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.


Meet Oregon Law’s newest faculty

Aug 05, 2019

This August, four new faculty members -- Sarah Adams-Schoen, Angela Addae, Howard Arnett and Latisha Nixon-Jones -- will join Oregon Law. Their diverse expertise ranges from climate resilience, urban redevelopment, and civil rights, to business, American Indian law and disaster law. This faculty cohort is the largest hired in almost a decade and demonstrates…
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Six alumni named recipients of Oregon Law Awards

Jul 30, 2019

Laird Kirkpatrick JD ’68, Cory Smith JD ’00, Craig Ashford JD ’11, Catherine Jedlicka JD ’13, Lauren Blaesing JD ’11 and Joel Sturm JD ‘12, are named recipients of the 2019 Oregon Law Awards.  Each honoree is recognized for their commitment to legal education, advancing justice for under-represented communities and for making significant career, leadership, or service contributions to…
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Chick, Chick, Chick, Hooray!

Jun 12, 2019

The long-awaited hatching of the three osprey chicks has finally happened atop the Knight Law Center at the University of Oregon! Now that they are here, UO Law takes pride in the tradition to name each chick. Over the past couple of weeks people have suggested names for the hatchlings through a social…
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Oregon Law’s Professor McKinley recipient of UO’s Distinguished Teacher Award

May 28, 2019

Each year, the University of Oregon recognizes a select group of faculty for excellence in teaching through the Distinguished Teacher Award. Michelle McKinley, the School of Law’s Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law, was named recipient of this year’s prestigious Thomas F.Herman Award for Specialized Pedagogy in Undergraduate Legal Studies. McKinley, who has taught undergraduate…
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Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, JD ’75, delivers moving commencement address

May 21, 2019

Oregon’s Attorney General Rosenblum delivered an inspiring commencement address at the 133rdcommencement ceremony on May 18, 2019.  AG Rosenblum, who is a “double-duck,” received a BS from the UO in 1971 and earned her JD degree in 1975. She has practiced law as an assistant U.S. attorney in Eugene and Portland. Additionally, AG Rosenblum has…
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