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Law Grad Catherine Cortez Masto Becomes First Latina in U.S. Senate

Law Grad Catherine Cortez Masto Becomes First Latina in U.S. Senate

Posted on November 15, 2016

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.

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Gonzaga Alumna Mary Fairhurst Elected Chief Justice of State Supreme Court

Gonzaga Alumna Mary Fairhurst Elected Chief Justice of State Supreme Court

Posted on November 7, 2016

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.

Gonzaga Law Hosts Public Forum Feb. 19: ‘Civil Rights in Washington: The Post-Maxey Era’

Gonzaga Law Hosts Public Forum Feb. 19: ‘Civil Rights in Washington: The Post-Maxey Era’

Posted on February 4, 2016

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.

Gonzaga Mourns Passing of Legendary Law Dean, Professor Smithmoore ‘Smitty’ P. Myers

Gonzaga Mourns Passing of Legendary Law Dean, Professor Smithmoore ‘Smitty’ P. Myers

Posted on May 15, 2015

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.

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State Supreme Court Hears Arguments at Gonzaga Law School Oct. 2

State Supreme Court Hears Arguments at Gonzaga Law School Oct. 2

Posted on September 24, 2014

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.

Gonzaga School of Law Rises Six Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings to No. 107

Gonzaga School of Law Rises Six Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings to No. 107

Posted on March 16, 2014

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.

Gonzaga University Law School Announces Two-Year, Accelerated Degree Program

Gonzaga University Law School Announces Two-Year, Accelerated Degree Program

Posted on September 30, 2013

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.

Gonzaga Law School to Host Annual Red Mass for the Legal Profession Sept. 17

Gonzaga Law School to Host Annual Red Mass for the Legal Profession Sept. 17

Posted on August 29, 2013

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.

Law School Women’s Law Caucus to Honor Jaime Hawk April 19 with Myra Bradwell Award

Law School Women’s Law Caucus to Honor Jaime Hawk April 19 with Myra Bradwell Award

Posted on April 3, 2013

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.).