UO School of Law Makes National Jurist Honor Roll

“Best LL.M. Programs: Law School Experience” and “Best LL.M. Programs: Top Value”

May 18, 2016

“Best LL.M. Programs: Law School Experience” and “Best LL.M. Programs: Top Value”

Eugene, OR (May 18, 2016) – The University of Oregon School of Law is proud to be named to the National Jurist Best Master of Laws (LL.M) Honor Roll, earning top ratings for both “Best Law School Experience” and “Top Value.” 

“A core value of the University of Oregon’s master of laws program is to offer students hands-on and professionally relevant experiences,” said LL.M Program Director Kristie Gibson. “At Oregon, students enjoy individualized advising and specialized research opportunities. We also work hard to help students develop their practitioner networks within the Oregon legal community and beyond.”

Students enrolled in the LL.M. program at the University of Oregon have the option to study within one of four areas of concentration. These include the top-ranked Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Conflict and Dispute Resolution programs, as well as the highly-networked Business Law concentration, and the American Law concentration, designed to develop core expertise for international students.

The National Jurist examined 80 law schools and more than 300 graduate law programs to determine the best graduate LL.M. programs for attorneys from outside the U.S. based on academics, experience, career opportunities, and value. Fewer than 15 programs were named to each category’s “Honor Roll” list. The University of Oregon School of Law’s LL.M. program was named to both the “Best Experience” and “Best Value” honor rolls.

“We are very proud of this recognition from the National Jurist for the LL.M. program,” said Eric Priest, assistant professor and faculty director of the LL.M. program. “Whether they are visiting the McKenzie River watershed to learn the policies, infrastructure, and processes involved with bringing clean water to a community, or externing with firms that work internationally, such as ELAW, our focus is to provide students with both U.S. and international legal experience.”

Applications to the University of Oregon School of Law’s LL.M. program are available to those who have earned a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school or hold a law degree (LL.B. or equivalent) from a non-U.S. program of legal education.