Terry Price

  • Interim Associate Dean for Students
  • Executive Director, Graduate Programs
  • Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor, School of Social Work
  • Associate Teaching Professor


Phone: (206) 221-6030
Email: tprice@uw.edu


B.A. 1983, University of Pennsylvania M.S.W. 1991, Smith College School for Social Work J.D. 2001, University of Washington

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Family Law — Health Care Law — LGBTQ Rights

Recent Courses

LAW A 509 Administrative Law
LAW A 580 Family Law
LAW A 590 Constitutional Law: Equal Protection, Fundamental Rights, Due Process
LAW C 507 Constitutional Law I: Constitutional Structures of Government for International Law Graduates

Terry Price is an Associate Teaching Professor and he has taught law courses for more than 15 years including Family Law, Administrative Law, Mental Health and Law, Beginning of Life: Rights and Choices, Legal Issues at the End of Life, HIV and Law, and Constitutional Law: Equal Protection. Additionally, Terry designed and implemented the two online courses for LL.M. bar exam takers: Professional Responsibility and Constitutional Law: Structures of Government. Terry is also the Executive Director for the Graduate Education programs at the School of Law. He supervises the strategic planning for the 7 LL.M. programs, as well as the Master of Jurisprudence and Ph.D. programs. He advises J.D., LL.M. and prospective students about their course options and pathways to complete their legal education, including bar preparation courses. Prior to this, Terry was the Executive Director of the Asian Law Center and the Center for Law, Science and Global Health. From 201319, Terry also taught Family Law Fundamentals to the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) students, Washington's new category of legal professionals who are independently licensed to practice in some areas of family law. Terry is also an Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Social Work where he teaches Multigenerational Policy-making.

Prior to joining the law school, Terry was Senior Policy Counsel for the Washington House of Representatives Democratic Caucus, where he advised members about issues related to the House Judiciary, Public Safety and Early Learning/Children's Services committees, such as marriage equality, gun violence, gang prevention, sexually violent predators, and foster youth. Before that, he was an associate at the Reed McClure and Wechsler Becker law firms. Terry was also a 2006 Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute Fellow.

From 2001–2002, Terry clerked for the Honorable Christine Quinn-Brintnall at the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II. Terry also has a Master's in Social Work and worked as a clinical social worker in pediatric oncology and neonatology prior to entering law school.

In 2018, the Washington Supreme Court appointed Terry to the Washington Access to Justice Board, and he is the current chair. In this position, he serves as liaison to the Judicial Information Systems Committee and was liaison to the Washington State Board of Judicial Administration Court Recovery Task Force, where he was chair of the Family Law Subcommittee. For 2017–18, Terry was also the President of the QLaw (LGBT) Foundation of Washington. Additionally, Terry served as the University of Washington School of Law representative to the ARC of Washington Trust Fund Board from January 201822. In December 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee appointed Terry to a four-year term on his Child Support Reform Workgroup, and this appointment was renewed for another four-year term through 2027.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Professional Publications

  • Terry J. Price, Limited License Legal Technicians: Educational Issues on the Road to a Brave New Legal World, Paralegal Today, 2016 Q1, at 1-4.

  • Speaker, "Your Next Steps to Law School", University of Alaska at Sitka (November 16, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Welcome Address and Introduction of Department of Justice Access to Justice Director, Rachel Rossi", Annual National Access to Justice Commissions' Chairs Meeting, (November 1, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Shifting Justice Towards Accountability and Trust", Annual Washington Access to Justice Board Meeting with Supreme Court, (October 25, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Welcome Address and Awards Ceremony Host", Washington Access to Justice Conference, (September 28, 2023)
  • Speaker, "HIV Law and Policy in the U.S.", University of Washington School of Public Health (April 12, 2023)
  • Speaker, "What to Know When You're Applying to Law Schools", Alaska Native Justice Center (April 7, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Family Law", Admitted Students Day, University of Washington School of Law (March 31, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Washington Legislative Process", Washington Leadership Institute (February 24, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Access to Justice Board Annual Report Presentation", Board of Governors Meeting, Washington State Bar Association (January 13, 2023)
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Washington Legislative Process", Washington Leadership Institute (February 25, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses and Expansion of Individual Liberties over the last Seventy Years", Legal Pathways Program, University of Washington Tacoma (February 8, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Washington State Legislative Process", University of Washington School of Social Work and Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (January 19, 2022)
  • Speaker, "Access to Justice Concerns with Washington Courts’ Use of e-filing", Board of Governors Meeting, Washington State Bar Association (January 14, 2022)
  • Speaker, "HIV Law and Policy in the U.S.", University of Washington School of Public Health (November 22, 2021)
  • Speaker, "Color of Justice: So What Do Judges and Lawyers Do?", Alaska Native Justice Center (April 19, 2021)