Laya Madhavan, B.A. LL.B. ’17, had wanted to be a lawyer since she was nine years old. Years later, she was a part of a historic case that demonstrated the full power of the law.
March 2021 Newsletter
News & Highlights
Savannah McKinnon, 2L, and co-author Rian Wanstreet joined one of the country’s premier sustainability conferences to present their paper on the U.S. meat processing industry.
This year’s Washington Law Review team is leading multitiered efforts to reimagine scholarship selection, bolster its online presence, and tap into a vast alumni network.
The new Barer Fellows and Scholars include Rhoda Justine Adeke, María Fernanda Chacón, Novita Kumala and Johanna Mora
At the Law Offices of the Public Defender in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the Public Interest Law Association fellow was immersed in an environment powered by a relentless pursuit of justice for clients.
Guest: Steve Mortinger, Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney, IBM
In the Media
The latest news stories featuring faculty, students and alumni:
- Whatever your opinion about a state capital-gains tax, it’s constitutional (Hugh Spitzer; Source: The Seattle Times)
- Facebook is Better Without Trump (Ryan Calo; Source: The New York Times)
- Texas ramps up efforts to derail progressive policies (Lisa Manheim; Source: The Guardian)
Featured scholarly work by UW Law faculty:
- The Public's Right to Benefit from Privately Held Consumer Big Data | Mary D. Fan, New York University Law Review, Vol 96 (forthcoming). Professor Fan proposes protections for controlled consumer data use.
- Terrified by Technology: How Systemic Bias Distorts U.S. Legal and Regulatory Responses to Emerging Technology | Steve Calandrillo and Nolan Anderson, University of Illinois Law Review (forthcoming). The authors demonstrate how the presence of systemic bias in technology regulation creates inequalities.
- Strengthen Your Briefs: Argue Rules Before Comparisons | Benjamin Halasz, Washington State Bar News, February 2021. Professor Halasz discusses the theory supporting a deduction-first, analogy-second approach to legal writing.
Sign up to attend these upcoming virtual events:
- Reform or Rebirth: The Future of Progressive Lawyering | April 9, 2021 Support public interest at UW Law and enjoy a conversation with ACLU of Washington Executive Director Michele Storms.
- 33rd Annual Indian Law Symposium | April, 9, 2021 The monthly webinar series continues as the region's foremost experts discuss important and timely issues facing Tribal communities.
- 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 PSLP assistant director, about her team's recent work on a landmark asylum case.