University of Washington School of Law Media Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Law School for Legislators" held Jan. 10
On January 10, the Washington State Bar Association, together with the Office of Program Research at the Washington State House of Representatives, put on the biennial “Law School for Legislators.” This is a program for new members of the House—21 of them participated. The program focuses on constitutional constraints on lawmakers, the role of the courts in interpreting the constitution and statutes through judicial review, and tribal law limitations on the legislature’s prerogatives.
The course was taught by Judge Marlin Appelwick '79 of the Washington State Court of Appeals Division I, Visiting Professor Hugh Spitzer ’74, and Tom Schlosser, who occasionally serves as a part-time lecturer at the UW Law School. They were ably assisted by Kristen Fraser ’91, who is Senior Counsel to the Office of Program Research.