Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm
Knight Law Center Room 142

Featuring Charise Cheney, Wayne Morse Resident Scholar and associate professor in the UO Ethnic Studies Department.

In this event, Cheney will discuss her research into the Black anti-integration movement in Topeka, Kansas, during the 1940s and 50s, where many Black parents and teachers defended all-Black schools as critical resources promoting economic opportunity and racial pride. More information about the event can be found here.

Free and Open to the Public

Interested in UO Mock Trial?

Info sessions on 9/27 and 9/29!

Interested in going to law school or just want to learn more about the law? Join the University of Oregon’s Mock Trial (UOMT) team! Mock trial is a great way to get a glimpse into the courtroom procedure and how a real trial works – an absolute must for aspiring lawyers. Each year, the American Mock Trial Association releases a case for over 600 mock trial teams in the nation to prepare and present. Last year, UOMT placed 19th in the nation out of 658 teams! UOMT is a program housed in and funded by the Forensics Department which means participants are covered for all traveling and competition fees. Tournament destinations include Boise, Seattle, Stanford University, Chicago, and Los Angles.

To learn more about the Mock Trial program come to one of the information sessions week one of fall term! They will be held Tuesday (9/27) and Thursday (9/29) in Deady 106 at 7 p.m. Visit uomocktrial.com or email mocktrial@uoregon.edu for more information.

uomt_fallinfo

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.

Law School Admissions Webinar Series (FREE)

application_processMSU hosts a series of webinars addressing different aspects of the law school admissions process. Yes, they dedicate a slide or two their own program, but most of the information in these presentations can be very helpful to potential candidates, regardless of the school they hope to attend.

Free — Registration required

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!

 

Perspectives on Practice – Taking the Leap into Solo Practice

Legal Careers IconThursday, April 7, 1:00 pm
Knight Law Center Room 141

Abigail will be speaking on the nuances and special considerations for opening a solo practice firm.

She is the founder and senior attorney at Molina Group, LLC. She was born and raised in Oregon and has spent the last 5 1/2 years living in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. In 1998 Abigail graduated Cum Laude with Departmental honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon. She went on to work as a Legal Assistant for an Immigration Attorney from 2000 to 2007. Abigail then decided it was time to move forward with her education. She graduated from the University of Oregon in May 2010 with her J.D. Abigail enjoys playing the piano, cooking, being outside, and spending time with her husband and their 3 1/2 year old daughter.

Free and open to the public.

Immigration Law Speaker: Abigail Molina

law_school_eventsWednesday, April 6, 4:00 pm
Knight Law Center Room 141

Join Abigail, Immigration Law Attorney in Eugene, OR, who represents clients seeking defense from deportation, applications for citizenship, and petitions for humanitarian immigration relief. She will discuss women & children and incarceration on the southwestern border.

Free and open to the public.

Open House at Willamette University College of Law

law_school_eventsSaturday, April 2, 2016
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Visit Willamette University College of Law during the Spring Open House to learn about the school’s academic programs, clinical opportunities, and legal research centers. Faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand to answer questions about curriculum, the collegial and vibrant student community, financing your education, and student leadership opportunities. Guided campus tours will be offered. Participants are welcome to attend one or multiple days.

Register for this event here.

Visit from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

law_school_events*Registration Required*
Friday, April 8, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Knight Law Center Room 175

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will visit the University of Oregon School of Law today. Court will be held in room 175. This is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to witness the court’s process and hear interesting cases.

A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:15 for those attending the session, we hope the judges will also be in attendance so students can meet them before they begin their session.

Your name must be on the registration list and you should be prepared to show your UO ID before entering the courtroom.

Register for this event here.