Throughout the years, Willamette University College of Law has been known for preparing future attorneys to face a changing world. The school recently announced the appointment of six new faculty members, bringing a wealth of expertise to the school’s faculty. These new additions will provide students with more opportunities for top careers.
The college has also added a sixth certificate, the Health Law Certificate, which will explore legal issues in the health care field. The certificate will focus on evolving legal issues and will include a new, immersive learning simulation to help students understand how the law impacts their health and well-being.
Willamette Law has also been named to the US News and World Report’s Top Law Schools list. The college is one of the few law schools in the nation to achieve this ranking. The school has a 4+3 Direct Admission Program, which allows students to earn an undergraduate degree and then complete their law degree at Willamette. The university is also a member of the United States Association for Law Schools, a national organization of law schools that encourages educational innovation.
Willamette Law’s Immigration Clinic is the only one of its kind in Oregon. It’s open to both Oregonians and non-Oregonians. Its staff includes the only licensed professional counselor in the state. In addition to the clinical practice, the clinic offers free immigration services to low-income individuals. The clinic is also home to the Willamette Law Scholars Post-Baccalaureate Program, which helps high school students and college graduates prepare for admission to the law school.
The school’s College of Law is continuing to make strides in the US News and World Report rankings. Its new class of 2021 students is among the most academically talented in the school’s history. Several faculty members are working to improve outcomes for juveniles facing potential incarceration and domestic violence. The school also has a new training center for children’s law that will provide students with an immersive experience. The center is expected to open in July.
The law school is also expanding the reach of its program through a partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast. This agreement will allow Alaskan students to earn a law degree in Oregon without relocating. The program is supported by a donation from the Marty Wolf estate, which will fund curricular modernization and expand experiential learning. The program will also include a new mobile law office, the Palmetto LEADER. The office will crisscross the state to help those in need.
Willamette Law is also working to better address domestic violence and juveniles who may face potential incarceration. The school is collaborating with a number of other organizations to implement changes that will improve the outcomes for victims of domestic violence. In addition, the law school is encouraging students to utilize all of the resources available to them.
Incoming law students will be joined by several faculty members in 14 locations across the Midlands. The students will also be partnered with peer mentors as they start their legal education. The School of Law will also host a series of workshops on gender non-conforming people, facilitating a dialogue about the impact of the gender gap.