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Are you interested in Immigration Law?

IFAP invites you to its Immigration Law Student-Attorney Mixer. Students will have the opportunity to network with local attorneys that share a passion for immigration law. This event is FREE to all students. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. To RSVP please respond to this survey. If you have inquiries, please contact

April 20, Monday, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 3rd Avenue #2200
Seattle, WA

This event is hosted by:
Davies Wright Tremaine

RSVP is not required to attend but is encouraged because it allows us to know how many students to expect

Posted by DOBRIEN3 at 2015-04-05 11:40 PM on behalf of IFAP.

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Dear Class of 2017!

MHCB has heard you requests for early registration and we are happy to give you the opportunity to sign up for the HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy competition right away. There is no rush to sign up as registration will be open until April 22 at 5 pm. If you know you would like to compete, and want to receive your assigned side (petitioner or respondent), you can register starting right now by completing two steps:

(1) Send an email to with your name and your teammate’s name
(2) Drop off a check for $50* at the MCHB office written out to “UW School of Law” (someone should be in the office at any time during scheduled office hours to collect checks)

Once one of the committee chairs (Spencer Gall, Brennen Johnson, Tomer Vandsburger) has entered your information, you will receive your team number and your assigned side for the brief. We will strive to respond as soon as possible (please keep in mind that the committee chairs have class sessions that may keep them from signing you up right away).

Tomer, Spencer, and Brennen

*We will discuss fee reduction opportunities at the information session. If at any point the cost of the competition is an issue, please reach out and we will do what we can to help you and your teammate participate.

The 1L App Ad page will be up by the end 4/5/15

Posted by TOMERV at 2015-04-05 5:55 PM on behalf of HCMP and the UW School of Law Moot Court Honor Board.

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Race Judicata is 2 weeks from today! The weather (which is highly predictable in Seattle, as we all know), is forecasted to be 54 degrees with some showers- perfect running weather, right? Right. Or so I've been told.

We've extended registration until the 16th, but why wait? Register for Race Judicata today. Do your health-law interested classmates a favor and help fund a PILA grant for a student who's going to be working in an unpaid health law position this summer! Do yourself a favor and take a study break (or preemptively prepare for the fun of Gala the next weekend)!

$25 for students, $30 for non-students. Teams of 5 get $5 off per racer.
April 19th, Magnuson Park- race time is 9:30 AM (not too early!)

There will be medals for fastest man, woman, and dog racer. Doesn't Fido want a medal? (Answer: Obviously.)

Where to Register: We'll be tabling EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. You can't miss us. We're the table with the candy and the t-shirts. Or, you can register on We take cash and check at the table and debit and credit online. We do not take IOUs, Monopoly money, or Starbucks gift cards (well, we'd probably take Starbucks gift cards, but not for payment for the race.)

Questions? Email Mariah Hanley, Co-President of the Student Health Law Organization, at Or ask anyone at the SHLO table (because again- we'll be tabling EVERY DAY THIS WEEK).

Facebook Event for THE BEST RACE JUDICATA IN 2015

Posted by MHANLE20 at 2015-04-05 5:22 PM on behalf of Student Health Law Organization.

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Seed IP will be hosting a reception for all JD and LLM students interested in patent law on Thursday, April 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come and meet attorneys from one of the largest and most respected intellectual property firms in the Pacific Northwest. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Attire is business casual.

**Please RSVP in Symplicity by Monday, April 6 at noon.**

We hope to see you there! Location: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5400, Seattle, WA (54th Floor of Columbia Center)

Posted by ABRHODES at 2015-04-04 1:36 PM on behalf of Tech Law Society.

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The Asian Law Center is seeking for 4 to 6 U.S. J.D. students interested in international outreach. The Seattle Summer Seminar is a two-week course for students from top universities in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Mexico, who will participate in classes on law, society, science and technology, explore the region, and brush up on their English. The J.D. students will be tour guides/ambassadors to the international students and provide the U.S. point of view in their interactions. We hope to divide the students into small groups, with at least one US Student Ambassador in each group.
· Attend all classes, study hours, lunchtime events, and tours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily)*
*If you are attending Summer Quarter classes and are not available the entire time, or if you are only available for one of the two weeks, we may be able to work around your schedule or arrange a “job-share” with another J.D. student.
· Attend sightseeing tour on Saturday, August 15 (daytime)
· Initiate interactions with international students in attendance.
· $800 scholarship (for full attendance: adjusted for part-time attendance)
· Opportunities to meet and network with international students
· Opportunities to visit local businesses or places of interest
If you wish to apply, please send a resume and short cover letter/email to by April 20.

Posted by at 2015-04-03 1:46 PM on behalf of Asian Law Center.

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Volunteer for CITIZENSHIP DAY in Vancouver, Mount Vernon, or Yakima on Saturday, April 25, 2015

As we continue to wait for Congress and/or the President to act to reform the immigration system, there’s something you can do now to impact the lives of immigrant families: Volunteer at Citizenship Day on April 25, 2015. With administrative relief delayed, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the thousands of immigrants who are already eligible for citizenship can start the process. Citizenship Day is a free one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship and it is hosted by the WA State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and OneAmerica. It’s a great way to give pro-bono service without a long-term commitment, meet other attorneys and help your community.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: VANCOUVER: Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA 98663
MOUNT VERNON: KSVR-Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus, Laura Angst Hall, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
YAKIMA: Central Lutheran Church, 1604 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
PARALEGAL: Meet one on one with clients to help complete naturalization forms. Paralegals may NOT provide legal advice. This is a great role for certified paralegals as well as non-immigration attorneys and law students seeking to gain experience in immigration law.
Please contact WNA Manager Sarah Sumadi at with any questions about volunteering. Volunteers who haven’t attended a Citizenship Day in the last year will be required to attend a 1.5 hour training prior to the day of the event. Trainings will be held via conference call or in person on Wednesday, April 15 from 12pm-1:30pm in Seattle. If you’re unable to make the call, a recording of the training will be circulated.

ABOUT: Washington New Americans, a program of OneAmerica, promotes successful integration by connecting Legal Permanent Residents to the information and services they need to successfully pursue citizenship and become active members of our community. Citizenship Days, held in partnership with AILA and community organizations across the state, offer assistance with citizenship applications in 8 cities in Washington State. Last year, over 375 volunteers supported Citizenship Days and were able to serve 531 individuals at 13 sites across the state! Visit for more information.

Posted by at 2015-04-03 10:29 AM on behalf of Center for Professional & Leadership Development.

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It is time to apply for a position on the Women's Law Caucus Board for the 2015-2016 academic year! If you are interested, please send an email to Jane Pryjmak at with the following: (1) a short statement of interest (2) resume (3) all positions you are interested in.

We will accept applications until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7th and will announce new board members on Thursday, April 9th.

Here are the board positions that are available for next year:
Liaison to Washington Women Lawyers (State Board)
Liaison to King County Chapter, Washington Women Lawyers
Liaison to Pierce County Chapter, Washington Women Lawyers
VP of Finance
VP of Communications
VP of Programs
VPs of Outreach

We're very excited about the coming year and hope you will join us in leadership during 2015-2016. If you have any questions about the positions, responsibilities or WLC in general, please let us know!

Posted by JPRYJMAK at 2015-04-02 4:57 PM on behalf of Women's Law Caucus.

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First 20 students will be confirmed and recieve lunch.

We have three special guest speakers from VC backed, Seattle-based companies joining us for the Dean's Roundtable:
-Sarah Bird '05, CEO and President of Moz
-Asher Bearman '01, General Counsel for Trupanion
-Ben Golden '11, In-House Counsel at TUNE

Sarah Bird '05, CEO and President of Moz.
Sarah joined the Moz team in 2007 as the eigth employee. After practicing law at a firm, she craved a new challenge and decided to throw herself into the “startup lifestyle.” Today, Moz is one of the leading authorities on SEO, social media, marketing, and marketing analytics

Asher Bearman '01, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Trupanion.
Asher joined Trupanion as General Counsel in 2013, after having been Trupanion’s primary outside legal counsel since 2008. He helped lead the company through its IPO in 2014.

Ben Golden '11, In-house Counsel at TUNE
Ben is one of two in-house lawyers at TUNE, currently one of the country's fastest-growing startups. Ben was as student in UW's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and served as a UW student regent. He worked at Perkins Coie prior to joining TUNE.

Posted by at 2015-04-02 11:35 AM on behalf of Dean's Office.

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Monday 4/6
12:30-1:20 pm (Room 133)
Please RSVP in Symplicity

Join the Minority Law Students Association for a student panel discussing how to approach 2L summer job applications. While application season is still a ways away, this is a great opportunity for 1Ls to get an introduction to the process and get some tips on how to become a competitive applicant. The event will begin with a moderated panel, followed by a Q&A session permitting students to ask their own questions. Lunch will be provided!

Posted by ABROWN08 at 2015-04-01 10:50 PM on behalf of MLSA .

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Are you interested in environmental law? Land use law? Want to meet professionals in the field?

Then come join the WSBA Environmental Land Use Law Section, the KCBA Environmental and Land Use Section, the ABA Section of Environment, Energy,and Resources, the Environmental Law Society (UW), and the Environmental Law Society (SU) for a happy hour!

Date and Time: Thursday, April 9th, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: The Arctic Club Hotel’s Polar Bar, 700 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA
Appetizers and a beverage will be complimentary, followed by a cash bar

Contact Chrissy Elles (

Posted by AMBERSON at 2015-04-01 4:37 PM on behalf of The Environmental Law Society-UW.

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AccessGroup is offering the following free webinars for students in the upcoming weeks:
• Real World Finances: Thursday, April 2nd at 3 p.m. ET or Wednesday, May 20th at 1 p.m. ET
• Loan Repayment 101: Wednesday, April 8th at 12 p.m. ET
• Financing Your Legal Education: April 16th at 12 p.m. ET or April 22nd at 3 p.m. ET
• Income-Driven Repayment Plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF): Wednesday, April 29th at 1 p.m. ET

To sign up for them, please visit:

Posted by at 2015-04-01 2:54 PM on behalf of Admissions & Financial Aid.

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Only 20 seats available - RSVP today!

April 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Room 447
Featuring: Rodney L. Brown, Jr. of the Cascadia Law Group

Rodney Brown’s practice focuses on environmental and land use issues relating to natural resources, transportation megaprojects, energy and other project permitting, hazardous waste, climate change and pollution control. He founded Cascadia Law Group and its predecessor in 1996.
Brown is the principal author of Washington’s Superfund law, the Model Toxics Control Act. He was a member of the Washington Department of Ecology’s work group that drafted the implementing regulations, and a member of the MTCA Policy Advisory Committee that reviewed MTCA for the Washington Legislature. He represents potentially responsible parties at federal and state Superfund hazardous waste sites. Clients have included owners and operators of sites and generators and transporters of waste from a broad range of industries.

Posted by at 2015-04-01 0:11 PM on behalf of Marketing / Advancement.

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Please join us this coming Monday to learn asbout the complex dynamics of rule of law assistance projects in Indonesia.

Monday, April 6
117 William H. Gates Hall at 12:30-1:20pm; Lunch (Passover friendly) served

Hosted by the Ph.D in Law Program and the LL.M. Program in Sustainable International Development

"The Anatomy of (Indonesian) Rule of Law Assistance"
Anna B. Bosch, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. Candidate, UW Law

The site of donor-funded rule of law (RoL) assistance delivery is host to the relationship dynamics of a complex, multi-faceted group of actors. Through the lens of principal-agent theory, Ms. Bosch introduces four case studies of RoL assistance in Indonesia: their participants, parties and projects, and a multiplicity of local actors with self-interests. In addition to donor and recipient principals (including USAID), World Bank, the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office and Supreme Court), their respective agents, and hired contractors (Chemonics, The Asia Foundation), we also see BAPPENAS (Indonesia’s National Development Planning Agency), and “reform teams” established in the Indonesian Supreme Court and Attorney General’s Office. The ‘Samaritan’s dilemma’ and other agency problems of distorted incentives and information present themselves, resulting in moral hazard and adverse selection. Ms. Bosch will suggest that, in practice, RoL assistance actors take on multiple roles simultaneously, and that differences of opinions about various parties’ roles may be a contributing factor to friction / tension between local actors when it occurs. Ms. Bosch will share data collected as part of a larger dissertation study, titled: Local Actors in Donor-Funded Rule of Law Assistance in Indonesia: Owners, Partners, Agents?

Anna B. Bosch holds a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She worked as a criminal prosecutor for King County, Washington for six years, prior to obtaining her LL.M. in Sustainable International Development at UW School of Law. During her Ph.D. studies at the UW School of Law, Ms. Bosch has given lectures for UW Law courses Law Reform in Transition Economies, and Theories and Tools for Combatting Corruption. She has worked as a researcher for The Asian Law Center at the UW School of Law and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the UW School of Law.

Posted by at 2015-04-01 8:45 AM on behalf of UW Law Global Affairs.

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Seed IP will be hosting a reception for all JD and LLM students interested in patent law on Thursday, April 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come and meet attorneys from one of the largest and most respected intellectual property firms in the Pacific Northwest. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Attire is business casual.

**Please RSVP in Symplicity by Monday, April 6 at noon.** We hope to see you there!

Location: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5400, Seattle, WA (54th Floor of Columbia Center)

Posted by ABRHODES at 2015-03-31 11:27 AM on behalf of Tech Law Society.

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I. APPLY TO GRADUATE BY WEEK 3. You must complete the online graduation application form within the first three weeks of the quarter in which you plan to graduate.
II. DARS DEGREE AUDIT. You may track your progress towards the JD at any time, through the DARS audit on your MyUW page. If you have any questions or concerns after running an audit, contact Pontus Niklasson, Assistant Dean for Academic Services & Registrar, at
III. GRADUATION DATES 2014-2015 - FOR BAR APPLICATIONS, ETC. Please find below the degree conferral/graduation dates for the quarters of this academic year; use these dates when you fill out your bar exam applications, and any other time you need to list your graduation date:

Autumn 2014 12/12/2014
Winter 2015 3/20/2015
Spring 2015 6/12/2015*
*This is the degree conferral/graduation date, even though law school commencement will take place 6/7/2015.

JD Graduation Application

Posted by at 2015-03-31 9:41 AM on behalf of Academic Services.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break!

Help Innocence Project Northwest send our exonerees to the national Innocence Network Conference in Orlando, Florida this spring. After spending years in prison for crimes they did not commit, exonerees of the Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) at the University of Washington have the chance to meet once a year with exonerated individuals from across the country, share their inspiring stories to freedom, and participate in conference programs to help overcome the challenges of rebuilding their lives. This amazing experience helps build a supportive community amongst the wrongly convicted nationwide. Most IPNW exonerees have received no compensation for the years they spent imprisoned, and the cost of traveling to this year’s location in Florida is prohibitive. IPNW seeks your support to help fund travel costs including air fare, transportation, and hotel accommodations. All funds will be dedicated to conference travel for exonerees and if possible a partner or support person, based on financial need and availability to travel and participate in conference programs.

We have established a GoFundMe page at:

Any amount helps! Please spread this story around and help us support some amazing individuals!

For more information about our exonerated clients please see: edu/Clinics/IPNW/Stories.aspx

For more information on the Conference itself please see: https://innocencenetwork2015.

Our organization is a registered non-profit.

Thank you for your support!

GoFundMe page

Posted by JSM92 at 2015-03-30 10:28 PM on behalf of Innocence Project Northwest Student Chapter.

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Tuesday, April 7, 3:30 - 5:00 pm followed by reception
Room 447 William H. Gates Hall

Although hate speech against Burakumin existed in the past, the Japanese government has been reluctant to enact a hate speech ban, or civil rights legislation granting administrative and civil remedies for private acts of discrimination.

However, the escalation of hate speech by right-wing groups against resident Koreans has triggered a debate on this subject. Some members of the legislatures are pushing for a ban, and an increasing number of local assemblies are passing resolutions calling for national ban on hate speech.

Professor Shigenori Matsui of UBC School of Law will explore the reasons behind the reluctance of the Japanese government to ban hate speech, what kind of ban should be introduced, and how it will stand up against “freedom-of-expression” challenges.

Posted by at 2015-03-30 0:02 PM on behalf of Asian Law Center.

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SBA's Spring Gala is coming! It will be April 25th, so save that date!

Dress to impress, however you feel best!
Drinks, heavy appetizers, and dancing!
Photobooth memories and more!

Posted by KSM42 at 2015-03-30 11:08 AM on behalf of SBA.

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