University of Oregon Law School

General Info

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The University of Oregon School of Law, housed in the Knight Law Center, is Oregon's state funded law school. The school was founded in 1884. The school is located on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon, on the corner of 15th and Agate streets, overlooking Hayward Field. The law center's current enrollment is 538 students.

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Oregon Law School Admissions

Oregon Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 49% of its applicants. Comparatively, Oregon is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 986 483 (48.99%) 128 (13.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.16 3.48 3.64
LSAT 154 157 158

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $31,506 $39,210
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $8,918
  • Living off-campus: $8,918
  • Living at home: $4,496

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Oregon Law School Community

Oregon Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Oregon is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 26
  • Part Time: 37


  • # Female Faculty: 28
  • # Minority Faculty: 8


14.1 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Oregon Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Oregon Law School 1L section size is 5% smaller than law schools in Oregon and 3% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Oregon Law School: 128
Oregon Average: 135
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 558
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 167

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 92
  • Law Journals: 93
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 8.5%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Oregon Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Oregon Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 83% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 70.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 31.0%
  • Business: 13.0%
  • Government: 14.0%
  • Public Interest: 12.0%
  • Academia: 9.0%
  • Oregon: 64%
  • California: 7%
  • Washington: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 70.5%
  • First Time Takers: 173
  • Average School: 80.3%
  • Average State: 74.9%
  • Pass Difference: 5.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Oregon: 73.6%
  • Passed: 79 of 101 (78.2%)
  • State Average: 74.9%
  • Difference: 4.6%