MLK Guest Speaker: Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winner

Join us for a not-to-miss talk by Euguene Robinson, Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize recipient, who will deliver a Q&A on current events in the national political scene.

Friday, January 13, 2017
10 – 11 a.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 138


University of Washington Environmental Law Symposium

The day-long event will examine the reasons our region is susceptible to megaquakes, the impacts of various quake scenarios and strategies for resilience and recovery. The discussion will also explore laws that apply to both the private and public sector in the event of a large quake.

Friday, January 20, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall


Presidential Power in 2017

Join a panel of UW Law scholars to discuss the scope, and limits, of presidential power in modern politics, and learn how interested citizens can become engaged in the political pro‍cess.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle
The Great Hall


Revolutionary Mothering and Queer Survival: A Reproductive Justice Perspective on Current Legal Realities

Learn about the legal system's relationship to family through the lens of incarceration, race and queerness in this Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series event.

Monday, February 6, 2017
4:30 – 7 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 138


Asian Law Lecture: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Japan's Peace Constitution — Lessons to be Learned

Japan’s 1947 Constitution has earned the enduring resentment of Japan’s nationalistic political leaders. In this lecture, Professor Lawrence Repeta will describe current proposals for change, popular support for Article 9 and possible scenarios as Japanese leaders contend with world events.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
4 – 6 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 115


A new course on presidential power and its limits, launched this quarter in response to student demand, explores current events and draws on the expertise at UW Law.