New intriguing and engaging events to pencil into your calendar!

April 20: Immigration Law Mixer at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Interested in Immigration Law? Please join IFAP at the Immigration Law Student-Attorney Mixer. IFAP invites you to its Immigration Law Student-Attorney Mixer. Students will have the opportunity to network with local attorneys that share a passion for immigration law. This event is FREE to all students. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. To RSVP please email dobrien3@uw.edu. The event will be held on April 20, Monday, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Davis Wright Tremaine (1201 3rd Avenue #2200 Seattle, WA).

April 21: Social Justice Tuesdays -Homelessness in Seattle and King County: Why Haven’t We Solved This Problem?

SJTPlease join the Center for Public Service Law on April 21 at 12:30 PM in Room 127 for a panel about the current state of homelessness in Seattle and King County. Despite a robust plan to eliminate homelessness in Seattle and King County, the number of individuals who are homeless is on the rise. Join our panelists for a discussion about the current situation, to learn about the work people are doing to address the challenges and discover ways to get involved.

Panelists:
• Eric Dunn, Northwest Justice Project
• Hannah Rosenberger, Directing Attorney, Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project, Seattle Community Law Center
• Alison Eisinger, Executive Director, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
• Kevin Duffy-Greaves,1L, Moderator

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu
by 12:00 pm Monday, April 20, 2015.

April 22: Public Policy & Lobbying: A Conversation with Liz Berry

lizLiz Berry is the Associate Director of Government Affairs and Communications at the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. During her tenure in Washington, DC, Liz was Legislative Director for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08) and worked as a political consultant. Liz is the President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, the state’s only multi-partisan organization dedicated to recruiting, training and electing women to public office. She serves on the Board of Directors of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), and is an Advisory Board Member of Running Start, an organization that encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in politics.

 Liz will be talking about her career path in politics and lobbying, and her recent work on Substitute House Bill 1248, legislation that would raise our state’s Mandatory Arbitration (MAR) limits from $50,000 to $100,000.

Wednesday, April 22nd at 12:30-1:30 pm in Room 127 – RSVP in SymplicitySponsored by the Center for Professional & Leadership Development and The Washington State Association for Justice

April 23: Conversations in Criminal Justice Reform 

On Thursday, April 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Room 138, The Association for Student Defenders and Prosecutors (“ASDP”) is proud to present Conversations in Criminal Justice Reform at the University of Washington School of Law! The evening will start with a welcome and opening remarks by UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy, followed by King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg’s presentation on the need for reform and the measures his office is taking to effect positive change. After the presentation, a panel of practitioners and high-level policymakers will respond with questions and comments sparked by the presentation. UW Law Professor Mary Fan will moderate the discussion. In addition to Mr. Satterberg, other panelists include: Travis Stearns, former deputy director of the Washington Defender Association; Pat Valerio, senior attorney with the Associated Counsel for the Accused; Lisa Daugaard, director of the Racial Disparity Project; and Sandy Mullins, senior policy advisor to Governor Inslee. A dessert reception will follow.

April 25: University of Washington – Bothell’s Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Conference 

University of Washington at Bothell is hosting the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Conference, taking place from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 25 includes the following workshops. Please RSVP to lwilliams@uwb.edu:

  • CORPORATE, COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION CASES FOR DIVERSITY: This workshop features representatives from corporate, community and higher education settings. These industry and educational leaders will discuss the opportunities and challenges of diversity, what’s working/not working, and what diversity-related skills their organizations are looking for in new employees.
  • MICROAGRESSIONS IN THE WORKPLACE AND CLASSROOM: This interactive workshop will address microaggressions in the workplace and classroom. More specifically: what are microaggressions, the history of microaggressions, how to deal with microaggressions, role play and where to go for more information. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Terryl Ross,Director of Diversity at UW Bothell.
  • RACE RELATIONS FORUM: This will be a facilitated discussion about race relations in America and what it means for the greater Seattle area. Participants will discuss local and national race-related opportunities and challenges and will brainstorm ideas about how to have a progressive dialogue on race at UW Bothell.

May 1: The Washington International Law Journal’s symposium on The Post-2015 Development Agenda: From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Washington International Law Journal’s Symposium on The Post-2015 Development Agenda: From the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will bring together high-level officials, academics, and experts to discuss to debate the proposed SDGs and explore the prospects for a truly transformative post-2015 development agenda. This event will take place on Friday May 1, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

In 2000, the United Nations adopted the eight Millennium Development Goals, demonstrating its commitment to eradicate extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and ensure environmental sustainability by 2015. The UN has made significant progress in these efforts, but the MDGs have been criticized for their lack of attention to key issues.  In 2012, the UN set in motion the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals, to build off of the successes and failures of the MDGs. The UN General Assembly will consider these goals and adopt the SDGs in September of 2015. Many issues are being debated including:

  • How can governments set measurable goals related to environmental protection and global health?
  • What structures must be set in place to ensure government accountability for illicit financial the flows and corruption? ; and
  • To what extent are human rights and the rule of law linked to human development, and how does one measure whether a country adequately protects and promotes these rights

Confirmed speakers include:

Per Bergling, Legal Advisor on International Law at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Professor of Law, University of Umea

Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law and Dean, School of Law Middlesex University and member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network where he co-chairs the Thematic Group on Social Inclusion, Gender and Human Rights.

David Gartner, Professor of Law Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability

Craig Moscetti, Public Health Consultant

Anita Ramasastry, Professor of Law and Director of Sustainable International Development Graduate Program, University of Washington

Marie Sudreau, Sovereign Debt Expert, United Nations Commission on Trade and Development

Allyn Taylor, Consultant in Global Health law and Affiliate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced international Studies