News and Features


Barbara Tint
November 23
A Q and A with Barbara Tint.
Election 2020 elected UO Law alumni
November 19
A record 2.4 million people across the state of Oregon voted, and the results are in. Nine alumni from the law school were elected to prominent positions.  
law student speaking to professor
November 17
Fall 2020 Business Law Newsletter: The Oregon Law 1L Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for a small group of entering first-year law students to work with a faculty or program advisor who teaches, researches, or works in an area of law in which the student has an interest. 
Leslie Neu
November 12
Second-year law student, Leslie Neu has been named recipient of the 2020-21 Hans Linde Fellowship at the School of Law.
William Knight Law Center
November 9
Applications are now open for the UO School of Law’s Nonprofit Clinic, which offers a free governance assessment to Oregon-based 501(c)(3) organizations in need of structural assistance.
Erika Pirotte
November 4
Erika Pirotte is an attorney working in the Natural Resources Unit (NRU) of the Navajo Nation Department of Justice. Licensed to practice law in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, Pirotte is part of a team that handles all legal matters pertaining to the development and use of the Nation’s land and natural resources and protection of the environment.  
Sarah Osborn, Ellen McKean, Natalie Smith
November 2
Oregon Law has a long history of dedication to public service. In a year with a global pandemic and remote learning – that hasn’t changed. The law school recently reported that during the 2019-2020 academic year, 45 students logged 3,996 hours of pro bono work.
Jeffrey Beaver
October 28
Oregon Law alumnus Jeffrey Beaver recently donated a major gift to create and fund the Jeffrey A. Beaver Law Student Scholarship Endowment. The scholarship endowment will help provide financial assistance to students from underrepresented populations and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  
William K. Knight Law Center
October 26
In an ongoing effort to address structural inequalities and counteract institutionalized racism, several faculty at Oregon Law have been researching in the area of “access to justice.” During the 2019-20 academic year alone, law faculty published seven articles on topics related to access to justice, with at least eight more forthcoming in 2020-21.
Susan Gary
October 22
Susan Gary, professor emerita at the law school, recently created and helped obtain a grant that supports an estate planning program for the African American community in Portland. Through the nonprofit The Commons Law Center, the program will also serve as a pipeline to increase the number of African American estate planning lawyers in Oregon.