Fall/Winter 2004 Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1
Kimberly D. Baker - Kimberly D. Baker is a member of the Seattle office of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC. She combines her former experience as a nurse with her many years of legal practice to successfully defend health care claims related to medical negligence, regulatory and licensing issues, and medical drug and device litigation. Ms. Baker also represents clients dealing with challenging issues arising in the employment and corporate arenas, including discrimination, harassment, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She was recognized for her experience and leadership by being selected to serve as the chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Health Care Liability Program. In 2003, she was appointed to the Law Institute of DRI. Ms. Baker is active in the medical, employment, and white collar crime sections of the DRI and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. She obtained her nursing and law degrees from the University of Kansas.
Sarah B. Bowman - Sarah B. Bowman is a J.D. candidate, 2006, at Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Bowman received a public service fellowship to volunteer full time, for the summer of 2004, at the King County Bar Association, where she worked as a legal assistant for the Housing Justice Project. In 2001, Ms. Bowman earned her B.S. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
John C. Brittain - John C. Brittain is a professor of law and former dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He graduated from Howard University with a J.D. in 1969 and immediately joined the Reginald Haber Smith Fellowship Program as a civil rights and poverty lawyer in Mississippi. Professor Brittain served on the faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law for twenty-two years. During that time, he was one of the lead lawyers in the landmark school desegregation case, Sheff v. O’Neill. Professor Brittain served as President of the National Lawyers Guild from 1991-93 and currently sits on the National Board of the ACLU. He teaches civil procedure, torts, administrative law, and civil and political rights. In addition, he has traveled throughout the world as a veteran human rights observer of conflicts in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Northern Ireland, Nicaragua, Cuba, and the Basque Country in Spain. Professor Brittain has been a teacher, a scholar of numerous publications, and a public interest advocate in the field of civil and human rights for thirty-five years. From the many honors that he has received, he most cherishes the 1993 NAACP William Robert Ming Advocacy Award for legal service without a fee.
Matthew J. Burnett - Matthew J. Burnett is a J.D. candidate, 2005, at Seattle University School of Law, where he is concentrating his studies jointly in international and poverty law. He currently serves as a content development editor and an article editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. During law school, Mr. Burnett has worked as a legal intern at the Refugee Rights Program at East Bay Sanctuary Covenant in Berkeley, California; the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, Washington; and the Gender Research and Advocacy Project at the Legal Assistance Center in Windhoek, Namibia. Currently, he is the Foreign Clerk to Justice Z.M. Yacoob of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Mr. Burnett earned his B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction in Philosophy and in the Program in Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) from the University of Washington in 1999.
Annette E. Clark - Annette E. Clark is Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches medical liability, bioethics and the law, and civil procedure. She was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1997-2001. Professor Clark earned her B.S. summa cum laude from Washington State University in 1981, an M.D. with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1985, and a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law in 1989. Professor Clark is a frequent lecturer on health law related topics, and has published articles in the New York University Law Review and the Georgetown Law Journal, among others. She is a co-founder and treasurer of the Pacific Northwest Center for Health, Law & Policy (a consortium of Seattle University, University of Washington, and Lewis & Clark law schools devoted to the study of issues that operate at the interface of health care, law, and health policy).
Ford Clary - Ford Clary is a J.D. candidate, 2005, at the Seattle University School of Law. He is currently working at a small civil litigation firm. Mr. Clary earned a B.A. cum laude in journalism from Seattle University and worked as a sports producer at two local television stations before returning to school.
Kimberly C. Cushing - Kimberly C. Cushing is a J.D. candidate, 2005, at Seattle University School of Law. Currently, she is an executive editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and a legal intern for the Washington Education Association. Prior to law school, Ms. Cushing was a copy editor for the educational publisher, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill. She earned her B.A. magna cum laude in English with a minor in Publishing and Printing Arts from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Lynne L. Dallas - Lynne L. Dallas received her B.A. from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Professor Dallas practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and taught law at the University of Miami and American University before joining the law faculty at the University of San Diego in 1987. She teaches and writes in the areas of corporations, securities regulation, comparative corporate law, and law and socioeconomics. Professor Dallas has presented on corporate governance and socioeconomic topics at a number of professional law and business conferences in the United States and abroad, including Amsterdam, Canada, Geneva, London, and Melbourne. She has taught courses in Paris and Florence. Professor Dallas is a founding and current member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Law and Socioeconomics. She has been honored as Herzog Endowed Scholar 1999-2000, and is currently Professor of Law at the University of San Diego.
Rashmi Goel - Rashmi Goel is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Denver, College of Law, where she teaches criminal law and a seminar entitled “Multiculturalism, Race and the Law.” She holds a B.A., with honors, and an LL.B from University of Saskatchewan. In addition, Professor Goel holds a J.S.M. from Stanford University, where she is also a J.S.D. candidate. She researches and writes in the area of culturally specific adjudication and its applications both domestically and abroad. In particular, Professor Goel focuses her work on cultural defense. She also writes in the areas of restorative justice and domestic violence. Professor Goel is proud to be included in this issue of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.
Mark A. Hall - Mark A. Hall is the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and School of Medicine. He is also an Associate in Management at the Babcock School of Management. Professor Hall received his B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University in 1977 and his J.D., with highest honors, at the University of Chicago in 1981. Before joining the faculty at Wake Forest in 1993, he taught at Arizona State University. He has also completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Finance Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and has more recently been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Hall specializes in health care law and public policy with a focus on economic, regulatory, and corporate issues. His present research interests include doctor/patient trust, managed care regulation, health care rationing, genetics, and insurance market reform. He is the author/editor of ten books on health care law and policy, including the four-volume series Health Care Corporate Law (Aspen), Making Medical Spending Decisions (Oxford University Press), and Health Care Law and Ethics (5th ed., Aspen).
Christian Halliburton - Christian Mukunda Halliburton is Assistant Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, where he teaches courses in criminal law, constitutional criminal procedure, and law and religion. After receiving his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, Professor Halliburton spent several years in private firm practice and two years clerking for the Honorable Barbara Jacobs Rothstein of the United States District Court in Seattle before joining the faculty at Seattle University. An anthropologist by training, Professor Halliburton tends to focus his teaching and scholarship on the human aspect of the institution of legal regulation both in terms of determining optimal regulatory regimes, and as a way of internalizing the universe of societal costs associated with such regimes. Professor Halliburton has written articles on jurisprudential theories of evidentiary exclusion under the Fourth Amendment. In addition to his teaching and involvement in the Seattle University School of Law community, Professor Halliburton is actively involved in the protection and pursuit of individual civil liberties as a member of the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, and regularly provides public and media presentations on civil rights and individual freedoms.
Dean Rudolph C. Hasl - Rudolph C. Hasl is Dean of Seattle University School of Law. He received his A.B., with honors, from Xavier University in 1964; his J.D. cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1967; and his LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 1974. As an Army officer, Dean Hasl served as counsel in 144 Special and General Courts-Martial in Germany and Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star and the Bronze Star, Oak Leaf Cluster, for his service in Vietnam. His academic career began in 1971 with his appointment to the law faculty at Saint Louis University. He was named law school dean in 1979, serving for twelve years until becoming dean at Saint John's University. Dean Hasl has chaired the Council of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and headed the Section's Nominating, Accreditation, and Standards Review committees. He has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council for 2003-05. Dean Hasl has received several achievement awards from professional and academic bodies, including the Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage, which recognized his commitment to diversity, and the National Association for Public Interest Law Outstanding Law School Dean Award in 2001 for his leadership and support for public interest initiatives.
Katherine Hessler - Katherine Hessler joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law in the Fall of 2000. She received her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center; her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1987; and her B.A. from George Washington University in 1985. Professor Hessler teaches in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center, and has taught in the Civil, Family, and Community Development Clinics. She joined the Case Western Reserve faculty after teaching in the legal clinics at Cornell Law School, the University of Dayton, and Capital University. Professor Hessler has served as a consultant to the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation in Columbus and is active in movements relating to clinical legal education, appropriate dispute resolution, peace and nonviolence, and animal rights. Prior to beginning her academic career, she was a staff attorney at Legal Services of Northern Virginia. Professor Hessler serves on the boards for the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution and for the Center for Teaching Peace. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Section of the American Association of Law Schools.
Arthur B. LaFrance - Arthur B. LaFrance received his B.A., with honors, from Dartmouth College in 1960 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1963. Professor LaFrance came to Lewis & Clark Law School as Dean in 1982 from the University of Maine, having previously served on the law faculty of Arizona State University. During 1979-80, he was a visiting scholar for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; in 1989 he was a visiting professor at the University of Glasgow; and during 1995-96 he was a visiting professor in bioethics at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Professor LaFrance served as a circuit judge pro tempore and serves on the National Accrediting Committee of the Association of American Law Schools. He has taught and published in the fields of law, medicine, health care delivery, and criminal law and procedure. He lectures and writes on bioethics and has published the only casebook for law school teaching in that field. Professor LaFrance is a lecturer at the annual ALI/ABA Health Law and Litigation conference in Washington, D.C. He has been active with the Oregon State Bar, especially the health law section, where he has served on the Legislative Committee and has served as an editor of the Oregon Healthlaw Manual. Professor LaFrance represents litigants pro bono in public interest litigation concerning health care issues, including the multistate tobacco settlement, public hospital mergers, and Blue Cross for-profit conversions.
Henry W. McGee Jr. - Henry W. McGee Jr. earned his B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University in 1954; his J.D. from DePaul University in 1957, where he was editor in chief of the DePaul Law Review, was a member the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, and was admitted to the Order of the Coif; and his LL.M. from Columbia University in 1970. Prior to teaching, Professor McGee was a county prosecutor in Chicago, Illinois, and thereafter was a litigator in a Chicago law firm. Professor McGee was a civil rights attorney in Mississippi in 1964. In 1966, he was Regional Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity Legal Services Program, funding government-aided legal assistance programs in the Midwest. Prior to his appointment at Seattle University School of Law, he taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he is presently Professor Emeritus. From 1974-76, he was director of the UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, and from 1988-92 he was Director of the UCLA School of Law LL.M. program. He was the inaugural winner of the Arthur Sutherland Public Service Award in 1990 at UCLA and was honored by the Los Angeles City Council for his human rights advocacy. Professor McGee was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Madrid (Complutense) in 1982, and returned in 2002 as Senior Researcher and Visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Madrid (Complutense) and the National University of Distance Education in Madrid. Professor McGee was a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University in 1973 and was a research fellow at the Institute of Comparative Law in Florence, Italy, in 1976. He has visited and taught at several universities in Europe, Latin America, and South Africa. In 2000, Professor McGee was an advisor to the Samoa Delegation at the U.N. International Criminal Court PrepCom in New York City. Presently, he is a Fellow of the Mexican Academy of Private International and Comparative Law. In addition to his service as a Board Member of the environmental advocacy organization, 1000 Friends of Washington, Professor McGee is a violinist with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra.
Arissa M. Peterson - Arissa M. Peterson is an associate in the Seattle office of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis in health care law, medical negligence, and product liability defense, including experience in pharmaceutical mass tort litigation. Ms. Peterson is a member of the Health Care Section of Washington State Bar Association and a member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association. She received her B.A. from the University of Washington and her J.D. from the University of Oregon.
Tom I. Romero II - Dr. Tom I. Romero II is an Assistant Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Dr. Romero received his Ph.D. from the Department of History at the University of Michigan. Prior to his appointment at Hamline, Dr. Romero served as the Western Legal Studies Fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center of the American West, Law School, and Department of History. Dr. Romero has researched, presented, and written extensively on the legal history of the American West, social movements, and racial formation in law and society.
Janis Sarra - Janis Sarra teaches corporate law, contracts, insolvency, and law and economics as Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. She received her LL.B., LL.M., and S.J.D. at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She also received her B.A. and M.A. in Political Economy from the University of Toronto. Dr. Sarra is called to the Bar in Ontario and teaches the business law section of the Ontario Bar Admission Course. She is a guest lecturer at the National Judicial Institute in corporate and contract law. She was previously a commercial and labor arbitrator. Dr. Sarra is former Vice-Chair of the Ontario Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, Vice-Chair of the Ontario Social Assistance Review Board, and board member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Dr. Sarra has also taught advanced corporate law for the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and was an adjunct faculty member of the Ryerson University Faculty of Business. She is a member of the Canadian Law and Economics Association, the Insolvency Institute of Canada, and the European Corporate Governance Institute, and she is currently an outside director of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals. Dr. Sarra recently received the title of Distinguished University Scholar.
Barbara Earl Thomas - Barbara Earl Thomas is a Seattle-based painter and writer who received her B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Washington in 1974 and 1977, respectively, with minors in French and Art History. She has exhibited her work at the Seattle, Bellevue, and Whatcom County Art Museums and in museums throughout the United States. Her work is also included in a number of prestigious private and public collections. In Seattle, Ms. Thomas is represented by the Francine Seders Gallery. In 1998 and 2000, Ms. Thomas received the Seattle Arts Commission award for new non-fiction. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. She most recently co-authored a monograph with curator Sheryl Conkelton on the work of Gwen Knight Lawrence to accompany Knight’s retrospective in 2003 at the Tacoma Art Museum. As an arts administrator, her career spans more than 20 years and includes directing programs and budgets for the Seattle Arts Commission and the Bumbershoot Festival Commission. She has created programs for individual artists and has co-chaired the Mayor’s Task Force on the Arts in 2000. She is a lecturer on art and culture and its importance to a civil society. Presently, she is Marketing Coordinator for the Elliott Bay Book Company.