Legal Community Joins Together To Offer Free Class To Portland High School Students.
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2003
Thirty speakers, fifteen law firms, one church and a bakery have banded together to offer a free morning lecture series in constitutional studies to Portland high school students during their unexpected "days off."
The lecture series will take place each weekday 8 a.m.-noon, March 17-20 and May 14-June 11 - days of school that otherwise would be lost due to the state's budget crisis. The classes are open to all Portland high school students who either have taken or are interested in taking a course on the United States Constitution. It is offered free of charge to students and to the public. Each class will begin at 8 a.m. with fresh baked goods and a lecture and discussion, after which students will go in small groups to the offices of private downtown law firms that have made their library facilities available for study. Homework will be assigned. Credit for the hours of direct instruction may be available.
The lecture speakers include lawyers, judges, authors, and legal educators. The participating law firms are Ater Wynne, Ball Janik, Bullivant Houser, Davis Wright, Dunn Carney, Lane Powell, Lindsay Hart, Markowitz Herbold, Meyer & Wyse, Miller Nash, Perkins Coie, Preston Gates, Schwabe Williamson, Stoel Rives, and Tonkon Torp. The bakery is Great Harvest Bread Company.
Lecture topics include "George Washington and His Times", "Government...for the People", "The Death Penalty", and "Education and the Right to Privacy". A complete list of the series is included with this release.
Portland Public Schools are scheduled to lose 24 days of instruction this spring. Although we cannot begin to compensate for the loss of learning this represents, the members of the community mentioned above will offer a course of instruction on the Constitution to continue the civic education of Portland's high school students. In doing so, the organizers hope to symbolize their belief in children and the importance of public education.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 1126 S.W. Park Avenue. Students interested in attending should register by contacting Jill Gomery, Curriculum Vice President, Lincoln High School, at 916-5200 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland School District First Congregational United Church of Christ 1126 S.W. Park Avenue (corner of Park and Madison) Portland Citizens CONSTITUTIONAL LECTURES TIME: 8:00 a.m. --------------- SPEAKER WORK TOPIC DATE --------------- --------------- -------------------- ------ Barnes Ellis Stoel Rives LLP The Right to Counsel March 17 Jefferson Smith Stoel Rives LLP The Progressive Era: March Roosevelt, Hand and 18 Wilson Stephen Kafoury Stephen Kafoury The Legislative Process March Government in Theory and Practice 19 Relations Brian Posewitz Tonkon Torp LLP Freedom of Speech in March the Schools 20 Brian Booth Justice William O. Douglas and Freedom of Speech Darian Stanford Stoel Rives LLP Religious Liberty in May America 14 Hon. Neil Neil Goldschmidt, "Government... for May Goldschmidt Inc. the People" 15 Hon. Ancer Haggerty United States A Dialogue on Freedom May District Court 16 Hon. Ellen Rosenblum Multnomah County Circuit Court Phillip Margolin Author How a Real Case Travels May from the Multnomah 19 County Courthouse to the United States Supreme Court Phillip Chadsey Stoel Rives LLP From Magna Carta to May Stix Occidentalis 20 Couvina William Long Willamette Law The Death Penalty May School 21 Norman Frink Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Stephen Kanter Northwestern The Unfulfilled Promise May School of Law of the Declaration of 22 Independence Roy Pulvers Lindsay Hart Neil The Initiative May & Weigler LLP 23 Hon. Susan Graber Ninth Circuit Law and Poetry May Court of Appeals 27 Stephen Griffith Stoel Rives LLP Robert Stacey 1000 Friends of Does Mt. Hood Have May Oregon Property Rights? 28 Alison Brody Miller Nash LLP Oregon Schools, Oregon May Michael Porter Courts 29 Hon. Jack Landau Oregon Court of It All Happened Here: May Appeals Oregon Cases in the 30 U.S. Supreme Court Charles Hinkle Stoel Rives LLP Private Rights and June Public Duties 2 James Carter Nike, Inc. Commercial Speech and June the Global Economy 3 James Westwood Stoel Rives LLP George Washington and June His Times 4 Stephen Bushong Oregon Department Drugs and Federalism: June of Justice The Constitution, the 5 Erin Lagesen Stoel Rives LLP Controlled Substances Act and State Regulation of Medical Practice Hon. Wallace Oregon Supreme An Independent June Carson Court Judiciary 6 Hon. Thomas Balmer Oregon Supreme Oliver Wendell Holmes June Court and the Common Law 9 Timothy Volpert Davis Wright Education and the Right June Shelly Larkins Tremaine LLP to Privacy: 10 Vernonia School District v. Acton Harold Hart Citizen If Lincoln Were Alive June Today 11