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    How secure is your data?

    Join us for a one-day symposium featuring panel discussions about litigation and policy in the field of privacy law.

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    Capitol externships shed new light on the law

    Learning the law takes on new meaning for students who extern with state legislators and research, analyze and draft legislation.

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    The law school's trailblazer

    Danny Santos, Willamette Law’s associate dean of student affairs, was an Oregon trailblazer long before he was honored as one.

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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 state Capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court, the College of Law is situated at the nexus of state law, government and business.

Our historic connection to leaders in the law and government translates into a reputation for graduates who are prepared to serve and to excel. Our students learn from faculty who are top scholars, seasoned practitioners and former and current members of the judiciary. They work with mentors who are Supreme Court justices, heads of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and distinguished private and public attorneys. And upon graduation, they are welcomed into the close knit community of Willamette alumni who are willing to extend a hand.

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 excels in preparing tomorrow's lawyers. We ranked first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014.*

*Full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs, according to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association.

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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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Law makes history at national events

Students elected to board seats, have strong showing at NAPABA and NAPALSA conventions.

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De Muniz highlights state judiciary

"American Judicial Power" highlights state judiciary's role

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Symeonides earns a Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Society of Comparative Law honored Symeonides for his work.

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Upcoming Event

Who's Who in Law and Management: Success Stories from Willamette (2/10/2016)

Join us for a panel of distinguished leaders from our community who will discuss their career...

Upcoming Event

WUPILP Auction (2/19/2016)

24th Annual Bid for Justice Auction WUPILP Bid for Justice WUPILP is a student run...

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Effective Representation: Privacy and Data Security for Counsel (2/26/2016)

Willamette University College of Law presents: Effective Representation Privacy and Data...