After they complete the core courses, JD students can specialize in one of five formal areas, such as family law or public interest law. Three concurrent dual degrees are available, including a JD/MBA with the university's Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.
UO Law has a reputation as a public interest law school, and its employment statistics confirm it--only 46 percent of the class of 2007 went into private practice, while the remainder concentrated in government or public service jobs. About half of UO Law graduates stay in Oregon, mostly in Portland or Salem. The rest settle on the West Coast, practicing in California or Washington.