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    Passing the bar with the help of BEAST

    BEAST — a volunteer, around-the-clock effort by the entire law community to help bar examinees succeed.

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    Two Willamette Law students land D.C. externships

    Emily Lohman JD'19 and Taylor VanScoy JD'18 landed externships in our nation's capital — an experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom.

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    The Business of Law

    Willamette Law's new Business Lawyering Institute prepares tomorrow's attorneys for a changing world.

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Willamette University College of Law

As the first law school in the Pacific Northwest, Willamette University College of Law has been at the forefront of legal education since our doors opened in 1883.

Located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol complex and Supreme Court, the Willamette University College of Law is situated at the nexus of state law, government and business.

Our close connection to leaders in law and government creates a unique student experience. Our students learn from faculty who are top scholars, seasoned practitioners and members of the judiciary. They work with mentors who are Supreme Court justices, heads of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and distinguished attorneys. And upon graduation, they join alumni whose careers shape state and local governments and national policy.

Willamette Law’s small class sizes foster an interactive learning environment among our diverse student population with a thriving externship and clinical program, ample practical skills courses and a new Business Lawyering Institute.

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Top Employment Outcomes

Willamette Law's Placement Office provides the experience, skills and opportunities students and alumni need for a lifetime of successful career management.

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Degree Programs and Experiential Learning

Practical skills courses, externships and legal clinics help students develop practice-ready skills and experience the challenges of working lawyers.

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Award-Winning Faculty

Willamette University’s law faculty include scholars and master teachers who are nationally recognized for their research, publications and contributions to the law as well as their dedication to teaching.

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Law graduate founds sports technology company

AJ Alley JD’13 turns his love of triathlon into the bike of the year.

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Willamette Law adjunct professor appointed to Oregon Supreme Court

Gov. Kate Brown recently named Justice Chris Garrett to the court.

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Legendary Oregon attorney, Willamette alumnus dies

Bruce Williams BA’40, JD’48 was an enormous influence to generations of Oregon lawyers.

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