School of Law in the News, 2011

October - December

The School of Law honors Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst. Dean Mark Niles discusses privacy rights of airline passengers, and Professors comment on numerous topics, including legalization of marijuana, fish consumption standards, transgender politics and law, and food safety regulation. 

August - September

The School of Law’s Academic Resource Center celebrates 25 years, and the law school launches a new “Summer in D.C.” program. Professor from Practice John McKay is profiled in Seattle Weekly. And Professors comment on topics including voting rights, legalization of marijuana, and assisted reproduction. 

June - July

The law school awards two fellowships to graduates tackling difficult social justice issues, and professors comment on topics including the workload of public defenders, gender-based rights, donor anonymity, and voting rights. 

April - May

Professor Paula Lustbader launches a program to promote civility in the legal profession, and Professor Annette Clark is named dean at St. Louis University School of Law. Professors discuss topics ranging from language access to racial polarization to terrorism. 


The School of Law's Black Law Student Association honors three individuals, and Professor Dean Spade is featured in a magazine for his work in the transgender movement. Professors comment on topics including public defenders and effective representation, racial inequalities in the criminal justice system, and marijuana legalization. 

January - February

The School of Law is named one of the best Public Interest Law Schools, and professors comment on topics ranging from civility in the legal profession to Latina/o voting power. 

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