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College of Law Dean's Corner

A message from College of Law Dean Brian Gallini.

September 2023


Dear friends, 

It is hard to believe it, but three years have come and gone in a flash. Throughout my tenure, I am reminded of what a remarkable and dedicated community we have. This past year has certainly been filled with growth, change, and a great deal of success. I am both humbled and pleased by the remarkable achievements we have accomplished together. 

As I reflect on the past year one of the hallmarks has been our continued emergence as a leader in experiential education. Through our legal clinics, externship program, and cutting-edge simulation-based courses, our students are more equipped than ever with the skills and confidence needed after graduation. Our faculty have innovatively added experiential learning components into existing curriculum, while some have also designed wholly new and forward-thinking courses. I am proud that we are growing into our role as a leader in the learn-by-doing space. 

I am also thrilled to share that we have successfully hired our latest new faculty cohort in recent history. We welcomed five faculty members who bring a wide range of background and knowledge to both existing and new courses, as well as our clinics. It has also been a successful year for scholarly research, as our faculty continues to be at the forefront of national and international legal conversations. Coupled with their excellence in teaching, their research has inspired our students and helped shape the future of legal education. 

I am appreciative of your continued engagement with Willamette Law and hope to see you at an upcoming event.


Dean Brian Gallini
Willamette University College of Law

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Brian Gallini, Dean of the College of Law
Willamette University

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