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 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
Public Policy & Government
Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics


Applicants to the Oregon Law J.D. program are welcome to apply.  (A student must be admitted to the Oregon Law J.D. program to be considered.)  Fellows are chosen on the basis of their experience and interest in a specific area of the law.  A distinguished academic record is also heavily weighted.

Financial Assistance:

Each fellowship provides $4,250.00 in tuition reduction.  The 1L Fellowship lasts for one academic year Fall 2017-Spring 2018.  (While a student can apply for more than one, a Fellow may only hold one Fellowship.)

How to Apply:

(Application period has closed. We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2017 1L Fellowships.)

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 appropirate.  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.  Email your statement of interest and resume to the Admissions Office.  Alternatively, you may mail your essay to: University of Oregon School of Law, Admissions Office, 1221 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1221.

Fellowship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and continue until available Fellowships are 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.