Top-Ranked Programs

U.S. News and World Report 2020: TOP-RANKED PROGRAMS

The #1 law school in Oregon and the #2 law school in the Pacific Northwest according to U.S. News and World Report boasts 3 top-ranked programs:

#5:    Legal Research and Writing
#7:    Appropriate Dispute Resolution
#8:    Environmental and Natural Resources Law


Top-Ranked Program Faculty Directors

Professor Suzanne Rowe, the director of Oregon Law's #5 Legal Research and Writing program, credits her colleagues with the LRW Program’s consistently high ranking. “Our LRW professors are among the best in the nation, and students flourish in classes and in law practice.” She noted that LRW faculty at Oregon Law complement their teaching by publishing textbooks that are used across the country and by leading national legal writing organizations.

Jennifer Reynolds, director of Oregon Law's #7 Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, said "The ADR Center is honored and encouraged by this recognition. We plan to continue working for social justice by teaching alternative processes, promoting innovative research, and offering rich, diverse programming."

And Mary Wood, faculty director for Oregon Law's #8 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, said “We strive to produce cutting-edge and transformative research that will shape the future. Drawing upon our rich legacy in environmental law, we are always looking ahead to the needs of the planet, humanity, and our fellow species. In this new era defined by climate change, we engage our students, alumni, and colleagues to solve the crucial problems of our time.”