In the Media

Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught me not to panic

Prof. Liz Porter: From the practice of law to the practice of living, the extraordinary justice stayed focused on the tasks at hand. (Source: Crosscut)

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Can Bitcoin Be Sued?

The U.S. government files a civil action to seize "in rem" bitcoin account assets tied to terrorist funding. Professor Maureen Howard is quoted. (Source: Forbes)

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech's chance to step up. They Haven't.

Most states are giving the cold shoulder to smartphone apps, though some developers think there's still a chance for them to catch on. Professor Ryan Calo is quoted. (Source: NBC News)

Second State Lets Law Grads Skip the Bar Exam Amid COVID-19

The Washington Supreme Court, which last month rejected calls for emergency diploma privilege, reversed course at the behest of law graduates and law school administrators. Dean Mario L. Barnes is quoted. (Source:

Bubacarr Drammeh to be Graduate Student Speaker at 2020 Commencement

Bubacarr Drammeh, a former State Attorney in The Gambia, will be the Graduate student speaker for the University of Washington School of Law Graduate class of 2020. (Source: The Gambia Times)

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Safety or surveillance: drones and the COVID-19 pandemic

The fact we have to ask, "can — and should — flying robots monitor social distancing or remotely measure body temperatures?" speaks to the incredible times in which we live. UW Law Professor Ryan Calo unpacks the subject with Molly Wood on Marketplace.