Douglas Park is the University of Oregon’s Deputy General Counsel, Chief Counsel for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, and UO’s Head of Litigation. Doug also manages UO’s outside-counsel legal services portfolio, and advises units on all aspects of UO operations. Since joining UO in 2007, Doug has held the positions of Assistant General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Interim General Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel. His prior work includes teaching at the UO law school, and working for a private law firm, the ACLU, the Associated Counsel for the Accused, and the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ). While at DOJ, Doug developed the arguments that ultimately prevailed in two U.S. Supreme Court cases. He also received DOJ’s Outstanding Achievement Award (DOJ’s highest professional honor) for successfully defending the constitutionality of Oregon’s dangerous offender statute and the Balfour appellate procedures. In 2020, the Oregon Women Lawyers Association awarded Doug the Justice Roberts & Judge Deiz Award for his outstanding contributions to promoting women and people from outside the dominant culture in the legal profession and in the community.
Doug holds a BA in English literature from the University of Washington, and a JD from the University of Oregon. He has co-authored articles published in the Willamette Law Review and the Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Manual. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Eugene Education Foundation, and on the Leadership Council for UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.