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    Passing the bar with the help of BEAST

    BEAST — a volunteer, around-the-clock effort by the entire law community to help bar examinees succeed.

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    Two Willamette Law students land D.C. externships

    Emily Lohman JD'19 and Taylor VanScoy JD'18 landed externships in our nation's capital — an experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom.

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    The Business of Law

    Willamette Law's new Business Lawyering Institute prepares tomorrow's attorneys for a changing world.

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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 Oregon State Capitol complex and Supreme Court, the Willamette University College of Law is situated at the nexus of state law, government and business.

Our close connection to leaders in law and government creates a unique student experience. Our students learn from faculty who are top scholars, seasoned practitioners and members of the judiciary. They work with mentors who are Supreme Court justices, heads of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and distinguished attorneys. And upon graduation, they join alumni whose careers shape state and local governments and national policy.

Willamette Law’s small class sizes foster an interactive learning environment among our diverse student population with a thriving externship and clinical program, ample practical skills courses and a new Business Lawyering Institute.

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Top Employment Outcomes

Willamette Law's Placement Office provides the experience, skills and opportunities students and alumni need for a lifetime of successful career management.

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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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Upcoming Event

Final Examinations (4/22/2019)

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Upcoming Event

Commencement (5/19/2019)

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Willamette Law number one in Oregon for graduate employment

Since 2012, the College of Law has posted the top employment numbers in Oregon six out of seven years.

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Bridgeman to step down as law dean

After the 2019–20 academic year, Curtis Bridgeman will return to teaching at Willamette Law.

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Willamette Law names 2019 Mentor of the Year

Rebecca Kueny JD’13, other mentors provide encouragement and support to students.

Rebecca Kueny JD’13 and Jason LeBlanc JD’19