The 21 Public Interest Law Association fellows worked with a wide range of organizations to directly support clients, many of whom are members of communities hit hardest by COVID-19.
January 2021 Newsletter
News & Highlights
Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team headed to nationals
The team competes in March after a semifinal finish at this month's Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition.
Registration is currently open for a number of mentorship opportunities through which practitioners can counsel and connect with current students.
The plan helps faculty, staff and students gain a deeper understanding of cultural competencies, recognizing and addressing microaggressions, managing difficult conversations, understanding white fragility, implementing anti-racism strategies and classroom management.
With vaccine distribution plans in effect across the country, UW Law Professor Patricia Kuszler discusses how the rollouts are shaping the return to pre-pandemic life.
Early in her career, Nicole Buckley 2L has already been a part of ground-breaking research and advocacy efforts that strike the core of American democratic institutions.
REMEMBERING THE HON. CHARLES V. JOHNSON
Judge Johnson was a distinguished King County Superior Court judge, former president of the Seattle Chapter of the NAACP, and dedicated mentor whose legal support is considered by many to have been the backbone of the civil rights movement in King County.
Guest: Joan Altman, Director of Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships, Washington Health Benefit Exchange
Guest: Dr. Isaiah Pickens, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder, iOpening Enterprises
Guests: Rion Ramirez, CEO, Port Madison Enterprises, Suquamish Tribe; David Trujillo, Director, Washington State Gambling Commission
In the Media
The latest news stories featuring faculty, students and alumni:
- Banning Trump from Twitter and Facebook isn't nearly enough (Ryan Calo; Source: The Los Angeles Times)
- Chronicling Trump's 10 worst abuses of power (Lisa Manheim; Source: CNN)
- Our state constitution’s surprising right-to-bear-arms language (Hugh Spitzer; Source: The Seattle Times)
Featured scholarly work by UW Law faculty:
- Closing the Gap: Improving Women’s Health through Research Inclusion | Anna Mastroianni, The Oxford Handbook of Research Ethics. Professor Mastroianni examines policies and practices related to inclusion of women in clinical research.
- New Trajectories in Law | Louis Wolcher, Routledge Press 2020. Professor Emeritus Wolcher explores ethics at the intersection of law and justice.
- The Rise of Law and the Fall of Circular 230: Tax Lawyer Professional Standards, 1985-2015 | Michael Hatfield, Florida Tax Review (forthcoming 2021) Professor Hatfield discusses return position standards and tax shelter opinions.
Sign up to attend these upcoming virtual events:
- 33rd Annual Indian Law Symposium | Feb. 12, March 1 and April, 9, 2021
The monthly webinar series continues as the region's foremost experts discuss important and timely issues facing Tribal communities.
- Tax LL.M. Information Session | Feb. 11, 2021
Learn about the courses, faculty and opportunities for aspiring tax lawyers.
- Master of Jurisprudence Information Session | Feb. 17, 2021
Non-lawyers seeking a deeper knowledge of the law are invited to attend.