Law, Business and Technology
Situated in Seattle—a global hub for technology, arts, and innovation—the UW School of Law has extensive programs at the intersection of law, business, technology, and the arts. From the cutting edge research and conferences presented through our renowned Center for Advanced Studies and Research on IP (CASRIP), Tech Policy Lab, and Cannabis Law and Policy Project, to the teaching excellence of our J.D., LL.M., and M.J. degree programs, we deliver an integrated approach to these critical fields of innovation.
We are especially proud of our experiential curriculum that situates practical, hands-on problem-solving in a reflective, multi-disciplinary environment. From first year classes with negotiation and drafting components, through advanced simulation and skills classes, culminating in capstones including the Federal Tax Clinic, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, and Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, we were leading on legal education reform before it became trendy to do so.
Melissa Durkee examines the role powerful corporate interests play in international legal processes, and how they can covertly co-opt NGOs to lobby lawmakers on their behalf.
2016 marked another year that the University of Washington School of Law led Washington law schools in the July Washington Bar Exam passage rate.
Professor Anita Ramasastry has been appointed to serve on the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights