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. – 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. — Gonzaga University mourns the passing of beloved former Gonzaga Law Dean and Professor Smithmoore “Smitty” P. Myers. Dean Myers, who was 101 years old, passed away May 13 in Spokane after a short illness.
SPOKANE, Washington – The nine justices of the Washington State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases on Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Gonzaga University School of Law Barbieri Courtroom. The hearings, which are open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. — In this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings for law schools, published March 11, Gonzaga University School of Law is ranked 107 (tie), an increase of six spots over last year’s report.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Innovating to address the challenges of legal education, Gonzaga University School of Law will become the first Pacific Northwest school to offer a Juris Doctor degree in two calendar years. Gonzaga opens applications Oct. 1 for students to begin – in fall 2014 – its two-year program or traditional three-year sequence.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University School of Law will present the 2013 Red Mass for the Legal Profession at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the University Chapel in College Hall (502 E. Boone Ave.). A reception will follow from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cowles Rare Book Reading Room, on the third Floor of the Foley Center Library.
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.).