News and Features


Mother osprey with chicks in a nest
June 12
The long-awaited hatching of the three osprey chicks has finally happened atop the Knight Law Center at the University of Oregon! Now that they are here, UO Law takes pride in tradition to name each chick. Over the past couple of weeks people have suggested names for the hatchlings through a social media campaign.
Provost Jayanth Banavar and Dean Marcilynn Burke present Michelle McKinley with the Distinguished Teaching Award
May 28
Each year, the University of Oregon recognizes a select group of faculty for excellence in teaching through the Distinguished Teacher Award. Michelle McKinley, the School of Law’s Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law, was named recipient of this year’s prestigious Thomas F.Herman Award for Specialized Pedagogy in Undergraduate Legal Studies.
Ellen Rosenblum speaking during commencement
May 21
Oregon’s Attorney General Rosenblum delivered an inspiring commencement address at the 133rdcommencement ceremony on May 18, 2019. 
Three graduates at the Law School's commencement
May 21
More than 1,000 guests gathered on Saturday, May 18, at Matthew Knight Arena to celebrate the School of Law’s 133rd graduating class. One hundred doctor of jurisprudence and master of laws degrees were conferred. This graduation kicks off a series of UO ceremonies taking place in May and June.
Susan Gary and Caroline Forell
May 20
Two faculty were awarded the Orlando John Hollis Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award and Meritorious Service Award at the 2019 commencement ceremony. These awards were created by Oregon Law faculty to honor the service of those who have enhanced legal education and advanced the role of law in society.
A student walking towards the Knight Law Center building
May 10
Six students from Oregon Law’s Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s (CRES) programs, were named recipients of the highly competitive University Awards and The Daily Emerald’s 25 Ducks Award.
Ellen Rosenblum
May 8
In preparation for her speech at the 2019 School of Law Commencement, Attorney General Rosenblum took the time to share more about her Oregon Law experience. She speaks about how Oregon Law laid the foundation for her legal career, what it means to give the commencement speech to the 2019 graduating class and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of Oregon Law graduates.
2018 JD Graduate Law Employement - 30% Law Firms, 23% Government, 22% Judicial Clerkships, 10% Public Interest, 8% Business and Industry, 7% Education
May 7
Success in Both the Public and Private Sectors
The Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center received an A- rating from The National Jurist
May 6
Oregon Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center (ADR Center) receives an “A-“ from PreLaw Magazine’s Spring 2019.
Four UO law students competed in the 2019 Conflict Prevention and Resolution International Mediation Competition
April 25
Four Oregon Law students were invited to participate at the 2019 Conflict Prevention and Resolution International Mediation Competition, the only competition in Latin America of its kind.