The Pre-Law Society is a student organization devoted to students who are considering or planning to attend law school after graduation. The club's focus is on providing students with information and opportunities that will assist with their career planning decisions. Activities may include workshops related to LSAT preparation, presentations on the law school admissions process or on substantive law topics, visits to area law schools, as well as and networking with other students and legal professionals. The club is open to students from all OSU departments.
Jason Tanenbaum, the Pre-Law Coordinator, serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Pre-Law Society. The club is directed by student officers who are elected annually; leadership opportunities are always available.
The OSU Mock Trial team is a student-run organization that competes in intercollegiate tournaments sanctioned by the American Mock Trial Association. Each year, the AMTA releases a fictional legal controversy to the 350 participating colleges and universities. The cases include detailed affidavits from expert and lay witnesses, descriptions of physical evidence, as well as potentially relevant statutes, case law, and rules of evidence. Teams utilize this information to formulate a case theory, prepare a trial strategy, and ultimately conduct a trial at the tournaments. While some students act as attorneys and others as witnesses, the goals of the team are for all students to learn about law and trial procedures, to strengthen their organizational and communication skills, and to develop relationships with teammates and members of other teams. Jason Tanenbaum serves as faculty advisor and coach of the team.
The mock trial season begins promptly at the beginning of fall term. Students interested in the team should contact firstname.lastname@example.org as early as spring term of the prior year.
For additional information, visit https://www.facebook.com/OregonStateUniversityMockTrial on Facebook.
OSU has partnered with Willamette University and Lewis & Clark College to offer two accelerated bachelors/law degree programs. Highly motivated and qualified students spend their first three years at OSU's main campus in Corvallis, OR pursuing a major in one of the approved 3+3 degree tracks. The last three years are spent at either Willamette University's College of Law in Salem, OR or at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR. This enables students to earn both bachelor's and JD degrees in six years instead of seven.
For more details about the 3+3 programs, please visit http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/3plus3/.
Dwyer Williams Potter Attorneys, LLP is pleased to announce a scholarship available to students anticipating attending law school in the fall. The $1,000 scholarship is intended to help defray first-year expenses for students graduating from an Oregon University that have been accepted into an accredited law school anywhere in the United States. Further information, requirements, and the application can be found here: http://www.roydwyer.com/scholarship/.