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October 3, 2005

University of Oregon School of Law Profile 2005-2006

University of Oregon School of Law
PROFILE 2005-2006

ENROLLMENT
1L Students                                  179
1L Applications Received                1,944
Total Law School Enrollment          526
Total University Enrollment            20,339

GPA & LSAT
75th Percentile GPA/LSAT            3.66    161
Median GPA/LSAT                        3.45    159
25th Percentile GPA/LSAT            3.17    157

CLASS PROFILE
Non residents/Oregon residents     59%/41%
Women students                           43%

Students of color                           19%
Average age                                  25
 
BAR PASSAGE
May 2005 graduates of the University of Oregon School of Law scored an 82% pass rate on the July 2005 Oregon bar exam.  For all of our alumni who took the bar exam for the first time in July, the pass rate was 80%.  The state’s average was 76%.

EMPLOYMENT and CAREERS

Ninety-five percent of the Class of 2004 was employed or seeking an advanced degree within nine months of graduation.  49.3% are employed beyond Oregon.       

Private Practice               42.7% (27.5% in firms with 51 or more attorneys)
Government                   35.3% (Judicial clerks, prosecution, military, other)
Business & Industry               10.3%
Public Interest/Non-Profit        6.6%
Academic                       5.1%


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 

Centers of Excellence:
Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program
Ocean & Coastal Law Center
Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center
Center for Law & Entrepreneurship
Public Interest-Public Service Law Program
The Portland Program at the University of Oregon Portland Center
Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

Joint Degree Programs:
Conflict & Dispute Resolution (MA or MS/JD)
Business Administration (MBA/JD)
International Studies (MA/JD)
Environmental Studies (MA/JD)

Certificate Programs:
Business Law, Criminal Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property, International Law, Law and Entrepreneurship, Ocean and Coastal Law, Public Interest and Public Service Law, and Tax Law
 
Clinics & Externships 
Civil Practice Clinics (Legal Aid Service of Lane County) 
Criminal Defense Clinics (Public Defender Services of Lane County)Criminal Prosecution Clinics (Lane County District Attorney’s Office)Domestic Violence Clinics (Lane County Domestic Violence Project)
Environmental Law Clinics (Western Environmental Law Center)
Mediation Clinic (Community Mediation Services)
Small Business Clinic (in-house)
Federal & State Judicial Internships
Portland Center Externships (including Nike, Tektronix, Mentor Graphics, Freightliner)
 
LAW JOURNALS
Oregon Law Review
Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation
Oregon Review of International Law
 
FACULTY 
We are the only Oregon law school with membership in Order of the Coif, which recognizes faculty scholarship.  Only 80 ABA schools are Coif schools.  43% of our faculty/administrators are women; 20% are people of color.
 
JOHN E. JAQUA LAW LIBRARY
The Jaqua Law Library contains 380,000 volumes and is part of the 2.6 million-volume university library system.  Special collections include ocean and coastal law, environmental law, Indian law and policy, judicial and legal biography, jurisprudence, and constitutional and intellectual history.  The collection also supports research in US law and international law and interdisciplinary studies in several areas. 
 
LOCATION
The William W. Knight Law Center, opened in 1999, is situated on the historic 280-acre flagship campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.  A progressive city of 143,000, Eugene is acclaimed for its “livability” and natural beauty.  Recent recognitions include: “Healthiest Cities for Women,” (Self), “Best College Sports Towns,” (Sports Illustrated), “10 Best Walking Cities,” (American Podiatric Medical Association), “America’s 10 Best Trails” (Bike).   Eugene is home to a thriving performing arts center, world-class vineyards, and federal courthouse.  The capital, Salem, is an hour’s drive and Portland’s urban distractions are 2 hours away.
 
DISTINCTIONS
Smallest public law school on West Coast / First public law school to offer environmental and natural resources program / Only Oregon law school to offer venture capital and private equity, financial institutions and banking regulations, and two semesters of securities law / #1 Oregon State Bar Law Pro Bono Competition (for 4th consecutive year) / #6 for 9th Circuit judicial clerks / #4 Technology Honor Roll (2005 National Jurist) / #2 Public Law School for Best Quality of Life (2005 Princeton Review)

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees              $22,400
Resident Tuition & Fees                      $17,792
1L Recipients of Law Scholarships             40%
1L Recipients of Financial Aid (all sources)  90%

University of Oregon School of Law   
ABA. AALS.  ORDER OF THE COIF
Office of Admissions, University of Oregon School of Law, 1221 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1221, (541) 346-3846.
 

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