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2012 Higgins Distinguished Visitor: Mary Kay Kane

Date: 7:00pm PDT March 14, 2012 Location: Legal Research Center, Lower Lounge. Reception to follow.

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Legal Research Center, Lower Lounge. Reception to follow.

About Mary Kay Kane

Mary Kay Kane is one of the nation’s leading civil procedure scholars. She received a B.A. degree in English and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. She began teaching in 1974 at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and joined the Hastings College of Law faculty in 1977. She served as Associate Academic Dean from 1980-82, as Acting Academic Dean during the 1987-88 academic year, as Academic Dean from 1990-93, as Dean from 1993-2006, and as Chancellor from 2000-2006. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin, and U.C. Berkeley.

Dean Kane has written several articles and books on civil procedure, including a Nutshell on Civil Procedure. She also co-authored a Hornbook on Civil Procedure, a Hornbook on the Law of Federal Courts, as well as the second and third editions of fourteen volumes of the national treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure. She also served as the Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Complex Litigation Project, developing proposals for handling multiparty, multiforum disputes in the federal and state courts. In 2001, Dean Kane served as the President of the Association of American Law Schools, the national association for legal educators, and was made a member of the Standing Committee on Practice and Procedure for the United States Judicial Conference. She currently is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and the Council of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

About the Higgins Distinguished Visitor

The Higgins Distinguished Visitor is endowed by a grant from the Lorene Sails Higgins Charitable Trust. The program was designed to provide an opportunity for Lewis & Clark faculty and students and the Portland community to learn from and interact with leading legal scholars from around the world.

Event Details:
When:  Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 7:00PM
Where:  Legal Research Center, Lewis & Clark Law School
Cost:  Free and open to the public
Contact:  For more information, please contact Anh Le at (503) 768-6912

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