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Schools Offering Law Programs in Oregon


Around 1.6% of Oregon's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,275 law professionals graduate from Oregon's 27 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a law program is Lewis & Clark College. Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 214 students graduated with a degree in law from Lewis & Clark College in 2010. The tuition rate at Lewis & Clark College was $36,632 per year.

Willamette University, which is located in Salem, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a law program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Willamette University graduated 139 students from its law program. The tuition rate at Willamette University was $37,361 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon with a law program is University of Oregon, which is located in Eugene. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. In 2010, University of Oregon graduated 196 students from its law programs. Students at University of Oregon paid $8,190 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's law schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,908 per year, though tuition can range from $37,361 per year to $2,643 per year. In 2010, the following Oregon law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Willamette University - located in Salem, students are charged $37,361 per year
  2. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $18,048 per year

The law schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Klamath Community College - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $2,895 per year
  3. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year

A law degree from an Oregon school... what next?

law graduates in Oregon can go into a variety of professions such as law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. If you decide to work as a law professional in Oregon, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 22,030 Oregon law professional as of 2010. This number includes 5,330 lawyers, 150 law clerks, and 410 administrative judges. In Oregon, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 12,710 law professionals
  2. Marion County - 2,500 law professionals
  3. Lane County - 1,680 law professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 23,000 law professionals will be working in Oregon. This would require the number of law professional to grow by 9%.

Salary

law professionals in Oregon earn $61,755 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Oregon law professional earned as little as less than $20,910 per year or as much as more than $162,690 per year. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Clackamas County - $68,439 per year
  2. Marion County - $63,277 per year
  3. Lane County - $60,863 per year

The following counties in Oregon have the lowest average salaries for law professional:

  1. Douglas County - $45,472 per year
  2. Clatsop County - $48,240 per year
  3. Baker County - $49,620 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Oregon were:

  1. Judge - $108,810 per year
  2. Lawyer - $99,360 per year
  3. Police Detective - $74,920 per year

On average, the lowest paid law professionals in Oregon were:

  1. Court Clerk - $38,060 per year
  2. Bailiff - $37,470 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law in Oregon and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Law in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Oregon
  • Certificate in Law in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,763 miles from location Portland State University Portland OR 27.0639 52% 27,901
7,822 miles from location University of Oregon Eugene OR 38.7849 33% 22,335
7,822 miles from location Lane Community College Eugene OR 9.16106 n/a 12,691
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,763 miles from location Clackamas Community College Oregon City OR 13.6089 n/a 8,145
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,743 miles from location Central Oregon Community College Bend OR 12.4455 n/a 6,261
7,806 miles from location Western Oregon University Monmouth OR 25.0224 50% 5,649
7,883 miles from location Rogue Community College Grants Pass OR 9.24822 n/a 5,441
7,857 miles from location Southern Oregon University Ashland OR 21.8939 50% 5,104
7,764 miles from location Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 73.1463 14% 3,523
7,859 miles from location Umpqua Community College Roseburg OR 9.14624 n/a 3,209
7,795 miles from location Willamette University Salem OR 72.0804 16% 2,838
7,793 miles from location Clatsop Community College Astoria OR 8.95869 n/a 2,836
7,586 miles from location Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton OR 8.95666 n/a 2,720
7,542 miles from location Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 12.3871 n/a 2,618
7,895 miles from location Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay OR 11.4399 n/a 2,206
7,810 miles from location Klamath Community College Klamath Falls OR 6.56401 n/a 1,208
7,695 miles from location Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles OR 11.3829 n/a 1,156
7,768 miles from location University of Phoenix-Oregon Campus Portland OR 10.5117 n/a 1,136
7,756 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Portland Portland OR 27.5272 100% 816
7,762 miles from location Everest College-Portland Portland OR 17.4904 70% 737
7,757 miles from location Heald College-LLC-Portland Portland OR 4.92089 n/a 733
7,815 miles from location Tillamook Bay Community College Tillamook OR 14.9462 n/a 310
7,765 miles from location Sumner College Portland OR 22.6188 n/a 188
7,861 miles from location Abdill Career College Inc Medford OR 21.7653 n/a 114
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Oregon

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Lawyers + 5,330 $99,360 14.9%
2
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 5,140 $58,310 -0.8%
3
Legal Secretaries + 3,540 $41,640 -8.3%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 2,160 $50,730 27.1%
5
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 2,130 $49,180 6.0%
6
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 2,060 $38,060 21.9%
7
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 660 $74,920 -8.3%
8
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 410 $66,890 28.1%
9
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 390 $108,810 2.6%
10
Judicial Law Clerks + 150 $53,930
11
Bailiffs + 60 $37,470 20.0%
 

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