Theodore Myhre

  • Teaching Professor


Phone: (206) 685-7914


B.A. 1990, Evergreen State College M.A. 1991, Drew University M.A. 1994, Boston College J.D. 2000, Seattle University School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Arbitration/Mediation — Civil Litigation and Procedure — Civil Rights — Legal Philosophy and Theory — Legal Research and Writing — LGBTQ Rights

Recent Courses

LAW 100 Introduction to American Law
LAW B 505 Introduction to American Law Master of Jurisprudence
LAW B 523 Negotiation
LAW B 550 American Legal System and Method
LAW B 557 Graduate Writing Seminar
LAW E 508 Persuasive Writing

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Myhre is a Teaching Professor at the University of Washington School of Law. He teaches a variety of classes, including: Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research; Civil Procedure II; Negotiation; Persuasive Writing; Introduction to Law; Client Interviewing and Counseling; and International Commercial Arbitration. Professor Myhre also conducts seminars in Advanced Research and Writing, Law and Sex/Gender/Sexuality, and Landmark Cases in Civil Rights. He regularly teaches in the J.D. Program, the L.L.M Program, the M.J. Program, Early Fall Start, and the Honors Program. He believes strongly in experiential learning and serves as the faculty supervisor/head coach of the International Commercial Arbitration Competition Team. In 2021, Professor Myhre was recognized with the University of Washington's Distinguished Teaching Award, and the law school's Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, which he also received in 2020. He was the 2016 recipient of the SCALE Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School. Professor Myhre received the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015.

Prior to joining our faculty, Professor Myhre served as a Visiting Professor of Legal Writing at Seattle University School of Law. He has also served as an Acting Staff Attorney for the Washington State Supreme Court, a Managing Partner of McGlothin Myhre, PLLP, an Associate of Corr Cronin, LLP, Law Clerk to Justice Charles Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court, and Judicial Extern to Judge Thomas S. Zilly of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. 

His practice areas include trial and appellate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, complex commercial litigation, employment law, business law, family law, and civil rights law. He holds a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, an M.A. in History from Boston College, an M.A. in Modern European Intellectual History from Drew University, a Certificate in Language and Civilization from the University of Paris, and an interdisciplinary B.A. from The Evergreen State College. His current academic interests include discourse analysis, theories of interpretation, cultural studies, civil rights, international dispute resolution, and learning theory/pedagogy.

  • Speaker, "Rethinking How We Teach Persuasive Writing", 15th Global Legal Skills Conference, Nottingham Trent Universit (August 1, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Consumer Data Privacy Legislation & Regulation", Faculty Council on University Libraries, University of Washington (April 1, 2022)
  • Speaker, Interview and Lecture, "Should There Be Legal Education for Everybody?", 2020: The Course, University of Washington, Seattle Campus (November 24, 2020)
  • Speaker, "A Proposal for Sustainable Faculty Housing at the University of Washington (presentation to Senate Executive Committee, Elected Faculty Councils Chairs, Faculty Council on Faculty Affairs)", Leadership Excellence Project, University of Washington (April 30, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Personal Data Privacy: Comparative Analysis of Proposed Legislation and the Importance of Consumer Protection", Science and Technology Caucus, Washington State Legislature (February 19, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Academic Freedom", Discussion Series, University of Washington Faculty Senate (April 25, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Client Counseling and Interviewing: Exploring Underlying Interests", Institute in Transnational Law and Practice (September 1, 2012)
  • Speaker, "Court Review of Arbitration Awards: Understanding Judicial Opinions through Statutory Interpretation and Common Law Analysis", Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice, University of Washington School of Law (September 1, 2012)
  • Moderator, "Federal Court Litigation", CLE Presentation, Pincus Communications Continuing Legal Education Programs (October 1, 2011)
  • Speaker, "Client Counseling and Interviewing: Exploring Underlying Interests", Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice, University of Washington School of Law (September 1, 2011)
  • Speaker, "Whose Monet Is It? American Common Law, Statutory Interpretation, and Ownership of Stolen Art", Presentations, Transnational Institute in Law (September 1, 2011)
  • Speaker, "Does First Amendment Free Speech Apply to Corporations? Reading Citizen’s United v. F.E.C. to Understand Judicial Interpretation in a Common Law System", Summer Institute in English for Business and Law, University of Washington (August 1, 2011)
  • Speaker, "Introduction to American Contract Drafting: Common Structure and Content", Summer Institute in English for Business and Law, University of Washington (August 1, 2011)
  • Speaker, "Integrating Practice Skills into Legal Education: Curricular Changes and New Methods", American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative (May 2, 2011)
  • Speaker, "American Legal Education: History, Curriculum, and Teaching Methods", American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative (May 1, 2011)