Faculty News

Summer 2014

Lorraine Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

  • Along with several other Legal Writing faculty, she presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Philadelphia. Professor Bannai presented "Teaching Students to Recognize Cultural Bias in Legal Writing and Argument," and served on a panel on Tackling Institutional "isms" in LWI. Anne Enquist presented "Sentence Strategies for ESL Law Students;" Connie Krontz presented "Blueprint for The Bluebook: Building a Citation Foundation," demonstrating the creation and use of voice-over PowerPoints to teach citation in a flipped classroom; and Mary Bowman gave the presentation "Words Matter: Using Prosecutorial Misconduct to teach Persuasion, Precision, and Professionalism." Sara Rankin presented "Beyond Legal Writing, The Benefits of Engaging in Other Academic Organizations and Associations."

Mary Bowman, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • She was a co-organizer and presenter at "Bringing Outside In: Social Justice Collaborations in the Legal Writing Curriculum," which brought together more than 80 legal writing faculty from around the country. Sara Rankin presented on legislative drafting and advocacy projects. Proceedings from the workshop are going to be published in the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review.

Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice

  • She will give a presentation at the Society of International Economic Law meeting, hosted this year at the World Trade Institute, on the subject of new approaches to marks indicating conditions of origin.
  • She gave a presentation at the recent UW Global Health Law Summer Institute: The Access Challenge, on the topic of public-private partnerships in global intellectual property.

Annette Clark, Dean and Professor of Law

  • She presented "Innovating the Legal Industry: From What We Teach at Law Schools to How We Run Our Firms" to the Globalaw Americas Regional Meeting. Globalaw is a network of more than 110 law firms from around the world that share best practices.

Brooke Coleman, Associate Professor of Law

  • Her article "Civil-izing Federalism" (forthcoming Tulane Law Review) was accepted for presentation at the Seventh Annual Federal Courts Workshop at the University of Georgia.

Ron Clark, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

  • He provided trial advocacy training in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The course was conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Justice as part of its endeavor to extend the rule of law.

Diane Lourdes Dick, Assistant Professor of Law

  • She presented her draft-in-progress at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, and at the National Business Law Scholars Conference at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
  • She and Keith Trefry of Paine Hamblen LLP led a session on legal opinions in real estate financing transactions at the WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Midyear Meeting.
  • She published a guest post on the Harvard Bankruptcy Roundtable blog.

Gillian Dutton, Externship Program Director and Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

  • She presented on cultural and language issues in working with interpreters as part of a WSBA panel on Achieving Inclusion: Providing Culturally Competent Representation to Undocumented Survivors of Trauma.
  • She presented on best practices for administrative law judges in a panel on Considerations with Limited English Proficient Parties, at the 13th National Academy for Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers held at Seattle University.
  • As a board member of the Washington State Coalition for Language Access, she provided written comments on the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange’s proposed Language Assistance Plan, drafted to ensure that services under the Affordable Care Act are in compliance with Washington State laws and regulations requiring language access.

Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • She presented "Designing Your Legal Writing Course to Maximize Learning and Engagement" at the 2014 AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers in Washington, D.C. She also facilitated a small group discussion for new legal writing faculty on scholarship, teaching, and service as a legal writing professor.

Margaret Fisher, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

  • She presented at the Legislative Scholars program hosted by the state legislature.
  • She agreed to help establish a pilot Street Law program in Kosovo in the fall of 2014. She will also host a judge-teacher Street Law training for teams in which judges will teach weekly in area high schools. New sites include Kelso and Poulsbo.
  • Her Judges in the Classroom/Street Law program was selected for the 2014 Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award presented by the Seattle CityClub, given to five organizations. Her Seattle Youth Traffic Court won this award in 2012.

Carmen González, Professor of Law

  • Her book, "Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia" received a favorable review in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. Presumed Incompetent was the subject of a panel at the annual conference of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Albuquerque, NM. The book was also recently featured on Truthout, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing independent news and commentary on a daily basis. An excerpt of the book's introduction appears as a featured article on Truthout.
  • She contributed an article, "Women of Color in Legal Education: Challenging the Presumption of Incompetence," to The Federal Lawyer. The paper was based on her book "Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia."

Paul Holland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law

  • He and John Strait were appointed as members of the King County Public Defense Advisory Board.

Jack Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission and Professor of Law

  • He was interviewed by The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Competition Law360, and Public and Regulatory Reports (published by The Financial Times) about Amazon's dispute with Hachette and its potential antitrust implications. In addition, the American Antitrust Institute asked him to head a working group on Amazon.
  • He signed on to an amicus brief of antitrust scholars in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, a Supreme Court case that addresses whether a state board composed of financially interested members of a profession can take actions that restrict competition without state supervision.

Catherine O'Neill, Professor of Law

  • She delivered a CLE presentation about water quality standards in Washington at the Center for Environmental Law & Policy's annual Celebrate Water event. She also spoke on a panel hosted by the Seattle Human Rights Commission that about Washington's current and controversial efforts to update its water quality standards.

Anna Roberts, Assistant Professor of Law

  • Her article, "(Re)forming the Jury: Detection and Disinfection of Implicit Juror Bias," 44 Conn. L. Rev. 827 (2012) has been selected by the Academic Advisory Board of the Getting Scholarship into Court Project for inclusion on its "must read" list, a list of articles selected as especially useful to courts and practitioners.
  • She presented her article, "Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend," 92 Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015) at the 5th Annual CrimProf Conference held in Newark.

Chris Rideout, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • He presented his paper "Legal Writing and Genre: A Contextual View" at the 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Philadelphia.

David Skover, Fredric C. Tausend Professor of Law

  • He participated in a session of the First Amendment Salon in Washington, D.C. called "The McCutcheon Case, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment." The session focused on the topic of his new co-authored book, "When Money Speaks." An invitation-only event, the Salon gathers free speech scholars and practitioners for a live presentation in D.C. and video-conferenced presentation in New York City.

Ron Slye, Professor of Law

  • He spoke at the official launch of the Tunisian Truth and Dignity Commission in Tunis, along with the president, prime minister, president of the National Assembly, and other officials. He participated in the orientation of the 15 newly appointed commissioners of the Tunisian Truth and Dignity Commission, and the committee working to establish a special division of the Tunisian Courts to prosecute those responsible for gross violations of human rights in the recent past.
  • He presented "Lessons from the South African and Kenyan Truth Commissions," as part of the Cultural Forum on Peace and Transitional Justice conference, co-sponsored by the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Faculty of Law of the University of the Andes, and the Colombian Attorney General's Office, held in in Bogotá, Colombia. He also participated as part of a panel discussion on the Right to Truth and Transitional Justice at the Faculty of Law of the University of the Andes. He was also interviewed by local newspapers and radio stations in Bogotá during his visit.

Spring 2014

Bryan Adamson, Associate Professor of Law

  • He spoke before Seattle-Tacoma U.S. Attorneys regarding race and gender issues in mortgage lending.
  • He was invited to make two presentations at the AALS Mid-Year meetings: "Does Marriage Equality Matter Equally? Discussions With African-Americans On The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Gay Rights Decisions" at the Workshop on Sexual Orientation and Identity Issues, and "Consumer Protection Clinics as a Site for Blurring Boundaries," at the Workshop On Blurring Boundaries In Financial And Corporate Law.

Deborah Ahrens, Associate Professor of Law

  • She accepted a publication offer for her article, "Incarcerated Child Birth and 'Broader Birth Control': Autonomy, Regulation, and the State," from the Missouri Law Review.
  • She and Andrew Siegel presented "Highlights of the 2013-2014 United States Supreme Court Term" at the 2014 Appellate Judges' Spring Program for Washington State's Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges.

Janet Ainsworth, John D. Eshelman Professor of Law

  • Together with her two co-editors Larry Solan and Roger Shuy, she completed the edited volume, "Speaking of Language and the Law: Conversations on the Scholarship of Peter Tiersma." The book is to be published this fall by Oxford University Press.
  • She presented her paper, "Law and Its Grammar of Judgment," at a colloquium at Harvard on Law as Living Language.

Sara Ainsworth, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • She presented at the Converge! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence Conference at the University of Miami School of Law. She co-presented with panelists on the topic, "Beyond the Rape Exception: Using Law and Movement Building to Ensure Reproductive Health and Justice for All Gender Violence Survivors."
  • She presented a faculty colloquium to the University of Oregon School of Law on the topic of sterilization of incarcerated women, which is the subject of a paper she is writing with her colleague Rachel Roth.
  • She discussed reproductive rights and human rights with the Global Health course at the UW School of Medicine.
  • She participated in a panel on Global Reproductive Health at the Western Regional International Health Conference at the University of Washington.

Tom Antkowiak, Associate Professor and Director, Latin America Program

  • His new article, "Rights, Resources, and Rhetoric: Indigenous Peoples and the Inter-American Court," was featured in International Justice in the News, a monthly publication by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life of Brandeis University. The article will be reprinted in an upcoming book on indigenous rights in international law (Lapland University Press, Finland).
  • He presented "Using International Mechanisms to Assist the Wrongfully Convicted" at the Innocence Network National Conference, this year held in Portland.
  • He accepted an offer from the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law to publish his new article, "A Dark Side of Virtue: The Inter-American Court and Reparations for Indigenous Peoples."

Steve Bender, Professor of Law

  • He spoke in Spokane as an invited panelist on immigration reform at the Gonzaga Journal of International Law 2014 Symposium/CLE.
  • He taught a class on The Migration Journey: Risks and Crossing the Border as part of the immigration educational series at the Plymouth Church in downtown Seattle.

Bob Boruchowitz, Professor from Practice

  • He argued a motion for discretionary review in the Court of Appeals Division II, asking the Court to take review of a Clallam County superior court order that all detained children who appear in juvenile court must have their legs and ankles chained during the court hearings. He filed an amicus brief in the trial court opposing this shackling and is representing the child on appeal. This is a Defender Initiative project and his research assistants Nicole Beges and Philip Chinn helped with the research and briefing.
  • His motion for discretionary review in the juvenile shackling case out of Clallam County has been accepted by the Court of Appeals Division II. He and his Right to Counsel Clinic students obtained a reversal of a Department of Corrections revocation and a remand for a new hearing for their client from the DOC hearings and violations administrator.
  • He and his Right to Counsel Clinic students won a writ of mandamus and a writ of prohibition requiring the Department of Corrections to do a case-by-case determination of the need for appointed counsel when a request for a lawyer is made by persons facing a community custody violation hearing. In addition, a Snohomish County Superior Court judge ruled that in the Clinic's client's case, the Department could not conduct a violation hearing without permitting the Clinic to represent him. DOC told the judge that it has been conducting 13,000 such hearings a year without allowing counsel to participate. Four days after winning that writ, Professor Boruchowitz won the violation hearing and the client was released the following day to go to inpatient drug treatment in the community.
  • He was a small group leader for a management training session on Measuring Justice for the Washington defender Association at Sun Mountain.

Deirdre Bowen, Associate Professor of Law

  • She accepted an offer to publish her article, "This Is Your Sword: Does Plaintiff Prior Conviction Evidence Affect Civil Trial Outcomes?" (co-authored with Professor Kathryn Stanchi), with the Washington Law Review.

Mary Bowman, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • She was invited to contribute to a book about bringing actual legal work into the first year of law school. She will contribute to chapters on integrating practice experiences in legal writing courses and the way in which these projects impact students, clients, and faculty.
  • She will present at the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in Philadephia this summer. Her topic is Words Matter: Using Prosecutorial Misconduct Issues to Teach Precision, Professionalism, and Persuasion.
  • She was was elected to the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute, which is the second largest organization of law professors in the United States (after AALS), with over 2,800 members from 37 countries besides the United States.
  • She presented the 2014 Scribes Law-Review award, recognizing the best student note or comment, at the National Conference of Law Reviews Scribes dinner in Los Angeles.
  • She has accepted an offer from the Georgia Law Review to publish her article, "Mitigating Foul Blows."

Robert Chang, Executive Director of the Korematsu Center and Professor of Law

  • He was a panelist at the Law and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice Conference at Santa Clara Law School.
  • He also participated, with his co-editors Rose Cuison Villazor and Neil Gotanda, in a day-long roundtable at UC Berkeley School of Law with scholars invited to comment on their book manuscript under contract with NYU Press on Asian Americans and the Law.
  • He speaks about race and Washington's criminal justice system at the James Otis Lecture sponsored by the Washington Chapter of the American Board of Trial Lawyers at the Temple of Justice.

Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice

  • She spoke at the Cherry Blossom Symposium on Federal Intellectual Property: IP and Traditional Knowledge, and the 10th Annual Gender: Gender and the Regulation of Traditional Knowledge. Both events were sponsored by the Program in Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law.
  • She gave two talks on the topic of innovation and development at an international conference sponsored by the Skolkovo Foundation, based in Moscow.
  • She gave a presentation, "Tracermark: A Proposed Approach to Marks Indicating Conditions of Origin," at the Third Annual International Intellectual Property Roundtable, hosted by DePaul College of Law.

Ron Clark, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

  • He taught trial advocacy in Pristina, Kosovo. The U.S. DOJ offered this trial advocacy course as part of Kosovo's effort to implement the rule of law. Kosovo is the world's newest nation, having declared its independence in 2008.

Brooke Coleman, Associate Professor of Law

  • She wrote a guest blog for PatentlyO about the proposed abrogation of Civil Rule 84.
  • She wrote a JOTWELL review of Alex Reinert's Screening Out Innovation: The Merits of Meritless Litigation, 89 Ind. L. J. (2014).
  • She was invited to present at Northeastern University School of Law at the Subrin Symposium — Through a Glass Starkly: Civil Procedure Reassessed. She presented her essay, "Abrogation Magic: The Rules Enabling Act, Civil Rule 84, and the Forms."
  • Her article, "Civil-izing Federalism," was accepted for publication by Tulane Law Review.

Diane Lourdes Dick, Assistant Professor of Law

  • She has accepted an offer to publish her article, "Grassroots Shareholder Activism in Large Commercial Bankruptcies," in the Journal of Corporation Law.
  • She presented that same article at a faculty workshop at Gonzaga University School of Law.
  • She received an invitation to blog about her recent article, "Bankruptcy's Corporate Tax Loophole, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 2273 (2014)," on the CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School's Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets.

Gillian Dutton, Externship Program Director and Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

  • She and and Elizabeth Ford presented at the Externship Conference held at the University of Denver Sturm School of Law on the topic of "Learning Outcomes Assessment, Student Counseling and Seminar Innovations."
  • She and and Elizabeth Ford spoke on student assessment and evaluation, along with King County Superior Court Judge John J. Erlick, during his CLE presentation about meeting externship supervisory responsibilities.
  • She presented "The Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity to Move Language Access for Patient Care One Step Forward" at the 2014 Medical Legal Partnership Summit: MLP in the Era of Health Reform held in Seattle.
  • She presented "Smells Like Team Spirit: How To Leverage Clinician, Librarian, Legal Writing, and Externship Resources Into A Comprehensive Skills Program - Seattle Style!" with Lisa Brodoff, Liz Ford, and Stephanie Wilson at the AALS Conference on Clinical Education in Chicago.
  • She described how law schools are teaching students about language access in clinics and externships in "Implementing an Important Civil Right: Making Language Access a Priority in Your Program, Law School Clinic or Court" at the ABA Equal Justice Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • She and Lori Bannai, Janet Dickson, Connie Krontz, Chris Rideout, and Mimi Samuel presented an all-day CLE "Moving Your Legal Writing Forward 3.0." Bannai spoke on "(Un)Conscious Assumptions and (Un)Intended Messages: Recognizing Bias in Legal Writing, Analysis, and Argument." Dickson presented "The Tools of Persuasion." Enquist discussed "How Multitasking Affects Writing Productivity." Krontz presented "Principle-Based Case Descriptions: Responding to Adverse Authority." Rideout spoke about "Plain Language Issues for Lawyers." And Samuel presented "Back to the Basics: Organization."

Margaret Fisher, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

  • She and Oregon Judge Justice David Brewer will select the final elementary school winners in the National Council of State Courts' essay contest on civics.
  • She will present Civil Liability for Institutions and Probation in Santa Barbara.

Elizabeth Ford, Visiting Assistant Professor and Associate Director Externship Program

  • She presented on the subject of Wage Theft and Collective Bargaining as part of a panel of lawyers, activists and academics, convened by the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy.

Charlotte Garden, Assistant Professor of Law

  • She spoke at a symposium, Taking Stock of Citizens United: How the Law Has (and Has Not) Changed Four Years Later, held at Stetson University College of Law. Her talk was "Citizens United and the First Amendment of Labor Law."
  • Her article, "Meta Rights," was accepted for publication in the Fordham Law Review.

Carmen Gonzalez, Professor of Law

  • Her co-edited book, "Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia," was selected as a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards. Professor Gonzalez and her co-editors also were interviewed on Make It Plain on SiriusXM Satellite radio about their book.
  • She conducted a workshop for women of color in academia at the 2014 Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • "Presumed Incompetent" was favorably reviewed in the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. It was also reviewed in the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice by Dean Kevin Johnson (UC Davis) and Dean Maria Pabon Lopez (Loyola New Orleans).

Lily Kahng, Professor of Law

  • She has accepted an offer from the Florida Law Review to publish her article, "The Taxation of Intellectual Capital."
  • She presented that same article at the University of Florida Tax Policy Colloquium, the Critical Tax Conference at Baltimore Law School, and the University of Washington Law School Graduate Tax Program Colloquium.

John B. Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission and Professor of Law

  • He will be a commenter at this year's Loyola Antitrust Colloquium, a national conference for junior and senior scholars hosted by the antitrust center at Loyola Chicago.
  • He was also invited by the Antitrust Bulletin to write an article for a symposium on the Robinson-Patman Act. His most recent article, "Collusion to Control a Powerful Customer," was featured in the Economic Insights section of a recent issue of Competition Policy International.
  • His article, "Collusion to Control a Powerful Customer: Amazon, E-Books, and Antitrust Policy," was accepted for publication by the University of Miami Law Review. It will also be the focus of an online symposium to be published by the journal.
  • He spoke at the 14th Annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium in Chicago. He commented on a paper by Rebecca Haw (Vanderbilt, "Law and the Art of Modeling: Are Models Facts?"
  • He signed two amicus briefs in "reverse payment" patent settlement cases, one before the California Supreme Court and the other before the Third Circuit.

Tayyab Mahmud, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Global Justice

  • He was a member of the ABA Site Visit Team for the University of Iowa College of Law. He also participated in a live broadcast by Voice of America International Service about elections in Afghanistan and India. He now has an affiliated appointment as Professor of Global African Studies at Seattle University.

Natasha Martin, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Law

  • She presented "Echoes of Jim Crow in the Contemporary Workplace" as a retrospective on the contribution of the seminal civil rights legislation and the law’s remaining challenges in facilitating workplace inclusion at the Title VII at 50 Symposium in New York.
  • She was named to the Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 List of minority law professors making an impact in legal education in the 2014 Law School Diversity Issue.

Laurel Oates, Professor of Law

  • She and Anne Enquist have just published the sixth edition of their book, The Legal Writing Handbook. Published by Aspen, the book provides students with an introduction to the U.S. Legal System, the process of researching and writing traditional memos, e-memos, opinion letters, and motion and appellate briefs, and an in-depth explanation of how to write clearly and concisely. Finally, the book contains a section designed for students for whom English is not their native language, and a 1,000-page supplement that shows students how to research different types of issues using free sources, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, Lexis.com, and Westlaw Classic.
  • She and Anne Enquist have published the fourth edition of their book, "Just Memos: Preparing for Practice." The new edition covers memos, e-memos, letters, and email, and it includes numerous "Practice Pointers" on key lawyering skills. They have also just published the fourth edition of their book, "Just Research." The book, which is published by Wolters Kluwer, describes basic research sources and walks students and attorneys through the process of researching different types of legal issues using free sources and fee-based services like Lexis Advance and WestlawNext.

John McKay, Visiting Professor of Law

  • Currently on leave directing a rule of law program in Palestine, he recently delivered the lecture "Terrorism and Military Law: Guantanamo, Ireland and Palestine" at Gonzaga-in-Florence.

Catherine O'Neill, Professor of Law

  • Her blog post, "Washington State's Weakened Water Quality Standards Will Keep Fish Off the Table, Undermine Tribal Health," was published by the Center for Progressive Reform. The post weighs in on an issue currently being debated by the Washington State Department of Ecology and the larger public. Ecology has stated that it expects to propose a water quality standards rule for Washington by the end of the month.
  • She co-presented at the New England Tribal Leaders Summit, sponsored by EPA's Region 1, in Boston, MA (via web conference). She joined tribal staff members Barbara Harper, Jamie Donatuto, and Scott Fields to present "Tribal Perspectives on Selecting a Rights-Based/Heritage Fish Consumption Rate in the Columbia River Basin for Water Quality Standards."

Karena Rahall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

  • She presented her current work in progress, "The Green to Blue Pipeline: Defense Contractors and the Militarization of Domestic Police," at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Chicago.

Sara Rankin, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

  • She presented "Beyond Cost: A Qualitative Examination of Energy Industry Tax Subsidies," at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference held at the University of Oregon. She also presented "Tax Subsidies: Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables" at the Our Money Our Voice Academic Forum on Divestment at Seattle University.
  • She is one of four co-editors of a new Legislation Law Profs Blog. The blog focuses on legislative drafting, legislative analysis, and/or legislative advocacy or policymaking
  • She has been asked to be a contributing author and editor for a book concerning the use of real clients in the first year of law school. Other confirmed authors include Erwin Chemerinsky (UC Irvine), Michael Wishnie (Yale), Michael Millemann (Maryland), Stephen Schwinn (JMLS), Nantiya Ruan (Denver), as well as our own Lisa Brodoff and Mary Bowman.
  • She has been invited by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance to present at the Conference on Ending Homelessness in Yakima. Sara will present to a national audience of legislators, activists, lawyers, and others on a homeless bills of rights.
  • She accepted an offer of publication from Seton Hall Law Review to publish her new article, "A Homeless Bill of Rights (Revolution)."
  • She was asked by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in D.C. to conduct a webinar on a homeless bills of rights on the day of the release of the report she and the center produced: "From Wrongs to Rights: The Case for Homeless Bills of Rights Legislation." She has also been invited to speak on a homeless bills of rights at the Statewide Conference, End to Homelessness, at the Yakima Convention Center.
  • She was elected to the Executive Committee for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). She will serve in this new role in addition to her appointment as co-chair of the SALT Teaching Conference, which will be held in Las Vegas in October.

Anna Roberts, Assistant Professor of Law

  • She accepted an offer to publish her article, "Asymmetry as Fairness: Reversing a Peremptory Trend," with the Washington University Law Review.
  • She met with the judges of King County Superior Court to discuss her research into implicit juror bias and the possibility of including information on implicit bias in juror orientation.
  • She was invited by Judges Catherine Shaffer and Sean O'Donnell of King County Superior Court to present on implicit bias at the Annual Conference of the American Judges Association and the National Association of State Judicial Educators in October in Seattle.

Tracey Roberts, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • She presented "Beyond Cost: A Qualitative Examination of Energy Industry Tax Subsidies," at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference held at the University of Oregon. She also presented "Tax Subsidies: Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables" at the Our Money Our Voice Academic Forum on Divestment at Seattle University.

Bill Sherman, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • He was invited to present his paper, "The Deliberation Paradox and Administrative Law," at the Junior Scholars Workshop on Administrative and Natural Resources Law at Lewis and Clark Law School.
  • He accepted an offer to publish that article in BYU Law Review.
  • His book review essay, "A Pragmatic Republic, If You Can Keep It," was published in the Michigan Law Review's April 2014 issue.

Julie Shapiro, Professor of Law

  • She was invited to write an article on surrogacy as part of a symposium hosted by the University of Washington. The article will be published in the December 2014 issue of the law review.

David Skover, Fredric C. Tausend Professor of Law

  • He presented a lecture to the Seattle University Board of Trustees and members of the Seattle University administration — "McCutcheon, Federal Campaign Laws, and the First Amendment," based on his forthcoming book with Ronald Collins, "When Money Speaks."
  • His co-authored book, "Mania: The Outraged and Outrageous Lives that Launched a Cultural Revolution," has been selected by a panel of booksellers and librarians as one of eight finalists for the Book of the Year Award in History.
  • His most recent co-authored book, "When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Case, Election Campaign Laws, and the First Amendment," was published as an e-book just 36 hours after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, which invalidated aggregate contribution limitations for political candidates, committees, and parties. It is the first in the new imprint of SCOTUS Books-in-Brief.

Ron Slye, Professor of Law

  • He delivered a lecture, "Accountability by Truth Commission: Lessons from Kenya and South Africa," to the Olympia World Affairs Council.

Denis Stearns, Professor from Practice

  • He presented at an all-day conference April 11 at UCLA School of Law and sponsored by its Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy. The title of his presentation was "Liability for the Misrepresentation of Safety: Legal Claims Against Third-Party Auditors and a Possible Solution under the Food Safety Modernization Act." He has also accepted an invitation to author a compendium-essay for the conference, which is slated to be published in the peer-reviewed Food and Drug Law Journal.
  • He accepted an offer from the Nevada Law Journal to publish his most recent article, "Prosser's Bait-and-Switch: How Food Safety Was Sacrificed in the Battle for Tort's Empire."
  • He joined the Board of Directors of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, a Seattle-based organization that delivers food, housing, and health services to people with chronic illnesses such as HIV. He joins to support ongoing board-development, strategic planning, and fundraising initiatives, particularly as it relates to the organization's expansion of its food-program, an expansion that recently received the support of a $500,000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenge grant.

George Van Cleve, Visiting Professor in Law and History

  • He accepted an offer to publish his article, "The Anti-Federalists' Toughest Challenge: Paper Money, Debt Relief, and the Ratification of the Constitution," in the Journal of the Early Republic.

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