June 2020 Newsletter
News & Highlights
UW reinvents summer research, internships during COVID-19
Student Mary Ruffin began volunteering with the new COVID-19 Clearinghouse as a way to help the community.
2020 UW Law Awards of Excellence Recipients Announced
Honorees are celebrated for outstanding teaching, learning, mentoring, public service, advocacy and student support.
LISTEN: COVID-19 amplifies calls to reimagine incarceration in the U.S.
On a new podcast, KCDPD Special Counsel La Rond Baker discusses the pandemic's impacts on incarcerated populations.
Legal Tips in Three Minutes: Bostock v. Clayton County
Senior Lecturer Theo Myhre discusses what people need to know about the landmark Supreme Court decision.
SPOTLIGHT: HONORING RETIRING FACULTY, STAFF
In 2019-20, the University of Washington School of Law bid farewell to five retiring members of its community. Over their many years with the law school, Helen Anderson, Robert Anderson, Jacqueline McMurtrie, Cheryl Nyberg and Lea Vaughn built lasting legacies of leadership in their fields. In celebration of their impacts on the legal community, learn about their individual stories as they reflect on their time at UW Law.
In the Media
The latest news stories featuring faculty, students and alumni:
- Police body cam videos can underplay officer brutality (Mary D. Fan; Source: The Verge)
- Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers (Peter Nicolas; Source: KING5)
- Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech's chance to step up. They haven't. (Ryan Calo; Source: NBC News)
Featured scholarly work by UW Law faculty:
- Developing and Implementing a Maritime Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Model | Craig H. Allen, San Francisco Maritime Law Journal, Vol. 31. Professor Allen surveys risk management frameworks addressing cybersecurity at sea.
- Show, Don't Tell | Rebecca Talbott, Washington State Bar News, June 2020. Professor Talbott provides advice for effectively bringing legal facts to life in writing.
- Lakehaven Water & Sewer District et. al. v. City of Federal Way | Hugh Spitzer, Washington Supreme Court. Professor Spitzer is cited extensively in a pivotal case concerning Washington municipalities' tax authority.