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David Friedman

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives; Professor of Law

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Collins Legal Center 440
245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301


Professor David A. Friedman teaches commercial law, business law, torts, and consumer trade practices law. Friedman has published in the areas of behavioral economics, contract theory, advertising law, and public health. Willamette law students have selected him as Outstanding Professor of the Year several times. He received the university’s Robert L. Misner Award for Law Faculty Scholarship in 2019, and the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. 

Before joining the Willamette faculty in 2008, Friedman was a management consultant for Monitor Group, a global strategy consultancy founded by professors from Harvard Business School.

Friedman has served as the secretary of his Yale College class, on the executive committee of Yale Law School Association and is active with the alumni schools committee of the Yale Alumni Association of Oregon.

He is a member of the Oregon and New York state bars.


  • JD, Yale University
  • BA, Yale College, cum laude, with distinction in Economics
Willamette University

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