SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University celebrated its 120th commencement exercises May 10-12. Following are briefs about the distinguished honorees, and some of the University’s outstanding graduates.
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For the 11th consecutive year, Gonzaga University will graduate its largest class ever during its commencement exercises May 10-12. In this, Gonzaga’s 120th commencement, the University expects to confer a total of 2,349 undergraduate, graduate and law degrees – 128 more than its previous record-large class of 2,221 graduates in 2012. Gonzaga expects to confer 1,306 bachelor degrees (up 159 from 2012), 863 master degrees (off 24 from 2012), 19 doctorates (same as 2012), and 161 law degrees (off 7).
The Gonzaga University School of Law Women’s Law Caucus will present the 2013 Myra Bradwell Award to Jaime Hawk, a 2004 Gonzaga Law School alumna and an assistant federal defender, in a free ceremony and reception, open to the public, that begin at 5:15 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the Law School (721 N. Cincinnati St.).
International ‘Pursuit of Justice’ Conference April 18-20 at Gonzaga Features Top Speakers, Scholars
SPOKANE, Wash. – Legal scholar Paul Butler and criminologist Jack Levin headline “The Pursuit of Justice,” a dynamic three-day conference featuring nationally and internationally recognized scholars April 18-20 at Gonzaga University. Its theme is “Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality.”
Harvard Law School Professor Kathleen Sullivan, the former dean of Stanford Law School, will present the Gonzaga University School of Law Quackenbush Lecture at noon Wednesday, March 27 in the Gonzaga University School of Law Barbieri Courtroom (721 N. Cincinnati St.). The free lecture, titled “Free Speech in the Roberts Court,” is open to the public with limited seating.
Professor Robert A. Williams Jr., a well-known author and indigenous peoples expert, will be discussing his newest book “Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Barbieri Moot Courtroom at Gonzaga Law School, (721 N. Cincinnati St.).
A new federal grant totaling $91,390 each year for four years will allow the Gonzaga University School of Law’s Elder Law Clinic to resolve legal issues for up to 1,000 new elderly clients through 2017. The Clinic began in 1980 when the legal specialty was starting to emerge. Now, its 24 to 30 second- and third-year Gonzaga law students, along with one paralegal, resolve some 250 cases each year. In addition, they advise another 400-500 clients.
Robert Keiter, a professor of natural resources law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinley College of Law, will discuss “The Effects of Climate Change Law and Policy on Wildlife” at noon, Friday, Feb. 22, in Room 143 of the Gonzaga University School of Law (721 N. Cincinnati St.). The free lecture is open to the public with refreshments provided by the GU Environmental Law Caucus.
Family law practice is one of the highest demand areas of law, and lawyers who volunteer their time through the Spokane County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program address hundreds of cases each year. The new Gonzaga University School of Law FLASH program will give these pro bono lawyers a helping hand while providing law students a chance to get hands-on training and experience in a frequently overlooked area of law.
The Colville Tribal Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Gonzaga University School of Law’s Barbieri Courtroom at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25. The hearing, which is open to the public, is part of Gonzaga Law School’s Centennial celebration. The panel will ask if the lower tribal court abused the power of discretion in blocking further prosecution of a dismissed case. The Law School is located at 721 N. Cincinnati St.