Spotlight: Tour UW Law

Activities and Scholarship

Michele LaVigne presented on three panels at the National Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit in Louisville, Kentucky, in October. The panels, which examined the effects of clients' language deficits, included a plenary session with Pamela Snow (Monash University, Australia) and Gwyneth Rost (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).

Jason Yackee presented on a panel at the American Branch of the International Law Association's "International Law Weekend," held at Fordham Law School in October. His talk addressed the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union.

Shubha Ghosh attended oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Teva v. Sandoz. He was invited to present his analysis of the case on the Patently-O blog, which posted his article "Are South African Yellow Canaries a Question of Law or Fact?" in October.

Alta Charo has been named to the National Academies' expert committee that is organizing a public workshop on risks and benefits of "gain-of-function" research (research that increases the ability of pathogens such as SARS, MERS, or pandemic influenza to spread or cause disease). This is part of the ongoing White House effort to amend its policies on research with national bio-security implications.