February 2020 Newsletter
News & Highlights
Students sharpen courtroom skills through improv and the art of persuasion. UW Law is one of the nation’s first law schools to incorporate improvisational drills and intensive persuasive storytelling into the classroom, helping students hone critical tools used to advocate effectively for future clients.
PILA fellow leverages internship to help incarcerated women
The work, while emotionally challenging for Olivia Ortiz 2L, cemented her passion for helping those with few other places to turn.
Now accepting applications for UW Law graduate programs
With programs in the law's most compelling and challenging areas, students receive an immersive hands-on educational experience.
All Rise: Washington Supreme Court in session at UW Law
Over two packed days, the justices visited classes, engaged with students and heard oral arguments for three landmark cases.
Law students break down barriers to justice in Washington
Multiple programs find students addressing goals set forth in a statewide plan to advance access to legal aid for vulnerable populations.
In the MediaThe latest news stories featuring faculty, students and alumni:
- Can Amazon really depose Trump? Explaining the tech giant’s rare legal move in $10B cloud dispute (Jeff Feldman; Source: Geekwire)
- Telling fact from fiction in the information age (Ryan Calo; Source: KUOW)
- Trump Can’t Reverse Ocean Drilling Ban, Profs Tell 9th Circ. (Robert Anderson; Source: Law360)
Find updates on work related to diversity, equity and inclusion
As part of its commitment to reporting on these efforts, UW Law is pleased to share progress on DEI-focused initiatives.SEE WHAT'S UNDERWAY IN 2020
Featured scholarly work by UW Law faculty:
- Privacy Law's Indeterminacy | Ryan Calo, Theoretical Inquires, Vol. 20. Professor Calo shows how application of social science to privacy has deepened its indeterminacy.
- From Governess to Governance: Advancing Gender Equity in Corporate Leadership | Kellye Testy, George Washington Law Review, Vol 87. Professor Testy, former Toni Rembe Dean, confronts excuses for slow progress on corporate gender equity goals.
- Health Reform and Higher Ed: Campuses as Harbingers of Medicaid Universality and Medicare Commonality | Sallie Sanford, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 47. Professor Sanford argues the student experience portends support for emerging proposals to make Medicare a more common option.
- MLSA Community Dinner: Is Law School for You? | Feb. 27, 2020, William H. Gates Hall. Prospective Law Dawgs can spend the evening learning about life in law school from current students and legal professionals.
- Law Dawgs in the Desert Social | March 15, 2020, Palm Desert, CA. Alumni are invited to reunite with old friends and make new ones as part of the annual UW Law tradition.
- Toni Rembe Lecture with Pamela Samuelson | May 20, 2020. Pamela Samuelson is Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at Berkeley Law. More information and registration details to come.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: HUSKY GIVING DAY IS APRIL 2
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