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Sharia Mayfield

Lecturer in Law

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301


Sharia Mayfield is an adjunct professor teaching privacy law. Mayfield, born and raised in Oregon, has a BA in creative writing from Stanford and a JD from Georgetown. She worked for two years as an intelligence and national security advisor to US Senator Ron Wyden before joining the Oregon Department of Justice as a lawyer in both the Trial And Appellate divisions for nearly two years. She joined the Law Office of Jon Weiner in the summer of 2018, where she currently handles a variety of criminal and civil cases with a focus in employment law.

Mayfield's passion for privacy law stems from personal experience with federal government surveillance leading up to her father's 2004 wrongful arrest in connection to the Madrid Train bombings. Mayfield, an outspoken advocate for privacy rights, has been interviewed by Stanford's KZSU radio, published in UC Berkeley's Journal of Comparative Literature, and appeared on Fox Business and CSPAN. In her spare time, Mayfield enjoys being outdoors and playing Rocket League.


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BA, Stanford University


  • Law 275: Privacy Law

Selected Publications

  • Mayfield, S. and Mayfield, B. (2015). "Improbable Cause: The War on Terror's Assault on the Bill of Rights." Salem, NH: Divertir Publishing.
Willamette University

Faculty Support

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