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Have you been wanting to learn more about the IP classes offered from the students' perspective? TechLaw is hosting an academic advising student panel on Wednesday, April 22nd at 12:30 in room 119. The panel will include both hard and soft IP focused 3Ls who have taken a broad range of courses. We will be discussing the benefits and difficulties of certain classes, the different teaching styles of the professors, and different academic planning strategies that both worked and didn’t work. There will be a focus on the intellectual property curriculum, but students can ask about general "bar prep" courses as well. Any 1Ls or 2Ls who might be interested in intellectual property are encouraged to attend.

Pizza will be provided. Please direct any questions to techlawsociety@gmail.com.

Posted by ABRHODES at 2015-04-19 9:58 AM on behalf of Tech Law Society.

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Gala Tickets are almost sold out- get yours before they're gone!

I was at the venue today with our caterer and it's going to be great! Don't miss this chance to show off your best dressed self, your best moves, and have the best time!

Ticket price includes 3 drinks, appetizers, and entertainment- plus discounts at the after event- just save your ticket when you head over.



Tickets available here!

Posted by KSM42 at 2015-04-17 3:16 PM

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Hi. Ellen has very generously provided us with her Powerpoint persentations from her last two classes. Please enjoy!

Also note for your calendar, her next and last class of Spring Quarter, May 6 on the topic of Spiritual Wellness [talking about the big questions]. 12:30 p.m., Room 115.
Emotional Wellness.pptx
Financial Wellness.pptx

Wellness Homepage for UW School of Law

Posted by at 2015-04-17 0:49 PM on behalf of Human Resources.

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Just a reminder for those who may have veterans benefits eligibility to complete any necessary forms for tuition waivers. For additional information and instructions on determining your eligibility, please visit: http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/residency/military.html.

As you may know, Section 702 of the Choice Act of 2014 was approved last year and will take in effect July 1, 2015. The Choice Act expands benefits for students enrolled at public institutions. As the University rolls out its process, I wanted to be sure you had additional information on this in the event you were not aware. Here is the fact sheet: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/docs/factsheets/Section_702_Factsheet.pdf.

We will keep you posted with any information that comes our way but you will also want to visit the Veterans Center at: https://depts.washington.edu/osfaweb/veterans/ and check periodically as that information and any updates will also be posted on their website.

Posted by at 2015-04-17 11:53 AM on behalf of Admissions & Financial Aid.

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It is that time of the year when we elect our best and brightest to represent our interests to the faculty and administration.

We will have an information session about all of the positions. Please come and find out how you can get involved with representing your fellow students.

The session will be held on Monday, April 20 at 12:30pm, in room 119. There will be light refreshments! The nomination form has been posted on the SBA glass window case near the law school cafe and room 133.

Here are the list of positions:

-President
-Executive Vice President
-Vice-President of Seasonal Programs (Plans Fall Festival and Law Gala)
-Vice-President of Recurring Programs (Plans TGITs and Law Revue)
-Vice-President of Student Organizations
-Secretary
-Treasurer
-(2) 3L Representatives
-(2) 2L Representatives
-Graduate Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Representative
-Transfer Representative
-American Bar Association (ABA) Representative
-Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Representative
-King County Bar Association (KCBA) Representative

Posted by HUGGINS1 at 2015-04-17 10:57 AM on behalf of Student Bar Association (SBA).

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Dear 3Ls,

Commencement will soon upon us!

The SBA would like to know which professors and students you would like to hear speak at commencement on June 7, 2015. Let us know by completing the short survey linked below.

2015 Law School Graduation speaker survey

Posted by RSYKES at 2015-04-16 9:15 PM on behalf of Robert Sykes.

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Congratulations to Amanda Hailey and Lynnyetta Keller who will be the new Co-Presidents of the Black Law Students Association for the 2015-2016 school year! If you are interested in serving as a board member next year, please contact Amanda (ajc22@uw.edu) or Lynnyetta (lynnyetta.keller@gmail.com).

Posted by LNCONNER at 2015-04-16 4:11 PM on behalf of BLSA.

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The Environmental Law Society, the Student Health Law Organization, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice are hosting TGIT tonight at 5:30. Come for some samosas, naan, and drinks!

Posted by AMBERSON at 2015-04-16 11:35 AM

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Date: Monday, April 20th
Time: 12:30-1:20pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Room 212/213

RSVP to kimmyj@uw.edu

Please join us for a lunchtime lecture on professionalism and lawyering with Joseph Ryan, a renowned corporate and securities transactional attorney who is based in Washington, D.C. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with one of the top attorneys in the country on this important topic, and hear directly from Mr. Ryan about his personal experience as a business lawyer. Mr. Ryan received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1964 and was a member of the University of Washington 1964 Rose Bowl Team. He is a proud Husky, claiming four generations of Huskies. Mr. Ryan received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1967.

More about Joseph Ryan:
Joseph Ryan is currently the Chairman and CEO of Ryan Investments LLC, a private firm with investments in the hospitality industry, the alternative energy business, and private banking. Mr. Ryan is also the Chairman and CEO of Joseph Ryan & Associates LLC, a company offering mediation, arbitration, and consulting services for companies and professional service organizations. In 2007, Mr. Ryan was a Partner in the Business Transactions Group at Venable LLP, a Washington, D.C. based law firm.

Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Ryan served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Marriott International, Inc., where he led a staff of 85 attorneys and oversaw the offices of the corporate secretary, government affairs and corporate communications. Prior to joining Marriott, Mr. Ryan practiced law for 27 years with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, where he became a Partner in 1976 and Managing Partner of the firm in 1993.

Mr. Ryan has more than 40 years of experience as a corporate/transactional lawyer, setting him apart in the field. He brings a strong transactional background to any problem and can operate in either mediation or arbitration as a business lawyer used to solving problems of all kinds. In addition, he provides strategic consulting to law firms and law departments to help them build and maintain successful practices for the long term.

Posted by VERRILLI at 2015-04-16 9:27 AM on behalf of Law & Business Association.

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Homelessness in Seattle and King County: Why Haven’t We Solved This Problem?

Hosted by: Center for Public Service Law

Despite a robust plan to eliminate homelessness in Seattle and King County, the number of individuals who are homeless is on the rise. Join our panelists for a discussion about the current situation, to learn about the work people are doing to address the challenges and discover ways to get involved.

Panelists:
• Eric Dunn-Northwest Justice Project
• Hannah Rosenberger-Directing Attorney, Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project, Seattle Community Law Center
• Alison Eisinger, Executive Director, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
• Kevin Duffy-Greaves,1L, Moderator



If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu
by 12:00 pm Monday, April 20, 2015.



Posted by at 2015-04-16 9:07 AM on behalf of Center for Public Service Law.

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The Legal Writing Fellows will host a training for 1Ls interested in perfecting citations for your appellate advocacy brief. We will cover citation basics, answer any questions you might have about citations, and will briefly discuss crafting a table of authorities. This training is optional, but all 1Ls are welcome to attend! Please bring your lunch: Thursday 4/23, Room 133 at 12:30pm. Contact Jessica (jce08@uw.edu) with questions.

Posted by JCE08 at 2015-04-16 7:38 AM

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Please RSVP to Jordan Budnick (Jordan.Budnick@knobbe.com) with a resume by tomorrow, Thursday, April 16th.

Knobbe Martens cordially invites 1L, 2L and 3L students with a technical background and interested in IP law to join us for a cocktail reception.

Meet with lawyers from one of the country’s most prominent intellectual property law firms to learn more about our practice, our people, and why we offer an opportunity second to none to build a rewarding career in IP law.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Seattle Office
925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98104

http://www.knobbe.com

Posted by ABRHODES at 2015-04-15 11:12 PM on behalf of CPLD and Tech Law Society.

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Please join us this coming Monday, April 20, for a special lecture and discussion on the Arctic and Environmental Justice Issues presented by UW Law and the UW Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies.

This event is sponsored by Global Mondays, UW School of Law; the Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (with funding from a US Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education, Title VI grant); Arctic Law and Policy Institute, UW School of Law; and the UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies (supported by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa).

April 20, 12:30-1:20pm in William H. Gates Hall Room 117. Lunch served
Discussion continues in room 115


“Addressing Environmental Justice Issues in the Canadian Arctic: Stewardship, Community-Driven Research and Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Hydroelectric Mega-Projects on Sea Ice Ecosystems”

Joel Heath, 2014-15 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies; Executive Director, The Arctic Eider Society

Inuit and Cree communities in East Hudson Bay/James Bay have identified major concerns about impacts of hydroelectric mega-projects on winter sea ice ecosystems. This traditional knowledge has been used to develop community-driven scientific research programs engaging hunters and youth in meaningful employment using their sea ice knowledge and skills to study cumulative impacts on the marine ecosystem. This presentation will demonstrate results of ongoing programs with five communities.

Dr. Heath is an accomplished academic and filmmaker with over 15 years of field experience in the Arctic. He established the Arctic Eider Society (www.arcticeider.com), a registered Canadian charity working with Inuit and Cree communities to develop capacity for community-driven research, training and education/outreach with youth and hunters. He led one of Canada’s largest and most successful International Polar Year projects, developing community research programs, educational curriculum, and directing/producing the award winning film People of a Feather (www.peopleofafeather.com).

http://www.law.washington.edu/asianlaw/scholars/globalmondays.aspx

Posted by at 2015-04-15 1:02 PM on behalf of UW Law Global Affairs.

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The sign up sheet for SBA elections has now been posted on the glass case by the cafe and across from 127. An info session will be held on Monday 4/20. Friday 4/24 is the last dat to sign up. Attached is a link to our Bylaws which have the duties expected of each position but it is not update.


SBA Bylaws

Posted by KONG08 at 2015-04-15 0:42 PM on behalf of SBA.

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Thursday, April 23, 12:30-1:20 in Room117

For 1Ls and 2Ls interested in:
1. Concurrent LL.M. enrollment in
- Global Business Law LL.M.
- Asian & Comparative Law LL.M.
2. Concentration Track in
- International & Comparative Law
- Asian Law

https://www.law.washington.edu/AsianLaw/JD/default.aspx

Posted by at 2015-04-15 8:25 AM on behalf of Asian Law Center.

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Buy your gala tickets now before they sell out!


Gala 2015

Posted by KSM42 at 2015-04-14 5:13 PM on behalf of UW SBA.

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HCMP, MCHB, and the Legal Writing Fellows are excited to invite all 1Ls to the Brief Writing Training. Students will learn more about appellate briefs, the MCHB scoring rubric, and can view sample briefs from prior competitions. The Brief Writing Training will take place THIS Wednesday during the lunch hour (12:30 to 1:20) in room 138.

Please note that at least one member of each team must attend, and make sure to bring your own lunch. If you have any questions feel free to email 2015hcmp1lappellate@gmail.com.

Competition Information

Posted by TOMERV at 2015-04-14 2:50 PM on behalf of HCMP, the Legal Writing Fellows, and the UW School of Law Moot Court Honor Board.

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The Washington International Law Journal's Symposium on The Post-2015 Development Agenda: From the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will bring together high-level officials, academics, and experts to discuss to debate the proposed SDGs and explore the prospects for a truly transformative post-2015 development agenda.

In 2000, the United Nations adopted the eight Millennium Development Goals, demonstrating its commitment to eradicate extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and ensure environmental sustainability by 2015. The UN has made significant progress in these efforts, but the MDGs have been criticized for their lack of attention to key issues. In 2012, the UN set in motion the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals, to build off of the successes and failures of the MDGs. The UN General Assembly will consider these goals and adopt the SDGs in September of 2015. Many issues are being debated including:

--How can governments set measurable goals related to environmental protection and global health?
--What structures must be set in place to ensure government accountability for illicit financial flows and corruption? ; and
--To what extent are human rights and the rule of law linked to human development, and how does one measure whether a country adequately protects and promotes these rights?

Confirmed speakers include:

Per Bergling, Legal Advisor on International Law at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Professor of Law, University of Umea

Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law and Dean, School of Law Middlesex University and member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network where he co-chairs the Thematic Group on Social Inclusion, Gender and Human Rights.

David Gartner, Professor of Law Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability

Craig Moscetti, Public Health Consultant

Anita Ramasastry, Professor of Law and Director of Sustainable International Development Graduate Program, University of Washington

Marie Sudreau, Sovereign Debt Expert, United Nations Commission on Trade and Development

Allyn Taylor, Consultant in Global Health law and Affiliate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced international Studies

Register Here: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=124201&view=Detail

Sponsored by: the Washington International Law Journal, the Sustainable International Development Law Graduate Program, Office of Global Affairs, UW School of and the Gates Public Service Law program.

Posted by CALEBV at 2015-04-14 0:25 PM on behalf of The Washington International Law Journal.

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This scholarship is awarded to a law student with financial need who is committed to social justice work. Please provide a personal statement, no longer than 3 double-spaced pages, describing your reasons for attending law school and experiences working with marginalized communities and/or fighting injustice and oppression. The donor has a strong interest in providing financial assistance to students who are underrepresented minorities. Given this interest, the donor recognizes that this scholarship will help support the law school’s commitment to a diverse student population, one that includes individuals of varying ages, genders, races, national origins, talents, etc., and those from underrepresented populations and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Please submit all application materials to lawadm@uw.edu or to the Office of Admissions & Financial, Room 231, by 5:00PM PDT on May 15.

https://www.law.washington.edu/FinAid/Scholarships.aspx?vw=competitions

Posted by at 2015-04-14 0:23 PM on behalf of Admissions & Financial Aid.

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The Association for Student Defenders and Prosecutors at the University of Washington School of Law is proud to present Conversations in Criminal Justice Reform at the UW School of Law! The evening will open with a presentation by Dan Satterberg on the need for reform and the measures his office is taking to effect positive change. Following the presentation, a panel of practitioners and high-level policy makers will respond with questions and comments sparked by the presentation. Panelists include: Travis Stearns, former director of the Washington Defender's Association, Pat Valerio, senior attorney with ACA, Lisa Daugaard, director of the Racial Disparity Project, Sandy Mullins, senior policy advisor to Governor Inslee, and Dan Satterberg himself. There will be opportunities for questions from the audience as well. A reception will follow.

Date: April 23
Time: 6pm
Place: Room 138; Reception in Room 115
RSVP at http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=124402&view=Detail.
Contact: Caleb Jon Vandenbos at calebv@uw.edu or Thomas O'Ban at tcoban@uw.edu

RSVP Link

Posted by CALEBV at 2015-04-14 10:50 AM on behalf of The Association for Student Defenders and Prosecutors.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015; 3:30-5:00 pm (followed by reception)
Room 447, William H. Gates Hall

Li Ping is senior attorney for Landesa’s China team and a leading authority on land-related law in China. He has assisted the Chinese government in drafting laws and regulations governing farmers’ land rights, and provided consultancy to international development organizations.

In this presentation, Li Ping will recap the pre-1949 rural tenure reform and institutional developments: from private ownership to collectivization, then de-collectivization, leading to the Household Responsibility System in the early 1980s under which farmers were given functional land use rights under collective ownership. In the post-1980s, a gradual strengthening of household rights to land and weakening of collective ownership led to the general framework of China’s present-day rural land system. Under this framework, he will discuss several issues that the new leadership is facing: land takings regime reform, collective ownership vs. farmers’ entitled property rights, etc.

https://www.law.washington.edu/AsianLaw/News/Default.aspx

Posted by at 2015-04-14 10:44 AM on behalf of Asian Law Center.

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Stokes Lawrence is pleased to offer three $1,500 tuition scholarships to first year students from diverse backgrounds; one at each of the three law schools in the State of Washington. Our goal is to promote opportunities within the profession and to encourage a dialogue around the issue of diversity in the work place.

Criteria: The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first year law students of diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated promise for a successful career in law and are committed to community involvement.

Application: Applicants will submit a current resume and a personal essay of no more than 1,000 words with the following content:
• Description of his or her thoughts on diversity and/or how diversity has played a role so far in his or her life
• Description of his or her community involvement

Materials must be submitted to lawadm@uw.edu no later than 5PM PDT on April 20, 2015. Please direct questions to diversity@stokeslaw.com.

Scholarship recipients will be announced by April 30, 2015.

All applicants for the scholarships will be invited to a reception at the Stokes Lawrence law offices in Seattle on May 28, 2015.

Posted by at 2015-04-14 10:03 AM on behalf of Admissions & Financial Aid.

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Congratulations to Katy Reed and Erika Bleyl, the new Co-Presidents of the Outlaws Law Student Association for the '15-'16 academic year.

If you are interested in serving on the board of Outlaws for the '15-'16 academic year, please send an email to katyannereed@gmail.com and cebleyl@gmail.com.



Posted by CRYSTALO at 2015-04-13 1:33 PM on behalf of Outlaws Student Association .

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Date: Monday, April 20th
Time: 12:30-1:20pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Room 212/213

RSVP to kimmyj@uw.edu

Please join us for a lunchtime lecture on professionalism and lawyering with Joseph Ryan, a renowned corporate and securities transactional attorney who is based in Washington, D.C. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with one of the top attorneys in the country on this important topic, and hear directly from Mr. Ryan about his personal experience as a business lawyer. Mr. Ryan received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1964 and was a member of the University of Washington 1964 Rose Bowl Team. He is a proud Husky, claiming four generations of Huskies. Mr. Ryan received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1967.

More about Joseph Ryan:
Joseph Ryan is currently the Chairman and CEO of Ryan Investments LLC, a private firm with investments in the hospitality industry, the alternative energy business, and private banking. Mr. Ryan is also the Chairman and CEO of Joseph Ryan & Associates LLC, a company offering mediation, arbitration, and consulting services for companies and professional service organizations. In 2007, Mr. Ryan was a Partner in the Business Transactions Group at Venable LLP, a Washington, D.C. based law firm.

Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Ryan served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Marriott International, Inc., where he led a staff of 85 attorneys and oversaw the offices of the corporate secretary, government affairs and corporate communications. Prior to joining Marriott, Mr. Ryan practiced law for 27 years with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, where he became a Partner in 1976 and Managing Partner of the firm in 1993.

Mr. Ryan has more than 40 years of experience as a corporate/transactional lawyer, setting him apart in the field. He brings a strong transactional background to any problem and can operate in either mediation or arbitration as a business lawyer used to solving problems of all kinds. In addition, he provides strategic consulting to law firms and law departments to help them build and maintain successful practices for the long term.

Posted by VERRILLI at 2015-04-13 9:24 AM on behalf of Law & Business Association.

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Interim President Ana Mari Cauce and Prof. Charles Lee, Accounting Professor at Stanford's Business School, will have an inter-faith and non-faith dialogue about success, meaning, and identity. The panel is moderated by James Wellman, Chair of UW’s Comparative Religion program.

8pm Kane 130

Available live online at http://ow.ly/LpJpf

Posted by CSTEENY at 2015-04-13 8:31 AM

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