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Letter from the editor

the fiscal landscape of law is changing. how will you adapt? Once upon a time, going to law school was a surefire investment. Yes, the road from 1L to 3L has always been intensive, expensive and selective, but the hard work and steep debt usually paid off with a law career right out of college. But that's all changed, as the economy and surging tuition rates have cast a shadow over many of this generations graduates. From 1989 to 2009, Forbes Magazine reported, tuition rates went up 317 percent; the national debt estimate for law students is around $100,000. Worse, according to the National Association for Law Placement, only 65.4 percent of America's 2011 law school graduates reported having jobs that required them to pass a bar exam. Higher-ed reporters, an Oregon judge, recent graduates and prospective students have become increasingly weary of the value of a law education, wondering if it is still a smart choice — or a high-stakes roll of the debt dice. This year's Law School Guide looks into the state of the University's school of law, and what students, administrators, professionals and professors are doing to respond to the changing landscape of law.

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turner maxwell photographer Michael Moffitt, dean of the University School of Law, has been a member of the law school faculty since 2001 and took the role of dean in July 2011.

Moffitt says that although law schools and legal education have gone through a shakeup lately, there are still reasons to go to law school today.

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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 more negative reports coming out about law school, what was your reaction? Michael Moffitt: It’s funny because a lot of these reports are coming out as though this were something that just happened last month, a brand new development. The reality is that the legal market and legal education have been going through a fundamental transformation for most of the last decade. There have been some more recent developments in the market that I think have pressed fast forward on some of those developments, but there is not a lot in any of the reports coming out that are news to anyone who’s business is education. Theses are things for which we have been preparing for years. We’re really well positioned as to some of the changes, and we’re like a lot of other law schools in others. So, it’s not a surprise; it’s a confirmation of the expectations that we’ve been having about some of these evolutions. Do you get a lot of questions from parents and students about these things?

Less I think than the media reports might suggest. The reality is, students have always asked really good, hard questions about how they’re going to spend potentially three more years of their life. You should be asking hard questions. Oregon law attracts the kinds of students who are going to be well engaged in whatever it is they do … We attract students who want, frequently, to do creative entrepreneurial things, often in the public interest, defined broadly. That’s exactly the population that’s been asking these questions for a long time. And so, no I don’t. I haven’t experienced a difference this year as opposed to last year. It’s always been high; they always ask good questions about that. What is your response to them? One of the challenges that incoming law students face is they’re trying to guess what they’re going to want to do three years after they begin a transformational educational experience. That’s a lot of guesswork. What we have to do is work really hard with students not just as they’re coming in but during their time here to make sure that by the time they’re leaving, they’re prepared to begin their professional lives in whatever way they think is most appropriate for them. Most law students come in with a very clear picture of what it is they want to do when they graduate. Most law students, me included, are completely wrong. We’re well-intended, but we learn things along the way … That’s part of what the law school experience is. What we try not to do is

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The cost of tuition keeps raising for all students, including law students, meaning that the average student becomes more and more in debt which becomes a huge problem when jobs are hard to come by. Jeff Manning of the Oregonian reported that the average college student comes out of college owing more than $26,000 in loans, while law students come out owing anywhere from $100,000-$150,000 in loans. Not only are law students being hit with massive amount of loans to repay, they are also faced with trying to find a job so that they can start their career and repay those students loans. The problem is that law jobs are becoming harder to find. Law firms are in the same situation as other businesses, getting hit hard with economy and having to reduce workers or stop hiring completely. Many law firms have scaled back, making drastic cuts. Across America most elder law firms — older firms with more expertise — have had a 71 percent decline in business according to the ElderLawAnswers survey. Nadia Dahab, a UO alumna who graduated this year, was lucky in finding a job right out of law school. Over the course of the next three years Dahab will be clerking for three judges. Shefound these jobs very early in her job search. “It was certainly not an easy task though,” Dahab said. “Using the law school career center and my resources on the law faculty was helpful in making sure that I tailored my material appropriately to my opportunities.” So far, Dahab hasn’t faced any big challenges with pursuing her law career. “Having just recently graduated and spent all summer taken the bar, I haven’t had much time to face tremendous difficulty,” Dahab said. “That said, one challenge that most of us are always facing is the magnitude of law school debt that we have lurking behind us as we search for jobs. Joe Kraus, a 2009 graduate, currently holds a full time job at Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, but coming out of law school, he faced problems. “It was difficult to find full-time

employment as a new lawyer,” Kraus said. Many of the law firms were looking for experience, which coming straight out of law school, he didn’t have. Kraus had to find several part-time jobs to gain that experience. “Like many of my classmates, I had to find part-time opportunities to accumulate more legal experience,” Kraus said. “About two years after graduation, I started a full-time position at NEEA.” Both Nahab and Kraus are concerned about the student debt that they accumulated from law school. “Managing debt has been the biggest issue post-graduation. At times, the debt had seemed insurmountable,” Kraus said. The Center for Career Planning and Professional Development at UO Law School helps to land jobs for students coming out of law school. “We’re doing everything we can to help students land a successful job,” said Bonnie Williams, assistant director at the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development. The Center works individually with students, helping them to research different careers within law and helps students to narrow down exactly what they want to do, while encouraging an open mind. As of now, the Center has helped to employ 142 out of 182 law students from the class of 2010. The average starting pay for a new lawyer is around $73,000 a year with firms ranging from two-25 attorneys according to the American Bar Association Journal. The average pay increases with the amount of attorneys that a firm has. Based on first year pay, within two years, law school student loans could be paid off, however, that excludes the cost of living. Many students run into the problem of not being able to make the monthly payments while paying for their living expenses. “Finding a job that will pay enough to maintain a reasonable living and be able to pay off federal loans is an overwhelming challenge, to say the least,” Dahab said. msanderson @ dailyemerald . com

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have wanted to do as well? Yeah, I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to play football here, and I’ve always dreamed to play at a Pac-10 university — at the time it was Pac-10 — as the Oregon Ducks. There were sometimes billboards in L.A. — ’cause that’s where I’m originally from — that said “Gain Green” … (he saw) Joey “Heisman” when he was in Times Square, and the uniforms just caught my eye and to be able to be part of the National Championship team and a Rose Bowl team, you know. It was a dream of mine that not very many people can fulfill, and I was able to experience it.

Did you consider a pro football career?

You know, I did for a second. I got off better with not a lot of injuries. I had a concussion, I had a dislocated thumb and a really messed up ankle, but overall, I came across very healthy.

And I thought about it, but I realized my path would be with my head and not my body. I wanted to be a lawyer.

Are you familiar with the current problems law grads are facing? How do you feel about that? Yeah, I am a bit familiar with it. It’s something that does bother me in a way, but I want to be out there trying to be who I am and get the best grades I can and be as successful as I can, and so I just feel that if I — just like in my football career — if I continually do what I think I should be doing and keep on going up the rungs of the ladder, at some point I will get to that goal even if their job market is sometimes a little bit rough for lawyers coming out of law school. I still think that if I stay true to course like I think I should, I’ll be okay.

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ASUO Senator Ben Rudin talks about the problems students face with rising tuition and a shrinking job market. In the interview, he gives his opinion on debt, student loans and whether college is even worth it.

Why are you interested in law?

I’ve always loved politics and they definitely do go together. While I love politics — and by that I mean the government — I hate politics, as in decisions being made for political benefits.

How do you feel about rising tuition and debt, and a diminishing job market being paired with increasing revenue for Oregon universities? Well like any student, I would say it’s awful. The decreasing job market makes some wonder if college is really worth it. Many people directly enter the work force, that is definitely a way some people choose. It’s only going to happen because the cost of education has gone up and the returns have gone down. It’s not the guaranteed job it used to be. I mean it ultimately depends on (whether they are) spending it on what students want when there is basically very much reduced competition based on the price. Student loans that have made demand very inelastic.

Do you think going into the workforce without the experience of college would be better than paying college tuition and then going into the work force?

I honestly don’t know and will never know. I am certainly not fond of telling people ‘If they don’t go to college, they’re be screwed for the rest of their lives’ because many people do go to college and are screwed for the rest of their lives, and many people don’t go to college and they do fine.

What do you think the University of Oregon should do about this big issue? I have been informed of new partnerships, although that wouldn’t lower tuition from what I understand — it would just stop it from increasing. The inflation would naturally cost less in real dollars. As to what else to do about tuition; this isn’t the typical answer you’d get from a student, but I think one thing we need to work on is that making sure students have some idea of what they want to do with their life before they go to college. Something I learned in high school was most people will pick a college, then pick a major, then pick a career but it should be the other way. Pick a career, pick a major and then pick a college. Another problem, and this may be heresy, but when schools can raise their tuition to whatever they want and students will still pay it because the student loan companies will cover it, they are naturally going to be less concerned with the price.

Ann Aiken, U.S. District Court of Oregon chief judge said “the current higher education system

has become untenable and unsustainable; as a result, increasing numbers of students will be forced to file for bankruptcy.” Can you respond to that, keeping law school in mind? It’s certainly not right, and again, I would argue that because the way student loans are given out, like making demand for education very inelastic, or in simpler terms, the demand for education doesn’t really go down when the price goes up because the universities are the ones getting the main benefit from the government student loans. Schools aren’t competing on price; they’re competing on quality, and since they know that students are just going to pass on the costs to their debt companies, they’re naturally going to try to make the university as attractive as possible and therefore raise the revenue to spend money on things that we don’t really need.

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Do you think the academic level of UO Law matches the price tag? Ask me in 5 years. It’s because I’m not out in the work force yet, I can’t answer that yet.

How do you plan on getting a job after college? I would narrow it down based on what I would be happy doing and then just work on my applications from there and see if I know anyone in those areas and so on. icampbell @ dailyemerald . com

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Incoming law student What motivated you to go into law? Why the UO law school in particular? I can’t remember the first time I considered going to law school, but it must have been at a very young age. My dad is an attorney, and his job has always interested me. Law remained in the back of my mind while I studied journalism at the University of Missouri. I worked as a journalist for two years in Eugene, and I found my favorite stories were those where the law was a central component. That realization was motivation enough to send my law school applications. UO was a great fit with the 1L-fellowship program, the location and vibe of the school. What area of law are you most interested in? What are you focusing on? My interests are primarily in criminal law. Working as a journalist made this area of law all the more fascinating and exciting, and I look forward to these law school courses.

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What do you think the main challenges of your chosen field are going to be? How are you planning on facing them? Given the nature of criminal law, I imagine attorneys in this field constantly face the ugliest aspects of society. Emotionally, this can probably take a toll. I covered tough stories as a reporter, and know how important it is to separate work and life. But that’s easier said than done, and I know I will have to work hard to keep the balance.

Georgina Santos Current law student One year in, do you have a focus? If so, what is it? Since I’ve only had one year of law school, I want to continue exploring different practice areas. I am focusing on taking classes that will prepare me for legal practice and for the bar exam. Do you foresee ending up with some (student debt) by the time you graduate? If so, how much, and are you

worried about it? I have debt, and I worry about it. I try to focus on putting myself in the best possible position to find employment after graduation. Budgeting and talking with the Financial Aid Office have been the most helpful ways for me to manage my debt and conceptualize how I will face it after law school. Where do you see yourself going after you graduate? Are you worried about finding a job? Life after graduation will be an adventure. I remain open to many possibilities. Finding a job after graduation is my priority, but I have to balance that with my schoolwork and extracurricular obligations. I have to take this journey one step at a time, so finishing my second year of law school and finding summer employment is what I am focusing on right now.

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Benjamin Harris Current law student What are you focusing on, and why that in particular? At this point, I’m most interested in civil litigation, criminal work and alternative dispute resolution. I love legal research and writing, and I like the adversarial nature of our civil and criminal justice systems, but I also see a need for an expanded role for institutions with an eye toward resolving conflict like mediation and settlement negotiation. Where are you hoping to head after you graduate? If possible, I would love to stay in Eugene after I graduate, either working with a local firm, or starting my own practice. My ideal setup would be to have a private, multi-practice solo firm, where I can specialize in a number of areas of law that interest me and have some discretion over which clients and cases to take on. Of course, that is easier said than done. I’m not too worried about finding a job, although I realize that the job market in Eugene is not as robust as larger metropolitan areas. Still, my main focus is quality of life. Money and status, those things are secondary to me. Is there any advice you would give to someone about to start at the law school? Like anything in life, law school is what you make it. Work hard, study hard, but don’t lose sight of your ultimate goals. Things like work-life balance, family relations and physical and emotional health are paramount to your success and become evermore important as you go through life. Being a student is wonderful, and law school is a significant chunk of

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your young life, so enjoy it! That’s not hard to do at UO.

Joe Kraus 2009 UO Law School Graduate and Attorney for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Why did you end up focusing on the area of law (environmental) that you did? I have always been interested in business and the environment. While I was in school, the UO developed a Green Business Initiative that combined both interests. As part of that program and the in-house counsel externship program, I landed an internship at the Energy Trust of Oregon and really enjoyed the experience. I’ve been following that path ever since. Was it challenging to find a job after you graduated? Why or why not? It was challenging to find a fulltime job. But I did have part-time contracting work lined up after graduation. That helped me pay the bills and get more legal experience that helped me land a full-time job. It took about a year to work full-time (as a contractor). I know many other grads had more difficulty finding work after school. I was very lucky that my externshipled to a part-time independent contractor opportunity. What was the most useful thing you did in the UO law school? Besides meeting my wife (another law student)? I’d say getting practical experience was the most useful thing I did. My externship at the Energy Trust of Oregon, and my participation in the Small Business Clinic gave me practical experience that ultimately helped me land my current job. kchousser @ dailyemerald . com

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What impact has O re g o n had on your life?

My dad said it to me best, that the world always needs a good lawyer and a good lawyer will always have a job. Now, that may not be the case for someone coming out of law school ’cause they probably won’t be a good, great lawyer. I do think that the economy

I took a year off from undergraduate and came back up, and I realized in that year off that Eugene is a wonderful place to live. The low cost of living, the great bars, everyone is nice and friendly. You don’t just get that in Los Angeles. People are cutting you off and

flipping you off, and it’s just wild. So yes, I absolutely do. I think Eugene had an extremely positive impact in my life, and that’s why I’m back to try to become a double Duck. I initially was thinking about not coming back, but with that year off, that’s when I realized there’s no better place than Eugene and to be a Duck.

thinking outside the box Jobs after law school do exist, but your search should include small communities, not just New York and L.A. keegan clements-housser news reporter

If TV is any indication, people straight out of law school are immediately whisked away to some major metropolitan area — New York or Chicago, maybe, or perhaps even D.C. Even outside of TV, it seems to make sense to head for larger urban centers. Locally, the destination of choice would be Portland. However, some recent law school graduates that can’t find work up north or further abroad, with the law field falling victim to the struggling economy just like any other. Others simply don’t like cities. For both groups, practicing law in smaller communities is their way forward. Annette Smith, a 2010 graduate from the University of Oregon’s law program, was one of the latter. “I actually had a clerkship for a law firm in Portland during the summer between my first and second year of law school,” Smith said. But it wasn’t a fit for her. The stresses of city life, from frenetic activity to driving and city traffic, wasn’t her thing. “I sort of hated living in a big city,” she said. “I wasn’t very interested in seeking employment in Portland.” She had hoped to find work in Eugene. However, she wanted to practice juvenile law. It had been her passion since childhood, when her teenaged mother had struggled to raise two other siblings and herself. The adversity she went through gave her compassion for children living in similar situations, she said, and was one of the main reasons she entered law — to speak on their behalf. Unfortunately, the only juvenile law job she could find was located in Roseburg, Ore. So, after a brief stint as a clerk with the Lane County Circuit Court, she joined the Arneson Group, a Roseburg-based law firm. As it turned out, she said, working in a smaller community wasn’t so bad. “I’m doing exactly the kind of law I wanted to do, and that makes me feel very lucky,” she said, explaining that she often joked with her boss that it was her dream job, just in the wrong city. Still, being able to make that trade-off in order to do what she loves was worth it. “A lot of my peers don’t have that luxury or opportunity.” Her colleague at the Arneson Group, Thomas Bernier — himself a 1977 graduate from the University of Oregon Law School – agrees with her when it comes to Roseburg not being such a terrible place to practice law. He would go so far to say that it has decided advantages over working in a larger community.

“I’m doing exactly the kind of law I wanted to do, and that makes me feel very lucky.” ANNETTE SMITH LAW school alumna “Different counties have different (legal) cultures,” Bernier said, explaining that some of the larger ones are far more cut-throat than the culture that permeates the Douglas County legal community, including even Lane County. In contrast, the Douglas legal culture is downright friendly. “The judges know you personally, and you know them. You know all the other lawyers in town, too.” The advantages of that arrangement are myriad, according to Bernier. Knowing judges personally also means knowing how they’ll treat cases, allowing local lawyers the chance to work with them from the start, rather than having to guess at how individual judges operate. Being on friendly terms with other lawyers in the area is equally useful, he said. It allows for a relatively free flow of information; if one lawyer doesn’t know the answer to a legal question being asked by a client, he probably knows someone who does and who’s willing to share. That culture can also very much benefit recently graduated students seeking to find meaningful employment, he said. “In smaller communities, it’s much easier to open your own shop,” he said, adding that it should definitely be considered by students when they’re thinking of where they plan on practicing after they leave the University of Oregon.“I don’t know that you can do that in a big city, because people don’t know you.” So, for those law students hoping to strike out on their own, maybe a small community practice is worth looking into. “With a lot of work, you can make it,” Bernier said. kchousser @ dailyemerald . com

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Most college students understand that once school is over, it will be harder than ever to find a job. While it’s never been easy to find a job, the once-infallible occupations seem to be dwindling away just like the others. Walking out of college with a degree in law used to guarantee a spot in the work force; but now all it guarantees is a massive collection of debt. Law firms and recruiters are increasingly aware that a plethora of graduates each year who compete for every position. “Competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students are graduating from law school each year than there are jobs available,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics writes. “Because of the strong competition, a law graduate’s willingness to relocate and work experience CONTINUED from PAGE 3a force students into a track that depends on them being “right” when they were juniors in college, about what they’re going to do four or five years later. That’s just not the world that any of us lives in anymore. It might have been at one point, but the market’s shifting too quickly for that to make sense. So, there are a handful of things that we have done this past year that are different to respond to the rapidly changing market, and some of the things we think students are going to need. The first is that our school has invested a lot more resources in its center for career planning and professional development. This is the only area of the law school in which we are investing more dollars in now. And we have completely revamped how it is that we deal with law students beginning right away, so that I believe we are the only law school in the country that has a four credit offering. It’s actually a requirement that they go through career planning and professional development planning from day one. It’s brand new for us. I firmly believe it’s the right thing for us. The second thing that we are doing even more of is building on our long-standing tradition of pa g e 1 0 A

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are becoming more important. However, to be licensed in another state, a lawyer may have to take an additional state bar examination.” Firms in Oregon want to see students who went to a good law school and had good grades. Both senior partner Roy Dwyer from Dwyer Williams Potter LLP and attorney Josh Kadish from Wyse Kadish LLP ideally want applicants to be in the top quarter of their class. “Coming out of Oregon, you’d probably have to be in the top 20 percent of your class,” Dwyer said, who has 45 years of experience. “I’ve hired a lot of people, and I first look at where they graduated and their class standing.” While experience clearly matters, motivation and interest paired with an ardent need to be proactive will put any recent graduate ahead of the pack. “I recently hired a new law graduate,

creating graduates who are skilled, by engaging them in experiential learning and skills-based learning. We require every law student to take an upper-level skills building requirement, and then we make available a great number of out of classroom applied learning opportunities, clinics and externships. I think the most recent statistic is that 85 percent of our students graduate having done applied learning or an externship, that’s a really good percentage. The third thing is we are putting a lot more energy into developing out alumni network, as an integral part not just of career placement but even of the education process. We’ve got Law Ducks all over the country … Everywhere I go, there are Oregon alumni that want to help law students. I’m not sure we’ve done as much as we should in engaging that community. But they are recognizing that now is the time to help, and they are stepping up to do it. The fourth thing is that we have intentionally decreased the size of the incoming first-year class. We have shrunk the number of students who are joining us, this year by 20 percent. And we made that decision in part to maintain the quality of the class that we want and in part to make sure we can provide every student with the

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individualized, personalized educational experience that increasingly they’re going to need. Not all law schools have made that choice. It’s obvious we could make a lot more money by just admitting as many people as want to come, but we made the decision that that was not the right thing to do for our students or for our school. The last of the things that we’re doing, more than in previous years, is that we are greatly increasing our outreach across campus. Taking advantage of the fact that we’re affiliated with a major research university. There are not a lot of law schools that have something like the university across Agate Street. That makes us better, it makes our students better, it makes the university better. For those coming into their last year or recently graduated, what do you tell these students that are about to enter into this, grimmer workforce than expected? Not to oversimplify, but the most important thing they can do at this stage is engage with the networks that we have set up. We have people who are among the best professionals in the country, working in our Center for Career Planning and Professional Development. Those professionals cannot do their job unless they

and one of the factors there was that she had a real interest in the area I was looking for,” Kadish said. “She had interned for a legal clinic that did that kind of law, and she started a society in law school devoted to this particular field of law, so it made the difference.” Head administrator Harmony Miller at D’Amore Law Group in Portland agreed that while experience is important, it isn’t the most important factor on getting hired. “No amount of experience is going to overcome a lack of motivation or the ability to learn quickly and have the ability to be really great. If people lack that quality, they probably won’t do well,” Miller said. “Although, I don’t think recent law school grads are going to get around needing experience.” Since competition is so high, simply having the experience or the skills might

work with the students closely. I’m trying to do everything I can to encourage our current students and our recent grads to connect with each other and connect with us. Law Ducks want to help law Ducks. Every week, I get inquiries from people saying ‘Hey do you know anybody in this-and-such a city who specializes in (this) because I’m looking for somebody to give some more work to do.’ I need to be able to take advantage of that by knowing who’s out there looking for what. So, part of the answer is engage, engage, engage. Part of the answer is that continued education processes around what the possibilities are. There was a time in law school where there was a very narrow band in what people did with a J.D. and a very narrow set of ways in how one got that kind of a job. That’s just no longer the case. Part of what we need to do with our students and recent alums is to gather to figure out the broad array of things, of opportunities presented to people with legal training. That often requires a lot of reinvention. There are a lot of people right now asking ‘Is it worth it to go to law school?’ How do you respond to that? I am not someone who thinks everyone should go and get a J.D.

not be enough. Law firms in Oregon don’t hire new lawyers frequently so making applications count is key. “There’s nothing distinguishing about a lot of people who are applying and are sending out sort of mass mailings,” Kadish said. Admittedly, even if a recent law school graduate goes to a good school, gets good grades, acquires experience and has the skills, they may still find themselves without a job. The recent economy has left every niche of the job market damaged, and legal services is no exception. “I get asked by a lot of young collegetypes ‘Should I go to law school?’ and my answer right now is ‘Not now.’ It wouldn’t be a good choice,” Kadish said. “I think it’s going to be many years before the job market gets rosier for young attorneys.”

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I think that there are some people who would really be best served by taking a class or two, and that’s enough. I think that there are a lot of people who would be very well served to get the skills and the credentials that come along with a J.D., but unless I know a lot more about somebody, I can’t recommend for or against law school. It’s a lot of time and a lot of money. And depending on what you want to do with your life, that could be a great investment. Or that could be silly. It’s part of why we do such a thorough, whole-file review of every applicant. I’ve got no interest in admitting someone to this law school if they don’t want to be here. This isn’t right for them. I do think that law school is right for people, beyond just the obvious: If you want to be a lawyer, you have to go to law school. As I’ve been out visiting with alumni, some of the people who have been the most rabid supporters of the law school are entrepreneurs. They’re people who started their own businesses, or they’re people who got into lobbying, or they are elected officials, or they work in jobs that don’t actually require a J.D. — but they say ‘It was that legal training that made me good at what I was doing.’ So, it’s not just people that want to be a lawyer that should go to law school, but I don’t think it’s a smart move for people to say

‘Well, I don’t know. What else was I gonna do?’ What is it that you see in the University of Oregon Law School that really should be drawing students to this school. I think that there are three things that set our law school apart. The first is the least quantifiable, but it is the people. The experience here is unlike any other law school. It won’t show up in a budget report, but this is a good place to be. The second thing that I think makes this law school different from a lot is that we don’t try to be everything. But we do a handful of things better than almost anyone else in the country. There are only I think nine law schools in this country that have three or more top 10 ranked programs. What we do, we do very, very well. The third thing that I think sets this law school apart is not only are we the only public law school in the state, but we are publiclyminded in a broad way that I think prepares students well for professional life in whatever area they want to get into. Lawyer-ing is a service profession, and we do a really good job of training people to see their role in society. That’s not the case of every law school. bmetrick @ dailyemerald . com


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knowing the neighborhood

john goodwin news reporter

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 and cutting that last lecture on Friday to skip town. What was a “work a little, play a lot” attitude has turned into “work a lot, work some more and even work while you play.” School now takes absolute priority, as what will be learned in the next few years will define the success the student and their aspired career forever. It’s time to grow up — for real this time. The law school attitude reverberates through the surrounding community of the east campus neighborhood. Due to a high concentration of undergraduate students living, working, and studying in the West University neighborhood, the east side of campus manages to conjure up its own identity and maintain a family-oriented atmosphere. Rowdy campus bars are replaced with quieter and slightly more mature atmospheres such as Agate Alley Bistro and McMenamin’s Café — two staples and hot spots in the neighborhood. Manager Tony Schmidt has been with Agate Alley since the bistro opened in 2008 and says the family-friendly atmosphere of the East 19th Avenue and Agate Street intersection

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has created a unique vibe — where establishments are restaurants by day and bars by night. “Our food menu keeps locals coming back while nightly drink specials regularly attract a younger crowd.” Schmidt said. Deals such as “Taco Tuesday” are a popular hit with all demographics — seven dollars provides two tacos and an ice-cold Pacifico. Any law student looking to relapse into undergraduate shenanigans or for a general good time can visit Agate Alley on Thursday nights for “drink wheel night,” where a wheel is spun every half hour to determine a three-dollar drink for that interval of time. For happy hour specials, look no further than McMenamin’s East 19th Café. With a wide selection of beers on tap and manageable happy hour prices, McMenamin’s provides the perfect location for grabbing a beer and doing some reading. Manager Melissa Leach noted that the café is a popular study spot with the law students. “Students will come in and work, then take a break and play pool or darts and just hang out.” Leach said. Ask any local about McMenamin’s, and the instant response will entail a tidbit about the fantastic food. A wide selection of savory burgers and appetizers retain the bar atmosphere while defining the café as a restaurant with more to offer than just a college bar.

The 19th and Agate intersection has no shortage of alcohol-serving venues, but the family-friendly atmosphere of the neighborhood is aided by establishments like Prince Puckler’s, the ever-popular ice creamery. Anita Schendel, who runs the business with her husband, says the law school neighborhood is a definite transition area. “We are away from where most students live, but because we are still right near campus, the area has the college feel to it. We see families and also groups of law students coming in after a long day of school.” Schendel said. Prince Puckler’s has proven to be a great spot to unwind or refresh, and many students are seen on the outside patio devouring cones with flavors, like Mexican Mocha, while reading or writing. Undoubtedly, the West University neighborhood is fantastic and defines student life at the University of Oregon. However, east campus and the law school neighborhood seem to define student culture and embody much of the Eugene spirit in a small area. Extremely friendly, decently quiet and, most importantly, affordable, the 19th and Agate intersection provides students in the area with ample study space and downright fun environments — a perfect mix for serious yet youthful law students.

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Stepping off 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. turner maxwell words and photos

Wandering Goat Coffee Company

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Home of the self-proclaimed legendary “Bud-a-ccino” — an Oatmeal stout with a shot of Chupacabra espresso on top — the Wandering Goat is located in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Having their cafe adjacent to their roasting facility, gives you a chance to watch your coffee being roasted through one of the large glass windows toward the back. In true Eugene fashion, the roaster is operated using 100 percent windgenerated electricity and all the baked goods are vegan and made with organic ingredients. This is the place to go if you want a true Eugene coffee house feel while you study.

The Beanery

Humble Bagel

Vero Espresso

A local favorite among college students, with ample seating and wall sockets, free wifi, Allann Bros. coffee and plenty of food options for the average college student. Open till 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and is open till 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, which makes it a great place for late night studying. The Beanery has a smooth and unpretentious environment that makes it easy to confine yourself in one of the many corner tables and work on essays for hours. The Beanery can be found in the Market District on West 5th Avenue.

Known for their bagels, challah bread and unique pastries (including cookie dough-filled croissants) the Humble Bagel also serves espresso drinks and offers free refills for their in-house coffee. The dining room is the ideal study spot for any older college student looking for a low-key environment. To ensure it stays a low-key environment, the dining room is closed off to anyone under 18 years old during the school year. With an unlimited amount of coffee, free wifi and even a sofa, Humble Bagel is a great place to write your college essays. Humble Bagel is on the corner of Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue next to Sundance Natural Foods.

This quaint Victorian-style coffee house sets the bar for beautiful study spots. The atmosphere inside the restored Victorian house is peaceful and lovely. The mellow outdoor seating on the patio under the trees is perfect for students looking for fresh air with their coffee and textbook. The offerings of food are varied with breakfasts and light lunches. The baristas are not only nice but trained in the ways of Latte art. Even if you don’t have anything to study, Vero can be a place to just browse the internet. Vero is about a mile away from campus on 14th Avenue and Pearl Street

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knockin’ back the brews ben kendell news reporter

Coming to a new town to go to school can be a daunting commitment. Many people find succor 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 beers may just nourish the soul during long nights of hitting the books or moments of explosive decompression on one of your rare nights off. Why drink PBR when you live in the land of magic beer? The Eugene-Springfield area has any number of tasting-room and local-craft bars that carry any number of local concoctions (For a treat, go to 16 Tons on 265 E 13th Ave. in Eugene). The Pacific Northwest is a region fast becoming known for its craft brewing. Indeed, they may have taken off like a rocket. Today, Northwest beer lovers have the great luck to have the opportunity to sample a huge number of remarkable brews from some of the industry’s most talented craftspeople. Some people say the best beer in the world comes from this area of the country. The truth behind this claim cannot be verified easily. But, do yourself a favor and try to discover the veracity of this assertion on your own — in the interests of science, of course.

4. Hop Valley’s “The Heff” At only 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, “The Heff” is tame as far as pure octane is concerned. But the taste is easily one of the best Hefeweizens out there. A cool, crisp taste with a lingering citrus aftertaste, “The Heff” is sure to please the palette during your sit in the shade on a hot summer’s day or a relaxing time by the fire on a cold winter’s night. Add orange or lemon to enhance the already excellent flavor.

3. Oakshire Brewing’s “Line Dry Rye” Line Dry Rye is a summer seasonal ale and only available until sometime in late September. If you can get a hold of it, it comes highly recommended. At 6.5 percent ABV, it packs a bit more wallop than any heff but still retains a refreshing flavor with a touch of hops. Oakshire also has seasonal brews and are sure to delight at anytime of the year.

2. Oakshire Brewing’s “Overcast Espresso Stout” Thick and heady, this is a stout that lives up to its name. When poured it almost has the texture of syrup. This sounds unappealing to people who don’t like a good stout, but I assure you this is a highly sought-after quality. At 5.8 percent ABV, the stout isn’t stout enough to knock you over at the first go, but stouts are meant to be savored, not pounded recklessly. A strong espresso taste remains long after the initial drink, combining two most exquisite vices.

1. Ninkasi Brewing’s “Tricerahops IPA” This beer is serious. Most India pale ales have a strong hop taste, but this one leaves them all behind. Face-melting bitter hops come in waves when a dash of this malted potion touches your tongue. For the uninitiated, it may prove too strong — and at 8.8 percent ABV, they may be right. But for those who wish for a beer with moxie and have a strong chin, Tricerahops does not disappoint — a local favorite.

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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 real professional if ordered in a bar — but they’re just as easy to whip up at home after a long study sesh.

1. Gin rickey (lime) — gin, half a lime, carbonated water, sugar Definitely the favorite of the five among Emerald taste-testers, this refreshing tipple has been described as “air-conditioning in a glass” and was featured in a particularly dramatic scene in “The Great Gatsby”— so you know it’s a well-worn classic. The recipe is straightforward: Squeeze the juice of half a lime into the glass (If you’re feeling particularly lazy, you don’t even have to throw away the squeezed lime, just drop it into the bottom of the glass). Add gin (however much you think you need to recover from a grinding day) and top with sparkling water. Sugar isn’t necessary, but if the lime is too tart, simple syrup can be added with the gin. Watch your consumption though, as you could easily down a half-dozen of these in an evening without even noticing.

2. Old Fashioned — sugar, bitters, whiskey, twist of citrus rind Are you manly? Had a rough day? Actually enjoy the taste of whiskey? Then this drink is for you. The preferred cocktail of “Mad Men”’s Don Draper, the Old Fashioned is sure to put hair on your chest — or anywhere else for that matter. Simple syrup and a few shakes of bitters (a common cocktail flavoring that smells like Christmas in a bottle) are combined and topped with a shot or two of whiskey and poured over ice. If you’re so inclined, you can add a twist of citrus to the top like we did. A drink like this requires a good-quality whiskey, so don’t skimp and buy the cheap stuff. Trust us.

3. Mojito — white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, mint Yes, one of our taste-testers described the mojito as “feminine,” but that doesn’t make this drink exclusive to the fairer sex! A tangy, crisp summer cocktail, the mojito could easily be used

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as an alcoholic replacement for breath mints, as the crushed mint is particularly strong throughout. White sugar is combined with the juice of half a lime and the mint leaves and is muddled together, bruising the mint to release some of its essential oils. Top with white rum and sparkling water, stir and imbibe.

4. Vodka martini — vodka, vermouth, olives The vodka martini is perfect for those who hate themselves and want to drink toilet water all night. Doesn’t quite sound appealing? Well, at least you’ll look badass while you do it. Perhaps the martini is an acquired taste; maybe an appreciation for it only comes with a college diploma. The famous favorite of a certain Bond, James Bond, the martini is a breeze to put together — but not quite so easy to put back. Shake together vodka, dry vermouth and ice in a cocktail shaker (or, you know, whatever you have on hand) and drain into a martini glass. In the mood for something dirtier? Just add an olive or two and some of the juice from the jar. If you want to absolutely befuddle anyone you happen to be drinking with, you could also garnish with cocktail onions. Seriously, why do those exist?

5. Long Island Iced Tea — vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec, sour mix, cola Need to get drunk in a hurry but have too many bad memories of the undergrad-classic, AMF? Look no further than the Long Island Iced Tea! With five shots worth of alcohol, this baby packs a punch, but it won’t make you throw up neon-blue vomit later on. The Long Island Iced Tea is basically the nachos of alcoholic beverages: Just throw in whatever alcohol you have on hand, top with sour mix and cola (the cheese, if you will) and enjoy.

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get out of town mckenna brown managing editor

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

You’re not in the mood for a bar, and yet another hike at Spencer or Skinner Butte just sounds awful. You’re in the mood for an adventure! These four nearby gems are both easily accessible and far enough away that you’ll feel like you’re getting a legitimate day trip. So pack a picnic lunch, throw a kayak in the back of the car and head out on some of Eugene’s best burned-out adventures.

Dexter Reservoir

This gorgeous reservoir, just 25 minutes southeast of campus, is a bit more of a secret among students than other nearby ones, such as Fern Ridge Lake. Nestled between the hills alongside Oregon 58, the reservoir is the perfect place for sailing, boating, swimming or barbecuing. The nearby Dexter Lake Club, site of the infamous “road trip” scenes in the frat classic “Animal House,” offers great cocktails, diner food and, five or six nights a week, live music. In recent weeks, Dexter

Reservoir has had a little problem with potentially toxic blue-green algae, with the State of Oregon encouraging people to avoid activities in which they might swallow or even touch the water. So, make sure you check the reservoir’s status before you head out for a day of swimming.

Fern Ridge Reservoir

Located just 12 miles west from downtown Eugene (about a 20-minute drive on a good day) Fern Ridge Reservoir, sometimes referred to as Fern Ridge Lake, is the perfect place to relax after a long week of studying. Six official park sites offer everything from fishing, swimming, picnicking and grilling. It’s a popular destination for students and families alike, so if you’re hoping for some peace and quiet, plan on heading out there during the week. You will be charged for access to public recreation areas, but if you can find a place to park along the rim of the reservoir, you can easily walk down to the beach for free.

King Estate Winery

The 20-year-old King Estate Winery, located about 40

minutes southwest of campus, is a great day getaway for the overworked law student. This 1,000-plus acre winery, which includes a restaurant and tasting room, is an ideal spot to take visiting parents or a special date. The restaurant, though definitely steep for a student’s budget, offers such delicacies as filet mignon with foie gras, grilled wild salmon and something called a “Lamb Ham Sandwich.” Besides the obligatory wine tastings, the winery also features tours of the wine production facilities (wheelchair accessible) that lasts 45 minutes.

Ridgeline Trail

Everyone and their mother knows about Spencer Butte: the tallest point in Eugene, popular hiking spot and most prominent feature of the Ridgeline Trail. But there’s a lot more to do on the trail than just hike the butte. Stretching for 14 miles through south Eugene, this urban trail/bike path is readily accessible through many of the residential neighborhoods at the base of the butte and offers an active, outdoorsy option for a day off. City officials hope to eventually connect Fern Ridge Reservoir in the west to Mt. Pisgah in the east, but the realization of that dream is still a little far off.

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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 yourself. Making art that is useful will easily put a smile on your face and create

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• You can get packs of mason jars from places like Michaels, Cash & Carry, Target, Joanne’s, etc. • The black electrical cord can be found at Ikea for $5. The product name is Hemma and is found in the Light and Home section of Ikea’s marketplace. • To get the perfect light bulb you can find it next to the electrical cord at Ikea. It depends what kind of light you want. You can also go to Home Depot or any home equipment store. • A drill, drill bit and sand paper can be found at any home equipment store; Home Depot, Lowes, etc. • A black Sharpie can be purchased at any office supply store; Office Depot, The Duck Store, Office Max, etc.

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