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For almost 175 years — longer than Oregon, Washington and California have been states — Willamette has provided rigorous and personalized education to students who have gone on to shape the political, economic, social and artistic character of the Northwest and the world.

We’ve got stellar professors who challenge students to develop new approaches to age-old problems through personalized learning and research projects. Wide-ranging social experiences keep our campus buzzing, and our students are deeply committed to our motto, Non nobis solum nati sumus — Not unto ourselves alone are we born.

All of these characteristics earned us recognition as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives.” As you explore our site, you’ll quickly find that we’re a place like no other. Come visit us to experience Willamette for yourself. You might also consider visiting our campus as part of Oregon Private College Week, July 25-29.

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Rick's Cafe returns with new management, menu, brews

The College of Law's trendy hangout welcomes students back with a grand reopening tomorrow.

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Willamette Law's John Kern JD/MM’94 goes head-to-head with International Olympic Committee

At the last minute, dual US/Kenya citizen Carvin Nkanata was denied entry into the Rio Olympic Games. Willamette alumnus John Kern took the case, jumped through legal obstacles of Olympic proportions, and finished first to save the dream of a world-class athlete.

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Law Professor Davidson quoted in Statesman Journal on lasting impact of Oregon v. Rideout

Willamette law professor Caroline Davidson discusses how rape trials have changed in the 38 years since the landmark spouse rape case in 1978.