Develop critical lawyering skills and create networking opportunities through hands-on learning. Pair your classroom and practical experiences with our personalized approach to career and professional planning to become a leader in your area of choice.
Clinics allow you to earn law school credit as you work in an a real legal service environment. Faculty members teach the seminar and supervise the practical component, which provides you the opportunity to solve real-world client problems while clinical professors provide oversight and advice.
Develop your practical lawyering skills in these clinics:
The Field Placement Program offers qualified students the opportunity to expand their legal education beyond the bounds of the law school building.
Opportunities available in:
- Criminal Justice
- Environmental Law
- State and Federal Courts
- Portland Opportunities
- Business, including intellectual property
- Nonprofit Organizations
Or, create your own.
Law students have a chance to learn more about law and leadership with a faculty mentor.
Each year, the Oregon Supreme Court, hosted by Oregon Law’s nationally ranked LRW program, visits Oregon Law to hear oral arguments and engage directly with our students and the broader legal community. The court’s annual visit, which began in 1977, has become a highlight of the law school calendar.
This more than forty-year tradition continues to afford unrivaled experiential learning and professional development opportunities to our students, our faculty, and the greater community.
Pro Bono Opportunities
Our simulation course offerings integrate doctrine, theory, and skills with hands-on learning to:
- Provide advanced educational experiences for participants in a variety of practice areas.
- Use multimedia tools to enhance presentations
- Emphasize current standards of practice
A passion for international peacebuilding took CRES student Brittany Banna to New York City to intern as a campaign associate with The Control Arms Coalition. The CAC works to end the flow of arms and ammunition that fuel conflict, poverty and human rights abuses. Gaining skills and insight into international advocacy and outreach, Brittany assisted in the preparations for the 2019 Humanitarian Disarmament Forum.
Akinbosade Adedayo, LLM ’19, called the consortium the perfect opportunity to improve his human rights knowledge. Before Oregon Law, Akinbosade practiced law for three years in Nigeria alongside nongovernmental organizations helping those displaced by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
“I feel a renewed strength to keep fighting not just for the victims of Boko Haram but for every displaced person all over the world in any capacity I find myself.”