UW Law’s curriculum features active experiential learning and clinical training that ensures students gain hands-on experience that draws connections between theory and practice.

Students learn from exceptional faculty engaged in scholarship that is driving dialogue on pressing issues at the intersection of law, politics and society. This faculty scholarship is critical to providing the rich learning environment for which UW Law is known, said Christine N. Cimini, associate dean for experiential learning and professor of law.

“As faculty, we become better teachers and better mentors when we engage in robust scholarly work,” Cimini said. “This critical work expands our ability to reflect and think through larger legal questions.” 

“Through scholarship, we are modeling for students, ensuring they have a deep understanding of how to approach and think through problems,” she said. “Students need to know they can explore and be creative in the law. You don’t just have to follow the beaten path. You can say, 'this is a problem that needs a different or creative solution.' As academics, we can share the excitement that comes from expanding the possibilities.” 

“This ability to think critically and creatively about complex legal issues will serve them well in their legal careers,” Cimini said.


UW Law is proud to announce the following scholarship, presentations and publications by faculty associated with the experiential learning program.

Scholarship

  • Jennifer Fan, Employees as Regulators: The New Private Ordering in High Technology Companies, Utah L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019)
  • Jennifer Fan, Innovating Inclusion: The Impact of Women on Private Company Boards, 46  Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 345-413 (2019)
  • Jennifer Fan, Woke Capital:  The Role of Corporations in Social Movements, 8 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019)
  • Maureen A. Howard, The Law of Evidence in Washington, 5th ed. Matthew Bender 2013 & Feb. 2019 supp. (with Robert H. Aronson)
  • Maureen A. Howard, Washington Pattern Jury Instructions (Civil) VOL. 6 & 6A, 7th ed. Thomson Reuters/West 2019, contributing author and editor
  • Maureen A. Howard, Washington Pattern Jury Instructions (Criminal), VOL. 11, 4th ed. Thomson Reuters/West 2016, contributing author and editor
  • Todd Wildermuth, Wildlife Law, A Primer (2nd Ed) (with Eric T. Freyfogle and Dale D. Goble)

Presentations

  • Kimberly Ambrose, Moderator, Juvenile JusticeLeague of Women Voters’ Forum, October 3, 2019 (Seattle, WA)
  • Kimberly Ambrose, Moderator, Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Youth, Race, and the LawWashington State Annual Judicial Conference, September 2019 (Vancouver, WA)
  • Kimberly Ambrose, Attorney Bias and Representing the Interests of Diverse ClientsWashington State Office of Public Defense Criminal Defense Training Academy, Gonzaga University Law School (Spokane, WA) (June 2019)
  • Kimberly Ambrose, Media Advocacy in Clinical Teaching: Reclaiming Client Narratives in a Time of Polarization, AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, May 6, 2019 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Christine Cimini, Professional Mediation Skills Training, University of Washington School of Law, Oct 4, 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2019
  • Christine Cimini, Experiential Education in United States Law Schools, ESADE Law School, May 27, 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Christine Cimini, Creative Experiential Initiatives in US Legal Education, University of Granada School of Law, March 14, 2019 (Granada, Spain)
  • Jennifer Fan, High Tech Companies, Their Innovations, & the Law, Distinguished Lecture Series for the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, September 5, 2019 (Bloomington, IN)
  • Jennifer Fan, Innovators as Regulators: The New Private Ordering in High Technology Companies, July 11-12, 2019 (Boulder, CO)
  • Jennifer Fan, An Unlikely Pairing: The Role of Corporations in Social Movements, Junior Business Law Colloquium, July 12-13, 2018 (Boulder, CO)
  • Jennifer Fan, Communication Competency in Transactional Lawyering, 18th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, May 3, 2019 (Berkeley, CA)
  • Jennifer Fan, A Seat at the Table, Looking Back and Looking Forward: The Nineteenth Amendment 100 Years Later, April 18, 2019 (Knoxville, TN)
  • Maureen A. Howard, Rethinking Evidence Objections, King County Department of Public Defense, August 29, 2019 (Seattle, WA)
  • Maureen A. Howard, Negotiation Theory, Strategy and Technique, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, June 25, 2019 (Lacey, WA)
  • Maureen A. Howard, Combating Gender Bias in the Courtroom, Harvard Law School, September 11, 2018 (Cambridge, MA)
  • Lisa Kelly, Panelist, A State-Regulated Childhood: Recognizing the Dignity Interests of Children in the State’s Care, International Congress of Mental Health and the Law, Rome, Italy (July 2019)
  • Lisa Kelly, Panelist, “Not Without My Dog”: A One Health Approach to Service Delivery for Youth Experiencing Homelessness with their Companion Animals, International Congress of Mental Health and the Law, Rome, Italy (July 2019)
  • Jackie McMurtrie, Panelist: The Pursuit of Justice: Law, Leadership, and the Role of the Civil Rights Activist, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, Gonzaga University School of Law (Spokane, WA: Sep. 2018)
  • Todd Wildermuth, Moderator, Legal Models for Change, GreenTech Conference, Seattle, WA (Oct. 2019)

Featured Media

  • How to Increase Gender Diversity on Private Company Boards, The CLS Blue Sky Blog, June 12, 2019
  • The legal writing faculty at UW Law contribute articles to a regular column in the Washington State Bar Association’s magazine, NWLawyer. That column, Write to Counsel, covers issues relevant to practicing attorneys, students, judges or anyone interested in effective legal writing.