Clinic News

Making the case

Read the latest news from the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic in the latest electronic newsletter.

School of Law establishes pioneering Mental Health Court Clinic

As courts throughout the state and the country struggle with how to deal with mentally ill criminal offenders, Seattle University School of Law has started a groundbreaking clinic to train and inspire lawyers to practice in this important area of the law.

Immigration clinic helps human rights activist stay in the country

A human rights activist who has lived nearly his whole life in the United States was saved from deportation by a student and professor from Seattle University School of Law's Immigration Law Clinic.

Clinic team argues before international human rights court

A team from Seattle University School of Law's Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic had the rare opportunity to argue before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the highest tribunal for human rights matters in the hemisphere.

International Human Rights Clinic team to argue before Inter-American Court

Two students and a professor from the law school's International Human Rights Clinic will present oral arguments this summer before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the highest tribunal for human rights matters in the hemisphere.

Students spend Spring Break in court fighting for immigrants

While many of their faculty and student colleagues were enjoying sun or snow, Professor Won Kidane and the students from Seattle University School of Law’s Immigration Law Clinic were hard at work in Immigration Court, fighting to prevent the deportation of three clients.

Clinic and Legal Writing students team up on asylum case

Students in the Immigration Law Clinic have helped secure asylum for two East African women who had been victims of abuse and intimidation.

Class action funds help support Predatory Lending Clinic

The Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic has received a cy pres award to support the work of the Predatory Lending Clinic.

Meet our new and visiting faculty

The Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic is pleased to welcome two new tenure-track faculty: Assistant Professors Tom Antkowiak and Won Kidane.

Report details human rights violations at northwest detention center

A report on human rights violations at the Northwest Detention Center, conducted by the law school’s International Human Rights Clinic and OneAmerica, will be released at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, at the law school.

A Clear Victory

A Seattle woman who had been denied therapy that was her only hope in curing debilitating migraines and vision problems is now getting relief, thanks to the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. The attorney and students involved in the case fought the state’s refusal to provide the services on grounds that it violated federal and state law and that the state failed to follow its own rule.

Predatory Lending Clinic goes to New Orleans

Professor Bryan Adamson and two Predatory Lending Clinic students went to New Orleans to educate seniors and work with a public agency and fraud cases.

Bob Boruchowitz leads defense project

Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz, one of the country’s most respected public defenders, is leading a new initiative aimed at providing better representation for people accused of misdemeanor crimes. Starting in January 2014 he will be teaching a Right to Counsel Clinic.

Clinic celebrates 25 years

Alumni and past and present faculty celebrated 25 years of clinical education in October 2006.