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Our Law Faculty include talented lawyers and jurists.

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Willamette students intern for numerous state agencies.

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The Capitol provides many chances for civic engagement.

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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.

Excellence. Opportunity. Success.

Award-Winning Faculty

We believe in strong teaching standards. Our faculty include nationally recognized scholars, seasoned practitioners and former or current members of the judiciary who serve as great teachers and mentors.

Colleagues Instead of Competitors

We believe in the power of community. Develop friendships as well as critical thinking skills and powers of persuasion in our small classes. The supportive learning environment at Willamette Law extends from faculty and staff into the student boy. We are all here to succeed and to help others succeed. 

A Colleges-that-Change-Lives Environment

We believe in you. Willamette University was named one of the 40 Colleges that Change Lives in the most recent edition. According to the book's author, "The phrase 'Ivy League education' is an oxymoron when compared to the benefactions to mind and soul the colleges in this book bestow. Not only are they better, but they want you, and you will love them for making a new and better you. Your satisfaction will be lifelong." Experience what it means to attend the only law school in the country associated with a College that Changes Lives. 

Law-Making Central

Our proximity to the Oregon State Capitol, Supreme Court, Department of Justice and various state agencies allows Willamette Law students to learn the law by participating in its creation.

Specialization

Gain unique and comprehensive training in one of our four specialty law certificate programs.

Hands-On Experience

Handle real-life legal work under the supervision of Willamette faculty through our legal clinics.

Public Interest Law Projects

Help those under-represented through the Willamette University Public Interest Law Project. Learn while you help.

Law-Reform Efforts

Contribute to improving state law with the Oregon Law Commission, a unique public/private partnership between Willamette's College of Law and the Oregon Legislature.

Global Perspective

Gain a global perspective through Willamette Law's study abroad programs. Blend coursework and practical education in a range of countries to prepare for successful careers in national and international spheres.

Placement Office

Map your career with one-on-one help from our Placement Office advisors. We work with your to identify where you want to go and what experience you need to get there.

Externship Program

Developing practice-focused skills by working directly in the fast-paced world of the practicing lawyer. Externships in private practice, business, district attorney offices and public interest offices are available around the country.

Professional Skills Training

Prepare for job-hunting success with experiential learning through trial practice, Legal Research and Writing, Moot Court competitions.

Professional Development Training

Job hunting and networking assistance is provided through our Placement Office. Polish your resume and interview skills, participate in job-hunting seminars and mock interviews; network with members of a range of professional legal organizations.

Networking

From leading law firms to state capitols and corporate boardrooms, Willamette Law alumni and friends are prominent and willing to lend a hand. Find guidance with our attorney mentors and alumni network.

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