A new group of faculty members will add a new face to the Willamette University College of Law. These professors, who are experts in their fields, are part of a new Signature Strengths Initiative, which offers a unique approach to legal education at the college.
The Signature Strengths initiative is the latest in Willamette Law’s longstanding history of progressive approaches to law school education. It includes a focus on leadership. Professors in this program help students develop skills that will serve them well in future leadership positions. This initiative aims to provide a more individualized approach to legal education, one that will prepare graduates for the changing world.
The College of Law is also adding a new Health Law Certificate to its curriculum. With the health care field shifting and requiring more knowledge than ever before, the certificate provides students with a new set of skills that will help them to succeed in a rapidly changing health care environment.
The new additions to the Willamette University College of Law come from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds. These include a law professor with expertise in immigration and health care policy, a bankruptcy partner, and a multilaw firm lawyer who has represented clients across the country.
Another professor has a background in criminal law and will train students to enter the field. He has been with Willamette Law for more than a decade. Currently, he is an adjunct professor teaching immigration law.
Lastly, another law professor has joined the college as a full-time faculty member. His name is Scott Hemphill, who will focus on the antitrust problem that faces highly innovative industries. He is also co-head of the White Collar Practice Group.
The new additions to the Willamette Law faculty are part of a historic change. In the past, the college has had a few names on the list of faculty that were not able to find tenure. Now, the college has more than ten professors who are eligible for tenure. As a result of this increase, Willamette Law will have more career opportunities available to its students.
This semester, the college announced a partnership with Portland State University. This will allow students who study at Portland State University to transfer to the college. Additionally, Willamette Law has signed an agreement with the University of Alaska Anchorage, giving students the opportunity to receive their degree from a school that is renowned for preparing graduates for careers in the state.
In addition to the new arrivals, the college has promoted several faculty to tenure. Several of these are members of the Law & Business Association, a student organization that promotes career opportunities and scholarship opportunities for aspiring attorneys. Other members include Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jeffrey Dobbins and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Danny Santos.
The Willamette website is filled with information for students and faculty. They can find information about clinics, law school clubs, media, and more. In addition, the college has a gateway page for students and staff.