Whether you’re a law student or an alum, the Willamette University College of Law will help you prepare for a changing world. Willamette Law has recently announced a new addition to its faculty, and several new programs and initiatives. These announcements are a part of the college’s commitment to bringing a progressive approach to legal education to Oregon.
The Willamette Law Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition has recently held the final round of contests. Students and legal scholars from across the country competed. Two students from Willamette Law won awards, and seven outstanding faculty members were recognized for their achievements.
Two new faculty members were recently named to the college’s faculty. David Friedman joins ISG’s Legal department as an associate professor of law. He is also a member of The Standard Life Insurance Company’s legal team. His scholarship is in the country’s top law reviews. He is also a former federal jurist.
The Willamette Law Immigration Clinic has expanded its services to include a post-baccalaureate program for legal students interested in immigration law. The clinic is the only one of its kind in Oregon. The clinic is also a key resource for new associates. It offers advice on immigration law, as well as assistance with bar exam preparation.
The University of Alaska Southeast has a 4+3 Direct Admission Program, which allows students to receive a four-year degree at UAF and a law degree from Willamette Law. This agreement is a new collaboration between the two schools. It will expand access for Alaskan students to the law school. This program allows students to be admitted based on certain academic credentials.
In addition to the four new faculty members, Willamette Law recently announced the addition of Stephanie Davidson as director of the law library. She is the first full-time licensed professional counselor on the staff of the law school. Her expertise in immigration law will provide students with valuable opportunities for career success.
In addition to new faculty members, Willamette Law announced the new Signature Strengths Initiative. This program provides law students with an individualized approach to legal education. It allows students to select from six different certificates, including Health Law, which focuses on legal issues in the health care field. The program also allows students to select one of three different career paths to pursue after law school.
Willamette Law’s new associate professors are also focused on comparative law. The new faculty members include two former federal judges, three attorneys from Oregon, and one alumnus. The new faculty members bring a wealth of expertise to Willamette Law.
Willamette Law’s new health law certificate focuses on legal issues in the health care industry. The program will also expand its experiential learning opportunities for students. The law school is the only one in Oregon that offers this certificate, and will offer it for the fall of 2022. The new program will be offered in a first-class teaching space in the law school.
Willamette Law has also announced the addition of Professor Rohan Grey, who focuses on land use law and regulation of money. He also served as the dean of the law school and served as a federal prosecutor.