UO LALSA and MLSA Immigration Symposium

Moderator Bios

Margaret Paris, Philip H. Knight Dean of Law, moderator of the Criminal Law and Immigration panel
Dean Paris is the Philip H. Knight Dean of Law at the University of Oregon, where she teaches advanced appellate advocacy, criminal law, criminal investigation, and criminal adjudication.  Paris received the Orlando John Hollis Faculty Teaching Award, the law school's highest teaching honor.  Paris served as associate dean for academic affairs for four years before being named dean in 2006.  Paris's scholarly work focuses on criminal law and procedure issues.  She is the co-author of Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 2d edition (Foundation Press 2003).  Paris is a native of Chicago who earned a B.A., with distinction, and a J.D. (Coif) from Northwestern University.  She was editor in chief of Northwestern University Law Review.  After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Joel Flaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Before joining the University of Oregon law school faculty in 1992, Paris practiced criminal law for six years in Chicago, specializing in the defense of white-collar prosecutions with the law firm of Cotsirilos, Tighe & Streicker Ltd.  Paris served as the editorial board vice-chair of Criminal Justice, the ABA's Criminal Justice Section magazine, and as co-reporter for the Constitution Project's Death Penalty Initiative.  Paris's bar memberships include the state bar of Illinois as well as the United States Supreme Court, Tax Court, Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, and District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, and Eastern District of Michigan.

Leslie Harris, Dorothy Kliks Fones Professor of Law, moderator of the Family Law and Immigration panel
Leslie Harris is the Dorothy Kliks Fones Professor of Law at the University of Oregon, where she teaches Family Law and other courses and directs the Oregon Child Advocacy Project, which provides education and assistance to attorneys advocating for the interests of children.  Professor Harris has written law review articles about the child welfare system, nontraditional families, family support duties, and property rights at divorce, and she is the co-author of textbooks on Family Law and Children and the Law which are widely used throughout the U.S.  Professor Harris is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves on advisory boards for the Oregon Juvenile Court Improvement Project and several other organizations. She was one of the first recipients of the law school's Orlando John Hollis Faculty Teaching Award.

Barbara Aldave, Loran L. Stewart Professor of Business Law, moderator of the Business Law and Immigration panel
Barbara Bader Aldave earned her B.S. in Chemistry, with distinction, from Stanford University in 1960, and her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966.  After practicing law for several years, she joined the faculty of the University Of Oregon School Of Law in 1970.  She subsequently taught at the law schools of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas, Northeastern University, Boston College, and Cornell University.  From 1989 through 1998, she served as the Dean of St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.  In the fall of 2000, she returned to Oregon Law, where she now holds the Loran L. Stewart Chair in Corporate Law and directs the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship.

Throughout most of her career, Professor Aldave has taught courses in business associations, securities regulation, and constitutional law.  She has written a number of influential articles on securities fraud and insider trading, and for ten years served as an editorial consultant for a five-volume treatise entitled Texas Corporations -- Law and Practice.  A nationally recognized expert on corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities, Professor Aldave has testified in dozens of cases involving claims by or against business corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and nonprofit organizations. She is a lifetime member of both the American Bar Foundation and the Federación Interamericana de Abogados.

Stuart Chinn, Assistant Professor of Law, moderator of the Human Rights and Immigration panel
Professor Stuart Chinn received his B.A., Ph.D. (political science) and J.D. degrees from Yale University. He has published:
"Democracy-Promoting Judicial Review in a Two-Party System: Dealing with Second-Order Preferences" (38 Polity 478   (2006))(peer-reviewed)
"Race, the Supreme Court, and the Judicial-Institutional Interest in Stability" (forthcoming 1 Journal of Law (2011)) (with    commentaries by Professor Bruce Ackerman and Professor Sanford Levinson)
"Institutional Recalibration and Judicial Delimitation" (forthcoming Law & Social Inquiry (2011)) (peer-reviewed).

Professor Chinn also has a book chapter in the edited volume Living Legislation, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. He is currently working on a book project dealing with recurrent processes of political change across American history. His research and teaching interests are in constitutional law, constitutional theory, legislation, and legal and political history.  Professor Chinn was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

Caroline Forell, Clayton R. Hess Professor of Law, moderator of the Nonprofit Law and Immigration panel
Professor Forell joined the UO law faculty in 1978 immediately after law school, where she served on the staff of Iowa Law Review.

Forell's research focuses on legal issues affecting women. She co-authored, with Donna Matthews, the book: "A Law of Her Own: The Reasonable Woman as a Measure of Man" (NYU Press, 2000) (paperback 2001). "A Law of Her Own" has received national attention, including positive reviews from Gloria Steinem, Anna Quindlen, and Susan Estrich. It was cited in the stalking case of Bryant v. Walker, 190 Or App 253, 257 n.1 (2003). On appeal of this case to the Oregon Supreme Court, Forell presented oral argument on the issue of incorporating gender into the standard of care for assessing a stalking victim's alarm.

Forell has written extensively about the legal and ethical standards appropriate for intimate relationships involving various professionals and those they are responsible for, including attorney-client, faculty-student and doctor-patient. Her articles about attorney-client sex have spurred law reform and revision of codes of ethical conduct.

Tort issues have also been the basis for much of Forell's scholarship. Her area of particular expertise involves how statutes affect common law claims and standards of care. Her latest article, "The Tort of Betrayal of Trust" (coauthored with Anna Sortun) proposes that state legislatures create a tort claim for betrayals of trust by professionals. It was published in 2009 in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and can be downloaded at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1112073.

Forell holds dual American/Australian citizenship. She grew up on Australia's Gold Coast and is currently working on a book and screenplay about how the law treated women such as her great-great-grandmother Ellen Murphy who, at age 12, was transported for 14 years from London to Hobart, Tasmania for stealing four books and a bolt of jeans material.

Horse-riding, biking, travel, and her family (husband Dick and children Ian and Emily) are Forell's nonacademic passions. She is a founding member of Lane County Domestic Violence Council and is past President of the Boards of Directors for Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) and Breaking Free.