summer associates welcome!
Bridge the Legal Research Gap Program
One Great Program
|Friday, May 18, 2007
8:30am - 12:30pm
School of Law
1 - 5pm, Room 138
University of Washington
School of Law
(Will include PowerPoint slideshows)
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 2007 BTG Launch Pad. Only the handouts will be included in the packets
distributed the day of the event.
Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 1-5pm, Room 138
|12:30 - 1
|1 - 1:40
||Welcome & Panel of New Associates
||Ann Hemmens & Mary Whisner
|1:40 - 2:25
||Research in the Real World
||Mary Whisner & Rita Kaiser
|2:25 - 2:35
|2:35 - 3:20
||Federal Administrative & Legislative History Research
Bob Menanteaux &
|3:20 - 4:05
||Washington State Administrative & Legislative History Research
|4:05 - 4:15
|4:15 - 5
||Lawyers' Practice Material (Federal & Washington)
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 43d
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 to pay for a parking permit (Gate 1 on Memorial Way; Gates 2 and 3 on 15th Ave.
Parking rates and policies
- 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
Barbara Swatt Nonlaw students and others who are interested in attending
the event at the University of Washington should contact Ann Hemmens
- 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.
- What is price of admission?
- 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 13th 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. Many of the presenters will be
using PowerPoint presentations and/or showing websites and if you bring your
laptop you can follow along. 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.
- I'm an attorney. Is this program eligible for CLE credit?
- The sponsors have not arranged for CLE credit for this program since it is
intended for law school students. However, attorneys who receive approval to
attend may elect to apply for CLE credits with the
Washington State Bar Association.
- 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 lunch before the University of Washington program, check out the many restaurants on University Avenue,
near William H. Gates hall, home of the UW