New Development Course at UW Law: Women, Poverty, and Natural Resource Management
Attention 2Ls, 3Ls, and graduate students: Please consider enrolling in LAW B 564, Women, Poverty, and Natural Resource Management (Autumn, 3 Credits).
Instructor: Renee Giovarelli
Senior Attorney and Advisor at Center for Gender and Resource Equity
This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to issues of development and environmental conservation, helping students to understand the complexities that face policy and law reform in developing countries. The course discusses gender mainstreaming as a prerequisite to development and conservation solutions.
Questions? Please contact Professor Giovarelli at email@example.com.
New Development Course at UW Law: Law & Development – History and Theories
Attention 2Ls, 3Ls, and graduate students: Please consider enrolling in LAW B 579, Law and Development: History and Theories (Autumn, 4 Credits).
Instructors: Anita Ramasastry, Professor, UW School of Law
Professor Jeffrey Riedinger, Vice Provost, UW Office of Global Affairs
The field of law and development examines the role of law in fostering economic and social development in developing countries, emerging markets and nations in transition. This course provides a historical overview of the role of law in alleviating poverty and exposes students to key theoretical perspectives.
Questions? Please contact Professor Ramasastry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t Forget to Volunteer! University of Washington School of Law Hosts Second Annual Washington Veterans Will Clinic
Interested in giving back to the community and gaining some new legal experiences?
On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the University of Washington School of Law will host the second annual Washington Veterans Will Clinic from 9am to 4pm.
Volunteer attorneys staffing the one-day clinic will prepare estate planning documents for veterans of the US Armed Forces free of charge.
WDWA Federal Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee Presents: “Doing Well by Doing Good: Why Pro Bono Matters Matter”
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Foster Pepper LLC
FREE CLE CREDITS (3 GENERAL 1 ETHICS)
Come learn about taking pro bono cases through the WDWA Pro Bono Program.
Whether you’re a seasoned litigator or someone who has never argued in front of a federal judge, join us to learn about how you can appear in federal court on behalf of a pro bono client and develop your skills while gaining the gratitude of the bench.
Subjects covered will include employment law fundamentals, civil rights in prisoner and non-prisoner context, cultural competency, and limited representation.
Federal Magistrate Judge Donohue and Chief Judge Pechman will also present on the importance of pro bono participation and provide practice tips.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for free, as will CLE credits.
Blacks Were More Likely to Lose Jobs During Recession, UW Study Finds
By Amy Radil | KUOW.org | Photo Credit to AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
Blacks – especially black women – working in the public sector were disproportionately laid off during the recession, according to a new study by the University of Washington.
The study is being presented this week at a conference of the American Sociological Association. It found that white workers appear to have been better protected from financial shocks to government budgets.