summer associates welcome!
Bridge the Legal Research Gap Program
One Great Program
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
8:30am - 12:30pm
School of Law
1 - 5pm
University of Washington
School of Law
(Includes PowerPoint Presentations)
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.
Registrants are encouraged to print the
PowerPoint Presentations and research guides found on the
2006 BTG Launch Pad. Only the handouts will be included in the packets
distributed the day of the event.
KCLL = King County Law
June 14 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)
|2:25 - 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
||Barbara Swatt-Engstrom (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, Law Library Director, 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
- Kelly Kunsch, Reference Librarian, Seattle University Law Library
- Kristy Moon, Reference Librarian, University of Washington Gallagher Law
- Kara Phillips, Collection Development Librarian / Associate Director, 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 the event
at Seattle University should contact
Kara Phillips or Kelly Kunsch. Nonlaw students and others who are interested in attending
the event at the University of Washington should contact
- Do I have to be a UW or SU student?
- No. Students from all law schools are invited. In fact, 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
accommodations for the June 14th session at the 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?
- If you like. 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. At UW, look for specific
instructions for accessing the wireless networks when you pick up your name
tag and handout materials. At SU, there is no wireless network access for
non-Seattle University students. If you wish to access the Internet during the
presentation, you must bring a network cable.
- 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