Social Justice and Equity Law Journal

The Willamette Journal of Social Justice and Equity is a student-run publication that serves as an interdisciplinary academic forum for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students to contribute to society's understanding of legal and policy issues concerning social justice and equity. We aim 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. The journal is the first of its kind in the state of Oregon and was originally organized in 2016 out of the initiative and dedication of students wishing to encourage an increased dialogue on these issues throughout Oregon and the greater legal community. Members of the journal's board participate in intensive research and analytical and writing opportunities.

Social Justice Talks Symposium

Friday, April 6, 2018  - 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 201 - Law School

The Social Justice Talks​ event celebrates the first publication of Willamette’s Social Justice and Equity Law Journal. The journal is the first of its kind in Oregon and seeks to become an outlet for increased discussion on issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality in the Oregon legal community and beyond.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

9:00 am Refreshments (Law 201)

9:30 am Keynote Address

  • Dean Daniel Santos, Retired Associate Dean, Willamette University College of Law (Law 201)

9:45 am Presentations by Authors (Law 201)

  • Kai Blevins, Director of Education, Chapter, and Veteran Services for OutServe-SLDN; MLS, Willamette University College of Law
  • Erin Roycroft, JD Candidate, Willamette University College of Law 
  • Bailey Moody, J.D. Clerk, Umpqua Valley Public Defender 

11:00 am Break11:15 pm Panel of Professionals (Law 201)

  • Justice Rives Kistler, Oregon Supreme Court
  • Jonathan Puente, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Oregon State Bar

12:00 am Closing remarks (Law 201) 12:05 pm Lunch (Rick's Cafe)*schedule subject to change