Through scholarship and service, the University of Washington School of Law faculty influence public policy and shape legal theory. Faculty workshops nurture our dynamic community of scholars and teachers and allow UW Law to showcase the work of distinguished scholars from our campus and from other universities.

The workshops are a forum for provocative and innovative legal scholarship and provide an opportunity for faculty to exchange ideas with other scholars, to foster relationships with other institutions, and to collaborate on works in progress.

Featured Speakers

October 6, 2022

Angélica Cházaro

12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 115

"Due Process Deportations"

Professor Angélica Cházaro joined the UW Law faculty in 2013. She teaches Critical Race Theory, Poverty Law, Professional Responsibility and courses on Immigration Law. In 2021, she was named a Freedom Scholar by the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Group Health Foundation for her work on immigration and abolition.

October 20, 2022


Elizabeth Rowe

12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 115

"Procuring Algorithmic Transparency"

Professor Elizabeth Rowe is an internationally renowned expert on trade secret law, intellectual property, trademark and patent law, and corporate espionage. She joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in 2022.

November 10, 2022

Dr. Helen Chu

12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 115

"The University of Washington Husky Coronavirus Testing Program: Mapping SARS-CoV-2 spread in highly vaccinated university populations"

Dr. Helen Chu is a board-certified physician with UW Medicine and a UW associate professor of Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an adjunct associate professor of Epidemiology. Dr. Chu led the team that discovered the first COVID-19 case of community spread in the United States. She was named Washingtonian of the Year in 2021.

About the Shefelman Faculty Workshops: This series was created in recognition of Harold Shefelman’s extraordinary record of service in the legal profession and also to the University of Washington. He was a lecturer in the University and a member of the UW Board of Regents. The Seattle Times heralded him as, “a behind the scenes mover in the city’s downtown awakening, the University of Washington’s emergence as a topflight educational institution and the birth of the Seattle Center as the home of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.”