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Alumni in the News
The Smartest People in Seattle Politics: Sahar Fathi '08 - The Stranger
Fathi founded the country’s first Middle Eastern law clinic and helped Council Member Mike O’Brien start Seattle’s wildly successful Safe Parking program—which connects people living in their cars with safe places to park, church bathrooms, and stable housing.
Trish K. Murphy ’96 founded Northwest Workplace Law PLLC. The firm represents employers in labor and employment law matters and performs independent workplace investigations
Trish graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1996. During law school, she was a member of the editorial board of the Washington Law Review and received the Mary Ellen Krug Award for excellence in labor and employment law. In 1993, Trish earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Three Degrees Warmer Files Amicus in Youth's Public Trust Case
The climate justice, project co-founded by Jeni Krencicki Barcelos '10 and Jen Marlow '10, helped six faith-based groups file an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to support young people suing the federal government for not acting to reverse climate change.
Monica Langfeldt ’04 opens Langfeldt Law, PLLC
Langfeldt Law is the private practice of Monica Langfeldt, an experienced corporate, small business and tax attorney who previously was a partner at three major law firms. Langfeldt obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Idaho.
Lissa K. Kaufman '96 appointed to the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Board of Directors
Lissa is the Director of Portland State University Student Legal Services, where she handles a wide range of legal matters, including criminal, family, landlord/tenant, consumer, bankruptcy, civil rights and administrative law issues.
She has served the MBA as the Equality & Diversity Committee’s Pipeline co-chair. She has volunteered in the legal community as a pro bono attorney for children in both Multnomah and Washington Counties and has served on the Oregon Pro Bono Celebration Committee. She also has participated in the Multnomah County Family Law Executive Committee and the OSB Executive Committee, for juvenile and consumer law. She is a Winterhaven School PTSA volunteer.
Ana Cecilia Lopez LL.M. '12 featured in ABA News Quarterly
The article titled “Paying It Forward in Pasco" descrobes Lopez's Pro Bono work. [The link is for subscribers only.]
Thomas Foley '57, Former House Speaker, Dies at 84 - The New York Times
Former House Speaker Tom Foley, a 1957 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, has died of complications from a stroke suffered last year.
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