Class of 2014: What You Need to Know...
This page is intended to be a reminder/check-list for candidates for graduation in the Class of 2014. Events or issues related to graduation requirements, bar applications, and Commencement will be posted as we receive them.
OSA Notary Policy Change. Effective July 1, 2013, the OSA notary services are limited to WUCL students and graduates for purposes of application to state bar examinations.
Early Bar Prep Course. Classes are every Wednesday from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in Room 218. The program will be held weekly for 10 weeks staring Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (ending April 2nd). After the first orientation session on Jan. 22nd, BARBRI will send you the homework assignment for the second session on Jan. 29th. If you want to participate in this, please email Kathleen Fitzgerald.
Petition for Graduation. Ann Abbott will be placing hard copies of the Petition for Graduation forms in your law boxes on Monday, January 27th. Please complete these and return them to the OSA no later than Friday, February 3rd.
- May 2014 Candidates for J.D.
- May 2014 Candidates for LL.M. in Dispute Resolution
- May 2014 Candidates for LL.M. in Transnational Law
Jostens Graduation Announcements. Graduation announcements are available online at Jostens. Here are some tips for creating your graduation announcement when navigating the fields that they will request:
NAME - Enter your full name, or your name as you wish for it to appearFIRST DEGREE - Select the "Doctor of Jurisprudence" optionFIRST MAJOR - Skip this option, it'll read awkwardly if you include itOPTIONAL TEXT 1 - Skip this option. Unfortunately, we won't know who receives which honors until the Friday, May 9th before Commencement, when the faculty meets to determine honors.ANNOUNCEMENT TEXT - Select the "May 2014 Commencement" option.
If you are earning a certificate as well:SECOND DEGREE - Select "Other" and it will give you a place to type in "Certificate"ENTER YOUR SECOND MAJOR - Select "Other" and it will give you a place to type in which certificate program:
- Business Law
- Dispute Resolution
- International & Comparative Law
- Law & Government
- Sustainable Environmental, Energy & Resources Law
Upcoming Dates & Events
March 5, 2014: Oregon State Bar Examiners.
A representative from the Oregon State Bar Examiners will be here to answer general questions about the application process to the Oregon State Bar in Room 201 from 12:30-1:30pm.
UPDATED 2/12/14 @ 6PM: We have consolidated the dates that C&K Fingerprinting will be on campus. C&K Fingerprinting will be at WUCL only on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH from 9am-5pm in the first floor student lounge near Rick's Cafe. The cost is $15 per card.
March 19, 2014: APALSA Guest Speaker - Judge Kasubhai.
Judge Kasubhai will discuss how bar examinations and essays are graded. This event will take place in Room 218 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Commencement is an opportunity for you, your family, friends, and the Willamette community to celebrate your accomplishment. Willamette University holds three commencement ceremonies in May for the College of Liberal Arts, College of Law and Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Commencement should not be confused with graduation, a term that refers to the actual fulfillment of degree requirements and credits resulting in a diploma being processed. If you have fulfilled your requirements for graduation, you will receive your diploma during the commencement ceremony. If you have not fulfilled your graduation requirements by commencement weekend, you will receive your diploma by mail.