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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
“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
Natural Resources Unit
Navajo Nation Department of Justice
“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
United States Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division, Washington, DC
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.
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.
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.
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.