Whether you’re a current student or a former student of Willamette Law, you’re likely aware of the many new initiatives that have recently been announced. Some of these initiatives include a new home for the law school, a 4+3 Direct Admission Program, and new faculty members.
Among the many announcements, Willamette Law is announcing the addition of a new Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library. Sheryl Buske will join the law school faculty. A former assistant director of the law library at the University of South Carolina School of Law, she will focus on expanding the law library’s collections and resources.
Willamette Law also announced a new Associate Dean for Faculty, Karen Sandrik. In addition, the law school is announcing a new Signature Strengths Initiative and a new Post-Baccalaureate Program for admissions pathways. These new initiatives will add even more resources to the law school.
One of the new initiatives will focus on the rule of law in the United States. Dean William Hubbard will share his insights on the important role law schools play in this important area. He will also give an overview of how the law school is meeting its goals for the coming fiscal year.
Another new initiative is a new children’s law center. This new center will be located in the law school’s new building and will have a first-class training space. It will also include immersive learning simulations to help students learn about the law.
Willamette Law is also adding a Health Law Certificate to its offerings. Students will be able to earn the certificate by studying health law issues. This certificate is the sixth one added by the law school. It will allow students to learn about the law related to the health and wellness of patients and other consumers.
The law school’s new home will also feature brand new classrooms and state-of-the-art technology. It will also include a new mobile law office known as Palmetto LEADER. It will be ready to travel around the state to help those in need.
The law school’s new home also includes a new children’s law training center. The Children’s Law Center will have a first-class training space. They will also work to improve efforts to protect children in the state of South Carolina.
The law school will also expand its clinical programs with the addition of a Veterans Legal Clinic. This clinic will be open July 2. It will also offer services to those who have experienced incarceration.
Willamette Law has also been named the recipient of a grant from the Oregon American Constitution Society for its efforts to combat child sex abuse images on the internet. The law school also announces the addition of a new faculty member to the Department of Health Law. This new faculty member will be a member of the American Law Institute.
Other recent appointments include: Professor of Law Bennett Nelson, Director of the Fourth Circuit Practice Course and Professor of Law. Professor Sheryl Buske will join the law school to teach constitutional law. Judge Shedd will also teach the Fourth Circuit Practice Course.