LRW: National Ranking

A Top-10 Program for 10 Years


The Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Program at Oregon Law is now ranked 3rd in the nation, moving up once again and marking its tenth consecutive year in the top 10. This ranking reflects wide recognition of Oregon Law’s excellent program for students and the national leadership of its faculty.

LRW professors at Oregon Law have won multiple teaching awards, from the law school and the university, and national awards for leadership.  LRW professors have written numerous books and articles that are used by students and lawyers across the country.  These LRW professors hold major positions in the most important organizations in their field: Professor McAlpin is president-elect of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), and Professor Hanley is on the legal writing section’s executive committee for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).  Other LRW professors have played major roles with the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and served the American Bar Association (ABA).

The legal writing program at Oregon Law was established in 1978—making it one of the oldest in the country—and it continues to be a leader in the field.  The focus of Oregon Law’s LRW program has remained consistent since its inception: preparing students for real-world legal practice.