Public Interest Law Concentration

Opening doors to justice is integral to the mission of Oregon Law. Our Public Interest Law Concentration is designed for students who want to develop the skills to become a successful public interest lawyer.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, you must satisfactorily complete five (5) [or a minimum of 15 credits] from the following courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Animal Law
  • Children and the Law
  • Disability Law
  • Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation and Practice
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Policy
  • Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • Immigration Law
  • Indian Law
  • Innovations in Criminal Justice
  • International Environmental Law
  • Labor Law
  • Legislation
  • Local Government Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Race, Gender, Bias, and the Law
  • Remedies
  • State Administrative Law
  • Tribal Courts and Tribal Law
  • Worker’s Compensation Law
  • Women and the Law

You must also satisfactorily complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Litigation Strategy
  • Arbitration
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Trial Practice

You must also satisfactorily complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • Civil Practice Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Civil Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Protective Order Clinic
  • Environmental Clinic or Advanced Environmental Clinic
  • Legislative Issues Workshop
  • Nonprofit Clinic
  •  Judicial Field Placement
  • Public Service Field Placement (Nonprofit organizations or government)

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, you must write a high quality professional academic research paper concerning public interest law or public policy issues.

A full list of requirements and procedures is available to current students in MyLaw. The information contained on this page is only a summary of the academic requirements.

For specific course requirements for individual concentrations, please go to “Forms” under the Registrar’s tab in MyLaw.

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