Alumni

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.

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Alumni News & Events

María P. Angel, Ph.D. ‘24, is a Rising Star in AI Ethics
María P. Angel
María P. Angel, Ph.D. ‘24, is a Rising Star in AI Ethics

A “rising star” in privacy law from Colombia, recent Ph.D. graduate Maria P. Angel, ’24, has broken new ground at the intersection of knowledge and innovation.

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award
Dean Lawson and Arief Surowidjojo pictured about to shake hands.
Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

UW Law Celebrates Arief Surowidjojo with an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award and forges a new partnership with Jentera School of Law, advancing Indonesian legal education with an impact on policy.

Taylor Shoecraft (2L) Receives Justice Charles Z. Smith Award
Taylor Shoecraft honored with the Charles Z. Smith Award.
Taylor Shoecraft (2L) Receives Justice Charles Z. Smith Award

UW Law hosts the annual event in conjunction with Seattle University Law, Gonzaga Law and the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. The awards honor law students who exemplify Justice Charles Z. Smith’s legacy of demonstrated leadership for justice, equality and public service.

Redefining Excellence
Lynnyetta Keller
Redefining Excellence

Lynnyetta Keller (J.D. ’16) exemplifies what a Double Dawg can achieve with unconditional support from family, mentors and a UW education.

Clinical Law Program, Fall Newsletter
Clinical Law Program News
Clinical Law Program, Fall Newsletter

Stay informed about the latest updates and successes from UW Law's Clinical Law Program, which provides students with real-world legal experience assisting clients and communities.

A 50-Year Legacy of Excellence
Natural landscape with trees and water.
A 50-Year Legacy of Excellence

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.

U.S. Court of Appeals Holds Court at UW Law
The Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments at UW Law.
U.S. Court of Appeals Holds Court at UW Law

A UW Law classroom became a live courtroom on Nov. 15 when the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on four cases.

Operating in the Shadows
Discovery Podcast: Affirmative Action ... To Be Continued
Operating in the Shadows

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.

Alumni in the Media

  1. Bay Area Law Student & Alumni Happy Hour (SF)
    When: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 5 – 8pm PDT
    Where: Harrington's Bars & Grill
    245 Front Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Calling all University of Washington School of Law alumni, law students, and UW alumni in general in the San Francisco Bay Area! The UW Law Alumni Engagement Committee is hosting two happy hour hangouts in the SF Bay Area this summer:
    • Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Harrington's Bars & Grill (San Francisco) at 5pm 
    • Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Steins Beer Garden (Mountain View) at 5pm 
    We will stay around from 5pm to 7pm for each event. Look for the UW flag/banner upon arrival.  As noted, all UW alumni are welcome! 

    If you have not done so, please also consider joining the Bay Area UW Law Alum LinkedIn Group for future events!
    More info: docs.google.com…

  2. Bay Area Law Student & Alumni Happy Hour (Mountain View)
    When: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 5 – 8pm PDT
    Where: Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant
    895 Villa Street
    Mountain View, CA 94041
    Calling all University of Washington School of Law alumni, law students, and UW alumni in general in the San Francisco Bay Area! The UW Law Alumni Engagement Committee is hosting two happy hour hangouts in the SF Bay Area this summer:
    • Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Harrington's Bars & Grill (San Francisco) at 5pm 
    • Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Steins Beer Garden (Mountain View) at 5pm 
    We will stay around from 5pm to 7pm for each event. Look for the UW flag/banner upon arrival.  As noted, all UW alumni are welcome! 

    If you have not done so, please also consider joining the Bay Area UW Law Alum LinkedIn Group for future events!
    More info: docs.google.com…

  3. UW Converge Hong Kong 2024
    When: Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25, 2024
    Where: Hong Kong, China
    In 2024, the UW’s premier gathering for our global community of alumni and friends heads to Hong Kong. Get ready to experience the rich culture and exciting atmosphere of this truly international city while enjoying the unrivaled access, education and connection you expect from our annual UW Converge gatherings.
    SCHEUDLE
    Friday, August 23
    Welcome Events
    Get to know Hong Kong and start connecting with the global Husky community.

    Saturday, August 24
    UW Converge Summit
    Join us at our day-long summit as expert speakers and panelist share their knowledge and insight.

    UW Converge Reception
    After the summit, it’s time to celebrate! Join us for an enchanted evening of food and fun.

    Sunday, August 25
    UW International Chapter Board Meeting
    Board members of the UW’s international alumni chapters are invited to gather for a time of sharing insights and vision.

    Optional Excursions
    Check back for details on exciting activities and outings to make the most of your time in Hong Kong.
    More info: www.washington.edu…

  4. Law Day at Converge 2024
    When: Friday, August 23, 2024, 1 – 5:30pm PDT
    Where: Mayer | Brown
    16th - 19th Floors, Prince's Building
    10 Chater Road Central
    Hong Kong

    UW Law would like to invite our esteem international alumni to join us in Hong Kong for Converge 2024 Law Day. Dean Tamara Lawson will provide a Dean’s address and professors Xuan-Thao Nguyen (Director of the Asian Law Center) and Anita Ramasastry (Director of International Sustainable Development) will be present on Law, AI, Technology and Business and Sustainable Supply Chain, respectively.

    Events will take place at the offices of Mayer Brown Hong Kong thanks to our gracious host, Guiping Lu (LL.M. '98, J.D. ’03), Partner.

    Agenda

    Here is a brief look at our agenda for the afternoon:

    1pm                Arrive and Networking

    1:30pm           Welcome Remarks

    1:35pm           Dean Lawson’s Address to International Law Alumni

    2:15pm           Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen on Law and AI, Technology, and Business

    3:15pm           Break

    3:30pm           Professor Anita Ramasastry and Panel on Sustainable Supply Chain

    4:30pm           Final Q&A/Open Discussion

    5pm                Closing Remarks

    Please mark your calendars and register below. 


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