News and Features


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.The bequest established an endowment, which 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.
Black and white headshot of Shiwanni Johnson, JD
March 1
Shiwanni Johnson is a trailblazer in helping bring the legal industry together with tech and innovation at Oregon Law.
Anne Marie Burke and Gabe Naganuma
March 1
The School of Law recently announced third-year Anne Marie Burke, and second-year Gabe Naganuma, as the 2020-21 Minoru Yasui Fellows. Both Burke and Naganuma were chosen for their commitment to the values reflected in alumnus Minoru Yasui’s legacy and life. 
Image of two law students
February 17
Portland Program students, Sydney Holmes and Jack Mannis are exploring intellectual property law, media law, and entertainment law while developing transactional lawyering skills in their in-house field placement work at Oregon Public Broadcasting.