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Norman Williams

Ken and Claudia Peterson Professor of Law; Director of the Center for Constitutional Government; Director of the Certificate Program in Law & Government

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Oregon Civic Justice Center 209
790 State St.
Salem  Oregon  97301


  • JD, New York University, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Harvard University, magna cum laude

Books, Chapters and Contributions

  • "Nixon v. United States," in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (Macmillan Gale, David S. Tanenhaus ed., 2008).
  • "State Sovereignty," in THE OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LEGAL HISTORY (Oxford University Press, Stanley N. Katz, ed., 2008).
  • Teacher's Manual for Breyer, Stewart, Sunstein, and Vermeule, Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy: Problems, Texts and Cases (6th ed. 2006).

Law Review Articles

Other Writings

  • "Legislative Redistricting in Oregon: A Primer," 71 Or. St. Bar Bulletin 26 (Feb./Mar. 2011)
  • "Healthcare Reform and the Constitution," Op-ed, Oregonian , February 15, 2011.
  • "Taking the Foxes out of the Legislative Henhouse," Op-ed, Oregonian, January 28, 2011.
  • "The Immigration Debate: One (Mexican) American's View," Op-ed, Oregonian , May 15, 2006.
  • "Special Trial Judges after Ballard: A Call for Reform," Tax Notes, May 23, 2005, p.1033.
  • "The U.S. Tax Court: A Return to Fair and Transparent Proceedings," in For the District of Oregon, a quarterly newsletter of the Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Summer 2005.
  • "People's Law," Op-ed, Oregonian , March 17, 2004.
Willamette University

Faculty Support

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