From Nike to the United Nations, Oregon Law's Center for Career Planning and Professional Development helps our graduating students secure exciting and remarkable opportunities – we call it The Ripple Effect
Oregon Law is committed to helping you reach your professional goals.
Oregon’s small class size translates into personalized attention and tailored advice. Faculty members play an active role in developing our students’ professional opportunities. And career counselors work one-on-one with each student throughout law school, collaborating to identify areas of interest and create an individualized and comprehensive career plan. Students also benefit from frequent interaction with the lawyers and judges in Eugene’s supportive legal community.
Oregon Law’s affiliation with the state’s flagship research university gives its students a distinct advantage. The extensive Duck alumni network – which includes a wide variety of professionals – connects students with exciting opportunities throughout the West and far beyond. By offering students direct access to prominent scholars and inspiring mentors, we introduce our students to an array of professional options.
Our Career Center professionals have developed expertise through their work in a variety of legal settings, including large and small private law firms, government offices, nonprofit organizations, and judicial chambers. Led by an Assistant Dean who taught in Oregon Law’s nationally ranked legal writing program for seven years, the Career Center helps students prepare job search materials that get them noticed.
At Oregon Law, you choose your path, and we guide you along your journey.
Please contact us if you have questions at:
Career Center: (541) 346-3847
Statewide toll free: (866) 270-0297
Your office has been extremely helpful throughout this entire process. Whether it was meeting with you to revamp my resume, discussing cover letters with Bonnie, [or] talking with Rosa about how to interview successfully, . . . career services has consistently exceeded my expectations. I feel that your office definitely deserves credit for my recent success.
- 2L, September 2011
Thank you very much for your assistance and input throughout the OCI process. You . . . were all very supportive and helpful, and I’m grateful to have such a resource available.
- 2L, November 2011
I did receive a formal offer . . . [and] I will accept it. It is a wonderful opportunity that I do not believe would exist without the dedication, attention to detail, and collective knowledge and advice that I received from Rosa, Bonnie, Sabrina and you. Your office is an excellent team.
- 2L, September 2011
Just wanted to inform you that I got a job with a small but prominent IP firm in Seoul. I only started hearing consistently from firms and companies after I revised my CV/resume following your suggestions. Thank you so much!
- 2010 Grad, August 2011
I just got word this morning that I received a Bergstrom Fellowship . . . . Thanks to both of you for holding the meeting about funding your public interest summer! I would never have applied without your encouragement!!
- 2L, March 2010
Your advice and extra encouragement has been both needed and very appreciated. . . . I received an offer from a firm in Las Vegas, but I ended up accepting a competing offer from my current employer . . . . I found [my current] clerkship through informational interviews and networking and it turned into a job! All that stuff you tell us really does work. Thanks again for everything.
- 3L, April 2009
I got the job at [a Portland law firm]! . . . [T]hank you again for your help with Portland attorney salaries. It gave me confidence to argue for what I thought was a good wage and I got it! Even in a depressed economy I was able to get more than 100K.
- 2010 Grad, February 2011
A quick note to let you know that I've accepted a position with a federal judge! Thank you so
much for your help, especially at the last minute. I really appreciate it and am very excited.
- 3L, spring 2012