Known for its historically progressive approach to legal education, Willamette University College of Law is preparing its students to practice in a rapidly changing world. In addition to the usual law curriculum, Willamette Law has launched a Signature Strengths initiative. This program is designed to help students ask questions, explore real-world cases, and learn protocol. The new multimedia storytelling tools provide Willamette Law students with an interactive experience.
The Willamette University College of Law has added six new professors. The professors bring expertise in areas such as business law, environmental law, and land use law. In addition to their expertise, the new faculty members come with global perspectives. They are also committed to a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Each is expected to contribute to the advancement of the college’s mission of educating attorneys.
David Friedman, associate professor of law at Willamette Law, is supporting the Standard Life Insurance Company’s lawsuit against Oracle. He recently commented on Oregon v. Oracle, which escalated the state’s legal tactics. The professor has worked for The Standard in the past and is excited to continue his work with the company. He also has experience in business and legal practice. His latest project is a project on child sex abuse in the digital world.
Symeon C. Symeonides, a law professor at Willamette Law, is a nationally recognized expert on comparative conflicts law. He has drafted legislation for three states and two international conventions. He has been recognized by the American Society of Comparative Law for his contribution to the field. He has published seven books in the past seven years and has taught a general course at the Hague Academy of International Law. He has also served as a consultant on numerous legal cases. He has been awarded a fellowship by the American Society of Comparative Law.
In addition to his work at Willamette Law, Professor Warren Binford works with an interdisciplinary team of lawyers to find hundreds of neglected children. He is also receiving a grant to help combat the images of child sex abuse found online. He hopes to support brain science research on child pornography.
The College of Law will begin teaching a Health Law Certificate in the fall. This certificate will focus on evolving legal issues in the health care field. It is the sixth certificate to be added by the college. The program will be offered through Willamette’s LexScholars Post-Baccalaureate program.
The Willamette Law Immigration Clinic is the only legal clinic in Oregon that deals with immigrant children. The clinic helps students and lawyers in the area identify and address the problems that prevent families from joining the U.S. It is the only clinic in the region that focuses on helping immigrants get a green card or visa.
Willamette’s Immigration Clinic provides services to families and their children in need. Several of the attorneys at the clinic work with the Willamette Law Business Law Clinic. The clinic has helped more than 400 local businesses with their trademarking and logo needs. The clinic also teaches students how to prepare a client’s case for the bar.