From Dean Annette Clark
We have had much to celebrate around the law school in recent weeks. First, we are very grateful for the generous gift from Jim Degel '80 and his wife, Jeannie Berwick, which will fund a two-year post-graduate, social justice fellowship. Jim and Jeannie are true champions for equal justice, and I'm so impressed with their unwavering commitment to support a new generation of lawyers to work for justice. We'll be announcing the recipient of the 2014 Leadership for Justice Fellowship soon.
The excitement continued last week. Over the course of two few days, we welcomed distinguished speakers, including U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Fran Ulmer, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, for a thought-provoking Arctic Encounter Symposium. The event drew dignitaries and stakeholders from around the country to address the critical issues facing the Far North.
We also had the opportunity to honor four outstanding graduates and friends of the law school at our annual Black Law Student Association Alumni Awards. It is gratifying to see the good work our graduates do, and the dedication to students from people like Judge Richard Jones, who was recognized with the BLSA Amicus Award.
Later this month we will welcome another distinguished graduate, Rufus Yerxa '76, former deputy director of the World Trade Organization, for an Influential Voices lecture. We look forward to his insights as he speaks on the timely topic "Lawyering in an International Age."
With all these events at the law school and our Sidebar Happy Hours in different cities, we hope to provide alumni as many opportunities to connect with us as possible. We welcome your participation and ideas for other programs.
African American Alumni breakfast
Boldt Decision at 40
CLE: Divorce and Business Assets
Influential Voices with Rufus Yerxa '76
Justice Beyond Borders: Jorge Barón
10 Mistakes New Lawyers Make
AILJ Spring Panel: Reconciling Interests
Conference on Public Defense
Latina/o Community Awards
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