Fall/Winter 2005 Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1
Gary Atkins is a Professor of Journalism and Communication at Seattle University, where he chairs the Department of Communication while teaching courses in communication rights and law, literary journalism, international communication, and sexual justice and media issues. Professor Atkins authored Gay Seattle: Stories of Exile and Belonging, published in 2003 by the University of Washington Press. The book examines the century-long struggle by gay men and lesbian women in Seattle to claim their full rights of communication and citizenship despite political and religious discrimination, and it won a prestigious Washington State Book Award as well as a Jesuit Book of the Year honor. Professor Atkins is also co-author, with William Rivers of Stanford University, of Reporting with Understanding, published by the University of Iowa Press. Currently, Professor Atkins is writing a book examining the freedom of communication struggles of gay men in Southeast Asia, tentatively titled Islands of the Morning. Prior to coming to Seattle University, he worked as an investigative and literary journalist as well as an editor for the Riverside Press-Enterprise in California where he often wrote about social and environmental justice issues. He received his B.A. in Journalism from Loyola University in New Orleans and his M.A. in Journalism/Communication from Stanford University.
James Bamberger is the newly-appointed Director of Washington State’s Office of Civil Legal Aid, an independent judicial branch agency that administers and oversees state-appropriated legal aid funding. A 1980 magna cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law, Mr. Bamberger has spent more than twenty-five years promoting the civil justice needs of low-income people. Mr. Bamberger served as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow promoting the interests of low-income utility consumers (1980-82); represented native Alaskan tribes and individuals on natural resource, subsistence, and poverty law-related issues (1983-87); served as Executive Director of Spokane Legal Services (1987-96); and served as a statewide coordinator of Columbia Legal Services in Washington State. Mr. Bamberger has written frequently on the subject of civil equal justice, was a principal architect of Washington State’s plan for the delivery of civil legal aid services, and has served as a consultant to the federal Legal Services Corporation on matters relating to civil legal aid delivery. Mr. Bamberger lives in Olympia, Washington.
Lorraine K. Bannai
Lorraine K. Bannai received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1976 and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1979. For nine years she practiced with the San Francisco Bay Area firm of Minami, Lew and Tamaki, during which time she served on the legal team that successfully challenged Fred Korematsu's World War II conviction for violating the orders removing Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II. She has also taught at the University of San Francisco, New College of California, and John F. Kennedy Schools of Law; directed the Academic Support Program at the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law; and co-directed the CLEO Institute for the Western Region at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Professor Bannai also taught in the Law and Diversity Program at Western Washington University preparing minority and other non-traditional students for law school. She now teaches at Seattle University School of Law.
John C. Bonifaz
John C. Bonifaz is the founder of the National Voting Rights Institute (NVRI) and currently serves as its general counsel. Founded in 1994, NVRI is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the right of all citizens to vote and to participate in the electoral process on an equal and meaningful basis. NVRI is at the forefront of the growing movement to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1976 ruling in Buckley v. Valeo, which struck down congressional campaign spending limits on First Amendment grounds, equating money with speech. NVRI’s more recent work has also included legal representation in the fight for a meaningful recount in the State of Ohio of all votes cast for President in the 2004 general election. Mr. Bonifaz is the co-author of two law review articles with Jamin Raskin at American University’s Washington College of Law; these articles argue that the current campaign finance system violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection for all: “Equal Protection and the Wealth Primary,” Yale Law & Policy Review (Winter 1993) and “The Constitutional Imperative and Practical Superiority of Democratically Financed Elections,” Columbia Law Review (Spring 1994). Mr. Bonifaz is a 1999 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a 1992 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.
María Bullón-Fernández is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Director of Women Studies at Seattle University. She currently holds Seattle University’s Pigott-McCone Endowed Chair from 2004 to 2006. Professor Bullón-Fernández received her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University in 1995. Her main areas of expertise are Middle English Literature and Culture, and Feminist Theory. Her book, Fathers and Daughters in Gower’s “Confessio Amantis”: Authority, Family, State, and Writing, was published by D.S. Brewer in 2000 and received two awards. She has also published articles and essays on Chaucer, John Gower, and other medieval literary works, and is currently editing a book of essays on cultural, literary, and political exchanges between England and Iberia during the Late Middle Ages to be published by Palgrave.
Carmen M. Butler
Carmen M. Butler is a J.D. candidate, 2006, at Seattle University School of Law, where she serves as the Content Development Editor to the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. During law school, she worked with Columbia Legal Services, Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, and Associate Chief Justice Charles W. Johnson. Prior to law school, she worked at the Washington State legislature, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bosnia, and the Association for Women in Development in Washington, D.C. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Butler holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington, and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University where she focused on human rights and humanitarian affairs.
Charlie Cray is the Director of the Center for Corporate Policy in Washington, D.C. (www.corporatepolicy.org), and a former associate editor of Multinational Monitor magazine (www.multinationalmonitor.org). He co-authored with Lee Drutman The People’s Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy (Berrett-Koehler, 2004).
As Communications Director for Citizen Works, Lee Drutman has served as a spokesman on many corporate reform subjects of the day, advocating for more corporate accountability in frequent radio interviews (including a regular spot on a syndicated business talk show), writing op-eds, and making regular television appearances. Mr. Drutman is also the author and editor of Citizen Works’ Corporate Reform Weekly, an e-mail digest that summarizes the latest in corporate reform and corporate scandal news, and offers readers ideas on how to fight back. He is the co-author of an upcoming Citizen Works book about the dominant power of large corporations, the consequences for society, and what to do about it. Mr. Drutman has also worked as a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Providence Journal. He is a 1999 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.
Dana L. Gold
Dana Gold is the Director of the Center on Corporations, Law and Society at Seattle University School of Law. She received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1991 and her J.D. cum laude at Seattle University School of Law in 1995. She was the founder and president of Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), and in 1995 she was a Faculty Scholar and awarded the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Public Service Award and the Student Bar Association Student Service Award. From 1995 to 2002, she worked as an attorney with and then as Director of Operations of the Government Accountability Project (GAP), a national non-profit organization that promotes government and corporate accountability by advancing occupational free speech and ethical conduct, and providing legal assistance to whistleblowers. Professor Gold’s former legal practice focused on litigation within GAP’s Environmental and Nuclear Oversight Programs, representing whistleblowers who suffered retaliation for disclosing fraud and serious threats to public health, safety, and the environment on the Trans-Alaskan pipeline, at several Superfund sites, and at nuclear facilities such as Hanford in Washington. She is a frequent panelist and speaker on whistleblowing and whistleblower protection at Continuing Legal Education programs, law firms, and universities.
Daniel J.H. Greenwood
Daniel J. H. Greenwood is S.J. Quinney Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. He received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College, pursued graduate studies in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. The author of many articles, most of which are available on his Web site, www.law.utah.edu/faculty/bios/greenwoodd, Professor Greenwood’s research interests lie in the structure and rights of business organizations and other artificial and natural groups.
From newspapers and magazines to TV documentaries and books, William Greider has been a reporter in Washington for nearly four decades. He is currently the national-affairs correspondent for The Nation, the country’s largest political weekly and a journal of dissent. He grew up in Wyoming and Ohio, attended Princeton University, and began his newspaper career at the Wheaton, Illinois, Daily Journal. For fifteen years, he was a national reporter and editor at the Washington Post and gained notoriety for his Atlantic Monthly article, “The Education of David Stockman,” which revealed the fallacies and deceptions of Reaganomics. For nearly two decades, he was a political columnist for Rolling Stone while also writing a series of best-selling books. Mr. Greider’s books have examined the levers of power in the political economy and their unjust and injurious qualities. Secrets of the Temple (1987) was a landmark study of the Federal Reserve as a cloistered political institution. One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism (1997) and The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy (2003) similarly confronted the nature of the global economy and reform imperatives for U.S. capitalism. Who Will Tell the People (1992), Mr. Greider’s expose of the systemic betrayal of American democracy, is being reissued in 2006 with a new introduction.
Cheryl I. Harris
Professor Harris began her teaching career at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1990, after more than a decade in practice that included criminal appellate and trial work, and municipal government representation as a senior attorney for the City of Chicago. As the National Co-Chair for the National Conference of Black Lawyers for several years, she developed expertise in international human rights, particularly concerning South Africa. Professor Harris was a key organizer of several major conferences both in South Africa and in the United States that helped establish a dialogue between U.S. legal scholars and South African lawyers during the development of South Africa’s first democratic constitution in 1994. In 2002, Professor Harris received a fellowship from the Mellon Foundation to co-host a semester-long interdisciplinary working group and conference series on “Redress in Social Thought, Law and Literature” at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Bunche Center for African American Studies and is part of the Executive Council of the American Studies Association. Professor Harris is the recipient of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California 2005 Distinguished Professor Award for Civil Rights Education.
Bridget Hiedemann earned her B.A. in economics with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 1988 and her doctorate in economics from Duke University in 1992. An Associate Professor of economics at Seattle University, she currently serves as the Patricia Wismer Professor of Gender and Diversity Studies. Her research focuses on decision-making within families concerning issues such as child care and caregiving for the elderly. She teaches quantitative methods, applied econometrics, economics of gender, and feminist economics. Professor Hiedemann co-chairs the selection committee for Seattle University’s Sullivan Leadership Award and advises the graduate and alumni club, Seattle University Women in Business.
Nalini Iyer is Associate Professor of English and also the Director of the Center for the Study of Justice in Society at Seattle University. She was also the Patricia Wismer Professor for Gender and Diversity Studies at Seattle University from 2003-2005. Professor Iyer specializes in Postcolonial Studies and teaches courses in British, African, and South Asian literatures. She has published essays in ARIEL, Pakistan Journal of Women Studies, and Samar. Professor Iyer is currently working on a book focusing on South Asian American writing in North America.
Ralph S. Izard
Ralph Izard is Sig Mickelson/CBS Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, and Professor Emeritus in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He received his bachelor and master degrees from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Illinois. He previously served a two-year term with the Media Studies Center/First Amendment Center in New York where he was the online editor of publications and coordinator of the International Initiative for Journalism Education. His work at Ohio University for thirty-two years included twelve years as director. Co-author or editor of three books, Professor Izard’s articles include several on journalism ethics, media diversity, and professional development in journalism.
Sonora Jha-Nambiar is Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Department of Communication at Seattle University. Her research is on the intersection of journalism, social movements, and the internet as well as on issues of communication justice. A former journalist, Professor Jha-Nambiar’s last assignment was as bureau chief with The Times of India.
Jutta M. Joesch
Jutta M. Joesch is currently a Principal Research Scientist with the Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation. She earned her bachelor and master degrees in consumer studies at the University of Hohenheim, West Germany in 1977 and 1981, and her doctorate in consumer economics from Cornell University in 1989. She has over fifteen years of professional experience in teaching economics and research methods, and in designing and conducting research projects and evaluations. Dr. Joesch’s current research focuses on the economics of child care, child health and well-being, and the consequences of illicit drug use.
Kelly Kunsch is a Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Gonzaga University and his J.D. and M.L.I.S from the University of Washington. He co-authored The Legal Writing Handbook and also edited the four volume Washington Practice: Methods of Practice for which he wrote several chapters. In addition, he has written several law review articles. Like those he writes about in this article, he is heavily dependent on his automobile for his transportation to and from work.
John B. Mitchell
John Mitchell is Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of Faculty Development at Seattle University School of Law. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin/Madison and his J.D. at Stanford Law School where he was editor of Stanford Law Review. Professor Mitchell teaches criminal procedure, evidence, forensics, and is the author of many law review articles and books, including two books with Marilyn Berger and Ron Clark: Pretrial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy; Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy.
Susan J. Stabile
Susan J. Stabile is a Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. She received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1979 and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1982. Professor Stabile joined the St. John’s faculty in 1993 after being associated in New York and Hong Kong with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, practicing in the firm’s corporate and employee benefits areas. She is a Research Fellow of the St. John’s University Vincentian Center for Church and Society and a contributing author to the Mirror of Justice weblog. She is also a member of the adjunct ministerial staff at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, New York. She is interested in the development of a Catholic legal theory and in exploring areas in which Catholic Social Thought contributes to our thinking about law and politics.
Julie A. Su
Julie A. Su is Litigation Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC). Ms. Su works with and represents garmet workers to call for corporate accountability and an end to sweatshop conditions. Ms. Su is a nationally recognized public interest lawyer; she was named by the American Lawyer as the youngest of forty-five public interest lawyers whose work has made a difference. In March 1997, President Clinton acknowledged her and three other women in his proclamation of Women’s History Month. In 2001, Ms. Su was one of twenty-three individuals in the United States to win the prestigious MacAruthur Fellowship “Genius” Award. She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1994 and her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1991.
Kellye Y. Testy
Kellye Testy is the Dean of Seattle University’s School of Law. She initially joined the law faculty in 1992 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Jesse Eschbach of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Dean Testy earned her J.D. summa cum laude from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (1991) where she served as the Editor in Chief of the Indiana Law Jounal, was a member of Order of the Coif, and was a John H. Edward’s Fellow, and a Chancellor’s Scholar. During law school, she also completed a joint program in women’s studies. Now a frequent lecturer nationally in the areas of business and commercial law, Dean Testy is a leading scholar in the area of corporate governance reform. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on corporate governance and other business law and economic justice issues. In addtion to her teaching and writing activities, Dean Testy is also active as a consultant and expert witness on a variety of corporate and securities law matters in both state and federal court. At Seattle University, she served as a Wismer Professor from 2001–2003. In the law school, she co-founded the law school’s Access to Justice Institute, and founded both the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and the Center on Corporations, Law and Society. Prior to being named Dean, she served as the Associate Dean for Academic Administration.