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Centers & Programs

Special centers and programs provide additional resources for students and link the law school to the community at large. Please visit the individual center or program for more in-depth information.

Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center
This program puts dispute resolution theory into practice, educating students in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Business Law 
Comprehensive business law courses form the core of any law school curriculum. Within those, learn deal making skills, the relationship between law and entrepreneurship, and more.

Family, Child Advocacy and Elder Law 
The School of Law offers courses and practice opportunities for students interested in Family Law, Child Advocacy, and Elder Law.

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program 
The School of Law's renowned environmental and natural resources program features the first academic curriculum in public interest environmental law, the first public interest environmental law clinic in the nation, and, through its students, the oldest and largest public interest environmental law conference in the world.

Center for Law and Entrepreneurship 
This endowed center sponsors a live-client business clinic, a fellowship program in which students evaluate new technologies for possible commercialization, and numerous special events for students interested in business law and entrepreneurship.

Legal Research and Writing 
Ranked 7th in the nation, the LRW program at Oregon teaches fundamental skills in analysis, research, writing, and advocacy.

Ocean and Coastal Law Center 
This center combines the efforts of law faculty specialists and advanced law students to research and analyze current ocean and coastal legal issues and to publish results.

Oregon Child Advocacy Project 
Faculty members and students affiliated with the Project work on legislative proposals and provide research assistance and consultation to attorneys in cases that advance the mission of the Project, promoting children's interests and protecting their relationships with nurturing adults. The Project also sponsors conferences and other educational activities.

Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution 
Housed within the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution currently supports nineteen community dispute resolution centers in twenty-three Oregon counties through grant making, technical assistance, consultation, training, research, networking, and collaborative activities and initiatives.

Portland Program 
The Portland Program builds academic and professional bridges in the Portland metropolitan area for law students in Eugene. It establishes closer ties with Portland's legal and business communities and the 2,000 UO law graduates who have established their careers in Oregon's largest city.

Pro Bono Program 
Students in the Pro Bono Program represent underserved individuals and causes from housing and benefits to complicated federal civil rights matters.

Public Law and Policy Program 
The Public Law and Policy Program prepares students for success in public interest and public sector careers.

Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics 
This independent center at the law school brings world-renowned scholars and activists to Oregon each year for interdisciplinary research, publication, teaching, and public discussion of critical topics in the fields of law and politics.

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