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Once a Law Dawg, Always a Law Dawg
Your UW Law connection doesn’t end when you leave campus.
At UW Law, we believe having a strong alumni network built on enduring relationships among our alumni is critical to the success of our school and future generations of lawyers. We hope you will join in our efforts to engage our alumni to benefit students, inform the public about UW Law’s remarkable achievements, and serve as ambassadors to the legal community and beyond.
Join us as we encourage students to explore their passions and equip them with intellectual tools and hands-on experience in their journey to become professionals who use their legal education to meet the needs of their community and work in any field they choose. Celebrate the impact our alumni are making in the communities they serve. Remain connected with your school and its alumni, students and faculty.
Alumni News & Events
As the 50th anniversary of the Boldt Decision approaches, we review the legacy of pioneering UW Law professor Ralph Johnson and his impact on the most complex case in Native American law history.
A UW Law classroom became a live courtroom on Nov. 15 when the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on four cases.
Guest: Prof. Guha Krishnamurthi of University of Maryland Carey Law School on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against race-based admissions won’t change the practice of affirmative action at universities nationwide.
In conversation with the Discovery podcast, guest Guha Krishnamurthi discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against race-based admissions and the practice of affirmative action at universities nationwide.
McCann, and Adjunct Professor of Law, has received the 2023 Harry J. Kalven Prize from the Law & Society Association and the 2024 Outstanding Scholar Award from American Bar Foundation Fellows.
Oral Arguments for the U.S. Court of Appeals will be heard in William H. Gates Hall on Nov. 15. Law students are encouraged to view the sitting of the Ninth Circuit in person.
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we reflect on the UW School of Law's relationship to the Indigenous Walking Tour.
Alumni in the Media
40 Under 40: 2023 (UW Law alumni named)
Jun 05, 2023 | Source: South Sound Business
Alumna Lara Fowler named director of Sustainability Institute, chief sustainability officer
May 26, 2023 | Source: Penn State University
Noted Seattle lawyer starts scholarship to help Native American and Latinx students at Heritage University pursue law degrees (UW Law partnership)
Apr 19, 2023 | Source: Heritage University
Heritage law school hopefuls have new opportunity for scholarships (UW Law partnership)
Apr 19, 2023 | Source: NBC Tri-Cities / NBC Yakima
States are flush with opioid settlement money. We don’t know much about how they’ll spend it (Alumna Christine Minhee profiled)
Dec 18, 2022 | Source: Fast Company
Alumna Ana Cecilia Lopez Named Washington State Bar Association Local Hero for Whatcom County
Nov 04, 2022 | Source: WSBA
Seattle tech vet Linden Rhoads appointed to Univ. of Washington Board of Regents (Alumni Linden Rhoads and Blaine Tamaki)
Oct 20, 2022 | Source: Geekwire
Newly appointed Superior Court judge to put best foot forward (Alumnus Tyson Hill)
Apr 21, 2021 | Source: Columbia Basin Herald
This former prisoner was just elected to the state house in Washington (Alumnus Shon Hopwood quoted)
Nov 07, 2020 | Source: The Seattle Times
From 'Jena 6' defendant to a promising career, (UW Law alumnus) Theo Shaw is officiallya lawyer
Apr 27, 2019 | Source: NOLA.com
- UW Law at Husky Days in the Bay - Young Alumni Social at SPIN
Friday, March 8, 2024, 6:30 – 8:30pm PST
Where: SPIN San Francisco
690 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(Corner of Folsom & 3rd)
We are calling all Bay Area alumni to join Don Wong (JD ’16), Michael Trevino (JD ’93), Amy Vance (UW Law Director of Alumni Relations) and our recently admitted students at the UWAA Young Husky Alumni Social at SPIN. Bring your competitive ping pong spirit as we convene the Bay Area Law Dawgs, welcome and encourage our admitted students, and connect with other members of the UW alumni community. Please register via the UWAA link and look for us at our reserved table for the event.
- More info: events.uw.edu…
- What AI Changes for the Law - UW Law Alumni CLE Program
- When: Friday, March 15, 2024, 12 – 1pm PDT
Join Professor Ryan Calo and Dr. Emily M. Bender in conversation with moderator Don Z. Wang on March 15 in a conversation about what AI changes for the law.
- The capabilities and uses of AI in the law
- What current assumptions underlying current law/policy-making need to be reexamined?
- Lawyers’ role in mitigating the risks and exploring the opportunities relating to AI
- How do we build a better Tech Policy eco-system for AI
Zoom link provided upon registration.
- More info: events.uw.edu…