To receive a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and successfully complete the following:
During the second or third year of law school each student must satisfactorily complete a rigorous faculty-supervised writing experience. The writing experience must be completed
as (1) a requirement for a course listed as satisfying the Writing Requirement; (2) independent writing, or
(3) a publishable note or comment for one of the law school’s journals, Oregon Law Review, Oregon Review of International Law or the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.
The writing experience must demonstrate extensive research and analysis, original thought, good organization, thorough editing, and a sound understanding of the topic.
Each student must meet the law school’s skills requirement by participating in a clinic or externship or by completing a course that meets the skills requirement. The list of courses that satisfies the skills requirement for the current academic year is available at Skills Courses.