Spotlight: Sylvan Sobel '83

Sylvan Sobel says a dynamic, supportive student community is part of the UW Law School tradition.

Activities and Scholarship

Michele LaVigne gave two presentations on the effects of clients' language impairments in September: at the Ramsey County Public Defender Training Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at the Colorado State Public Defender Annual Conference in Snowmass, Colorado.

Carrie Sperling was a keynote speaker at "With Conviction: Reporting on Science in the Courtroom," a workshop organized by the University of Arizona School of Journalism in September. In addition to presenting the keynote on shaken baby syndrome, Sperling served on panels on shaken baby syndrome and on bite mark evidence.

Keith Findley presented "Flawed Science and the New Wave of Innocents" at "Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution: 25 Years of Freeing the Innocent," a symposium hosted by Boston's Northeastern University School of Law in September.

Mark Sidel spoke to the board of trustees of The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C., in September, on restrictions on civic space in Asia and new restrictive frameworks for nongovernment organizations and foundations.