The Willamette University College of Law regularly publishes four student-edited legal journals: Willamette Law Review, Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, Willamette Law Online, and the Willamette Journal of Social Justice and Equity, which provide students with invaluable legal research and editorial experience.
The Willamette Law Review staff publishes four issues of the journal a year for the benefit of practitioners, judges, legislators and the academic community. Willamette Law Review includes articles from outside authors, comments by third-year students and notes by second-year students. For the most accomplished students, Willamette Law Review provides the opportunities and challenges to produce the kind of disciplined, analytical writing that is likely to be the first major written accomplishment of their legal careers.
The Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution is published annually and covers a single theme in each issue. Past themes have included developments in Japanese law, Chinese law, new patterns of transnational investment, European security issues, the international conservation and management of North Pacific fisheries, the impact of e-commerce on the law of nations, and comparative dispute resolution.
Sponsored by the College of Law and predominately staffed by its students, Willamette Law Online provides timely, informative and accurate case summaries from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Oregon's appellate courts, as well as cases from all American courts in the areas of dispute resolution, intellectual property and conflict of laws.
The Willamette Sports Law Journal was a student-run online publication devoted to those areas where sports and the law intersect. In 2016, the journal ceased publishing, and it is no longer an active student group. The journal addressed many areas of sports law, but gave specific focus to how it affects leagues, players, colleges and fans. Article topics ranged broadly from Title IX, to torts in sports, to anti-trust and labor law issues. First published in 2004, Willamette Sports Law Journal was the first sports law journal in the Northwest. The journal was published biannually, in the winter and spring. It provided students, educators, practitioners, and other enthusiasts with timely, well-written commentary and analysis about the always exciting and evolving field of sports law.
The Willamette Environmental Law Journal (WELJ) is designed to exist as a student-managed and student-edited legal journal. WELJ is committed to publishing articles pertaining to environmental law and sustainability policy considerations, selecting both outside and student articles for publication.
WELJ's inaugural edition was published in late summer 2012.
The Willamette Journal of Social Justice and Equity is a student-edited and managed publication. Its goal is to contribute to society's understanding of legal and policy issues concerning social justice and equity, and it aims to become a major outlet for leading scholars and practitioners to improve race and gender relations, foster new research in and across the disciplines, and provide the intellectual foundation for the pursuit of social justice.
SEJ's first edition will be published in the spring of 2017.