News and Features

May 18
University of Oregon President Michael Schill recently committed $1.5 million from the Presidential Fund for Excellence to expand and enhance the Business Law Program. These investment funds will support the program’s strategic plan to expand its experiential learning opportunities to prepare law students to become practice ready in the area of business law. The support also will help the law school develop collaborative projects with the University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.
May 7
In her role as the Galen Scholar, Wittkop will study and apply techniques for advancing professional writing in a clinic setting. Her work will link legal writing and clinical learning to help students produce professional work product and communications, with a particular emphasis on the transactional Business Law Clinic.
May 6
The University of Oregon School of Law will launch its virtual Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws Commencement Saturday, May 15. The 135th commencement ceremony will be offered through a live watch party with graduates at 11:00 a.m. PDT and then made available on the school’s commencement page at 12:30 p.m.
April 29
Law Week Colorado: Dean Marcilynn A. Burke is featured as the Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecturer at University of Colorado Law School.
April 23
Around the O: This week’s guilty verdict of a Minneapolis police officer for the murder of George Floyd provides some measure of justice, but there is much more work to do to in holding police accountable for misconduct, UO law professor Jennifer Reynolds said. Story Includes link to Dean Marcilynn Burke message.
April 22
What we do in these next few weeks, months, and years will shape the kind of society that we will pass down to future generations.
April 21
Around the O: In a state known for its inspiring landscapes — its beauty, how its residents both embrace and rely on it for sustenance — University of Oregon faculty, staff and students bring that same passion and fervor toward studying our environment and tackling the biggest challenges facing it. | Professor Adell Amos and ENR Executive Director Heather Brinton are quoted.
April 21
The Conversation: UO law professor Liz Tippett writes for The Conversation.The story was picked up by the following outlets: Connecticut Post, Houston Chronicle, NewsBreak, Flipboard, Associated Press, Yahoo
April 20
Around the O: Sandy Weintraub, Director of the Oregon Law Commission; Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, is featured.
April 14
The Guardian: Michael Fakhri, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, says the US food system is built on injustices but there is hope where people are prioritizing the right to food