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Oregon Supreme Court hears two cases at Willamette Law

College of Law students learn protocol, ask questions and watch real cases argued before the court.

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Training grounds for good

The public interest law project serves a dual purpose: train tomorrow's lawyers and serve the community.

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From the slopes to the courtroom

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

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Willamette Law’s Chad Sleight JD’03 appointed Clark County (Washington) District Court judge

The Clark County council appointed Sleight to the position after interviewing four candidates. He begins in March.

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Law Prof. Steve Green discusses Johnson Amendment on RadioWest

Willamette Law’s Prof. Steve Green was on Utah radio station RadioWest February 7 to discuss the Johnson Amendment and President Donald Trump’s promise to do away with it.

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Law Symposium brings health law community to campus

The Willamette Law Review held its annual Law Symposium February 3, highlighting the topic “Equity in Health Law.”

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Law Prof. Dobbins on OPB to talk President Trump's SCOTUS nominee

Dobbins and Lisa McElroy, associate professor at Drexel University School of Law, spoke about the four people whose names have been floated around as Trump’s short list: William Pryor, 54, Diane Sykes, 59, Neil Gorsuch, 49, and Thomas Hardiman, 51.

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Willamette Law named to preLaw Magazine’s Most Diverse law school list

Willamette was one of 60 schools on the list and the only Oregon school recognized.

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Constitutional interpretation discussed by legal scholar Richard Epstein in Willamette Law lecture

Epstein will discuss how the Supreme Court deciphers the Constitution in his lecture "Our Implied Constitution."

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Willamette Law alumnus Trevor Stephens ’81, JD’85 reappointed to Superior Court in Ketchikan, Alaska

The appointment was made in late December of 2016 by Alaska Chief Justice Craig Stowers and will be for a one-year term, eligible for reappointment.

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Small-town whirlwind makes waves on Washington coast

The long and impactful career of Paul Stritmatter JD'69 proves you don't have to live in a large metropolis to make it big.

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Business Law Professor Friedman's work cited in recent lawsuits

Friedman's work, "Reconsidering Fictitious Pricing," was cited in lawsuits alleging false reference pricing at four major retailers.

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Willamette Law alumnus Baum JD’83 appointed staff director for House committee

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden named Willamette Law alumnus Ray Baum JD’83 staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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OSB award winners include Willamette Law alumnae

The Honorable Valeri L. Love MBA'92, JD'95 and Megan I. Livermore JD'05 were honored at an awards luncheon Dec. 8.

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Willamette Law's Goldthorpe JD'09 appointed to Malheur County district attorney

Gov. Kate Brown appointed Willamette Law alumnus David M. Goldthorpe J’'09 to Malheur County district attorney Dec. 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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