LL.M. orientation will take place during the weeks of August 7th and August 14th. The Introduction to American Law class (for students who obtained their first degree in law from a non-U.S. institution of higher education) will also begin on August 7, 2017. Orientation is designed to introduce students to the University of Oregon community and to provide information about resources, procedures, events, classes, and educational opportunities on campus.
Law students and other members of the legal community are expected to maintain high standards of professionalism. The Oregon Law application includes several questions about personal, professional, and academic conduct. If any aspect of an applicant’s responses to questions or if any part of an application has changed since it was first submitted, the applicant must immediately contact the LL.M. Admissions Office. The Admissions Committee will review the change or changes to the application to determine if further action is required. One action could be the rescinding of the offer of admission.
Admission to the state bar involves consideration of one’s character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Law schools are asked to comment on bar applicants in this regard. It is important, therefore, that applicants disclose any changes to their applications. Some jurisdictions require applications to law school as a part of its review for membership the state bar. Applicants who have questions or concerns about bar admission are advised to contact the jurisdiction(s) in which they intend to practice to discuss bar membership requirements. Contact information for each U.S. jurisdiction is available from the National Conference of Bar Examiners (http://www.ncbex.org).
At the University of Oregon, the “University of Oregon Student Conduct Code,” “School of Law Exam Regulations and Procedures,” and “Library Regulations” comprises the Honor Code for law students. The Honor Code is included in “The Holding,” the law student handbook. In this way Oregon Law calls to the special attention of its students, the standards of conduct to which all University of Oregon students, including law students, are expected to adhere.
The Honor Code and detailed information about student conduct and community standards can be found at the Dean of Students website for the University of Oregon, http://studentlife.uoregon.edu. Students must read and be familiar with the code and will be held accountable to all of its provisions.