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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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and we celebrate her impactful legacy. Oregon Law welcomed Justice O’Connor on September 15, 1999, to dedicate the new William W. Knight Law Center.
Barbara Bader Aldave passed on May 23, 2023, at the age of 84, in Eugene, Oregon.
In 2021, the NCAA announced new rules that allowed student-athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness, rules that also apply to any student in Oregon, thanks to recent changes in state law. To address the growing need for NIL legal assistance, the Business Law Clinic, a class offered at the University of Oregon School of Law, offers student clients free NIL contract review and education.

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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 Law
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.


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Student to Faculty Ratio

2023 Class Profile

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


Oregon Law JD Student presenting during her field placement with the Honorable Judge Kasubhai
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.


Leaders. Innovators. Professors.

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

Oregon Law Faculty


North east portland campus
One Law School. Two Cities.

Oregon Law was founded in Portland, and continues this legacy with our Portland Program.

Students have the option to spend their third year at the UO Portland NE Campus.

Third-Year Portland Program