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.
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