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Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

UW Law 2014 Graduates

On Sunday, June 8, 203 J.D. candidates, 131 LL.M. graduates and 2 Ph.D. recipients received their degrees from UW Law at its 115th commencement ceremony. Congratulations to our newest alumni.

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UW Law to Host New Conference on Global Health

Global Health Law Summer Institute

The University of Washington School of Law is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring its first Global Health Law Summer Institute, entitled “The Access Challenge” from July 14th - July 18, 2014. The Summer Institute will feature over 35 speakers from academia, national governments, international organizations, foundations, NGOs and the private sector to discuss the role of law and solutions to enhance access to health services, products and scientific innovations. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines and include some of the world’s leading global health experts.

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Dean Testy and UW Law Faculty Visit Asia

Dean Testy with group on Asia Trip

Dean Kellye Testy and a group of law school faculty members travelled to Asia in May, visiting three cities and three countries in nine days: Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; and Shanghai, China. In addition to Dean Testy, the UW Law delegation included Assistant Dean Kim Eckstein and Professors Dan Foote, John Haley, Toshiko Takenaka and Dongsheng Zang. This trip provided Dean Testy and the law school the opportunity to visit with alumni, engage with key academic partners in each city to strengthen existing collaborations and discuss future opportunities for collaboration. Existing academic collaborations with top law schools in Asia include visiting scholars, faculty exchanges and joint degree programs. UW Law has a strong presence in Asia, with delegations frequently throughout the continent visiting different cities.

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UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Client Wins UW Business Plan Competition

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic wins UW Business Plan Competition

Projected Talent, a client of the University of Washington School of Law's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC), won the $25,000 grand prize at the UW Business Plan Competition, for their plan to connect skilled undergraduate students to businesses, providing them with short, meaningful, paid projects.

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Alumni News

Class of 2017 Summer Mixer

Please join the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid to welcome the Class of 2017 at our annual Summer Mixer. This event will give admitted students an opportunity to talk with current students, professors and alumni about academics and life as a law student. Please RSVP to lawadm@uw.edu by July 14, 2014. Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided. 

Class of 2017 Summer Mixer
Friday, July 18th from 5:30-7:30pm
William H. Gates Hall


Faculty News

Professor Elizabeth Porter Wins UW's 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award

Elizabeth PorterElizabeth Porter, an assistant professor of law, was presented with the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award for 2014 as part of the school’s Awards of Excellence ceremony.

 

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UW Law Celebrates Scholarly Excellence

UW Law Celebrates Scholarly Excellence

The faculty at the University of Washington School of Law continues to enhance its reputation for scholarly excellence. This spring, our faculty placed articles in journals at the nation’s top law schools.

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Professor Ryan Calo Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE Ethics 2014 & Presents At Aspen Ideas Festival

Ryan CaloCongratulations to Professor Ryan Calo, who co-authored "App Stores for the Brain: Privacy & Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces", which won the best paper award at the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology. Professor Calo, recently named one of the most important people working in robotics, also spoke last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival where his talk on robotic technology and the need for greater government regulation was featured in The Atlantic.

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Student News

UW Law Students Pass Legislation to Aid State’s Homeless Children

UW Law Students Pass Legislation to Aid State’s Homeless Children

Students from the Children and Youth Legislative Advocacy Clinic (CAYLAC) helped the Washington state legislature take a historic step in addressing the rapidly growing problem of student homelessness through passage of SB 6074, the Homeless Children Education Act.

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UW Law Team Wins AIPLA Moot Court Regional Competition

UW Law Team Wins AIPLA Moot Court Regional Competition

A University of Washington School of Law team led by Yeu-Yan Perng and Annie Allison won the western regionals competition at the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition held in Palo Alto, California.

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UW Law Announces 2014 Gates Scholars

UW Law 2014 Gates Scholars

The University of Washington School of Law is proud to announce the most recent recipients of the Gates Public Service Law Scholarship: Francisco Carriedo, Bruna Estrada, Martina Kartman, Danielle Meyering and Camille McDorman.

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