Applications are subject to a non-refundable fee of $50. This fee applies to all students, even current UO law students. Payment of the fee must be completed by credit or debit card.
Before you apply, you'll want to gather several documents and save them in PDF format. The required documents consist of the following:
1) An updated resume.
2) A copy of your most recent transcript. (If you are a first-semester 1L and have not yet received any law school grades, you may instead upload a brief note indicating that you will send us your grades when they become available in January or February. Please email them to Institute director Rob Illig.)
3) A letter from your home school dean or registrar that confirms that you are a law student in good academic standing.
4) A letter from you that tells us anything else you think is important that we cannot learn from your resume and transcript. Do you have a background in sports or entertainment? Why are you interested in the program? What do you hope to achieve by attending? Just tell us whatever you'd like us to know.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Enrollment space is limited. Although applications may be accepted at any time, preference will be given to those who apply early.
Once your application has been reviewed and you are accepted, Institute Director Rob Illig will contact you directly by email to notify you of next steps. In most instances we'll ask that you submit a $500 non-refundable deposit (credit or debit cards are acceptable) within two weeks of your acceptance, so that we might hold your place.
The comprehensive program fee, due when classes commence, is a flat $11,000 (minus the $500 deposit) for both in-state and out-of-state students. This fee covers tuition for the entire 6-credit program, plus travel and related costs for Institute events. Also included in your tuition are a bicycle rental, books and other teaching materials, and a summer-longUO Student Recration Center pass.
For students who need housing, we will arrange with a nearby apartment complex for a special six-week lease available to Institute students only. In 2014, the lease agreement was $1,000 for the full six weeks and included furnishings and all utilities. We'll also ensure the apartments are air conditioned.
Summer Sports Law Institute participants are not required to live in our recommended location, and are more than welcome to make alternative housing arrangements.
Not included in the tuition is the cost of meals and entertainment. Students with cars will likely need to rent a parking space.
Many students may want to finance their program fees and living expenses through federal financial aid and/or loans. Please work with the administrators at your home school to determine your financial aid eligibility as a visiting student. If you are awarded financial aid, the aid will be disbursed directly to you, and you will be responsible for paying the program tuition to the University of Oregon. You may contact Nicole Commissiong, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, with financial aid questions.
If you have any questions about the application process or about the Institute – please do not hesitate to contact Institute Director Rob Illig:
- Email (preferred) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mobile phone – 541.510.4554