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Willamette Law's Goldthorpe appointed to Malheur County district attorney

Gov. Kate Brown appointed Willamette Law alumnus David M. Goldthorpe JD'09 to Malheur County district attorney December 2.

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Two Willamette Law students awarded grants

Third-year Willamette Law students Gaby Perez-Mendoza and Bailey Moody each received $1000 Armonica Grants from the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation on Nov. 4.

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Alicia LeDuc chosen as winner of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

Participants in the Don Turner Moot Court Competition finished their arguments and the winner was chosen on Nov. 10.

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Catalyst for change

Veteran and Willamette Law/MBA student Andy Blevins re-arms himself with tools to change the armed forces community.

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2016 Election results for Willamette Law graduates

College of Law alumni running in the Nov. 8 elections saw both wins and losses in the polls.

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Willamette Law’s Norman Williams quoted on electoral college in Christian Science Monitor

Associate Dean and Professor of Law Norman Williams commented in a Christian Science Monitor story on the prevalence of the voting system.

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Students asked to update emergency contact information

All students will be required to update their information before registering for classes.

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NAAC moot court competition names winners

Willamette University College of Law hosted the annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition last week, where students argued a criminal matter in front of judges.

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Sharon Holbrook JD’01 appointed to Colorado district judgeship

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Willamette Law alumna Sharon Holbrook JD’01 to district judge for the Colorado District Court in the 17th Judicial District.

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Law Professor Dobbins on OPB to comment on Supreme Court term this fall

Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins discussed the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left open by the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and the court’s term that began this week.

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Willamette Law's Danny Santos JD'86 named to Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees

The Oregon Senate confirmed Danny Santos JD’86, Willamette alumnus and former associate dean for student affairs and administration, to the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees on September 22.

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Willamette Law's Jim Green JD'91 named executive director of Oregon School Boards Association

Dr. Doug Nelson, president of the OSBA Board of Directors, said Green is uniquely qualified for the position.

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Law Professor Binford comments on growing conversation on sexual assault in Portland music community

A community meeting was held last week to discuss solutions to what some are saying is an escalating problem in the Portland community.

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Winners chosen in Spaulding Trial Competition

The College of Law’s Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition held its final round of contests September 14, with third-year law students Stacey Gibbons and Lauren Barnes selected as winners.

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Student Bar Association elects new class officers

Willamette Law’s Student Bar Association held elections this week and elected new officers for each class.

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Law Professor Dobbins quoted in Oregon Business article on Aequitas Capital lawsuit

Willamette Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins commented in an Oregon Business article regarding the class-action lawsuit filed against Aequitas Capital.

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College of Law faculty receive institutional awards

Professor Jeffrey Dobbins received the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Professor Symeon Symeonides was given the Robert L. Misner Award for Law Faculty Scholarship.

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College of Law hires three new faculty members

Professors Gilden, Simowitz and Meyers join the College of Law's faculty of dedicated teachers and leading legal scholars.

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College of Law welcomes new associate dean for Student Affairs and Administration

Focused on student success, self-proclaimed "policy nerd" to dig in and find what works best for our law students.

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Law Professor Friedman quoted in Associated Press article on settlement of Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman commented on the resolution of the Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit in a September 15 Associated Press story.

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Law Professor Appleman quoted in Willamette Weekly on Portland police officer turned prosecutor

Willamette Law Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Research Laura Appleman was quoted in a Willamette Weekly story on the hiring of Cody Berne in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

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College of Law donors invest in value of moving forward

Consistency has proven key for Jim Averill, ‘70, JD’73 and his wife, Pat. For 34 years, the Averills have given to the Willamette University Law Annual Fund, with 27 of those years being consecutive.

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Willamette welcomes new tenure-track faculty members

They join several departments in CLA, Law and AGSM.

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Willamette Law's Steven Williams JD’96 promoted to assistant vice president and associate counsel

In his new position, Williams will lead the ISG Legal department, supporting The Standard and The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York.

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Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.

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Willamette Law celebrates Associate Dean Santos

Students, alumni and colleagues gathered to recognize Danny Santos' service to Willamette.

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College of Law welcomes updated Rick's Café: New coffee, lunch items

Breakfast and lunchtime at the College of Law get a welcomed boost from new management, professional staff, Caffe Umbria beans and new grab-and-go lunch options.

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Willamette Law's John Kern JD/MM’94 goes head-to-head with International Olympic Committee

At the last minute, dual US/Kenya citizen Carvin Nkanata was denied entry into the Rio Olympic Games. Willamette alumnus John Kern took the case, jumped through legal obstacles of Olympic proportions, and finished first to save the dream of a world-class athlete.

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Law Professor Davidson quoted in Statesman Journal on lasting impact of Oregon v. Rideout

Willamette law professor Caroline Davidson discusses how rape trials have changed in the 38 years since the landmark spouse rape case in 1978.

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Symeonides honored, teaches course at prestigious international law academy in Europe

Law Professor Symeon Symeonides is one of only six American law professors chosen to teach the general course at The Hague Academy of International Law.

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Willamette Law alumna Kelly Cole JD’96 joins CTIA as senior vice president of government affairs

Kelly A. Cole JD’96 was named senior vice president of government affairs for CTIA - The Wireless Association in Washington, D.C.

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Law Professor David A. Friedman quoted in articles explaining Oregon v. Oracle's escalating legal cost and tactics

Willamette Professor of Law David A. Friedman comments on the escalating legal tactics involved in the Oregon v. Oracle case.

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Freshman to law degree in six years: PSU and Willamette Law announce new 3+3 Program

Willamette University College of Law and Portland State University are launching a new 3+3 Program.

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The Prodigy Club? College of Law welcomes four of the youngest first-year law students in its history

The average age of a law student is 26, but this year we have four entering students under the age of 21.

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Willamette Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joins Blue Ridge Network's team of advisors

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joined Blue Ridge Network, bringing his global and business experience to the team of advisors.

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Willamette Law Professor Green files amicus brief in SCOTUS case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley

Scholars of legal and religious history, including Willamette Law Professor Steven K. Green filed an amicus brief for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley, being heard by the United States Supreme Court.

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Two Willamette Law students named Shepherd Scholars, positively impact LGBTQ legal issues

Third-year law students Bailey Moody and Jessica Cavallero each received a 2016 Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship for $6,500 for their commitment to improving the quality of life for minorities.

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Law Professor Peter Molk discusses LLC owners, default statutory protections on New York Business Divorce podcast

Economics and law expert Willamette University College of Law Assistant Professor Peter Molk was interviewed by Peter Mahler host of the “New York Business Divorce” podcast.

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Law Professor Paul Diller comments on SCOTUS corruption ruling in Statesman Journal

Law Professor Paul Diller was quoted in a Statesman Journal article reporting on the United States Supreme Court ruling that ordered lower courts to reconsider whether the government's evidence of corruption is strong enough to try former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell.

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William J. Howe III JD‘75 receives Meyer Elkin Essay Award for article in the Family Court Review

Willamette University College of Law Alumnus William J. Howe III JD ‘75, received the Meyer Elkin Essay Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Family Court Review.

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Law Professor Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article discussing Oregon’s legal tab

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Tribune article discussing the cost of the Oracle v. Oregon case.

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Law Professor Dobbins comments in PBJ article on ACA's 'Risk Corridors' program

Willamette's Civil Procedure Expert and Law Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins commented in a PBJ Article Reporting on a Lawsuit by Health Republic Insurance Co. Seeking $20 Million Dollars.

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Willamette Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer receives the 2016 Living and Giving Award

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer Jr. ‘81, JD/MBA‘87 receive the Living and Giving Award.

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Law Professor Friedman discusses how law firm’s reorganization will impact law students

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David A. Friedman discusses how local law firm's reorganization will impact law students seeking employment.

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Law Professor Friedman quoted in PBJ article on Oracle v. Oregon dispute

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing the ongoing political ramifications of the Oracle v. Oregon legal battle.

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Law Professor Jeff Dobbins weighs in on Oregon's public records law

Willamette's civil procedure expert and law professor commented in Statesman-Journal article that reported on a recent judicial opinion concerning the ongoing dispute between former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and The Oregonian.

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Law Professor Paul Diller makes sense of law affecting disputes between a city and its county

Diller sheds light on the city of Cascade Locks' legal options to open a water-bottling operation in Hood River County, where voters recently approved a ban on such facilities within the county limits.

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Protecting a vulnerable group

Joshua Reams L'16 sheds light on important issues around elder law.

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Lorenzo Williams JD'77 receives National Bar Association Award for Civil Rights

Law graduate recognized as pioneer who demonstrates concern for human and civil rights has history of significant litigation wins and community involvement

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Willamette Law Professor Symeon C. Symeonides releases new book

Oxford University Press published Symeon Symeonides' 26th book Oxford Commentaries on American Law: Choice of Law.

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Willamette Law Professor David A. Friedman comments in PBJ article

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing Oracle’s latest legal tactic in an ongoing dispute with the state of Oregon

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Willamette Law Professor Steven Green quoted in Tennessean

Religion and law expert and Willamette Professor of Law Steven Green discusses hurdles to potential lawsuits from a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee

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Theresa Wright JD’81 receives Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award

Willamette Law’s director of externships and alumna recognized for dedication and service

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Willamette Law Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter quoted in Oregonian

Employment law expert and Willamette Professor of Law Keith Cunningham-Parmeter weighs in on pay dispute between TriMet and union

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Hon. Paul De Muniz JD’75 honored with Literacy Trailblazer Award

Former OSC Chief Justice and Willamette Law’s Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence and alumnus has history of giving back to community

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Willamette Law Professor David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article about Oracle’s failed Cover Oregon website

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WUCL trial team advances to finals at regional competition

Judges impressed by advocacy skills of a team of Willamette law students

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From refugee to attorney

Sonny Nguyen LLM’16 hopes to use his knowledge of the law, and incredible personal experiences, to advocate for human rights.

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Oregon Supreme Court to hear two cases at Willamette, justices to answer questions after session

Willamette hosts Oregon Supreme Court session, justices to answer public's questions after session

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Law professor is Willamette's first Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Warren Binford hopes to support the advancement of brain science research focused on child pornography.

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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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Supported for success

Erin Milos, JD/MBA ’17 found the comfort of her small-town roots at Willamette.

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What's God got to do with it?

Steve Green explores the origin of America's Christian founding narrative.

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At home at Willamette Law

Nate Aggrey ’09 JD '16 is ready to apply his knowledge of the law to global issues.

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Willamette greets new graduate students

Nearly 200 first-year students enrolled at Atkinson, College of Law

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Major construction projects wrap up across campus

The work affected everything from classroom space to parking lots

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Serving the law and the community

Willamette Law Professor Laura Appleman trains students to practice criminal law.

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Learning the law in a new light

Willamette law school’s Externship Program offers experiential learning opportunities.

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The many hats of corporate counsel

Eva M. Kripalani JD ‘86 makes the connection between law and business.

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Willamette 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 launches renewed website this summer

The site is designed for mobile optimization and includes new multimedia tools for storytelling.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2015 at commencement

Three acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU graduates on May 17.

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Willamette’s institutional advertisement lands at PDX

The airport ad is a ‘first’ in a set of collaborative marketing efforts.

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Speakers chosen for 2015 commencement ceremonies

Speakers for the undergrad, graduate schools will share remarks May 17.

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Willamette law continues upward trend in US News rankings

Law school continues its rise in rankings by US News and World Report.

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Former Oregon Governor believes the fight for equality must continue

Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts shares her personal story as part of a MLK celebration.

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Civil rights panelists share how MLK's dream has affected their lives

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Professor Carrasco describes employment law

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Professor Green addresses SCOTUS Establishment case

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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WUCL Offers New Healthcare Class

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Alum Coni Rathbone wins award

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Josh Lute JD'07 featured in the Portland Business Journal

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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The Hon. Edwin J. Peterson calls for repeal of death penalty

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Governor makes Court of Appeals appointments

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Alums Gina Johnnie and the Honorable Angel Lopez honored by the Oregon State Bar

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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The Hon. Paul J. De Muniz Receives Judicial Excellence Award

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Susan M. Hammer JD'76 and Prof. Rich Birke attend a meeting of the International Academy of Mediators

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Mary K. Hughes JD'74 appointed to college governing board association

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Alum Rob Patridge named as OLCC Chair

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Prof. Caroline Davidson explains motion to disqualify

Legal experts spurred by MLK to champion for fairness for all.

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Symeonides elected to top international law organization

Symeonides is one of only two American members in his field.

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2013-14 Law Review board and membership named

Symeonides is one of only two American members in his field.

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Symeonides elected to the Institut de Droit International

Symeonides is one of only two American members in his field.

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Externship leads to job

Symeonides is one of only two American members in his field.

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Professor Paul Diller discusses city government and public health policy in Boston Globe article

Symeonides is one of only two American members in his field.

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Willamette Law Student Wins "Best Advocate" Prize at Moot Court Competition

Third-year law student Kelly Huedepohl received a “Best Advocate” prize at the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition.

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Graduate students partake in orientation activities at Willamette

More than 200 future business leaders and attorneys partake in orientation activities on campus.

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Students to Start Classes

More than 200 future business leaders and attorneys partake in orientation activities on campus.

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Justice with a Sense of Humor

More than 200 future business leaders and attorneys partake in orientation activities on campus.

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Professor Nafziger Addresses Law in Sports

More than 200 future business leaders and attorneys partake in orientation activities on campus.

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Professor David Friedman questions Portland meter contract

More than 200 future business leaders and attorneys partake in orientation activities on campus.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2013 at commencement

Several acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU's graduates this month.

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Symeon Symeonides Honored For Scholarship

Symeonides is one of world's leading experts in conflicts of law

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Noted speakers featured at upcoming commencement ceremonies

A scientist and a former Oregon Supreme Court justice are among the speakers at Willamette's graduation ceremonies.

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Students Honored for Pro Bono Work

Students throughout the law school donated more than 3,400 hours of legal work

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Willamette Professors Testify at State Legislature

Testimony highlights diverse areas of expertise

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Distinguished Jurists-in-Residence Coach Students in Mock Trial Competition

Students came from several Salem-area high schools

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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Visits Law School, Discusses Redistricting and Spending Cuts

Congressman takes questions from students and faculty

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Small-money donations “good for democracy,” Federal Elections Commission Chair says at Willamette Symposium

Symposium featured Oregon elected officials and national campaign finance experts

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Clinic’s Guantanamo Bay Case Headed to Federal Court for Oral Argument

The case is one of two involving detainees at Guantanamo Bay

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Professor Gwynne Skinner Retained as Expert to the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Prof. Skinner has litigated cases involving corporate complicity for human rights

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Women Lawyers Group Honors Career and Professional Development Director Myles

Phylis Myles was a founder of Oregon Women Lawyers

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Professor Steve Green a Finalist for Oregon Book Award

Green is one of five nonfiction finalists

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Willamette professors named finalists for Oregon Book Awards

Two Willamette professors will learn in April if they win awards in their respective categories.

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