of Distinction a "smashing success"
On Sept. 29, alumni, faculty and friends gathered to honor the anniversary
clases of 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002, as well as three distinguished award
Joining award recipients are Paula Littlewood, WSBA (pictured left,
above) WSBA Executive Director and Dean Kellye Testy, and:
- RECENT GRADUATE AWARD Jill Mullins '08
- DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD The Honorable Dow Constantine '88
- SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD Mike Wampold '96
View photos from the
The Barer Institute Welcomes the Inaugural Class of Barer Fellows
The Institute, an interdisciplinary effort focusing on the role of law in
promoting health, education, and economic development., welcome Fadhilatul
Hikmah (Indonesia), Amarjargal Lkhagvaa (Mongolia), Shadrack Mwinzi (Kenya), and
Lyna Sarapai (Kenya).
Dean Testy Releases State of School Update
summarizing Dean Testy's State of the School report. The
complete document is also
Testy Moderates Discussion with Jeffrey Toobin
Toobin is a senior news analyst for CNN and a staff writer at The New Yorker,
where he has covered legal affairs since 1993. Toobin will be speaking at the
Seattle Arts & Lectures Series on Oct. 10 at Benaroya Hall. Dean Testy will
moderate the Q&A following Mr. Toobin's talk. Purchase tickets
IPNW successes lead to a
new trial and an exonoration
Congratulations to the Innocence Project Northwest for their work to exonerate
U.S. citizen Jason Puracal. Puracal served two years in a prison in Nicaragua.
His first public appearance was at a
press conference held at UW Law.
In another case, IPNW Supervising Attorney Anna Tolin, and law students
Alice Jones and Brian Ferrasci-O'Malley secured a new trial for
Jeramie Davis, based on newly discovered DNA evidence. Read more
U.S. Patent & Trademark office selects UW School of Law for pilot program
The University of Washington School of Law, through the UW
Clinic (ELC), has been selected to join the United States Patent and Trademark
Office’s (USPTO) Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program, starting
Tax clinic featured on UW 360
The latest episode of UW360 red Oct. 6
on UW TV, features our own tax clinic and one of our recent clients and her big
segment begins at 9:10 into the program.
Health Law Brochure Now Available
Schnapper presented argument to the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 2
The issue in the case, Carolyn
M. Kloeckner v. Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor, is whether all
employment discrimination cases brought by federal workers are to be filed in
federal district court, or whether some have to be filed in the Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals.
article in the National Law Journal. Click
here to read argument. Click
here to hear audio.
Web Chat Tackles Questions About Legal Profession
Dean Testy and Washington State Bar
Association Executive Director Paula Littlewood ’97 teamed up for an online chat
Tuesday, October 2 to discuss Sensing a Seismic Shift – Is there a crisis in the
legal profession? Read the
Professor Peter Nicolas
publishes Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Constitution
In the textbook, Professor Nicolas incorporates his expertise in constitutional
law, federal courts, and sexual orientation, gender identity, and the law to
provide a comprehensive approach to studying constitutional litigation involving
the rights of sexual minorities.
Faculty commentary on the Affordable Care Act
Sallie Sanford provided multiple opinions on the Supreme Court's health care
decision early this summer, with appearances on the
KING 5 TV, Q13
TV, and at the
NWCPHP Summer Institute,
and an article in the
Stewart Jay commented on the legal basis for upholding the mandate on the day
before the ruling on KUOW
and submitted an article to the
Connecticut Law Review.
Andrews & Aronson on the
Law of Lawyering in Washington
Professors Tom Andrews and Rob Aronson are the lead authors in the
newly published Law of Lawyering in Washington.
ALUMNI NEEDED: UW Immigrant Families Advocacy Project seeking volunteer attorneys
Volunteers will supervise a pair of UW law students as they learn to compile a
U-visa petition for domestic violence victims. To become a volunteer, first
CLE training on Friday, October 19. We will cover the basics of immigration
law, U-visa petitions, supervising students, and more. The CLE is approved for
4.25 credits, including 0.75 ethics
of the Month
Wampold ’96 is one of the Evergreen State’s top trial lawyers. After graduating
magna cum laude from Yale University, Wampold travelled to China to teach middle
school on a two-year fellowship. He returned to the U.S. to pursue his law
career, determined to fight for the “little guy.”
To nominate an alumnus, send an email to Elizabeth Coplan.
Roxanne Eberle '08
honored for commitment to justice
Eberle, an attorney at Bellevue’s Wild Sky Law Group, received the Washington
State Association for Justice’s 2012 "Ready to Soar" Award at its annual
Ronald Cox, ’73, honored with Outstanding Judge Award
The Honorable Ronald E. Cox, ’73, received the Outstanding Judge Award at
the King County Bar Association (KCBA) Annual Awards Dinner in honor of his 17 years
of exceptional service on the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Amanda Stock '06 receives Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
The alumna and Seattle
native founded the Plauche & Stock law firm with her partner, Billy Plauche,
two and a half years ago and her early successes in counseling public and private
clients on environmental land use and natural resource matters have garnered recognition.
>>More alumni news and events
'13 publishes memoir Law Man
Shon Hopwood committed five robberies in rural Nebraska in the late 1990s until
he was caught, convicted and sent to prison. There, he spent much of his time in
the prison law library, learning the law and helping other inmates with legal briefs.
He ultimately wrote a petition to the Supreme Court for a felow prisoner that was
accepted. Now free, he's a Gates Public Service Law Scholar and a published author.
Book synopsis>> |
Gov. Gregoire selects Christopher Jordan '13 as UW student regent
Christopher M. Jordan has been selected by Gov. Chris Gregoire as the UW student
regent for the coming academic year. Jordan earned a master’s degree in public
administration from the UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs in 2012. He also
received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2010.
The Washington Law Review upcoming
issue available October 2012
Volume 87, Issue 3
features the following articles:
Richard Hynes, State Default and Synthetic Bankruptcy
Arthur Laby, Selling Advice and Creating Expectations: Why Brokers Should be
Be on the lookout for articles by Robert Anderson, Frederick Schauer, Yale
Kamisar, Lee Levine, and Stephen Wermiel in forthcoming issues.
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