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Contact Information

Collins Legal Center 405
245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301
(503) 370-6189

Leah Straley joined the College of Law in the summer of 2018 as the Associate Director of Admissions. In her current role as Assistant Dean of Recruitment, Leah works with JD, LLM, and MLS students from inquiry to matriculation, helping to guide students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in law.

Prior to joining Willamette, Leah was the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, where she was involved with student recruitment, application evaluation, event organization, and marketing. Before venturing into higher education, Leah worked as a Patient Advocate, protecting and furthering the Constitutional and statutory rights of people receiving mental health services.

Outside of work, Leah loves exploring state parks and the coast of Oregon with her wife, Brenda, and their son.


  • JD, Albany Law School
  • MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management
  • BA, Smith College

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