During Opening Convocation, the Willamette University College of Law honored seven outstanding faculty members. One of those honorees was Dustin Buehler, a Willamette alumnus. The university also announced a new 4+3 agreement with Western Oregon University. This agreement will provide greater access to Alaskan students to the curricular offerings of the College of Law. This program will also allow students to study a four-year curriculum and graduate with a degree from Willamette Law and a degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Willamette Law has been known for its historically progressive approach to legal education. This includes its focus on experiential learning and the development of individualized approaches to law school education. This is a key factor in its rise in US News and World Report rankings. In fact, Willamette Law recently announced that 10 of its professors have been promoted to tenure. The addition of this new faculty will help prepare future attorneys for a changing world.
The College of Law is also expanding its curricular modernization through a generous gift from the estate of Marty Wolf. The gift will be used to support the expansion of experiential learning. It will also be used to expand the curricular modernization of Willamette’s business law curriculum. In particular, the gift will be used to increase the number of students involved in experiential learning. The gift will also allow for the introduction of a class on Environmental Due Diligence.
The Willamette Law Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition held its final round of contests on September 14. The competition featured leading legal scholars. It provided third-year Willamette Law students with the opportunity to showcase their talents in a trial scenario. This year’s event was sponsored by the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation and was attended by more than 350 attendees.
The Willamette University College of Law recently announced the Signature Strengths Initiative, a program that will highlight ten faculty members who have made significant contributions to the law school. These faculty members include: David A. Friedman, associate professor of law; David A. Cole, senior vice president of government affairs for CTIA in Washington, D.C.; and Geoff Winkler, CEO of American Fiduciary Services.
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