Twenty-First (21st) Annual All Achievers Awards
May 17th, 2015
The All Achievers Awards Program is in its 21st year of providing scholarships for Seattle area youth
DR. W.H. (JOE) KNIGHT
Professor of Law, Seattle University; Former Dean, University of Washington School of Law
The Breakfast Group will sponsor its Twenty-first Annual “All Achievers Awards Ceremony” on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center at Rainier Beach High School from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Our guest speaker for this year’s event will be Dr. Joe Knight of the Seattle University Law School. We will honor approximately 81 predominantly African-American high school students who have made meaningful improvements and achievements in both their academic and community lives.
From 2001 to 2007, Joe Knight served as Dean of the University of Washington School of Law. A strong advocate for educational innovation and academic excellence, Knight provided administrative leadership as the Law School built and moved into a new home, William H. Gates Hall (2003) and developed the financial resources to recruit over twenty new faculty members to the school.
Before coming to the UW in 2001, Knight was a professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. He also served as Vice Provost of the University from 1997-2000. An expert in commercial law, Knight has authored three books on the subject and taught courses in banking, contracts and commercial transactions. He has also taught seminars on international banking and critical race theory.
He is an active member in several organizations, including the American Law Institute; the Law School Admissions Council; the Society of American Law Teachers; and both the American and National Bar Associations. He is currently serving a three-year term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools. Knight also serves as a member of the board of directors of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company where he chairs the Legal Affairs Committee of the board. He was recently elected to serve as a trustee of the National University System in La Jolla, California.
More Information about the event can be found at this page.