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    Practice LSAT at Willamette

    Are you taking the LSAT in September? Sign up to take a free practice test under time constraints August 26 at Willamette Law. We'll even provide lunch!

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    Nontraditional student walks Camino de Santiago and continues path through law school

    After spending 15 years as the wife of a military officer and building a resume with a list of varied jobs, Jennifer Trundy started law school at age 48.

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    Certificate in Dispute Resolution beneficial for all law students, alumnae say

    Working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital in Portland, Nani Apo JD'13 heard all kinds of complaints. Apo learned to listen and communicate, becoming adept at solving customers’ issues at the vet. She heard about the Certificate Program in Dispute Resolution, and her curiosity piqued.

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    Capitol externships shed new light on the law

    Learning the law takes on new meaning for students who extern with state legislators and research, analyze and draft legislation.

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    Why Willamette Law?

    Whether in the classroom, the courtroom, the legal clinic or the community, Willamette students find excellence, opportunity and success.

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Willamette University College of Law

As the first law school in the Pacific Northwest, Willamette University College of Law has been at the forefront of legal education since our doors opened in 1883.

Located across the street from the state Capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court, the College of Law is situated at the nexus of state law, government and business.

Our historic connection to leaders in the law and government translates into a reputation for graduates who are prepared to serve and to excel. Our students learn from faculty who are top scholars, seasoned practitioners and former and current members of the judiciary. They work with mentors who are Supreme Court justices, heads of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and distinguished private and public attorneys. And upon graduation, they are welcomed into the close knit community of Willamette alumni who are willing to extend a hand.

Willamette is a small community. We are committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship, mentoring and experience.

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Top Employment Outcomes

Willamette excels in preparing tomorrow's lawyers. We ranked first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, '13, '14, and '15.*

*Full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs, according to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association.

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Degree Programs and Experiential Learning

Practical skills courses, externships and legal clinics help students develop practice-ready skills and experience the challenges of working lawyers.

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Award-Winning Faculty

Willamette University’s law faculty include scholars and master teachers who are nationally recognized for their research, publications and contributions to the law as well as their dedication to teaching.

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“Phenomenon on the Lawn” — Willamette celebrates the eclipse

Crowds pack the North Lawn and Quad to view the total solar eclipse.

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Renovation updates Lee, York houses with more contemporary design

Willamette remodels buildings and relocates staff over the summer.

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Nontraditional student walks Camino de Santiago and continues path through law school

After spending 15 years as the wife of a military officer and building a resume with a list of varied jobs, Jennifer Trundy started law school at age 48.

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Upcoming Event

Conversation and Q/A with Simon Tam, Founder of The Slants and Defendant in SCOTUS case Matal v. Tam (8/24/2017)

Please join the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the Asian Pacific American Law Student...

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Practice LSAT (8/26/2017)

Join us for a free practice LSAT! After, chat with a current student about life in law school...

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Debate: Is President Trump's Travel Ban Unconstitutional? (8/28/2017)

Join the Federalist Society for a debate between Prof. Josh Blackman of South Texas School of Law...