Law School at University of Oregon moves up in 2020 US News rankings

Specialty programs ranked in top ten

Mar 08, 2019

(Eugene, Ore.) The University of Oregon School of Law has once again been named a top law school in the Pacific Northwest by U.S. News and World Report. The law school remained first in Oregon and second in the Pacific Northwest with its move up to 83 in the nation, an increase from last year’s rank of 85.

Three Oregon Law specialty programs ranked in the nation’s top 10: Legal Writing (#5), Dispute Resolution (#7) and Environmental Law (#8). Only two public law schools in the United States achieved the distinction of having three or more specialty programs ranked in the top ten: the University of Oregon and UC-Berkeley. Oregon’s Dispute Resolution program is the only top-ten program of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

Marcilynn Burke, Dean of Oregon Law, said “We are honored that Oregon Law School is recognized among the nation’s best, as it is a highly competitive field. Our mission continues to focus on excellence in legal education and access to justice.”

In addition to the U.S. News rankings, the Environmental Natural Resources Law program received a grade of A+ according to newly released rankings from PreLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist. Oregon’s Family Law received an A grade and Business Law an A-, also ranking them among the nation’s best. Oregon Law School’s Master of Laws program has been selected among the top 10 for Alternative Dispute Resolution by LL.M Guide, and Oregon Law is in the top ten of College Choice’s best master’s degree programs in negotiation and conflict management.