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Pre Law: College of Arts & Sciences

Learn near the seat of state government and prepare for a career in the legal profession.

Want to address the immigration crisis? Work on health care policy? Give voice to the voiceless? Get into politics? A law degree may be right for you.

Willamette graduates make great law students and outstanding lawyers because they’re adept at communicating, analyzing, writing and problem-solving. Those are the skills you’ll develop across every major as an undergrad, and they’re precisely the skills that law schools desire.

Willamette’s proximity to the Oregon State Capitol and four courts will give you a chance to see lawmaking and the legal process in action. You also can take advantage of our 3+3 dual-degree program, which allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree at Willamette and a JD at our College of Law in six years instead of seven.


If you have questions about the Pre-Law program at Willamette, contact Jordan Hurd, Interim Assistant Dean of Admissions at or call 503-375-5486.

Featured Alumni


Megan Oshiro '15, JD'18

  • Majored in rhetoric and media studies as an undergrad
  • Black belt in karate
  • In law school, she was the notes and comments editor of Willamette Law Review, business editor of the Social Justice and Equity Law Journal, writer for Willamette Law Online, Business Lawyering Institute fellow, and leader of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.