Special Event: Washington Supreme Court visits UW Law

This month, the state’s highest court is officially in session at the UW School of Law.

As part of a special traveling court event, the Washington State Supreme Court will hear three cases at William H. Gates Hall, providing the opportunity to see the court in action up close.

The visit also includes a celebration of the court’s newest justice, UW Law alumna Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis ‘95, who became the first Native American woman to be appointed to the state’s highest bench.

Learn more about the schedule, register to attend, read up on the cases and find details for livestreaming options for this can’t-miss event at UW Law.


LIVESTREAM

WATCH: Stream all three hearings here, live starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, courtesy of TVW.

9 a.m. | State v. Escalante

10 a.m. | Gerlach v. The Cove Apartments, et. al.

1:30 p.m. | Lee, et. al. v. Evergreen Hospital Medical Center


RECEPTION | Wednesday, Feb. 19

4-6 p.m., Shidler Auditorium and Brotman Galleria

The Washington legal community is invited to a public reception in honor of the historic appointment of Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, who became the first Native American woman to sit on the Washington Supreme Court.

Attendees will be joined this evening by special guests Justice Montoya-Lewis and Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Debra Stephens. Learn more and register to attend.


PUBLIC HEARINGS | Thursday, Feb. 20

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 133

The hearings will touch upon a wide range of legal issues. Brush up on the cases before oral arguments begin.

STATE V. ALEJANDRO ESCALANTE – NO. 97268-1
9 a.m., Room 133

GERLACH V. THE COVE APTS., ET AL. – NO. 97325-3 
10 a.m., Room 133

LEE, ET AL. V. EVERGREEN HOSP. MED. CTR. – NO. 97201-0 
1:30 p.m., Room 133


TL;DR?

For those who want a quick preview of the cases, UW Senior Lecturer in Law David Ziff provides a primer on each. Each week, he summarizes one of the cases over on Ziff Blog.

Read the summaries below as they become available.

The Supreme Court at UW Law: State v. Escalante (Preview Part 1)

The Supreme Court at UW Law: Lee v. Evergreen Hospital (Preview Part 2)

The Supreme Court at UW Law: Gerlach v. The Cove Apartments (Preview Part 3)