In his new book, UW Law Professor Peter Nicolas examines how changes in the U.S. Supreme Court’s composition and philosophy reshaped the landmark laws’ impacts over time.
Faculty Scholarship Fall 2020
A Year of Challenges and Ingenuity
The University of Washington School of Law has shown courage and heart in facing head-on the challenges of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and in focusing on community service, cutting-edge legal knowledge, and the advancement of social and racial justice.
In this paradoxical moment of both more time and less time, it is all the more important to define our work meaningfully in service of our mission as a premier public university.
We hope that you will join us in a collective recommitment to the communities around us here in the Pacific Northwest, and to the spirit of inquiry in which we have embarked this academic year in pursuit of equity and transformation.
By Zahr K. Said
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Professor of Law
UW Law Professor Anna Mastroianni has devoted decades of scholarly efforts to identifying and breaking down barriers to inclusive research practices. Her most recent paper focuses on the exclusion of pregnant women from clinical trials.
One of these projects, led by UW School of Law assistant professor Jennifer Fan and Foster School of Business associate professor of management Elizabeth Umphress, aims to empower and help small businesses owned by people of color survive and thrive post-COVID-19.
UW Law Professor Anita Ramasastry was one of two experts to address the more than 200 global delegates as part of the Human Rights Council's dialogue on the complex human rights issues raised by the pandemic.
Professor Hugh Spitzer analyzes threats posed by interest group spending in state supreme court elections.
REAL-WORLD RESEARCH AGENDAS
UW Law faculty possess deep expertise in legal research with theoretical stakes and direct practical relevance for how law reflects and shapes our everyday lives.
WATCH: THREE-MINUTE LEGAL TIPS
This year, the UW School of Law launched an all-new video series showcasing faculty expertise. In just three minutes, UW Law professors break down timely legal topics and share insights into today's most important issues.
Lisa Manheim, UW Law Charles I. Stone Professor of Law, discusses how disputed presidential elections are decided and what, if anything, either candidate can do to influence the outcome.
UW Law Senior Lecturer Theo Myhre discusses what people need to know about the landmark Supreme Court decision, which protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Tax Day has been pushed back this year, which means it’s the perfect time to get a jump start and dial in the details well before the new deadline. With this in mind, UW Law Associate Dean and Tax LL.M. Director Scott Schumacher explains how taxpayers can leverage the right resources to ensure a maximum — and accurate — return.
LISTEN: CONVERSATIONS WITH GLOBAL EXPERTS
DISCOVERY presented by UW Law remains a powerful amplifier for the scholarship and discussions taking place at the law school. Listen to some of the podcast's latest episodes, including:
In the Media
The latest news stories featuring faculty, students and alumni:
- Lakehaven Water and Sewer District v. City of Federal Way (Hugh Spitzer; Washington Supreme Court)
- Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors (Steve Calandrillo; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit)
- Could Trump Really Hold On? Why Experts Aren’t Worried (Lisa Manheim; Source: Politico)
- Seattle urged to see a 'world without law enforcement' (Angélica Cházaro; Source: Associated Press)
- The NBA's Jam (Jennifer Fan, Anita Ramasastry; Source: The Wire - China)
- Can Bitcoin Be Sued? (Maureen Howard; Source: Forbes)
- Signal: The Pros and Cons of a Truly Private Chat App (Mary Fan; Source: The Wall Street Journal)
- The Internet Furry Drama Raising Big Questions About Artificial Intelligence (Zahr Said; Source: Gizmodo)
- As her son is released from Iranian prison, Seattle mother wants to help other families of detainees (Alejandra Gonza; Source: The Seattle Times)
- Boston Dynamics’ ‘terrifying’ robotic dogs have been put to work by at least one police agency (Ryan Calo; Source: The Washington Post)