Careers

Martha L. Walters, chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court

Careers

Ready, Set, Launch.

No matter your program, Oregon Law prepares you to succeed. Our JD graduates include federal and state court judges; large, medium, and small firm practitioners; corporate attorneys; public interest leaders and more. Our LLM graduates forge new paths in their specializations at home and around the world; and our CRES graduates are in our communities and work places resolving conflict.

Choose Your Path

 
84.9%
OVERALL EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR 2018 JD GRADUATES

2018 JD Graduate Law Employement - 30% Law Firms, 23% Government, 22% Judicial Clerkships, 10% Public Interest, 8% Business and Industry, 7% Education

 
86%

JD first-time bar passage rate

(July 2019)

Explore Career Options

The Center for Career Planning and Professional Development is your strategic partner for professional success as a JD student. Our attorney-counselors will help you explore career options and teach you how to develop and execute effective career plans. Through our comprehensive Career Exploration and Professional Planning course, tailored one-on-one counseling sessions, and extensive alumni and employer relationships, our attorney-counselors position every JD student and graduate to excel in their chosen career.

Center for Career Planning and Professional Development


 

Law Ducks in Flight

Angel Gambino
Start Up Businesses
Angel Gambino, JD '97, Sensai, Founder and CEO

 
Balazs Takacs
Law Firms
Balazs Takacs, JD’18, an associate at Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt in Portland

 
Michael Callier
Corporations
Michael Callier, BA’01, JD ’04, Senior Corporate Counsel, Darigold Inc., Seattle

 

 

Law students talk with Judge Aiken at Art of the Possible
JD students talk with Judge Ann Aiken, JD '79, at The Art of the Possible. This half-day conference is designed to introduce new law students to the range of professional possibilities.
Great Lawyering Starts Here

In today’s legal marketplace, employers expect graduating students to have skills and experience that immediately add value. Our graduates are practice-ready given a vast selection of experiential learning opportunities, including:

  • Clinical Programs
  • Field Placements
  • Pro Bono
  • Law Journals
  • Moot Court Competitions
  • Fellowships
  • Simulation Courses

Your legal training will give you the power to change lives, influence law and policy, and lead in your community.

The Art of the Possible

 

Kevin Zhan
Master of Laws (LLM)
Kevin Zhan, LLM ’15
Mergers and Acquisitions Manager, In-House Counsel, TCL Corporation
Devin Howington
Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES)
Devin Howington, CRES ’16
Senior ADR Associate, ICM Resolutions, Inc., Portland