News and Features

September 1
Oregon Law joins together to celebrate the recipients of the John E. Jaqua Distinguished Alumni Award, Minoru Yasui Justice Award, and the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. 
August 25
University of Oregon School of Law Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law Marcilynn A. Burke has been elected as the 2023-2025 chair of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Board of Trustees.
August 22
Through the nonprofit Our Children’s Trust, 16 Montana youths ages 5-22 sued the state for violating their constitutional rights to a clean environment. The plaintiffs in Held v. Montana made history this June when their lawsuit became the first such case to make it to trial.
July 13
Nearly a third of the world doesn’t have enough food. Hunger is rising in every country, from the US to Uganda. Yet despite this demand, there is an imbalance in supply: small farms are mostly toiling in poverty while global agribusinesses enjoy historic profits. This is the state of an international food crisis, according to Michael Fakhri, a professor in the University of Oregon School of Law. Fortunately, he’s perfectly positioned to do something about it.
May 25
Barbara Bader Aldave passed on May 23, 2023, at the age of 84, in Eugene, Oregon.
May 17
In 2021, the NCAA announced new rules that allowed student-athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness, rules that also apply to any student in Oregon, thanks to recent changes in state law. To address the growing need for NIL legal assistance, the Business Law Clinic, a class offered at the University of Oregon School of Law, offers student clients free NIL contract review and education.
May 11
[Eugene, OR]- [May 11, 2023] - 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.
April 10
Congressman Peter DeFazio MA ’77, is set to be the distinguished speaker for the University of Oregon School of Law commencement on Saturday, May 20, 2023. This year’s ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. Over 100 Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws degrees are expected to be conferred.
March 14
Professor Roberta Mann was recently featured in WalletHub's recent survey about Taxes.
February 17
Oregon Law professor and Philip H. Knight Chair Michael Moffitt recently delivered the Beecroft Lecture at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Boyd School of Law. In his talk, “Truth.