summer associates welcome!
Bridge the Legal Research Gap Program
One Great Program
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
8:30am - 12:30pm
Seattle University *
School of Law
1 - 5pm
University of Washington
School of Law
* It was a success!
Student comments about the May 25th session are
"Valuable, time well spent. Do this more
"Great location. Great presenters. The fact
that it is free is great, everyone should attend.
What is the single best thing about this
- "The amount/scope of material covered.
- "The quality of oral presentations - all well
done and very well capped by Kelly's [Kelly Kunsch] presentation."
You are invited to
attend either of these free programs,
designed to enhance your legal research skills. No
matter which law school you attend,
all law students working in the Seattle area
The same program is offered twice to
accommodate the schedules of both Seattle University and University of
Washington law school students. Register for one program OR the other, not both.
Attendees can also visit with representatives of LexisNexis, Loislaw,
VersusLaw, and Westlaw at information tables adjoining the program facilities.
KCLL = King County Law
June 21 at University of Washington School of Law,
|12:30 - 1pm
||Legal Research in the Real World
||Mary Whisner (UW) & Rita Kaiser (KCLL)
||Legislative History--Washington & Federal
||Ann Hemmens (UW)
|2:20 - 2:40
|2:40 - 3:20
||Administrative Law--Washington & Federal
||Cheryl Nyberg (UW)
|3:20 - 3:35
|3:35 - 4:15
||Advanced Internet Legal Research
||Kerry Fitz-Gerald (SU)
|4:15 - 5
||Lawyers' Practice Materials
||Kelly Kunsch (SU)
nearly 150 students attended the program; don't miss out on this opportunity to
mingle with law students from around the country. Most employers encourage their
summer associates and externs to participate.
Click on the link above to go to the
registration form. When you click on the link you may be prompted to accept a UW
certificate to enter the encrypted site.
Directions & Parking
Sullivan Hall (SU Law School) is
located at 901 12th Avenue on the east side of Seattle University's
Campus. It is on the corner of 12th and Columbia (between Cherry/James and
Metered street parking is available on 12th, Columbia, and the surrounding
- University of Washington
Gates Hall is located near the northwest corner of the University of
Washington campus near the intersection of 15th Avenue NE and NE 43rd
Street. The closest UW parking lots are N1, N4, and N5.
Parking is also available in the central parking garage. Visitors should check
in at the parking gates (Gate 1 on Memorial Way; Gates 2 and 3 on 15th Ave.
Parking rates and policies
In addition to the
speakers, the following individuals from the Seattle University and University of Washington
law school libraries assisted in planning and coordinating these events. Thanks (in
alphabetic order) to:
- Kristin Cheney, Executive Law Librarian, Seattle University Law Library
- Jane Draney, Administrative Assistant, Seattle University Law Library
- Penny Hazelton, Associate Dean of Library and Computing Services, University of Washington
- Theresa Knier, Program Coordinator, University of Washington Gallagher Law Library
- Kristy Moon, Reference Librarian, University of Washington Gallagher Law
- Kara Phillips, Collection Development / Associate Executive Librarian, Seattle University Law Library
- Barbara Swatt, Reference Librarian, Seattle University Law Library
- Dave Tawatao, Computer Support Analyst, University of Washington Gallagher Law Library
- Who may attend?
- Any law student or WSBA Rule 6 law clerk who is working or studying in the Seattle area is welcome
to attend. Nonlaw students and others who are interested in attending should contact Ann Hemmens
- Do I have to be a UW or SU student?
- No. Students from all law schools are invited. In facts, students from all
over the country have attended previous Bridge the Gap programs in Seattle.
- How much is registration?
- The program is free. The law school libraries of Seattle University and
the University of Washington cover the costs associated with planning and operating the
- Will I receive any sort of confirmation about my registration?
- You will receive an automated email message confirming that your
registration has been received and an email reminder a day or so before the
- When should I plan to arrive?
- Because the program will start promptly (8:30am for the SU program and 1pm for UW program) please plan to arrive
at least 15-20 minutes early. You'll want to collect your nametag and handout materials
and find a seat.
- Who do I contact to make a disability accommodation request?
- To request reasonable accommodations for the May 25th session at Seattle
University Law School, please contact Kara Phillips [(206)398-4220 or
firstname.lastname@example.org]. To request
accommodations for the June 21st session at University of Washington, please
contact Disability Services Office at least ten (10) days in advance:
(206)543-6450 or 543-6452 (TTY),
- Should I bring my laptop?
- Yes. Both law schools maintain wireless networks to which registrants will
have access during the Bridge the Gap program. Many of the presenters will be
using PowerPoint presentations and/or showing websites. Look for specific
instructions for accessing the wireless networks when you pick up your name
tag and handout materials.
- Where can I eat lunch?
- We will provide light snacks. If you want to have lunch after the Seattle U program,
browse the restaurant listings under the Capital Hill/First Hill
neighborhood. For the University of Washington, check out the many
restaurants on University Avenue, from the UW