Courses & Externships in Portland
Planned to launch in fall 2015, the newly expanded Portland Program will allow interested students to spend their entire third year of law school in Portland, enrolled in specialized courses and unique externships.
Each year, the Law School will endeavor to offer at least 28 graded credit hours of upper-level courses in Portland. Offerings range from traditional doctrinal courses to advanced skills-based practicums and will be taught by full-time professors as well as distinguished practitioners.
Portland courses will be scheduled two years in advance to allow interested first-year students to plan their second-year curriculum in Eugene around the Portland offerings to be taken in their third year. All courses will be taught in downtown Portland at the UO White Stag building, in the law school’s Wayne Morse Suite.
In addition to the courses offered in Portland, students enrolled in the Portland Program may apply for one of many available externship opportunities. Externships allow students to pursue skills training outside of the classroom.
Portland’s substantial, diverse and growing economy offers a breadth of externship opportunities. In past years, Oregon Law students have completed externships with the in-house counsel of several major corporations, such as Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc., Pacific Power, Smarsh, Inc., Mentor Graphics, and Fred Meyer, as well as with various courts, governmental organizations and non-profits, such as the Energy Trust of Oregon, Port of Portland, Mercy Corps, Legacy Health, TriMet, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the Internal Revenue Service.