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Friday, May 1

  • The Post-2015 Development Agenda: From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals

    The Washington International Law Journal's Symposium on The Post-2015 Development Agenda: From the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will bring together high-level officials, academics, and experts to discuss to debate the proposed SDGs and explore the prospects for a truly transformative post-2015 development agenda. In 2000, the United Nations adopted the eight Millennium Development Goals, demonstrating its commitment to eradicate extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and ensure environmental sustainability by 2015. The UN has made significant progress in these efforts, but the MDGs have been criticized for their lack of attention to key issues. In 2012, the UN set in motion the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals, to build off of the successes and failures of the MDGs. The UN General Assembly will consider these goals and adopt the SDGs in September of 2015. Many issues are being debated including: • How can governments set measurable goals related to environmental protection and global health? • What structures must be set in place to ensure government accountability for illicit financial flows and corruption? ; and • To what extent are human rights and the rule of law linked to human development, and how does one measure whether a country adequately protects and promotes these rights Confirmed speakers include: Per Bergling, Legal Advisor on International Law at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Professor of Law, University of Umea Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law and Dean, School of Law Middlesex University and member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network where he co-chairs the Thematic Group on Social Inclusion, Gender and Human Rights. David Gartner, Professor of Law Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability Craig Moscetti, Public Health Consultant Anita Ramasastry, Professor of Law and Director of Sustainable International Development Graduate Program, University of Washington Marie Sudreau, Sovereign Debt Expert, United Nations Commission on Trade and Development Allyn Taylor, Consultant in Global Health law and Affiliate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced international Studies Sponsored by: the Washington International Law Journal, the Sustainable International Development Law Graduate Program, Office of Global Affairs, UW School of Law and the Gates Public Service Law program.

    William H. Gates Hall 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Agenda and Registration Information Here

Monday, May 4

Tuesday, May 5

  • Social Justice Tuesday-Moderate Means Information Session

    LOOKING FOR THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH CLIENTS? The UW Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program is Recruiting Interns for Summer and Fall Quarters The Bridging the Gap program is a UW Law in-house pro bono program that is a great way to get experience interviewing lots of clients without having to leave Gates Hall! The goal of the program is to increase access to civil legal services by people of moderate means who cannot afford an attorney but make too much money to qualify for traditional legal aid services. The program is focused on the areas of Family, Housing and Consumer law. Law students serving as Bridging the Gap volunteer interns will interview potential clients by telephone to collect information and evaluate their cases. Qualifying cases will be referred by the interns to participating attorneys who have agreed to represent Bridging the Gap clients for a reduced fee. Interns will be expected to commit to a minimum of five hours a week for the duration of the summer. Benefits to students:  Hands-on experience interviewing clients;  Training in substantive legal issues, issue-spotting, interviewing skills and ethics;  Instruction on how to use the Legal Server database, which is used by most of the civil legal aid organizations in Washington State;  Supervision and mentoring by experienced attorneys;  The satisfaction of helping moderate income individuals who otherwise might not receive any legal help at all. If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, May 4, 2015.

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

Wednesday, May 6

  • OCI Insider's Guide: Law Firm Recruiting

    OCI Insider's Guide: Law Firm Recruiting

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

  • Law & Leadership: Celebrating Women in the Law

    Special awards presentation honoring Women in the Law.

    William H. Gates Hall 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Ebola: Direct from Sierra Leone

    Hot Topics in Global Health and Justice: Spring Speaker Series. May 6: Susie Drake, RN will speak on her efforts and experiences as a travelling nurse helping Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. All sessions are open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

    William H. Gates Hall 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 7

Friday, May 8

  • The Past, Present, and Future of Robotics Regulation - Drones & other Robots in Alaska’s Natural Resource Industry

    Every Second Friday, September 2014 through May 2015, UW Law will host a CLE pairing a UW law professor with an Alaska practitioner on a topic relevant to the Alaska Bar. Please join Ryan Calo, Associate Professor, UW Law, Lori Davey and Steve Wackowski, Fairweather LLC, Anchorage, and Howard Martin, FAA, Anchorage who will discuss “The Past, Present, and Future of Robotics Regulation – Drones and other Robots in Alaska’s Natural Resource Industry.” 1.50 General CLE Credits are approved for Washington State and applied for in Alaska.

    Board Room, 601 W. Fifth Ave., Second Floor, Anchorage, Alaska 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

    Register here.

  • Anchorage Alumni & Friends Reception

    Dean Kellye Y. Testy, Jim Torgerson ’84 and Morgan Christen invite you and your guests to an Anchorage Alumni and Friends reception Friday, May 8, 2015 4:30-6:30 p.m. Christen-Torgerson Residence Anchorage AK, 99501-4282 Space is limited! RSVP by May 1, 2015 at Questions? Contact Bev Sanders at or (206) 543-8707

    Torgerson-Christen Home in Anchorage, AK 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 12

  • Social Justice and Community Activism

    How can a J.d. and how can the law school experience be used to further social justice and positive political activism? Join us and hear two speakers, discuss their work in the social justice arena and the influence of their legal training. The Events Subcommittee of the Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity will host two speakers (a community organizer and a scholarship administrator) Come and share you thoughts about social justice, activism and how you can use your law degree to benefit the greater community. Lunch to be provided. Speakers: Naria Santa Lucia Priya Rai

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

Wednesday, May 13

  • Themis Bar Prep Orientation II

    If you are signed up to use Themis for Bar Prep, join Melissa Shaw for an in-person walk-through of the Themis program, what you can do to get started early, and the tips and tricks to Bar Prepping. Bring your computer, so that you can make the experience as personalized as possible. You're welcome to come if you are still undecided, and are considering Themis as well.

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


  • OCI Insider's Guide: Government Sector

    OCI Insider's Guide: Government Sector

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

  • Alumni & Faculty Reception: Honoring Retiring Faculty Members

    Alumni & friends are invited to join Dean Kellye Testy to honor four faculty transitioning to retirement, or reduced teaching loads, this June, including: Sr. Associate Dean & Professor Penny Hazelton, Professors Thomas Andrews, Julia Gold & Debbie Maranville. With a combined 106 years teaching at UW Law, these faculty members have contributed generously to UW Law in their tenure and they will be missed greatly.

    The Rainier Club 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    RSVP required by May 8.

  • Ebola: Quarantine and Controversies

    Hot Topics in Global Health and Justice: Spring Speaker Series. May 13: Vice Dean Patricia Kuszler, MD, JD, and Kristen Wendorf, MD, MS will speak on epidemic preparedness and quarantine in the US. All sessions are open to the public.

    William H. Gates Hall 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 20

Friday, May 22

  • Pacific and Western Disability Studies: Critical Collaborations

    8:45 Registration 9:15 Welcome

    9:30-10:30 Susan Schweik keynote, "A Feather in a Hurricane and the Law of Falling Bodies: Disability Research and the Politics of Storytelling”

    10:45-12:30 “Cultivating and Connecting Resources” This panel aims to address the past, present, and future of disability studies in our region. We'll discuss developments at our educational institutions and consider how creating a consortium could facilitate collaboration, mentoring, and the growth of research and teaching in disability studies. Please join our panelists for a lively conversation: Elizabeth Wheeler of the University of Oregon, Susan Schweik of UC Berkeley, Sara Goering of the University of Washington, and Sushil Oswal of UW Tacoma.

    12:30-2:00 Lunch provided for those who RSVP by May 15 at

    2:00-3:30 “Exploring Divergences and Convergences of Disability Studies, Disability Rights, and Disability Justice” The development and dynamism of disability studies is in many ways an outgrowth of concepts generated by the disability rights movement and its phenomenal historical successes. More recently, the term disability justice is often heard. What does disability justice connotate and where did this framework develop? What does it offer distinct from a disability rights perspective? Please join Seattle based activist-scholar Seema Bahl and artist-activist ET Russian in exploring these questions with Patty Berne, Co-Founder and Director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice based performance project on disability and sexuality.

    Room 138, William H. Gates Hall 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Yakama Nation Summer Legal Fellow Program

    12:30-1:20 Lunchtime Info Session 1:30-5:00 Interviews

    127, William H. Gates Hall 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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