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Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership - Deanship Conference

William H. Gates Hall

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dear Colleagues:

At this time of challenge and change in legal education, it is ever-more vital that we nurture diverse and effective leaders for our schools and our profession. In that spirit, I’m pleased to invite you to participate in the Fourth Biennial Workshop Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership, which will be held at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. This workshop will nurture leadership at all levels for our institutions, whether as an associate dean, dean, or another leadership role within the law school or university. I hope that you can join us! Please see the invitation below, which includes a link to registration options and program details.

Kellye Y. Testy, Dean, UW School of Law



Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership

OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2013


UW School of Law with Seattle University School of Law & the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) offer this biennial workshop to encourage and assist members of underrepresented groups to pursue deanships and other university and law school leadership positions.

The workshop will help attendees:

• Determine whether you want to be a dean and find the right time and place to pursue a deanship;

• Understand the nuts and bolts of the dean's role;

• Prepare yourself to be a successful dean candidate;

• Learn how to negotiate the terms of your appointment and ensure a successful transition to the decanal role;

• Determine what other forms of university and law school leadership roles may be right for you.

In addition to the substantive program, there will be considerable one-on-one consultation that will create ongoing mentoring and advisory relationships.

This workshop is suggested not only for those considering deaning, but also for those who are planning an upcoming dean search and for those who work closely with the dean, including associate deans. Program agenda & speakers are now finalized. Click the registration link below to view the agenda and register to attend.

Please register online by October 7

Pro Bono Legal Aid Core Competencies Training

William H. Gates Hall
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This is a training offered by the Pro Bono Honors Program in partnership with the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP), Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW) and the Incarcerated Mother's Advocacy Project (IMAP).

All students who intend to do any kind of law-related pro bono work for the first time including but not limited to: the Moderate Means Program (MMP), International Treaty Monitoring Project (ITMP), GreenLaw and/or community-based pro bono should attend this training.


8:30-9:00 Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00-10:20 Working with Clients in Poverty
10:20-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:15 Professionalism & Providing Pro Bono Legal Services
11:15-12:00 Basic Client Interviewing Techniques
12:00-1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00-2:00 Clients in Crisis or with Trauma
2:00-2:30 Pair up, Hypos, Practice & Role Play
2:30-2:45 BREAK
2:45-5:00 IFAP specialized training*

*IMAP, SYLAW, ITMP and GreenLaw specialized trainings will be scheduled at different dates/times. IFAP volunteers end training at approximately 5pm.