I went to Eugene this last weekend and the town is gorgeous, has great character and the law school is gorgeous.
U of O grads do very well in the NW (go to any large or midsized firm in Portland and Seattle, or Fed gov site) and look at the attorney's, a good number of them will have graduated from U of Oregon law. Ocean 90min away, skiing 60min away, portland hour and a half away, Seattle four hours away by car and 6 hours by train. Great place, was thinking about just going to UW or U of Illinois but realize that at Oregon I would be much happier. Just wanted to let everyone know that is considering Oregon that I was very impressed. I also got to hang out with a professor (watched a b-ball game with him randomly) which was great. From what I hear, and saw, the faculty seems to be great. Just my two cents.