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!

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”

Partisanship, Polarization, and the Law of Democracy

Monday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Knight Law Center Room 175

An event featuring Guy-Uriel Charles, the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. His research focuses on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. More information about the event can be found here

Free and open to the public

Upcoming Prelaw Info Sessions

application_processConsidering a legal education? UO Prelaw Advising will be hosting two information sessions in October to outline the steps to law school and ensure a competitive law school application!

These workshops are free and open to the public.

Considering Law School
Wednesday, Oct 12, 12-1 pm in 195 Anstett Hall
Get a sense of what law schools look for in applicants, how to finance a legal education, and hear from current law students’ experiences.

Applying to Law School
Wednesday, Oct 26 at 12-1 pm in 360 Oregon Hall
Review components of a competitive law school application, including an effective personal statement, and avoid common application pitfalls.