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.


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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MLK Event to Honor Professors Girvan and McKinley and CRES student Gomalo

Jan 13, 2017

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, two members of the Oregon Law faculty, Erik Girvan and Michelle McKinley, will be recognized for their exemplary work to further civil rights, equity and inclusion in the model of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Kena Gomalo, a student enrolled concurrently in the Conflict and Dispute Resolution and International Studies Master’s degree programs will also…
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Timekeeping Software Can Disadvantage Hourly Workers

New study by Professor Elizabeth Tippett identifies problematic features in common types of timekeeping software.
Jan 10, 2017

A new study by Elizabeth Tippett of the University of Oregon School of Law finds that timekeeping software for managing employee hours could undermine compliance with wage and hour laws.  The study, “When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance,” is published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and is co-authored by Charlotte S. Alexander of Georgia State…
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