Spotlight: Summer Jobs

David Stead We profile David Stead, who spent his summer as a legal intern with Trupanion, a Seattle-based pet insurance company.

Activities and Scholarship

In September, Michele LaVigne gave a presentation on the significance of clients' language deficits at a training for Federal Criminal Justice Act attorneys in Albany, Georgia. The training was sponsored by Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia.

Mary Prosser, Deborah Moritz, Kim Peterson, Sara Brelie, and Jeremy Newman gave a panel presentation titled "Law in Action: Skills Integration—Using Clinics to Bring the Real World into the Legal Writing Classroom and Using Legal Writing to Prepare Students for their Clinical Experience" at the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference in September. The conference, held at Stanford Law School, was titled "Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Motivating Students to Do Their Best Work."

Miriam Seifter's article, "States as Interest Groups in the Administrative Process" (forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review), received a positive review in JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). Kathryn Watts, professor of law at University of Washington, writes that Seifter's article "begins to fill [a] scholarly gap by carefully scrutinizing and weighing the costs and benefits of state interest group participation in the federal regulatory process."

In September, Shubha Ghosh was an invited presenter at the first annual International Scholars Conference on Intellectual Property Law, held at Vienna University of Economics and Business. His talk was titled "Intellectual Property and Competition: The Role of Exit and Voice."