The School of Law at University of Oregon

The School of Law at University of Oregon

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Lawrence Seno, Jr.
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The School of Law at University of Oregon

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 40.7% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.39
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 159

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 40.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 157-160
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.17-3.6
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.39
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 159

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.A./M.S. Environmental Studies
J.D./M.P.A.
J.D./M.A. International Studies
J.D./M.C.R.P.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Thirteen centers and programs along with interdisciplinary courses by broader research institution faculty provide additional resources for students and link the law school to the community at large. We offer 12 certificate programs, 8 clinics, multiple concurrent degree programs, numerous externships, a Masters in Conflict Resolution, and an LLM in ENR. For more: www.law.uoregon.edu/academics/
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 113
Seminars 23
Positions available in seminars 454
Positions available in simulation courses 559
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 214
Student activities (as provided by the school)
From organizing the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference to hosting symposia in ADR and green business to editing three major law reviews, UO law students engage fully in academic activities outside the classroom. Public service minded UO students also serve their local community by organizing Thanksgiving baskets for families, toiletry drives for women’s shelters and blood drives.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 61
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 325
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 419
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 152
Full-time students involved in field placements 78
Full-time students involved in law journals 117
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 24
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 75

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 14.2:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 53
Full-time minority faculty 33.3%
Part-time minority faculty 4.3%
Total faculty 59
Total faculty (men) 54.2%
Total faculty (women) 45.8%
Total faculty (minorities) 20.3%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#82 Best Law Schools

(4) Ranking by Specialties

#6 in Dispute Resolution
#6 in Environmental Law
#50 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#5 in Legal Writing

Law Ranking Scores

Score 45
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.3
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.17-3.6
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.39
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 157-160
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 159
Acceptance rate 40.7% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 14.2:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.4% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 78.0% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 73.2% – Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OR
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 75.0%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 505

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 505

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 8.5%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 3.4%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 6.5%
Female students discontinuing law school 0.9%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director James Brooks
Financial aid phone (800) 760-6953
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $26,061 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $32,505 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $10,854
Books $1,050
Miscellaneous expenses $2,556
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 65.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 3.4%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.8%
Median grant amount $5,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $3,000–$7,025
Full-time students receiving grants 69.1%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $94,624
Proportion who borrowed 90.2%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 54,816
Microform titles 5,790
Electronic titles 39,467
Other non-book titles 713
Total titles 100,786
Volumes (excluding microforms) 216,474
Volume equivalent microforms 186,079
Total volumes and volume equivalents 402,553
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 107
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 62
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 34
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 17
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 60
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 10
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 75
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 62
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 22
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 2
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 49
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 288
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 632
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 434
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 31,841
Total seats available for library users 329
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law Library features a high-tech multimedia center, student collaboration areas, private study rooms, a rich legal research collection and helpful attorney librarians. Its data infrastructure supports video and live imaging on student laptops. The library complements the facility’s light-filled commons, cafe, student lounge, basketball court, and other academic and student support spaces.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OR
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 73.2% – Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 75.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 182
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 78.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 4.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 95.6%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 48.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 42.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 6.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 94.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 78.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 12.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.5%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $75,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 51%
Median public service starting salary $38,700

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 1.4%
Percent employed in business and industry 14.8%
Percent employed in government 11.3%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 19.7%
Percent employed in law firms 38.0%
Percent employed in public interest 14.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 60%
Graduates employed out-of-state 39.4%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 19
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.7%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 3.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 1.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 0.7%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.4%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 79.6%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 9.9%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Career Services offers a wide range of services/resources from individual counseling/online job listings to programs and workshops. In addition, we offer interview programs in Eugene and in Portland, and also co-sponsor the NW Public Service Career Fair in Seattle/Portland. We also offer mentoring programs and alumni/employer networking socials.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 76.1%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 87.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 13.4%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 68.4%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 7.7%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 54.5%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.8%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 25.0%