Women of Color Symposium and What’s Up with Whiteness?

Two exciting events are coming up this month for UO students! Check them out below and be sure to RSVP!

Women of Color Symposium: Reclaim the Name

Saturday, January 20th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UO Campus

This event is intended to serve as a restorative healing event. Open to all Womxn of Color Students.

RSVP here!

“What’s Up with Whiteness?” Examining White Identity Event

Saturday, January 20th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UO Campus

Conversations about race and systemic injustice are increasingly a part of day-to-day dialogue in communities large and small. What’s Up With Whiteness, a day long on campus retreat, will help participants find their place in these conversations by examining our own identities and the systems we are a part of in an effort to become more effective allies within our communities.

This event is the allyship track for the Women of Color Symposium. It is open to any student interested in examining white identity.

Free Law School Materials Available on Monday

Didn’t make it to this year’s law fair? Don’t despair! Free materials are available for pickup next week! On Monday, November 20th from 9 am to 1 pm, swing by 364 Oregon Hall (the Office of Academic Advising) to pick up as many materials as you wish.

Free tote bags and guides to financing a legal education are also available!

Materials are available for the following schools:

  • Albany Law School
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Concordia University School of Law
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Loyola Law School LA
  • Loyola Law School Chicago
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • UConn School of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • University of Denver – Sturm College of Law
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • Vermont Law School
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Western State College of Law
  • Willamette Law

Mock LSAT on campus (Nov 18, 2017)

The University of Oregon Undergraduate Law Society and TestMasters will be administering a free full-length mock LSAT under official test conditions on Saturday, November 18th from 10AM-2PM in the UO Law School, Room 142. 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!

LSATurday Free LSAT Prep | Nov 18th, 2017

The December LSAT is coming fast, and Kaplan has prep help with LSATurday on November 18.

Students can join Kaplan for 5 hours of free, non-stop prep as they predict the December LSAT, conquer logic games, and offer the fastest method for reading comprehension around.

Schedule for LSATurday:

9-10 AM PT We Predict the December LSAT
10-11 AM PT Conquering Logical Reasoning Assumptions
11 AM – 12 PM PT The Fastest Reading Comprehension Method Ever
12-1 PM PT Getting Tough Logic Games
1-2 PM PT LSAT Bootcamp

Click here to RSVP!

LSAT Workshop | Wednesday, Nov 8th 2017

Planning on going to law school? Want to score high on the LSAT?

The University of Oregon Undergraduate Law Society and TestMasters will be hosting a free LSAT Workshop on Wednesday, November 8th from 6PM-8PM in the UO Law School, Room 281. 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!

How to Request UO transcripts for LSAC

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:

  1. In your Student Menu on Duckweb, select Grades and Transcripts Menu.
  2. Select Request Official Transcript.
  3. Ensure current contact information and attendance information, etc. is accurate.
  4. Under “Where to Deliver Your Request” select “Send to Professional Society / Organization” and hit the Select & Continue button.
  5. In the box next to “Enter Professional Society” type “Law School Admission Council” and hit the Continue button.
  6. 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.)
  7. Review and verify your transcript request by following the on-screen instructions.
  8. Print out the Transcript Request Form, sign it, and either bring it in person to the Registrar’s Office (Oregon Hall, 4th floor) or email it to registrar@uoregon.edu 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 registrar@uoregon.edu.

Locked Up and Shut Out: How Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation Are Intertwined

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.

Event: Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

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.

Law School Fair | Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Erb Memorial Union Ballroom


Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of two LSAT prep course scholarships just for attending the fair!

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.

How to get the most out of the Law Fair – Tips and questions to keep in mind to ask law school representatives

See a list of registered law schools below!

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