New online tool allows prospective Oregon law students to see their future

EUGENE, Ore. – (March 5, 2013) Prospective students who are curious about law school, but not sure what to expect or where to start, now have a way to peer into their future.

The University of Oregon School of Law has launched "On Track," an informal, interactive tool that creates a suggested program of study based upon an individual's personal interests and goals. The UO School of Law is one of only a few throughout the country using interactive technology that helps students understand the trajectory of a law school academic experience.

Lawrence Seno, assistant dean for admissions for the UO school, said the tool helps organize what may seem like an overwhelming amount of information to someone just beginning his or her research into law school.

"'On Track' is a great one-stop shop for anyone interested in learning more about how their three years at Oregon Law might look," Seno noted. "Not only do prospective students see the actual courses they may take, but they learn more about the faculty, alumni and administrators with whom they may interact during their time here."

"On Track" allows users to choose which areas of law they are interested in, then explore all of the study tracks, courses, clinics, externships, degree options, professional development opportunities, student organizations, conferences and activities that are available. The tool also shows which professors teach courses in specific interest areas. Courses are listed by year.

An innovative part of the online program shows alumni who have successfully landed careers in specific areas of interest. For example, under Public Policy and Government, Oregon law alumnus Jeff Eager, who graduated in 2004, is listed as the Mayor of Bend.

Learn more about Oregon Law's "On Track" tool at http://law.uoregon.edu/ontrack/

About UO School of Law

For more than 125 years, the University of Oregon School of Law has served the state, the nation and the world through a constantly renewed commitment to excellence in scholarship, classroom teaching and public service. The UO School of Law is an American Bar Association accredited law school, and the only public law school in the state.  

About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.

MEDIA CONTACT: Erick Hoffman, director of communications at Oregon Law, 541-346-1665, erickh@uoregon.edu

Ali Wayner, communications manager at Oregon Law, 541-346-7355, agreen@uoregon.edu

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New online tool allows prospective Oregon law students to see their future