EMILY C. DOUGHERTY

“I BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT NOT ONLY TO GROW YOURSELF but also to feed the community so that others can grow as well”

About Me

My family is made up of generations of Oregonians. My parents are both retired school teachers. Growing up, the importance of education was instilled in me early. I obtained my Bachelors degree at my parents’ alma mater, Western Oregon University. I then followed in my uncle’s footsteps and received my J.D. and M.B.A. from Willamette University. Family roots and community ties have always been very important to me.

During school I had the opportunity to travel the world and experience business practices across different cultures. I spent time in South Korea, Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, China, and Indonesia. Although languages may change, I learned that relationships are founded on universal principles: trust and respect. Of my travels, one of my most favored philosophies is the South African saying “Ubuntu,” which translates to “I am because we are.” Communities are important to our growth as individuals. It is important not only to grow yourself but also to feed the community so that others can grow as well.

In my free time I enjoy camping, fishing, and just about anything outdoors. My dog and I enjoy long distance runs both around the Salem area and while visiting family in Eastern Oregon.

My Legal Work

I focus my practice in the following areas:

Education

Willamette University College of Law (2019)

  • Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, Editor in Chief
  • Member of the Student Bar Association

Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University (2019)

  • President of Joint Degree Association

Western Oregon University, Summa Cum Laude (2015)

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Phi Alpha Delta Member