Oregon Law remains a Top Law School, Legal Writing Program is #1 in 2024 US News National Rankings

2024 Oregon Law Rankings

In the annual national ranking of law schools released by US News & World Report, the University of Oregon School of Law is ranked #82 among the 2024-2025 Best Law Schools. Additionally, Oregon Law is the only Pacific Northwest law school to boast three top-ranked specialty programs. 

Legal Writing #1

Leading the specialty program rankings at #1 in the nation is Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program (LRW), marking its fourth year in the top spot. This is the second year Oregon Law holds the top spot alone and marks the seventeenth consecutive year in the top-ten nationally.

“Our LRW faculty at Oregon Law are leaders and innovators with national recognition,” said Suzanne Rowe, James L. and llene R. Hershner Professor and director of Legal Research and Writing. “Our faculty earn awards for teaching and service, lead national organizations and scholarly journals, and publish important books and articles. The LRW program is proud to continue its long tradition—since 1978—of preparing students for real-world legal practice.

Environmental Law #7

With its focus on groundbreaking interdisciplinary research projects, Oregon Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center continues a legacy of leadership in environmental law receiving the #7 ranking in the nation. 

“Motivated by our accomplishments, our shared aspirations, and our sense of urgency,” said Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law, and faculty director for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, “our community is excited to be recognized for our focus on problem-solving and accelerating meaningful change across legal and environmental fields.”

Dispute Resolution #11

For over 20 years, Oregon Law’s award-winning Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center has maintained its national reputation by providing students with an outstanding educational experience that emphasizes skillful management of disputes, deals, and decision-making. 

“To continue to be named a top Dispute Resolution program is a testament to our expert faculty leading the way in developing innovative approaches in and outside the classroom,” said Jennifer Reynolds, Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor of Law, associate dean for academic affairs, and faculty director for the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. “Our commitment to excellent teaching and skills-based learning helps our students manage complex interactions insides and outside traditional legal settings.”

Designed for prospective students looking to advance their education post-college, the US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing.

About the UO School of Law

As the State of Oregon’s first and only public, ABA-approved law school, Oregon Law has trained exceptional legal and dispute resolution professionals since 1884. In addition to the Juris Doctor (JD) degree, the school offers a Master of Laws (LLM) degree; a Conflict & Dispute Resolution Master's degree; concurrent degrees in fields such as business, public administration, and journalism; and an Undergraduate Legal Studies program. Oregon Law boasts three top programs in Legal Research and Writing (#1), Environmental Law (#7) and Dispute Resolution (#11), which is the only top-ranked program of its kind in the Northwest. 

About the UO

The University of Oregon, a leading research university, is one of only two schools in the Pacific Northwest selected for membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Founded in 1876, the UO enrolls almost 25,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. It offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its many schools and colleges. 

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