The Innocence Project NW on TV
Three wrongfully convicted men were exonerated thanks to the IPNW
Ted: How do I prove that I’m innocent?
James: There’s no way they can find me guilty of this crime.
Allen: I didn’t do it. You’ve got the wrong guy.
These are the opening lines of a segment on the January edition of UW360 that
aired on Wednesday, January 5. Visit uwtv.org/uw360/
and watch the stories behind the opening lines. Jackie McMurtrie, Lara Zarowsky
and Dean Kellye Testy talk about the Innocence Project Northwest and its role in
the vision and mission of the UW School of Law.
and Alumni Regional Reception
L to R: Bay Area alumni Jill Rowe ‘98, Dean Kellye Y. Testy, Heather Rankie ‘09,
and Michael Gotham ‘93.
The annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the legal
academy's scholarly association, met in San Francisco this month. Dean Testy, Professors Karen Boxx, Mary Fan and Clark Lombardi were featured speakers. Prof. Rafael Pardo is
the Chair for the Creditor/Debtor section, Alan Kirtley became Chair of the
Clinical Legal Education section, and Prof. Lombardi is chair-elect for the Islamic
In addition, UW Law hosted a reception for alumni in the Bay Area. The reception
was exceptionally well attended, and included a presentation by Dean Testy on the
school's tremendous progress as Leaders for the Global Common Good. Director of
Alumni Relations, Beverly Sanders, also spoke to alumni and announced the launch
of an exciting on-line tool for alumni to stay connected with one another.
Law Firm Annual Challenge
'85 and Val Gorder will match gifts made to the law school through LFAC.
Kicking off the 5th year of this
initiative, Greg '85 and Val Gorder will match gifts made to the law school
through the LFAC initiative. The matching funds will be applied to the first
$50,000 in gifts directed to the law school from alumni in participating LFAC
firms. This is the second year in a row the Gorder’s have offered to match gifts
made between now and June 30. Thank you to Greg and Val Gorder!
Global Law Symposium
Professor Duncan Kennedy of Harvard Law School will speak at the Global Law Symposium
on Feb. 25.
[photo: courtesy Harvard Law]
Join Dean Kellye Y. Testy and our faculty for an international symposium on Global
Law and its Exceptions: Globalization, Legal Transplants, Local Reception and Resistance
featuring Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law
School. Prof. Kennedy will discuss The Globalization of Law and Economic
The Global Law Symposium will be held on Feb. 25, 2011 from
9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Pre-registration
Anita Ramasastry -- D. Wayne & Anne Gittinger Professor of Law
Prof. Anita Ramasastry is a senior advisor in
the International Trade Administration at the US Dept. of Commerce as part of the
Obama administration. She is working with former WA Governor, Gary Locke who is
currently the Secretary of Commerce. Ramasastry is a member of the Department of
Commerce Internet Policy Task Force. She is also one of the drafters of a new Department
of Commerce Green Paper titled
Privacy Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic
Jackie McMurtrie -- Associate Professor of Law & Director, Innocence Project
Prof. Jackie McMurtrie’s cleverly titled article Swirls and Whorls: Litigating
Post-Conviction Claims of Fingerprint Misidentification After the NAS Report
was published last month in the Utah Law Review and referenced in several other
Sean O'Connor -- Professor of Law & Director, Law, Technology & Arts
Prof. Sean O’Connor and David W. Hill, President of the American Intellectual
Property Law Association (AIPLA), co-authored a Supreme Court amicus brief in the
Board of Trustees for Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems,
Bidders in action at last year's PILA auction.
PILA Auction Sweet Sixteen
Public Interest Law Association (PILA) will hold its
16th annual benefit auction on Friday, Feb. 25 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.
Gareth Scott Lacy – 3L
Gareth Lacy was the winner of the National Law Review (NLR) Fall Student
Legal Writing Contest for his article
“Should Jurors Use the Internet.” Gareth’s article points to
the fact that jurors often use cell phones and other electronic devices to
access the Internet.
Eric Laliberte – 2L
People For Puget Sound, a citizens’ group
dedicated to protecting and restoring Puget Sound, announced eight new members of
its board of directors including 2L student Eric Laliberte.
Alumni News & Events
Tacoma- area Alumni Reception
Dean Kellye Testy and Stephanie Bloomfield '94 will host a
Alumni Reception on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:30 to 7:00 (Program at 6:00 p.m.)
at the Bloomfield-Presnell Residence. Space is limited! Contact Bev sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 543-8707.
2011 Alumni Awards Nominations
The Law School Alumni Association encourages you to nominate deserving alumni in
the following award areas:
- Recent Graduate
- Service Recognition
- Distinguished Alumni
- Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Alumni Public Service
To nominate an individual, please complete the
online form by Feb. 1, 2011.
Save the date:
April 26, 2011 – Alumni Recognition Banquet, Four
Seasons Hotel, Seattle If you have questions, please contact Beverly Sanders at
email@example.com or 206-543-8707.
Louis Butler '08 Lieutenant
Louis E. Butler, JAGC, USN, assigned to Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Japan,
was selected as Naval Legal Service Command's Junior Officer of the Quarter for
the period July to September 2010.
Raul Labrador '95
Originally from Puerto Rico,
Labrador, a former state lawmaker and immigration attorney from Eagle,
Idaho took office as a Republican member of the 112th US Congress. He was administered
the oath of office on Jan. 5 by newly elected U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.
Send alumni news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
openings for graduates
Paid positions for graduates
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- NY State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Clerkship (Deadline: Jan.31, 2011)
- Miller Nash, Business Attorney (Deadline: Feb. 10, 2011)
- Carson Boyd & Busey, Attorney (Deadline: Feb. 18, 2011)
- Seed IP Law Group, Associate Attorney (Deadline: Feb. 28, 2011)
- Perkins Coie, Patent Procurement Associate (Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011)
- UW Medicine, Director of Compliance (Deadline: March 31, 2011)
- Grays Harbor Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (Deadline:
Jan. 3, 2011)
Non-Attorney Positions for Graduates
- Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Program Director (Deadline: Jan. 25, 2011)