Fall 2016 Public Law and Policy News

Public Law and Policy Program Faculty Director Takes on New Role


In 2013, the UO School of Law quietly rolled out the Public Law and Policy [PLP] Program under the leadership of Stuart Chinn and Jane Steckbeck.  The PLP Program pulled together some existing resources and some new components to lay the foundation for a comprehensive program that supports Oregon Law students’ interests in public interest law, public sector legal work, and public policy. Read More


Law and Policy Dilemmas - Focus on Harney County


In March 2016, the PLP Program hosted a successful and well-attended event open to both the law school community and the public.  David Hayes and Amanda Peacher spoke at the event entitled Harney County and the Sagebrush Rebellion: Past and Present Issues in Federal Land Management. Read More


Spotlight on Public Law and Policy Fellows


Thomas Griffen was a summer associate at Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt in Portland, Oregon. Thomas put his natural resources and public policy background to good use performing legal and policy analyses for natural resource clients, among other transactional and litigation projects.

This past summer, Lucy Ohlsen worked as the Wayne Morse Legislative Fellow for Senator Ron Wyden in Washington, D.C. Lucy primarily focused on K-12 education issues, including helping to write floor speeches and policy research memos. Read More 


Pro Bono - Continuing a Tradition of Service


Oregon Law students continue to provide volunteer hours to a myriad of organizations that serve individuals who otherwise would not have access to justice.  Sponsors, Inc., which serves individuals who are transitioning from Oregon correctional facilities, is one such organization with which Oregon Law has forged a relationship. Read More 


Making Summer Service Possible - Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund (OLSPIF)


OLSPIF continues to grow every year, and now regularly provides summer stipends for over a dozen students doing public service legal work.  This year, OLSPIF awarded stipends to 14 students. Read More 


Loan Repayment Program - Supporting the Work of Oregon Law Graduates


A dozen recent Oregon Law graduates are currently receiving assistance with repayment of student loans.  To qualify for Oregon Law’s LRAP, an applicant must be working in a public interest law job and demonstrate his or her financial need for assistance. Read More