Faculty Activities & Scholarship
Mitra Sharafi was one of seven storytellers speaking on the theme of law and promises at the Live Law show held in Seattle over the Law and Society Association conference weekend. Sharafi told a story about a research trip she made to Myanmar in 2007.
Lisa Alexander presented her article, "Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing," (forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review) at Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy's June 2015 Conference. Alexander presented on a panel titled, "Occupations as a Means of Enforcing, Asserting and Creating Law," which included scholars from Harvard Law School, MIT, and Fordham Law School, as well as the former U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing.
Cecelia Klingele's article, "Rethinking the Use of Community Supervision," was featured in the May 2015 issue of The Champion, the magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Klingele's article appears as part of the magazine's "Getting Scholarship into Court Project," which identifies scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners.
The UW Law School's nationally recognized faculty and staff work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views, and approaches to the Law School. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.
Our faculty members are leading scholars, but they are also actively involved in the law. They advise on stem cell issues, represent clients on death row, work with congressional staffers to draft legislation, provide legal advice to poor farmers in the South, and work with the European Union on monetary policy. They are often quoted in the news, they travel around the world, and they are part of what is new and exciting in the legal community. But first and foremost, they are excellent teachers.
The low student-faculty ratio at the UW Law School allows students to work closely with professors. Our research faculty members teach at all levels in the curriculum and work with students to provide a strong foundation in law and legal reasoning. A prestigious clinical faculty of more than twenty-five full-time teachers provides additional opportunities for students to receive rigorous training and personal attention through hands-on experiential learning.
The UW Law School also has both a legal research and writing faculty and an experienced adjunct faculty as part of its teaching community. Our adjunct faculty members are highly successful practicing lawyers and judges who bring their specialized knowledge and experience to the classroom, bridging the theoretical and the practical aspects of legal training and making the law come to life.