College of Law News
WUCL Rankings High Despite Small Size
Several independent law school rankings have been released that show what we always have known about Willamette University College of Law — we may be small, but we outrank many of our neighboring law schools on key indicators of academic excellence.
Last September, Willamette was ranked among the top 65 “Best Value Law Schools” in the United States by The National Jurist. More recently, a study was released that focused on per capita faculty productivity at law schools other than those ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report. The study divided the number of articles published in the “top 50 journals” from 1993 to 2009 by the number of full-time, tenure-track faculty at each school. In this study, Willamette's law faculty was ranked No. 33 — up four slots from the year before.
Willamette Law Professor Weighs in on Curriculum Debate
In January, College of Law Professor Steven K. Green traveled to Texas to provide expertise on a contentious issue in public school education: the role of Christianity in American history classes.
A national expert on church and state issues, Green testified before the Texas State Board of Education on behalf of the Texas Freedom Network. The board was considering a new social studies curriculum that included proposals to emphasize the religious influences on the nation's founding principles.