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February 2012


Federal Tax Clinic Awarded $100,000 Grant

The IRS awarded the UW Law Federal Tax Clinic $100,000 in grant funding for this year – the maximum allowed and the most awarded to any clinic in the country. This grant is a testament to the hard work of Clinic Managing Director John Clynch and Director Scott Schumacher, as well as the students and more than 45 volunteer attorneys who represent hundreds of taxpayers per year.

The Robert S. Macfarlane Faculty Lounge Refurbished with Gift from Family


Special thanks to the Macfarlane family for their generous support of the renovation of the lounge which is now organized for individual work, small group meetings, colloquia, and other scholarly presentations and includes wireless technology. The family (as did their patriarch, Robert S. Macfarlane ’22) strongly supports legal scholarship and believes that an appropriate environment can nurture and inspire the creative sparks and collegial discourse necessary for scholarly excellence. Pictured here is son Robert S. Macfarlane, Jr. and  Penny Hazelton Associate Dean for Library and Computing Services.

Judy Bendich ’75 Scholarship Giving Challenge


When Judy and her husband Arnie announced a $75,000 challenge to inspire giving to scholarships, they wanted to give more students an opportunity to “receive the excellent education we did.” They hoped that other alumni would join them. The challenge was met by many of you, and by the end of 2011, we had met and exceeded the challenge by realizing a total of $161,000. Thanks to all who donated. If you have questions about this challenge or would like information on how to make a gift to law student scholarships, please contact Stephanie Cox, Assistant Dean for Advancement (206-685-2460). Pictured here is Judy Bendich, Rebecca Jones ’11, and Arnie Bendich.

Condon Society Welcomes New Members


The society is named in honor of John Thomas Condon, Washington pioneer, founder and first Dean of the UW School of Law. There are three levels within the society: Society Member $25,000 lifetime giving, Benefactor - $100,000 lifetime giving and Laureate - $1,000,000 lifetime giving. In the 2011 fiscal year, we welcome the following new members and those who have increased to a new level: Landesa, Rick '70 & Polly Dodd, Scott Dunham '75 & Barbara Eliades, Diana '86 & Charles Carey Jr., The Honorable Carolyn Dimmick '53, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, The Rock Foundation, Professor Toshiko '90/ '92 & Hisato Takenaka, Guy ’77 & Jackie Towle, Peter Yim '97, Michael Jeffers, and The Honorable Gerard & Barbara Shellan.




Professor Craig Allen Serves as Visiting Professor at Yale Law School

For the 2011-2012 year, Prof. Allen is also serving as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Resident Fellow in the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy. As an expert in maritime law, he was frequently interviewed by national and international press regarding the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia.

This upcoming quarter, Prof. Allen will be a guest expert at the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The topic of the course is how marine protected areas can be better protected through improved legal structures and technological monitoring. Allen is also assisting in the planning for an April conference on Leadership in the Arctic co-sponsored by the Coast Guard Academy and the University of California's Berkeley School of Law. Allen will chair the conference's panel on Maritime Safety in the Arctic.

Professor Eric Schnapper to Argue Before the U.S. Supreme Court – Again

Prof. Schnapper is counsel for the U.S. Supreme Court case, Kloeckner v. Solis. The case will determine which court has jurisdiction over a claim decided by the Merit Systems Protection Board.


Dean Kellye Testy Named to AALS Executive Committee

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a non-profit educational association of 176 law schools, representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States.

>>More faculty news and scholarship



Steven Kim ’00 Chosen by South Korea to Help Revamp Justice System

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kim has been invited by the South Korean government to spend six months in Seoul teaching Korean prosecutors trial practice skills and lecturing on the American criminal justice system in anticipation of the country's adoption of a grand jury system.

Stan Barer '63 Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Stan Barer, Seattle pioneer in U.S.-China trade relations, received the prestigious award in Beijing in December from the Western Returned Scholars Association.


Joel Emans & Danan Margason ’10 Launch Seattle Biz Blog

Emans and Margason, attorneys by practice, entrepreneurs by heart, designed Seattle Biz Blog “to create an open community for people to stay informed about current events and issues in business and law.”


Professor Robert L. Fletcher

Professor Emeritus Robert L. Fletcher, who spent most of his distinguished career teaching at the University of Washington School of Law, died at the age of 93.

Criminal defense attorney Tony Savage ’55

Respected criminal defense attorney Tony Savage died at the age of 81. Among his clients were Gary L. Ridgway, the Green River killer, and David Lewis Rice, murderer of four members of the Goldmark family.

Kenneth A. Cox ’40

Kenneth Cox, a member of the Federal Communications Commission in the 1960s who became a senior vice president and director of MCI Communications, died at the age of 94.

>>More alumni news and events



The UW Race and Justice Clinic joins forces with the Seattle Young People’s Project to Give Youth a Voice in School Search Case

The Washington Supreme Court heard the oral argument on January 26 in State v. Meneese, a case involving a high school student who was searched by a police officer assigned to his school. The Race and Justice Clinic and the Seattle Young People's Project submitted an amicus brief to the Washington State Supreme Court to assist the court in understanding youth’s perceptions of police presence in their schools.

The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Announces 2nd Issue

The December 2011 issue addresses a wide range of environmental legal issues. Authors include Stimson Bullitt Professor of Law William H. Rodgers, Jr. and Van Ness Feldman attorneys Michael Swiger and Sharon White.


In This Issue

School News

Faculty News

Alumni News

Student News

Upcoming Events

February 10
PILA Auction
Fisher Pavillion (Seattle Center)

February 15
Portland Alumni Reception
Stoel Rives
900 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2600 Portland, OR 97204

February 21-23
Fletcher Jurist-in-Residence visit

March 12
Law Dawgs in the Desert dinner

March 21
New York City Alumni & Friends Breakfast

March 22
Washington, D.C. Alumni & Friends Reception

April 14
Race Judicata 5K
Seward Park

April 19
Anchorage Alumni & Friends Reception

Alumni Recognition Dinner

May 23
Olympia Alumni & Friends Reception
Fuller Residence

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

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