News and Features

Former Oregon Chief Justice Edwin J. Peterson, BA ’51, LLB ’57 died earlier this month in Salem, leaving behind a legacy of modernizing the courts system and shedding light on racial and ethnic bias issues in the judicial system in need of reform. He was 93. Appointed by Governor Vic Atiyeh in 1979, Peterson was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court three times, before retiring in 1993.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and we celebrate her impactful legacy. Oregon Law welcomed Justice O’Connor on September 15, 1999, to dedicate the new William W. Knight Law Center.
The Annual O'Connell Conference took place on September 22, 2023. Recordings of each session are now live.
The Consumer Protection Research Grant program is offering funding for consumer-related research projects to support the examination of consumer issues in Oregon.
Please join Oregon Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center and cross-campus partners for the 17th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture this fall! The free and public lecture will begin at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Join in-person in Room 175 of the William W.
An expert at keeping the gears of Congress moving forward, Associate Professor Gregory Dotson has returned to the University of Oregon School of Law after working on historic climate legislation on Capitol Hill.
The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics launches its new two-year theme, “Defending Democracy,” this fall with a lineup of speakers who will offer insights on the crisis of democracy in the United States.
Dean Olympia Duhart engaged with Oregon Law students, faculty, and administrators in Eugene on September 10-11, 2023, as the Legal Communication & Rhetoric Visiting Scholar.
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. 
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.