Wendy F. Hensel

From the Interim Dean: Need for Educated Health Law Professionals Never Greater

It is not secret that health law has dominated the news this year. It is an area that affects people in their daily lives and has wide-reaching implications for society. Health is a complex concept that is determined by far more than the simple availability of quality medical care. It is also heavily influenced by access to clean water and… more »

Courtney Anderson, housing

Building a Foundation of Awareness

Professor Courtney Anderson Champions Housing Issues to Break Cycle of Poverty

Community can be a matter of life and death.

South Seattle knows this hard fact. Residents there rise each morning in a grinding urban neighborhood with high unemployment and substandard housing. Just one mile distant, over a body of water that might as well be an ocean, lies… more »

A HeLPing Hand: Celebrating the HeLP Legal Services Clinic

When the judge at an administrative hearing for Social Security benefits leaves the room following the hearing, it can be weeks or months before a decision is rendered about whether to award benefits. Parents or caregivers making the appeal for a disabled child can sit in a stew of worry.

Sometimes, though, the nerve-shredding is limited because an appeal is so… more »

Tomlinson (J.D. ’00) Helps Caregivers Navigate Foster Care

Like numerous attorneys before her, Nancee Tomlinson (J.D. ’00) delves into her education and experiences to create the books she’s writing.

Unlike other writers, some who spin words of bloodshed, heartache, passion and justice into fictional tales to entertain readers, Tomlinson uses her words to shed light on the reality she has seen play out… more »