Juris Doctor (JD) Program

Drive Change

Our students innovate and advocate within the law to improve our society.

We drive change. We strive for a brighter future. We empower our clients. We protect communities.

Discover all that you can accomplish with a JD from Oregon Law.

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What we do in these next few weeks, months, and years will shape the kind of society that we will pass down to future generations.
Jacob Landsberg
When Oregon Law student Jacob Landsberg received his client file in the early morning hours of Friday, January 15, 2021, he had just 24 hours to prepare for his first virtual negotiation session in Baylor Law’s The Closer.  
The members of the national Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) have selected Oregon Law professor Rebekah Hanley to serve as their incoming President-Elect.

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Tailored to Your Interests

In addition to an outstanding foundation in legal theory, analysis, and writing, we offer more than a dozen specialty concentrations.

Estate Planning
Green Business
Intellectual Property Law
Law and Entrepreneurship
Tax Law
Transactional Law
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Ocean and Coastal Law 
Child Advocacy Law
Family Law
Law and Public Policy
Public Interest Law

See Yourself in Law School

Your first year of study is dedicated to introductory law courses designed to build a solid foundation upon which you can branch out into a concentration of your choosing. Take a look at those introductory courses in the 1L schedule and then explore the student organizations that you can join.

 

86%
2019 Bar Passage Rate for first-time takers
90.8%
Class of 2020 employed by 10 months after graduation
6.5:1
Student to Faculty Ratio

2023 Class Profile

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Expand Your Possibilities. Pursue a Concurrent Degree.

While pursuing your JD, you can enroll in one of nine master’s programs, including business; community and regional planning; conflict and dispute resolution; environmental studies, international studies, journalism, public administration, and water resources.

Concurrent Degrees

Paying for the JD

We believe that outcomes matter. Oregon Law students are positioned for success on the bar exam and beyond.

Familiarize yourself with the tuition and costs of studying for your JD. Then explore scholarship opportunities and applying for financial aid.

Paying for Law School

 

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Practical, Real-World Experience

Learn from the best in the classroom, gain experience in field placements, and practice your passion in law clinics.

Become Practice-Ready

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Launch Your Career

Our Center for Career Planning and Professional Development is dedicated to helping students explore career options, connect with employers and alumni, and advance from law school to the professional world.

Careers

Leaders. Innovators. Professors.

See the passion and scholarship our faculty bring to class every day.

Oregon Law Faculty

 

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One Law School. Two Cities.

Oregon Law was founded in Portland, and we're still the only law school with a downtown Portland presence.

Students have the option to spend their third year at our Portland campus, housed in the iconic White Stag Building.

Third-Year Portland Program