KCBA’s Swearing-in Ceremony

I participated in the King County Bar Association's Swearing-in Ceremony on September 23, 2015.  KCBA has posted some photos as well.

Featured speakers included King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, State Senator Jamie Pedersen, KCBA’s President Kim Tran, and Young Lawyers Division Chair Peter Talevich.  Pete is a K&L Gates colleague.

WSBA and July 2015 Bar Exam

In Summer 2015, I sat for the Washington State Bar Examination.  The WSBA has published a July 2015 Bar Exam pass list here.

YLS Graduation

In Spring 2015, I participated in the Yale Law School commencement ceremonies.  Video of the entire ceremony is available on Vimeo.

Professor Daniel Markovits's address was garnered some media attention, including on the Slate Money podcast.

Civil Recourse Theory: Reading Group

In Spring 2015, I participated in a reading group on Civil Recourse Theories of Tort Law, sponsored by Professor Doug Kysar.  Thanks to my colleagues, especially Beth Henzel, for organizing the group and facilitating our meetings.

SAW Project

In Spring 2015, I completed my Supervised Analytical Writing project with Professor John Fabian Witt, titled "Testing Civil Recourse as a Structural Due Process Right."

Brief description: The paper examines a proposal by Professor John C. P. Goldberg regarding the constitutional status of tort law.  Goldberg has argued that the administration of justice in our constitutional system requires federal and state governments to provide individuals with civil recourse to tort law, or more specifically, to a body of law for the redress of private wrongs.  Goldberg dubs this constitutional entitlement a “structural” due process right, that is, a right enjoyed by individuals to a certain basic structure of government protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth and Fifth Amendments.  In the paper, test Goldberg's theory by reference to recent federal tort reform efforts.

Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Conference

In Fall 2015, I participated in the long-planned Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Conference. Text from the keynote address by Joshua M. Sharfstein can be found on Jack Balkin's Balkinization blog.

I also participated in the Public Health and First Amendment seminar taught by Dean Robert Post and Professor Amy Kapczynski in Fall 2015.

3L Year-In-Review

Now that 2015 is drawing to a close, my 3L recap is long overdue. Those posts are coming shortly.