Oregon School of Law News

What's happening at Oregon Law.

Every day at Oregon Law, our faculty, staff, students, and alumni keep moving forward. They publish, appear on radio and television, give talks, win awards, contribute their time to public service, and do innovative research. Ultimately, they make the world a better place.  Below you'll find the latest stories about what they're doing.


Dean Marcilynn A. Burke Speaks about Charlottesville

Aug 15, 2017

As the University of Oregon School of Law welcomed students for the new academic year on Monday, August 14, Dean Marcilynn A. Burke made the following statement about the events in Charlottesville, Va. on Friday and Saturday. “The strength of this country, this university, and this law school is in the diversity of and the contributions made by people of…
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Memoriam of Professor Emeritus James O’Fallon (1944-2017)

Jul 11, 2017

Professor Emeritus James M. O’Fallon passed away on the morning of Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Once described as the “Titan of Oregon’s constitutional law faculty,” O’Fallon joined the School of Law in 1981 and had served as Associate Dean for several years. From 1989 to 2014, he also served as the University of Oregon's Faculty Athletic…
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New law dean brings 22 years of energy and creativity to UO

Jul 06, 2017

When Marcilynn Burke, a law professor who also served at the Department of the Interior under President Obama, gave the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Lewis and Clark Law School last January, she didn’t begin by warming up the audience with a humorous anecdote. Instead, she walked from behind the lectern and began to sing. After finishing…
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Eleven members of the class of 2017 elected to the Order of the Coif

Ariel Stavitsky of Eugene, Ore. graduated first in the class
Jun 22, 2017

Eugene, Ore. – The University of Oregon School of Law congratulates eleven members of the class of 2017 who have been elected to the Order of the Coif. Elected students represent the top 10 percent of the graduating class. Coif member Ariel Stavitsky of Eugene, Ore. graduated first in the class. The University of Oregon School of Law congratulates eleven…
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Prof. Carl Bjerre Named UCC Treatise Editor

May 22, 2017

Carl S. Bjerre has been named General Editor of the Hawkland Uniform Commercial Code Series. The Hawkland Series, a longstanding treatise now spanning approximately 14 active volumes, is a mainstay of law firm and law school libraries nationwide and is easily one of the most authoritative and comprehensive sources of UCC analysis. The treatise was initially authored by…
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