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.

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    Professor Symeonides 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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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.

 

Oregon State Bar Admission Swearing-in Ceremony


The Oregon State Bar held a virtual admissions ceremony on October 8, 2020. Please visit the OSB's welcome page to view the virtual ceremony. To learn more about the July 2020 Bar Examination and view the passing applicants, please visit OSB's July examination page

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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

Walk The Vote (11/2/2020)

Join Get The Vote Out Committee leader, Sarah Dean, on a walk to the courthouse to drop off your...

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Dean's Academic Excellence Series - Orientation 2.0 (Registration & Financial Planning) (11/2/2020)

Speaker series for current Willamette Law students on various topics related to law school....

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J.W. Long Law Library: Research Help Coffee Time (11/3/2020)

The J.W. Long Law Library will be conducting open office hours over zoom to provide help to...

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Overcoming challenges through an an externship at Polk County Court

Kirsten Parson's interest in pursuing juvenile law led to an externship that promises to have a significant impact on her future career in law.

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Willamette Law launches degree pathway with University of Alaska Southeast

New 4+3 Direct Admission Program allows undergraduate University of Alaska Southeast students and alumni to be admitted to Willamette Law based on certain academic credentials.

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Remembering U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's visit to Willamette

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Willamette in 2008, participating in the dedication ceremony for the Oregon Civic Justice Center.

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