Become Practice-Ready

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Become Practice-Ready

Become Practice-Ready

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.

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Cate Gelband, JD '20, learned the value of real, hands-on client experience in the Business Law Clinic, in a setting that encouraged attention to detail, collaboration, and communication.
JD Clinical Programs

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:

Gilbert Cotto-Lazo
To gain experience and connections within the Oregon legal and judicial community, Gilbert Cotto-Lazo, JD '20, participated in three judicial externships—with the Lane County Circuit Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and, most recently, the US District Court for the District of Oregon in Portland.
JD Field Placements

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:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Portland Opportunities
  • Business, including intellectual property
  • Nonprofit Organizations

JD Fellowships

Law students have a chance to learn more about law and leadership with a faculty mentor.

Fellowships

1L Fellowship Opportunities
Appropriate Dispute Resolution
Business Law
Criminal Law
Empirical Legal Studies
Environmental & Natural Resources Law
 
Family Law
International Law
Leadership in the Law
Minoru Yasui Fellowship
Multnomah Bar Fellows Program
Public Law and Policy
2L and 3L Fellowship Opportunities
Environmental & Natural Resources Law
Hans Linde Fellowship
Leadership in the Law
Oregon Child Advocacy Project
Public Law and Policy
Wayne Morse Center
Michael Callier
Michael Callier

Double Duck Michael Callier, BA ’01, JD ’04, is the senior corporate counsel at Darigold Inc. in Seattle

Find Your Career

Pro Bono Opportunities

Camille Krier holding her award with Chief Justice Martha Walters and Oregon State Bar President Christine R. Constantino
Camille Krier completed 350 pro bono hours at the Riverside (California) County Public Defender’s Office and was awarded “Most Pro Bono Hours” by a law student in the state of Oregon. She is shown here at the Oregon State Bar pro bono event with Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters, JD ’77, and Oregon State Bar President Christine R. Constantino.

Cultivate meaningful relationships in the legal community through pro bono work.

“Pro bono is important because I don't believe someone's ability to access zealous advocacy to protect their rights should be determined by the amount of money they have.”

—Camille Krier, JD ’20

Pro Bono Opportunities

Law Journals

Apply the research and writing skills learned in your first year and hone your editing and citation skills as a member of one of three national journals.

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JD Moot Court Competition

Sharpen your presentation and writing skills. Compete in mock trial, appellate advocacy, and dispute resolution competitions against other law students across the region and nationally.

Moot Court

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JD Simulation Courses

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
Brittany Banna
CRES—The Control Arms Coalition

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.

CRES Internships

Akinbosade Adedayo standing in front of an exterior door outside the Divinity School at Oxford University
LLM—Oxford Consortium for Human Rights

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.”

Read Akinbosade's Story