Willamette University College of Law Issues News
Several new law professors joined Willamette University College of Law this year. They are among the best in the country. This includes an expert in the regulation of money and land use law and a new director of the law library. The addition of these new faculty members reflects a focus on legal education that prepares students for the changing world.
Professors from across the country will participate in the Rule of Law Collaborative, which supports research on sheriffs in the United States and post-conflict countries. They will also provide legal expertise to support a variety of fragile and developing countries. The initiative is one of several new programs at Willamette Law. The new Children’s Law Center will expand efforts to protect children in South Carolina.
Willamette Law is known for its historically progressive approach to legal education. In recognition of their achievements, the university has promoted 10 law professors to tenure. They include Joel H. Samuels, Professor of Law, and David Friedman, Associate Professor of Law. In addition to these promotions, Willamette Law recently added six new certificates to its offerings. These include a Health Law Certificate, which focuses on legal issues in health care.
Another new professor joining the Willamette Law faculty is Assistant Professor Etienne Toussaint. He will join Professors Madalyn Wasilczuk, Elizabeth Chambliss, and Joel H. Samuels as a part of the Lawyers & Leadership seminar, which offers an individualized approach to legal education.
Professors from the University of Virginia Law School will also be participating in the Center for Court Innovation program. This program will allow law students to work with attorneys who have expertise in immigration and other areas of law that affect the court system. The fellows will also participate in programs designed to make the justice system more accessible.
Willamette Law has also announced a new 4+3 Direct Admission Program. This program allows students to earn their law degree by completing four years at UAF and three years at Willamette Law. This will provide more opportunities for Alaskan students.
Willamette Law also announces the addition of a new adjunct professor, Terrence Green. He will teach immigration law this fall. Previously, he was an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He served as an Ella Baker Intern at the Center for Constitutional Rights. In November, the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation awarded the law school a 3L Traci McDowall Armonica Grant. This will be the law school’s fifth Armonica Grant.
Willamette Law is also announcing a new Signature Strengths Initiative. This program will allow students to work with faculty members who have specific skills they would like to develop. This is an approach that reflects the university’s focus on shared ownership and reopening efforts.
The new Children’s Law Training Center will provide immersive learning simulations and will be directed by Professor Prof. Josh Gupta-Kagan. The center will also provide first-class training space.
In addition to these new additions to the Willamette Law faculty, the College of Law will host a series of thought-provoking programs throughout the year. The upcoming series will focus on gender non-conforming people, a series on international law, and a series on women.