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Dustin Buehler

Lecturer in Law

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Salem Campus

245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301


Dustin Buehler joined the Willamette faculty in 2021, teaching civil procedure as an adjunct professor. He currently serves as general counsel for Oregon Governor Kate Brown and also teaches administrative law in the University of Oregon’s Portland Program.

Prior to teaching at Willamette, Buehler was a tenured law professor at the University of Arkansas, where the graduating students named him Professor of the Year on three occasions, and a law lecturer at the University of Washington. His scholarship focuses on civil procedure, economic analysis of the law, and public policy, and includes articles in the Boston University Law Review, Washington Law Review, and Ohio State Law Journal. Buehler has been cited by state and federal courts, Moore’s Federal Practice, and leading civil litigation scholars.

Previously, Buehler clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge Alfred Goodwin, practiced commercial litigation at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and served as an appellate attorney at the Oregon Department of Justice. He enjoys running, bicycling, watching baseball with his family, and once held a Guinness World Record after lecturing for nearly 52 hours on the history of the American presidency.


  • JD, University of Washington
  • BA, Willamette University


Revisiting Jurisdiction’s Social Cost: A Brief Rejoinder to Professor Klerman, 90 Wash. L. Rev. Online 1 (2015)

Solving Jurisdiction’s Social Cost, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 653 (2014)

Eggshell Economics: A Revolutionary Approach to the Eggshell Plaintiff Rule, 74 Ohio St. L.J. 375 (2013), with Steve P. Calandrillo

Jurisdictional Incentives, 20 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 105 (2012)

Jurisdiction, Abstention, and Finality: Articulating a Unique Role for the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine, 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 553 (2012)

Baseball’s Moral Hazard: Law, Economics, and the Designated Hitter Rule, 90 B.U. L. Rev. 2083 (2010), with Steve P. Calandrillo

Revisiting Rooker-Feldman: Extending the Doctrine to State Court Interlocutory Orders, 36 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 373 (2009)

Time Well Spent: An Economic Analysis of Daylight Saving Time Legislation, 43 Wake Forest L. Rev. 45 (2008), with Steve P. Calandrillo

Comment, Washington’s Title Match: The Single-Subject and Subject-in-Title Rules of Article II, Section 19 of the Washington State Constitution, 81 Wash. L. Rev. 595 (2006)

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Willamette University
College of Law
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
(503) 370-6405