Learn about law school options at information night

RICHLAND — Local attorneys and representatives of the region’s law schools will talk about careers in the legal profession at an event Sept. 29 at WSU Tri-Cities.   The law school information night is from 5:30 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. on campus in the Consolidated Information Center, Room 120, at 2770 University Drive. Admission is […]

The legal history of slavery and immigration

VANCOUVER  – Paul Finkelman, a specialist in American legal history and race, will be delivering two lectures at WSU on Jan. 29. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in metered spaces or in the Blue Lot for $3 per day and free after 7p.m. “Asian Immigration to the U.S.: […]

Don’t use state resources to campaign

It’s an election year, a good time to remember that the law strictly prohibits use of state resources for campaigning for candidates or ballot measures.   There are neutral forums at WSU, such as Pullman’s Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall, where employees may go to campaign on the same basis as any other user of the […]

Mock Trial Team wins regional awards, prepares for nationals

WSU’s Mock Trial Team has won an invitation to compete at the American Mock Trial Association’s national tournament, placing WSU’s law program alongside universities with national law reputations for the first time ever.The 2006 tournament will be hosted by Stetson Law School in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 10-12.WSU took two teams to the Portland Regional […]

WSU honors Constitution as federal law requires

In compliance with a newly implemented law requiring all federally funded schools to honor the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17 of each year, WSU has scheduled various local events to present students with U.S. Constitution information. The date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The law was inserted into a spending bill […]

Seattle PI Article: Governor signs bill allowing branch campus expansion

May 4, 2005 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTACOMA, Wash. — Branches of the University of Washington and Washington State University can soon begin admitting freshmen and sophomores and will be able to award four-year degrees under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Christine Gregoire.The campuses can make the changes starting in the fall of 2006. […]

Gregoire signs law; Vancouver gets freshmen

Gov. Christine Gregoire signed into law a historic measure on May 4 calling for the creation of four-year campuses at Washington State University Vancouver and the University of Washington Tacoma. WSU Tri-Cities also made some gains. It was granted a four-year degree in biotechnology and also may offer undergraduate courses that are not available at the community […]

Collective bargaining law offers new options

Gov. Gary Locke recently signed a bill that gives collective bargaining rights to state employees from more than 2,700 job classes — including faculty from four-year universities. Before signing the bill into law, however, Locke vetoed a portion that would have required a university to eliminate its faculty senate before participating in collective bargaining. When […]