Faculty Activities & Scholarship
Keith Findley presented "Tunnel Vision in Criminal Cases," at the Conference on Establishing Innocence or Guilt: Causes of and Solutions to Wrongful Convictions. The conference, held in Plano, Texas, in February, was organized by Center on American and International Law.
A model act Thomas Mitchell helped draft became law in Arkansas in February. Arkansas is the fifth state to enact into law the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, which aims to produce fairer outcomes in the division or sale of land involving tenancy-in-common property (commonly referred to as heirs' property). Mitchell served as reporter, or principal drafter, on the Uniform Law Commission to author the act.
In February, Cecelia Klingele presented "Advising Defendants on Collateral Consequences: Legal Obligations & Ethical Considerations" for criminal defense and civil lawyers employed by Legal Aid of Buffalo, New York.
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.