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March 11, 2014

U.S. News names Oregon Law home to three nationally ranked programs

For the seventh year in row, the University of Oregon School of Law boasts three Top 10-ranked specialty programs in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Graduate Schools" edition. As part of the state’s flagship university, Oregon Law is one of only three public institutions in the nation having three or more Top 10-ranked specialty programs.

Among the very best programs in the nation according to U.S. News, Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing (LRW) ranked 4th, Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENR) ranked 5th and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) ranked 6th. This is the eleventh year the ENR program has appeared in the top ten, and the seventh year for both the ADR and LRW programs.

Oregon Law joins just one of nine law schools from across the country in having three or more top-ranked programs, according to U.S. News. In addition to Oregon Law, this year’s list includes American University, Boston University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, New York University, University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Maryland.

Oregon Law’s reputational ranking — that is, how academic and legal experts nationwide view the school — makes it the top-ranked school in the state of Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest, after the University of Washington.

Earlier this year, Oregon Law also earned high honors from The National Jurist for both its public interest programs and its practical skills training.

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