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Note: Links to join each session will be activated a half hour before the starting time of each event.

Tuesday, July 7th

12-1pm (PST)

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Lunch & Learn: A Series Presented by L&C Faculty

Topic: Environmental Justice and Covid-19

Presenter: Assistant Professor Lisa Benjamin

Covid-19 has had devastating effects on communities of color and low income communities. Environmental justice highlights the disproportionate burden of environmental harms which are imposed on low income communities and communities of color. We will look at how these harms are directly related to underlying health conditions, which in turn make these communities more vulnerable to Covid-19.

***Registration for this series is required. Registration will close one hour before the event.***

 

Tuesday, July 14th

12-1pm (PST)

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Lunch & Learn: A Series Presented by L&C Faculty

Topic: Family Separation in a Time of COVID: Crimmigration, Consent, and the Othering of Central American Mothers

Presenter: Professor Juliet Stumpf

In 2018, President Trump announced that family separation was over (or did he?). Professor Stumpf will address two current issues of separation and prolonged detention of noncitizen children: first, the indefinite detention of teens separated from their families and detained indefinitely in our backyard in two facilities in Oregon and Washington, and second, ICE’s strategy for circumventing a court order limiting the detention of children through consensual separation of largely Central American mothers from their children. The session will address the impact of COVID, and explore the racialized and gendered context behind family separation.

***Registration for this series is required. Registration will close one hour before the event.***

 

Tuesday, July 21st

12-1pm (PST)

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Lunch & Learn: A Series Presented by L&C Faculty

Topic: COVID-19 and the Flood of Civil Litigation: An Assessment

Presenter: Professor Robert Klonoff

Rarely, if ever, has a single event caused so much litigation, of such a wide variety, so quickly. In only months, thousands of individual and class action lawsuits have been filed against prisons, hospitals, airlines, cruise lines, gyms, government entities, universities, and many other kinds of defendants. The claims have sought damages and orders to halt the allegedly improper conduct. My talk will survey this litigation and discuss some of the unique legal issues raised by this litigation. It will also discuss legislative responses, including proposals to immunize various categories of defendants from civil liability.

***Registration for this series is required. Registration will close one hour before the event.***

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 
Tuesday, June 30th

12-1pm (PST)

 
 

Lunch & Learn: A Series Presented by L&C Faculty

Topic: Protecting Animals and Workers Amidst COVID-19 Outbreaks at Slaughterhouses

Presenter: Clinical Professor Delci Winders

Slaughterhouse workers are among the most exploited and disenfranchised people in the United States, and they have been hit especially hard by COVID-19. Slaughterhouses across the country have been the epicenter of massive outbreaks and as a result have shut their doors temporarily, leaving farmers with nowhere to send animals for slaughter. Millions of animals are being killed and discarded using unregulated and horrifically cruel methods, including choking with foam and shutting off ventilation systems. This presentation will discuss efforts to address this exploitation of both workers and animals, including current litigation by Lewis & Clark’s Animal Law Litigation Clinic.

***Registration for this series is required. Registration will close one hour before the event.***

Panel Session:
How to Prepare for Law School
Friday, June 26
12-1pm (PST)

 

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Panel Session: How to Prepare for Law School

Congrats! You will never need to take the LSAT again but the real work is about to begin. What should you do the summer before law school starts? Should you read a case book in advance? Stock up on multi-colored highlighters?

Presented by seasoned faculty and staff, this session will offer suggestions on what you can do to prepare for law school before you arrive on campus.

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To hear more about the study skills you will need in law school, we encourage you to apply for The Summer Institute program by June 12th.

Tuesday, June 23rd

12-1pm (PST)

 

Lunch & Learn: A Series Presented by L&C Faculty

Topic: Churches, Coronavirus, and Free Exercise Doctrine at a Crossroads

Presenter: Professor Jim Oleske

Just weeks before states began implementing stay-at-home orders and limits on group gatherings to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Supreme Court of the United States granted review in a case that asks the justices to fundamentally alter their interpretation of the Free Exercise Clause. Although the facts of that case have nothing to do with COVID-19, the same underlying legal issue — whether and when courts should require the government to make religious exemptions from the law — is at the heart of numerous lawsuits brought by churches challenging state COVID-19 orders around the country, including here in Oregon. This session will provide an overview of the longstanding debate over religious exemptions and discuss how that debate is already being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Tuesday, June 16th

12-1pm (PST)

 

Lunch & Learn: A Series Presented by L&C Faculty

Topic: Criminal Law-Related Doctrines That Enable Racial Discrimination

Presenter: Professor Susan Mandiberg

Certain legal doctrines combine with the structure of our legal system to make it easier for judges and juries to discriminate against people of color and other minorities. This conversation will explore some of those doctrines and how they work.

 

Happy Hour hosted by Current Students

Zoom in for some real talk over virtual snacks and refreshments! This is your chance to ask candid questions, get pro tips from a group of upper-division students, and start getting to know your fellow 1Ls. BYO favorite beverage or snack and be prepared for good times!

To encourage free and open discussion, this will be a students-only gathering. It will not be recorded.

Current Student Hosts and Profiles:

Learn more:

Student Bar Association
List of Student Organizations
Equity and Inclusion at LC
Student Support Services
“What’s What”: Law Student Handbook
Panel Session:

Academic Enhancement Program, Summer Institute, and Diversity Resources

May 12th 12 noon - 1pm

Panelists:

Professor Janet Steverson

J.B. Kim (’94)

Theresa Turner, 3L

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VIRTUAL LAW SCHOOL PREVIEW WEEK

Monday, April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2020

 

A weeklong series of lunchtime Q&A Sessions with key faculty, clinical professors, Career Services, and current students.   

All sessions were recorded and are now available for streaming online.

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