Whether you call it innovation or legal reform, it is clear that the world of law is changing. It is also clear that the old order is not working. Many lawyers are no longer comfortable in it. There are many new leaders, visionaries, and departments in the legal world that are changing the way we think about the law. Here are some of the new innovations taking place at law schools throughout the country.
The Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition hosted by Willamette Law in September is a great example of this. The competition featured leading legal scholars and third-year law students. The competition ended in a final round of contests, and a winner was chosen.
Another example of innovation is the Willamette Law Immigration Clinic. This clinic is the only one of its kind in Oregon. The clinic is a place where law students can find help in navigating the complex and challenging world of immigration law. In the past year, the Immigration Clinic has seen several new students and staff members join the clinic.
The new Children’s Law Center will be a state-of-the-art training and teaching facility. It will also provide support for children and families in post-conflict and fragile countries. The center will also work to improve the protection of children in South Carolina. The center is a project directed by Professor Joshua Gupta-Kagan. It will provide immersive learning simulations.
Another example of innovation is the Rule of Law Collaborative, a new effort to help countries in need of legal support. This initiative is supported by Joel Samuels, a law professor at Willamette Law and the Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice and Public Service. The initiative will bring together law professors, faculty, and lawyers in 14 locations across the Midlands to support post-conflict and fragile countries.
The School of Law has welcomed 217 new first-year students. This includes students from California and Rhode Island. The incoming students have improved the school’s profile for the fifth year in a row. This year’s class includes several students who are passionate about law. One student, Andrew Rawl, said that he wanted to go to law school because he believes that it is an important way to help people. Another student, Caylee Campbell, is working to bring positive change to the world at home and abroad.
Another example of innovation is the new LexScholars Post-Baccalaureate program. This program will provide law students who have completed two years of undergraduate work with the opportunity to earn a law degree without the financial burden of tuition. The program will also provide students with peer mentors to guide them through their academic career.
Another example of innovation is the School of Law’s Adopt-a-Teacher program. Law students can volunteer to mentor elementary school children. In addition, the School of Law will host a series of thought-provoking programs. One such program will be “Women in Law.” This series will focus on gender non-conforming people.