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Legal Research and Writing

LRW at UO Is Ranked 4th

The Legal Research and Writing (LRW) program at Oregon Law is ranked 4th in the nation for 2014, marking its seventh consecutive year in the top 10. Legal writing professors from around the country vote to rank legal writing programs in polling by US News.

Current student Ivan Resendiz Gutierrez says, “The ranking of the LRW program was a big factor in my decision to attend Oregon Law, and I’ve been so impressed with my LRW course. Heading into my summer job at the Civil Litigation Division of the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), I felt well prepared for the various tasks I would be assigned.”

The legal writing program at Oregon Law was established in 1978, making it one of the oldest in the country, and it continues to be a leader in the field. LRW professors have written numerous books and articles that are used by students and lawyers across the country. These LRW professors have held major positions in the most important organizations in their field: the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and the American Bar Association (ABA).

The focus of Oregon Law’s LRW program has remained consistent since its inception: preparing students for real-world legal practice.