encouraged to learn more about the program this Wednesday, April 13, from 9-10 a.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room. The event will also be live-tweeted, following @Oregon_Law on Twitter and the hashtag #CHC2Law.

More information about the 3+3 program can be found at Around the O!