Standard 509 of the American Bar Association requires law schools to make available certain consumer information. The following is provided in compliance with that standard.

Standard 509 Report

Admissions Data

Tuition, fees, costs and financial aid

Enrollment data and attrition

Number of full-time and part-time faculty and administrators

Curricular offerings, academic calendar, and requirements

Library resources

Learning Outcomes

Employment outcomes and bar passage data

Transfer of credit

Transfer of credit policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education, a statement of the criteria established by the law school regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution and a list of institutions, if any, with which the law school has an articulation agreement

VA accreditation

Any veteran receiving GI Bill benefits while attending Willamette University College of Law is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the school for review of prior credit.

Conditional scholarship retention data (Standard 509)

Qualifications for admission to the bar

Admission to law school is only the first step toward becoming a practicing lawyer. In order to practice law, attorneys must be licensed by the state or territory in which they plan to practice. Bar applicants must pass the bar exam and meet the character and fitness and other qualifications of the jurisdiction(s) in which they intend to practice law. Learn more at the American Bar Association Admissions Information site.

Law school applicants should consult the website of the bar organizations in the jurisdiction(s) in which they intend to practice law and familiarize themselves with admission requirements. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to contact a bar official as necessary with any specific character and fitness concerns to discover whether past conduct might keep them from being admitted to a bar following graduation from law school. Applicants with significant concerns may also choose to consult an attorney.

ABA Accreditation

Willamette University College of Law is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Telephone No. (312) 988-6738.

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