For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

December 6, 2006

UW Technology Law Clinic Receives Verizon Foundation Grant

SEATTLE - The Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law received a $9,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support student projects involving public policy in the areas of law and technology. The clinic was one of 33 award recipients from the foundation, which funds programs in the areas of technology access, literacy, and domestic violence prevention.

The Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, associated with the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology, provides students with a year long opportunity to study how public policy is developed, refined and impacts various high tech industries. The clinic works with nonprofit, governmental and policy developing organizations on projects such as crafting legislation, developing best business practices or investigating potential violations of the law. Working with the Federal Trade Commission on halting surreptitious delivery of spyware, assisting the Washington State Attorney's General in developing a regulatory format governing IP delivered telephony and working in conjunction with the UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering on a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) project are a few of the efforts in which the clinic is involved.

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