Program Faculty

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter

Associate Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law

A scholar whose research has explored immigrant workers’ rights, work-family policy and gender theory, Cunningham-Parmeter focuses his writing on emerging theories of employment discrimination. Prior to joining the law faculty at Willamette University in 2006, he represented migrant farmworkers as a Skadden Fellow with the Oregon Law Center. His work there placed special emphasis on issues related to occupational health and workplace discrimination. Professor Cunningham-Parmeter graduated from Stanford Law School.

Sukhsimranjit Singh

Lecturer in Law and Associate Director, Center for Dispute Resolution; Director, LLM in Dispute Resolution, Willamette University College of Law

Singh serves as associate director for the nationally recognized Center for Dispute Resolution at Willamette University College of Law. A full-time law faculty member, Singh teaches Arbitration Law and Advocacy, Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation Theory and Advocacy; and Negotiation for Business at Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Singh completed his post-graduate fellowship in dispute resolution at the Dispute Resolution Institute – Hamline University School of Law and obtained his LLM in Dispute Resolution with a full fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC). He received his BA and LLB with a gold medal from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, University of Law, Hyderabad, one of India’s premier law schools.

Susan Cook

Susan P. Cook, P.C., Salem, Oregon

Cook has been in private practice since 1996, focusing on protective proceedings, estate planning, probate and trust administration. Her practice includes estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships and probate matters. She has taught Elder Law at Willamette University College of Law as an adjunct professor since 2000. She also teaches Will and Trust Drafting in the Willamette University College of Law Clinical Law Program. She received her law degree from Willamette University.

Sandy Hansberger

Executive Director, The Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice

Hansberger has served as Campaign for Equal Justice’s executive director since 2005. She was a clinical professor of law at the Northwest School of Law of Lewis and Clark College from 1988 to 2005, and has had a rich and varied career that has included teaching and supervising law students at Lewis and Clark’s low-income legal clinic and serving on an array of legal services boards and committees of the Oregon Bar. A graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School, Hansberger’s career has centered on promoting access to justice for low-income people in Oregon.

Yvonne Tamayo

Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law

Tamayo joined the Willamette University College of Law faculty in 1998 and teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Courts and Professional Responsibility. She taught Advanced Legal Writing and Analysis and Research at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami from 1991 to 1993. She practiced law with J. Patrick Fitzgerald, P.A., and Fitzgerald, Portela & Portuondo in Miami and Palm Beach, Fla., from 1988 to 1993. She taught Legal Writing, Oral Advocacy, and Church and State at Suffolk University Law School in Boston from 1993 to 1996 and taught Civil Procedure and Federal Courts at the University of Orlando School of Law from 1996 to 1998. She received her law degree from Loyola University.

Courtland Geyer

Judge, Marion County Circuit Court

Geyer spent almost 18 years as a deputy district attorney in the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, specializing in cases of child abuse, homicide, gang violence and arson & explosives, prior to his move to the bench in 2011. For seven years, he supervised the child abuse team for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and served as co-chair of Marion County’s Child Abuse Review Team. He has been involved in the presentation of more than 100 CLE’s and community presentations on child abuse and mandatory reporting to lawyers, judges, medical providers, first responders, educators, churches, clergy, parents and youth serving organizations. In 2009, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards Training recognized him as Oregon’s Child Abuse Prosecutor of the Year.