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In a complex, dynamic world, laws organize us, protect us, empower us. Reframe discourse in productive ways and learn how to bridge differences and catalyze the potential of others across divides. Find your path in a positive and encouraging community, leading to one of the many legal careers that can propel you wherever you want to go.

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JD & LLM
Virtual Spring Commencement

Oregon Law's pre-recorded commencement ceremony will launch May 30, 2020, at 1:00 pm PDT.

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2020 rankings: LRW 2, ENR 6, ADR 10 in the nation

Top-Ranked Programs

According to the US News and World Report 2021 Law School rankings, Oregon Law boasts 3 top-ranked programs: Legal Writing, Environmental Law, and Dispute Resolution.

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Degree Programs

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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

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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

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Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES)

Rethink traditional approaches to conflict with a master of conflict and dispute resolution degree. This two-year program uses an interdisciplinary structured course of study to prepare you to lead in various career fields.

CRES Program

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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

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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

The osprey are back!

The School of Law is home to a breeding pair of osprey, who return each year to raise their family on a nesting platform atop the Knight Law Center. 

178
OREGON LAW ALUMNI WHO ARE SITTING JUDGES
90.6%
OVERALL EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR OREGON LAW’S 2019 JD GRADUATES
100%
CRES STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCES
3
OREGON LAW SPECIALTY PROGRAMS RANKED IN THE NATION'S TOP 10
8
LAW CLINICS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE KNIGHT LAW CENTER
26.4%
2019 JD GRADUATES WORKING IN JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS
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

Practical Experience

Engage in a wide variety of practical experiences:

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

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.

Eugene

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

 

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Explore the Eugene Campus

Portland

A Bridge to Practice—The Portland Program
The School of 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. Engage law in the heart of Oregon’s largest city and center of the largest network of UO law alumni.

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Explore the Portland Campus

News

Oregon state capitol building
Oregon law alumni win judgeship and District Attorney postitions in 2020 primary nonpartisian elections.
recipients of the Pro Bono Awards
The University School of Law reports that this past school year, 42 students reported 3,707 pro bono hours.
Class of 2020 Pro Bono Honors
Oregon Law has a long history of dedication to public service, and the following third-year students are recognized for completing at least 40 hours of pro bono during their law school career. At graduation, they will be recognized with Pro Bono Honors.

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Events

Lorwin Lecture Series - Alicia Garza
Jun4
Lorwin Lecture Series - Alicia GarzaJun 4
3:30 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Synergies and Scholarship Conference
Jun9
Synergies and Scholarship ConferenceJun 9
12:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center

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We Love Our Law Alumni

Since 1884, we've built a tight-knit community of accomplished Law School alumni. This law community supports student scholarships and faculty research, share its wisdom in class visits, and helps new graduates launch their careers. In the process we've formed a strong network of personal and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

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