LAS VEGAS – Catherine Cortez Masto, a 1990 Gonzaga University School of Law alumna and former Nevada attorney general, is the first Latina and first woman from Nevada elected to the U.S. Senate. The Democrat beat Rep. Joe Heck last week to fill the seat of Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic minority leader who is retiring.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Justice Mary Fairhurst, who earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Gonzaga University, was elected the 56th chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court on Nov. 3 by a vote of her peers. Her four-year term starts Jan. 9, 2017. She will succeed Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, also a Gonzaga Law School alumna, and one of the longest-serving chief justices in state history.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University School of Law will host debates tonight featuring the three races for the Washington State Supreme Court. Incumbents will face their challengers starting at 5 p.m. in the Barbieri Courtroom (721 N. Cincinnati St.). The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free after 5 p.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University School of Law will present the 2016 Red Mass for the Legal Profession at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the University Chapel in College Hall (502 E. Boone Ave). A reception will follow from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Globe Room at Cataldo Hall.
Danielle Shyne, who will graduate from Gonzaga Law School at the commencement ceremony May 7, has accomplished much during law school.
Jaime Cuevas Jr., part of Gonzaga Law’s first accelerated two-year degree program, worked in the Gonzaga University Legal Assistance Clinic, as a legal researcher for Professor Brooks Holland, and as an intern at the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Journal of International Law will host the 10th annual Human Race 5K starting at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 9. The fee is $20 and participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite celebrity for the event to benefit Partners in Health, an international nonprofit organization.
SPOKANE, Wash. – As part of a program sponsored by KSPS Public Television honoring the life and legacy of renowned civil rights leader and Gonzaga Law School alumnus Carl Maxey, Gonzaga Law will host the public forum, “Civil Rights in Washington: The Post-Maxey Era” at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19 in the Barbieri Courtroom.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Luke Skywalker will be held accountable by the Galactic Empire for blowing up the Death Star when students in the Gonzaga University School of Law’s Air and Space Law Society and the Intellectual Property Law Association present the mock trial “Star Wars: The Gavel Strikes Back” at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 in the Law School’s Barbieri Courtroom.