New Issues in Law School News
The University of Virginia School of Law is adding courses this spring and winter semester. This includes the new Health Law Certificate, which will focus on evolving legal issues in the health care field. Other courses offered this winter include International Family Law and Trade Secret Law. Additionally, the College of Law has appointed six new faculty members. These are David Friedman, who is the Associate Professor of Law, Sheryl Buske, who is the Assistant Dean for Faculty, Kim Krawiec, who is the Professor of Law, and Terrence Green, who is an adjunct professor.
The Willamette University School of Law announced the appointment of six new professors. Their expertise includes labor and employment law, immigration law, social media and copyright law, as well as international and comparative law. One of these professors, Bertrall Ross, will be the first to be awarded tenure by the College of Law.
In addition, several students have been recognized for their achievements. Several of the students have risen to prominent leadership positions on the Law Review. Others have achieved high placements in Moot Court competitions. Some have also started student organizations. A group of the students have worked for real clients, providing legal services.
Willamette Law is known for its historically progressive approach to legal education. Its Immigration Clinic is the only one in Oregon. As a result, the clinic has a large number of immigration clients. In addition, the university has signed a 4+3 agreement with Western Oregon University. This will allow students to take courses at both universities. With the new program, students will have even more opportunities to gain experience and prepare for top careers.
Willamette Law also announced the launch of the Signature Strengths Initiative. Ten professors will receive tenure. Also, the school has received a generous gift from the estate of Marty Wolf, who has contributed to the Annual Fund for 34 years. According to a news release, this will enable the College of Law to further its curricular modernization and experiential learning.
The college has also established a new center for empirical studies in law. The Center will train the next generation of lawyers in empirical techniques. The Center will host the 16th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in March of 2022. At the conference, students and faculty will present work involving empirical techniques.
Professors at Willamette University are making a historical commitment to combat racism. This is part of the school’s commitment to addressing the root causes of racism in our communities. By promoting and supporting diversity, the college hopes to build a more diverse and inclusive campus community.
In a recent article for the Columbia Journal of Law and Technology, Willamette University alumnus Dustin Buehler describes his experiences with immigrants in Oregon. He explains the importance of a holistic approach to problem-solving.
In addition to the announcements made by the university, the College of Law will continue to provide a wide range of on-campus activity. For example, the Lawyers & Leadership seminar provides a unique individualized approach to legal education. The college also announced the LexScholars Post-Baccalaureate Program. Through this program, students who have already attended a post-baccalaureate certificate program can earn their Certificate of Law.