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.
Judy Runstad '74
Judy Runstad '74 is an attorney with Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC. A specialist in real estate development and land use and environmental law, she is active on many private and civic boards and with the UW. In 2000, a cornerstone gift from Judy and her husband, Jon Runstad, created the Runstad Center within the College of Built Environments providing a permanent focus to the intellectual and research interests in real estate at the UW. Most recently she and her husband Jon were presented with the UW Gates Volunteer Service Award. Judy is the recipient of a UW Distinguished Alumna Award and Law School Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award.
Paula Littlewood '97
Paula Littlewood '97 is the executive director of the Washington State Bar Association and a board member of the Law School Alumni Association . Littlewood served as a congressional intern at the U.S. House of Representatives, and later as a research assistant for the English Parliament's House of Commons. She has worked as a finance director, field coordinator, and campaign coordinator for various political campaigns. After receiving her law degree, Littlewood served as an assistant dean at the UW School of Law. She joined the WSBA in 2003 as deputy executive director.
The Law Women's Caucus is an organization dedicated to helping to resolve issues facing women in the legal profession. It seeks to provide support to female law students in a variety of ways such as mentorship programs, speaker presentations/discussions, and social events. The organization has the goal of reaching out to the greater community by working with other organizations on particular issues and participating in charitable events.