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Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute


In order to be considered for admission to Oregon Law’s Summer Sports Institute, you will need to complete an online application and pay a non-refundable fee of $50. This is true even for current UO law students.

The online application can be found here. Payment of the fee must be completed by credit card.

To apply, you will need to provide some basic biographical information and also upload several documents in PDF format. The required documents consist of the following:

1)     An updated resume.

2)     A copy of your most recent transcript.

3)     A letter from your home school 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. Whatever you would like us to know.

We will review applications on a rolling basis and give priority to those submitted prior to April 15. Enrollment space is limited. Although applications may be accepted after April 15, 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 by email to notify you of next steps. In particular, we will ask that you submit a $500 non-refundable deposit (credit 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 $10,000 (minus the $500 deposit) for both in-state and out-of-state students. This fee covers tuition for the 6-credit program, plus travel and related costs for Institute events, including our series of Friday networking lunches and a white water rafting trip on the picturesque Rogue River.


For students who need housing, we have arranged with the nearby Skybox-Courtside apartment complex for a special six-week lease available to Institute students only. The lease agreement is $1,000 for the full six weeks and includes a furnished apartment and all utilities.

For questions about the Skybox-Courtside housing option, contact manager Hillary Davis at 541.393.8080. Be sure to mention that you’ll be a student with the Summer Sports Institute.

Summer Sports Law Institute participants are not required to live in Skybox-Courtside and may make alternative housing arrangements.

Other Expenses

In addition to housing and the program fees described above, students will be responsible for their own meals and entertainment expenses. Students interested in using the UO’s Student Recreation Center can purchase a summer membership when they arrive in Eugene for $45. Additionally, as with any law school course, students will need to purchase a casebook.

Students with cars will likely need to rent a parking space, while those without may prefer to rent a bicycle or just walk. Don’t worry – everything is quite close by. There are even restaurants and a full-service supermarket downstairs from the Skybox-Courtside apartments. 

Neither the Skybox-Courtside lease nor any of these other expenses will in any way benefit the Institute.


Many students will likely 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 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.

Academic Credit

In our experience, most ABA-accredited law schools honor credits earned at other ABA-accredited law schools. However, the final determination is up to your home law school and you should therefore seek approval to transfer credits before you attend.

If you have any questions about the application process or about the Institute – please do not hesitate to contact Institute Director Rob Illig: