News and Features


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. 
Salt Creek Falls
October 19
Neil Kagan and the Oregon Wilderness Act of 1984: The story of how one Oregon Law alumnus became a catalyst for national policy change.   
Michael Higdon
October 13
Professor Michael Higdon met with students, faculty, and administrators during a two-day “virtual visit” to Oregon Law as the 2020 Galen Distinguished Guest in Legal Writing. 
A portrait of Dean Burke against brilliant fall foliage
October 12
The School of Law observes Indigenous Peoples Day and the ongoing presence and leadership of sovereign tribal nations here in the United States and indigenous communities across the world.