JD & LLM Commencement

2023 JD Commencement
2024 JD and LLM Commencement




The University of Oregon School of Law 

will hold the Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws Commencement 

on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1 pm at Matthew Knight Arena.

 Event protocols will be enforced for attendees and guests, including the Matthew Knight Arena clear bag policy. 

To read the full protocol list click here.

Moorisha Bey-Taylor, JD '11 to deliver address at 2024 Oregon Law Commencement

University of Oregon School of Law graduate Moorisha Bey-Taylor JD '11, named one of the “Top Lawyers Under 40” by the National Bar Association, will be the distinguished speaker for Oregon Laws’ Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws Commencement on Saturday, May 18, 2024.
Bey-Taylor, who has called their years at Oregon Law “some of the best times of my life,” is an intellectual property lawyer and the founding partner of the Law Office of Moorisha Bey-Taylor in Los Angeles. Their work on behalf of many high-profile clients consists of intellectual property protection, entertainment law, trademarks, copyright, NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness), cease and desist, brand collaborations, and contracts. Their work ensures clients can protect and monetize creative capital. Bey-Taylor is also a recipient of Oregon Law’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. This recognition is given to law school graduates who have made significant career, leadership, or service contributions to their communities, to the School of Law, or to the legal profession within the first 10 years after graduation.
They have been recognized by the California Lawyers Association (Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services); Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (Outstanding Service & Leadership Award); and the University of California, San Diego (2008 Outstanding Senior Award).
Finally, Bey-Taylor is a member of ForbesBLK list of elite leaders of color and is the historian on the board of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc.


Faculty Marshals

Mohamed Elian  

Professor Andy Winden 


Student Speakers

Maryn L. Sommerfeldt

Student Bar Association President 

Nnabuife Shedrack Ezema

Masters of Law Elected Class Speaker 

Justice Kelley

Juris Doctor Elected Class Speaker

Presentation of Class Gift

Lauren Nicole Dorsey 

Austin O’Keefe Spezia-Shwiff

Student Bar Association 3L Representatives


Important Information 

Doors to the East entrance of Matt Knight Arena will open at 12pm and the ceremony will begin at 1pm. 

Bags will be checked by MKA staff. No glass bottles, bull horns, or balloons are allowed in the arena.

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the arena where light refreshments will be served. The UO Duck will be on hand to help us celebrate our graduates!

aerial view of the campus with Hayward Field centered- split left

Graduates and their guests may park in the 13th Avenue Garage (below the Ford Alumni Center, marked red on the Parking map) at the rate of $10/day and it is CASH ONLY.  Additional parking is available at meters around the campus area.  Please note that non-metered street parking is limited to two hours, and that vehicles parked beyond two hours are subject to ticketing.


aerial view of the campus with Hayward Field centered- split right

For lodging information please visit Travel Lane County.