The organizations’ multitiered efforts are helping vulnerable migrants who have been denied fair access to asylum.
April 2021 Newsletter
News & Highlights
Associate Dean Zahr Said answers the biggest questions about the hottest cryptoassets on the blockchain.
Donors unlocked numerous gift-matching challenges and gave more than $41,000 to support public interest at UW Law while creating scholarship opportunities for law students from underrepresented communities.
UW Law faculty will learn to manage classroom challenges more effectively with an eye to student wellness thanks to a recent UW Diversity & Inclusion Seed Grant.
Phil Lentz brings a wealth of experience and a socially conscious approach to his newly created role providing therapeutic mental health services to law students.
Guest: Ethan Jones, Lead Attorney, Yakama Nation Office of Legal Council
2021 Commencement: Tune in June 6
Celebrate this year's graduates at UW Law's 2021 virtual Commencement. This year’s broadcast will bring together Law Dawgs from around the world to honor the graduating Class of 2021. Stay tuned for more information.
In the Media
The latest news stories featuring faculty, students and alumni:
- Asylum seekers missed court dates, removed from MPP Remain in Mexico program. Now... (Haiyun Damon-Feng; Source: The Washington Post)
- AI faces warnings, scrutiny from FTC, EU (Ryan Calo; Source: Marketplace)
- President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Key Roles in the Department of Interior (Robert Anderson, Professor Emeritus; Source: The White House)
Featured scholarly work by UW Law faculty:
- The Supreme Court's Chief Justice of Intellectual Property Law | Robert Gomulkiewicz, Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 22 (forthcoming 2022). Professor Gomulkiewicz discusses Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' influence on the field of intellectual property.
- Catalytic Courts and Enforcement of Constitutional Education Funding Provisions | Hugh Spitzer and Andy Omara, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 49. The authors explore challenges of enforcing the constitutional right of children to attend adequately funded schools.
Sign up to attend these upcoming virtual events:
- The Charles Z. Smith Heritage Symposium: Beyond the Wall | May 4, 2021
Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven González speaks with Haiyun Damon-Feng, William H. Gates Public Service Law Program assistant director, about her team's recent work on asylum cases.
- Master of Jurisprudence Information Session | May 12, 2021
Non-lawyers seeking a deeper knowledge of the law are invited to attend.
- Tech Policy Lab Distinguished Lecture: Technology Innovation and the Malaise of Democracy | May 20, 2021
Political theorist Langdon Winner discusses issues with the lack of democratic participation in the shaping of new technologies..