EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 39: Conversation with Jacob Rooksby and Gail Hammer
EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts
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Enjoy this conversation with Jacob H. Rooksby, Dean of Gonzaga University School of Law since 2018, and his colleague Gail Hammer, Associate Professor of Law and Coordinating Attorney in their Clinical Legal Programs, where we discuss the innovative programs at this Catholic law school in Spokane, Washington, a city located inland in the Pacific Northwest. Dean Rooksby also serves as President of the Gonzaga Law School Foundation, and is a Professor of Law and Leadership Studies, and an IP Optimization Strategist, which keeps him connected to the practice of law and the evolving area of intellectual property. A champion of diversity, Dean Rooksby is proud that Gonzaga is the first Catholic law school in the country to have an LGBTQ+ rights legal clinic, which Professor Hammer directs. Dean Rooksby also discussed the unique opportunity for law students to obtain a legal and business certificate from the Gonzaga University Wine Institute. Professor Hammer joined us from her home, with her parrot, Coco, chiming in on occasion. She has directed a number of clinics at Gonzaga, including the Indian Law clinic, General Practice, and Domestic Violence clinics, and now leads the Lincoln LGBTQ+ Rights Clinic of the Center for Civil Human Rights and teaches litigation and children's law classes. She and her students assist members of the LGBTQ+ community with direct representation, and also aid in policy work. The relatively new clinic has been fully subscribed to by students and welcomed by the community on and off campus. We conclude with Dean Rooksby and Professor Hammer sharing their predictions for the future of legal education.
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