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Asian Law Lecture Series: Professor Qi Zhang on the "Re-discussion on the Nature of Validity and Guarantee of the Effect of Guiding Cases of PRC"

William H. Gates Hall

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Professor Qi Zhang, who is the Executive Director of Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Sociology at Peking University Law School, will deliver the second Asian Law Lecture of Winter Quarter. You are invited to attend; please RSVP to gradlaw@uw.edu as space is limited.

Professor Zhang's publications include titles such as “On the Methods of Identifying Guiding Cases -- Based on the Trial Experience” Peking University Law Journal, No. 3, 2009, pp. 457-468, (in Chinese); “Identification and Application of the Guiding Elements of a Guiding Case” Legal Science Monthly, No. 10, 2008, pp. 89-101, (in Chinese); Legal Reasoning and Legal Institution,The Press of Shandong Renmin, 2003, (in Chinese); Law as an Autopoietic System (Translation from English, written by GUNTHER TEUBNER), Peking Univ. Press, 2004, (in Chinese).

Professor Zhang has been a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at many institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Hokkaido, and Heidelburg. His classes and research interests include the judicial system, jurisprudence, comparative law, study on Western philosophy of law, torts, and comparative legislative systems of China and the US.


Sustainable International Development Program's 20th Anniversary

William H. Gates Hall

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join us for a celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sustainable International Development Program at UW School of Law!

The SID LL.M. Program builds upon the groundbreaking work of founder Roy Prosterman who pioneered land reform as a means to secure prosperity for the rural poor. His legacy is an innovative program designed to provide students with the skills needed to face the international development challenges of the 21st century. The SID 20th Anniversary Event commemorates the past and celebrates the future.

A reception will begin at 4:30pm with the lecture following at 6pm in Room 138.

More Information and RSVP here

Public Service Connections Breakfast

William H. Gates Hall
115 A-B-C
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Meet professionals doing public service work currently and discuss opportunities and possiblities in the field of public service.
Speakers: Leo Flor, Veterans Advocacy Program, Northwest Justice Project
Bruce Brown, Solicitors Office, U.S. Department of Labor
Janet Chung, Legal & Legislative Counsel, LegalVoice
RSVP via Symplicity

Beyond Grades: How To Distinguish Yourself

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Mr. Ken Payson is Davis Wright Tremaine's Seattle office hiring partner. His practice focuses on class action defense, other complex commercial litigation and appellate work, particularly with respect to claims under state and federal consumer protection laws. Mr. Payson has nearly a dozen years' experience in law firm hiring, and will share his views on what makes an applicant stand out. He will talk about looking beyond grades and developing other important personal and professional attributes.

Please RSVP in Symplicity. Pizza will be provided.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Networking Reception

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Please join us for a networking reception at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our attorneys of different practice groups. Each practice group will be providing a brief overview of his/her practice. Please feel free to bring resumes.