The Oregon Law J.D. Program offers a rigorous and comprehensive legal education with a curriculum that provides the fundamental intellectual and analytic skills for the practice of law, an introduction to advanced and frontier areas of law, knowledge of the persistent values of law and the legal system, and opportunities to develop hands-on legal skills. Special centers and programs provide additional resources for students and link the law school to the community at large in areas that include Business; Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Ocean and Coastal Law; Family, Child and Elder Law; Appropriate Dispute Resolution; Law and Entrepreneurship; and Public Law and Policy. The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics is a university-wide center housed in the Law School that brings world-renowned scholars and activists to Oregon each year for interdisciplinary research, publication, teaching and public discussion of critical topics in the fields of law and politics.
The Oregon Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program will equip lawyers with the world-class skills needed to provide legal advice to today's governments, businesses, environmental organizations, and citizens. The program is designed for law school graduates and attorneys who desire to continue their legal studies for professional advancement, in-depth study in a particular concentration or development of a new practice area. Oregon Law offers three concentrations of study under the general Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. The concentrations are American Law, Business Law, and Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
The School of Law offers a two-year Master's Degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. This program is uniquely situated to prepare a new generation of scholars, practitioners, and educators to rethink traditional approaches to conflict. Grounded in dispute resolution theory, the program combines broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individualized study and skills development. It addresses the wider scope of non-adversarial dispute resolution options and the concepts and skills needed to implement those alternatives. It will equip its students with the vision, determination and expertise needed to meet today's challenges with new answers and better questions.
As part of a large research university, Oregon Law offers you a variety of concurrent degree options that take advantage of the University of Oregon's many schools and colleges—and offer you a broader level of expertise and specialization. Pursuing a concurrent degree offers other benefits: you can complete both degrees in less time (3-1/2 to 4 years instead of 5), and fewer law credits are required of joint degree students. Whether your interests lie in business, the environment, or journalism...to nonprofit management, water resources, or international studies—there's a concurrent degree option for you.