University of Oregon School of Law LL.M. Program

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About Us

The University of Oregon School of Law's Master of Laws (LL.M.) program is a one-year degree designed for law school graduates and attorneys who desire to continue their legal studies for professional advancement, in-depth study in a particular concentration or development of a new practice area. The program can prepare students for a variety of careers, including academia, government or international organizations, private or public law practice, business, or public service. It is housed at the University of Oregon School of Law, which is home three top-ranked programs: #12 in Environmental Law, #6 in Dispute Resolution, and #3 in Legal Research and Writing.


The law school is located in Eugene, Oregon, USA, an environmentally-friendly city with a thriving arts scene, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, and an emphasis on local food. Eugene is located in the Willamette Valley region, and it is about an hour away by car to the Oregon Coast (to the west) or the Cascade mountain range (to the east). It's also a two-hour drive from Portland, Oregon's largest city. Learn more about living in Eugene here.

The Oregon Law LL.M. program is comprised of four concentrations:


1) Environmental and Natural Resources Law


This program focuses on public interest environmental law and innovations in environmental legal education. Oregon Law pioneered the county's earliest academic curriculum in public interest environmental law. Our experienced faculty are some of the nation's leading scholars in the field of environmental law who teach the regulatory mechanisms of environmental law, expose students to emerging problem-solving tools in cutting-edge courses, and provide practical training in skills-based courses. Outside of the classroom, LL.M. students also have an opportunity to help plan, and organize the oldest and largest international gathering of environmental law experts, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC). During PIELC, students also have the opportunity to network with leaders in the field. Learn more.


2) Business Law


This program is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of core concepts and practices of U.S. business law and to provide an opportunity to study advanced complex transactional, tax and regulatory matters. In addition to required courses, students may select elective courses from a wide array of business offerings including corporate law, green business, intellectual property and tax law. Students benefit from the breadth and depth of the faculty's business law knowledge and scholarship. Learn more.


3) Conflict and Dispute Resolution

This program is designed to provide an understanding of principles and practices of conflict and dispute resolution through the study of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, settlement and facilitation and by exploring dispute resolution strategies in litigation. Students have the opportunity to learn from leading scholars and researchers in the conflict and dispute resolution field, and learn critical dispute resolution skills through Oregon Law's nationally-ranked (#7 in the U.S.) Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center. Learn more.



4) American Law


This program is designed primarily for attorneys and individuals who have completed their first degree in law from a non-U.S. institution of higher education, and desire to develop or further their understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. law for their professional endeavors or multi-jurisdictional practice. Oregon Law faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars with a rich array of professional expertise. Learn more.


You will find information about the Oregon Law LL.M. program concentrations, as well as admission requirements, on the Oregon Law LL.M. program website at http://law.uoregon.edu/programs/LLM. The links on the home page will take you to information about each of the LL.M. program concentrations, tuition and fee information, and the application process. 

If you are interested in applying to the Oregon Law LL.M. program, you may either apply through LSAC or apply directly to Oregon Law. For more information about application requirements and procedures, please follow this link (https://law.uoregon.edu/explore/apply-to-LLM-program) to the Oregon Law LL.M. website and note the Application Procedure section.


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