Life at Law School

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Life at Law School

Learn. Connect. Grow. Drive Change.

Oregon Law is more than just a school. When you become a law duck, you have a positive community of students, faculty, staff members, and alumni ready to help you reach personal and professional success – however you define it.

We are proud of our reputation for collegiality among students. We are committed to creating a place where you can develop leadership skills, engage in friendly competition, and have frequent interactions with faculty.

See why Oregon Law is a great place to launch your legal career

What Our Students and Alumni Say

We believe that as a law student at Oregon, you not only find your legal voice – but you will also change and grow in unexpected ways. But don’t just take our word for it – see what our current students and alumni say about their personal Oregon Law journey.

Casey Daggett, JD '19

Ashton Burrows, JD '21

Jazmyn Ortiz, JD '21

Practical Experience

Discover your options and opportunities by taking the theoretical – and making them practical. Through hands-on experience, you’ll advocate for others, solve problems, do meaningful work, and drive change in the larger community.

Practical Experience Opportunities

Student Organizations and Journals

As a student, we encourage you to immerse yourself in our wide range of programs and student organizations. With 30+ student groups, there are many options for enhancing your personal and professional development.

Corina Ubario

“Oregon Law Review (OLR) helped me become a better writer, better at time management and helped me meet people outside of my graduation class. OLR was also a great conversation starter during interviews because often times the interviewer was also on their school's Law Review.”

—Corina Ubario, JD ’17
Immigration Attorney
Marandas Sinlapasai, P.C.

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Frohnmayer Leadership Program

“This program has been phenomenal! The organizers and staff provide large events, such as TedX, and small lunchtime seminars to instill, and perhaps uncover, the leadership capabilities each student has. Besides the delicious lunches, I have also enjoyed being connected to legal mentors in the community, such as meeting Judge Kasubhai.

—Kourtney Brown, JD '21
Oregon Law Student Ambassador

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Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment at Oregon Law. We understand that diversity and inclusion encompasses the intersectionality of the human experience and includes qualities such as race, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, first generation status, economic status, and veteran status.

You’ll find staff and resources available both within the school and broader UO community designed to support your well-being, academics, social life, and professional success

Diversity and Inclusion at Oregon Law

Amber Lesher

“I've had almost unlimited opportunities to lead at Oregon Law. There is great support for students who actively seek leadership roles. And some of my favorite experiences were outside of having an official title. For example, I had the opportunity to become Queer Ally trained and Dreamer Ally trained, and I appreciate that the University provides education and a chance to be on ally-leader on campus and within our community."

—Shane Lesher, JD/CRES ’21
25 Duck Award Recipient, CRES representative for Women's Law Forum, Empirical Studies Fellow, Oregon Law Ambassador, OUTLaws’ OGALLA Representative, Oregon Child Advocacy Project Fellow, Oregon Law Frohnmayer Leadership Program, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Editor-in-Chief

 

Minoru Yasui Fellowship

As a first-generation law student, Japanese American, and daughter of immigrant parents, the 2021 Minoru Yasui Fellow Anna Reutin hopes that the fellowship program continues to inspire students to approach issues of civil rights, racial justice, and representation head-on.

 “We all offer a unique perspective based on our life experiences that shape who we are and how we think. At UO, I truly believe that we are moving in a direction that allows us to celebrate our differences and use them as an opportunity to learn from one another.”

Read Anna's Story

 

News

Knight Law Center
The Honorable Judge John V. Acosta, JD ’82, will deliver address. The Juris Doctorate (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) Commencement will be on May 21. The University will confer more than 150 JD and LLM degrees this year. The ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm in the Matthew Knight Arena.
Oregon State capitol statues
Law school memories from Oregon Law Alumni appointed to the judiciary in Oregon. 
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
Washington Monthly: Oregon Law Professor Garrett Epps writes about the leaked draft of the abortion opinion.

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Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics encourages civic engagement and inspires enlightened dialogue by bringing students, scholars, activists, policymakers, and communities together to discuss issues affecting Oregon, our nation, and the world.

The Wayne Morse Law Fellows group photo

The Wayne Morse Law Fellows program is an opportunity for Oregon Law students with a demonstrated interest in public policy to undertake paid, full-time, 10-week summer fellowships doing legal work in the offices of Oregon’s elected officials or in government agencies or nonprofit organizations.

Become a Wayne Morse Law Fellow

Contact Our Team

The Student Affairs Office staff are here to support your personal and professional goals. They are available for consultation and coaching on all matters related to the student experience. Have a question or want advice? Visit Suite 200 of the law school and the team will be glad to help.

Contact Student Affairs