University of Oregon

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1221 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

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The School of Law at University of Oregon has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Oregon is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $29,492 per year (in-state) and full-time: $36,746 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 15.2:1. The School of Law at University of Oregon has 58 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Oregon School of Law is a public school in Eugene that boasts a student body with more out-of-state than in-state students. It has a high law school ranking for its legal writing program and is also well known for dispute resolution and environmental law.

Through the school’s clinics and externship programs, students can gain hands-on experience in bankruptcy law, business law, mediation, environmental law, and more.While earning a J.D., students have the option to complete a concurrent degree in several areas. Program options include a J.D./M.B.A. through the University of Oregon Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, a J.D./Master of Environmental Studies through the UO Environmental Studies Program, and a J.D./Master of International Studies through the University of Oregon Department of International Studies.

The University of Oregon School of Law operates many research centers, including the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. It also offers student organizations, such as the Student Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, as well as journals including the Oregon Law Review, the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, the Oregon Review of International Law, and online journal The Legality. For time away from Eugene, the law school coordinates a Semester in the City program for students who want to study and complete externships in Portland.

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Year founded 1884
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (541) 346-3846
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 58
Student-faculty ratio 15.2:1
Total faculty 65

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 436
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 151


Tuition and fees

full-time: $29,492 per year (in-state)
full-time: $36,746 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $10,854


Employed at graduation2 27.3%
Median private sector starting salary $61,000
Median public service starting salary $33,466


Total volumes and volume equivalents 405,441

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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