OLIO and other programs

Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO) is part of the Oregon State Bar’s recruitment and retention program. Its focus is for law students who:

·         Can contribute to the bar’s historically or currently underrepresented membership;

·         Have experienced economic, social, or other barriers;

·         Have personally experienced discrimination or oppression; or

·         Can otherwise demonstrate a commitment to advancing the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Department’s mission.

The D&I Department serves the OSB’s mission by striving to increase the diversity of the Oregon bench and bar to reflect the diversity of the people of Oregon, by educating attorneys about the cultural richness and diversity of the clients they serve, and by removing barriers to justice.

OLIO can be a new experience for students, attorneys, judges and most importantly to the incoming 1Ls. The program is designed to motivate and encourage participant to engage with one another in a new and unique way  that fosters community and continued support throughout the law school experience.
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