Does anyone have any insight about the University of Oregon and more specifically their environmental law program? Is Eugene a good place to be, and where do graduates end up?I'm looking at the University of Oregon, the University of Denver ($$), and Indiana-Bloomington (I'm in the SPEA MPA grad program and am waitlisted in the law school) and haven't been able to visit Eugene so I'm not sure how to weigh it against the other two. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I just got back from a visit to Eugene, and despite the law school (which IS gorgeous) the rest of the town wasn't the charming hippie enclave I'd been expecting. The people were VERY nice, but it just wasn't somewhere I (or my husband) would ever want to live. The houses are all inexplicably crammed together, with few (even modest) yards. Pieces of houses (siding, awnings, porches) fall off due to the weather and just lay there, season after season, even in the pricey neighborhoods. I don't mean to dash your hopes, but I would strongly suggest a visit before you dive in. I had high expectations, and was pretty disappointed.