Overview

Applicants
1,140
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.26
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
118

Test Scores

LSAT
154 - 159

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$50

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information


Students Say

As the state’s only public law, the University of Oregon’s School of Law provides numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary learning that go beyond the traditional curriculum (such as intersections with journalism, conflict resolution, and environmental studies), and a robust commitment to public service and public interest law. The school's clinics and externship opportunities and “amazing” legal writing and research program round out the affordable and respected degree on offer here.
Every faculty and staff member at Oregon is “extremely focused on the student experience.” “You can always get ahold of your professor, and the Dean even holds office hours, allowing you to go and discuss whatever you'd like with him,” says a student. For common occurrences like clinics, externships and registration, the “amazingly helpful” administration “has made everything flow very easily.” Conversely, if you have a special situation, “administrators are always available to meet and discuss solutions with you.” “The school is small enough that you really get to know the faculty and administration, and they will help you in any way they can to network and get jobs,” says a 2L (though some admit that the school “could use more career services related to jobs out of state”). The school’s major focus is on public interest law, but it has “a high number of specialized programs and great faculty that allow for students to get a great education in their area of interest,” and “is very supportive of students who want to pursue non-Big Law careers.”
The classroom experience is “very collaborative,” and members of the “empowered student body” are supportive of one another all hours of the day. Students do worry that the University of Oregon (and law schools in general) are “not concerned enough about practical lawyering skills,” and wish that the administration could hurry along the process for creating even more clinics. “In order for the legal job market to weather this ongoing crisis, law schools must take swift measures to make law schools more affordable, practical, and efficient,” says one. Top programs and centers such as the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Clinic (which assists small and micro-businesses) help to offset this need and add to the school’s reputation.
The law school has addressed these issues through offering nine different clinical opportunities each year wither between 110 and 180 seats. There is also a robust externship program. Top programs and centers such as the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Clinic (which assists small and microbusinesses) help to offset most other experiential complaints and add to the school’s reputation.

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
81%
Median Starting Salary
$51,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
80%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
35%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
45

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Law firms from Oregon, Washington, and California; federal courts; Oregon appellate courts; Lane County and Portland-area state trial courts; Oregon Department of Justice; Washington Attorney General's office; and various nonprofit organizations and federal, state, and local government offices.

Graduates Employed by Area


Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator

Hon. John V. Acosta
United States Magistrate Judge

Jim Carter
VP & General Counsel, Nike

Ellen Rosenblum
Attorney General of the State of Oregon

Suzanne Bonamici
U.S. Representative

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$34,912

% Students Receiving Some Aid
93%

Direct Lender
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$30,586
Out-Of-State Tuition
$38,056
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$10,932
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$10,932
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,050
Fees
$1,732

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
372
Parent Institution Enrollement
24,181

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
2
Average Age at Entry
26

% Out-of-State
66%
% International
1%

Demographics

19.90%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Oregon is “a pretty white state,” so “while the administration does a lot of outreach to attract minority students, the overall population is really white.” The school and students may tend towards younger and liberal, but “there is a healthy dose of differing opinions and political backgrounds.” The “tech-savvy” school “makes most students feel welcome in what is a very stressful environment:” “Everyone is very friendly,” the law school “has a great vibe,” the building is “amazing,” and the library is “great.” The city of Eugene itself is “generally a pretty great place to live,” and students also get “free tickets to Ducks football,” which helps relax the soul and bolster school spirit.
“Student groups are very active on campus,” and this social bunch take advantage whenever they can find the time. The “geographically breathtaking location” provides “biking trails, hills to climb, [and]outdoor activities galore,” which is par for the course of any Oregonian (less than half of the student body is an Oregon resident when they enroll).

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lawrence Seno, Jr.
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
1221 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1221

Phone
541-346-3846

Email
admissions@law.uoregon.edu