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Warren Binford

Professor Binford describes conditions at the border

06.25.2019 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

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

College of Liberal Arts graduates

Class of 2019 celebrates new beginnings

05.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Commencement speakers offer advice, humor as more than 400 grads prepare for future.

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Willamette Law number one in Oregon for graduate employment

04.22.2019 | Sarah Bello

Since 2012, the College of Law has posted the top employment numbers in Oregon six out of seven years.

Gov. Kate Brown and former Gov. Barbara Roberts

Oregon governors explore inclusion and overcoming challenges

03.13.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Law students bring Oregon governors to share experiences for Women’s History Month in diversity speaker series.

Norma Paulus JD’62

Remembering Norma Paulus LLB’62, Oregon’s first woman secretary of state

03.06.2019 | University Communications

Paulus paved the way for women in politics and long supported Willamette.

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Willamette Law alumna Teresa Miller JD'02 leads Pennsylvania DHS

11.28.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

As Pennsylvania's new Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Teresa Miller JD'02 says her learning curve has been steep but rewarding.

Prof Ringold attends premier tech event

11.27.2018 | Tynan Gable

Prof Ringold engages with leaders in business and technology and immerses in today's executive thinking.

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Poets & Quants and Businessweek

11.27.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Businessweek

11.13.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Poets & Quants

11.13.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski greets two students with a handshake.

Willamette Law hosts ‘A Conversation with Senator Murkowski’

11.07.2018 | Logan English

Sen. Lisa Murkowski JD’85 returns to her alma mater for an interactive evening with Willamette students.

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Bridgeman named to Wendt Chair in Business Law

10.29.2018

Curtis Bridgeman, dean of the Willamette University College of Law, has been appointed to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law.

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Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

10.23.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Open to the entire WU community, the evening’s program will include a networking and social hour, an informational presentation and a panel discussion featuring AGSM and WU professors.

Karen Sandrik and Vincent Chiappetta Business Lawyering Institute

Willamette Law’s Business Lawyering Institute: The Business of Law

10.19.2018 | Christopher Tritto

Willamette’s new Business Lawyering Institute prepares tomorrow’s attorneys for a changing world.

Dean Bridgeman and new 1L students sit in chairs arranged in a circle

Willamette Law welcomes largest class in last five years

08.29.2018 | Logan English

For the fourth time in history, more than half of the new class are women

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2018 Faculty Awards announced

08.23.2018

The university celebrated seven outstanding faculty members at Opening Convocation.

2018 AGSM Honors & Awards Ceremony

05.14.2018 | Andrew Hickey

Atkinson Graduate School of Management honored the achievements of students, faculty and staff at a ceremony May 10.

Law graduate gets embraced by woman with a rose

Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

Diplomas in hand, graduates move on to the next stages of their lives.

Andy Blevins

Willamette students receive scholarship for supporting LGBT rights

05.07.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Andy Blevins JD ’19 MBA ’19, Carrie Elmore JD’19 follow several WU awardees of scholarship

Professor of Law Laura Appleman sits at a table with three students having a discussion

Law Professor Laura Appleman appointed to named professorship

04.16.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

She will become the Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law.

Willamette Law Dean Curtis Bridgeman hands Salem attorney Nani Apo JD’13 the 2018 Mentor of the Year award.

Mentor of the Year provides a “home away from home” to students

04.13.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette Law selects Nani Apo JD’13, honors three others for Hon. Mary Mertens James award.

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Willamette MBA Preview Day 2018

04.05.2018 | Andrew Hickey

On April 14, prospective students will meet current students, alumni and faculty while experiencing Willamette MBA.

Andy Blevins

JD/MBA student who advocates for LGBTQ rights presents at Harvard

03.26.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Andy Blevins JD/MBA’19 invited to speak on panel with legal experts.

ACS Next Generation Leaders

Two Willamette Law students take on national leadership roles

03.22.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Shelby Smith and Erin Roycroft will serve as Next Generation Leaders for the American Constitution Society.

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Atkinson Archive Podcast launches

03.15.2018 | Willamette University MBA

New podcast highlights talent and expertise that make Willamette MBA Oregon’s top MBA program.

Warren Binford

Professor Binford comments on sanctuary state jurisdictions

03.08.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Comments by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about blocking portions of California laws may also affect Oregon.

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Atkinson rebuilds admissions and recruitment teams

03.02.2018 | Andrew Hickey

Reboot aims to create smoother and more impactful experiences for prospective students.

Jim Griggs '71, JD'75 and Bob Saalfeld JD'74 spent the last 40 years working together at their law practice, Saalfeld & Griggs, in Salem.

Saalfeld and Griggs take a break

02.16.2018 | Sarah Carlson

After practicing together for 40 years, the two prominent Salem attorneys make retirement their resolution for the new year.

Members of the editorial board of the Social Justice and Equity Law Journal (from L to R: Felipe Rendón, Andy Blevins, Megan Oshiro and Christian Muro).

Social Justice and Equity Law Journal publishes first issue

01.31.2018 | Sarah Carlson

Students formed the journal in fall 2016 to contribute to society’s understanding of legal and policy issues concerning topics such as race, class, gender and sexuality.

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Willamette MBA again earns Poets&Quants ranking

01.05.2018 | Lindsay Lennon

AGSM advances three spots in two years.

Traci McDowall is a third-year law student at Willamette Law.

Third-year Law student wins OWLS Armonica Grant

01.05.2018 | Sarah Carlson

The Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation (OWLS) awarded Willamette Law 3L Traci McDowall an Armonica Grant at a luncheon near the end of November.

Adjunct Professor Scott Beckstead has been teaching a class on wildlife law and the Endangered Species Act at Willamette’s College of Law since 2010.

In class — ‘Law 263: Animal Law’

12.20.2017 | Tina Owen

Scott Beckstead’s College of Law class explores how pets, wildlife and farm animals are regarded and treated under the law.

Professor Warren Binford

Law professor receives US Alumni TIES grant

12.13.2017 | Kendra Mingo

Warren Binford receives grant to combat trafficking of child sex abuse images online.

Law Professor Gwynne Skinner passed away December 11, 2017.

Remembering Professor Gwynne Skinner

12.12.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law is saddened to announce the passing of one of its most gracious, enthusiastic and accomplished professors.

Mudd building Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

12.01.2017

Willamette community members are invited to attend open forums with each candidate.

AGSM-faculty

Willamette MBA again named best business school by Businessweek and Princeton Review

11.17.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

The accolades reaffirm top-tier national status as highest-ranked program in Oregon.

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.

Nat Levy (L), runner-up of the Don Turner Moot Court Competition, stands next to the winners, Conor McCahill and Autumn Mills.

Third-year law students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

11.15.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Following the fourth night of competition last week, the judges recognized third-year law students Autumn Mills and Conor McCahill as the winners of the annual Don Turner Moot Court Competition.

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.

Three 1Ls represented Willamette Law's APALSA student group at the NAPABA Convention: (L to R) Alex Dooley JD'20, Megan Irinaga JD'20 and Noelle Chan JD'20.

NAPABA Convention a success for Willamette Law students

11.10.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Five Willamette Law students represented the school in great fashion last weekend at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention.

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.

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins serves the LGBTQ military community through his work as an extern at OutServe-SLDN.

Law student and veteran serves LGBTQ military community through fall externship, work on transgender ban lawsuit

11.06.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins’ first encounter with OutServe-SLDN occurred while he served in the military. From 2007-11, he was a cryptologic technician for the Navy.

Judge Beth Allen JD'96 was surprised with the OGALLA Community Service Award at the organization's annual dinner October 20. She also won the Chief Justice's Juvenile Court Champion Award in August.

Judge Beth Allen JD’96 wins recent awards

11.02.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Judge Beth Allen JD’96 now knows how well her friends can keep secrets from her. The Willamette Law alumna was surprised this fall with not one, but two awards for her work in the community and judiciary.

Erin Greenawald JD'98 (middle), domestic violence resource prosecutor for the Oregon Department of Justice, conducts a training on domestic and sexual violence at the Sexual Assault Training Institute. Pictured with her is Steve Bellshaw, deputy chief of the Salem Police Department, and Jodie Bureta JD'03, former Marion County District Attorney's Office prosecutor and now an employee of the Department of Justice.

Willamette Law alumna seeks to make an impact in domestic violence prosecution

11.01.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Although born and raised in Newport, Oregon, Erin Greenawald JD’98 would tell you she “grew up,” professionally, in the Marion County District Attorney’s (MCDA) office.

Law Prof. Paul Diller submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court for the case Gill v. Whitford. He was assisted by 2L Mick Harris.

Prof. Paul Diller submits amicus curiae brief to Supreme Court

10.25.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law Prof. Paul Diller recently submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court for the case Gill v. Whitford, which was argued Oct. 3.

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.

Willamette Law students elected Felipe Rendón, Thomas Ybarra and Kelsey Dodds presidents of their respective classes.

Law classes elect new officers for 2017-18 academic year

10.03.2017 | Sarah Carlson

There were runoff elections for the 3L secretary/treasurer, 1L president and second vice president of SBA, but by Sept. 26, the votes were finalized.

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.

Jack Wray JD'19 and his fiancé, Crista Coven, traveled to Europe this summer so Wray could complete a study abroad program in Venice.

Law student spends eight weeks in Europe studying abroad

09.27.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Jack Wray JD’19 traveled across the globe — 5,628 miles to be exact — to study law this summer.

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Forbes names Willamette MBA top in Oregon for return on investment

09.25.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

AGSM joins top-tier programs across the country.

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Exec in Residence Yocom visits AGSM

09.25.2017 | Andrew Hickey

From Atkinson to D.C. and back

(L to R) James Sullivan and Sarah Lowe defeated Priscilla Shaikh and Ted Hammers in the AAJ Moot Court Competition. All of the students are in their third year at Willamette Law.

AAJ Moot Court Competition names winners

09.22.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The final night of the American Association for Justice Moot Court Competition concluded September 14, with the duo of James Sullivan and Sarah Lowe named the winners.

Jennifer Brown JD'08 was the Attorney-Mentor of the year in 2016-17.

Attorney-Mentor Program kicks off 2017–18 academic year

09.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Willamette Law Placement Office matched 110 students with attorney mentors for the 2017-18 school year.

Willamette MBA

Meet our new nonprofit unicorn

09.20.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

The Nonprofit Unicorn

JD/MBA student Emily Dougherty

JD/MBA student learns adaptability is key to opportunities with joint degree

08.31.2017 | Sarah Carlson

From her room in South Korea, Emily Dougherty types out an email describing her experiences in the JD/MBA program at Willamette University. A third-year student in the four-year program, Dougherty relishes the time when she can do what she loves best — traveling.

Veteran and Willamette Law/MBA student Andy Blevins

Law student Andy Blevins is first runner-up for National LGBT Bar Student Leadership Award

08.25.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year Willamette JD/MBA student Andy Blevins nominated a fellow student for the Student Leadership Award given by the National LGBT Bar Association. That student didn’t win, but Blevins was named the first runner-up.

Law Professors Karen Sandrik and Peter Molk received university awards at the Willamette University convocation ceremony this week.

Two Willamette Law faculty receive university awards

08.24.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Law Professors Karen Sandrik and Peter Molk received university awards at the Willamette University convocation ceremony this week.

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

08.24.2017

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

Members of the Class of 2020 enjoyed a reception with family members during their week of orientation in mid-August.

Willamette Law welcomes Class of 2020

08.22.2017 | Sarah Carlson

For the third time in the last four years (and most likely in Willamette Law’s history), the school welcomes a class with more female than male students.

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MBA Compass Week finds new direction

07.24.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Orientation for incoming MBA students expands and refines

Jennifer Trundy JD'19 completed her walk on a route of the Camino de Santiago in May. Here, she stands, just finished with her walk, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Nontraditional student walks Camino de Santiago and continues path through law school

07.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

After spending 15 years as the wife of a military officer and building a resume with a list of varied jobs, Jennifer Trundy started law school at age 48.

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.

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Tim Johnson leads Center for Governance and Public Policy Research towards bright and busy future

06.06.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

New leadership will build on years of experience and success.

Second-year Jackie Sandmeyer is a part-time Willamette Law student who received the Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship from OGALLA.

Rising 2L Jackie Sandmeyer awarded Shepherd Legal Scholarship

05.08.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Jackie Sandmeyer works full-time and goes to law school, dedicating most days to the LGBTQ community and constantly striving to find ways to give back.

Salem attorney Jennifer Brown JD'08 (far right) stands with her Willamette Law student mentees (l to r): 2L Brittany Sumner, 1L Will Riddell, and 3L Shelby Thomas.

Willamette Law chooses Attorney Mentor of the Year

04.14.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law named Salem attorney Jennifer Brown its Mentor of the Year at a reception April 5.

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Willamette MBA earns Tier 1 mark from CEO Magazine

04.11.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

For the second straight year, Atkinson Graduate School of Management earns top-tier acknowledgement.

James Sullivan, a second-year law student, discusses the mock trial with Salem-area high school students who attended the Discover Law spring break program at Willamette Law.

Street Law holds mock trial program for local high school students

04.10.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Salem-Keizer high school students learned about the legal process and argued a mock case before an Oregon Court of Appeals judge.

Nani Apo JD'13 earned her JD and certificate in dispute resolution from Willamette Law and now works for the Oregon Department of Justice.

Certificate in Dispute Resolution beneficial for all law students, alumnae say

03.31.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital in Portland, Nani Apo JD’13 heard all kinds of complaints.

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.

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From studio art major to sports entrepreneur

03.08.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

"Had I not gone to Willamette MBA, this company would not exist.”

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau addresses the audience following a hearing March 3, 2017.

Oregon Supreme Court hears two cases at Willamette Law

03.06.2017 | Sarah Carlson

College of Law students learn protocol, ask questions and watch real cases argued before the court.

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Keeping PACE with Larry Ettner

02.23.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

One of the signature programs at Willamette University MBA celebrates milestone.

The 2016 recipients of WUPILP fellowships were (left to right): Paloma Dale, Erin Roycroft, Melissa Vollono, Olivia Godt and Jessica Ismond.

Training grounds for good

02.23.2017 | Raymond Penney

The public interest law project serves a dual purpose: train tomorrow's lawyers and serve the community.

April Stone, a first-year student at Willamette Law, will travel to Austria in March as the head coach for the US National Special Olympics snowboarding team at the World Winter Games. (Aubrey Aden-Buie/Special Olympics)

From the slopes to the courtroom

02.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

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.

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A Kosovo connection

02.07.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Willamette MBA alumni lend business expertise to reinvigorate a Kosovo high school.

Salem attorney Christine Moehl presents at the Equity in Health Law Symposium February 3 at Willamette University College of Law.

Law Symposium brings health law community to campus

02.07.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Willamette Law Review held its annual Law Symposium February 3, highlighting the topic “Equity in Health Law.”

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.

Richard Epstein

Constitutional interpretation discussed by legal scholar Richard Epstein in Willamette Law lecture

01.13.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Epstein will discuss how the Supreme Court deciphers the Constitution in his lecture "Our Implied Constitution."

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.

Willamette Law alumnus Paul Stritmatter JD'69

Small-town whirlwind makes waves on Washington coast

12.21.2016 | Andrew Faught

The long and impactful career of Paul Stritmatter JD'69 proves you don't have to live in a large metropolis to make it big.

Schilling Cider House

MBA alumni planning world’s biggest cider house in Portland

12.19.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Colin Schilling ’10 MBA’12 and Kornei MBA’12 plan ambitious Portland expansion.

Poets&Quants Top 100

Willamette University MBA ranks again — Poets&Quants

12.19.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Top-tier acknowledgment reflects the hard work of the Willamette community.

Nonprofit giving

Nonprofit giving — how to make smart and effective charitable donations

12.13.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Two not-for-profit experts from Willamette University MBA give tips on effective charitable giving.

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.

Ray Baum

Willamette Law alumnus Baum JD’83 appointed staff director for House committee

12.12.2016 | Sarah Carlson

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden named Willamette Law alumnus Ray Baum JD’83 staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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.

Willamette University MBA Princeton Review Best Business School

Princeton Review names Willamette MBA one of the best in nation

11.22.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Sustainable development, entrepreneurship and faculty cited as strengths.

Gaby Perez-Mendoza and Bailey Moody

Two Willamette Law students awarded grants

11.22.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year Willamette Law students Gaby Perez-Mendoza and Bailey Moody each received $1000 Armonica Grants from the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation on Nov. 4.

President Thorsett awards a diploma

Businessweek ranks Willamette MBA Oregon’s ‘Best Business School’

11.17.2016 | Russell Yost MBA ’05

The program moves up 11 spots on the ranking.

The Scale of Justice rests in a courtroom.

Alicia LeDuc chosen as winner of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

11.16.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Participants in the Don Turner Moot Court Competition finished their arguments and the winner was chosen on Nov. 10.

Veteran and Willamette Law/MBA student Andy Blevins

Catalyst for change

11.11.2016 | Raymond Penney

Veteran and Willamette Law/MBA student Andy Blevins re-arms himself with tools to change the armed forces community.

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.

Students practice in the moot courtroom

NAAC moot court competition names winners

10.17.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette University College of Law hosted the annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition last week, where students argued a criminal matter in front of judges.

Sharon Holbrook

Sharon Holbrook JD’01 appointed to Colorado district judgeship

10.06.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Willamette Law alumna Sharon Holbrook JD’01 to district judge for the Colorado District Court in the 17th Judicial District.

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.

Danny Santos

Willamette Law's Danny Santos JD'86 named to Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees

10.05.2016 | Sarah Carlson

The Oregon Senate confirmed Danny Santos JD’86, Willamette alumnus and former associate dean for student affairs and administration, to the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees on September 22.

Jim Green

Willamette Law's Jim Green JD'91 named executive director of Oregon School Boards Association

09.27.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Dr. Doug Nelson, president of the OSBA Board of Directors, said Green is uniquely qualified for the position.

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.

Lauren Barnes and Stacey Gibbons

Winners chosen in Spaulding Trial Competition

09.23.2016 | Sarah Carlson

The College of Law’s Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition held its final round of contests September 14, with third-year law students Stacey Gibbons and Lauren Barnes selected as winners.

James Sullivan, Katherine Gipson McLean and Thomas Ybarra

Student Bar Association elects new class officers

09.23.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law’s Student Bar Association held elections this week and elected new officers for each class.

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.

Jeffrey Dobbins and Symeon Symeonides

College of Law faculty receive institutional awards

09.22.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Professor Jeffrey Dobbins received the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Professor Symeon Symeonides was given the Robert L. Misner Award for Law Faculty Scholarship.

Professors Meyers, Simowitz and Gilden at Willamette University College of Law

College of Law hires three new faculty members

09.19.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Professors Gilden, Simowitz and Meyers join the College of Law's faculty of dedicated teachers and leading legal scholars.

Melodye Mac Alpine

College of Law welcomes new associate dean for Student Affairs and Administration

09.16.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Focused on student success, self-proclaimed "policy nerd" to dig in and find what works best for our law students.

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.

Jim and Pat Averill

College of Law donors invest in value of moving forward

09.12.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Consistency has proven key for Jim Averill, ‘70, JD’73 and his wife, Pat. For 34 years, the Averills have given to the Willamette University Law Annual Fund, with 27 of those years being consecutive.

Steven Williams

Willamette Law's Steven Williams JD’96 promoted to assistant vice president and associate counsel

08.31.2016 | Sarah Carlson

In his new position, Williams will lead the ISG Legal department, supporting The Standard and The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York.

Rick's Cafe

College of Law welcomes updated Rick's Café: New coffee, lunch items

08.22.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Breakfast and lunchtime at the College of Law get a welcomed boost from new management, professional staff, Caffe Umbria beans and new grab-and-go lunch options.

John B. Kern

Willamette Law's John Kern JD/MM’94 goes head-to-head with International Olympic Committee

08.19.2016 | Sarah Carlson

At the last minute, dual US/Kenya citizen Carvin Nkanata was denied entry into the Rio Olympic Games. Willamette alumnus John Kern took the case, jumped through legal obstacles of Olympic proportions, and finished first to save the dream of a world-class athlete.

Caroline Davidson

Law Professor Davidson quoted in Statesman Journal on lasting impact of Oregon v. Rideout

08.16.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette law professor Caroline Davidson discusses how rape trials have changed in the 38 years since the landmark spouse rape case in 1978.

Symeon Symeonides

Symeonides honored, teaches course at prestigious international law academy in Europe

08.15.2016 | College of Law Communications

Law Professor Symeon Symeonides is one of only six American law professors chosen to teach the general course at The Hague Academy of International Law.

Kelly Cole JD'96

Willamette Law alumna Kelly Cole JD’96 joins CTIA as senior vice president of government affairs

07.29.2016 | Raymond Penney

Kelly A. Cole JD’96 was named senior vice president of government affairs for CTIA - The Wireless Association in Washington, D.C.

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.

PSU and Willamette Law announce new 3+3 program

Freshman to law degree in six years: PSU and Willamette Law announce new 3+3 Program

07.14.2016 | Willamette University College of Law and Portland State University

Willamette University College of Law and Portland State University are launching a new 3+3 Program.

Prodigy Club

The Prodigy Club? College of Law welcomes four of the youngest first-year law students in its history

07.14.2016 | Patrick Riedling

The average age of a law student is 26, but this year we have four entering students under the age of 21.

Stan Anderson JD'69

Willamette Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joins Blue Ridge Network's team of advisors

07.08.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joined Blue Ridge Network, bringing his global and business experience to the team of advisors.

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

Scholars of legal and religious history, including Willamette Law Professor Steven K. Green filed an amicus brief for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley, being heard by the United States Supreme Court.

Willamette Law Student Bailey Moody

Two Willamette Law students named Shepherd Scholars, positively impact LGBTQ legal issues

07.06.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Third-year law students Bailey Moody and Jessica Cavallero each received a 2016 Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship for $6,500 for their commitment to improving the quality of life for minorities.

Professor Peter Molk

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

07.05.2016 | Raymond Penney

Economics and law expert 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 the United States Supreme Court ruling that ordered lower courts to reconsider whether the government's evidence of corruption is strong enough to try former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell.

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 from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Family Court Review.

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 discussing the cost of the Oracle v. Oregon case.

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 Reporting on a Lawsuit by Health Republic Insurance Co. Seeking $20 Million Dollars.

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, where voters recently approved a ban on such facilities within the county limits.

Willamette University Double Alumnus Theodore Sims vested as new Washington County Circuit Court judge

Lorenzo Williams JD'77 receives National Bar Association Award for Civil Rights

05.02.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Law graduate recognized as pioneer who demonstrates concern for human and civil rights has history of significant litigation wins and community involvement

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Willamette Law Professor Symeon C. Symeonides releases new book

04.18.2016 | Aarika Guerrero

Oxford University Press published Symeon Symeonides' 26th book Oxford Commentaries on American Law: Choice of Law.

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

Terry Wright

Theresa Wright JD’81 receives Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award

04.04.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette Law’s director of externships and alumna recognized for dedication and service

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

Hon. Paul De Muniz

Hon. Paul De Muniz JD’75 honored with Literacy Trailblazer Award

03.31.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Former OSC Chief Justice and Willamette Law’s Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence and alumnus has history of giving back to community

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

Swift Current and Sheldon Kennedy at WIllamette

NHL player Sheldon Kennedy brings Swift Current to Willamette, highlights impact of sexual abuse on survivors

03.23.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette University hosts special Q and A with Kennedy after documentary screening

Willamette University Double Alumnus Theodore Sims vested as new Washington County Circuit Court judge

Theodore Sims '77 JD'80 invested as new Washington County Circuit Court judge

03.21.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Investiture Ceremony Honors Willamette University Double Alumnus

Willamette University College of Law National Trial Team

WUCL trial team advances to finals at regional competition

03.16.2016 | Stephanie Palmblad (JD'12) and Patrick Riedling

Judges impressed by advocacy skills of a team of Willamette law students

Oregon Supreme Court at Willamette University College of Law

Oregon Supreme Court to hear two cases at Willamette, justices to answer questions after session

03.02.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette hosts Oregon Supreme Court session, justices to answer public's questions after session

President Thorsett awards a diploma

Businessweek ranks Willamette MBA Oregon's 'Best Business School'

10.20.2015 | Adam Torgerson

The program moves up 11 spots on the ranking.

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