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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.

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

178
OREGON LAW ALUMNI WHO ARE SITTING JUDGES
84.9%
OVERALL EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR OREGON LAW’S 2018 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
22%
2018 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

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

Professor Caroline Forell at lecture podium
Over the last 41 years, Professor Caroline Forell has taught Legal Research and Writing, Torts, Trust and Estates, Future Interests, Animal Law, and Women and the Law.
John Bonine in front of COP25 sign
John Bonine, Oregon Law’s B.B. Kliks Professor of Law, is participating in international climate law negotiations at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Students from the University of Oregon School of Law attended the annual “The Art of the Possible” conference hosted at the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene.

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Events

Oregon Department of Justice Clerkships
Jan15
Oregon Department of Justice ClerkshipsJan 15
12:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Law Clerk Opportunities with the US Attorney's Office in Eugene
Jan17
Law Clerk Opportunities with the US Attorney's...Jan 17
12:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Women in Business Law
Jan21
Women in Business LawJan 21
12:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
1L Session: I Got My Grades . . . Now What?!
Jan22
1L Session: I Got My Grades . . . Now What?!Jan 22
12:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
In House Counsel Panel
Jan22
In House Counsel PanelJan 22
1:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Clerking for the Washington Attorney General
Jan23
Clerking for the Washington Attorney GeneralJan 23
12:00 p.m.
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Law of Beer and Wine
Jan23
Law of Beer and WineJan 23
5:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Disasters, Resilience, and the Next Generation
Jan24
Disasters, Resilience, and the Next GenerationJan 24
12:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Mock Interviews Event
Jan24
Mock Interviews EventJan 24
2:00 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall
Wellness Week
Jan27
Wellness WeekJan 27
12:00 p.m.
Commons

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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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