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Willamette named ‘best college’ by U.S. News and World Report

09.13.2021

Willamette University rose one spot higher this year among a total 223 arts and science institutions.

Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter was quoted in a MarketWatch story November 14.

Law professor comments on Uber and its employees in MarketWatch story

11.16.2017 | Sarah Carlson

In the US, ride-sharing service Uber’s employees are independent contractors. A UK court ruled last week that Uber drivers there are workers — not independent contractors — and are therefore eligible for more rights, such as a minimum wage.

Law Prof. Laura Appleman was quoted in an Oregonian story November 11.

Prof. Laura Appleman comments in story on so-called Portland “copwatchers”

11.13.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Oregonian quoted Prof. Laura Appleman in an article about two men who were prosecuted for what they say was retaliation for visiting the homes of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the city’s police chief and the district attorney for Multnomah County.

David Friedman is a business law professor at Willamette Law.

Final sticker price is what matters, says Prof. David Friedman in holiday advertising story

11.08.2017 | Sarah Carlson

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just a couple of weeks away, Willamette Law Prof. David Friedman commented in a national Magnify Money story this week on holiday advertising.

Law Prof. Andrew Gilden was quoted in an Oct. 21 parenting column in a western New York newspaper.

Parenting column quotes Prof. Andrew Gilden

10.23.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The column’s author, Michelle Blackley Glynn, asked whether parents should protect the digital identity of their children by limiting posts and pictures about them on the internet and social media.

Law Prof. Jeff Dobbins was quoted in an Oct. 18 Portland Tribune story. He teaches civil procedure at Willamette Law.

Portland Tribune quotes Prof. Jeff Dobbins in story on opioid lawsuits

10.20.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

Law Prof. Laura Appleman was quoted in a Statesman Journal story October 17.

Prof. Laura Appleman quoted in Statesman Journal story

10.17.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter was quoted in a Portland Tribune story Sept. 28.

Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter quoted in Portland Tribune story

10.02.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The labor law professor spoke about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with mandatory union fees.

Willamette Law is located just across the street from state and local government agencies.

First-year law student quoted in Statesman Journal and AP news stories

09.29.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Samantha Klausen JD’20 attended the Salem City Council meeting Monday to speak out against the proposed sit-lie ordinance.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown appointed two Willamette Law alumni to open judge positions this week.

Two Willamette Law alumni appointed judges

07.13.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Steven R. Powers JD’01 was named to position seven on the Oregon Court of Appeals, and Christopher A. Ramras JD’96 was named to position 15 on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Naomi Haslitt JD'07 was named to the 2017 Forty Under 40 list by the Portland Business Journal.

Naomi Haslitt JD’07 named one of “Forty Under 40” by Portland Business Journal

06.26.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Haslitt was the only person on the list with a Willamette University or Willamette Law education.

Willamette Law's Jonathan Mayes JD'87 appointed chief diversity officer for Albertsons Cos.

03.15.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Mayes has worked for Safeway and Albertsons since 1994.

Willamette Law’s Chad Sleight JD’03 was appointed Clark County (Washington) District Court judge, beginning the position in March 2017.

Willamette Law’s Chad Sleight JD’03 appointed Clark County (Washington) District Court judge

02.15.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Clark County council appointed Sleight to the position after interviewing four candidates. He begins in March.

Law Prof. Steve Green teaches at Willamette University College of Law.

Law Prof. Steve Green discusses Johnson Amendment on RadioWest

02.09.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law’s Prof. Steve Green was on Utah radio station RadioWest February 7 to discuss the Johnson Amendment and President Donald Trump’s promise to do away with it.

Law Prof. Jeff Dobbins was on OPB Wednesday to discuss President Trump's SCOTUS nominee.

Law Prof. Dobbins on OPB to talk President Trump's SCOTUS nominee

01.27.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Dobbins and Lisa McElroy, associate professor at Drexel University School of Law, spoke about the four people whose names have been floated around as Trump’s short list: William Pryor, 54, Diane Sykes, 59, Neil Gorsuch, 49, and Thomas Hardiman, 51.

Willamette Law was named to preLaw Magazine's Most Diverse Law Schools list in 2017.

Willamette Law named to pre-Law Magazine’s Most Diverse law school list

01.20.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette was one of 60 schools on the list and the only Oregon school recognized.

The Scale of Justice rests in a courtroom.

Willamette Law alumnus Trevor Stephens ’81, JD’85 reappointed to Superior Court in Ketchikan, Alaska

01.04.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The appointment was made in late December of 2016 by Alaska Chief Justice Craig Stowers and will be for a one-year term, eligible for reappointment.

David Friedman

Business Law Professor Friedman's work cited in recent lawsuits

12.13.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Friedman's work, "Reconsidering Fictitious Pricing," was cited in lawsuits alleging false reference pricing at four major retailers.

Valeri Love and Megan Livermore

OSB award winners include Willamette Law alumnae

12.09.2016 | Sarah Carlson

The Honorable Valeri L. Love MBA'92, JD'95 and Megan I. Livermore JD'05 were honored at an awards luncheon Dec. 8.

David M. Goldthorpe

Willamette Law's Goldthorpe JD'09 appointed to Malheur County district attorney

12.08.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Gov. Kate Brown appointed Willamette Law alumnus David M. Goldthorpe J’'09 to Malheur County district attorney Dec. 2.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

2016 Election results for Willamette Law graduates

11.09.2016 | Sarah Carlson

College of Law alumni running in the Nov. 8 elections saw both wins and losses in the polls.

Norman Williams

Willamette Law’s Norman Williams quoted on electoral college in Christian Science Monitor

11.04.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Associate Dean and Professor of Law Norman Williams commented in a Christian Science Monitor story on the prevalence of the voting system.

Jeffrey Dobbins

Law Professor Dobbins on OPB to comment on Supreme Court term this fall

10.06.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins discussed the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left open by the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and the court’s term that began this week.

Warren Binford

Law Professor Binford comments on growing conversation on sexual assault in Portland music community

09.26.2016 | Sarah Carlson

A community meeting was held last week to discuss solutions to what some are saying is an escalating problem in the Portland community.

Jeffrey Dobbins

Law Professor Dobbins quoted in Oregon Business article on Aequitas Capital lawsuit

09.22.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law Professor Jeffrey Dobbins commented in an Oregon Business article regarding the class-action lawsuit filed against Aequitas Capital.

David A. Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in Associated Press article on settlement of Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit

09.15.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman commented on the resolution of the Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit in a September 15 Associated Press story.

Professor of Law David Friedman

Law Professor David A. Friedman quoted in articles explaining Oregon v. Oracle's escalating legal cost and tactics

07.28.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Professor of Law David A. Friedman comments on the escalating legal tactics involved in the Oregon v. Oracle case.

Professor Steven Green

Willamette Law Professor Green files amicus brief in SCOTUS case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley

07.07.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Law Professor Steven K. Green filed an amicus brief for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley.

Professor Peter Molk

Law Professor Peter Molk discusses LLC owners, default statutory protections on New York Business Divorce podcast

07.05.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law Assistant Professor Peter Molk was interviewed by Peter Mahler host of the “New York Business Divorce” podcast.

Law Professor Paul Diller comments on SCOTUS corruption ruling in Statesman Journal

06.29.2016 | Raymond Penney

Law Professor Paul Diller was quoted in a Statesman Journal article reporting on a United States Supreme Court ruling Learn more.

William J. Howe III JD‘75

William J. Howe III JD‘75 receives Meyer Elkin Essay Award for article in the Family Court Review

06.24.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law Alumnus William J. Howe III JD ‘75, received the Meyer Elkin Essay Award.

Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article discussing Oregon’s legal tab

06.23.2016 | Raymond Penney

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Tribune article.

Associate Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins

Law Professor Dobbins comments in PBJ article on ACA's 'Risk Corridors' program

06.10.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette's Civil Procedure Expert and Law Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins commented in a PBJ Article regarding a Lawsuit by Health Republic Insurance Co.

Willamette Law Alumnus Donald L. Krahmer

Willamette Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer receives the 2016 Living and Giving Award

06.09.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer Jr. ‘81, JD/MBA‘87 receive the Living and Giving Award.

Associate Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman discusses how law firm’s reorganization will impact law students

06.08.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David A. Friedman discusses how local law firm's reorganization will impact law students seeking employment.

Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in PBJ article on Oracle v. Oregon dispute

06.03.2016 | Raymond Penney

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing the ongoing political ramifications of the Oracle v. Oregon legal battle.

Associate Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins

Law Professor Jeff Dobbins weighs in on Oregon's public records law

05.27.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette's civil procedure expert and law professor commented in Statesman-Journal article that reported on a recent judicial opinion concerning the ongoing dispute between former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and The Oregonian.

Law Professor Paul Diller makes sense of law affecting disputes between a city and its county

05.24.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Diller sheds light on the city of Cascade Locks' legal options to open a water-bottling operation in Hood River County.

Professor David Friedman

Willamette Law Professor David A. Friedman comments in PBJ article

04.12.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing Oracle’s latest legal tactic in an ongoing dispute with the state of Oregon

Professor Steven Green

Willamette Law Professor Steven Green quoted in Tennessean

04.11.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Religion and law expert and Willamette Professor of Law Steven Green discusses hurdles to potential lawsuits from a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee

Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter

Willamette Law Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter quoted in Oregonian

04.04.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Employment law expert and Willamette Professor of Law Keith Cunningham-Parmeter weighs in on pay dispute between TriMet and union

Professor David A. Friedman

Willamette Law Professor David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune

03.29.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article about Oracle’s failed Cover Oregon website

Willamette's Academic Council unanimously endorses test-optional admissions

03.21.2016 | Adam Torgerson MBA '14 and Russell Yost MBA '05

The change reflects a nationwide trend to a more holistic review of applicants, especially from underrepresented groups.

Sen. Mark Hatfield

Sen. Mark Hatfield's legacy explored Jan. 26

01.18.2016 | Mary McRobinson

Hatfield '43 made significant advances abroad while serving as Oregon's senator from 1967 to 1997.

Courtney Stevens

Psychology professor wins national teaching award

12.07.2015 | Kendra Mingo

Courtney Stevens is the 2015 recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award.

Robert Edsel shares the heroism of World War II treasure rescuers

10.19.2015 | Erin Dahl

The best-selling author and producer spoke as part of Willamette’s Atkinson Lecture Series on Oct. 15.

Professor Andrea Stolowitz earns second Oregon Book Award

04.15.2015

Visiting English professor Andrea Stolowitz earns recognition for her play, "Ithaka."

Courtney Stevens recognized in "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire"

03.30.2015

NerdScholar recognized Courtney Stevens in its "40 Under 40: Professors who Inspire."

Shields’ delicious tribute

03.05.2015

Fans flip over his edible artworks.

Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

02.24.2015

The OnStage blog calls Willamette's Theatre program "absolutely incredible."

Biologist explores the science behind owl attacks on Salem runners

02.13.2015

Dave Craig discusses the science behind "Owlcapone's" behavior.

Grant supports student archaeology research at the Ness of Brodgar

01.29.2015

M. H. Wiener Foundation helps students unearth new finds in Scotland.

Alumnus, visiting English professor nominated for Oregon Book Awards

01.16.2015

An alumnus and visiting English professor were both nominated for their plays.

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