The nationally recognized Legal Research and Writing (LRW) program challenges students to become impactful attorneys and leaders who drive positive change.
Through its innovative programming and a commitment to teaching excellence, LRW is the #1 legal writing program in the country (according to US News and World Report).
Oregon Law’s Introduction to Legal Fundamentals program is led by LRW professors Rebekah Hanley, Elizabeth Frost, and Suzanne Rowe and is receiving rave reviews from participants.
Students arrive one week before orientation begins to learn fundamental legal concepts, writing, and analysis. Over the course of the week, they engage with local attorneys, connect with 2L and 3L peer mentors, and produce their first legal writing.
LRW Oral Arguments
Each spring, LRW students present their culminating oral arguments to a panel of volunteer judges from the community. In 2021, over 70 attorneys and judges from throughout the region volunteered their time and expertise to support student learning at Oregon Law.
For many 1Ls, oral arguments are a highlight of their first year of law school and the first time they begin to see themselves as future advocates.
Support the Galen Endowment for the Advancement of Legal Writing
The Galen Endowment’s purpose is to enhance writing education for Oregon Law students. Through the Galen Fund, we have provided additional writing courses, increased the emphasis on writing in doctrinal law courses, supported student writing on our law journals, and created awards to celebrate outstanding student writing.
Many of these achievements have come through the work of the annual Galen Scholar in Legal Writing.
Another major innovation, the Galen Distinguished Guest in Legal Writing, brings distinguished professors and practitioners to Oregon Law each year to work with students, faculty, and other groups on enhancing student writing.
Your support enables us to continue providing exceptional and innovative legal writing programming at Oregon Law and helps develop the next generation of effective advocates.