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    Spring Open House

    On April 1, learn about Willamette Law and the unique advantages of studying law across the street from the Oregon State Capitol.

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    From the slopes to the courtroom

    Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path. (Photo courtesy of Aubrey Aden-Buie/Special Olympics)

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    Capitol externships shed new light on the law

    Learning the law takes on new meaning for students who extern with state legislators and research, analyze and draft legislation.

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    The law school's trailblazer

    Danny Santos, Willamette Law’s associate dean of student affairs, was an Oregon trailblazer long before he was honored as one.

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    Why Willamette Law?

    Whether in the classroom, the courtroom, the legal clinic or the community, Willamette students find excellence, opportunity and success.

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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 state Capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court, the College of Law is situated at the nexus of state law, government and business.

Our historic connection to leaders in the law and government translates into a reputation for graduates who are prepared to serve and to excel. Our students learn from faculty who are top scholars, seasoned practitioners and former and current members of the judiciary. They work with mentors who are Supreme Court justices, heads of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and distinguished private and public attorneys. And upon graduation, they are welcomed into the close knit community of Willamette alumni who are willing to extend a hand.

Willamette is a small community. We are committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship, mentoring and experience.

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Top Employment Outcomes

Willamette excels in preparing tomorrow's lawyers. We ranked first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, '13, '14, and '15.*

*Full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs, according to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association.

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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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Training grounds for good

The public interest law project serves a dual purpose: train tomorrow's lawyers and serve the community.

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From the slopes to the courtroom

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

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Willamette Law’s Chad Sleight JD’03 appointed Clark County (Washington) District Court judge

The Clark County council appointed Sleight to the position after interviewing four candidates. He begins in March.

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Lunch and Learn: What Trump Steaks tell us about Trump's stake in consumer protection (3/6/2017)

Lost in much of the other noise, President Trump brings an approach to the economy that makes...

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WU175 Day of Service - Salem (3/11/2017)

The Salem Valley Chapter of the Alumni Association has teamed up with Willamette's...

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25th Annual Bid for Justice Auction (3/17/2017)

This year marks the 25th annual Bid for Justice Auction, Willamette University Public Interest...