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2022 Featured Graduates

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College of Law Graduates

Olivia Courogen

Olivia Courogen

“Because of Willamette, my law school experience was everything I hoped it would be — I’ve spent the past three years not only learning about the Oregon legal community, but becoming part of it. I can confidently say I wouldn’t have had the same opportunities at any other law school. Armed with the skill set I’ve developed and the connections I’ve made while at Willamette Law, I feel ready for the next phase of my career. I’m tremendously proud to be part of the community and grateful for the people who make it what it is.”

  • Presidential Scholar
  • Leadership Cabinet Scholarship recipient
  • Editor in Chief of Willamette Law Review
  • Research Assistant to Dean Emeritus Symeon Symeonides
  • Academic Excellence Fellow
  • Business Lawyering Institute Fellow
  • Writer for Willamette Law Online
  • Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Foreign Litigation
  • Extern for Justice Meagan Flynn at the Oregon Supreme Court
  • Extern for the Oregon Tax Court
  • Summer Associate at Dunn Carney LLP in Portland

What’s next: Associate at Dunn Carney LLP

Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson

“Because of Willamette, I feel confident in my ability to pursue justice and use the current legal framework to build a more equitable society. Being at Willamette I learned not only the law, but also how to be a leader. The compassion of the Willamette community gave me space to grow and stumble while developing my leadership style. Nothing has held more true throughout my legal education than the Willamette motto, “Non nobis solum nati sumus.”

  • President of the American Constitution Society, Willamette University College of Law Chapter
  • Selected for the Next Generation Leader program through the American Constitution Society for outstanding leadership
  • 3L treasurer/secretary for the Student Bar Association
  • Barrister's Ball 2022 planning committee
  • Academic Excellence Fellow

What’s next: Law clerk, The Law Office of Robert J. Miller, Sr., PC in Beaverton, Oregon

Christopher Ishihara

Christopher Ishihara

“Because of Willamette, I was able to finish my combined undergraduate and law degrees within six years of finishing high school, and secure a job before graduation.”

  • Executive editor at the Willamette Law Review
  • Member of the Business Law Society
  • Extern for the Oregon Supreme Court
  • Staff writer for Willamette Law Online

What’s next: Law clerk, Oregon Tax Court

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