Telephone: (206) 543-4551


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The University of Washington School of Law offers programs of study leading to the Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Law (LL.M.) in Asian and Comparative Law, Law of Sustainable International Development, Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Taxation, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Asian and Comparative Law.


Seattle, home of the University of Washington, is the gateway to the Pacific Rim. Its economic strength, rich cultural resources, physical beauty and moderate climate attract visitors and commerce from around the world. The city of Seattle is located on the eastern shore of Puget Sound, an inland body of water connected to the Pacific Ocean, and is bordered by the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.


The active international community in Seattle includes high technology firms, international banks and major corporations such as Boeing and Microsoft. The Port of Seattle is one of the largest container ports in the United States and is the top port for container exports to Asia. In addition to city, state and federal institutions dealing with international commerce and trade, international organizations located in Seattle include the Japan-American Society, the Washington State China Relations Council, the World Affairs Council and the Washington Council on International Trade.


The University of Washington is widely considered one of the leading research universities in the United States. The University is located in a residential area about four miles from the center of Seattle and is bordered by Lake Washington and Portage Bay. Enrollment at the University is approximately 34,000 students with a full-time teaching faculty of 2,800. The University is well known for its strength in areas such as international studies, marine affairs, environmental studies and medicine.


The School of Law was first organized in 1899 and is fully accredited. The newly built William H. Gates Hall has moved the law school back on to the main University campus. For the first time in 30 years, all the programs of the School are under one roof-the library, the classrooms, the School‚??s clinics and the offices of administration. The University of Washington Law School is recognized as one of the leading law schools in the United States.


The School of Law offers a diverse curriculum. J.D. law students number about 500 and graduate students number about 150. There is an excellent ratio of students to faculty (approximately 13:1) with many small classes and the opportunity for close student-faculty contact. Faculty members generally have an open-door policy to encourage contact and informal discussions with students.


The Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library is one of the finest law libraries in the country. Its collection is among the largest university law collections on the West Coast and currently numbers more than 450,000 volumes. Access to legal and non-legal online databases, CD-Rom products and electronic information is enhanced through use of WESTLAW, LEXIS, DIALOG, NEXIS and other online databases, CD-Rom products and electronic information sources. A superb staff of librarians, technicians and students support the research, writing and curricular needs of law students and faculty.


Dean: Gregory Hicks (206) 543-4034

Admissions: Kathy Swinehart (206) 685-3181

Library and Computing Services: Penny Hazelton (206) 543-4089

Career Services: Naomi Sanchez (206) 616-1366

Development and External Relations: Stephanie Cox (206) 685-2460

Students and Community Relations: Sandra Madrid (206) 543-0199

Financial Aid: Arlo Hammontree (206) 543-4552

Faculty and Academic Administration: Lisa Kelly (206) 685-1826




KELLYE Y. TESTY, (Law Professor), born Bloomington, Indiana, October 3, 1960; admitted to bar, 1991, Illinois. Education: Indiana University (B.A., 1982; J.D., 1991). COURSES:Contracts, Corporate Governance, Corporations, Economic Justice. Email:ktesty @


CRAIG H. ALLEN, (Law Professor), Education: Portland State University (B.S., 1979); University of Washington (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Torts, Admiralty, Marine Law, International Law. Email:challen @


KIMBERLY AMBROSE, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1989, Washington. Education: University of Washington (B.A., 1984; J.D., 1989). COURSES:Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic, Juvenile Justice. Email:kambrose @


WILLIAM R. ANDERSEN, (Law Professor), born September 29, 1932; admitted to bar, 1961, Colorado. Education: University of Denver (B.S., 1954; LL.B., 1956); Yale University (LL.M., 1958). COURSES: Antitrust, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Legislation. Email:ander @


HELEN A. ANDERSON, (Law Professor), born Washington, D.C., January 20, 1958; admitted to bar, 1985, Washington. Education: Carleton College (B.A., 1980); University of Washington (J.D., 1984). COURSES:Legal Research Writing, Professional Responsibility. Email:hander @


ROBERT ANDERSON, (Law Professor), born June 21, 1957; admitted to bar, 1983, Minnesota; 1984, Colorado; 1985, Alaska; 1996, District of Columbia; 2000, Washington. Education: Bemidji State University (B.A., 1980); University of Minnesota (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Indian Law, Property. Email:boba @


THOMAS R. ANDREWS, (Law Professor), born Portland, Oregon, July 11, 1947; admitted to bar, 1980, District of Columbia; 1986, Washington. Education: University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1969); Northwestern University (M.A., 1976); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1979). COURSES:Professional Responsibility, Torts, Estates and Trusts, Community Property. Email:tra @


ROBERT H. ARONSON, (Law Professor), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, California. Education: University of Virginia (B.A., 1969); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1973). COURSES:Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Law and Literature. Email:raron @


KAREN E. BOXX, (Law Professor), born Lafayette, LA., February 27, 1954; admitted to bar, 1983, Washington. Education: University of New Mexico (B.A., 1976); University of Washington (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Probate, Family Business Planning, Community Property. Email:kboxx @


STEVE P. CALANDRILLO, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1998, Washington. Education: University of California Berkley (B.A., 1994); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Law and Economics, Law and Medicine, Contracts, Secured Transactions. Email:stevecal @


THOMAS COBB, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2001, Oregon. Education: University of Alabama (B.A., 1991); Reed College (M.A., 1993); University of Chicago (M.A., 1997); University of Minnesota (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Legal Analysis and Writing. Email:tomcobb @


MOLLY MARTIN COHAN, (Law Professor), born Washington, August 1, 1950; admitted to bar, 1977, Washington. Education: Scripps College (B.A., 1972); University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 1977). COURSES:Native American Law, Clinical Legal Education. Email:mmcohan @


SAMUEL A. DONALDSON, (Law Professor), born Portland, Oregon, February 13, 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, Arizona. Education: Oregon State, (B.A., 1990); University of Arizona College of Law (J.D., 1993); University of Florida College of Law (1994). COURSES: Tax-Basic, CNS Corporations, State & Gift. Email:sdonalds @


SIGNE DORTCH, (Law Professor), born Portland, Oregon, September 26, 1973; admitted to bar, 1999, Washington. Education: Willamette University (B.A., 1995); University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 1999). COURSES:Clinical Legal Education, Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy. Email:sdortch @


DWIGHT DRAKE, (Law Professor), born Detroit, Michigan, September 18, 1948; admitted to bar, 1973, Washington. Education: Brigham Young University (B.S., 1970); University of Washington (J.D., 1973). COURSES:Business Planning, Antitrust, Estate & Gift Taxation, Tax of Corporation & Partnership. Email:djdrake @


JONATHAN EDDY, (Law Professor), born Cleveland, Ohio, April 8, 1944; admitted to bar, 1970, California; 1978, North Carolina; 1980, Washington; 1985, Oregon. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1966); University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Afghan Legal Studies, Secured Transactions. Email:eddyj @


JOAN FOLEY, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, August 1, 1969; admitted to bar, 1996, Washington. Education: State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1991); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1995). COURSES:Basic Legal Skills, Persuasive Writing. Email:joancf @


JULIA ANN GOLD, (Law Professor), Education: University of North Carolina (B.A., 1971); University of South Carolina (J.D., 1983). COURSES:Mediation, Street Law. Email:julgold @


ROBERT W. GOMULKIEWICZ, (Law Professor), born Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, December 5, 1959; admitted to bar, 1987, Washington. Education: Pacific Lutheran University (B.A., 1983); University of Washington (M.A., 1987; J.D., 1987). COURSES: Legal Protection of Software, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Licensing. Email:bobgom @


JAMES H. HARDISTY, (Law Professor), born Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 23, 1941; admitted to bar, 1966, Ohio. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1963; LL.B., 1966). COURSES: Criminal Justice, Criminal Procedure, Family Law. Email: hardisty @


PENELOPE A. HAZELTON, (Law Professor), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1975, Washington. Education: Linfield College (B.A., 1969); Lewis and Clark College (J.D., 1975); University of Washington (M.L.L., 1976). COURSES:Legal Research. Email:pennyh @


GREGORY ALAN HICKS, (Law Professor), born Austin, Texas, September 11, 1950; admitted to bar, 1979, Washington. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1972); University of Texas (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Public Land Law, Water Law. Email:gahicks @


ROLAND L. HJORTH, (Law Professor), born Wisner, Nebraska, December 9, 1935; admitted to bar, 1961, New York; 1971, Washington. Education: University of Nebraska (A.B., 1957); New York University (LL.B., 1961). COURSES: Taxation. Email:hjorth @


MARY A. HOTCHKISS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1983, Maryland. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1975); Catholic University of Maryland (M.S.L.S., 1978); George Washington University (J.D., 1983; L.L.M., 1985). COURSES:Legal Research, Federal Tax Research, International Legal Research. Email:hotchma @


MAUREEN HOWARD, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, January 25, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Washington; 1987, California. Education: Gonzaga University (B.A., 1982); University of Washington (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Trial Advocacy, Civil Procedure, Pretrial Litigation. Email:mahoward @


LINDA S. HUME, (Law Professor), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2, 1942; admitted to bar, 1971, California; 1981, Washington. Education: California State University (B.A., 1967); University of California (J.D., 1970). COURSES:Commercial Law, International Contracts, Legal Research and Writing. Email:humels @


STEWART M. JAY, (Law Professor), born Havre, Montana, June 27, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, District of Columbia. Education: Georgetown University (A.B., 1973); Harvard University (J.D., 1976). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Legal History. Email:smj @


JOHN M. JUNKER, (Law Professor), born Vancouver, Washington, 1934; admitted to bar, 1964, California. Education: Washington State University (B.A., 1959); University of Chicago (J.D., 1962). COURSES:Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence. Email:junkerjm @


SARAH KALTSOUNIS-FARLEY, (Law Professor), born Seattle, Washington, April 3, 1976; admitted to bar, 2004, Washington. Education: University of Washington (B.S., 1998; M.Ed., 2000; J.D., 2003). COURSES:Basic Legal Skills.


YONG-SUNG JONATHAN KANG, (Law Professor), born Seoul, Korea, March 16, 1973; admitted to bar, 1999, New York; 2003, Massachusetts. Education: Oxford University (B.A., 1995); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Contract Law & Theory, International Business Transactions, Korean Law, Comparative Law, Moral & Legal Philosophy. Email:jonakang @


SYLVIA KANG‚??ARA, (Law Professor), Education: University of Nairobi (LL.B., 1996); Harvard University (S.J.D., 1997). COURSES: Property Law, Public International Law, Comparative Legal Theory. Email:skangara @


LISA KELLY, (Law Professor), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 21, 1958; admitted to bar, 1982, Arkansas; 1992, West Virginia. Education: University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1979); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Child Advocacy, Child Advocacy Clinic, Family Law. Email:lisak2 @


ALAN KIRTLEY, (Law Professor), born 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, Michigan; 1980, Washington. Education: Indiana University (B.A., 1969; J.D., 1972). COURSES:Clinical Legal Education, Alternative Dispute Resolution. Email:kirtley @


W. H. (JOE) KNIGHT, JR., (Law Professor), born Beckley, West Virginia; admitted to bar, 1980, New York. Education: University of North Carolina (B.A., 1976); Columbia University (J.D., 1979). COURSES:Banking, Commercial Law, Contracts. Email:whknight @


RICHARD O. KUMMERT, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, November 23, 1932; admitted to bar, 1962, California. Education: Illinois Institute of Technology (B.S., 1953); Northwestern University (M.B.A., 1955); Stanford University (LL.B., 1961). COURSES: Business Planning, Corporations, Federal Taxation. Email:kummert @


PATRICIA C. KUSZLER, (Law Professor), born 1952; admitted to bar, 1991, Connecticut; 1993, District of Columbia. Education: Mills College (B.A., 1974); Mayo Medical School (M.D., 1978); Yale University (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Health Care Law, Law and Biotechnology, Law and Medicine, Torts, Medical Malpractice. Email:kuszler @


DANIEL LASTER, (Law Professor), born Jersey City, New Jersey, July 2, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, Washington. Education: Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1980); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1983); Harvard Law School (Visiting Student, 1982-1983). COURSES:Copyrights, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patents & Trademarks, Software Protection, Trade Secrets. Email: danla @


CLARK B. LOMBARDI, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, July 23, 1968; admitted to bar, 2000, New York. Education: Princeton University (B.A., 1990); Columbia Law School (J.D., 1998); Columbia University (Ph.D., 2001). COURSES: Legal Analysis and Research, Comparative Law.


DEBORAH MARANVILLE, (Law Professor), born 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, Washington. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1972); Harvard University (J.D., 1975). COURSES: Clinical Legal Education, Women and The Law. Email:maran @


ANNA C. MASTROIANNI, (Law Professor), born New Haven, Connecticut; admitted to bar, 1987, Pennsylvania; 1988 District of Columbia. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A./B.S., 1982; J.D., 1986); University of Washington (MPH, 1997). COURSES:Health Law, Bioethics, Public Health. Email:amastroi @


KATHLEEN M. MCGINNIS, (Law Professor), born Idaho Falls, Idaho, September 3, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Washington. Education: Whitworth College (B.A., 1979); University of California/Berkeley (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Basic Legal Skills, Civil Procedure. Email:mcginnis @


JACQUELINE MCMURTRIE, (Law Professor), born 1956; admitted to bar, 1983, Washington. Education: University of Michigan (B.S., 1978; J.D., 1983). COURSES: Criminal Law, Immigration Law. Email:jackiem @


THEODORE A. MYHRE, (Law Professor), born Spokane, Washington, October 19, 1967; admitted to bar, 2000, Washington. Education: The Evergreen State College (B.A., 1990); Boston College (M.A., 1991); Drew University (M.A., 1994); Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Basic Legal Skills. Email:tmyhre @


JOEL M. NGUGI, (Law Professor), born Kajiado, Kenya, October 30, 1972; admitted to bar, 1998, Kenya and Massachusetts. Education: University of Nairobi (LLB, 1996); Harvard Law School (LLM, 1999; SJD, 2002). COURSES: Business Organizations, Contracts.


PETER NICOLAS, (Law Professor), born 1970; admitted to bar, 2000, New York. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1991); University of Michigan School of Public Policy (M.P.P., 1992); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1999). COURSES:International Civil Litigation, Evidence, Federal Courts. Email:pnicolas @


SEAN M. O‚??CONNOR, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1999, New York; 2001, Massachusetts. Education: University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1988); Arizona State University (M.A., 1995); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Intellectual Property, Business & Securities Law, Biotechnology Law. Email:soconnor @


KATHLEEN O‚??NEILL, (Law Professor), born 1953; admitted to bar, 1981, New York. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1975); Columbia University (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Basic Legal Skills, Contracts, Copyright. Email:kateon @


ROY PROSTERMAN, (Law Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, July 13, 1935; admitted to bar, 1959, New York. Education: University of Chicago (B.A., 1954); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1958). COURSES: Legal Problems of Economic Development. Email:royp @


ANITA RAMASASTRY, (Law Professor), born Boston, Massachusetts, March 6, 1967; Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1988; J.D., 1992); University of Sydney (M.A., 1990). COURSES: Contracts, Commercial Law, Banking. Email:arama @


BETH RIVIN, (Law Professor), Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1976); East Carolina University (M.D., 1982); Harvard University (M.P.H., 1985). COURSES: Health and Human Rights, International Bioethics, Social Justice and Health, International Research Ethics, Law and Policy. Email:brivin @


MICHAEL ROBINSON-DORN, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, April 14, 1966; admitted to bar, 1992, California; 1993, District of Columbia; 2000, Washington. Education: University of Victoria (B.A., 1988); Cornell Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources. Email:mjrd @


WILLIAM HAMILTON RODGERS, (Law Professor), born Brockton, Massachusetts, September 16, 1939; admitted to bar, 1965, New York; 1967, Washington, 1973, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1961); Columbia University (LL.B., 1965). COURSES: Environmental Law, Torts, Property. Email:whr @


ERIC SCHNAPPER, (Law Professor), born 1942; admitted to bar, 1969, California; 1971, New York. Education: Johns Hopkins University (B.A., 1962; M.A., 1963); Yale University (LL.B., 1968). COURSES:Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Legal History. Email:schnapp @


SCOTT A. SCHUMACHER, (Law Professor), born Seattle, Washington, December 3, 1962; admitted to bar, Washington. Education: Loyola Marymount University (B.A., 1986); Seattle University (J.D., 1990); New York University (LL.M., 1991). COURSES:Taxation. Email:sschum @


DR. TOSHIKO TAKENAKA, (Law Professor), born Tokyo, July 10, 1958; admitted to bar, 1993, New York. Education: Seikei University (B.A., 1981); University of Washington School of Law (LL.M., 1990); University of Washington School of Law (Ph.D., 1992). COURSES: Intellectual Property, Patents Law, Japanese Law, Comparative Law. Email:toshiko @


VERONICA TAYLOR, (Law Professor), Education: Monash University (B.A., 1986; L.L.B., 1988); University of Washington (L.L.M., 1992). COURSES:Asian Contract Law, Comparative Law, Japanese Law, US/Japanese Corporate Relations. Email:vtaylor @


MICHAEL E. TOWNSEND, (Law Professor), born 1952; Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1982); Yale University (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Contracts, Intellectual Property, Law and Science. Email:met @


LEA B. VAUGHN, (Law Professor), born Seattle, Washington, July 18, 1953; Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1975); University of Michigan (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Labor Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution. Email:lvaughn @


WALTER J. WALSH, (Law Professor), born Dublin, Ireland, June 12, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, Ireland; 1984, California; 1986, New York; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: National University of Ireland (University College Dublin) (B.C.L., 1979); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1989); Harvard Law School (S.J.D., 1997). COURSES:Torts, Legal History, EU Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Law & Religion. Email:wawa @


KATHRYN WATTS, (Law Professor), born Portland, Oregon, January 22, 1976; admitted to bar, 2001, Illinois. Education: Northwestern University (B.S., 1998); Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2001). COURSES: Administrative Law and Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Supreme Court Decision Making. Email:kawatts @


RONALD J. WHITENER, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1994, Washington. Education: Evergreen State College (B.A., 1991); University of Washington (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Indian Law, Clinical Legal Education. Email: ronw @


JANE K. WINN, (Law Professor), born April 30, 1957; Education: Queen Mary College, University of London (B.S., 1980); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Bankruptcy, Contracts, E-Commerce and Information Technology. Email:jkwinn1 @


LOUIS E. WOLCHER, (Law Professor), born San Francisco, California, August 27, 1947; Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1969); Harvard University (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Admiralty, Contracts, Torts, Federal Courts, Restitution, Critical Legal Studies. Email:wolcher @


DONGSHENG ZANG, (Law Professor), born China, January 24, 1969; Education: Beijing College of Economics (LL.B., 1991); People‚??s University (LL.M., 1994); Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1996; S.J.D., 2004).. COURSES:International Trade, Legal Theory, Comparative Law, Chinese Law. Email:zangd @