Oregon Law’s top 10 stories of 2020

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As we take a look back at 2020, we’re highlighting the top stories published by Oregon Law and Around the O.

Merv Loya

Professor Emeritus Dominick Vetri remembers Merv Loya, a long-time administrator and a devoted friend of the Law School who passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

order of the coif pin

The University of Oregon School of Law welcomed 14 recent graduates from the Class of 2020 into the prestigious Order of the Coif national honor society.


Supreme Court Justice Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Professor Emerita Caroline Forell writes a moving rememberance for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri, associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, has been chosen to serve as the next United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

law students in front of Capitol Building

Ten Oregon Law students from the school's Environmental & Natural Resources Law Center went to DC to present their own research before the US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

William Knight Law Center

The annual national ranking of law schools was released by U.S. News and World Report.  Three University of Oregon Law programs are ranked in the nation’s top 10: Legal Writing (#2), Environmental Law (#6), and Dispute Resolution (#10). 

aerial view of UO campus

Several University of Oregon graduate programs are highlighted in the 2021 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. Offerings from both the UO’s College of Education and School of Law continue to be ranked among the best in the nation. 

osprey chicks in nest

The names of the chicks atop the Knight Law Center at the UO will bear the names Sabrina, Ruthy and Satou. The namesakes pay homage to UO Women’s Basketball players Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard and Satou Sabally.

Adell Amos

2. Star Power: Women's History Month 2020

Inspiring Change, Pushing Boundaries: Professor Adell Amos is listed among 10 extraordinary UO faculty members who are guiding the next generation to equity, opportunity, and excellence.

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Latisha Nixon-Jones, visiting legal research and writing professor, wrote this piece which originally appeared in The Conversation.