News and Features

 

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April 14
The Guardian: Michael Fakhri, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, says the US food system is built on injustices but there is hope where people are prioritizing the right to food
Jacob Landsberg
April 12
When Oregon Law student Jacob Landsberg received his client file in the early morning hours of Friday, January 15, 2021, he had just 24 hours to prepare for his first virtual negotiation session in Baylor Law’s The Closer.  
April 8
The members of the national Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) have selected Oregon Law professor Rebekah Hanley to serve as their incoming President-Elect.
Erik Girvan
April 2
Erik Girvan’s research investigates how stereotypes, attitudes, and other biases might impact decisions in the legal system.
LRW US News Ranking
March 29
Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Program is #1 in the nation, its highest ranking ever, tied with another top program. LRW is the law school’s first program to earn a #1 national ranking from US News and World Report.
How Oregon Law Ranks Nationally. #1 in Oregon, #2 in PNW,  U.S. News. Top Ranking Specialties: #1 Legal Research and Writing, #10 Environmental Law, #12 Dispute Resolution. 2022 U.S. News and World Report
March 29
The annual national ranking of law schools was just released by U.S. News and World Report. The overall University of Oregon School of Law rose 16 points to #72. The Legal Research and Writing Program, the foundation to every law student’s education, is #1 (tied) in the nation.
March 26
University of Oregon School of Law’s 2020 graduates achieved a nearly 91% employment rate as of March 2021, despite the many challenges presented by the global pandemic over the past year.  That overall employment rate matches the outcome realized by our class of 2019 graduates, who reported the highest overall employment rate since the Great Recession. 
Bill and Marie Waterman
March 9
Like in the days of Yasui, civil rights and constitutional rights have come to the forefront of our country. We must rededicate ourselves to treating people humanely.” - Bill Waterman BS ‘77, JD ‘82 
March 9
The University of Oregon School of Law released a special publication today. Dean Marcilynn A. Burke reports on the law school’s progress and achievements for the past five years. In the Dean’s Report, she highlights the progress of the law school’s strategic initiatives and showcases the core areas of excellence.
Business Law and Students
March 8
The Lew and Ann Williams estate recently funded the University of Oregon Law School’s business law fellowship program with $500,000.This endowed bequest will enable the UO Business Law program to expand its Business Law Fellows Program to include second- and third-year law students who are interested in pursuing a career in business law.

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