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I'm In: Ready for What's Next (Part 6, Allison Bolgiano)
In spring 2019, Allison Bolgiano was a newly admitted student to UW Law’s J.D. program. She shared her hopes and plans for law school. Now, we reconnect with Allison as a new graduate who is reflecting on her law school career. Her aspirations for ...

I'm In: Ready for What's Next (Part 8, Christine McFadden)
In spring 2019, Christine McFadden was a newly admitted student to UW Law’s J.D. program. She shared her hopes and plans for law school. Now, we reconnect with Christine as a new graduate who is reflecting on her law school career. Thanks to her le...

I'm In: Ready for What's Next (Part 7, Moses Merakov)
In spring 2019, Moses Merakov was a newly admitted student to UW Law’s J.D. program. He shared his hopes and plans for law school. Now, we reconnect with Moses as a new graduate who is reflecting on his law school career and how his experiences hav...

I'm In: Ready for What's Next (Part 9, Ali Johnson)
In spring 2019, Ali Johnson was a newly admitted student to UW Law’s J.D. program. She shared her hopes and plans for law school. Now, we reconnect with Ali as a new graduate who is reflecting on her law school career and how it has led to a deeper...

UW School of Law Commencement 2022
UW Law is proud to celebrate the Class of 2022 with a traditional, in-person ceremony on Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. on the UW Quad, in the heart of the UW Seattle campus.

Student Reflections on the First Day of Spring Quarter
On the first day of spring quarter, we took to the hallways of William H. Gates Hall to find out what Law Dawgs are looking forward to and what has inspired them while at UW Law. Music: bensound.com

Three-Minute Legal Tips: The Power of Sanctions on Russia
Unprecedented economic measures called sanctions have been adopted by the United States, the 27-state bloc of the European Union and their international partners to penalize Russia, the 11th largest economy in the world. These tough, stringent sanc...

Alumna Selena Ng on the Real-World Benefits of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Selena Ng, UW Law class of 2021, is among numerous practicing lawyers in the Seattle legal market who are alumni of the UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. As a student, Selena pursued the hands-on, real-world experience offered by the Clinic in supportin...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Preparing for a Deposition
As attorneys prepare for trial, taking depositions is one of the most common methods of discovery. An out-of-court statement given under oath by any person involved in the case enables parties to know in advance what a witness will say at a trial.  ...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: The Importance of Patents
Inventors often wish to protect their intellectual property through obtaining patents. In general, patents have a positive effect on society because they promote innovation and help develop new products.      A patent is the right to exclude other...

UW Law alumni tribute to Stan Barer '63
The UW Law community shares its gratitude and reflects on Stan Barer's life and legacy.

A World of Good in 2021
From supporting one another to celebrating successes, we worked together for a world of good. Whether promoting the rule of law, advancing access to justice, advocating for social equity or weighing in on the most pressing current events and societ...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: What to Know as a Potential Juror
TV shows and movies present a glimpse into the workings of courtroom trials. Many potential jurors, however, aren't sure what awaits them when they receive a jury summons in the mail. Bill Bailey, a professor from practice at UW Law with experience ...

Returning to William H. Gates Hall
After a year and half teaching and working remotely, staff and faculty at UW Law reflect on their return back to in-person instruction and what they hope to see this upcoming academic year.

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Washington's Long-Term Care Payroll Tax
A new payroll tax to fund long-term care in Washington state is set to begin once the new year rolls over to 2022. Its goal — to provide long-term care coverage for every person who receives a regular paycheck in Washington — has prompted a lo...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Community Property States vs. Equitable Distribution States
How the courts will divide a couple’s marital assets during a divorce depends largely on whether the couple lives in a community property or equitable distribution state. Most states are equitable distribution states, which means the court consider...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Washington State Capital Gains Tax
Washington’s new capital gains tax goes into effect on Jan 1, 2022. This new tax brings up a number of questions, including: What capital assets are included and excluded? Does it apply to everyone with capital gains? Will this law pave the way for...

UW School of Law 2021 Commencement Ceremony
The University of Washington School of Law celebrates the amazing graduates of the Class of 2021, a class like no other, at this year's Commencement exercises.

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Non-Fungible Tokens
Non-fungible tokens — aka NFTs — are the hottest crypto assets on the blockchain these days, and entrepreneurs, artists and corporations are cashing in big. NFTs run the gamut of digital assets, with consumers purchasing tokens for artwork, spor...

Student Spotlight: The Power to Change a Country
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. Madhavan, who has been practicing law in since 2018, played a key ro...

Public Interest Spotlight: Bill Schrader, 2L
UW Law student Bill Schrader 2L spent this past summer in the Law Offices of the Public Defender, 12th Judicial District, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He joined a team of passionate, dedicated attorneys, and he was immersed in an environment powered by...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Daylight Saving Time
Each spring, every state but two "spring forward" from the dark winter into the brighter days of daylight saving time. The switch has been in place since World War I, when European countries figured out they could save oil and energy by delaying the...

Student Spotlight: Michael Angiulo
Over the course of his distinguished career as a Microsoft executive, Michael Angiulo 3L has presided over some of the biggest innovations in the history of personal computing. From his earliest days as an intern to leading the development of many o...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: The 20th Amendment
On its face, the U.S. Constitution's 20th Amendment is a largely procedural piece of legislation dealing with timelines and processes around transition of power and line of succession for newly elected officials. But in an election year unlike any o...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans are in effect throughout the country, and states are seeing varying degrees of success in efforts to make it as widely available as possible. As vaccination rates continue to rise heading deeper into 2021, communi...

Faculty on Finals
Law school has never been more challenging as the UW Law community weathers these unprecedented times. With final exams approaching, students are managing studies alongside immeasurable responsibilities that extend far beyond the virtual classroom, ...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: California v. Texas
On Nov. 10, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the first case challenging a key component of the Affordable Care Act since the confirmation of its newest justice, Amy Coney Barrett. California v. Texas centers on the constitutionality of the ACA's i...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Recalling Elected Officials
Recalls are as old as America itself, and they have gotten no less messy over the centuries. Washington state has particularly stringent guidelines for when an elected official can and cannot be removed from office. In light of the recent petition t...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Disputed Presidential Elections
The 2020 U.S. presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most contentious in the nation's history, and there's a strong possibility Americans won't know the results on election night. In the event of a disputed election, a sitting presiden...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: Running a Business During COVID-19
COVID-19 has upended nearly every aspect of everyday life around the globe, and businesses have been hit especially hit hard. Many companies, organizations and start-ups are falling through on loans or failing to meet other contractual obligations, ...

Law Staff Welcome Students to the New Academic Year
UW Law staff make up a community of passionate professionals dedicated to supporting students along every step of their law school journeys. From essential behind-the-scenes roles to those who will play a part in students' lives well beyond law scho...

Welcome to the Pack, Law Dawgs!
Every lawyer has a first day of law school, and for most of this year's incoming students, that day is finally here. While students and faculty prepare kick off the 2020-21 academic year, the UW Law community is thrilled to join the J.D. and graduat...

Three-Minute Legal Tips: June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo
June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that had immediate impacts on the national medical community. In a close 5-4 decision, the court reversed a lower court ruling that required doctors who perform abortions to ha...

Legal Tips in Three Minutes: Bostock v. Clayton County
On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. This landmark case marks a major victory for the country's LGBTQ+ ...

Law School in the Time of COVID-19
As COVID-19 swept into Washington state in early 2020, the UW School of Law faced an uncertain road ahead amid evolving health guidelines and statewide pandemic-response efforts. When the University of Washington announced it was moving to remote in...

Legal Tips in Three Minutes: Tax Season
Tax season can be intimidating for many Americans, which is why it helps to get a head start and dial in the details well before the final deadline. Securing a solid tax preparer is one of the biggest keys to make that happen, says Scott Schumacher,...

Virtual Tour of William H. Gates Hall
Join us as we highlight several spaces, classrooms and works of art that help show why William H. Gates Hall is one of the premiere settings for a legal education. For a more detailed exploration of Gates Hall, download the self-guided tour that of...

Welcome to Spring Quarter!
Welcome to spring quarter, Law Dawgs! Though it's a little different this time as UW Law moves to remote operations, members of the UW Law community remain connected and here to support one another. Throughout the quarter, find key resources, addit...

Bar Prep Program at UW Law
UW Law alumni explain how the LL.M. Bar Prep Program equipped them with the tools they needed to pass the Washington State Bar exam.

I'm In: Life as a 1L (The First Quarter)
For new law students, the first quarter is a time of profound change that sets the pace for the next three years. In fall 2019, after months of anticipation, the members of the Class of 2022 officially kicked off their careers at UW Law — with All...

Celebrating Impact: Law Dawgs look back at 2019
As we ring in the Roaring '20s, join UW Law in celebrating our students' many accomplishments and proudest moments from the past year. Watch students share their proudest moments and highlights from 2019, and hear what they are looking forward to in ...

I'm In: Life as a 1L (Part 4)
Lawyering is a family affair for Ali Johnson. Yet despite deep roots in the Seattle community, Ali ultimately forged her own path — one that took her to Southern California, Washington, D.C., and back home to realize her biggest dream. As an inter...

Internship Spotlight: Suellen Camargos and Ijeoma Unachukwu
Suellen Camargos and Ijeoma Unachukwu were leading parallel lives long before they met at UW Law. Both had successful careers as attorneys in their home countries of Brazil and Nigeria, respectively. Both watched their countries grow as technology ...

I'm In: Life as a 1L (Part 3)
Ever since she learned about the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that established Japanese-American internment during World War II, Christine McFadden knew she wanted to get involved in the legal field. The granddaughter of one of the 120,000 Ja...

Students Gear Up for Fall Quarter at 2019 Orientation
In the week leading up to the start of classes, incoming UW Law students spent a packed four days learning from faculty and staff about what to expect as law students. Orientation, held at William H. Gates Hall Sept. 16-19, 2019, served as a jumping...

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