International and Comparative
The University of Washington School of Law is one of the world's leading centers for interdisciplinary legal studies. Our Seattle location is an ideal gateway to the Pacific Rim, providing our faculty and students with unparalleled opportunity for research and other academic collaboration.
Founded in 1961, UW Law School's Asian Law Center is the country's oldest and most prestigious and serves as a critical hub for scholarship. Other leading programs including CASRIP and Sustainable International Development connect the law school with not only Asia, but Europe, Latin America and Africa. Our school may be in Washington, but our reach is around the world.
This year’s Environmental Law Symposium will explore the environmental harms associated with large earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, particularly the megaquake scenario in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Former UW School of Law dean for students and recently appointed deputy director of the ACLU of Washington, Michele Storms, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Washington State Bar Association Civil Rights Section.
2016 marked another year that the University of Washington School of Law led Washington law schools in the July Washington Bar Exam passage rate.