Fall/Winter 2007 Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1
M. Angela Buenaventura is a commercial litigator in private practice in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a law degree from Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, Ms. Buenaventura completed a senior research project with Professor Bernardine Dohrn on portrayals of torture in the media. Ms. Buenaventura's previous work includes "When Charity Doesn't Start at Home: The Torture Victims Relief Act and Female Inmates in the U.S.," published in the Women Lawyers Journal in 2006. Ms. Buenaventura interned at the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center and currently volunteers with the National Immigrant Justice Center to represent asylum seekers and U-Visa applicants.
Marc D. Falkoff is a law professor at Northern Illinois University, where he teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and the federal courts. Since 2004 he has represented seventeen Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. He writes and speaks frequently about Guantanamo and is the compiler and editor of Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak, a bestselling anthology of prisoner poetry published by the University of Iowa Press. Professor Falkoff is a graduate of Columbia Law School and holds a doctor in American literature from Brandeis University.
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his law degree from Boston College. He is currently a law clerk at the Rhode Island Superior Court. His research focuses on decentralized, grassroots political action, especially direct action civil disobedience, and immigration. His articles and essays have appeared in the Boston College Third World Law Journal, the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Adbusters Magazine, Z Magazine, and in various newspapers and web-based publications.
KoKo Huang is a 2008 JD candidate at the Seattle University School of Law, where she currently serves as an Executive Editor of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. Ms. Huang received her BA from Bowdoin College in 2000. Ms. Huang's volunteer work, which is primarily focused on serving as a mentor to high school students and helping disadvantaged students gain access to college, sparked her interest in issues of access to higher education. These community service efforts, in addition to Ms. Huang's employment as a paralegal in business immigration law prior to law school, inspired her to write this article.
Liliana Lyra Jubilut has a Masters and a PhD in international law from the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo. She also has a LLM in international legal studies from New York University School of Law, where she attended as a Grotius Scholar. She has researched the United Nations and international refugee law in her previous works. Since 1999, she has volunteered and worked as a lawyer at the Refugee Center of Caritas Arquidiocesana de São Paulo, an implementing partner of UNHCR. As part of her commitment to human rights, she has helped to establish a human rights clinic in São Paulo and has published papers on the subject. She has also been teaching international law, international relations and human rights at private colleges. She has sought to deepen her knowledge of international law by taking courses and completing internships at Harvard University, University of Oxford, and the United Nations.
Professor Arthur B. LaFrance has taught courses in health law, bioethics, and health policy for over twenty years at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where he served as Dean. He has also taught at law schools in Perth, Houston, Christchurch, and, most recently, Wyoming. He is the author of a case book, Bioethics: Healthcare, Human Rights and the Law, and numerous articles on health policy and bioethics. Most recently, he has lectured on state health reform in several forums, including the annual health law teachers conference in Boston in 2007 and the George E. Rudolph endowed lecture in Laramie, Wyoming. Professor LaFrance has represented community groups pro bono in a number of significant healthcare lawsuits in the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys fly-fishing, cycling, and playing mediocre tennis with his wife, a physician.
John McKay joined the faculty of Seattle University School of Law as Professor from Practice in January of 2007. He teaches constitutional law of terrorism and national security law, among other courses. Mr. McKay earned his law degree from Creighton University in 1982.
Mr. McKay served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington following the September 11th attacks in 2001 and resigned along with seven other U.S. Attorneys in January, 2007. In addition, Mr. McKay served as the President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Washington, D.C. from 1997 to 2001. Congress established the LSC in 1974 as a private, non-profit corporation to ensure equal access to justice under the law for all low-income Americans. He is the recipient of numerous government and community awards, including the 2007 Courageous Award from the Washington State Bar Association.
Raised in the Midwest, Professor Mitchell moved to the West Coast to attend Stanford Law School, where he earned his JD in 1970. Prior to teaching at Seattle University School of Law, Professor Mitchell worked as a private practitioner in his own law firm in San Francisco, where he specialized in criminal litigation; as a consultant to public and private defense attorneys concerning trial, motions, and appellate strategies; and as the director of legal training for a large law firm. Professor Mitchell has co-authored two textbooks on trial advocacy. He has written extensively for professional journals on such topics as professional responsibility and constitutional law. He has also written recently on the application of theories of medical triage and bioethics to public defense, and on constitutional theory and assisted suicide. Over the past two decades, Professor Mitchell has taught courses in evidence, expert witnesses, criminal law, criminal procedure, and advocacy.
Philip N.S. Rumney is a Reader in the School of Law at the University of the West of England. He is the head of the Criminal Justice Unit within the School of Law, which supports interdisciplinary research in the field of criminal justice. His principal research interests are in the areas of legal responses to rape and sexual assault, the regulation of coercive interrogation, and freedom of expression. He has been published in numerous law reviews, including The Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Cambridge Law Journal, and University of San Francisco Law Review. He also sits on the editorial board of the journal Crime, Punishment and the Law. He is currently researching articles on the torture debate, scholarly representations of male rape, and sexual assault and intoxicated consent in rape. Prior to working in academia, Philip worked with homeless young people, many of whom were escaping violent and abusive home lives.
Sikander Ahmed Shah holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor, 2002). He worked as a visiting fellow at Temple Law School, Philadelphia, in 2002. His published work includes articles on corporate governance, minority shareholder protection in Pakistan, self-determination and self-defense in international law, honor killings, the status of imprisoned mothers, and capital punishment for juveniles in Pakistan. His research interests include corporate governance and social responsibility, public international law, and international trade law. He is presently researching how the World Trade Organization regime is impacting the textile, clothing, and cotton industry in Pakistan. In addition, he is extensively involved with the Rule of Law project at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), which focuses on the current political and judicial crisis in the country. He is an Assistant Professor of Law at LUMS.
Iris Tilley is a 2008 JD/MBA candidate at Seattle University, where she serves as an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. Ms. Tilley received her BA in Marketing and Management from University of Portland in 2001 and worked in advertising prior to pursuing a law degree. While at Seattle University, she has served on boards for the Women's Law Caucus and the Intellectual Property Law Society and done contract, intellectual property, and antitrust work for Widevine Technologies, Inc., drugstore.com, inc., and Costco Wholesale Corporation. Ms. Tilley currently works in the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office and plans to focus her career on public interest work.