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Amy Meyers

Associate Professor of Law; Director of Academic Skills and Bar Success

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Salem Campus

Collins Legal Center 432
245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301


Professor Amy Meyers is a member of the Legal Research and Writing faculty and the Director of Bar Preparation. Prof. Meyers designed and facilitates the “BEAST” (Bar Exam Accountability and Support Teams) supplemental bar preparation program for examinees. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the Parents Attending Law School student organization.

Professor Meyers has taught Legal Research and Writing I and II, Legal Analysis for the Bar Examination, Applied Legal Analysis I and II, and Introduction to the Study of Law at Willamette University College of Law. She has also taught courses in Medical Malpractice; Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiations; Advanced Negotiations; Problems in Practice (Civil and Commercial); and supervised students working to complete their Advanced Writing Requirement. Prof. Meyers coached student teams in various negotiation competitions and in the National Moot Court Competition for the New York City Bar Association/American College of Trial Lawyers.

Prior to entering academia in 2008, Professor Meyers was a trial attorney for the Missouri State Public Defender System in the City of St. Louis Office. Prof. Meyers continued to work as MSPDS Special Appointed Counsel for appeals and post-conviction relief petitions until 2012. She was appointed counsel for a Section 1983 Prisoner Civil Rights claim in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Meyers also worked for two civil litigation firms in St. Louis where she specialized in the defense of medical malpractice claims against doctors, nurses, hospitals, medical schools, and drug and device manufacturers. She practiced before state and federal courts in Missouri, the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, and in a trial prosecuted by the United States Air Force.

Professor Meyers took a break from teaching during the 2015-16 academic year to work with her husband to earn a $5.2 Million judgment for a teacher-plaintiff in an employment discrimination and retaliation trial in St. Louis that was upheld on appeal. She also assisted in a case involving another $2.5 Million verdict based on national origin/religious discrimination and retaliation in employment.

Prior to attending law school, Professor Meyers worked as a research assistant and laboratory manager for two cell and molecular microbiology laboratories at the University, primarily experimenting with DNA, RNA, and protein manipulation in bacteria, yeast, and plants.

Prof. Meyers is an active member of the Missouri Bar. She has retired or inactivated her licenses in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. 


  • JD, Washington University in St. Louis, Order of the Barristers, 2000
  • BA, Washington University in St. Louis (Biology), 1996
Willamette University

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