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Oregon Supreme Court lowers bar passage standard

The Oregon Supreme Court recently lowered the required score to pass the state’s bar exam  — the test required for all law graduates to pass in order to become practicing attorneys. Documents show that in March the deans of Oregon’s three law schools sent a letter to the Board of …

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Law School Edition: Brothers in Law

Identical twins, actually. Ben and David Eder are two of the four recipients set to receive the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The award recognizes great achievements in a law career within 10 years of graduation. The award ceremony will take place at the alumni reunion dinner on Sept. 25 …

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A Duck Abroad: Arsénio Rodney Gonçalves Lampião’s journey from Africa to Eugene

Arsénio Rodney Gonçalves Lampião has come a long way from his home country of Mozambique to study law here at UO.

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Four study spots close to campus

Coming back into the swing of things at school can be difficult. To help, here are some quiet coffee houses great for required reading and writing essays. Wandering Goat Coffee Company Home of the self-proclaimed legendary “Bud-a-ccino” — an Oatmeal stout with a shot of chupacabra espresso on top — …

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Q&A with Dean Michael Moffitt: Why law students shouldn’t be worried about law school

During the middle of the first day of orientation, Michael Moffitt, the dean of the University of Oregon Law School discussed the problems law schools across the country have been facing and how the UO plans to counter them. This has been edited for clarity and brevity.  Emerald: With the …

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Oregon law firms give advice on how to get hired

In a rough economy, how do students expect to get hired? Local law firms give advice, predictions and words of warning about entering the work force as a recent law school graduate.

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Law graduates turning to smaller communities might be onto something

For two University of Oregon graduates, heading out of the city and into the country was the best way forward.

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Burned-out adventures

It’s Sunday evening, or Saturday morning, or hell, even Wednesday afternoon, and you need a break.

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Q&A with past, present, and future law students

Four past, present, and future UO law school students give their thoughts on their field and where it’s taking them.

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DIY: Making a hanging Mason jar lamp

The thrill of moving into a new home is always exciting because you get to design everything yourself. Sometimes the price tag can suck all the fun out of it. A couple ways to save money and still make your home a work of art is by being creative and literally doing it …

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A guide to east campus neighborhood culture

Becoming a law student — or any postgraduate student for that matter — is undoubtedly a paradoxical milestone in a student’s academic career. Fresh from the revelries and relative bliss of undergraduate life, postgraduates seem to instill a self-imposed maturity almost overnight. Gone are the days of skipping assigned readings …

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High-class cocktails to ‘tipple’ your fancy

So you’re a lawyer now — well, you will be (hopefully) soon. Your free-spirited undergrad days are far behind you, as should be those crappy, sugar-soaked “cocktails” you were always downing. You’re a grownup now; you better start drinking like it! These five cocktails will make you sound like a …

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Craft beer guide — Four of the best local brews

Coming to a new town to go to school can be a daunting commitment. Many people find [email protected]@haha…great use of this [email protected]@ in comfort foods. One of my comfort foods is beer. “Beer isn’t a food,” you may say. Perhaps this isn’t the kind of food that nourishes the body, but these …

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Student loan debt remain biggest challenge for post-school law career

Law School becomes more expensive and creates larger student debt than in past. How is law employment in the current economy?

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Q&A with Ben Rudin, the ASUO’s law school senator

ASUO Senator Ben Rudin talks about college tuition, student loans, the job market and what he thinks needs to change in the future.

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Q&A with Max Forer, a former Duck football player in law school this fall

, will be entering into his first year of law school this year, hoping to become a double Duck. Below, Forer talks about the problems that current law students face, his football career and his motivation to become a lawyer. What made you want to go into law school? Both …

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By the numbers: University of Oregon School of Law

All statistics come from the Princeton Review, Oregon Law website and U.S. News and World Report. Total enrollment: 505 #82 on the U.S. News and World Report list of best law schools. Full time in-state tuition: $26,146 Full time out-of-state tuition: $32,590 Pass rate for first-time bar exam: 75 percent …

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Oregon law professor wins prestigious award after lifetime of contributions

Sitting in her quiet office on the fourth floor of the law school, professor Svitlana Kravchenko is surrounded by pictures of her family and friends. She proudly shows off her daughter’s dance accomplishments, but quickly adds “she is also a lawyer,” with a smile. She recognizes the love for something …

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University’s environmental law program blends ‘green’ with graduate education

For more than 40 years, the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University’s School of Law has combined six interdisciplinary projects with a rigorous environmental law education curriculum to prepare students to succeed in public-interest work, nonprofit agencies or the public sector.

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Getting through the grind: how to survive and thrive in the University’s law school

Law school upperclassmen give advice to incoming students about how to survive the rigorous workload of their first year.

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Q&A with law school dean Michael Moffitt

After working for 10 years as a professor and three years as an assistant dean in the University’s School of Law, Michael Moffitt took over as dean in July 2011. He spoke with the Emerald to discuss what he wants to accomplish in his leadership of the law school and his professional background.

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The big kid guide to Eugene’s good times

I may not be a law student, but I’m sure there’s no law against having fun. Here’s a couple things for the big kids to get down on when they’re not hitting the books and changing the world.

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Find that quiet corner of campus for a calmer living experience

Students who want to live close to campus but not amongst the typical college atmosphere have plenty of options, if you know where to look.

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