For Immediate Release

Hana Hughson
University of Washington School of Law


Nine Awarded Professorships in Law

SEATTLE - Alumni and friends of the UW School of Law establish professorships to support the academic achievements of faculty. These endowments highlight the academic excellence that is the foundation for legal education at the law school. This year, nine members of the faculty will be honored through named professorships at individual installation ceremonies. All lectures and ceremonies will take place at the School of Law, William H. Gates Hall.

Veronica TaylorVeronica Taylor, Dan Fenno Henderson Professor of East Asian Law

"Lawyers, Guns, and Money: The Perils of Remaking Other People’s Legal Systems" May 14, 2009

Veronica Taylor, director of the Asian Law Center, joined the faculty in 2001 and is responsible for the J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., and Visiting Scholar programs in Asian, comparative, and development law. The center has 15 affiliated faculty and staff who work on research and policy relating to law in Central Asia, Indonesia, Japan, North and South Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Taylor also directs the Afghan Legal Educators Project, a U.S. State Department initiative to train Afghanistan’s law deans and law professors, and a new federally funded project, Empowering Rural Communities: Legal Aid and the Rule of Law in Rural China. A specialist in commercial law and society in Asia, regulation, and law reform in transition economies, she is a sought-after advisor to universities and government agencies in the United States, Asia, and Australia.

Recent professorship lectures:

Lou WolcherLouis Wolcher, Charles I. Stone Professor of Law

"The Tragedy of Justice" October 17, 2007, 4:00 p.m.

Louis Wolcher, a Fulbright Scholar, joined the faculty in 1986. His primary research interests include philosophy of law, legal and political theory, philosophy of language, and human rights. He has taught in Uzbekistan, Slovenia, England, and Japan. He received a lectureship at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He is the author of Beyond Transcendence in Law and Philosophy.

Craig AllenCraig H. Allen, Judson Falknor Professor of Law

"Law and Maritime Strategy: The Global Legal Order 2020 Project" November 8, 2007, 4:30 p.m.

Craig Allen, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on maritime law, joined the UW law school faculty in 1996, shortly after his retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard. His teaching and research interests include maritime and international law, national and homeland security law, and constitutional law. He has also taught torts, evidence, civil procedure, and trial advocacy. During the 2006-07 academic year, as the Charles H. Stockton Chair in International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, he served as the international law advisor to the college’s Maritime Strategy development team. His most recent book, Maritime Counterproliferation Operations and the Rule of Law, was published in June.

Jane WinnJane K. Winn, Charles I. Stone Professor of Law

"Globalization and the Reinvention of Contract Law" November 15, 2007, 4:00 p.m.

Jane Winn, co-director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology and Fulbright Scholar, is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law and technological and governance issues surrounding information security. She joined the faculty in 2002. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law developments in the United States, the European Union, and China. She is coauthor of Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce.

Paul MillerPaul Steven Miller, Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law

"Civil Rights and American Values – Understanding the Legacy of Senator Henry M. Jackson and its Relationship to the Emergence of Disability Human Rights" January 24, 2008, 5:30 p.m.

Paul Steven Miller, an internationally renowned expert in disability law, joined the faculty in 2004 after spending 12 years in public service in Washington, DC, where he was one of the longest serving commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is currently involved in national and international disability rights issues and is a member of the UW Graduate School faculty and a faculty associate of the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. He was recently appointed the director of the university’s interdisciplinary Disability Studies Program.

Lisa KellyLisa Kelly, Bobbe and Jon Bridge Professor in Child Advocacy

"Telling Children’s Stories: Legal Advocacy for Children and Youth" January 31, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

Lisa Kelly, associate dean for faculty and administration and director of the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic, joined the faculty in 2003. She began her career practicing civil rights and family law for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. As a legal educator in Arkansas, West Virginia, and now Washington, she has remained a champion for the rights of children and families. She is the co-author of Adoption Law: Theory, Policy and Practice.

Pat KuszlerPat Kuszler, Charles I. Stone Professor of Law

"Genomics and Global Health: Promise or Peril?" February 21, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

Pat Kuszler, director of both Multidisciplinary Initiatives and the Center for Law, Science and Global Health at the School of Law, oversees the J.D. concentration track in health law as well as its J.D./M.P.H. program and collaborative efforts with the UW Institute for Public Health Genetics and the Global Health and Justice Project. She is recognized throughout the world for her work on global health, human rights, bioethics, and health law. Kuszler, who holds an M.D. from Mayo Medical School, is an adjunct professor in the UW School of Medicine and in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She joined the law school faculty in 1994.

Rob AronsonRobert Aronson, Betts, Patterson & Mines Professor of Law

"Winning at All Costs: Ethics and Integrity in Law, Sports, and Film" April 11, 2008, 4:00 p.m

Robert Aronson is a nationally recognized expert in professional responsibility, ethics, evidence, criminal law, and sports law. He has published five books on professional responsibility, including a law school text, and his book, The Law of Evidence in Washington, is one of the leading treatises on the subject. He joined the UW law school faculty in 1975. A former president of the Pac-10 Athletic Conference and chair of its Compliance & Enforcement Committee, he currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Criminal Law Education and the Washington State Bar Access to Justice Committee. He has been a commissioner on Uniform State Laws, chaired the Washington Appellate Defender Association, and served on the Washington State Legislative Ethics Board.

Peter NicolasPeter Nicolas, Jeffrey and Susan Brotman Professor of Law

"Taking State Law Seriously: A Re-Assessment of Our Obsession with All Things Federal" May 8, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

Peter Nicolas, an expert on federal and state rules of evidence, joined the law faculty in 2000. He has authored several books and articles, and his scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits, and lower federal and state courts in Indiana, New York, Illinois, and Tennessee. His teaching and research interests include federal courts, international civil litigation, evidence, conflict of laws, constitutional law, and sexual orientation law.

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