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.


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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The Honorable James L. Robart to Deliver Oregon Law Commencement Address on May 20, 2017

Judge Robart is known for rulings on the travel ban executive order and police bias.
May 09, 2017

Eugene, Ore. — U.S. Judge James L. Robart of the Western District of Washington will deliver the commencement address to the 2017 graduates of the University of Oregon School of Law on May 20 at the Matthew Knight Arena at 1:00 p.m. Judge Robart, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Bush in 2003 and was confirmed unanimously by the…
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Announcing Marcilynn Burke as the next Dean of Oregon Law

A letter to the Oregon Law community from Dean Moffitt
Mar 15, 2017

Dear Law School Community, I am delighted to share the news that Marcilynn Burke will become the next Dean of our Law School, beginning July 1.  Professor and Associate Dean Burke has a deep understanding both of individual service and of the importance of the legal academy within society. She brings with her an impressive list of accomplishments and scholarship.…
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Oregon Law Leads the PacNW with Three Top-Ranked Programs

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Oregon Law tops in Legal Writing, Dispute Resolution, and Environmental Law
Mar 13, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (March 13, 2017) – The University of Oregon School of Law distinguishes itself once again as a top law school in the Pacific Northwest according to U.S. News and World Report. Oregon Law boasts three top-ranked specialty programs which are among the best in the nation: Legal Writing (3); Dispute Resolution (6); and Environmental Law (12). Only four public law schools…
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New Book by Michelle McKinley Explores Slavery and Fractional Freedoms

Jan 27, 2017

In the U.S., common understanding of slavery derives from nineteenth century rural, plantations. Expanding from this generalized scope of slavery, Professor Michelle McKinley explores slavery in colonial Peru in her book, "Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima" (Cambridge University Press, September 2016). The book discusses how thousands of slaves in Peru, particularly women, secured freedom and…
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