Law School Hosts National Vaccine Court Forum
To address legal battles over vaccines and whether they lead to autism or other early childhood developmental disorders, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims set up the Office of Special Masters in 1986, informally known as the National Vaccine Court. The Chief Special Master of the court, Gary Golkiewicz, will join a panel of health law faculty from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital to discuss the role of the national vaccine court Tuesday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Examining Washington's Child Welfare Legal System
Should the legal standards for returning a child to their biological parents be the same as those that dictate removal? That is just one of the questions to be discussed at a forum sponsored by the UW School of Law Court Improvement Training Academy, "Child Safety, Best Interests, or Preserving Families?" Monday, December 7, 2009 from 10 AM - Noon in Kane Hall Room 225.
Gates Sr. Discusses His Book with Dean Testy
William H. Gates Sr. will discuss his recently published book, Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime, with UW School of Law Dean Kellye Y. Testy Monday, December 7 at 5 PM in William H. Gates Hall Room 138.
Law Lecture Examines Kenyan Law and Justice Reform
The final installment of "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series", a UW School of Law lunchtime discussion series, will examine legal education for law and justice sector reforms in Kenya. The lecture will be given by Professor Patricia Kameri-Mbote from Kenya's Strathmore University on Monday, November 23, 12:30-1:20 PM, Room 119.
Law Lecture Examines Korean Economic Development
The third installment of "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series", a UW School of Law lunchtime discussion series, will examine Rostow's economic growth theory and its successful implementation in Korean economic development. The lecture will be given by Dr. Chan Jin Kim, who served as an economic administrator under Korean President Chung-Hee Park, on Friday, November 13, 12:30-1:20 PM, Room 117.
Law Lecture Examines Corporate Law in Emerging Economies
The second installment of "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series", a UW School of Law lunchtime discussion series, will examine corporate law in emerging economies. The lecture, will be given by Professor Amarsanaa Batbold, an assistant professor from National University of Mongolia and UW School of Law visiting scholar, on Monday, November 9, 12:30-1:20 PM, Room 119.
UW Law Students Present "Race and the Law Part II"
The UW Black Law Students Association is hosting a discussion at the UW School of Law by Eddie Moore, Jr., "Diversity, Privilege, and Leadership: Are We Making Any Progress in the 21st Century?" Monday, November 16 from 12:30 - 1:20 PM in Room 138.
Law Lecture Examines Small Business Associations in Kenya
The first installment of "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series", a UW School of Law lunchtime discussion series, will examine the role of small business associations in Western Kenya in furthering economic development. The lecture will be given by Elin Cohen, a doctoral candidate (J.S.D.) from Stanford Law School, on Friday, November 6
, 12:30-1:20 PM, Room 119 of William H. Gates Hall
UW Law Students Advance to National Moot Court Competition
UW School of Law second-year law students Rob Misulich and Nick Williamson placed second in the regional finals of the 2009 Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition and will advance to the national competition in Boston to be held in November.
UW School of Law 2009 Bar Exam Results
More than 87% of UW School of Law graduates passed the Summer 2009 Washington State Bar Exam, according to the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA).
Endowed Professorship Honors UW Law Dean Emeritus Hjorth
Generous gifts from alumni and friends of the UW School of Law established the Dean Emeritus Roland L. Hjorth Endowed Professorship in recognition of Hjorth's 45 years of leadership and service to the school.
The announcement of the professorship was made at Hjorth's retirement celebration on October 2, 2009.
Event Celebrates UW Law Dean Emeritus Hjorth
University of Washington School of Law Dean Emeritus and Garvey Shubert Barer Professor of Law Ron Hjorth will celebrate his retirement with the campus and legal community Friday, October 2, 2009 at William H. Gates Hall.
Gift to UW School of Law Establishes Innovation Fund
A generous gift from Linden Rhoads, the Vice Provost of UW TechTransfer, established the UW School of Law Dean's Innovation Fund to encourage important thinking and dialogue on cutting edge questions of law and policy.
Trial Lawyers Converge on Seattle
Jury psychology, ethical advocacy, and the skills needed to convince a jury are all part of a weeklong trial advocacy conference planned for August 28 – September 3, 2009, at the UW School of Law.
UW Environmental Law Clinic Recognized for Exxon Valdez Case
The UW School of Law Berman Environmental Law Clinic received the Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project from the Clinical Legal Education Association for its work on behalf of Native Alaskans impacted by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
UW Hosts Panel Discussion on Piracy
The University of Washington will host a panel discussion, The Challenge of Piracy Near the Horn of Africa, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Communications Building
Panelists include faculty from the UW School of Law and the Jackson School of International Studies.
UW School of Law Holds Position for Rankings
US News and World Report has ranked the UW School of Law at 30, holding the same position as the previous year, in the magazine's annual look at America's best graduate schools.
As part of the "Court in the community" program, the Washington State Supreme Court will visit the UW School of Law May 19, 2009. Those in attendance are asked to follow standard courtroom decorum.
Event Presents Personal Accounts of Eyewitness Identification Perils
In 1984, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino testified that Ronald Cotton was the man who raped her. Eleven years later, DNA evidence cleared him of the crime.
The UW School of Law presents Picking Cotton: Our Story of Injustice and Redemption, where Thompson-Cannino and Cotton will discuss their experience, April 20 at 4 p.m.
UW Law School Hosts Environmental Justice in Africa Symposium
The UW School of Law will host a symposium, Environmental Justice and Governance: African Perspectives in the Neo-Liberal Era, April 15-16 in William H. Gates Hall
The symposium's keynote address will be presented by Professor Kidane Mengisteab, Head and Professor of African and African-American Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Wednesday, April 15 at 3:45 p.m. in Room 138.
FTC, UW School of Law Hosts DRM Conference
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a confrence Wednesday, March 25 at the UW School of Law on the subject of digital rights management (DRM) technologies.
This free event is open to the public and will examine DRM, a widespread practice that is expected to become increasingly prevalent in the U.S. marketplace in the coming years.
UW law students present "Race and the Law" series
The UW Minority Law Students Association will host a series of lectures at the UW School Law titled "Race and the Law".
The first event is a lecture this Friday by Professor Steven Bender of the University of Oregon School of Law who will discuss his book Tierra y Libertad: Land Liberty and Latino Housing.
UW Law Professor Paul Miller Joins Obama Administration
UW School of Law professor Paul Steven Miller
has joined the White House staff as a special assistant to President Obama. Miller, a nationally-recognized expert in employment discrimination and disability law, will manage the political appointments process at the U.S. Department of Justice and for lawyers throughout the new administration.
Law School Hosts Former SEC Commissioner
Former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Roberta Karmel, now the Brooklyn Law School Centennial Professor of Law, will present a Harry Cross Visiting Professor of Law public lecture January 29 at the UW School of Law.