Join virtual tour guide Shannon McConnell, a current 2L student from Long Beach, CA, as she shows you around our home, the William W. Knight Law Center.
The Knight Law Center is located on the east side of the university campus next to Hayward Field and the university's Student Recreation Center. 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 public research university.
Student Success Suite
The Student Success Suite houses several offices that support our Oregon Law community, including the Office of Admissions, the Career Center, Registrar, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Dean of Students.
Second Floor Hallway
In the second floor hallway you'll find our Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. On the walls you will see our rotating art exhibit, currently featuring "Plant Abstractions: Macro Photography of Flowers and Plants" by Pacific Northwest photographer Charles H. Jones.
Wayne Morse Center
The Wayne Morse Center for Public Law and Policy is also housed on the second floor of the law school, and organizes multiple events per semester that bring in speakers to discuss how law affects public policy in our society. This year's theme is "Science, Policy, and the Public."
The mock courtroom is used to host moot court competitions, and is also the room where first-year students complete a required oral argument excercise at the conclusion of their first-year legal research and writing course.
Room 242 is the type of room students utilize during their second and third years as they take more specialized courses. Rooms like this enable a more discussion-based, community sense of learning in a smaller setting.
The John E. Jaqua Law Library consists of three floors, each featuring a variety of spaces for students who want to study alone or with a larger group. Study carrels, open tables, reservable study rooms, and comfortable seating areas provide students the opportunity to find a space that is most conducive to their study habits.
Wayne Morse Commons
The commons is the hub of student activity during a typical day, and provides students a space to gather between classes, socialize, and study. This gathering space also acts as the venue for various receptions, banquets, and presentations throughout the year.
These rooms are the largest in the Knight Law Center, and are some of the rooms where 1L students will spend most of their time. Room 175 is also the location of many law school events, including guests lectures and visits by the Oregon Supreme Court.
The Court Cafe serves as both a coffee shop and a branch of the UO Duck Store, while the student lounge provides refrigerators and microwaves for student use. The basketball court and student lockers offer additional amenities for students.
Law Review & Journals
Oregon Law's three journals - the Oregon Law Review, the Oregon Review of International Law, and the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation - provide students the opportunity to showcase their research and writing skills.
Life in Eugene
Situated at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, Eugene is just an hour east of the spectacular Oregon Coast, and an hour west of the towering Cascade mountain range. It’s also just a two-hour drive from Portland.
A thriving city, Eugene is Oregon’s second-largest metropolitan region. With a well-established arts and music scene, incredible dining and microbreweries, many outdoor recreation options, and a quirky, independent spirit, Eugene is the best of many worlds.