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Sheryl Buske

Assistant Professor of Law

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Salem Campus

Collins Legal Center 423
245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301


Sheryl Buske joined the College of Law in 2021 where she teaches legal writing and child law courses. Prior to this appointment, she directed the legal writing programs at multiple schools and has taught child and family law since 1999.  Before teaching, Buske practiced child welfare law in Chicago.

Buske is passionate about teaching practical legal skills, particularly in an international context.  She has taught in Ireland, Tanzania, South Africa, and Vanuatu. She also served as a Fulbright Scholar to Ghana where she taught law students and conducted one of the first comprehensive studies of Kayayoo (girl porters) living and working in the urban markets. 

Buske's scholarship is concerned with children’s rights; she has written on topics such as access to medical care, military enlistment, child labor, and alternative care. Her current research is concerned with the customary practice of using children as restitution in the Pacific islands. Buske regularly presents at national and international conferences.  


  • LLM, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD, DePaul University College of Law
  • BA, DePaul University
Willamette University

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