Fall 2011 Business Law Programs

This fall, the Business Law Program will host the Fall Forum, speaker Marybeth Peters (former US Register of Copyrights), and the 13th annual Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor.
  • Fall Business Law Forum keynote speaker, Michael Zimmer
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Fall Business Law Forum:  Friday, September 30, 2011.

On September 30, 2011, Lewis & Clark Law School’s Business Law Program is hosting its 16th Annual Business Law Fall Forum, headed by Professor Jeffrey Jones, entitled: “The Protected-Class Approach to Antidiscrimination Law: Logic, Effects, Reform.”  This forum will examine issues that place U.S. antidiscrimination law in the broader context of American culture and society.  Leading scholars will debate the U.S. legal approach to antidiscrimination, offering perspectives on the impact of antidiscrimination law on business, social, psychological or other effects of membership in protected classes; the imagined outer limits of the protected-class approach; the role of administrative agencies as clearinghouses for discrimination claims; new or better approaches to burden allocation and remedies; how federalism affects antidiscrimination goals, and what we in the United States can learn from the antidiscrimination laws of other countries.  More Information

Register of Copyrights:  Date: September 22. Public Lecture:  12:00-1:30 pm.  Location:  The Governor Hotel, Billiard Room

Marybeth Peters At left:  Marybeth Peters, former US Register of Copyrights.

Marybeth Peters, who was the United States Register of Copyrights from 1994 until 2010, will visit the Law School on September 22 and deliver a public lecture.  Peters is a frequent speaker on copyright issues, and has received numerous awards for her work as Register of Copyrights.  Prior to her appointment in 1994, she held the positions of Policy Planning Adviser to the Register, Acting General Counsel, Chief of both the Examining and Information and Reference Divisions, Senior Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Music Examiner.  From 1989 -1990, she served as Consultant in Copyright Law, for the World Intellectual Property Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland.   More Information

Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor:  Hon. William Bryson, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.  Public Lecture: Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Judge William C. Bryson

At left:  Hon. William C. Bryson

Lewis & Clark Law School’s Intellectual Property program welcomes their 13th annual Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor, Judge William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  More Information