Discover Law & Justice

About the Program

Discover Law & Justice is a beginner mock trial program designed to build students’ confidence with written and oral advocacy. Participants will spend three days learning about the trial process and skills necessary to argue a legal case.

Lessons will be taught by local attorneys and judges and participants will be coached by Willamette College of Law students. Lunch will be provided daily.

The program will conclude with a final trial on the afternoon of March 30th. Guests are welcome to come watch the final trial.

Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Darleen Ortega will preside over the final trial.

2017 Guest Speakers

Judge Darleen Ortega, Oregon Court of Appeals

Judge Mary James, Marion County Circuit Court

Judge Norm Hill, Polk County Circuit Court

Ron Sayer, The Gatti Law Firm

Kate Wilkinson, Oregon School Boards Association

Danny Santos, Willamette University College of Law

Sue Corner, Willamette University Admissions