Spring/Summer 2004 Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2
Elizabeth Anderson - Eliabeth Anderson graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2003. She earned her B.S. in Convervation of Wildland Resources from the University of Washington in 1997 and worked for three years for a small environmental mediation firm before attending law school. During law school, Ms. Anderson completed clinical work at the Ronald S. Peterson Law Clinic and was an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. She currently works for the land use and environmental division of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ami Ayalon - Ami Aylon is Israel’s former Chief of Navy and was the director of Israel’s general security service, Shin Bet, from 1996–2000. He is the recipient of the Medal of Supreme Bravery, Israel’s most prestigious award for bravery in the field of battle. A man for whom national security has always been a high priority, he has recently co-authored, with Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, a grassroots peace initiative entitled “The People’s Voice,” which calls for a “two state solution” for Israel and Palestine. Mr. Ayalon is the founder of Mifkad, a grassroots organization for new peace initiatives. Currently, he serves as the CEO of the Netafim Group, an agricultural conglomerate based in Israel.
Lisa Brodoff - Lisa Brodoff is a clinical law professor at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches courses and clinics in Elder Law, Administrative Law, and Estate Planning. Prior to her teaching position, she was the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings, Chief Review Judge for the Department of Social and Health Services, and a Staff Attorney at Puget Sound Legal Assistance Foundation (now Columbia Legal Services) for thirteen years, practicing in the areas of Elder Law and Public Benefits. Professor Brodoff is also a Tribal Court Judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System.
Gary Chamberlain - Dr. Gary Chamberlain is Professor of Christian Ethics in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at Seattle University. Dr. Chamberlain has published previously in Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, America, National Catholic Reporter, New Catholic World, Christianity and Crisis, Theology Today, Worship, Journal of Religious Education, Chicago Studies, Belizean Studies, The Iliff Review, The Critic, Encounter, Japan Christian Quarterly, The Journal of Value Inquiry and several other journals and magazines. He is the author of Fostering Faith and the co-editor, with Fr. Patrick Howell, S.J., of Empowering Authority. He resides in Seattle, Washington, with his wife Sharon, and near his twin sons.
Paula L. Ettelbrick - Paula Ettelbrick is Executive Director of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). While serving as the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund’s first staff attorney and subsequently as Legal Director from 1986–93, Ms. Ettelbrick directed and litigated many of the seminal gay rights cases. She later served as Public Policy Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, then as legislative counsel for the Empire State Pride Agenda, and later as the family policy director for the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She has published and spoken extensively on lesbian and gay civil rights and taught Sexuality and the Law at the law schools of Columbia University, New York University, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan.
Anne K. Heindel - Anne Heindel is Deputy Convener of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC), and also Deputy Director of ICC programs at the United Nations Association of the United States of America. She acts as legal advisor on international criminal law issues, assists the ICC programs of AMICC member organizations, and supports the formation of U.S.-based ICC alliances. She received an LL.M. in international legal studies from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from the University of California at San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law.
Naomi Klein - Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the international best-seller No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which won the Canadian National Business Book Award and the French Prix Mediations in 2001. Ms. Klein’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, The New Statesman, Newsweek International, the New York Times, the Village Voice and Ms. Magazine. She writes an internationally syndicated column for The Globe and Mail in Canada and The Guardian in Britain. A collection of her work, titled Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, was published in October 2002. For the past six years, Ms. Klein has traveled throughout North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe, tracking the rise of anti-corporate activism and speaking extensively.
Daniel Kovalik - Daniel Kovalik earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and has served as Assistant General Counsel for the United Steelworkers of America for over ten years. During that time, he has been involved in five different Alien Tort Claims Act cases involving the violation of worker and human rights in Nicaragua, Colombia and Argentina. He received an award from Project Censored for an article he co-wrote about the unprecedented assassination of trade unionists in Colombia. He has also served as an election observer in Nicaragua and El Salvador and has been active in the movement against the war in Iraq.
Zachary A. Kramer - Zachary A. Kramer is a third-year law student at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he is Editor-in-Chief of the University of Illinois Law Review. After he graduates, he will serve as the Charles R. Williams Teaching/Research Fellow at UCLA School of Law. His written work on sexual orientation law has appeared in the University of Illinois Law Review and the Chicago Tribune.
Peter Lippman - Peter Lippman, a native of Seattle, is a long-time activist and an independent human rights researcher. In recent years he has worked in Bosnia and Kosovo, Israel and the Occupied Territories, and parts of Latin America. Mr. Lippman has traveled to Palestine three times. In 2002 he volunteered in Nablus as a participant in the International Solidarity Movement to End the Occupation (ISM). In the fall of 2003 he spent two months in the region interviewing anti-occupation activists both in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Susan McClellan - Susan McClellan is Professor of Legal Writing at Seattle University School of Law, where she has taught for twelve years. She regularly teaches the two mandatory writing courses, Legal Writing I and II, which cover both objective and persuasive writing. She has also taught Advanced Legal Writing, a seminar course for third-year students, and Legal Writing at University College Cork in Ireland. Before teaching, she practiced primarily employment law for Karr Tuttle Campbell, a Seattle firm, and clerked for Washington State Supreme Court Justice Robert F. Utter.
Frances McCue - Frances McCue, artistic director and co-founder of Richard Hugo House (a community center for the literary arts in Seattle, WA), is a poet, art reviewer, essayist, teacher, and arts administrator. Ms. McCue was a winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize in 1992, and her book, The Stenographer’s Breakfast, was published by Beacon Press. She has an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and a doctorate in education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is an Adjunct Professor of Education at Seattle University and a freelance art reviewer for The Seattle Times. Ms. McCue was an Echoing Green Fellow from 1998-2002.
Sari Nusseibeh - Sari Nusseibeh is President of Al Quds University in East Jerusalem and the former representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization for Jerusalem. Dr. Nusseibeh earned his B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics from Christ Church, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Medieval Islamic Philosophy from Harvard. A leading Palestinian moderate, Dr. Nusseibeh is currently the co-author, with Ami Ayalon, of a grassroots peace initiative entitled “The People’s Voice,” which advocates a “two state solution” for Israel and Palestine. Despite having been imprisoned without charges by the Israelis, and attacked and beaten by Palestinians, Dr. Nusseibeh has been a constant voice for peace and dialogue with Israel.
Jodi O'Brien - Jodi O'Brien is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Women's Studies at Seattle University. Dr. O'Brien earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1992. She is the author of two books, The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction, and Social Prisms: Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes, and the co-editor, with Judith Howard, of Everyday Inequalities: Critical Inquiries. She has also authored numerous articles, essays, and book reviews. Her current scholarly work focuses on religion and sexuality.
Kyle C. Olive - Kyle Olive received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in May 2004. He has been intensely interested in and closely connected to the issues facing the Palestinians and the Israelis since his first visit to the region in 1988. He has visited the Middle East on many occasions since that time, living both on Jewish kibbutzim and in Palestinian towns. Mr. Olive earned his B.A. in Political Science with a focus on international affairs from the University of Washington.
Deborah Perluss - Deborah Perluss is a 1975 graduate of the University of California at San Diego. She received her J.D. in 1978 from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law, and holds an LL.M. degree from the University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science with an emphasis on International Law and Human Rights. She is currently Director of Advocacy/General Counsel of the Northwest Justice Project. Ms. Perluss has spent her career with civil legal services programs throughout Washington.
Barbara J. Rhoads-Weaver - Barb received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 2003 and is admitted to practice in Washington State. While in law school, she became active in the local effort to pursue marriage equality. Since 2001, she has been a director of the Legal Marriage Alliance of Washington and currently serves as its Vice President.
Heather E. Rhoads-Weaver - Heather Rhoads-Weaver is the founder, former Executive Director, and current Director of Community Partnerships for Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED). Prior to forming the organization, Ms. Rhoads-Weaver worked for six years in the renewable energy sector. She has served as a consultant to numerous nonprofits including the Renewable Northwest Project and the American Wind Energy Association, and has managed the development of several landmark publications in her field. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Northern Iowa and a B.A. in Science in Society from Wesleyan University.
Julie Shapiro - Julie Shapiro is Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, where she teaches civil procedure, family law, and law and sexuality. Her research and writing focuses on family law generally and lesbian-centered family law. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she served as Associate Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. She also served as clerk to the Honorable Joseph S. Lord III of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania before practicing in the areas of civil and constitutional rights, AIDS discrimination, and police misconduct. Professor Shapiro is author of recent articles appearing in the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal and Indiana Law Journal.
Sudha Shetty - Sudha Shetty is Director of the Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University’s School of Law. For three years she was the Planning and Development Specialist for the Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Office for the City of Seattle. She also briefly served as Chief Program Officer for the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association. Ms. Shetty has been a frequent trainer on immigration and cultural issues for both the American Prosecutors’ Research Institute and the Battered Women’s Justice Project. She was a founding member and chair of Chaya, a grassroots South Asian domestic violence group, and chair of the Washington South Asian Council. In 1999, she was selected as a fellow of the Asian Pacific Women’s Leadership Institute. Ms. Shetty received her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Sophia College in Bombay, India, and her J.D. from the University of Bombay, India.
Ronald C. Slye - Ronald Slye is Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. He earned his B.A. from Columbia University in 1984, a M. Phil. from the University of Cambridge in 1985, and a J.D. Yale Law School 1989. Professor Slye has been a teacher, scholar, and advocate in the area of poverty law and international law for more than a decade. From 1991–93, he taught an interdisciplinary transactional clinical course at Yale Law School, focusing on homelessness and housing. From 1993–96, he was associate director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School and co-taught Yale’s international human rights law clinic. Professor Slye was a visiting professor at the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa from 1996–97 and, while there, served as legal consultant to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He currently is a member of the operating committee of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. He is co-editor of the book Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights and co-author of the casebook International Human Rights Law & Practice, as well as numerous articles.