New online tool allows prospective Oregon law students to see their future
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 UO School of Law has launched "On Track," an informal, interactive tool that creates a suggested program of study based on 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, the UO school's assistant dean for admissions, 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 said. "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 courses, clinics, degree options, careers and more 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.
The career section shows that having a law degree can lead to a variety of careers – an important fact in an economy with fewer legal jobs than in the past.
- from UO School of Law