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    Fall 2018 Open House

    Join the College of Law on October 20 for our Fall Open House. Learn about Willamette Law and the unique advantages of studying law across the street from the Oregon State Capitol.

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    Welcome, Class of 2021!

    Willamette Law is thrilled to welcome the Class of 2021—the largest incoming class in the last five years—to campus!

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    An OUTLaw’s journey to becoming a lawyer

    Megan Hinzdel JD’18 wants to create more inclusive communities in the workplace and beyond.

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    Two Willamette Law students take on national leadership roles

    Shelby Smith JD’18 and Erin Roycroft JD’18 will serve as Next Generation Leaders for the American Constitution Society.

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    Certificate in Dispute Resolution beneficial for all law students, alumnae say

    Working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital in Portland, Nani Apo JD'13 heard all kinds of complaints. Apo learned to listen and communicate, becoming adept at solving customers’ issues at the vet. She heard about the Certificate Program in Dispute Resolution, and her curiosity piqued.

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    Social Justice and Equity Law Journal publishes first issue

    The Social Justice and Equity Law Journal at Willamette Law published its inaugural issue January 29. Students formed the journal in fall 2016 to contribute to society’s understanding of legal and policy issues concerning topics such as race, class, gender and sexuality.

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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 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 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

Business and the 1st Amendment (10/22/2018)

At this educational event, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian will discuss the increasingly...

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Willamette welcomes new students

Undergraduate and graduate students represent 30 states and several countries.

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Willamette Law welcomes largest class in last five years

For the fourth time in history, more than half of the new class are women

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2018 Faculty Awards announced

The university celebrated seven outstanding faculty members at Opening Convocation.

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