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MAJOR EVENTS

Law Faculty Publications

A crucial benchmark of a law school’s academic excellence is the quality and scholastic vigor of its faculty. By this measure, Willamette University College of Law stands among the very best law schools in the country. In addition to having compiled enviable professional records and experience prior to joining the faculty, our law professors are accomplished and productive members of the academic community.

While teaching remains the faculty’s primary mission, it is not their only responsibility. The advancement and dissemination of knowledge through research and publication is a basic obligation of all scholars, including those who teach. Research and publication enhance one’s ability to be a good instructor. The teacher-scholars of Willamette’s law school take this obligation very seriously. In the last seven years, the faculty has almost doubled the number of publications produced in the previous seven-year period. The following table and charts show this dramatic increase:

Total Publications

Publications per Professor

13–2000

2000–0

Increase

13–2000

2000–0

Increase

Books

25

33

33.0%

1.04

1.14

9.6%

Articles

108

180

66.7%

4.5

6.21

38.0%

Other

33

116

251.5%

1.38

3.97

187.7%

Totals

166

329

98.2%

6.92

11.3

63.3%

Increases in Publications

Publications per Professor 12

110%

Total Publications 98.2%

11 100%

10

2000 – 2006 11.3

9

5

Publications per Professor 63.3%

250 225 200

60%

175 50%

150

40%

125

3

30%

100

2

20%

1

10%

0

0

4

2000 – 2006 329

275

70%

1993 – 2000 6.9

325 300

80%

6

350

90%

8 7

Publications by All Professors

1993 – 2000 166

75 50 25 1993 – 2000

2000 – 2006

0

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