1L Fellowships

Enhance Your Legal Education With a Specialty Fellowship at Oregon Law!

The Oregon Law 1L Fellowship Program provides an early and unique opportunity for a small group of entering Oregon Law first-year students who desire an in-depth exposure to a specialty area of the law or who wish to learn more about law and leadership in a mentorship with a faculty member.

Not every 1L Fellowship is the same but generally involves meeting several times each month with a professor or program director, assisting with project development, coordinating special lectures and events, or, in some cases, performing research.  As a 1L Fellow, you will have a role in impacting real-world problems as you work closely with dynamic professors and program directors.

1L Fellowship Opportunities:

Appropriate Dispute Resolution
Business Law
Criminal Law
Empirical Legal Studies
Environmental & Natural Resources Law
Family Law
International Law
Minori Yasui

Multnomah Bar Fellows Program
Public Law & Policy



Eligible applicants must be preparing to enter their first year in the J.D. Program at the University of Oregon School of Law. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated interest or experience in the area(s) selected.

Award Amount:

$5,000.00 ($2,500.00 awarded at the beginning of fall semester and $2,500.00 awarded at the beginning of spring semester.)

Financial Assistance:

Each fellowship provides $5,000.00 in tuition reduction.  The 1L Fellowship lasts for one academic year Fall 2020--Spring 2021.  (A student may only hold one Fellowship.)

How to Apply:

We encourage you to identify one (1), or a maximum of two (2), Fellowship(s) that best aligns with your interests and experience.  Submit a statement of interest and a resume to the Admissions Office.  Your statement of interest should be 250 to 750 words in length and describe your experience and interest in a specific area of the law. For applicants interested in a Fellowship focused on leadership, a statement of interest and resume highlighting your leadership background would be appropriate.  You should also describe your current interests and long-term goals and why you believe you would be a good match for the 1L Fellowship Program.  You may apply to more than one Fellowship.  Your name (as stated on your application for admission) must be included on your statement of interest, and it must be emailed to the Office of Admissions.

Fellowship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority application deadline of March 1, 2020.  Fellowships remain open until filled. (On a rare occasion, a Fellowship may go unfilled.) Applications for Fellowships may be submitted at the time you submit your application for law school or after you have been admitted to Oregon Law.  All candidates will be notified when the process has been completed. For additional information contact the Admissions Office: lawadmissions@uoregon.edu (541) 346-3846.