A Top-10 Program for Over 10 Years: Preparing Students for Practice
The Legal Research and Writing Program at Oregon Law is ranked 5th in the nation, marking its twelfth 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.
As recent graduate Shelby Hanssen found during her summer work in San Francisco, “Our LRW program teaches students to be independent legal thinkers and writers, preparing us for success in the workplace.”
Alum Juan Jasso, an attorney at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, adds “The practical skills I learned from the dedicated educators and mentors in the LRW program at Oregon Law have been the foundation that I have built my career on. I developed a skill set that I draw from every day to advocate for my clients.”
U.S. Magistrate John V. Acosta hires UO students as externs in Portland. He explains, “Oregon Law’s LRW program excels at teaching the skill of legal writing—the most important skill one learns in law school. The program continues as one of the elite LRW programs in the nation by making its students effective legal writers and, thus, effective lawyers.”
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, articles, and essays that are used by students, faculty, and lawyers across the country.