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.


High-tech Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

Oct 25, 2017

Carrie Leonetti, associate professor of constitutional law, criminal procedure, and evidence, is going to be a panelist at the Northwest American Constitution Society conference in Portland, October 27. Her topic will be: High-tech Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment — specifically, a case called United States v. Carpenter. The Willamette and Lewis & Clark chapters of the American Constitution Society are very…
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UO Law Domestic Violence Clinic awarded $500,000

Investment expands legal service to seven Lane County campuses
Oct 06, 2017

Eugene, Ore. – The Domestic Violence Clinic at the UO School of Law was recently awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women. The funds will be used to continue services provided by its civil clinic, which serves the Eugene and Springfield communities, and expand services provided by Student Survivor Legal Services, which serves…
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Alumni Excel in Ore. and Wash. Bar Passage

Oct 03, 2017

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 84.8 percent in Oregon and 83.3 percent in Washington, exceeding the average pass rates in both states. These scores also outperform the 2016 bar passage rates. “We are very proud of our graduates. Their strong…
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Oregon Community Foundation grants $1.8 million to Oregon Law

Funding will boost the research capacity of the ENR Center and operating support for Nonprofit Clinic
Sep 19, 2017

A pair of Oregon Community Foundation grants totaling $1.8 million will expand opportunities for University of Oregon students and faculty members to develop environmental policy and work with nonprofits in the region. Michael H. Schill, UO president and professor of law, said the investments, which are expanding programs housed in the UO School of Law, are an affirmation of the university…
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Three UO Scholars Elected to American Law Institute

Carl Bjerre, Susan Gary, and Merle Weiner elected to prestigious law organization
Sep 14, 2017

Eugene, Ore. – Eight members of the University of Oregon’s School of Law now belong to the prestigious American Law Institute. The three most recently elected members are Carl Bjerre, in 2016, and Susan Gary and Merle Weiner, both in 2017. “Being elected to ALI is a distinct professional honor. Having so many of Oregon Law’s faculty…
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