Law School Events
Exciting events are around the corner for law school alumni!
Mark your calendars for the 2006 Alumni Recognition Banquet, May 4, 2006 (Thursday), starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel (Seattle). Please join Dean W.H. Knight, Jr. (Joe) and the Law School Alumni Association (LSAA) in recognizing this year’s award recipients: Mr. Gregory Gorder ’85, The Honorable Robert Bryan ’58, Mr. Jonathan Bridge ’76, and Mr. Scott Lukins ’54. More...
The law school has hosted several remarkable events during the Winter Quarter 2006:
The LSAA hosted two UWLS Young Alumni Networking Happy Hours, Jan. 18 and March 22, 2006 at the Metropolitan Grill (Seattle). The featured happy hour speaker Jan. 18 was King County Councilman Dow Constantine ’89. The March 22 happy hour featured Adam Karp’98, Animal Law specialist. Have a great suggestion for a future speaker and topic? Submit your suggestions to Beverly Sanders .
UWLS Tax LLM Program hosted an
Alumni Happy Hour Jan. 20, 2006 at the Washington Athletic Club (Seattle). Hosted by Rob Lane ('00), this happy hour was an opportunity to catch-up with old friends, make new friends, meet current students and make meaningful business contacts.
Jan. 26, we again hosted the Washington State Supreme Court as part of their “court in the community” program. In addition to presiding over cases, the justices of our state’s highest court spent a day with students and faculty. We are especially proud to host this event, because we also welcomed home five of our nine justices, who call the UWLS their alma mater.
The Winter Quarter 2006 Alumni-Faculty Breakfast, “Implications of Kelo vs. City of New London,” was held Feb. 1, 2006 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel (Seattle). Hosted by the LSAA, Justice Richard Sanders ('69) and Professor Stewart Jay discussed "Implications of Kelo vs City of New London", one of the most closely-watched cases of the Supreme Court's 2004-05 term.
The UW School of Law hosted "Fulfilling the Legacy: International Justice 60 Years after Nuremberg," an Amnesty International Conference Feb. 17-18, 2006. The focus of this national conference was the Nuremberg legacy as it relates to international human rights issues today. The conference keynote address, "Genocide, Terrorism and The Rule of Law," was presented by John Shattuck, former U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
The student Public Interest Law Association held its annual auction, Feb. 10, 2006, which was well-attended by alumni and faculty and raised more than $67,000. The majority of proceeds raised will provide grants to UW law students who devote their summer to pro bono legal work on behalf of underrepresented people and causes. Another portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the newly formed Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) Endowment.
Alumnae and students from the Law Women's Caucus gathered to recognize several distinguished UW School of Law alumnae, Feb. 16, 2006. The honorees were The Hon. Anne Ellington ('74), Washington State Court of Appeals Division One, and Lisa Stone ('85), Executive Director of Legal Voice.