Kick off the quarter with these key student resources

Welcome to a new decade at UW Law!

As Law Dawgs return from the holiday break, find the need-to-know information, important resources and key dates to kick off the winter quarter.



Associate Dean for Students Anna Endter assists with all matters related to student life at UW Law, including academic, personal and administrative issues. She also serves as principal liaison among UW Law administration, faculty and students to ensure a positive student experience.

Schedule an appointment with Dean Endter for questions or concerns about any aspect of the law school experience, including:

  • Referrals for Disability Accommodations
  • Course Selection
  • Adjusting to Law School
  • Wellness and Self-Care
  • Managing Stress and Mental Health Concerns
  • Academic Support
  • Leaves of Absence


Academic Success Programs support UW Law students in developing as effective, empowered and reflective learners and lawyers, providing individualized academic counseling along with a series of workshops and presentations on topics related to student learning and success.

Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs Jessica West serves as a key resource for students and is a passionate champion of the power of a law school education. Contact Dean West to make an appointment or stop by William H. Gates Hall, Room 315, during drop-in hours:

  • Mondays | 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays | 10-11 a.m.
  • Fridays | 12-1:30 p.m.


In addition to The Docket, which is distributed via email Monday mornings, sign in to the Student Announcements portal to check the calendar for the latest student events. Find details about information sessions, speaking engagements, student competitions and more, and submit your own for inclusion on UW Law’s calendar of events and digital display boards.


Meet with the Student and Career Services team for guidance on exploring professional goals and passions, and acquire the tools, connections and hands-on legal experience to pursue your dream career

SCS offers unique resources for J.D. and graduate students, and the team can help plan career paths, connect with prospective employers and foster development of effective skills and strategies for a career in the legal field.


Visit the Gallagher Law Library under the crystals to consult with a librarian, check out course reserves and equipment, and learn how the library team can support students throughout the year.

The Gallagher Law Library is open to students 24/7 with Husky Card access.



The SBA is the governing body for law students and registered student organizations, bridging the gap between the legal community, the administration, faculty and students.

Contact the SBA for more information on how to get involved.


A full list of and details pertaining to registered student journals and organizations can be found here. All offices are located in William H. Gates Hall.


The Peer Support Program is a resource for students that offers resources to manage stress, promotes mental health and provides peer support to help end the feeling of isolation while at law school. Contact Andy Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D, ABPP, to meet with a peer supporter. All meetings and communications are confidential.



Students can contact safe campus — no matter where you work or study — to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns. Call anonymously anytime at (206) 685-7233.


The UW offers a wealth of campus-wide health and wellness resources, including:

  • The Counseling Center: The Center offers multiple options for students seeking help coping with stress and mental health concerns.
  • Let’s Talk: Let’s Talk connects UW students with support from experienced counselors without a pre-scheduled appointment.
  • Hall Health: Hall Health offers a range of services to assess and treat mental health concerns.
  • Health & Wellness Advocates: Health & Wellness Advocates offer confidential advocacy and support for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, harassment and related experiences.
  • The Q Center: The Q Center offers advising for any member of the UW community in need of an open, empathetic, confidential and non-judgmental space.


  • January 6 (Monday) | Instruction Starts
  • January 20 (Monday) | Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • February 17 (Monday) | Presidents Day Holiday
  • March 11 (Wednesday) | Instruction Ends
  • March 16 - 20 | Examination period

See the academic calendar.


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