A wide range of academic offerings combined with numerous opportunities for the hands-on development of skills allows you to build a meaningful career path and valuable experience while in law school. Those interested in public interest law, public sector practice, or public policy will find a variety of academic options including concentrations in Public Interest Law or Law and Public Policy; concurrent master’s degrees in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, or Community and Regional Planning; and relevant clinics and externships.

Related Concentrations

Students interested in public law and policy are engaged in the issues that shape our lives. The Public Law and Policy Program offers two concentrations that guide you through a customizable course load to prepare for careers in public interest law or law and public policy:

Pro Bono Honors

Students who complete a concentration in either Public Interest Law or Law and Public Policy and a Pro Bono Certificate in accordance with the Pro Bono Program’s requirements will earn their Concentration with Pro Bono Honors.

Concurrent Degrees

Oregon Law and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) offer you a concurrent degree program designed to prepare you to pursue exciting career paths that combine law, public policy, and planning. Through this program, you can elect to pursue two professionally accredited degrees in a four-year timeframe. This allows you to build a career that incorporates both fields of interest.

Selected Law & Public Policy Coursework

Civil Procedure
Consitutional Law I
Criminal Law
Required and recommended bar prep courses
Administrative Law
Business Associations
Domestic Violence Seminar
Human Rights Law
Immigration Law
Legal Profession
Nonprofit Organizations
Employment Law
Required and recommended bar prep courses
Constitutional Law II
Criminal Investigations
Human Rights and the Environment
Labor Law
Law and Development
Legislative Issues Workshop
Water Resources Law