About Us

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About Us

At Oregon Law, we train exceptional legal and dispute resolution professionals to drive change in a diverse and complex society. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust career development. And we accomplish these goals in a positive, collaborative environment.

Learning Outcomes

Two Locations


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Eugene Campus
Located on the east side of UO’s campus and across from Hayward Field, the William W. Knight Law Center houses Oregon Law’s JD, LLM, CRES, and undergraduate legal studies programs. The School of Law is the only law school in Oregon located on the campus of a major public university – giving students the distinct advantage of being part of a small, connected community within a large research university.
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Portland Third-Year Program
Our Portland Program is housed on the NE Portland UO Campus. Students who study in Portland have the unique opportunity to build a portfolio of real-world experience. They also have unparalleled access to mentoring and networking opportunities with some of the city’s most prominent lawyers and more than 45,000 UO alumni.
graduate students in 3 programs
undergraduate students in legal studies minor
alumni who are sitting judges
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Oregon Law History

Founded in 1884 when most lawyers received their legal education by “reading law” while working in lawyer’s offices, Oregon Law was the first and remains the only public law school in the State of Oregon. Judge Matthew Deady, the president of the UO Board of Regents and a judge at the time, called the School of Law the “hope and pride of the state.”

Oregon Law Timeline

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity is a crucial and invaluable component of the intellectual, educational, and social mission of our community. At Oregon Law, we believe that strengthening our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our overall efforts to achieve excellence as a competitive, world-class law school.

Our immediate aim is to foster a more inclusive learning and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and community partners—one that is successful, thriving, and more resilient because of its diversity. Our broader aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice in all we do, helping to ensure that all people have the opportunity to grow, contribute, and develop.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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