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Fall 2010

Reunion Day 2010

The graduating class of 1960

Join us on Saturday, November 6 to celebrate the alumni and friends of the Classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and our Tax LLM graduates on the anniversary of their graduation from UW School of Law.


Immigrant Families Advocacy Project seeking Pro-Bono Attorneys

The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP), in conjunction with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), and the University of Washington School of Law, invite you to participate in a Continuing Legal Education program on providing advocacy to immigrant survivors of domestic violence. IFAP trains and matches law students with pro bono attorneys to provide representation to immigrant survivors of crime and domestic violence who are eligible to obtain lawful immigration status in the U.S. We are looking for pro bono attorneys to volunteer during the 2010-2011 school year. Attorneys do not need to have experience with immigration law or any specific practice area and supervise only one pair of law students on a single case. NWIRP provides insurance coverage and additional support to pro bono attorneys. The cost is only $25 for attorneys who agree to take a case during the 2010-2011 school year. The CLE is being held November 5, 2010 at Perkins Coie in Seattle and has been approved for 4.25 CLE credits, including .75 Ethics Credits. Please visit to register or contact for more information.


Welcome Class of 2013

On September 14, we will welcome our newest class of law students.

The Class of 2013 is composed of 190 students representing more than 90 undergraduate schools. Men comprise 55% of the class, women 45% . Washington residents make up 64% (122). Approximately 25% of the class are students of color, and 20% hold graduate degrees.

The 1Ls arrived two weeks prior to the official start of school to attend Foundations of Legal Studies, an intense orientation course, designed to bring all incoming students onto a more level playing field.


Welcome new faculty

(l to r) New faculty members Mary Fan, Anita Krug, Rafael Pardo

We are proud to welcome the newest members of our faculty: Mary Fan, Anita Krug and Rafael Pardo. All three specialize in areas of the law that have some of the biggest impact on our society today: criminal law, privacy, commercial and business law, securities regulation, and investment management law. Fan, Krug and Pardo bring unique perspectives and real¬world experience to our classrooms.


Generous Support from Donors

We are pleased to report that the UW School of Law closed out the 2009-10 fiscal year with great success — thanks to you, our generous alumni and friends. At the close of the fiscal year, alumni and friends contributed a total of $2.5M in gifts and pledges and increased the percent of participation in giving to 14%, up from 13% a year ago. Additionally, the law school established another unprecedented record of faculty giving, for a total of 90% by fiscal year end. And, the total number of total alumni and friends giving to the UW School of Law rose by nearly 8.5%.

More than ever before the law school relies on private support to realize its vision: Educating Leaders for the Global Common Good. Please consider making a gift to help us, whether through law firm giving, mentoring law students, or contributing to scholarship endowments.


Stay Connected, Stay Informed

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In This Issue

Reunion Day 201

Immigrant Families Advocacy Project seeking Pro-Bono Attorneys

Welcome Class of 2013

Welcome new faculty

Generous Support from Donors

Stay Connected, Stay Informed

Upcoming EventS

September 15
Washington DC Alumni Reception
Swanson Residence 329 E. Capitol St. S.E.
Washington, D.C.

September 18
Law School Tailgate, Nebraska vs. Washington Husky Stadium

October 4
Gates PSL Speaker: Jules Lobel
William H. Gates Hall

October 17 & 20, 2010 Alumni Dinners in Japan
Osaka Hilton, Osaka, Japan
Agnes Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

October 21, 2010
Gates PSL Speaker: Kathleen Cavanaugh William H. Gates Hall

October 26, 2010
Order of the Coif Banquet
Seattle Yacht Club Questions please contact Hana Hughson 

October 29, 2010 Compensation for Wrongful Convictions
featuring author Jack Hamann

William H. Gates Hall

November 5, 2010
Golden Alumni Reunion Luncheon
William H. Gates Hall
Questions please contact Bev Sanders 

November 6
Reunion Day 2010 William H. Gates Hall

For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Alumni Events page.

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Contact Us

Law School Advancement
(206) 685-2460

Center for Career & Leadership Development
(206) 543-9097

Continuing Legal Education
(206) 543-0059

Class Notes

Law School Alumni Association
(206) 543-8707

News & Information
(206) 685-9002