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    Spring Open House

    Join us for Willamette Law's Spring Open House: Saturday, April 11th, 2020

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    Professor Symeonidies Drafts International Model Law

    Willamette Law's Professor Symeonides drafts an international model law on the internet conflicts of laws.

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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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    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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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

ABA Information Session With Justice Nelson (2/26/2020)

ABA Information Session with Justice Adrienne Nelson

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Upcoming Event

Atkinson Lecture Series | Eboo Patel (2/26/2020)

On February 26, 2020, at 7 p.m., founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and...

Upcoming Event

Quaker Volunteer Service Info Session (2/27/2020)

Come learn about social Justice, community building and spiritual exploration opportunities with...

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Willamette College of Law professor cited in recent Supreme Court case

Steven K. Green’s research generates significant media buzz as the nation’s highest court hears arguments in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.

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Realizing a dream at any stage in life

After working in various professional fields for more than 25 years, Tamara Palmer JD’21 wanted to attend law school — and donor support made it possible.

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Brian R. Gallini named dean of Willamette University College of Law

Gallini is a professor of criminal law and director of distance learning initiatives at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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