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May 19, 2014

‘Reefer Madness’ at Oregon Law

Get high on knowledge about marijuana's controversial legal history at the University of Oregon School of Law. "Reefer Madness: The Legal History of the Loco Weed," the law library’s current exhibition, explains the legal efforts to manage the cultivation and use of the substance for the past several hundred years. 
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May 19, 2014

OLSPIF announces 2014 stipend recipients

Thanks to the generous support from Oregon Law alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and fundraising, the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF) was able to award 12 stipends of $4,000 each to qualified students who accepted public interest positions that otherwise would be unpaid. Stipend recipients agree to work 400 hours in legal positions…

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May 13, 2014

2L Tyler Neish awarded Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship

University of Oregon School of Law second-year student Tyler Neish has received a Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship. The Bergstrom Fellowship is committed to inspiring law students to pursue careers in child welfare law — a field Neish has already shown great dedication to throughout his legal education. He currently is an Oregon Child Advocacy…

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May 12, 2014

Professor Stuart Chinn releases ‘Recalibrating Reform’

University of Oregon School of Law Associate Professor Stuart Chinn's new book, "Recalibrating Reform: The Limits of Political Change," reflects on how reforms are reshaped as a result of the continuing influence and power of established institutions and rights.   Chinn's book, published by Cambridge University Press, examines a pattern of conservative reemergence following several…

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May 1, 2014

Oregon Law earns high grade for practical training

The National Jurist recently announced that the University of Oregon School of Law was awarded an A-, alongside several prestigious universities, for its practical training and experiential learning offerings. Oregon Law received the highest ranking amongst law schools in the state of Oregon. According to The National Jurist, “The schools at the top of the…

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April 30, 2014

Oregon Law among best in public interest

The University of Oregon School of Law recently was ranked 13th in The National Jurist magazine's top law schools in the country for Public Interest Law. The rankings weight schools in three categories: (1) curriculum, clinical opportunities, and faculty; (2) cost of legal education including, tuition, debt, and loan repayment options; and (3) the percentage…

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April 29, 2014

Prof. Michelle McKinley named Princeton Program in Law and Public Affairs fellow

Oregon Law's Michelle McKinley recently was named a fellow with Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA). McKinley's project was one of five to secure a fellowship out of a large pool of applicants.  The program brings world-class legal experts together to explore the role of law in constituting politics, society, the economy…

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April 24, 2014

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici to keynote 2014 UO School of Law commencement

The University of Oregon School of Law is pleased to welcome United States Representative Suzanne Bonamici as the keynote speaker for its 2014 commencement ceremony. Bonamici is referred to as a "double duck," having earned both a bachelor's degree (journalism, 1980) and J.D. (1983) from UO.  Following her graduation from Oregon Law, Bonamici was an…

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April 23, 2014

Meritorious Service Award honorees announced

The University of Oregon School of Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Meritorious Service Award: the Honorable John Acosta ’82 and the late Dean Emeritus Eugene Scoles. The award, established in 1984, is bestowed annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to legal education and the legal profession.  Magistrate Judge…

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April 17, 2014

Faculty Conversations about Student Fellowships

April 17, 2014 Dear Oregon Law Faculty, Staff, and Students, These are challenging times at every law school in the country, and the past several days have been particularly stressful for many of us in the Oregon Law community. I believe that we can, at this point, move forward most productively by focusing on a…

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