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2013 News

Gavel $187.6 Million to Seattle Children’s, UW School of Law and The Salvation Army
Seattle philanthropist’s trust will fund pediatric research, legal education and caring for families in need
Gavel Remembering Justice Tom Chambers
Tom Chambers, former Washington State Supreme Court Justice, passed away on December 11, 2013
Gavel Tori Ainsworth '15 Wins Inaugural Malcolm Edwards Award for Best Appellate Brief
The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide an annual cash award for first-year UW School of Law student(s) who submit the best brief through the 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition at UW Law.
Gavel University of Washington Launches Interdisciplinary Tech Policy Lab with $1.7 million Founding Gift from Microsoft
The University of Washington announced today the launch of a pioneering laboratory designed to examine cutting-edge issues such as cybersecurity, consumer privacy and online censorship, and to improve national policies on new technologies.
Gavel UW Law Professor Chairs National Law Group's Scope and Program Committee
Prof. Anita Ramasastry will serve 2-year term as Chair of Uniform Law Commission’s Scope and Program Committee
Gavel Triple Exoneration: Charges Dismissed Against Three Men Wrongly Imprisoned on Testimony of Informant
Tyler Gassman, Robert Larson and Paul Statler were exonerated when their 2009 convictions for robbery, assault and drive-by shooting were dismissed.
Gavel UW LL.M. Student Selected to Carry Banner at 2013 Graduation
Wasima Badghisy LL.M. '13 to join three other graduate students as gonfalonier
Gavel Libby Ludlow '13 Takes Second Place in UW Business Plan Competition
Ludlow's corporation "Z Girls" empowers girls ages 11-14 with sports-based curriculum
Gavel Andy Murphy '13, winner of Best Oral Advocate Award
Andy Murphy '13, winner of Best Oral Advocate Award
Gavel Winners of Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition
Eight finalists made it to the championship round from an original pool of over 160 student competitors.
Gavel Governor Signs Bill Compensating the Wrongly Convicted
ESHB-1341 Swept Through Both Houses With Nearly Unanimous Support
Gavel UW School of Law Announces 2013 Gates Scholars
The UW School of Law is proud to announce the most recent recipients of the Gates PSL Scholarship:Sarah W. Chaplin, Shizuko Hashimoto, Michael Huggins, Michael Jeter and Thomas Mann Miller
Gavel Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Innocence Project Northwest Client Ordered Released
After serving nearly six years of a 40-year sentence for a crime he did not commit, Innocence Project Northwest client Jeramie Davis returned home to his family today, cleared of a 2008 murder conviction in Spokane County.
Gavel UW School of Law Student Awarded Presigious Peggy Browning Fellowship
The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Cody Ellis '14
Gavel Washington Law Review Joins Leading Law Journals by Adopting Disclosure of Interests Policy
Forty-eight years ago, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas—writing in the Washington Law Review—called upon legal journals to adopt a policy requiring authors to disclose relevant interests.
Gavel NFL Hopeful Brian Banks to speak at Innocence Project NW 15th Anniversary Celebration
The Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) welcomes NFL hopeful Brian Banks as the keynote speaker for IPNW’s 15th Anniversary and Awards Dinner.
Gavel New UW Law graduate persuades food giant to improve water quality for Guatemalan villagers
Eric J. Harrison worried everyone would think he was “bananas” for suing the giant Dole Food Co. to improve water and environmental quality near one of its contracted banana plantations in Guatemala.
Gavel IPNW Clinic student Jacob Dishion '13, assisted by his clinic partner Kelly Paradis '13, wins argument in the Court of Appeals, Division I
University of Washington School of Law student Jacob Dishion faced off against veteran attorneys for the State of Washington and won an important appellate court victory for the rights of convicted felons seeking DNA testing to prove their innocence.
Gavel Moot Court Honor Board Honors Alexander M. Wu ’08
Moot Court Honor Board is pleased to announce Alexander M. Wu ’08 as recipient of the 2013 Alumnus of the Year Award.
Gavel Professor Eric Schnapper convinces U.S. Supreme Court to hear steelworkers’ compensation case
Should employers have to pay workers for time spent changing into and out of required protective gear before and after work? That’s the issue UW Law Professor Eric Schnapper convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to take up when the justices granted Schnapper’s petition for certiorari Feb. 19.
Gavel Ninth Circuit Judge Susan Graber Visits UW Law School
The Hon. Susan P. Graber, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will visit the University of Washington School of Law on Monday, March 4.
Gavel UW selects Jeffrey Riedinger as vice provost for global affairs
Jeffrey Riedinger, professor and dean of International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University (MSU), named vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington.
Gavel "Law School for Legislators" held Jan. 10
Bienneial program focuses on constitutional constraints on lawmakers, the role of the courts in interpreting the constitution and statutes through judicial review, and tribal law limitations on the legislature’s prerogatives.
Gavel UW Law Moot Court Teams win in National Black Law Student Association Competitions
The National Black Law Student Association hosted its regional moot court and mock trial tournaments Jan. 9 – 12, 2013.
Gavel Hilary Hammell '12 awarded prestigious Skadden Fellowship to tackle charter school inequities
Applauded for her determination and dedication to social justice, Hilary Hammell is the first graduate in the history of the University of Washington School of Law to receive a highly competitive Skadden Fellowship.