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Powerful Proximity

Willamette’s location — across the street from the Oregon State Capitol, Supreme Court and multiple state agencies — is an advantage that cannot be matched anywhere in the region. It makes Willamette the choice for students interested in government, and that choice is supported by a certificate program as well as numerous clinical, externship and other practical skills program opportunities offered by through the College of Law.

Beyond these opportunities just a block away, students’ options expand within the city of Salem and the region. Salem, Oregon’s second largest city, is the site of diverse industries including health care, information technology, manufacturing and trade. The Business Lawyering Institute and Business Law Clinic gives students the opportunity to engage with local, regional and international businesses and put their skills into action. Portland, just an hour away, hosts offices of major law firms and players in established and upcoming industries, including Intel, Nike, Daimler and Simple.

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Salem has a unique small-town feel, while offering big city amenities — and it’s affordable. Centrally located in the Willamette Valley, the city is just a short drive from metropolitan Portland, the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon coast. Whether you’re interested in outdoor adventures, world-class food and drink options, or something else, there is always something to do when you’re not studying.

Externship Program

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Moving to Salem

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Exceptional Career Outcomes

Willamette Law's location puts students on a prime spot for big opportunities after graduation.

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