UW Law Early Engagement
Alumni and current students can make a difference in the life of a future law student
by providing information, insight and advice on the law school application process
and reviewing and critiquing personal statements for undergraduate students interested
in law. Want to know more? Email EarlyLaw@uw.edu.
Moderate Means Program
The University of Washington School of Law announces its involvement in the Moderate
Means Program, a joint venture between the WSBA and the three law schools in Washington
Did you know that every year 75% of Washingtonians with moderate means (living within
200-400% of the federal poverty level) experience at least one legal problem. Many
go without help!
Please visit the WSBA website
for more information about the program and ways to get involved.
of Understanding with the University of Mexico
L to R, front row: UNAM’s Jorge Madrazo, Dean Kellye Testy, Professor
Gregory Hicks; back row: Assistant Dean Liz Ford, Assistant Dean Naomi Sanchez,
Assistant Dean Michele Storms
The MOU between University of Washington School of Law and the National Autonomous
University of Mexico (UNAM) law school and legal research institutes will serve
as a platform for shared scholarly projects and for exchanges of law students and
law faculty. UNAM is Latin America’s premier research and teaching university.
The MOU was negotiated under the umbrella of the general MOU between UW and UNAM
and it represents an important initiative by Dean Kellye Testy and UNAM’s
representative in the Pacific Northwest, Lic. Jorge Madrazo. Professor Gregory Hicks
represented the University of Washington School of Law in the negotiation and planning
of the agreement and worked with our counterparts at UNAM in Mexico City.
Clinics – Immigration Law
A report on 2010 by Signe Dortch -- Senior Law Lecturer
Signe Dortch, Immigration Law Clinic Director
2010 was the UW Immigration Law Clinic’s most successful year since the clinic’s
inception. Advanced clinic student Sasha Lazarevich ’11 secured
a grant of asylum from the immigration judge for her client, who had suffered a
forced abortion in China.
Emily Jarvis ’09 and Kianoush Naficy ’10
represented a woman who had fled Guinea after having suffered female genital cutting
and was the victim of a violent beating by government officials. When Jarvis learned
of the decision to grant her client asylum, she commented that it is “hard
to imagine anyone successfully navigating the asylum process from start to finish
on their own, let alone someone who has already experienced so much trauma.”
For a description of the work of the Immigration Law Clinic, please visit the clinic’s
Peter Nicolas – Jeffrey & Susan Brotman Professor of Law
I do…Oh no you don’t!
The Geography of Love: Same-Sex Marriage &
Relationship Recognition in America (The Story in Maps)
In this new publication, Peter Nicolas and Mike Strong combine their respective
training in law and cartography to depict the history and current state of marriage
and relationship recognition rights for same-sex couples in the United States in
words...and in maps.
Gay rights activists will appreciate the maps and tables that illustrate pockets
of significant local support for gay rights. Nicolas says, “With a little
work, major in-roads can be made to advance the rights of same sex couples, especially
in areas where votes to ban same-sex marriages had the least support and where support
for gay rights has been demonstrated at the local level through domestic partnership
and equal benefit ordinances.”
Eric Schnapper – Professor of Law
Washington Post to the Wall Street Journal, the news media shouted from
every major newspaper and media outlet that employers are prohibited from retaliating
against a worker who has filed a discrimination complaint by making reprisals against
that worker's fiancé, family members or other close associates. Schnapper
argued the case before the Supreme Court on Dec.7, 2010. The unanimous decision
by the Supreme Court was handled down on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.
Ronald K. L. Collins – Harold
S. Shefelman Scholar and Visiting Professor
The Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association presented its Administration of Justice
Award to Ronald K.L. Collins in recognition of his scholarly and professional achievements
in advancing the rule of law. Collins was a fellow at the Court in 1982 and worked
under Chief Justice Warren Burger. Justice Breyer presented the award.
Manisha Singh – Director of Barer
Institute for Law and Global Human Services
How effective is foreign aid for promoting US interests? How effective is it for
helping people abroad? Manisha Singh suggests that it’s more effective than
you may realize. Listen as Manisha joins
KUOW “The Conversation” host Ross Reynolds.
news and scholarship
In the fall of 2010, Scott Kendall '03 served as counsel to United
States Senator Lisa Murkowski in her historic and successful re-election campaign,
which made her the first candidate in 50 years to successfully run for U.S. Senate
as a write-in candidate. In representing Sen. Murkowski, Mr. Kendall argued two
separate election law cases from Alaska Superior Court through appeal to the Alaska
Supreme Court, prevailing in both proceedings. [Read more in the New York Times
Over Senate Seat Reaches Alaska Supreme Court.]
The ABA Board of Governors recently appointed Kathleen J. Hopkins '91
of the Real Property Law Group, PLLC in Seattle, to a three year term on the ABA
Journal’s Board of Editors. In August 2010 Kathleen was also appointed to
the ABA’s Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight and started a four year
term as an “at-large” member of the ABA’s General Practice Solo
Small Firm Division’s Executive Council. She was also recently elected to
the Board of Regents of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.
Well-known in international intellectual property policy, Al Tramposch '86
takes charge of
USPTO External Affairs
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Race Judicata – April 2, 2011
Angela Schneider '11 and the UW Student Health Law Organization (SHLO) have organized
a 5K race to raise money to fund a PILA grant this summer for a health law internship.
Although this event has not been held for a few years, we know this is a great event
for the UW and Seattle legal community. For more information, contact Schneider
at email@example.com or Jessica Belle '13 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Rumor has it
that there is an award for Fastest Judge in Seattle!
Ethics, Animals & the Law: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Standards of
Care – April 15, 2011
Stephanie Erickson, '11 and Nicholas Hudson '10, LL.M. '11 along with the
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund – UW Chapter will present a one-day symposium
- Ethics of Animal Law Litigation
- Creation CARE Ethics
- Shelter Reform
- Factory Farming & Food Standards
- Enforcement Standards of Care
- Veterinary Standards of Care
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Alumni recognition awards – April 26, 2011
Our 2011 alumni awards will be presented at the Alumni Recognition Banquet on April
26, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union Street, Seattle, WA.
- Recent Graduate
Felix Gavi Luna ‘97
- Distinguished Alumni
Jenny Anne Durkan ‘85 and Ricardo S.
- Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Alumni Public Service
Stanley H. Barer ‘63
Annual CASRIP High Tech Summit will honor Judge Rader – July 22
- 23, 2011
The 2011 CASRIP
High Tech Summit Conference will celebrate Chief Judge Rader’s contributions
to Patent Jurisprudence. The intensive conference provides great foundation
in U.S. and international technology protection law and practice and is open to
all lawyers. This year we extend a special invitation to Chief Judge Rader’s
colleague-judges, former law clerks, and leading patent professionals worldwide
to discuss his opinions often cited by the Supreme Court justices.
openings for graduates
Full-time paid position in Children’s Law
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, SALMON P. CHASE COLLEGE
OF LAW, anticipates filling a position in the Children’s Law area
that will help operate a Children’s Law Clinic in conjunction with the Children’s
Law Center. The position may be tenured, tenure-track or on a four-year presumptively
renewable basis. Applicants should present a strong academic record and present
evidence of ability to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
Northern Kentucky University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
CONTACT: Professor David Elder, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee,
Chase College of Law, 517 Nunn Hall, Highland Heights, KY 41099.
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