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    Spring Open House

    Applying or admitted to Willamete Law? Join us on April 13, 2019, for our final Open House of the school year. Meet professors and current students and learn about Willamette Law as well as the unique advantages of studying law across the street from the Oregon State Capitol.

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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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Upcoming Event

Spring Break -- Corresponds with Salem-Keizer School District (3/25/2019)

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Upcoming Event

Willamette Law Spring Open House (4/13/2019)

Are you thinking about applying to law school? Join the College of Law on April 13 for our Spring...

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Last Day of Classes (4/19/2019)

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Willamette ranks No. 9 in US for Peace Corps volunteers

University has been ranked among the top small colleges 15 of the last 17 years.

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Bearcats team up for third annual Global Day of Service

Willamette community unites to live out the university motto through service projects across the country and overseas.

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Remembering Norma Paulus LLB’62, Oregon’s first woman secretary of state

Paulus paved the way for women in politics and long supported Willamette.

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