Report on Media Access to Student Athletes and Rights of Free Expression

March 17, 2017

President Schill asked VPGC Kevin Reed to investigate concerns regarding media access to student athletes and the rights of student athletes to free expression at the University of Oregon.  The report found that there were no violations of university policy or applicable law by university personnel and concludes with a number of recommendations for stregthening relevant Athletic Department protocols.  The full report can be found here.

We Are Hiring!

January 13, 2017

The general counsel's office is currently looking for an Assistant or Associate General Counsel to join our team.  For more information, please visit the UO jobs website. Application review will begin on March 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Race-Conscious Programs in Higher Education

October 24, 2016

On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court released its long-anticipated decision in Fisher v. University of Texas (Fisher II). In a 4-3 decision, the Court reaffirmed the principles it has embraced for some decades now, finding that “narrowly tailored” programs that take race into account in university admissions do not violate the U.S. Constitution where they serve the compelling purpose of promoting diversity in higher education.