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.


July 2018 Bar Exam Results

Sep 28, 2018

Eugene, Ore. – Alumni of the School of Law who sat for the bar exam for the first time this July achieved a pass rate of 83 percent in Oregon and 100 percent pass rate in Washington. These rates exceed the statewide average pass rate in Oregon by five percent and in Washington by nearly 21 percent.  “I’m …
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Ice Cream with the Attorney General

Jul 17, 2018

Eugene, Ore.—On Monday, July 16, law students and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, (class of '75), beat the heat by enjoying ice cream together at Prince Pückler's on 19th St. Many of the attending students are rising 2Ls who clerk with the Oregon Department of Justice. University of Oregon President Michael Schill, a lawyer and former law…
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Felipe Alonso III named Associate Director of Career Planning & Professional Development

Jul 11, 2018

The University of Oregon School of Law welcomes Felipe Alonso, III as Associate Director of Career Planning & Professional Development. Alonso began his legal career in Texas where he worked for the state government and in private practice focusing on energy regulatory law. In 2015, he relocated to Portland, Ore. to work for McDowell Rackner Gibson PC, representing utilities in Oregon,…
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Ruth Bader Ginsbird and Sandra Day O’sprey Reign Supreme Over Oregon Law

Names in honor of two "notorious" Supreme Court justices overwhelmingly captured public votes
Jun 22, 2018

Eugene, Ore. – The votes have been tallied and the osprey chicks that hatched atop the Knight Law Center at the University of Oregon now have names. Inspired by their law school home, the chicks have been dubbed by popular vote "Ruth Bader Ginsbird" and "Sandra Day O'Sprey." Other popular names included “Onyx” and “Agate,…
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Alumna Martha Walters Elevated to Chief Justice of Oregon Supreme Court

Once again, a graduate of UO Law makes history.
Jun 14, 2018

The Oregon Supreme Court has unanimously elected Martha Walters, Class of 1977, to serve as Chief Justice. Walters is the first woman to serve in this role in the state’s history. She also presides over a majority female-identified court. Professor Emerita Caroline Forrell studies women and the law. She shared that in 2005, the lack of women on the Oregon…
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