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Are you thinking about taking time off before going to law school?  Are you wondering what you can do to make the best use of that time?  We invite you to join us for a (free) informal dinner event with Teach For America alumni. These three alumni all went to law school after their time in the classroom and are eager to share their experiences with students who are interested in going to law school.

Reserve your spot now

  • Omar Vasquez  - After graduating from Penn, Omar joined TFA and taught high school math in Phoenix, AZ. He then went to law school at University of Arizona and now is an Associate with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and focuses on corporate law.
  • Owen Mooney – As a 2007 TFA corps member Owen graduated from Gonzaga and then returned to Gonzaga for law school. Since then he has worked with the Nevada Supreme Court...
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Categories: Advising, Volunteering

The University of Washington School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program is hosting an Admissions Information Session at William H. Gates Hall on December 1

During this session, we will be providing information about this innovative Master’s degree program and inform candidates about the application process.

If you would like to find out more about UW School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence degree program, please join us to learn more and meet our faculty.

Our upcoming session is Tuesday, December 1  6:00-7:00 PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 207.

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Categories: Advising

The Student Calling Program employees between 70 and 80 student callers, and 8 student managers. On a nightly basis (Saturday-Thursday) callers engage in quality conversations with alumni and work to acquire gifts to the university. This is a great job for students looking to increase many skills including but not limited to: verbal communication, sales experience, working as a team. However, we employ students from all different majors and interests across campus. Additionally, students have the opportunity to network with professional advancement staff, but they also get to enjoy flexible schedules and a fun, laid-back environment.

The job application is attached in this email and is due on Monday, November 30th. Students wishing to turn in an application can email it to me directly at I would appreciate you sharing it with your students...

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Categories: Advising, Jobs

The Winter Quarter 2016 Interdisciplinary Writing Program (IWP) linked courses include, ENGL 199 an MLL link w/ BIOL 180 Introductory Biology,  ENGL 299 D w/ CHEM 220 Principles of Chemistry II and ENGL 297 I w/ SLAVIC426/CHID498B/Honors 211C Ways of Feeling.

Linked courses meet "C" and "W" requirements and support student writing on course materials and topics in concurrent larger lecture courses.

Categories: Advising, Courses
UW's very own Golden Key International Honors Society is hosting their annual blanket making event this Saturday November 21st at 3:30pm in Savery Room 131. We have set a goal of making 20 nice, warm and colorful fleece blankets to donate to ROOTS young adult homeless shelter. We are making this event open to the public because the more hands helping, the merrier! Feel free to come or bring a friend or two to this cheery event.   Here is the link to the Facebook event page:  

Categories: Advising, Announcements

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures?  FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages!

FLAS Information Sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 in Thomson Hall 317

Tuesday, December 1, 2;30-3:30 in Thomson Hall 317

Tuesday, December 8, 3:30-4:20, Smith Hall 309

Wednesday, December 16, 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chat*

Tuesday, January 5, 1:30-2:30, Thomson Hall 317

Thursday, January 14, 2:30-3:30 Virtual Office Hour*

*see FLAS website for access instructions for web chat sessions and virtual office hours.

Applications due January 29, 2016. Questions: email

For more information, visit http://www....

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Categories: Advising, Announcements

UW’s Phi Alpha Delta is hosting TestMasters for an LSAT workshop on Thursday, November 19th at 5:00 in Savery 164.

The workshop will be taught by one of TestMasters' highly experienced LSAT instructors who scored a perfect 180 on the test. He will introduce students to the LSAT and discuss the role of the test in the law school admission process as well as teach several real LSAT questions while examining the underlying concepts of the test and introducing students to a variety of important techniques that they can use to maximize their score.

Since seating is limited, students should register as soon as possible at:

Categories: Advising, Announcements

GWSS 235, Global Feminist Art, (VLPA/I&S), 5 credits SLN 15032

Professor Sasha Welland

M&W 1:30-3:20 w/ quiz section options on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Explores how feminist artists working in diverse locations and cultural traditions challenge, at the local and global level, artistic conventions and representations of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nationality. Introduces feminism as a way of thinking about visual art practice in terms of social hierarchy, aesthetic form, and ideology. Joint with ANTH (Updated 10/15)

Categories: Advising, Courses

Want to take a course in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences? Of course you do! Learn about aquatic predators, disappearing habitats, environmental contaminants, and more. 
These courses fulfill either NW or I&S! 

FISH 101 Water and Society (5cr) - MWF 9:30-10:20 plus quiz (times vary)
NW/I&S, no prerequisites
Instructors: Julian Olden ( & Daniel Schindler (

FISH 455 Fish and Wildlife Toxicology (3 or 5 cr) - TTh 9:30-11:20, T 1:30-4:20 (5cr course only)
NW, no prerequisites
Overview of fish/wildlife toxicology: history of the field; regulations; methods used to assess risks contaminants pose to fish/wildlife; classes of contaminants and their...

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Categories: Advising, Courses

Winter Quarter 2016 Course on Climate Change and Health

GH 590 E - Understanding & Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change

Instructors: Kristie Ebi and Jeremy Hess

Credits - 3

Monday/Wednesday, 2:30-3:50 pm

Sieg Hall 226

SLN – 14766 (on the time schedule under “Interschool & Intercollege Program”, under “Global Health”)

Description: Climate change is likely to be an increasing public health challenge this century. The current and projected human health consequences of climate change are diverse and wide-ranging, potentially altering the burden of any health outcome sensitive to weather or climate.  Students in this course will gain foundational...

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Categories: Advising, Courses


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