Willamette University College of Law is preparing a new generation of attorneys for a changing world. A total of six new faculty members join the College of Law, and the faculty is enhancing experiential learning with the addition of a Health Law Certificate. This program will focus on legal issues surrounding the health care field. The addition of the certificate is the sixth certificate added to the College of Law.
The Willamette Law faculty has a long tradition of innovation. Professor Warren Binford, for example, leads an interdisciplinary group of lawyers to investigate and find hundreds of neglected children. He recently received a grant to help combat child sex abuse images online.
In addition, the Willamette Law Externship Program offers students a unique individualized approach to legal education. Through this program, students will engage in the real world of law, witnessing cases that are often argued before a judge and learning protocol. The Willamette Law Immigration Clinic is the only immigration clinic in Oregon. There, the staff of attorneys and paralegals provide free legal services to individuals in need of immigration assistance.
Willamette University College of Law is also announcing a new 4+3 Direct Admission Program with Western Oregon University. This program will expand access to students from a variety of states. In addition to the program, Willamette will begin to offer in-person classes again in the fall.
Willamette University College of Law has named six new faculty members to its teaching team. These new teachers bring diverse expertise to the College of Law. Each will contribute to Willamette’s commitment to fostering innovative curricular and experiential learning. This includes a global perspective from Professor Stanton D. Anderson and business experience from Professor David A. Friedman.
Willamette Law is also welcoming a new adjunct professor to its faculty. Terrence Green will join the legal team this fall. He brings extensive immigration experience to the classroom. In addition, Professor Robin Morris Collin will lead the university’s efforts to address environmental justice issues in communities that are disproportionately harmed by pollution. This faculty appointment is part of Willamette’s Signature Strengths Initiative.
Willamette Law is also announcing that a gift from the estate of Marty Wolf will enhance the institution’s experiential learning offerings. The gift will be used to expand Willamette’s Externship Program, which provides law students with the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences.
The Willamette University College of Law has awarded 10 professors tenure. These awards will be renewable on the basis of academic good standing. This is an important step forward for the College of Law as it continues its commitment to educating attorneys who are ready for the changing world. The faculty and administration will continue to work together to support students and the community.
The Willamette University College of law continues to increase in the rankings of US News and World Report. In fact, the school has posted the top employment numbers for Oregon law schools six times in the last three years.