Top-Ranked Programs

U.S. News and World Report 2018: TOP-RANKED PROGRAMS

The top-ranked law school in Oregon, and the #2 law school in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon Law is one of only four public law schools in the nation to have three or more top-ranked programs according to U.S. News and World Report:

#3:     Legal Research and Writing
#6:     Alternative Dispute Resolution
#12:   Environmental and Natural Resources Law


Top-Ranked Program Faculty Directors

Professor Suzanne Rowe, the director of Oregon Law's #3 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 #6 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 #12 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, said “Our program remains at the cutting edge of environmental law as it changes to meet the emerging needs of society. With the impending threat of climate change, we believe the need for environmental law will become more important than ever—and we are ready for it.”