Centers of Excellence

The Centers of Excellence emphasize Willamette's areas of particular expertise. Center faculty and resources generate research, explore ideas, host speakers and symposia, and build understanding of issues.

The College of Law is proud to host two Centers of Excellence, as well as the Oregon Law Commission.

Our faculty also share expertise through Centers of Excellence hosted by the main university, including the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy, directed by law professor Steve Green.

Center for Dispute Resolution

Center for Dispute Resolution

Nationally recognized as one of the nation's finest training grounds in dispute resolution, the Center for Dispute Resolution has earned many accolades since its founding in 1983.

The Center for Constitutional Government

The Center for Constitutional Government

The Willamette Center for Constitutional Government was established in 2002 to promote the impartial study and understanding of federal-state and government-citizen relations in the United States.

Oregon Law Commission

Oregon Law Commission

The Oregon Law Comission is the result of a public-private partnership between Willamette University and the Office of Legislative Counsel that allows the Commission to recommend law reform, revision and improvement to the Legislature while providing opportunities for students and faculty to be involved in supporting the Commission's work. The Commission is housed at the Oregon Civic Justice Center, part of Willamette University College of Law.