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.

Federal Judge Michael McShane to speak on campus

7:00 pm
Thursday, October 19th
Knight Law School Room 184

UO Forensics is hosting Federal Judge Michael McShane for a speaking event where he discusses trial procedure and his specialty of cross examinations. The lecture will take place Thursday, October 19th in the Knight Law School room 184. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the legal field, and real life experiences of a federal judge.

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.

Fall 2017 Willamette University Law Events

Willamette University College of Law will be hosting two events for prelaw students this fall:

Fall Open House

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM
RSVP Here

Are you thinking about applying to law school? Join the College of Law for their Open House. Learn about Willamette Law and the unique advantages of studying law across the street from the Oregon State Capitol.

Practice LSAT

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM until 2 PM
RSVP Here

Take advantage of this opportunity for a free practice LSAT! After, chat with a current student about life in law school over pizza. Answers will be provided and your score is private.

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.