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    Law Student at the Border

    Alison Ecker JD’20, who is pursuing a career in immigration law, joined Professor of Law Warren Binford at the border to help protect children’s rights.  

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    From Willamette to Washington

    Jamal Raad ’08 takes on climate change as campaign communications director for presidential candidate and fellow Bearcat Gov. Jay Inslee JD’76.

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    Phylis Myles is given highest award from Oregon State Bar

    Phylis Myles, Assistant Dean for Placement, will be honored with the Award of Merit at a ceremony in November.

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    Professor Binford describes conditions at the border

    Willamette Law's very own Warren Binford and a team of lawyers find hundreds of children being neglected and living in dangerous conditions.

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    Tipping the Scales of Justice

    Caylee Campbell JD '19 has been an advocate for positive change at home and abroad.

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Willamette University College of Law

As the first law school in the Pacific Northwest, Willamette University College of Law has been at the forefront of legal education since our doors opened in 1883.

Located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol complex and Supreme Court, the Willamette University College of Law is situated at the nexus of state law, government and business.

Our close connection to leaders in law and government creates a unique student experience. Our students learn from faculty who are top scholars, seasoned practitioners and members of the judiciary. They work with mentors who are Supreme Court justices, heads of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and distinguished attorneys. And upon graduation, they join alumni whose careers shape state and local governments and national policy.

Willamette Law’s small class sizes foster an interactive learning environment among our diverse student population with a thriving externship and clinical program, ample practical skills courses and a new Business Lawyering Institute.

 
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Top Employment Outcomes

Willamette Law's Placement Office provides the experience, skills and opportunities students and alumni need for a lifetime of successful career management.

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Degree Programs and Experiential Learning

Practical skills courses, externships and legal clinics help students develop practice-ready skills and experience the challenges of working lawyers.

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Award-Winning Faculty

Willamette University’s law faculty include scholars and master teachers who are nationally recognized for their research, publications and contributions to the law as well as their dedication to teaching.

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Upcoming Event

Graduation applications due for January 15, 2020 graduation (11/1/2019)

College of Liberal Arts, College of Law, Early Career / Career Change MBA

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Willamette College of Law recognized by National Jurist Magazine

Willamette was the only law school in the Pacific Northwest to be recognized.

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Symeonides drafts international model law on internet conflicts of laws

Professor Symeon C. Symeonides has added one more success to his record of law reform, which includes drafting legislation for three states and the European Union and participating in the drafting of two international conventions.

Symeonides drafts international model law on Internet conflicts of laws
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Willamette welcomes new classes

Undergraduate, graduate students represent dozens of states an several countries.

From the crowd's perspective on the Quad, five student hold signs of Willamette's motto in Latin: non nobis solum nati sumus