Veronica TaylorCenter Wins Grant to Help Establish Rule of Law in Afghanistan
Late this summer, the school’s Asian Law Center will begin providing practical legal education to faculty at Kabul University Law School in Afghanistan. By autumn 2006, a handful of those scholars will arrive in Seattle as they embark on an LL.M. at the School of Law. more...

U.S.News & World Report ranks UW School of Law 27th
On April 1, U.S. News released its 2006 list of “ America’s Best Graduate Schools,” ranking the University of Washington School of Law 27th in the nation, tied with four other institutions. The ranking brings the school up seven spots over last year. more...

Taiyyeba Safri and Suzanne LoveStudents Argue Case Before Washington State Supreme Court
In March, third-year students Suzanne Love and Taiyyeba Safri argued their first case in front of a judge. Actually, they argued in front of nine judges. The two women, both members of the Innocence Project Northwest clinic, argued a case more...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Visit Draws Crowd to W. H. Gates Hall
Visits by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit are always a treat for University of Washington law students, but the April 6 appearance attracted a larger crowd than normal. The three-judge panel, consisting of Senior Circuit Judge William Canby Jr. and circuit judges Johnnie Rawlinson and Richard Tallman, heard oral arguments in four cases, including the highly publicized Santiago v. Rumsfeld. more...

Steve CalandrilloUW Professor Takes Landmark Property Case to State’s Highest Court
On Feb. 27, Associate Professor Steve Calandrillo and his wife, Chryssa Deliganis, presented oral arguments on behalf of a group of homeowners before the Washington State Supreme Court in the landmark case of Viking Properties, Inc. v. Holm et al. more...

Louisiana Nun and Capital Punishment Opponent Visits UW Campus
At first, Sister Helen Prejean does not look like a heroine. Then you hear her story. On Tuesday, April 19, Sister Helen was on the University of Washington campus to speak about her ongoing campaign against the death penalty. In a Q&A session with UW law students she explained how a Roman Catholic nun from an upper-class southern family became “involved with murderers.” more...

Clark LombardiUW Law Professor Recognized by Council on Foreign Relations as Islamic Law Expert
The Council on Foreign Relations (www.cfr.org), widely considered the most important international relations think tank in the United States, has chosen Assistant Professor Clark Lombardi as a key resource for questions and background information regarding Islamic law, or sharia, and constitutionalism. more...

Iraq: Whose Constitutional Process? Whose Constitution?
In an op-ed for The Jurist Associate Professor Kristen Stilt begs the question: Is the electoral and constitutional process good for Iraq? more...

Paul MoredockSchool Hires Assistant Dean for Development and External Relations
On April 11, Paul Moredock joined the School of Law as the assistant dean for development and external relations. He replaces John McNamara, who passed away on Dec. 29. more...

Strategic Plan Moves Forward
Phase two has been completed in the UW School of Law’s drive to define a strategic plan. On April 13 and 14 Pete Wentz of New Vistas Consulting reported on the progression of the plan, including major strategies and implementation steps. more...