UW Law Ranked 20th among Top Law Schools in the Country
The University of Washington School of Law jumped from its ranking of 30 to 20
among the top law schools throughout the U.S. according to the 2013 edition of
Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group (U.S. News & World Report).
This means a move of 14 spaces in only two years. The law school also notes its
ranking as 7th in public law schools.
Alumni Awards Dinner to Recognize Buehler ’07, Bendich ’75 and
On May 8, 2012,
the Law School Alumni Association (LSAA) presents the 2012 Alumni Recognition Banquet at the Four
Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle. At the dinner, LSAA will honor
Dustin Buehler ’07 -- Recent Graduate Award, Judy Bendich ’75
– Service Recognition Award, and The Honorable Robert Lasnik ’78
– Distinguished Alumni Award.
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The Honorable William A. Fletcher Visits UW Law as Shefelman Jurist-in-Residence
During his three-day event-packed visit, Judge Fletcher was the honored speaker at the
Order of the Coif, served as guest lecturer in Professor Porter’s Civil Procedure
II class, and engaged in a lunchtime Q&A with students on topics ranging from
Indian law to gay rights. Judge Fletcher also presided over the final round of the
Falknor Moot Court Competition, joined by Judge Betty Fletcher '56 of
the Ninth Circuit, Judge Richard Tallman of the Ninth Circuit, Chief Justice Barbara
Madsen of the Washington State Supreme Court, Judge Michael Spearman of the Washington
Court of Appeals, and Judge Mary Yu of the King County Superior Court. Judge Fletcher
ended his visit with a
keynote luncheon address to alumni and the legal community on the death
PacRim 20th Anniversary on April 30, 2012
To recognize years of outstanding legal scholarship, the Pacific Rim Law & Policy
Journal will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.
The event will honor Governor Christine Gregoire; Paula Littlewood '97, Executive
Director of the Washington State Bar Association and Pac Rim Editor-in-Chief 1997-1998;
Keith Hand '00, Associate Professor of Law at University California Hastings College
of the Law and Pac Rim Editor-in-Chief 1999-2000; and Lawrence Weiner '92, Principle
of LexiForum and Pac Rim’s Founding Editor-in-Chief.
online by April 15.
Professor Steve Calandrillo Presenting at Two Conferences
will present his latest paper at the 7th Annual Contract Law Conference in San Diego,
CA, and the American Law & Economics Association Annual Conference to be held
at Stanford Law School. The paper, co-authored with UW alumnus Dustin Buehler '07,
is entitled “Putting
Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again: An Economic Analysis of the Eggshell Plaintiff
Dean Kellye Testy Receives Alumni Award
Dean Testy was awarded
the Indiana University
Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes graduates
of Indiana Law who have served their communities and the school in ways far
exceeding traditional business, professional, and civic duties.
was selected by the ALI to attend the March 29 meeting in Washington, D.C. on Indian
country criminal law and jurisdiction, tribal government authority and jurisdiction,
tribal-state relations, and the federal-tribal trust relationship.
Jackie McMurtrie published Criminal Justice System’s Disparate
Treatment of Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Cases Involving
Sexual Activity, 39 J. psychiatry &
l. 159-77 (2011).
Bill Bailey’s book
Show the Story: The Power
of Visual Advocacy will be featured in the spring issue of Voir Dire,
the national magazine of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Announcing Alumnus/Alumna of the Month
This program will honor the extraordinary careers and achievements of 12 outstanding
alumni each year who use their passions, skills, and voices to advance law and justice
and who have become Leaders for the Global Common Good.
here to learn how to nominate an alumnus.
Alumni Sought for Admitted Students’ Weekend Welcome Reception
The UW School of Law hosts our annual Admitted Students’ Weekend in the Spring.
Alumni are invited to attend the Welcome Reception and to share UW Law experiences
with the incoming class.
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: William H. Gates Hall
Keynote Speaker: United States District Court Judge Richard A. Jones '75
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by March 23, 2012.
Luna ’97 Presented MCHB 2012 Alumnus of the Year Award
Felix Gavi Luna was unanimously selected as the recipient of Moot
Court Honor Board’s 2012 Alumni of the Year Award. Luna is known throughout
the legal community as a superior trial advocate and has balanced his dedication
to clients with a commitment to UW School of Law.
AJ Rei-Perrine '04 Wins at Sundance
After graduating from law school AJ Rei-Perrine joined the U.S.
Foreign Service. After 6 years as a diplomat in Kosovo and Argentina, she became
a filmmaker. Rei-Perrine was Associate Producer for a short film shot in Kosovo
titled The Return (Kthimi). The film, about a man who returns from a Serb
prison to his wife and son, took the Jury Prize in Short Film, International Fiction
at the Sundance International Film Festival.
Kieran Curley '01 New Miller
Nash Managing Partner
Kieran Curley assumed the role of managing
partner at Miller Nash. Curley is the youngest Managing Partner that the firm has
ever appointed. He will be responsible for strategic implementation as well as the
internal management of the firm.
Sutton '03 and Curtis '06 Open New Law Firm
Sutton and Erin Curtis open criminal defense firm, Sutton
& Curtis, PLLC. Sutton and Curtis developed their expertise in that area as
a result of dealing with all types of criminal cases during their many years as
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UW Law teams find success at national competitions:
First place at the University of San Diego’s Thorsnes Vis Commercial Arbitration
UW Law 2Ls
Brie Coyle and Andy Murphy and 3L
Erin Pettigrew competed in the
Thorsnes Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot at the University of San
Diego, Feb. 18-19. The team made it into the finals, with Coyle and Murphy taking
first place in the competition, as well as 2 of the 3 speaker awards.
3Ls wins Western Regional Transactional Law Meet
Conway and Matthew Viers earned first place overall and "best draft" awards
at the 2012 Western Regional Transactional LawMeet at UCLA School of Law, February
17. The awards were based on the UW team's representation of a hypothetical client
in negotiations against teams representing the counterparty. Ten teams, from nine
law schools, competed in the Regional Meet.
Success at the Sports Law Competition
UW Law 2Ls
Nate Bingham, Ashley Sherwood and Mark Tyson competed in the "Mardi
Gras Invitational National Sports Law Competition" sponsored by Tulane University
over Presidents' Day weekend. The competition featured a problem relating to the
recent NBA lockout. The team reached the quarterfinals, finishing in the top 8 out
of 32 national teams.
Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition
Brief: Josephine Ennis & Brad Lewis
Second Place Brief: Jeff DeGroot & David Crawford
Third Place Brief: Anna Crary & Heather Griffith
First Place Speaker: Josephine Ennis
Second Place Speaker: Brad Lewis
Third Place Speaker: Jeff DeGroot
Champions: Josephine Ennis & Brad Lewis
Judicata 5K to take place on April 14, 2012
All are invited to participate in PILA's annual race, to be held in Seward Park.
Registration is $30 online, or $35 the day of the race. The race benefits health-law
specific public interest work through the UW Public Interest Law Association's Summer
Grant Program. Dogs are welcome too.
City Alumni & Friends Breakfast
D.C. Alumni & Friends Reception
Juvenile Justice Roundatable
Temple of Justice, Washington State Supreme Court, Olympia, WA
Admitted Students Weekend Welcome Reception
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Public Hearing
Race Judicata 5K
Anchorage Alumni & Friends Reception
Mobile Payments Conference
721 Pine St., Seattle
Susan Cohen, Author and Journalist
Washington Supreme Court Visit
in Reducing Racial Disparities in Washington's Criminal Justice System
May 4 -5
Alumni Recognition Dinner
UCLA Prof. Rick Abel Lecture
Coughenour Mock Trial
Human Trafficking CLE
Seattle World Trade Center
Olympia Alumni & Friends Reception
For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Alumni Events page.
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