UW Law Professor Paul Miller Recognized by EEOC
UW School of Law Professor Paul Steven Miller
has received an award from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Miller was one of the longest serving commissioners of the EEOC, the federal agency which enforces employment discrimination laws.
UW School of Law to Receive Award from Ninth Circuit
The University of Washington School of Law will be presented with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Education Award at the 2010 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, an annual gathering of the federal bench and bar from the western United States. The award recognizes institutions which have advanced ADR scholarship and research.
King County’s Women Lawyers Honor Law School Alumni, Faculty
The 2010 King County Washington Women Lawyers Judicial Appreciation Luncheon will recognize UW School of Law alumni Chief Judge Robert Lasnik ’78, Judge Ricardo Martinez ’80, and Chief Judge Marywave Van Deren '82 and Professor Jackie McMurtrie.
UW Law Dean Appointed Chair of Presidential Search Committee
Kellye Testy, dean of the UW School of Law and James W. Mifflin University Professor, was appointed by the University of Washington Board of Regents to chair the Presidential Search Advisory Committee to find a successor for President Mark Emmert.
Second Health Reform Debate to be Held at UW
When University of Washington School of Law faculty were unable to find law professors available to argue health reform is unconstitutional at a debate last March, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Ilya Shapiro responded by saying he would debate the constitutionality "anytime, anywhere." As a result, the UW chapters of the Young Americans for Liberty and the Federalist Society will host a health reform debate between Shapiro and UW School of Law Professor Stewart Jay
on May 27.
UW Law School Hosts Discussion on Race and the Death Penalty
The UW School of Law will host a discussion on race and the death penalty, "The Racial Geography of Death," featuring Robert Smith of Harvard's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and G. Ben Cohen of the Capital Appeals Project of Louisiana on May 24.
UW Law School Ready to Grant LRAP Funds
Two years after reaching a campaign goal to raise more than $820,000, the first applications for the UW School of Law loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) are now being accepted through June 28, 2010.
UW's Innocence Project Secures Two More Conviction Reversals
Yesterday, Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard vacated the sentences of Alan G. Northrop and Larry W. Davis, both convicted of rape and burglary in 1993, as a result of DNA testing not available at the time of their original trial.
Students, faculty, staff, and volunteer attorneys with the UW School of Law Innocence Project Northwest worked on the case and were present when Judge Woolard announced her decision.
Former EU President to Speak at UW
Josep Borrell, who served as President of the European Union Parliament from 2004-07, will speak at the UW School of Law on April 26 at 4 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 133.
UW Climbs 25 Spots in Law School Advocacy Rank
The UW School of Law was ranked 23rd out of 123 law schools in the 2009 Ranking of Appellate Advocacy Competitions, climbing from 48th place in 2008. The list ranks law school moot court team successes and are compiled by Brian Koppen and posted to his blog, Law School Advocacy.
Courtroom Etiquette and Protocol
As part of the "court in the community" program,Judge Mary Yu of the King County Superior Court will hold a special sitting at the UW School of Law on May 7 in William H. Gates Hall Room 133. Those in attendance are asked to follow standard courtroom decorum.
Legal Scholar Argues Jim Crow Alive and Well
Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander argues that although Jim Crow laws have been eliminated, a racial caste system in the U.S. has not - it's simply been redesigned and is alive and well in the criminal justice system. Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness will discuss whether a new Jim Crow system is thriving in the age of Obama at the UW School of Law on Tuesday, April 13.
Civil Rights Division Attorney from DOJ to Speak at UW
Matt Nosanchuk, Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will speak to students at Dorsey & Whitney on April 15. Nosanchuk will discuss the efforts underway in the Obama Administration to advance LGBT equality.
UW Places Highest of U.S. Teams at International Competition
The UW School of Law team competing earlier this month at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna was the highest placed team from the U.S. The team comprised of law students Dara Levinson, Shannon Lawless, Connor Shively, and Aubri Goldsby finished 8th out of 258 teams from around the world.
UW Hosts Transnational Law Program in Dresden
The UW School of Law is hosting a program in transnational intellectual property law at Technical University in Dresden, Germany this week. The program features faculty, lawyers, judges, and students from the U.S. and Europe.
Law Women's Caucus Honors Alumnae
The Law Women's Caucus, a student group at the UW School of Law, recently honored law school alumnae Judy Runstad '74 and Paula Littlewood '97 at their annual recognition reception. The event also honored Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake the plaintiff in the landmark Ledbetter v. Goodyear case and the inspiration for The Fair Pay Act of 2009.
UW Team Advances to Finals in Mediation Competition
UW School of Law students Charlotte Williams and Joel Emans won the regional American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Competition held at the University of Oregon School of Law last weekend. They will advance to and represent the UW at the national finals in San Francisco, Calif. April 7-8, 2010.
UW Law Students Advance to Texas Mock Trial Competition
UW School of Law students Ian Warner and Kristine Duncan were finalists at the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Regional Mock Trial Competition held February 19-21, 2010, in Salem, Oregon. They will advance to and represent the UW at the National Competition in Dallas, Texas, March 25-27, 2010.
Cobb Appointed Visiting Professor French Law School
UW School of Law faculty member Tom Cobb
has been appointed as a visiting professor at the Edouard Lambert Comparative Law Institute at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Faculty of Law, France. As a visiting professor, Cobb will teach a three week course on "U.S. Evidence Law and the Jury" through the end of March.
Working in Haiti After the Earthquake
Stephanie Kotecki, a 2008 graduate from the UW School of Law, was working in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince as a foreign service officer to the U.S. embassy when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation on January 12. Kotecki will be at the UW School of Law on Thursday, March 4 to talk about her work with the embassy in the aftermath of the earthquake at 12:30 PM in William H. Gates Hall Room 117.
Fair Pay Act Namesake Lilly Ledbetter to Speak at UW
Lilly Ledbetter, the plaintiff in the landmark Ledbetter v. Goodyear U.S. Supreme Court case and the inspiration for The Fair Pay Act of 2009, will recount her incredible story of struggle and triumph for equity in the workplace at the UW School of Law on Wednesday, March 3.
Lecture Series Looks at "Law Through Global Eyes"
The next installment of the "Law Through Global Eyes Lecture Series" will be given by Visiting Professor Theo Bodewig of Humboldt University, Berlin. Bodewig will discuss the origins and implications of the Treaty of Lisbon on the EU on Tuesday, March 2.
UW Law Clinic's Innocence Project Reverses Rape Conviction
A 14-year nightmare ended last Thursday for Yakima resident Ted Bradford when a jury declared him not guilty of first-degree rape and burglary, the first case in Washington state history to win a new trial based solely on new DNA evidence. Students, faculty, staff, and volunteer attorneys with the UW School of Law Innocence Project Northwest have worked on Bradford's case for conviction reversal for almost eight years.
Law School Speaker Addresses LGBT Global Rights
Cary Alan Johnson, Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, will speak about the global movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights on Friday, February 12 in William H. Gates Hall Room 138 at 12:30 p.m.
Judge Who Indicted Pinochet to Speak at UW
Baltasar Garzón, an investigating judge with the National Court of Spain who indicted Chilean dictator Augosto Pinochet, will speak at the UW School of Law Tuesday, February 23.
Law Student's Native Art Installed in UW's Gates Hall
An exhibit of art by University of Washington law student Peter Boome featuring a series screen prints in the Pacific Coastal Salish style has been installed in William H. Gates Hall, home to the UW School of Law.
Hanford's Chief Legal Counsel to Speak to Law Students
Robert Carosino, Chief Counsel of the Richland Operations Office of the US Department of Energy, will discuss the history and progress of the nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford site with UW law students on Thursday, February 4.
UW Hosts Business and Human Rights Discussions
The UW School of Law will host a major public event on business and human rights on Friday, February 12 from 3:30 - 5 p.m., featuring a panel of leading attorneys who have represented victims in human rights litigation against major corporations.
Recent Graduate Lands Job in Obama Administration
In a time when law school graduates are scrambling to find good jobs, 2009 UW School of Law alumnus Dylan Orr was appointed to the Obama Administration one day before receiving the news he had passed the bar exam. Orr started work as the Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Labor Kathleen Martinez in the Office of Disability Employment Policy last December.
Law School Alumna Survives Haiti Earthquake
Stephanie Kotecki, a 2008 graduate from the UW School of Law working in Port-au-Prince as a foreign service officer to the U.S. embassy, survived Haiti's 7.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday.
UW Law Student's Article Cited by Washington Appeals Court
A law review article written by UW School of Law student Blythe Chandler was recently cited by the Washington Court of Appeals in State v. Scherner
. "It is actually quite rare for law school faculty to be cited by courts, let alone a student," said associate dean and law professor Peter Nicolas
UW Law School Clinical Program Celebrates 30 Years
The Clinical Law Program at the UW School of Law will celebrate its 30th anniversary on February 5 with an all-day continuing legal education course, "Professionalism in Practice: Ethics in Action," featuring clinic faculty and alumni.