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In a complex, dynamic world, laws organize us, protect us, empower us.   

At Oregon Law, you will learn from the best legal minds, engage in cutting-edge research, and develop solutions to real-world problems. You will receive a legal education tailored to your interests in a positive and encouraging community.   

Find your path here, to the legal career that will propel you to wherever you want to go.
 



Top Ranked Law School

In the annual national ranking of law schools released by U.S. News and World Report, the University of Oregon School of Law remains first in the state of Oregon and second in the Pacific Northwest coming in at #78.

Oregon Law is the only law school in the Pacific Northwest to boast three top ranked programs: Legal Writing (#1), Environmental Law (#9), and Dispute Resolution (#11).

Degree Programs

Juris Doctor

Engage in a three-year, full-time, JD Program that is challenging, inspiring, and gratifying. Our outstanding faculty, extensive experiential learning opportunities, and custom-tailored approach to career and professional planning help you become the leader you want to be.

JD Program

Master of Laws (LLM)

Advance your career with this one-year, full-time program. As an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree, the LLM program requires an ABA-accredited JD degree (domestic applicants) or the first degree of law required for law practice or law teaching (international applications).

LLM Program

Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES)

Organizations need professionals with the knowledge and skills to engage with and manage conflict productively. CRES offers the option of a two-year master’s program or a HyFlex graduate certificate to pair with another graduate degree program or your current profession.

CRES Program

Concurrent Degrees

Broaden and deepen your law career opportunities with a concurrent degree--an advantage as laws grow increasingly complex.  And, achieve the results in less time than the standard approach.

Concurrent Degree Programs

Undergraduate

Take law courses from the same world-class professors that teach graduate law students. In these fascinating, interdisciplinary courses, you learn about the Constitution and the laws and policies that govern the environment, human rights, culture, business, crime, families, and conflicts.

Undergraduate Programs

178
OREGON LAW ALUMNI WHO ARE SITTING JUDGES
93.5%
OVERALL EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR OREGON LAW’S 2022 JD GRADUATES
100%
CRES STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCES
43.9%
2022 JD Graduates Employed IN Law Firms &
Business & Industry
8
LAW CLINICS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF
THE KNIGHT LAW CENTER
19%
2022 JD GRADUATES WORKING IN JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS
Alumna Erika Pirotte, JD '18

“I wanted to get a law degree to not only develop a set of skills that I could use in all settings, but to speak truth to power and advocate for people who might not have the tools they need.”

—Erika Pirotte, JD ‘18
Attorney
Natural Resources Unit
Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Rose Gibson

“I am living my dream. As a civil rights prosecutor, I have the distinct privilege of working on behalf of all Americans to protect the rights of some of our most vulnerable community members. Without my UO law degree, none of this would be possible.”

—Rose Gibson, JD ‘10
Federal Prosecutor
United States Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division, Washington, DC

Become Practice-Ready

Clinical Programs
Field Placements
Fellowships
Pro Bono
Volunteer Opportunities
Law Journals
Advocacy Competitions
Simulation Courses

Gain the experience and skills to become practice-ready through our nationally ranked Legal Research and Writing Program and a variety of practical experiences. Combined with academics, these experiences will prepare you to be ready for practice upon graduation. And, we see career success as a journey, not a destination. We offer a personalized approach to career and professional planning and guide you to become leaders in the legal field you choose.

Practical Experience

Eugene

Immersed in nature, the Eugene metropolitan area is the second largest city in Oregon, home of the Oregon Ducks and the Knight Law Center. Eugene is also home to the Federal Courthouse, Lane County Circuit Court, and the city’s Municipal Court.

Skyline of Eugene with trees in the foreground and hills in the background

Explore the Eugene Campus

Portland

Oregon Law's Portland Program offers you the opportunity to spend your entire third year building a portfolio of real-world experience, specialized course work, and personal connections in the heart of Oregon’s largest city and the center of the largest network of UO law alumni.

Skyline of Portland at dusk

Explore the Portland Campus

News

Oregon Law is currently housing an exhibit of 27 big, bold metal prints by professional landscape photographer Mike Putnam that explore Oregon’s freshwater and waterways.
2L Clark Barlowe won The Closer 2024, a pre-eminent transactional law competition hosted by Baylor Law in Waco, Texas. The eighth-annual, multi-day event took place during the period of January 11-14, 2024.
Oregon Law’s Rebekah Hanley joined a December roundtable discussion of artificial intelligence hosted by Oregon Business magazine.

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Events

Art Exhibit "Flow" - Reception
Feb22
Art Exhibit "Flow" - Reception Feb 22 Second Floor Landing
PIELC Career Fair
Feb29
PIELC Career Fair Feb 29 Commons Area
Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Your Action Plan
Feb29
Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Your Action Plan Feb 29 William W. Knight Law Center
1-1 Financial Coaching with AccessLex
Feb29
1-1 Financial Coaching with AccessLex Feb 29 206
Art Exhibition "Flow" - Reception
Feb29
Art Exhibition "Flow" - Reception Feb 29 Second Floor Landing
Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIELC) 2024
Mar1
Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIELC) 2024 Mar 1 Law Building and Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIELC) 2024
Mar2
Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIELC) 2024 Mar 2 Law Building and Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIELC) 2024
Mar3
Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIELC) 2024 Mar 3 Law Building and Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Week of Abolition: Screening of "Judging Juries"
Mar4
Week of Abolition: Screening of "Judging Juries" Mar 4 William W. Knight Law Center
NLG Week of Abolition - Panel with Death Penalty Action
Mar5
NLG Week of Abolition - Panel with Death Penalty Action Mar 5 William W. Knight Law Center
Oregon Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Mar7
Oregon Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Mar 7 William W. Knight Law Center
Week of Abolition: Expungement Information Session
Mar7
Week of Abolition: Expungement Information Session Mar 7 William W. Knight Law Center
Negotiation Selection Competition
Mar9
Negotiation Selection Competition Mar 9 William W. Knight Law Center
Minoru Yasui Day Celebration
Apr6
Minoru Yasui Day Celebration Apr 6 White Stag Block
Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
Apr25
Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Apr 25 Commons and Hallway

 

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We Love Our Oregon Law Alumni

Since 1884, we've built a tight-knit community of accomplished Oregon Law alumni. They form a strong network of personal and professional connections and, together, they support student scholarships and faculty research, share wisdom, and help new law ducks launch their careers.

Give Back

The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon.  Learn more about this native history on campus with the Many Nations Longhouse.