News and Features


Oregon State capitol statues
May 6
Law school memories from Oregon Law Alumni appointed to the judiciary in Oregon. 
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
May 5
Washington Monthly: Oregon Law Professor Garrett Epps writes about the leaked draft of the abortion opinion.
Oregon Law End of Year Celebration
May 4
The Oregon School of Law held their End of Year Celebration Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in the Knight Law Center Commons.
As chief counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Greg Dotson helped shepherd a major infrastructure bill through Congress. The bill includes funding for electric vehicles and public transit. (Image: THINK b/Adobe Stock)
May 2
Around the O: Professor Dotson is featured for his climate change work in the US Capitol.
New Graduate Certificate
April 29
This certificate is designed for both current graduate students as well as working professionals who would like to add this set of knowledge and skills to their resume. This certificate can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. For students living outside of the Eugene-Springfield metro area, HyFlex attendance will be an option.
April 28
Double Duck Weston McClain 2L, has been named as the recipient of the 2021-22 Hans Linde Fellowship. The Hans Linde Fellowship is offered to 1st, 2nd, 3rd year, and LLM students who actively show interest in public policy and law.
increasing levels of book towers with a graduation cap on the tallest one.
March 31
ABA Journal: Dean Marcilynn A. Burke is featured.
23Overall US News rankings
March 28
U.S. News and World Report released its 2023 Best Law Schools rankings. The University of Oregon School of Law climbed to #67 from last year’s #72 rank, the highest rank in at least two decades. The school remains #1 in the state. The Legal Research and Writing Program repeats its ranking as #1 (tied) in the nation. Two other Oregon Law programs rose among the nation’s top programs: Environmental Law (#7) and Dispute Resolution (#9).
Knight Law Center Building
March 17
University of Oregon School of Law’s 2021 graduates achieved a 91.4%* employment rate as of March 2022. That overall employment rate is the best outcome for any class since the class of 2007. Out of the students employed, nearly 92% reported obtaining full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or for which having a JD degree offered an advantage.
March 14
In January 2022, Roberto de Palma Barracco, LLM ’17, was appointed to the Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS). CAS is a dispute resolution institution, independent of any sports organization, which provides services to facilitate the settlement of sports-related disputes.