Events

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

Free

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, […]

At 7:00 pm
156 Straub Hall, 1451 Onyx Street, Eugene

Our Representative Democracy—Can it Survive?

Free

Congressman Peter DeFazio was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 1986. He is the longest serving House member in Oregon’s history. As the dean of the Oregon House delegation he has developed a reputation as an effective lawmaker serving the 4th District of Oregon. In 2014, Mr. DeFazio was elected to the position of Ranking Member on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Coast Guard, highway system, transit, water resources, railroads, aviation, & economic development. DeFazio and his wife, Myrnie Daut, live in Springfield, Oregon. He has logged roughly five million miles traveling between Oregon and Washington, DC. Mr. DeFazio has voted against and refused to accept congressional pay raises while the government is deficit spending. Instead, he has used his pay raises to fund scholarships at five southwestern Oregon community colleges. By the end of 2016, Mr. DeFazio contributed $338,869 of after-tax salary toward 255 scholarships. 

At 12:00 pm
175 Knight Law Center

Book Celebration for Michelle McKinley’s Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700

Free

Join us to celebrate Michelle McKinley’s new book, Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). This event includes a panel discussion starting at 10 a.m., with a roundtable at 2 p.m., and lunch in between. The book explores domestic slavery and what McKinley terms “fractional freedoms” in the context […]

At 10:00 am
Lewis Lounge, Knight Law Center

What Kids Bring to School: How educators can address poverty, domestic violence, and other challenges affecting their students

Free

Featuring Marsha Kline Pruett, Maconda Brown O'Connor Chair and Director of the Clinical Research Institute, Smith College School for Social Work. Her current focus examines family dynamics and development with a specialization of healthy child and family developments during life changes. Pruett is known nationally for the development, implementation and evaluation of preventive interventions in schools and courts.

At 4:00 pm
175 Knight Law Center

It’s Complicated: A Student Forum on How Universities Help and Hinder Activism

Free

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. Cosponsored by ASUO, Black Law Students Association, Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, OUTlaws, PeaceJam Northwest, Undergraduate Legal Studies, and the ASUO Women's Center.

At 4:00 pm
Redwood Auditorium in Erb Memorial Union

2017 O’Connell Conference: Issues at the Intersection of Law and Science

Free

The O’Connell Conference is an annual event, made possible by former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Ken O’Connell, intended to allow the judicial and legal community to examine current topics in public policy. This conference and CLE will explore emerging areas of discovery, practical approaches to science and innovation, and jurisprudential implications of discovery and innovation. It will feature scholars and practitioners who will examine frameworks for legal practice and approaches that take into account emerging scientific and technological knowledge. The O'Connell Conference is sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and is cosponsored by the UO School of Law and the Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice Section.

At 9:00 am
Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St., Eugene
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