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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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April 16, 2014

Precision, Accuracy and Balance

For the first time in history the University of Oregon will be fielding a complete men’s and women’s team in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship taking place April 16th-19th at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex in North Augusta, SC. Playing in the championship are four Oregon Law 2L students, Cory Higdon, Sarah Henderson, Scott Morrow, and Paul Fraser.…

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April 16, 2014

Duck takes aim at Corvallis City Council

Between attending class, hours of intensive reading and studying — not to mention juggling the demands of a job and externships — University of Oregon School of Law students are busy people. Zach Baker (3L) is no exception.  But despite his already daunting set of responsibilities as a law student, Baker, 31, has announced he…

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April 16, 2014

Professor Michael Fakhri is the 2014 Hollis Teaching Award recipient

The University of Oregon School of Law congratulates Assistant Professor Michael Fakhri who was chosen to receive the 2014 Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award. The Hollis Award is the law school’s highest teaching honor.  The Law School Personnel Committee selected Fakhri for this year’s award based on the criteria of peer teaching reviews, student teaching…

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April 8, 2014

Gift establishes Jubitz Peacemaker Fellowship Award Fund

The University of Oregon has established the Jubitz Peacemaker Fellowship Award Fund through a generous gift of $500,000 from Mr. Al Jubitz. The fund provides support for graduate students enrolled in the Master's Degree Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), which is housed at the School of Law. The fellowship awards will help students…

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April 2, 2014

Professors release new legal writing titles

For lawyers, few skills are as valuable as the ability to write clearly and concisely. Through several new textbooks, two University of Oregon School of Law professors are helping aspiring lawyers around the country cultivate and refine this vital skill. Professors Megan McAlpin and Joan Rocklin are releasing three legal writing textbooks in 2014, all…

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