Public Law & Policy Program

Make a Commitment to Public Service

Prepare for a rewarding career in public interest law, public sector practice, or public policy. Through our intellectually engaging program, you will study the legal concepts affecting statutory law and major public policies. Students explore issues such as civil rights, human rights, globalization, business regulation, immigration, and environmental protection.


Public Service Initiatives

Public service plays an integral role in our student’s experience. During law school, Oregon Law’s offerings give you wide ranging opportunities to fully participate in public service through initiatives such as the award-winning Pro Bono Program, the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

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Research in Public Policy

At Oregon Law, you can find multiple opportunities to engage in public policy research. The Oregon Law Commission and faculty members working on critical issues often hire students to assist with their research.

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Practical Experience

A strong foundation of thought-provoking courses, career planning support, clinics and externships, school-wide public community service events, and certificates awarded for public service concentrations provide you with the necessary skills for success in public interest, government, and public policy legal careers.

Practical Experience Opportunities


Careers


Service.
Dedicated to the public.

At Oregon Law, students are passionately engaged in public service, and our graduates accept employment in the public service sector at a rate that far exceeds the national average.

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Faculty

Specialized faculty experienced in and passionate about public policy provide you with the necessary tools and training to prepare for careers in public interest law, public sector practice, and public policy.

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About PLP

Oregon Law offers a rich and engaging curriculum for those interested in careers in public policy, public interest, and government.

Through our interdisciplinary program, you will study the legal concepts affecting statutory law and major public policies, explore issues such as civil rights, human rights, globalization, corporate and business law, and environmental and natural resources law.

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Please consider giving to the PLP program to help us continue our work!

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