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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
>>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
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
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.