The Oregon LL.M. program is a full-time program and requires at least two semesters of study.
Students who elect the Environmental and Natural Resources Law concentration must complete at least 24 semester credits of required and elective courses as follows:
Students who elect the Environmental and Natural Resources Law concentration must complete at least five courses from the courses listed below. Courses in all three categories below count toward the Environmental and Natural Resources concentration requirements.
Both Environmental & Natural Resources Law
LL.M. students may also select some of their elective courses from the following courses (these courses do not count toward the five-course Environmental and Natural Resources concentration requirement, but do count toward the 24 semester credit requirement for the LL.M. degree):
Descriptions of all law school courses can be found here (click on course name for description): Law School Catalog.
Course offerings are subject to change each year, and not all courses are offered every year. First-year J.D. Legal Research and Writing courses are not available to LL.M. students.
The LL.M. Seminar is an integrating experience for all LL.M. students, providing education on topics of current concern and introducing students to a variety of lawyers, officials, and natural environments in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. In the LL.M. Seminar, students work to enhance their legal writing and presentation skills in a collaborative setting.
The LL.M. Seminar is usually 2-3 credits in the Fall and 1-2 credit(s) in the Spring.
LL.M. students must complete a written comprehensive paper or project in connection with one of the required concentration specific courses or as a concentration focused independent study legal research and writing course under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Students who are pursuing a Master of Laws degree in order to apply to take a state bar exam in the United States should review and confirm their eligibility and any course/degree requirements with the bar exam administrators in each state to which the student intends to apply. The National Conference of Bar Examiners provides a general guide of bar admission requirements. In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.