September 8, 2009
Professor Rob Illig’s ‘The Oregon Method’ to Appear in Journal of Legal Education
“The Oregon Method: An Alternative Model for Teaching Transactional Law,” highlights Oregon Law’s lab format for teaching the craft of transactional lawyering alongside the traditional doctrinal business law courses. This innovative format was introduced as a way to give students a real sense of what it means to engage in transactional legal practice and to provide a clear picture of what the end result of transactional lawyering will look like.
Oregon Law’s series of one-credit “Transactional Practice Labs” are taught as add-ons to the traditional business law courses. The labs are designed to provide students with an early view of how the doctrine and skills they learn in law school can be employed in actual deal making.