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Diversity Week

William H. Gates Hall

All Day Event

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Monday, February 23, 2015


12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m.: Ebola: How Race and Socioeconomic Factors have Affected Treatment; Gates Hall, Room 119

Speakers: UW Law Barer Fellows & a King County Public Health Department Representative


3:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Prospectives on the criminal justice system from persons of color.  Speakers are from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, King County Prosecutor’s Office and the Associated Counsel for the Accused; Gates Hall, Room TBA


Tuesday, February 24, 2015


12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Problems and Solutions - Recognizing Gender Discrimination in the Legal Profession: A panel discussion regarding what, if any, forms of discrimination women are likely to experience as attorneys and how to handle such situations; Gates Hall, Room 119


3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Theft: How Ethnic Minorities Are Exploited and Deprived of Income: A panel discussion sponsored by the Law and Business Association and the Latino Law Students Association; Gates Hall, Room 117


Wednesday, February 25, 2015


12:30 p.m. – 1:20p.m.: And Just Who is Responsible? Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole , Seattle Police Monitoring Team member to discuss law enforcement in Seattle’s communities of color; Gates Hall, Room 119.


3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Rights for the Disabled: Are We There Yet? A panel discussion sponsored by Washington Attorneys with Disabilities. Speakers TBA; Gates Hall, Room 115 


Thursday, February 26, 2015


12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Consumer Rights or Human Rights? An Ideological Conversation About the Arlene’s Flowers Case; Gates Hall, Room 117

Speakers: Terry Price, UW Law; Austin Nimocks, Alliance Defending Freedom; Kim Gunning, Assistant Attorney General; Michael Scott


3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.:

1)      Diversity & Justice Fair: visit information tables and speak with representatives from Seattle based social justice organizations

2)      Unveiling of Martin Luther King Junior Pictures

3)      Thank God it’s Thursday: Enjoy beverages, southern style desserts and music from a local Jazz group


All activities will take place in William H. Gates Hall in the Brotman Galleria


Friday, February 27, 2015


12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Queering Justice: Examining the Criminalization of LGBTQ Communities. 
This event  will examine LGBTQ rights and healthcare issues during incarceration.  3.5 CLE Credits (.5 Ethics credits) pending.  Register here: https://www.law.washington.edu/events/lgbtq/


5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Native American Law Students Association Salmon Dinner and Bingo, $10 per person

For tickets, please contact Crys O'Grady at crystalo@uw.edu

Samuel Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center; 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle, WA

Asian Law Lecture Series: Speaker TBD

William H. Gates Hall

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This is an installment of the Asian Law Lecture Series. Speaker and topic are forthcoming.


Diversity Week-Social Justice Fair

William H. Gates Hall
Galleria-Gates Hall
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Diversity Week event-Social Justice Fair
Public Interest organizations & Minority and Specialty Bar organizations invited to set up informational tables for students.

Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) Information Session

William H. Gates Hall

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program is hosting two Admissions Information Sessions on February 26 and April 2. During these sessions, we will be providing information about this innovative Masters degree program and inform candidates about the application process. If you would like to find out more about UW School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence degree program, please join us to learn more and meet our faculty.

Please RSVP below if you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you.