UW Law continually finds ways to expand the student experience and law’s impact to promote positive change. Too numerous to count, here are a few examples:
The Barer Institute, established in 2010 by Stan and Alta Barer, provides specialized legal education focused on the multidisciplinary role of law in promoting health, education and economic development in lower- and middle-income developing countries.
Lisa Kelly and Alicia LeVezu, as part of the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic’s Access to Counsel Project, produced a report that drew attention to inconsistent practices in Washington dependency courts. How courts handle abuse and neglect cases leaves many children without an advocate in decisions that shape every aspect of their lives.
The Arctic Law and Policy Institute provides objective analysis of selected law and policy issues related to Arctic marine science, governance, pollution prevention and response, safety of navigation, conservation and management of natural resources, and measures to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for Arctic peoples.
The Center for Public Service Law creates a culture at UW Law where students, faculty and staff are inspired to make public service and equal justice an integral feature of their professional lives.
The White House sought the partnership of the interdisciplinary Tech Policy Lab to host a symposium on artificial intelligence, which will feed into a White House public policy report.
The Global Health and Justice Project based at UW School of Law promotes academics, research and service learning in global health, social justice and development.