1. Lewis & Clark Law School
Lewis & Clark’s law school was founded in Portland in 1884 as the state’s law school. It was reorganized as the private Northwestern College of Law in 1915. The school merged with Lewis & Clark and was renamed Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1965. Lewis & Clark Law School provides a balanced approach to legal education assuring a theoretical foundation with hands-on experience in practice.
2. University of Oregon School of Law
The University of Oregon School of Law was founded in 1884. It is one of the only 62 research institutions with membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. It was also one of the first law schools to be accredited by the ABA. At the University of Oregon School of Law, about 540 students are engaged in full-time study. The law school community is collegial and informal.
3. Willamette University College of Law
The College of Law is an intimate, highly selective, and intellectually challenging school. It is a widely recognized leader in legal education. The college is committed to the pursuit of academic and professional excellence in a supportive environment. Moreover, the selective enrollment of approximately 430 full-time students creates an intellectual intimacy.