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2010 News

Gavel Native American Law Center receives a MacArthur Foundation Grant
Native American Law Center receives a MacArthur Foundation Grant
Gavel Eric Schnapper Argues Employment Discrimination before a Business-Friendly Supreme Court
Eric Schnapper Argues Employment Discrimination before a Business-Friendly Supreme Court
Gavel UW School of Law to Host International Mobile Payments Conference
UW School of Law to Host International Mobile Payments Conference
Gavel UW law professor, former White House advisor and long-time EEOC Commissioner Paul Steven Miller dies
UW law professor, former White House advisor and long-time EEOC Commissioner Paul Steven Miller dies
Gavel Trial Lawyers Converge on Seattle
NW Regional Trial Skills Program and the University of Washington School of Law partner to provide a week of trial skills.
Gavel UW Law Professor Paul Miller Recognized by EEOC
UW School of Law Professor Paul Steven Miller has received an award from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Miller was one of the longest serving commissioners of the EEOC, the federal agency which enforces employment discrimination laws.
Gavel UW Law School Journals Announce New Members
The law journals at the UW, including the new Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy and Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, have announced the 2010-11 editorial boards.
Gavel UW School of Law to Receive Award from Ninth Circuit
The University of Washington School of Law will be presented with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Education Award at the 2010 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, an annual gathering of the federal bench and bar from the western United States. The award recognizes institutions which have advanced ADR scholarship and research.
Gavel Law School Clients Fully Exonerated 17 Years after Wrongful Conviction
Clients with the UW School of Law Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW), Larry Davis and Alan Northrop, will be fully exonerated on July 14, when Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard is expected to dismiss the charges of rape and burglary against them. The dismissal came at the request of the Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney.
Gavel Law School Takes New Approach to Career and Leadership Development
Dean Kellye Testy has announced that the UW School of Law will sharpen its focus on leadership and career development. The Center for Career and Leadership Development will enhance the programs the law school currently provides for students in career counseling and their development as leaders.
Gavel King County’s Women Lawyers Honor Law School Alumni, Faculty
The 2010 King County Washington Women Lawyers Judicial Appreciation Luncheon will recognize UW School of Law alumni Chief Judge Robert Lasnik ’78, Judge Ricardo Martinez ’80, and Chief Judge Marywave Van Deren '82 and Professor Jackie McMurtrie.
Gavel Gates Foundation Gift to Broaden UW Law School Public Service Mission
A $500,000 gift to the UW School of Law from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has led to the development of a centralized hub for all public service and public interest programs at the law school.
Gavel UW Law Dean Appointed Chair of Presidential Search Committee
Kellye Testy, dean of the UW School of Law and James W. Mifflin University Professor, was appointed by the University of Washington Board of Regents to chair the Presidential Search Advisory Committee to find a successor for President Mark Emmert.
Gavel Second Health Reform Debate to be Held at UW
When University of Washington School of Law faculty were unable to find law professors available to argue health reform is unconstitutional at a debate last March, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Ilya Shapiro responded by saying he would debate the constitutionality "anytime, anywhere." As a result, the UW chapters of the Young Americans for Liberty and the Federalist Society will host a health reform debate between Shapiro and UW School of Law Professor Stewart Jay on May 27.
Gavel Noted Scholar and Author Joins UW Law School
Ronald K.L. Collins, a scholar at the First Amendment Center in Washington, DC, has joined the UW School of Law as the Harold S. Shefelman Scholar.
Gavel UW Law School Hosts Discussion on Race and the Death Penalty
The UW School of Law will host a discussion on race and the death penalty, "The Racial Geography of Death," featuring Robert Smith of Harvard's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and G. Ben Cohen of the Capital Appeals Project of Louisiana on May 24.
Gavel UW Law School Ready to Grant LRAP Funds
Two years after reaching a campaign goal to raise more than $820,000, the first applications for the UW School of Law loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) are now being accepted through June 28, 2010.
Gavel UW School of Law Announces 2010 Gates Scholars
The UW School of Law is proud to announce the most recent recipients of the Gates PSL Scholarship: Leo Flor, Johanna Gusman, Sarah Lippek, Yurij Rudensky, and Michael Windle.
Gavel National Law Day Event Focuses on Immigration
The UW School of Law will host a panel discussion on immigration law for National Law Day on May 10 in William H. Gates Hall Room 133 from 5-6:30 PM.
Gavel Event Series Examines Puget Sound Water Quality
A two-part series investigating water quality in Puget Sound will be held at the UW School of Law on May 6 and 13 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117 from 12:30-1:20 PM.
Gavel UW Honors President of Palau with Alumni Award
The UW School of Law will honor three alumni, including Palauan President Johnson Toribiong '72, LL.M. '73, at the 2010 Alumni Recognition Banquet on May 13.
Gavel UW's Innocence Project Secures Two More Conviction Reversals
Yesterday, Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard vacated the sentences of Alan G. Northrop and Larry W. Davis, both convicted of rape and burglary in 1993, as a result of DNA testing not available at the time of their original trial. Students, faculty, staff, and volunteer attorneys with the UW School of Law Innocence Project Northwest worked on the case and were present when Judge Woolard announced her decision.
Gavel Former EU President to Speak at UW
Josep Borrell, who served as President of the European Union Parliament from 2004-07, will speak at the UW School of Law on April 26 at 4 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 133.
Gavel UW Climbs 25 Spots in Law School Advocacy Rank
The UW School of Law was ranked 23rd out of 123 law schools in the 2009 Ranking of Appellate Advocacy Competitions, climbing from 48th place in 2008. The list ranks law school moot court team successes and are compiled by Brian Koppen and posted to his blog, Law School Advocacy.
Gavel Courtroom Etiquette and Protocol
As part of the "court in the community" program,Judge Mary Yu of the King County Superior Court will hold a special sitting at the UW School of Law on May 7 in William H. Gates Hall Room 133. Those in attendance are asked to follow standard courtroom decorum.
Gavel Judge Yu to Hold Court at UW School of Law
Judge Mary Yu of the King County Superior Court will hold a special sitting at the UW School of Law on May 7 in William H. Gates Hall Room 138.
Gavel Legal Scholar Argues Jim Crow Alive and Well
Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander argues that although Jim Crow laws have been eliminated, a racial caste system in the U.S. has not - it's simply been redesigned and is alive and well in the criminal justice system. Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness will discuss whether a new Jim Crow system is thriving in the age of Obama at the UW School of Law on Tuesday, April 13.
Gavel Civil Rights Division Attorney from DOJ to Speak at UW
Matt Nosanchuk, Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will speak to students at Dorsey & Whitney on April 15. Nosanchuk will discuss the efforts underway in the Obama Administration to advance LGBT equality.
Gavel Conference Features Gov. Gregoire and Microsoft's Brad Smith
The UW School of Law will host Regional Institutions for Innovation and Productivity Friday, April 9, featuring Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, Microsoft Senior Vice President Brad Smith, and UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy.
Gavel UW Places Highest of U.S. Teams at International Competition
The UW School of Law team competing earlier this month at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna was the highest placed team from the U.S. The team comprised of law students Dara Levinson, Shannon Lawless, Connor Shively, and Aubri Goldsby finished 8th out of 258 teams from around the world.
Gavel UW Hosts Debate on Constitutional Status of Health Reform
Addressing the debate on the constitutional status of health reform, the UW School of Law presents "Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?", a discussion featuring a roundtable of distinguished law faculty on Tuesday, March 30.
Gavel UW Hosts Transnational Law Program in Dresden
The UW School of Law is hosting a program in transnational intellectual property law at Technical University in Dresden, Germany this week. The program features faculty, lawyers, judges, and students from the U.S. and Europe.
Gavel Law Women's Caucus Honors Alumnae
The Law Women's Caucus, a student group at the UW School of Law, recently honored law school alumnae Judy Runstad '74 and Paula Littlewood '97 at their annual recognition reception. The event also honored Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake the plaintiff in the landmark Ledbetter v. Goodyear case and the inspiration for The Fair Pay Act of 2009.
Gavel UW Team Advances to Finals in Mediation Competition
UW School of Law students Charlotte Williams and Joel Emans won the regional American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Competition held at the University of Oregon School of Law last weekend. They will advance to and represent the UW at the national finals in San Francisco, Calif. April 7-8, 2010.
Gavel UW School of Law Celebrates International Women's Day
The UW School of Law will host a panel event featuring Assistant U.S. Attorney Ye-Ting Woo to discuss issues and problems related to women and sex-trafficking on Monday, March 8.
Gavel UW Law Students Advance to Texas Mock Trial Competition
UW School of Law students Ian Warner and Kristine Duncan were finalists at the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Regional Mock Trial Competition held February 19-21, 2010, in Salem, Oregon. They will advance to and represent the UW at the National Competition in Dallas, Texas, March 25-27, 2010.
Gavel Cobb Appointed Visiting Professor French Law School
UW School of Law faculty member Tom Cobb has been appointed as a visiting professor at the Edouard Lambert Comparative Law Institute at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Faculty of Law, France. As a visiting professor, Cobb will teach a three week course on "U.S. Evidence Law and the Jury" through the end of March.
Gavel Working in Haiti After the Earthquake
Stephanie Kotecki, a 2008 graduate from the UW School of Law, was working in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince as a foreign service officer to the U.S. embassy when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation on January 12. Kotecki will be at the UW School of Law on Thursday, March 4 to talk about her work with the embassy in the aftermath of the earthquake at 12:30 PM in William H. Gates Hall Room 117.
Gavel Fair Pay Act Namesake Lilly Ledbetter to Speak at UW
Lilly Ledbetter, the plaintiff in the landmark Ledbetter v. Goodyear U.S. Supreme Court case and the inspiration for The Fair Pay Act of 2009, will recount her incredible story of struggle and triumph for equity in the workplace at the UW School of Law on Wednesday, March 3.
Gavel Obama Administration Chief Civil Rights Official to Speak at UW Law School
Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak at the UW School on Wednesday, February 24.
Gavel Attorney of Landmark Airline Litigation to Speak at UW
Tom Whalen, the attorney who litigated Helicopteros de Colombia vs. Hall before the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak to students at the UW School of Law on March 5 in William H. Gates Hall Room 117.
Gavel Lecture Series Looks at "Law Through Global Eyes"
The next installment of the "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series" will be given by Visiting Professor Theo Bodewig of Humboldt University, Berlin. Bodewig will discuss the origins and implications of the Treaty of Lisbon on the EU on Tuesday, March 2.
Gavel Anderson Appointed Visiting Professor at Harvard
Harvard University Law School has appointed Associate Professor Robert Anderson, Director of the UW School of Law Native American Law Center, as the Oneida Nation Visiting Professor. Anderson will teach American Indian law at Harvard one term for each of the next five years and will otherwise remain on the full-time faculty at the UW School of Law.
Gavel UW Law Clinic's Innocence Project Reverses Rape Conviction
A 14-year nightmare ended last Thursday for Yakima resident Ted Bradford when a jury declared him not guilty of first-degree rape and burglary, the first case in Washington state history to win a new trial based solely on new DNA evidence. Students, faculty, staff, and volunteer attorneys with the UW School of Law Innocence Project Northwest have worked on Bradford's case for conviction reversal for almost eight years.
Gavel Law School Speaker Addresses LGBT Global Rights
Cary Alan Johnson, Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, will speak about the global movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights on Friday, February 12 in William H. Gates Hall Room 138 at 12:30 p.m.
Gavel Judge Who Indicted Pinochet to Speak at UW
Baltasar Garzón, an investigating judge with the National Court of Spain who indicted Chilean dictator Augosto Pinochet, will speak at the UW School of Law Tuesday, February 23.
Gavel ACLU Drug Policy Director to Address Law Students
Alison Holcomb, ACLU-Washington's Drug Policy Director, will speak to UW School of Law students about drug policy legislation and other issues Wednesday, February 10.
Gavel Obama Nominates UW Law Professor Paul Miller to USPS Board
President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law Paul Steven Miller to the Board of Governors of the United State Postal Service.
Gavel Director Hired for UW School of Law Barer Institute
Manisha Singh, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs with the U.S. State Department, has been hired as the first Executive Director of the Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services at the UW School of Law.
Gavel Law Student's Native Art Installed in UW's Gates Hall
An exhibit of art by University of Washington law student Peter Boome featuring a series screen prints in the Pacific Coastal Salish style has been installed in William H. Gates Hall, home to the UW School of Law.
Gavel Law School Tax Clinic Receives Highest IRS Grant Award
The UW School of Law Federal Tax Clinic received a $94,494 grant from the Internal Revenue Service. The UW law school's clinic was one of only handful to receive the highest grant award.
Gavel Hanford's Chief Legal Counsel to Speak to Law Students
Robert Carosino, Chief Counsel of the Richland Operations Office of the US Department of Energy, will discuss the history and progress of the nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford site with UW law students on Thursday, February 4.
Gavel UW Law School Holds LGBT Immigration Issues Discussion
The UW School of Law will host a panel discussion about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigration issues on Tuesday, February 2 in William H. Gates Hall Room 127 at 5:30 p.m.
Gavel UW Hosts Business and Human Rights Discussions
The UW School of Law will host a major public event on business and human rights on Friday, February 12 from 3:30 - 5 p.m., featuring a panel of leading attorneys who have represented victims in human rights litigation against major corporations.
Gavel You're Being Watched! Law School Hosts Surveillance Art Discussion
The Technology Law Society at the UW School of Law will host a panel discussion focused on surveillance art and rights of the artist and public on Thursday, January 28.
Gavel State Supreme Court Chief Justice to Visit Law School
Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen will meet with students at the UW School of Law on January 29 to discuss the work of the court's Gender and Justice Commission.
Gavel Recent Graduate Lands Job in Obama Administration
In a time when law school graduates are scrambling to find good jobs, 2009 UW School of Law alumnus Dylan Orr was appointed to the Obama Administration one day before receiving the news he had passed the bar exam. Orr started work as the Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Labor Kathleen Martinez in the Office of Disability Employment Policy last December.
Gavel Law School Alumna Survives Haiti Earthquake
Stephanie Kotecki, a 2008 graduate from the UW School of Law working in Port-au-Prince as a foreign service officer to the U.S. embassy, survived Haiti's 7.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday.
Gavel UW Law Student's Article Cited by Washington Appeals Court
A law review article written by UW School of Law student Blythe Chandler was recently cited by the Washington Court of Appeals in State v. Scherner. "It is actually quite rare for law school faculty to be cited by courts, let alone a student," said associate dean and law professor Peter Nicolas.
Gavel UW Law School Clinical Program Celebrates 30 Years
The Clinical Law Program at the UW School of Law will celebrate its 30th anniversary on February 5 with an all-day continuing legal education course, "Professionalism in Practice: Ethics in Action," featuring clinic faculty and alumni.