Located in Salem, Oregon, Willamette Law focuses on a holistic approach to problem-solving. The College of Law prepares future attorneys to handle the challenges of the changing world. In addition to their rigorous academic curriculum, students are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of resources. Incoming law students will be paired with peer mentors to support them in their academic endeavors. In addition, the College of Law provides students with the opportunity to join the Lawyers & Leadership seminar, which is a unique individualized approach to legal education.
Willamette Law also announced a new addition to its teaching faculty. Professor Rohan Grey will be joining the Willamette Law faculty, focusing on land use law and regulation of money. Also joining the faculty is Professor Sheryl Buske. This marks the second time Willamette Law has announced a faculty member with a focus on interdisciplinary studies.
The new Children’s Law Center will be opening soon, and will have a state-of-the-art training and teaching space. The center will also provide a forum for lawyers to address issues affecting children in the South Carolina community. Ultimately, the center will improve efforts to protect children in South Carolina.
The college also announced two new awards. A Health Law Certificate and a Signature Strengths Initiative are both being offered by the college. These awards are renewable on the basis of academic good standing. The Health Law Certificate is designed to teach students about legal issues related to health care. In addition, the Signature Strengths Initiative is a new program designed to direct admissions pathways to the college.
The College of Law also announced two students as award winners. Third-year student Andrew Rawl has a passion for law and plans to use his degree to help others. He will also be an adjunct professor at Willamette Law. In addition, Terrence Green is joining the college as an adjunct professor. He will also teach immigration law this fall.
The College of Law also announced that Professor Jaclyn Cherry will be returning to the faculty. Professor Cherry previously served as dean of the College of Law, but is now serving as interim vice provost for interdisciplinary studies. She is also a former federal jurist and is the first full-time professional counselor to be hired by the law school.
The College of Law also announced that Associate Professor Shelley Welton has published five articles in the top 15 law reviews in the last five years. She is also one of the few people who have published articles in both Lexis+ and Lexis. These include three articles in Lexis+’s Legal News Hub, and nine articles in Lexis+’s popular labor and employment related answer books.
The College of Law also announced that they have received a $1.035 million donation from the Konduros Fisherman Fund. This donation will provide funding for curricular modernization and the development of experiential learning. The funds will also help the school continue to support post-conflict countries and developing nations.