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.


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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Help Name the Osprey Chicks

Jun 12, 2018

The osprey chicks have hatched atop the Knight Law Center at the University of Oregon. For the past week, alumni, followers, and fans of the birds have suggested names for the hatchlings. Now, it is your chance to vote on your favorite.   Thanks to the creativity and innovation of our community, more than 150 names were suggested since the first…
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Employment Rate for 2017 Graduates Soars Above Previous Year

Dedicated mentor relationships with students lead to success
Jun 11, 2018

Eugene, Ore. - An increased focus on postgraduate success through engagement and mentorship has Oregon Law soaring. Encouraging interaction has created unique opportunities. For instance, a recent presentation by alum, Michael Callier, developer of the first-ever Global Legal Hackathon, encouraged students to explore professional opportunities that lie at the intersection of law and technology. Emphasis on students…
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The Honorable Adrienne Nelson to Deliver Oregon Law Commencement Address on May 19, 2018

Justice Nelson is a widely respected civil rights champion and the first African-American to serve on the Oregon Supreme Court
May 01, 2018

Eugene, Ore. — Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson will deliver the commencement address to the 2018 graduates of the University of Oregon School of Law on May 19 at the Matthew Knight Arena at 1:00 p.m. Governor Kate Brown appointed Nelson to the Oregon Supreme Court in January 2018. Nelson is the first …
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