May 26, 2006
Dean Margie Paris welcomes UO Law Class of 2009
Our faculty has “been there” — many of them practiced for years with the country’s major law firms, corporations, and government agencies; many of them are known nationally for cutting edge legal scholarship. All of them are great teachers.
We have the region’s first and only “in house” small business clinic, we boast the first environmental law clinic in the United States, and our Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center reaches into every county in the state through the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution.
Through our Portland program, our students extern at some of Oregon’s most innovative companies — Nike, Mentor Graphics, and others of similar reputation.
Student fellows do serious legal work at our centers of excellence — including organize national conferences, sponsor celebrated speakers, and learn from distinguished visitors.
The student fellows of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics address issues as varied as patented seeds and the world’s food supply to images of Indians in American cinema.
Through the Law and Entrepreneurship Center, student fellows develop actual new products and businesses based on emerging technologies.
Law school is a serious investment — but the UO’s affordability is still a plus.
Margaret L. Paris
Dean and Elmer Sahlstrom Senior Fellow