Spring/Summer 2002 Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1
Betsy Apple - Betsy Apple is a former legal aid lawyer specializing in women’s and children’s issues. She started the EarthRights International Women’s Rights Project in 1997. She has conducted numerous trainings for refugees on women’s human rights and has documented gender-based abuses on the Thai-Burmese border. She also writes reports and conducts advocacy at the UN. Additionally, she serves as a legal advisor to indigenous women’s groups attending UN meetings and treaty body sessions, including CEDAW. Betsy is a Practitioner-in-Residence at Seattle University Law School for the 2001–2002 year.
James E. Bond - James E. Bond served as dean of the School of Law from 1986 to 1993 and again from 1995 to spring 2000. He has published five books: The Rules of Riot: International Conflict and the Law of War, Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas, The Art of Judging, James Clark McReynolds: I Dissent, and No Easy Walk to Freedom: Reconstruction and the Ratification of the 14th Amendment. In addition, he is the author of more than a score of legal articles that have been published in the William and Mary, Washington & Lee, and Wake Forest law reviews, among others, as well as a series of book reviews appearing in other major law reviews. Professor Bond teaches an annual seminar for state and federal judges and has also taught at the Judge Advocate General’s School, Washington & Lee University, Wake Forest University, and in CLEO Institutes at the Universities of South Carolina and Richmond.
Stephen B. Bright - Stephen B. Bright is the Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Emory Law School and a Visiting Lecturer at Yale and Harvard Law Schools. Mr. Bright has represented persons facing the death penalty at trial, on appeals and in postconviction proceedings since 1979. He has authored many articles in the areas of criminal justice, corrections and judicial independence and has contributed chapters to books and articles to magazines and newspapers. Mr. Bright has received numerous awards for his work including: the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award, presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in 1998; the Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty presented in 1991 by the American Civil Liberties Union; and the Kutak-Dodds Prize, presented in 1992 by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
Margaret Chon - Professor Margaret Chon joined the Seattle University Law School faculty in 1997, following a year as a visiting professor and five years as a professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to teaching, she practiced intellectual property law with the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. She also clerked for Judge Leon Higginbotham, Jr., and Chief Judge Dolores Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. A frequent speaker on the topics of technology law and critical race theory, Professor Chon has published articles in the Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Iowa Law Review, Loyola Law Review, Loyola Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Oregon Law Review, Seattle Law Review and the UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal. She recently co-authored the textbook Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment.
Amitai Etzioni - Amitai Etzioni is a University Professor at George Washington University, director of the Communitarian Network, and editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities. A past president of the American Sociological Association, he is the author of numerous books, including The Spirit of Community, The Monochrome Society, Next: The Road to the Good Society, and The New Golden Rule, which received the Simon Weisenthal Center’s 1997 Tolerance Book Award.
Richard L. Grossman - Richard L. Grossman is the co-founder of the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy (POCLAD) and of the Highlander Center’s Stop the Poisoning (STP) Schools. Formerly a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, he has also worked as the director of Environmentalists for Full Employment and as the organizer for the Labor Committee for Safe Energy and Full Employment. He has authored books and numerous articles on labor, environment, job blackmail, energy and economics.
Ka Hsaw Wa - Ka Hsaw Wa is the co-founder and co-director of EarthRights International, a nongovernmental organization focused on human rights and environmental problems worldwide. He is a member of the Karen ethnic nationality in Burma and has been a human rights activist since he fled Burma in 1988. He is a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, Reebok Human Rights Award and the Conde Nast Environmental Award. Ka Hsaw Wa directs field operations for EarthRights International and speaks extensively in the United States and abroad about human rights and environmental violations and corporate accountability.
Tal Klement - Tal Klement graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 and received his J.D from Yale and his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2001. He is currently a law clerk for Associate Justice Carlos Moreno of the California Supreme Court.
Mari J. Matsuda - Mari J. Matsuda is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She has also taught at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, the University of Hawaii School of Law, Stanford Law School, and the University of Hiroshima. Professor Matsuda has written many wellknown articles on constitutional law and jurisprudential issues, such as hate speech, affirmative action, and feminist theory. Her books include Called from Within; Words that Wound; We Won’t Go Back, Making a Case for Affirmative Action; and Where is Your Body?
David Millon - David Millon is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and J.B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University. He holds a law degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Cornell. He has published numerous articles on corporate law and has also written about English legal history.
Elizabeth Siggins - Elizabeth Siggins currently works on juvenile and criminal justice policies for the California State Senate. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She has worked with a number of community-based organizations on both the east and west coasts in efforts to address, through both advocacy and service, some of the many challenges facing (as well as those created by) our criminal justice “system.”
Cheryl L. Wade - Cheryl L. Wade is the Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. She teaches Law and Race, Business Organizations, Corporate Governance and Accountability, and Torts. She has written law review articles on securities, corporate, and education law. One of her recent articles was listed in The National Law Journal’s “Worth Reading” column. Prior to joining the faculty at St. John’s Law School, Professor Wade served on the faculty at Hofstra Law School. Before joining Hofstra’s faculty, Professor Wade was an associate in the corporate department of the New York City law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Howard Zinn - Howard Zinn is a distinguished historian, professor, political theorist, social activist, playwright, and author. He has taught at Spelman College and Boston University. He has also been a history fellow at Harvard University and a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. Professor Zinn has authored over twenty books and plays. His seminal book, A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to the Present, is widely used in college classrooms.