Internship Opportunity: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Winter/Spring 2018

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

From the Front Lines: A Conversation with Maria Hinojosa

Thursday, October 5th
7:30 PM
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.

Event: Walidah Imarisha – “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History”

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.
http://www.walidah.com/

More information available from UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.

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

Schedule:

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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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.

Internship Opportunity: Perkins Coie LLP in Portland (2 Positions)

Attention future graduates!

Perkins Coie LLP, Portland office is seeking Practice Group Support Interns for their Business (Transactional) and  Commercial Litigation practice groupsThe Ideal candidate is someone who is interested in/committed to going to law school in the fall of 2018.

Required skills include: a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of experience in a law firm environment or equivalent professional experience

Learn more, including how to apply, below!

PGSI (BUS) job posting

PGSI (LIT) job posting

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.

International Law Event: Implications of the Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, Feb 1Case Western Logo
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EMU Diamond Lake Room
FREE – food provided!

Dean Scharf
Dean Scharf

Join Dean Michael Scharf of Case Western Reserve University Law for a talk concerning international use of force legality and the domestic and international implications that have arisen in the fight against ISIS.

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

This event is free, and food will be provided!

Questions regarding the event can be sent to UO’s Prelaw Advisor.

Practice LSAT Jan 21st at Willamette Law

Practice LSAT @ Willamette University Law
Saturday, Jan 21st at 8:00 am
Free – RSVP Required

An important way to prepare for the LSAT is to take a practice LSAT test under time constraints. This helps you estimate the amount of time you can afford to spend on each question in a given section to help you study more efficiently. Willamette University College of Law invites you to a Practice LSAT Test on their campus to ensure you’re ready for your upcoming LSAT.

RSVP for the Practice LSAT here!