Archive for the ‘Featured Resource’ Category

  • Have You Registered for a Casemaker X Account Yet?

    One of the “perks” of becoming a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) is that you gain access to Casemaker, a subscription legal research database that has state and federal primary law (cases, statutes and regulations). Recently, the WSBA extended free access to Casemaker to law students and faculty of Washington State law […] Read more...
  • Religious Freedom After Hobby Lobby: Washington Law and the Religious Exemption Description

    Social Justice Monday – November 10, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Leah Rutman of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and Zachary Pekelis Jones of Perkins Coie discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and its impact on jurisprudence and issues in Washington State. The controversial 2014 decision […] Read more...
  • No Closure on Foreclosure: The Crisis Isn’t Over

    Social Justice Monday – November 3, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Today, roughly seven years after the housing bubble burst, hundreds of thousands of homeowners still face foreclosure. Some things have changed. The over 1.8 million foreclosures recorded nationally in 2012 were down 36% from the peak of the foreclosure crisis in […] Read more...
  • CALI Lessons

    CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials on a wide range of legal subject areas. Lessons are completely free for our law students. They are useful for mastering material during the semester and for exam preparation. When registering a new CALI account, you must use our school’s authorization code to create the account. You can get […] Read more...
  • Low Bono: An Entrepreneurial and Social Justice Approach to Law Practice

    Social Justice Monday – Monday October 27, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Critics say we have a glut of attorneys in our country and the legal market is saturated. At the same time, over 80% of moderate income people forego hiring a lawyer simply because they can’t afford it. They fall in […] Read more...
  • #DomesticViolence: Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?

    Social Justice Monday – Monday October 20, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern In recent weeks, awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault has increased as high profile cases receive extensive coverage in the news and on social media. Is this trend increasing awareness and dialogue or reinforcing sensationalism and stereotypes? Can media […] Read more...
  • Hospital Mergers: Shrinking or Growing Access to Health Care?

    Social Justice Monday – October 13th, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Dean Annette Clark moderated a discussion on healthcare access with Leah Rutman from the ACLU of Washington and Janet Chung from Legal Voice. A recent wave of mergers between secular and Roman Catholic hospitals is raising the question of whether access to […] Read more...
  • Sex, Money, and Irrationality

    Social Justice Monday – October 6, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Professor Julie A. Nice explored constitutionally permissible government “irrationality.” The lowest level of scrutiny that a court must apply when considering constitutional questions of due process or equal protection is a “rational basis review,” where a rule must simply be “rationally […] Read more...
  • History of the Revised Code of Washington

    Our state was created in 1889.  However, the Revised Code of Washington was adopted in 1950.  What gives?  Was the state lawless prior to that time?  The answer is no.  Codes were created and published in the state privately before that time.  The fascinating history of statutory compilation in Washington has been documented by one […] Read more...
  • Washington State “Stuff”

    You know it is the Evergreen State so you can probably guess the state tree (but not its botanical name) and you can probably guess the state fruit. But do you know the state tartan’s colors? Did you know there was a state tartan? Or a state ship? And who decides this stuff? The answer […] Read more...