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.


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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Giselle Schmitz selected as Hans Linde Fellow

Dec 07, 2016

The Oregon Law Public Law and Policy Program is pleased to announce that Giselle Schmitz has been selected as the 2016-7 Hans Linde Fellow. Schmitz, a third-year law student, will study the implications of forced environmental migration by focusing on the disappearance of habitable land on the Marshall Islands. She will present her research at the Public Interest Environmental Law…
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