University of Oregon School of Law

University of Oregon School of Law
Office of Admissions, 1221 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1221, USA
Phone: 541.346.3846
Email: lawadmissions@uoregon.edu | Website: law.uoregon.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

The University of Oregon affirms and actively promotes the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to any protected basis, including race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression or any other consideration not directly and substantively related to effective performance. 

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

The University of Oregon affirms and actively promotes the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to any protected basis, including race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression or any other consideration not directly and substantively related to effective performance. 

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

University of Oregon OUTLaws Student Organization

For more information contact:

Amber Lesher, 2L
Email: alesher@uoregon.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Yes

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Yes

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

Gender and Justice; offered every year

Race, Gender and Bias Law; offered every year

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

The University of Oregon provides all of the same benefits to same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

The University of Oregon provides all available benefits to spouses and/or domestic partners.

Additional Information

The University of Oregon School of Law, much like the efforts being made statewide in Oregon, does its best to foster an environment that does not discriminate against any individual for any reason, including gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, or sexual orientation. In 2017, the Campus Pride Index listed the University of Oregon as one of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities in the country.

OUTLaws is UO Law’s LGBTQIA+ student group. The group is very active, attending the national Lavender Law Conference every year, and working with OGALLA, the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon.

LGBTQIA+ law students can also use the resources of and become involved with the University of Oregon’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education and Support Services (LGBTESS). This office includes transition support, events and programming, panels and educational resources, support and discussion groups, LGBTQIA+-specific scholarships, and several student groups.

Our law school has one all-gender restroom, and many more are available across the wider UO campus, including in the student union.

Discussions about LGBTQIA+ issues are welcomed and addressed widely at our school, whether it be in Constitutional Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, or Employment Law. Our school supports several enrolled transgender students and continues to support our alumni base that identifies as LGBTQIA+. Many staff and faculty members have also attended the University of Oregon’s Queer Ally Coalition training, and some wear nametags and use email signatures with preferred pronouns.

In compliance with Oregon SB 473, our application asks students for their legal sex designation. The application also contains an optional survey asking students to list their sexual orientation and gender identity. This survey is optional, and whether or not the question was answered, or how it was answered, is suppressed from the readers of the application and the answers are used for data collection purposes in the aggregate only and not linked to any individual.