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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 US News & World Report, the University of Oregon School of Law is the only law school in the Pacific Northwest to boast three nationally top-ranked specialty programs: Legal Writing (#1), Environmental Law (#7), and Dispute Resolution (#11).

Oregon Law’s 139-year legacy as a leader in legal education continues as a top-tier public law school, ranking in the top-50 public law schools and #82 overall in the 2024-2025 US News & World Report law school rankings.

Oregon 150. Learn more.

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

Female law Student in Discussion
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

Knight Law Commons
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
89%
OVERALL EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR OREGON LAW’S 2023 JD GRADUATES
100%
JD STUDENTS take Experiential LEARNING Courses
47%
2023 JD Graduates Employed IN Law Firms &
Business & Industry
8
LAW CLINICS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF
THE KNIGHT LAW CENTER
21%
2023 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 Oregon Law alumni.

Skyline of Portland at dusk

Explore the Portland Campus

News

The University of Oregon School of Law welcomed 18 graduates into the prestigious Order of the Coif national honor society.Considered one of the highest honors a law student can receive, elected students must earn a juris doctor degree and a grade-point average that places them in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.
Congratulations to Professor Emerita Susan Gary, recipient of the 2024 Meritorious Service Award. The highest award bestowed by Oregon Law, the Meritorious Service Award presented annually at commencement to a person or persons whose contributions to the law have been extraordinary. 
Thanks to champion and supporter Senator Floyd Prozanski, state senator from Eugene and Springfield, the University of Oregon School of Law is set to receive nearly $1 million in direct funding to help address Oregon’s acute public defender crisis, which is one of Oregon's most pressing issues throughout the state. 

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Events

Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group
Jul22
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group Jul 22
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group - evening session
Jul22
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group - evening session Jul 22
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group
Aug19
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group Aug 19
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group - evening session
Aug19
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group - evening session Aug 19
Oregon Law Fall Celebration 2024
Sep6
Oregon Law Fall Celebration 2024 Sep 6 Knight Law Center Commons
O'Connell Conference & CLE
Sep6
O'Connell Conference & CLE Sep 6 175
The BIG 10+ Academia Career Fair
Oct16
The BIG 10+ Academia Career Fair Oct 16
UO Law School Fair
Nov1
UO Law School Fair Nov 1 First Floor Hallways and Commons of Knight Law Center

 

All Events

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.