Known for its progressive approach to legal education, Willamette Law announced a new addition to its teaching faculty. Willamette University College of Law will prepare future attorneys for a world that is rapidly changing. The new faculty members bring extensive knowledge and experience in their fields.
Willamette University College of Law has welcomed six new professors. They include: David A. Friedman, an associate professor of law at Willamette University; Joel H. Samuels, an associate professor of law and director of the Rule of Law Collaborative; and Stanton D. Anderson, an assistant professor of law and director of the Blue Ridge Network. All are experts in their respective fields.
The new additions are the latest in a string of recent appointments at Willamette Law. The school has promoted 10 of its professors to tenure. Additionally, the school announced a new 4+3 Direct Admission Program, which allows students to earn an LLM degree at Willamette Law based on their academic credentials.
The school also launched a health law certificate, which will focus on issues in the health care field. The new certificate will be the sixth certificate offered by the College of Law. The college is also launching a LexScholars Post-Baccalaureate program, which will increase access to the top-tier career opportunities for students. The program will be available to undergraduates from several states, including Alaska.
The school also recently hosted its first Cybersecurity Legal Institute, which featured a keynote address by Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel A. Alito.
Willamette Law is known for its historically progressive approach to legal education. In fact, the School of Law class is one of the most academically talented classes in the school’s history. The class has met or exceeded all of the metrics that the School of Law has tracked for the past few years. The class will be recognized at an event in April.
The school has also recently rolled out its Signature Strengths Initiative. This initiative aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their individual strengths. A few of the initiatives are the Willamette Law Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition, which features third-year law students, and the Immigration Clinic, which is the only immigration clinic in Oregon.
The School of Law is also implementing a new Veterans Legal Clinic, which will open on July 2. The clinic will provide free legal assistance to veterans. In addition, the center will have a new first-class teaching space.
The School of Law is currently in the process of moving to a new home. The library will be closed during the relocation. Once the new building is complete, the library will reopen on May 30. The new space will be a tribute to the school’s longstanding commitment to providing students with a high-quality education.
The school will continue to expand its programs and resources for students to use throughout their academic careers. For example, the school has launched a series of thought-provoking programs to encourage students to utilize the many resources that are available. The school also supports local teachers through the Adopt a Teacher program. The school has also launched a website that matches attorneys with South Carolinians who are looking for pro bono services. The school also offers students the opportunity to participate in the Lawyers & Leadership seminar, which is a unique individualized approach to legal education.