The University of Oregon School of Law welcomed 154 new law ducks to the Knight Law Center August 19, 2019. Drawn to the law school for a diversity of reasons, the new students all join a legal community with an enduring legacy that spans more than 135 years.
Coming from all over the nation, approximately 75% of the Class of 2020 are from outside of Oregon and represent 29 states. Seventeen percent are first-generation college students and twenty three percent self-identify as students of color.
The class represents 95 different undergraduate institutions, from all over the nation. Twenty-two students from the incoming class hold undergraduate degrees from the University of Oregon and are now “Double Ducks.”
“I am excited to welcome our newest law ducks to Oregon Law. This education is transformational, and I know they are destined for great success here at the University of Oregon and beyond.” said Marcilynn A. Burke, Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law.
Other highlights from the class include: