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Thursday, April 3

  • Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series- Foreign Investment in China

    “Foreign Investment in China: Key Issues in a Nutshell”
    Visiting Scholars Yan Sun (Mori Hamada & Matsumoto), Huipeng Yang (Tian Yuan Law Firm), and Yurong Zhang (Shanghai University Law School)

    Hosted by the Law, Business & Entrepreneurship Program, the Chinese American Law Student Association, the Visiting Scholars Program and the Asian Law Center

    Yan Sun is an attorney at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan), who specializes in cross-border M & A, restructurings, Business negotiation, and international trades. Mr. Sun also serves as an Internationalization Assistance Advisor to Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN.

    Huipeng Yang practices law at Tian Yuan Law Firm and handles contracts and cross border mergers and acquisitions.

    Dr. Yurong Zhang is a professor at Shanghai University Law School specializing IP law, and advising Chinese and US businesses engaged in exports.

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

Monday, April 7

  • Women, Children, and Adolescent health - Intentional Injury

    Legal and Policy Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents - Intentional Injury Law B599 DE (GH 590 L) open to public Charles Mock, MD, MPH, PhD, FACS; Mary Kernic, MPH, PhD; Lucy Berliner, MSW

    133, William H. Gates Hall 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Thursday, April 10

  • LBE Collegium Lunch

    Law, Business and Entrepreneurship is hosting a collegium lunch for all faculty and students. RSVPs are encouraged but not required; lunch for the first twenty five students. The lunch will be held at 12:30pm

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

  • Spring Information Session

    The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid hosts two Admissions Information Sessions at William H. Gates Hall. During this session, we will inform candidates about this year's application process including: an overview of updates to our application policies and procedures, the personal statement, resume, LSAT, letters of recommendations, and evaluations. This presentation will last approximately 75 minutes. If you would like to find out more about UW School of Law and the application process, please join us!

    William H. Gates Hall 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    RSVP link

Monday, April 14

  • Academic Planning Fair

    Academic Planning Fair - Join Deans Kuszler and Hotchkiss to learn about courses and opportunities in 2014-15. Get advice on the accelerated JD option, course sequencing, timing of study abroad or externships, and more. Program-based advising sessions (Asian, Business, Environmental, Health, IP, Public Service, etc.) will occur during the weeks of April 14 and April 21.

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

  • Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Social and Environmental Sustainability

    "The Sustainable Self – A Personal Journey Towards Sustainability"
    Victor Branagan, SustainEd

    Hosted by UW Law Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development and Environmental Law Initiatives

    Sustainability is a positive and motivating and many would argue essential goal. However, being sustainable often requires a shift in personal philosophy and in daily practices in order to connect with our authentic selves to help guide our decision making. This talk will outline one person’s journey towards and with sustainability.

    Victor Branagan (M.Sc. M.B.S.) is the Principal of SustainEd. For the past twenty years he has worked as a business consultant and a university lecturer on sustainable business focussing on emerging green economy businesses and social/community enterprises.

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

  • Women, Children, and Adolescent health - Immigrant Healthcare Access

    Legal and Policy Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents - Immigrant Health Care Access Law B599 DE (GH 590 L) open to public Jorge Baron, JD; Alexandra Molnar, MD; Ahoua Kone, JD, MPH

    133, William H. Gates Hall 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Tuesday, April 15

  • Luncheon with Distinguished Visiting Jurist: Judge O-Gon Kwon, ICTY

    International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes
    Lunch and Discussion with Distinguished Visiting Jurist Judge O-Gon Kwon, The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

    12:00-1:30pm in 447 William H. Gates Hall. Limited Seating - rsvp required.

    Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs, the Asian Law Center, the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development, the International Law Society, the Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Korean American Law Student Association
    br/> The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. Since its establishment in 1993 it has irreversibly changed the landscape of international humanitarian law in its precedent-setting decisions on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Judge Kwon has been working as one of the permanent judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia since being elected by the UN General Assembly in November 2001. He previously served in the judiciary of the Republic of Korea for 22 years. Judge Kwon currently presides over the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadžić, and previously sat on the trial of Slobodan Milošević, former President of the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and on the trial of Popović and others.

    William H. Gates Hall 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Wednesday, April 16

Monday, April 21

  • Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Transnational environmental law and Conservation Contracts

    “Bargaining for Biodiversity”
    Dr. Natasha Affolder, Associate Dean Research and International, University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

    Hosted by Environmental Law Society, Environmental Law Initiatives and UW Canadian Studies Center

    This talk explores the quiet ascendancy of transnational environmental contracts as a mechanism to protect habitats and species. The diverse and proliferating examples of conservation contracts such as forest carbon agreements, conservation concessions, debt-for-nature swaps, conservation performance payments, and private protected area agreements – reveal an ongoing and intensifying transnational attempt to use private contracts to address some of the most pressing issues of common concern.

    Professor Affolder is an Associate Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. She is a Faculty Associate at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Prior to joining UBC, Professor Affolder practiced law in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts and held a Research Associate position in the area of large project negotiation at Harvard Business School. She has also worked in various capacities for international non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations including Oxfam and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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

  • Women's Reproductive Health: Legislation v. Social Reality

    Women's Reproductive Health: Legislation v. Social Reality Law B599 DE (GH 590 L) open to public Sarah Prager, MD, MAS; Leslie R. Walker, MD; Sara Ainsworth, JD

    133, William H. Gates Hall 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

  • Cambodian Son Screening

    A screening of Cambodian Son by Director Masahiro Sugano. For More information, go here: or contact

    William H. Gates Hall 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tuesday, April 22

  • Social Justice Tuesday:American Indian Children and Families: Understanding the History and Experiences that Inform Native People's Interactions with U.S. Legal Systems

    Speaker: Dian Million, Ph.D. Associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington Hosted by: The Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project Description: Dr. Million (Tanana Athabascan) is a poet, professor and scholar. Her research explores the politics of knowledge, colonialism, human rights and healing. By placing community health in the context of race, class, gender and identity issues. Dr. Million shares perspectives of Native family life that will enhance cultural competency, challenge assumptions, and illuminate the connections among social and political conditions. Her insights into the tensions between Native sovereignty and American governing practices are relevant to lawyers and law students working with tribes, government policy, family or criminal law, as well as anyone who is interested in a more complex and honest view of U.S. history.

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

  • Academic Advising: Sustainable International Development LLM

    Information Session: Human Rights and Development-related opportunities (lunch served)

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

Wednesday, April 23

  • Small Firms Connection Breakfast

    More details soon

    115 A-B-C, William H. Gates Hall 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

  • LBE Program Distinguished Speaker Lunch

    "Executive Compensation and Why You Care" Jay Brown, the Chauncey Wilson Memorial Research Professor of Law and Director, Corporate & Commercial Law Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will speak at this lunchtime event and will be available to meet with students and faculty in the afternoon following the lunch.

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

  • Academic Advising: Global Business Law/Asian & Comparative Law Session

    JD advising session for concentration tracks in Asian Law/ International & Comparative Law; concurrent LL.M. in Global Business Law/Asian & Comparative Law (lunch served)

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

  • Cambodian Son: Discussion around Immigration and Exile

    Come discuss the immigration issues portrayed in Cambodian Son with Many Uch and other panelists. Many Uch, like Kosal Kiev, was one of many young cambodian refugees in the US who faced deportation as a result of criminal gang activity. He served his time, and decided to fight deportation with the help of Federal Public Defender, Jay Stansell. This should be a great discussion for those interested in the fairness of the immigration system, and what it means to face deportation to a "home" you did not grow up in and have no connections to.

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

Thursday, April 24

Monday, April 28

  • Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Spotlight on the Syrian Civil War

    "Prospects for accountability in the Syrian Civil War"
    Frederick Michael Lorenz JD, LLM, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UW School of Law

    Hosted by the International Law Society and the Center for Human Rights and Justice

    Frederick Lorenz served in the US Marine Corps for twenty-seven years as a judge advocate, including a tour as an infantry company commander. In 1992 he joined the First Marine Expeditionary Force and was the senior legal advisor for the United Nations authorized military intervention in Somalia, and returned there as senior legal advisor for the UN evacuation in 1995. In 1996 he served in Bosnia as a legal advisor for the NATO implementation force, and went on to teach Political Science at the National Defense University. After his retirement from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 1998 he spent a year as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in St Petersburg, Russia, teaching courses in international law, environmental law and US foreign policy. In 2000 he served as a United Nations legal affairs officer in Kosovo, working in the UN Civil Administration. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the UW School of Law. He is a Senior Peace Fellow for the Public International Law and Policy Group, with missions in the Republic of Georgia and Armenia in 2006 and 2007, and three US State Department sponsored trips to Somaliland in between 2008 and 2010.

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

  • National Commission on Voting Rights Hearing

    In 2005, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on behalf of the civil rights community, convened and staffed the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act (NCVRA). The 2013-14 Commission will be composed of a seven to nine member, diverse blue-ribbon panel where each member has a commitment to voting rights. Whereas the 2005 Commission focused on voting rights and racial discrimination exclusively, the 2013-14 Commission will also examine electoral administration and reform issues because of the increased interest concerning these issues throughout the country and the need to draw similarities and differences in voter experiences depending on their state of residence. This Commission will conduct fact finding hearings across the country that will look closely at the record of discrimination, election administration problems, voter registration procedures, and other challenges that voters are facing. The testimony, facts, and data gathered in the field hearings as well as state-specific documentary research will be compiled into comprehensive reports. This Commission will write two reports: one report on voting discrimination and another on election administration and electoral reform. The reports and the records from the hearings will be made available to anyone seeking to reform or improve existing voting laws including but not limited to policymakers, advocates, and the voting public.

    138, William H. Gates Hall 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • The Criminal Justice System: Impact on Health of Families & Communities

    The Criminal Justice System: Impact on Health of Families & Communities Law B599 DE (GH 590 L) open to public State Justice Steven Gonzalez, JD; additional panelists TBA

    133, William H. Gates Hall 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Tuesday, April 29

  • Social Justice Tuesdays

    SOCIAL JUSTICE TUESDAY: RADICAL LAWYERING PANEL Tuesday, 4/29, 12:30 to 1:20pm in Room 133 The UW National Lawyers Guild Student Chapter is hosting a panel of radical lawyers to share their experiences as lawyers for the people! Whether you are interested in exploring new ways to engage with justice issues as a member of the legal community, curious to hear stories from local leaders and activists, or simply need a reminder that your JD can enable you to be a force for good in the world, come join us and hear our speakers. FOOD WILL BE SERVED! Speaker Bios: Jenn Kaplan is the current vice president of the Seattle chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and an attorney at The Law Office of Gilbert Levy, a criminal defense and civil rights firm in Seattle. In addition to practicing general criminal defense, Jenn maintains a docket of political cases, representing anarchist, animal rights, Occupy Seattle, and other progressive activists in various capacities. Jenn is a graduate of New York University and the University of Washington School of Law. Devin Theriot-Orr is a 2003 graduate of UWLS where he was a member of the immigration and appellate advocacy clinics. He is presently a senior attorney at Gibbs Houston Pauw, where he represents noncitizens in deportation proceedings, visa petition proceedings, and complex, federal litigation, including class actions. Devin is also a member of the local technology collective, providing secure communications tools for activists since 1999. Devin teaches immigration law as an adjunct professor at Seattle University. Martha L. Schmidt is a graduate of the University of Washington (L.L.M, Law and Marine Affairs) and the University of Wisconsin (J.D.) Her diverse practice focuses on employment and labor law, focusing on conflict resolution in the work place on behalf employees, using mediation, collaborative law, conflict coaching and training. She was also an attorney/organizer for the Seattle Worker Center, the first staff attorney for the Unemployment Law Project, and a Juvenile defender in Snohomish and Island counties. She also is an international human rights law consultant, and has served as an election / trial observer in El Salvador, Venezuela, and Peru.

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

  • Reversing the Effects of Mass Incarceration: Ways to Reform the Criminal Justice System

    The incarceration rate in the United States is the highest in the world, which has led some to call our current criminal justice structure a system of Mass Incarceration. This system—which contains over 2 million people in American prisons and jails—has decimated communities, especially those of color, created two tiers of justice, one for the rich and the other for the poor, and, in some instances, has resulted in government spending more money on incarceration than education.

    The University of Washington School of Law and the Gates Public Service Law Program invites you to a forum on how we as a community can reverse the effects of Mass Incarceration through implementing criminal justice reforms. The forum will cover sentencing reform, prison rehabilitation programs, and prison reentry.

    William H. Gates Hall 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    RSVP Here

Wednesday, April 30

  • Yom HaShoah: Universal Perspectives on Holocaust Remembrance

    Guest Speaker: Reut Cohen, New Israel Fund Civil Liberties Law Program Fellow Respondents: Rabbi Oren Hayon, Hillel UW; UW Professor Stephen Rosenbaum, UW Law As the Holocaust (Shoah) is observed throughout the world this week and the UW community welcomes jurist, memoirist and concentration camp survivor Thomas Buergenthal, it is a fitting time to consider the contemporary commemoration of state-sponsored murder by the Nazi regime. Lawyer/Activist Reut Cohen writes: "We Israelis grow up in the shadows of the Holocaust. It's always there and always very present. I don't this this is necessarily bad, but I recognize two possible educational messages that derive from this: the first is 'We must never let this happen us (Jews/Israel) again and have to do everything in order to prevent it' and the second is 'We must never let this happen again to any other nation or people.'" Co-sponsors: (partial list) Wm. H. Gates Public Service Law Program Center for Human Rights Law Societies and Justice Hillel UW Jewish Law Students Ass'n (UW Law) Ctr for Human Rights and Justice (UW Law) Light lunch provided, please rsvp to

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

  • Global IP Strategy in Action: Microsoft in India

    Law, Technology & Arts Group University Washington School of Law invites you to attend the meeting with Mr. Vipin Aggarwal, Senior Attorney and Director-Intellectual Property at Microsoft, India.

    Mr. Aggarwal will speak on “Global IP Strategy in Action: Microsoft in India.”

    Mr. Aggarwal joined Microsoft India in 2012 as a Senior Attorney and Director-Intellectual Property where he focuses on managing all IP matters for Microsoft including its Anti-Piracy Efforts. He manages the patent filings and provides guidance for open source and third party IP usage. He also leads investigations of pirated and counterfeit MS products and works with law enforcement and judicial authorities to stop pirated and counterfeit products from entering and being used by customers. Since 2012, Mr. Aggarwal has been the Country Chair of Business Software Alliance India Committee ( as the member company representative of Microsoft India. Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Aggarwal worked at GENPACT LLC as VP and Legal Counsel, Privacy and Intellectual Property.

    The meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Room 117.

    Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided for lunch. Please RSVP in Symplicity by Monday, April 28th at 5 pm. to help us estimate food quantities.

    Gates 117, William H. Gates Hall 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Knobbe Martens Patent Law Reception

    Reception for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls with technical background and interested in IP law.

    Other 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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