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University of Oregon (School of Law)

In the tradition of the nation’s finest public law schools, Oregon offers a three-year full-time program leading to the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree. In addition we offer, a two year ADR masters program and we expect to offer a 1 year LLM in Environmental & Natural Resources in 2006-2007

Oregon consistently ranks among the top 50 law schools in reputation among scholars and lawyers. It is also often praised for its overall quality of life. Oregon offers the perfect blend of a rigorous intellectual challenge set in a collegial, congenial community.

The University of Oregon Law School offers a rigorous legal education with a curriculum that balances

* Basic intellectual and analytic skills for the practice of law
* An introduction to advanced and frontier areas of law
* Knowledge of the persistent values of law and the legal system
* An opportunity to develop hands-on legal skills

Student life at Oregon is a balance between the rigorous, challenging nature of law school and the collegial, supportive attitudes of its students. While our students are focused on their professional goals and are wholeheartedly involved in the life of the law, they also engage in co-curricular and social activities that enrich their personal experiences here. This page provides information on student-run organizations and the law school community.

The Oregon law faculty has an excellent reputation for scholarship and teaching among judges, attorneys, and other law professors throughout the United States. The faculty consistently wins teaching awards and other accolades. In this section you can review the credentials, publications and courses taught by our renowned faculty. The University of Oregon School of Law is the state’s only law school with membership in Order of the Coif, given in recognition of exceptional faculty scholarship.

One of the finest law school facilities in the country, the 138,000-square-foot Knight Law Center provides the optimal environment for rigorous study while retaining Oregon’s signature warmth and informality. Built around a common town-square area, the building includes a light-filled and spacious library, comfortable offices for student journals and organizations, a mock courtroom, a 200-seat auditorium, and, in keeping with law school tradition, a basketball court. Our building complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and we are constantly looking for ways to make our environment barrier free.

When it opened in fall, 1999, the Knight Law Center was named “most wired law school in America” by the national Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Group. The school offers wireless access throughout and more than 1,500 “fast Ethernet” jacks allow for 100-megabit connections to the Internet. Classroom technology includes video projectors, full Internet access, cable TV access, touch screen controller systems, and wireless microphones.

Special centers and programs provide additional resources for students and link the law school to the community at large.

Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center : This program puts dispute resolution theory into practice, educating students in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program :
The law school's renowned environmental and natural resources program features the earliest academic curriculum in public interest environmental law, the first public interest environmental law clinic in the nation, and, through its students, the oldest and largest public interest environmental law conference in the world.

Center for Law and Entrepreneurship : This endowed center sponsors a live-client business clinic, a fellowship program in which students evaluate new technologies for possible commercialization, and numerous special events for students interested in business law and entrepreneurship.

Ocean and Coastal Law Center : This center combines the efforts of law faculty specialists and advanced law students to research and analyze current ocean and coastal legal issues and to publish results.

Public Interest-Public Service Program : The Public Interest-Public Service program, a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities, sponsors a number of speakers and events each year in addition to a certificate of completion.

Portland Program : The Portland Program builds academic and professional bridges in the Portland metropolitan area for law students in Eugene. It establishes closer ties with Portland’s legal and business communities and the 2,000 UO law graduates who have established their careers in Oregon’s largest city.

Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics : This independent center at the law school brings world-renowned scholars and activists to Oregon each year for interdisciplinary research, publication, teaching, and public discussion of critical topics in the fields of law and politics.

School name:University of OregonSchool of Law
Address:1515 Agate St
Zip & city:OR 97403 Oregon

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