Keep these riveting upcoming events on your radar!

April 6: Lunch with Gates PSL Speaker Julia Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at OneJustice

There will be a limited seating lunch on Monday, April 6 from 12:30 PM -1:30 PM in Room 115 for those who wish to spend more time with speaker Julia Wilson. Although you must RSVP, this will be an informal gathering and not a formal presentation.

As Chief Executive Officer, Julia R. Wilson is responsible for leading OneJustice’s statewide network of 100+ nonprofit legal organizations, law firms, law schools and businesses that together provide life-changing legal assistance to over 270,000 low-income Californians each year. Julia Wilson also provides training and consulting support to the executives and boards of the legal nonprofit organizations in OneJustice’s network. Her programmatic areas of expertise include designing innovative pro bono delivery systems and building effective and engaging board governance.

Her talk as the Gates Public Service Law Speaker will be from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Room 133 on the same date. 

Please RSVP to Symplicity or by 4:00 pm Friday, April 3.

April 7: Social Justice Tuesday – Civil Rights and Labor Organizing in Farmworker Communities in Washington State

SJTHosted by the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, this panel will offer insight into the organization of farmworkers, becoming an activist for farmworkers rights and working with farmworker communities on various social justice issues.

Panelists include:

  • Guadalupe Gamboa – is the Senior Program Officer at Oxfam and directs the US Workers Rights Program. He has previously worked as a labor organizer and farmworker attorney in Washington State. After graduating from the University of Washington and working for the national United Farm Workers in the 1970s, he helped launch the United Farm Workers of Washington State and coordinate farmworker strikes.
  • Allyson Dimmitt Gnam – graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2014 and is currently an Equal Justice Works Fellow. She works to combat sexual harassment of farmworkers in Washington State by providing legal education, investigating claims of sexual harassment and assisting farmworkers to file complaints.

 If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or; RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, April 6, 2015.

April 8: Discover Entry-Level Pathways to a Career in Public Service Law – Nuts & Bolts of Public Interest Post Grad Fellowships

Join us from12:30-1:20pm in Room 127 as we discuss post grad public interest fellowshipsEqual Justice Works, Skadden, Echoing Green, AmeriCorps…Oh my! Trying to make sense of the all the fellowships out there? Get vital resources and learn about the different types of fellowships for recent law grads with experience and passion for social justice and public interest law. All law students are welcome!

April 13 – Documentary: The Homestretch

HS_Poster27x40_2Please join us at William H. Gates Hall Room 133 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on April 13 for a viewing of the documentary The HomestretchThe film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and create a new life. Each of these smart, ambitious youths — Roque, Kasey, and Anthony — will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their educations while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

With unprecedented access into Chicago public schools, The Night Ministry “Crib” emergency youth shelter, and Teen Living Programs’ Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families, and a school system on the front lines of the homelessness crisis.

The Homestretch examines the struggles these young people face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth often struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young and homeless in America today while striving to build a future.

April 19: SHLO’s Race Judicata

Join Student Health Law Organization’s Yearly Fundraiser, Race Judicata! The race is off campus at Magnuson Park (7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115) by the picnic shelters from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Many of you probably know of the Student Health Law Organization’s yearly fundraiser, Race Judicata. SHLO is excited to announce that this year’s race will be on April 19th!

If you don’t know what Race Judicata is, it’s a fundraising event for SHLO. We raise money for a PILA grant that goes to a student whose position is health-law related.

2015 Details:

Date: April 19th, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM race time, 8:30 AM
Location: Magnuson Park (7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115) by the picnic shelters
Cost: $25 for students; $30 for non-students; teams of 5 get $5 off per registration.
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Questions? Please contact Mariah Hanley, Co-President of SHLO and Race Director at

April 22: The Unemployment Law Project’s “Brew Review”

Join the Unemployment Law Project on Wednesday, April 22 for their Northwest brewfest and silent auction: Brew Review. The event will be held at AXIS in Pioneer Square from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Auction items include a seaplane ride for two, a weekend cabin getaway for eight, and a Seattle Seahawks helmet autographed by Richard Sherman!

Tickets are $30 and include seven tastings!

April 24: 2015 Stand Against Racism: Race & Health Equity

Join the YWCA’s fifth annual Stand Against Racism community discussion. This live program begins at noon with featured speaker Dr. Ivor Horn, followed by a panel discussion. Health information and resources will be available; light snacks will be served.

Seating for this event is limited! To register, please email or call 206.461.4481.

Stand Against Racism is an annual campaign from YWCA USA to build community for those working toward racial justice, and to raise awareness about the negative impacts of racism. Visit to learn more.

Adrdess: Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 24: Spring Health Law Conference

The law school is hosting the Washington State Society of Healthcare Lawyer’s Continuing Education Seminar on Friday, April 24th.  Registration begins at 7:30 AM and there will be a cocktail party with Washington Supreme Court Justices after the conference, starting at 5:00 PM.

You may attend this fabulous networking and learning event for free, although you are not entitled to a copy of the materials unless you pay $50.00. The CLE will feature outstanding practitioners who will speak on interesting and timely subjects.  

 The conference will be held in Room 133.  If you let the individuals at the Registration Desk know you are a UW student, they will let you in.  It would be best if you could RSVP to me and then hopefully, we can arrange for you to have name tags.  Also, I can provide them with a list of the students who will be attending. WSSHA is ordering lunch for the lawyers who pay the registration fee.  The co-chairs indicated that you are welcome to any leftover lunches and to the snacks provided.  If you pay the student fee, of course, you will get all of the benefits of a registered attendee.