Oregon Law is the #1 law school in Oregon and the #2 public law school in the Pacific Northwest because of our amazing faculty. Their commitment to excellence is also why the School of Law has three top-ranked specialty programs: Legal Research and Writing, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, and Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
Our faculty are sought-after nationally and internationally for their legal expertise in a variety of legal subjects. They appear before Congress, are interviewed by The New York Times, work on projects across the country and globe—and yet they remain incredibly accessible to students. Here at Oregon Law, you can learn from professors who literally “wrote the book” in their areas of focus.
Scholarship and Research
Study Offers New Approach for Willamette River Drought Fixes
Timing and location are vital considerations in managing drought risks that are rising along Oregon’s Willamette River because of a changing climate, a six-member team from five institutions, including Oregon Law, reported in the journal Nature Sustainability.
“Our research team highlighted the importance of deploying policy interventions in a thoughtful and proactive way rather than as a reactionary response to increasing cycles of drought.”
—Adell Amos, Researcher, Clayton R. Hess Professor of Law and associate dean for academic affairs at Oregon Law
Oregon Law's faculty body of work reflects scholarship to drive change through impact, innovation, vision, rigor, depth, and leadership. Explore more of the outstanding scholarship by our faculty.
Read the latest books, journal articles, book chapters, and casebooks written and edited by Oregon Law Faculty.
Faculty Awards and Honors
Michelle McKinley, Thomas F. Herman Award for Specialized Pedagogy in Undergraduate Legal Studies and Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law
The Herman Award for Specialized Pedagogy recognizes senior career instructional or tenure track faculty, teaching for at least an average of .5 FTE across the academic year, who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and expertise in a particular area of teaching.
Erik Girvan and Elizabeth “Liz” Tippett, associate professors and CRES co-directors
Awarded to UO faculty who have sustained a record of distinction in quality of scholarship, contribution to their respective field, and contribution to the university.
Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor and faculty director for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center
Recognizes a University of Oregon project whose innovations were developed in the course of UO research and are now offered as publicly available products or services that improve sustainability.
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Your donation today is an investment not only in faculty and their legal research – but a way for you to make a lasting impact in the next generation of Oregon Law students. Through your financial support, our faculty can continue to guide and inspire students who will go on to launch businesses, shape public policy, assist families, advise nonprofits, and so much more.