Continuing its tradition of progressive legal education, Willamette University College of Law has announced six new professors and one new 4+3 direct admission program. These new faculty members bring a variety of expertise to the college. They also join the newest class of students, which is considered one of the most academically talented in school history.
Professor of law Joel H. Samuels has been appointed interim vice provost for interdisciplinary studies. He is also director of the Rule of Law Collaborative. This is a new program that is designed to encourage students to explore the role of rule of law in our society.
Professor of law and former federal jurist Abby DeBorde has been appointed the first full-time licensed professional counselor staff member. Her work with students includes advocacy for positive change at home and abroad. She also urges citizens to prioritize rule of law over politics. She will work with students to help them develop the skills necessary to be successful in the practice of law.
Associate professors Etienne Toussaint and Madalyn Wasilczuk join the College of Law. This new appointment will expand experiential learning and enhance the College of Law’s commitment to the teaching of undergraduates. Another new addition is the Health Law Certificate, which focuses on legal issues in the health care field. It is the sixth certificate that the college has added.
Professor of law and former federal prosecutor Jim Nafziger is devoted to international law. He has published a number of articles in top law reviews in the country. He is also an advocate for children. In addition, he leads a team of lawyers to investigate children’s treatment at border facilities. He has found hundreds of neglected and abused children. He also received a grant to combat child sex abuse images online.
Professor of law Rohan Grey is focusing on legal issues regarding money and land use law. He will soon have a first-class training space for his students. This will give students the chance to learn from experienced practitioners in the field.
Professor of law David Friedman joins ISG Legal. He is also a board member of The Standard. He also comments on Oregon v. Oracle and Oregon v. Oracle, a lawsuit that was brought by Oregon against Oracle. His comments are published in The Conversation. He will be supporting The Standard.
Willamette Law has announced that Stephanie Davidson will serve as director of the law library. She will also be an associate professor of law. She is a third-year student.
Willamette Law’s Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition is now in its third year. The competition featured leading legal scholars and third-year students. The competition ended in the last round of contests. The final round will be held on September 14. Willamette Law is also announcing a new 4+3 direct admission program with Western Oregon University. This new program will increase access for Alaskan students to attend the college.
The Willamette University College of Law is one of the few law schools in the nation that offers a 4+3 Direct Admission program. This program gives students three years at Willamette Law and four years at the University of Alaska Southeast.