Bryan Adamson, Associate Professor
- He has been appointed to the board of the newly created Northwest Consumer Law Center, which focuses exclusively on legal advocacy for low-income citizens.
- Along with Diana Singleton, he will steward a $300,000 grant to continue efforts in foreclosure prevention in the Puget Sound area.
- He has also been invited as a plenary speaker at the annual AALS Clinical Legal Education Conference.
- He completed a chapter covering media issues for criminal practitioners for an upcoming book to be published by the ABA.
- In collaboration with other civil proceduralists -- including Erwin Chemerinsky, Barbara Atwood and Judith Resnick - he has been invited by plaintiffs' counsel in Perry v. Schwarzenegger to file an amicus brief in advance of Supreme Court argument.
Janet Ainsworth, John D. Eshelman Professor of Law
- She was named a member of the Scientific Committee, IAFL Biennial meeting, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
- She was also invited to join the Editorial Board of Linguagem e Direito, a Brazilian journal in English and Portuguese.
- The Czech Science Foundation invited her to review and assess a Czech government research project on language issues presented by lay self-represented litigants.
- Her book, "Speaking of Law and Language," co-edited by Roger Shuy and Lawrence Solan, and with Ainsworth authoring three chapters, received a contract for publication by Oxford University Press.
- She presented her paper, "Contestation over Knowledge in Courtroom Discourse: The Expert Witness on the Stand," at the International Association of Forensic Linguistics Regional Conference.
- Her book chapter, "Silence, Speech, and the Paradox of the Right to Remain Silent in American Police Interrogations," was published in "Language and the Law: Current Legal Issues," edited by Michael Freeman and Fiona Smith (Oxford University Press).
Tom Antkowiak, Associate Professor and Director of the Latin America Program
- He presented his article, "Rights, Resources and Rhetoric: Indigenous Peoples and the Inter-American Court," at the annual conference of the Junior International Law Scholars Association.
- He and two students from his International Human Rights Clinic testified before the Washington House Judiciary Committee to support HB 1504, which would abolish the death penalty in Washington.
- After an international competition, his proposal was selected to be a chapter of a new book, "35 Years of Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Present and Future," published by Intersentia (Cambridge/Antwerp), publishing partner of the American Society of International Law.
Lori Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
- She co-presented a discussion of a lawyer's ethical duties to avoid bias and stereotyping at the ABA/GP Solo Conference in Seattle.
- She co-presented on FERPA, the ADA, and student conduct concerns at the Legal Writing Institute Workshop at Northwestern University School of Law.
- She co-authored an amicus brief in Hedges v. Obama, arguing for careful judicial scrutiny of national security regulations that impinge on fundamental rights.
- She spoke about the experiences of women of color who teach Legal Writing at a symposium sponsored by the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice.
Steve Bender, Professor of Law
- He submitted an invited tribute essay for the forthcoming Derrick Bell memorial in the Seattle University Law Review.
- He co-organized and moderated a workshop at the AALS annual meeting in New Orleans on "Democracy and the Public Trust: Equality, Integrity, and Suppression in the 2012 Election."
- He submitted an invited symposium piece about the regulation of recreational marijuana to the Albany Government Law Review's issue, "Overdose: The Failure of the U.S. Drug War and Attempts at Legalization."
- He also submitted an invited book chapter titled "The Latina/o Influence on U.S. Politics," for the book "Beyond Post-Racial America." (21st Century Dynamics of Multiculturalism)
- He presented on compassionate immigration reform and moderated an immigration panel at the Pursuit of Justice conference at Gonzaga Law School.
Marilyn Berger, Professor Emeritus
- She was invited to publish a portfolio "Opening Statement and Closing Argument" for trial advocacy for corporate attorneys for Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs (BNA). This portfolio will be available to Fortune 500 corporate counsel. Berger will be publishing this portfolio with Ronald Clark, Seattle University Distinguished Practitioner in Residence.
- She was invited to present her documentary, "Out of the Ashes: 911," at the Film and Law Series at the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting. After the film she delivered a presentation about the film, and its significance for law school teaching.
- Berger, John Mitchell and Ronald Clark were invited to submit their manuscript for "Pretrial Advocacy: Planning Analysis & Strategy, 4th Edition" by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.
Bob Boruchowitz, Professor from Practice
- He participated in an Indigent Defense Strategy Convening at the ACLU National headquarters in New York.
- He co-authored an amicus brief in the Washington Supreme Court in a challenge to a homicide conviction. With the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he urged the Court to adopt a new standard in evaluating ineffective assistance of counsel: when there is convincing proof that counsel failed to adhere to relevant professional standards for the performance of the defense function, a reviewing court will not engage in the presumption of competence nor will it presume any legitimate trial strategy.
- His article, "50 Years after Gideon v. Wainwright--County Plan Would End Nonprofit Defender Program," appeared in the King County Bar Bulletin.
- He spoke on two panels at the American Bar Association mid-year meeting in Dallas. The first was a Criminal Justice Section session, "Gideon in the 21st Century." The second was at the Eighth Annual Summit on Indigent Defense, in a discussion titled, "What is unethical about people pleading guilty without lawyers, and what to do about it."
- He hosted The Defender Initiative's Third Annual Conference on Public Defense, which attracted 135 participants.
- He wrote or co-wrote two opinion pieces on the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, one in the Everett (Wash.) Herald and the other in the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal.
- He offered his reflections on developments in indigent defense at the Gideon v. Wainwright re-renactment at the University of Washington Law School. The Washington Supreme Court justices played the roles of the U.S. Supreme Court justices in the re-enactment. He was also a guest speaker on public defense at the University of Washington Law School Access to Justice Seminar.
Deirdre Bowen, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
- With her co-principal investigator, Kathy Stanchi, she presented empirical research on "How Jurors Respond to the Timing of Disclosure of Negative Information." The presentation took place at the invitation of the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia Feminist Law Teachers Twentieth Annual CLE Conference.
- Also upon invitation, she presented her work, "Calling their Bluff: Defense Attorneys' Adaptation to Increased Formalization of Plea Bargaining" at the Washington State Defender Association Conference.
- She presented her chapter, Visibly Invisible, from the book, "Presumed Incompetent," at the University of California Berkeley Law School symposium celebrating the publication of the book.
Lisa Brodoff, Associate Professor and Director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic
- She spoke at the 2012 Washington End of Life Consensus Coalition (WEOLCC) Annual Meeting on "New Advance Directive for People With Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia."
- She has also has written (in collaboration with Robb Miller, Executive Director of Compassion & Choices of Washington) a new advance directive form and instruction booklet for people with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia.
- She has two articles accepted for publication: "Increased Risks of Needing Long-Term Care Among Older Adults Living with Same-Sex Partners," for the American Journal of Public Health, co-authored with Prof. Bridget Hiedemann from the Seattle University Business School, and "We Have a Dream: Integrating Skills Courses and Public Interest Work in the First Year of Law School (and Beyond)," for the Chapman Law Review, co-authored with Sara Rankin and Mary Bowman.
- She Sara Rankin and did a panel presentation at the annual AALS Clinical Law Conference in Puerto Rico about Seattle University's ground-breaking Legal Writing/Clinic collaboration wherein clinicians and their students work on a real clinic client case in the first-year legal writing class. They also showed a recording of 3L students who worked on a clinic memo in their first year, reflecting on what they learned and the significant impact on them of working on a real client case.
Patrick Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor
- Co-authored the article on "Decisions, Findings and Conclusions" in the third edition of the "Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook."
- He also co-authored the "Editors' Introduction" to the Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis on ethics.
- He delivered a paper on "Law in Classicism and Classicism in Law" at a conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Robert Chang, Professor and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
- He gave the keynote address at the Inspiring Voices Conference at Stanford Law School.
- He also delivered a speech entitled "Legacies: Race, Post-Race, and History" at UC Davis School of Law for a program sponsored by their Coalition for Diversity and the Keith Aoki Center.
Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice
- She participated in the Second Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Global Interest, held at FGV-Rio. She gave an overview of IP, innovation and development at a session co-hosted by the Open A.I.R. project and the International Development Research Council.
- Her paper, "PPS in Global IP," has been accepted as a book chapter for the 2012 ATRIP book on Methods and Perspectives in Intellectual Property.
- New York University has published the paper from her sabbatical project, "Public-Private Partnerships in Global Intellectual Property." The paper will also be published in abbreviated form as a book chapter in "Intellectual Property: Methods and Perspectives" (Graeme Dinwoodie, ed., forthcoming 2013).
- Her second edition of "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" was published by Aspen Law & Business. Korematsu Center Director Lori Bannai is one of the contributors to this revised book, which examines the lessons of internment to civil liberties and national security post 9/11.
Annette Clark, Professor of Law
- Her essay, "Postscript to a Deanship," was published in the Deans’ Issue of the Toledo Law Review.
- She was invited by Dean Avi Soifer of the University of Hawaii to speak in Honolulu on April 19 on the future of legal education.
Ronald Clark, Adjunct Professor
- On behalf of the Justice Department and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, he trained judges and prosecutors in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on the prosecution of war crimes.
Brooke Coleman, Assistant Professor
- Her textbook, "Learning Civil Procedure," has been published by West. Co-written with three other civil procedure professors and a practitioner, her book is the latest installment in the West Learning Series.
Richard Delgado, Professor of Law
- He gave a talk at the University of Alabama School of Law on the controversy in Tucson over Mexican-American Studies in public schools.
- He presented a poster at the annual meeting of AALS in New Orleans. Prepared and presented with his brother, Cesar Delgado, professor of education at UT-Austin, the poster illustrated the use of physical analogies in legal and political discourse, including arguments for and against affirmative action. Richard and his brother gave a talk to the socioeconomics section at AALS on the same topic. He and Jean Stefancic gave a second talk to the socioeconomics section on psychological motivations for conservative philanthropy.
- He also received an award for lifetime service from the national Latino law professors association at their annual dinner in New Orleans.
- He published a review of Jeremy Waldron's "The Harm in Hate Speech" in the latest issue of Law & Society Review.
- He and Jean Stefancic gave a faculty workshop at Arizona State University School of Law on book banning in Tucson, under a new state law prohibiting the teaching of Mexican American Studies in public schools.
- Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory & Practice (University of Minnesota) selected his scholarship as focal point for a 2014-15 commemorative volume, citing his "outstanding record of accomplishment and significance to Critical Race Theory scholarship (that) has reshaped how legal scholars understand civil rights law, race jurisprudence, and whiteness studies."
Diane Lourdes Dick, Assistant Professor of Law
- She presented her work in progress, "Deconstructing Corporate Financial Distress," at The George Washington University Law School Center for Law, Economics and Finance Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop.
- She was invited to speak on a panel at the 2013 mid-year meeting of the Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. Diane will speak on the status of the Business Law Section's work in drafting an updated report providing guidance to Washington attorneys issuing legal opinions in secured lending transactions.
- She accepted an offer to publish her article, "The Chapter 11 Efficiency Fallacy," in the Brigham Young University Law Review.
- She was invited to speak at a CLE hosted by the WSBA's Business Law Section: 100 Things Every Business Lawyer Should Know.
Gillian Dutton, Director of the Externship Program and Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
- She co-authored an article, "Promoting Language Access in the Legal Academy," with Beth Lyon, Jayesh Rathod and Deborah Weissman for the spring 2013 issue of the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class.
- She participated on a panel, "Language Access in the Courts," at the National Legal Aid and Defender's Conference in Chicago. While there she also helped convene a meeting of the ABA Advisory Committee to discuss implementation of the "ABA Standards for Language Access in Courts."
- She provided testimony to the Washington State Policy Commission and Health Care Exchange Board -- which is responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act in Washington State -- on the requirements to provide language access, in Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services programs and under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- She and Dee Knapp are presenting at the 20th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference at the University of Washington School of Law.
- She helped organize the Washington State Coalition for Language Access Annual Summit. She provided training on "Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias," hosted a "Language Access Advocacy Roundtable," and presented with Uriel Iniguez from the Washington State Hispanic Affairs Commission on "Immigration Enforcement and Language Access."
John Eason, Professor of Law
- He was elected to join the American College of Trusts & Estates Council as an Academic Fellow. ACTEC membership is based upon "substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities."
Eric Eberhard, Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence
- He testified before the U.S. Department of the Interior's Commission on Indian Trust Reform and Administration. Eberhard proposed several amendments to existing federal law, the establishment of a demonstration project intended to provide tribes with new opportunities to directly administer trust funds and assets and changes to the Office of Special Trustee in the Department.
- He was the lead witness for a workshop held by the Committee on Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs of the Washington State House of Representatives to review issues involved in business and economic development on the 29 Indian reservations in the state.
- He delivered a presentation on the restoration of the Elwha River during the evening lecture at the ABA Public Land Law Symposium at the University of Montana School of Law.
Margaret Fisher, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
- She received the 2012-13 Sandra Day O'Connor Award for the Advancement of Civic Education from the National Center for State Courts.
- She also agreed to help develop the Street Law text for the country of Afghanistan and has been asked to speak at the Law School Colloquium in Afghanistan.
- She and two Garfield High School youth court members made a presentation on the Seattle Youth Traffic Court at Citizen University.
- She taught an immigration lesson at the Leadership Conference of the Washington Council for the Social Studies in Chelan.
Charlotte Garden, Assistant Professor of Law
- Her article, "Union Made: Labor's Litigation for Social Change," will be published by the Tulane Law Review.
Carmen González, Professor of Law
- Her book, "Presumed Incompetent," was selected as one of CHOICE Magazine's Editors' Picks for March 2013. CHOICE magazine reviews over 600 new scholarly books on a monthly basis and highlights as its Editors' Picks a handful of books that stand out for their "excellence, timeliness, originality, or sheer reading pleasure."
- "Presumed Incompetent" was also reviewed in the Huffington Post.
Christian Halliburton, Associate Profesor
- He has been reappointed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn to serve a second term, through 2015, as Commissioner on the City of Seattle's Public Safety Civil Service Commission, which oversees the testing, promotion and discipline of uniformed personnel in the City's Fire and Police Departments.
Lily Kahng, Professor
- Her article (co-authored with Mary Louise Fellows, Minnesota Law School), "Costly Mistakes: Undertaxed Business Owners and Overtaxed Workers," was published in the George Washington Law Review.
- She accepted an offer from the Alabama Law Review to publish her article, "Path Dependence in Tax Subsidies for Home Sales."
Jack Kirkwood, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission
- His article, "Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement," was published by the Boston University Law Review.
- His article, "Protecting Consumers and Small Suppliers from Anticompetitive Conduct," was accepted for publication by the Fordham Law Review.
- He was invited to join the 2013 Academic Antitrust Writing Awards' Steering Committee by the Concurrences Journal, a journal of global competition law.
- He was invited to sign, and did sign, two Supreme Court amicus briefs. The first, filed by a group of antitrust professors, urged the Court to grant certiorari in a rate filing case. The second, filed by the American Antitrust Institute and a collection of antitrust and IP professors, asked the Court to reverse the Eleventh Circuit and rule that "reverse payment" patent settlements are presumptively illegal.
- He was invited to join a small group of scholars from elite institutions in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court. The brief asked the Court to invalidate a ban on class arbitration in American Express' contracts with merchants, a ban that deprived small merchants of any effective means of exercising their private rights of action under the antitrust laws.
- His article, "The Essence of Antitrust: Protecting Consumers and Small Suppliers from Anticompetitive Conduct," has been published by the Fordham Law Review.
- He presented "IP and the New Regulatory Regime for Telecommunications" at the Eighteenth Annual Comprehensive Conference on Telecommunications Law sponsored by Law Seminars International.
Connie Krontz, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
- She presented a six-hour CLE for the King County Office of Public Defense on writing persuasive briefs.
- She was an assistant editor for Volume 18 of "Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute."
Tayyab Mahmud, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Justice
- His article, "Debt & Discipline: Neoliberal Political Economy and the Working Classes," has been published as the lead article in Volume 101 of the Kentucky Law Journal.
- He was appointed to the AALS Standing Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers for a three-year term.
John McKay, Professor from Practice
- He addressed the Emerald City and Renton Rotary Clubs on "Pot, Politics and Prosecutors" and the possible federal preemption lawsuit against the new marijuana laws in Washington State and Colorado.
- He will serve as a senior consultant and Chief of Team for the U.S. State Department rule of law programs in the West Bank effective June 1. Working with a Palestinian staff he will help to provide support and training to the courts, prosecution and police as Palestinians prepare for statehood and an end to occupation. He will be on leave from the Law School and will return to teaching following his 18- to 24-month assignment.
Laurel Oates, Professor of Law
- She co-chaired 16 one-day workshops sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute and held at law schools across the country, attracting more than 600 participants.
- Along with Anne Enquist and Connie Krontz she published the third edition of "Just Briefs," which walks students through the process of writing motion briefs and appellate briefs, and which provides students with an introduction to oral advocacy.
Catherine O'Neill, Professor of Law
- She was named an "Environmental Law Scholar of the Week" by the University of North Carolina School of Law's Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources.
Russell Powell, Associate Professor of Law
- He presented a paper titled "Islamic Law in Turkey after the Arab Spring" for the Islamic Law Section of the AALS at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans this January.
Sara Rankin, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills
- She was invited to speak on the opening plenary panel at the 2013 Chapman Law Review Symposium, "The Future of Law, Business and Legal Education," at Chapman University School of Law. Her remarks are published in the spring volume of the Chapman Law Review.
- Her article, "The Fully Formed Lawyer: Why Law Schools Should Require Public Service to Better Prepare Students for Private Practice," was solicited for publication in the Chapman Law Review. The article argues that the key to private practice skills is to emphasize actual public interest legal service during law school, starting in the first year.
Becca Rausch, Visiting Assistant Professor
- She presented her work in progress, "A Feminist Approach to a Post-Obamacare America," at the Northeast Regional Junior Faculty Development Workshop, hosted at Albany Law School.
J. Christopher Rideout, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program
- He presented his paper, "Is There a Doctrine of Legal Writing?" at the Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Institute Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The paper will be published as a symposium law review piece.
Anna Roberts, Professor
- She has been selected to present a work in progress, "Casual Ostracism: Jury Exclusion on the Basis of Criminal Convictions," at the 2013 AALS Mid-Year Conference on Criminal Justice.
- She gave a presentation on "Race and the Criminal Jury" to the National Conference of the National Defender Investigator Association in Seattle.
Jim Rosenfeld, Director of Education Law Programs and Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
- Through the Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers, he organized and presented a seventh multi-day training in special education law and procedure for the California Office of Administrative Hearings in Folsom, Calif.
- He organized and presented at a two-day training for the Missouri Administrative Hearings Commission in Jefferson City, Mo.
Mimi Samuel, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
- She gave a presentation about teaching skills online at the Eighth Global Legal Skills Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica.
- She was selected by the Open Society Foundation to teach an Introduction to the American Legal System course as part of its Pre-Academic Summer Program in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ada Shen-Jaffe, Professor from Practice
- She was invited to make a presentation in Washington, D.C., before the national staff of Equal Justice Works on the law school's demonstrated commitment to educating lawyers to serve as leaders for a just and humane world through social justice values-based academics to action, servant leadership and experience-based practice skills training.
Bill Sherman, Visiting Assistant Professor
- He was named to Attorney General Bob Ferguson's Transition Team.
- His book chapter, "Blackout in the Name of Sunshine: When Government Law Stifles Civic Social Media," will be published in "Politics and Policy in the Information Age" (Springer Science+Business Media, 2013)
- His book review essay, "A Pragmatic Republic, If You Can Keep It," reviewing Jerry L. Mashaw's work, "Creating the Administrative Constitution: The Lost One Hundred Years of American Administrative Law," was accepted by the Michigan Law Review.
- In his capacity as Chair of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, he testified before the Seattle City Council in support of the Commission’s proposal to institute a system to publicly finance campaigns for City Council in an effort to reduce barriers to entry for candidates and engage a broader spectrum of the public in campaigns. The Commission also transmitted to the City Council a proposal for a major new whistleblower protection ordinance for the City.
Andrew Siegel, Associate Professor of Law, and Julie Shapiro, Professor of Law
- They are presenting a program titled, "Making Sense of the LGBTQ Cases Before the US Supreme Court" at a special Pride Foundation reception at Perkins Coie, in which they review the oral arguments and discuss possible outcomes of the two cases.
David Skover, Fredric C. Tausend Professor of Law
- His newest co-authored book, "Mania: The Story of the Outraged and Outrageous Lives that Launched a Cultural Revolution," about the Beat writers, was released, including a book tour of six major cities, radio and television appearances and a symposium at Seattle University.
- He assisted in the editing of, and signed the amicus brief of California Assembly Speaker Perez and Law Professors Concerned with Representative Democracy, submitted in support of the respondents in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the U.S. Supreme Court case involving the challenge to California's prohibition on same-sex marriage.
Denis Stearns, Professor from Practice
- He accepted an invitation to author a chapter in an upcoming graduate-level textbook to be published by CRC Press. This chapter will examine the product liability issues and risks related to the retail manufacture and sale of food.
- He presented at an international global food law conference about "Ethical Challenges of Settling Claims Arising from Large Foodborne Illness Outbreaks: Three Case Studies."
- He signed a contract to author two entries in "Food Issues: An Encyclopedia," a multivolume inter-disciplinary reference work being edited by Ken Albala, Ph.D, and to be published in 2014 by Sage Publications.
Jean Stefancic, Research Professor
- She received the annual Derrick Bell award for distinguished scholarship from the Conference on Critical Race Studies in Education for 2013.
- She and Richard Delgado wrote a chapter that appeared in "Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education," edited by Marvin Lynn and Adrienne D. Dixson.
Jane Stoever, Assistant Professor
- Her invited essay, "Abuse Survivors' Experiences with Child Support," was published in Child Support Report, a publication of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Child Support Enforcement.
George Van Cleve, Visiting Professor in Law and History
- His article, "Bankruptcy and the Future of Insurance Risk-Sharing," has been accepted for publication in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.
- His essay, "Jefferson the President: Reclaiming the Republic in Europe's Long Shadow," will be published in Reviews in American History.
Erica Wolf and Douglas Nash, Adjunct Professors
- They presented at the University of Arizona's Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program and the San Xavier Allottees Association in Tucson, Arizona for attorneys, federal employees, law students, and landowners. Topics included Indian Land History, Federal Probate, and Land Consolidation.
Janet Ainsworth, the John D. Eshelman Professor, published numerous articles, including "The Performance of Gender as Reflected in American Evidence Rules: Language, Power, and the Legal Construction of Liability," in Gender and Language and "Frontiers in Language and Law - A Global Perspective: Linguistic Diversity and Detextualization in Legal Translation" in "Proceedings, First International Conference on Law, Translation, and Culture." Among her many presentations were "The Forensic Linguist's Uneasy Dream: Transcending the Particular and Transforming the Normative Order" at the International Association of Forensic Linguists conference; "Linguistic Ideology and the Law's Embrace of the Genderless Subject" at the International Association of Gender and Language and "Employee Dress Codes: The Semiotic Contest over the Meaning of Race and Gender in the Workplace" at the Law and Society Association.
Thomas Antkowiak, associate professor and director of the Latin America Program, contributed a chapter to a book on the American Convention on Human Rights to be published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. He was invited to an author's symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he presented his work at the University of Buenos Aires. His remarks during a Bogotá conference co-sponsored by the International Criminal Court (ICC) were published as a chapter in the volume Perspectiva Iberoamericana Sobre La Justicia Penal Internacional (An Iberoamerican Perspective on International Criminal Justice).
Lorraine Bannai, professor of lawyering skills and director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, introduced Professor Eric Yamamoto at the celebration of his receipt of the Fred Korematsu Professorship of Law and Social Justice at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, and served on a panel discussing The Lawyer's Ethical Obligations in Addressing Stereotypes at the 7th Annual ABA GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference in Seattle.
Professor Steven Bender and his co-authors completed the fifth edition of their casebook "Modern Real Estate Finance and Land Transfer: A Transactional Approach." He presented at the Global Studies Association North American Conference in Victoria, British Columbia as part of the panel on "The Struggles of Migrants in Times of Dystopia: Combating Hate and Working Towards Compassionate Migration Policies Within the North American Political Economy." He submitted three invited bibliographies for inclusion on the Oxford Bibliographies Online website on the subjects of Latino Property Rights, Cesar Chavez, and Dolores Huerta. He presented on the panel "At the Intersection of Property and Immigration Law" during the Law and Society conference in Honolulu. He was approved for membership in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Professor from Practice Robert Boruchowitz spoke at a Misdemeanor Roundtable at The Washington Defender Association annual conference and helped organize a conference at the Charleston School of Law on "Argersinger Undone - The Challenges in Implementing the Right to Counsel in Misdemeanor Courts in South Carolina." A Soros Fellow in 2003, he attended the Soros Justice Fellowships Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and served on a panel and how to work with prosecutors on reform issues. He also made a presentation "Holocaust Teaching - Sample Classroom Approaches" at the 11th Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust at HOLOCAUST at Northwestern University.
Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Deirdre Bowen's article "Brilliant Disguise: An Empirical Analysis of a Social Experiment Banning Affirmative Action" was cited by the American Educational Research Association in its amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Mary Bowman gave a presentation, "Legal Research and Writing for Justice" at the SALT Teaching Conference and presented her paper, "Full Disclosure: Cognitive Science, Informers, and Search Warrant Scrutiny," at the ABA/AALS Criminal Justice Conference round table workshop in Washington, D.C.
Professor Lisa Brodoff director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, gave a presentation on Supervision/Teaching Rounds at the Northwest Clinical Law Conference in Vancouver, B.C. She and Professor Bridget Hiedemann of the Albers School of Business presented their paper, "Who Needs Long-Term Care? Does Sexual Orientation Matter?" at the 2nd International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care held at the London School of Economics.
Visiting Assistant Professor Patrick Brown became co-editor of The Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis, an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the scholarly exploration of the method of functional specialization and its implementation in any field.
Professor Robert Chang, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, published the following pieces: "Analyzing Stops, Citations, and Searches in Washington and Beyond" in the Seattle University Law Review; "Centering the Immigrant in the Inter/national Imagination( Part III): Aoki, Rawls, and Immigration" in the Oregon Law Review and "Keith Aoki's Theory of Racial Microclimes" in UC Davis Law Review, and the chapter "Rescue Me," in Masculinities and the Law. He led the research working group of the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System that published its Preliminary Report on Race and Washington's Criminal Justice System in the law reviews of the Washington's three law schools and delivered the keynote address, "What Is Korea to Me? Reflections on Identity and Discrimination in the Professions" at the 2nd Annual Korean American Health Professionals Association Conference. He was elected to the American Law Institute.
Electronic Services Librarian Tina Ching spoke on two panels at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Boston and presented at the Law Via the Internet Conference hosted by Cornell Law School. The presentation "Can We Trust What's Online? Conclusions from the National Inventory of Legal Materials" included a discussion on advocacy efforts to pass the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.
Margaret Chon, the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, had several pieces selected for publication, including "The Romantic Collective Author," in Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law; "Supercolleague," in the UC Davis Law Review and "Law Professor as Artist," in the Oregon Law Review. Her "Review of 'Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Development: The Role of NGOs and Social Movements'" was published in IP Law Book Review. Her co-authored article "Slouching Towards Development in International Intellectual Property Law" was re-published as a book chapter by The Andean Yearbook of Intellectual Property Rights, based in Peru. She presented "PPPs in Global IP (Public-Private Partnerships in Global Intellectual Property)" at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice while she was a senior global research fellow at NYU, as well as at workshops at Pace Law School, St. John's University School of Law, Marquette University Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Hong Kong Law School.
Assistant Professor Brooke Coleman published: "Summary Judgment: What We Think We Know Versus What We Ought To Know" in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal as part of the issue for Seattle University's 25th Anniversary of the Summary Judgment Trilogy: Reflections on Summary Judgment Colloquium. Her article "The Vanishing Plaintiff" was published in the Seton Hall Law Review, and "Prison is Prison" was accepted for publication the Notre Dame Law Review.
Assistant Professor Diane Lourdes Dick, presented "Deconstructing the Dominant Descriptive Paradigm in the Law of Corporate Financial Distress" at the National Business Law Scholars Conference at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and "Deconstructing Corporate Financial Distress" at the Canadian Law and Economics Association annual meeting at the University of Toronto. She spoke on "Legal Ethics for the Transactional Lawyer" at a symposium hosted by the Northern Kentucky Law Review.
Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Janet Dickson presented on working with students who are fearful of public speaking at the Second Annual Western Regional Legal Writing conference held at the University of Oregon.
Assistant Professor Gillian Dutton, director of the Externship Program, presented a training on cultural competence and working with interpreters to law student participants in the Seattle Youth Initiative Citizenship Project. She participated in a panel "Promoting Language Access in the Academy" at the SALT Conference in Baltimore and on "Cultural Sensitivity and Working with Victims of Violence" at the Human Trafficking Summit.
Professor of Lawyering Skills Anne Enquist, director of the Legal Writing Program, presented "Who are These Guys (and Gals)? The Millennials Come to Law School" at the ABA Associate Deans Conference and presented at the Western Regional Legal Writing conference at the University of Oregon on the question "Is Multi-Tasking the Key to Balancing our Roles?"
Assistant Professor Charlotte Garden's article (co-authored with Nancy Leong), "So Closely Intertwined: Labor and Racial Solidarity" was accepted for publication by the George Washington Law Review. She also presented that paper at the Interuniversity Research Center on Globalization and Work's 2012 conference on Union Futures. Her symposium piece, "Teaching for America: Unions and Academic Freedom" appeared in the Toledo Law Review, and she spoke at the 2012 ACLU Northwest Civil Liberties Conference on the panel "The First Amendment and Protest: A Year After Occupy."
Professor Carmen Gonzalez's co-edited book, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, was published. It was excerpted in the Chronicle of Higher Education's October 2012 special issue on diversity in academe and will be the subject of a lecture at the law school and a symposium at UC Berkeley in the spring. She also published two book chapters: "Environmental Justice and International Environmental Law" in the Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, and "China's Engagement with Latin America: Partnership or Plunder?" in Natural Resources and the Green Economy. Her review of Dinah Shelton and Donald Anton's book, Environmental Protection and Human Rights, was published in the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, and her article on China's growing economic ties with Latin America was translated into Chinese and published in Jiangxi Social Sciences in the People's Republic of China. She presented her scholarship at the University of Colorado School of Law, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, the University of Idaho College of Law, UC Davis School of Law, and the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala
Professor Lily Kahng presented her paper "Race and Gender Inequality in Tax Subsidies for Owner Occupied Housing" at the 2012 Annual Law & Society Meeting and the International Socio-Legal Feminisms FemTax Workshop.
Associate Professor Won Kidane's article "The Inquisitorial Advantage in Removal Proceedings" was published in the Akron Law Review. His article "Procedural Due Process in the Expulsion of Aliens" has been accepted for publication in the Emory International Law Review. His coauthored book "Litigating War" has been completed (Oxford University Press). He has also signed a contract with Oxford University Press for a new book "Diverse Cultures in the New World of International Arbitration."
Professor John Kirkwood, associate dean for strategic planning and mission, presented his forthcoming article "Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement" at Oxford University. His essay "The Robinson-Patman Act and Consumer Welfare: Has Volvo Reconciled Them?" was published by e-Competitions in a special issue devoted to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. His journal, Research in Law and Economics, edited with Richard Zerbe (UW), published volume 25 of its hardcover book series.
Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Constance Krontz, presented "Going Face-to-Face: Conducting Effective Student Conferences" at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute.
Clinical Professor Raven Lidman gave a CLE presentation "Transnational Perspectives on a Civil Right to Counsel," to the World Peace through Law Section of the WSBA.
Professor Paula Lustbader, director of the Academic Resource Center, and Professor Lawyering Skills Anne Enquist, director of the Legal Writing Program, presented "Beyond the Beginner's Toolkit: Power Teaching Tools Developed During 25 Years of Collaboration Between Legal Writing and Academic Support" at the national conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Palm Desert, Calif.
Associate Professor Natasha Martin, associate dean for research and faculty development, published "Diversity and the Virtual Workplace: Performance Identity and Shifting Boundaries of Workplace Engagement," in Lewis and Clark Law Review and "Role, Identity, and Lawyering: Empowering Professional Responsibility in the California Law Review Circuit. She presented "Diversity and the Virtual Workplace: Avatars and Corporate Culture" at the 2012 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Honolulu. She also presented on a plenary session So You Want To Be An Administrator (Or You Are Thinking About It) at Lutie A Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop at Suffolk University Law School.
Professor Tayyab Mahmud, director of the Center for Global Justice, published "Debt and Discipline" in American Quarterly, the peer-reviewed journal of American Studies Association. Earlier he presented this paper at the Law & Public Affairs Seminar at Princeton University. His article, "Cheaper Than a Slave: Indentured Labor, Colonialism and Capitalism," based on his keynote address at the "Expanding Critical Spaces in International Law Discourse" Conference, will be published in Whittier Law Review. He presented "A Toxic Trade: Mobility of Common Law and Coup d'Etat" at the session on "The Travels of Law" at the Law & Society Association's Annual Meeting, and "Third World Approaches to International Law: A Reappraisal" at the SALT Teaching Conference. He was nominated for election to the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association.
Professor from Practice John McKay helped to train Georgian judges in complex criminal and terrorism trials in Batumi at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice. His essay, "Un-Apologizing for Context and Experience in Legal Education" was published in the Creighton Law Review. He was presented the Judge Learned Hand Award by the American Jewish Committee with keynote remarks by William Ruckelshaus and Gov. Christine Gregoire.
Douglas Nash, director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Northwest Indian Bar Association. His review of Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Robert J. Miller's book, "Reservation 'Capitalism:' Economic Development in Indian Country," was published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.
Dean Mark C. Niles presented at a workshop titled "Restructuring Legal Education to Enhance Access to Justice," at the state Access to Justice Conference. He was interviewed for the half-hour TV program "Seattle Voices," answering questions ranging from what led him to a career in the law to the law school's commitment to social justice.
Professor Catherine O'Neill participated in an invitation-only workshop on regulatory reform at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California-Berkeley, and gave a presentation addressing the legal and policy issues raised by Washington's fish consumption rate to the Washington Tribal Leaders' Water.
Associate Professor Russ Powell had several pieces accepted for publication, including: "Fethullah Gulen," in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic Law; "Constitutional Secularism in Turkey: Comparative Insights Regarding Religion and Democracy" to be included in an edited volume on democracy and religion to be published by Fordham University Press, and "Evolving Views of Islamic Law in Turkey," in the Journal of Law and Religion. His presentations included "Secularism and Islamic Law in Turkey" at the Journalists and Writers Foundation in Istanbul; "Bases for Christian-Muslim Dialogue" at Sungurbey Koleji in Nigde; and "A Comparison of Secularism in Islam and Catholicism" at the Democracy, Culture and Catholicism International Research Project" at the Gregorian University in Rome.
Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Sara Rankin, published "Tired of Talking: A Call for Clear Strategies for Legal Education Reform - Moving Beyond the Discussion of Good Ideas to the Real Transformation of Law Schools" in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. She served as chair of the SALT Teaching Conference "Teaching Social Justice, Expanding Access to Justice: The Role of Legal Education & The Legal Profession." She and Associate Professor Lisa Brodoff, director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, presented "We Have a Dream: The Integrated Future of Legal Writing and Clinical Programs" at the Legal Writing Institute's Annual Conference in Palm Springs.
Visiting Assistant Professor Becca Rausch published "Health Cover(age)ing" in the Nebraska Law Review.
Professor of Lawyering Skills Chris Rideout, associate director of the Legal Writing Program, presented "Ethos, Character, and Discoursal Self in Persuasive Legal Writing" at the Legal Writing Institute's biennial conference in Palm Desert, Calif.
Assistant Professor Anna Roberts co-facilitated a roundtable "The Criminal Law Syllabus: What to Cut and What to Keep," at the SALT Teaching Conference, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Law. She also workshopped a paper "Letting in the Underdog," at the joint ABA/AALS Criminal Justice Conference, in Washington D.C.
Professor Julie Shapiro, made a presentation at the conference "Engaging Tradition And Stigma: Divergent Trends in Reproductive and Sexual Rights" at Columbia Law School. She and adjunct professor Raegen Rasnic delivered a paper "All Are Welcome in My Father's House: Examining Religious Freedom as the Basis for Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care Placement" at the meeting of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys in Salt Lake City.
Professor from Practice Ada Shen-Jaffe serves on the Racial Justice Advisory Committee for the Sargent Shriver National Poverty Law Center's "Racial Justice Training Institute," an initiative for the national equal justice community funded by a multi-year Ford Foundation grant.
Visiting Assistant Professor Kirsten Schimpff's article, "Rule 3.8, the Jencks Act, and How the ABA Created a Conflict Between Ethics and the Law on Prosecutorial Disclosure," in the American University Law Review. She delivered a presentation on "Rethinking the Teaching of Legal Research" at the Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Palm Desert, Calif.
Associate Professor Andrew Siegel and his co-authors completed The Supreme Court Sourcebook, which will be published in February. He presented papers and lectures at a variety of conferences, including "History and Law in the Seattle Schools Case" at the History of Education Society Annual Meeting; "Constitutional Constraints on Courtroom Management Decisions" at the Washington State Judiciary's Annual Judicial Education Conference; and "Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Overview at the Washington State Judiciary's Spring Appellate Judges Conference.
Associate Professor Gregory Silverman presented "Legal Ethics in Tribal Courts" as part of the 24th Annual WSBA Indian Law Seminar "Transformations of Federal Indian Law and Transitions in Tribal Law Practice."
David Skover, the Fredric C. Tausend Professor, has contracted for the publication of two books in 2013. Mania: The Story of the Outraged and Outrageous Lives that Launched a Generation will be released by Top Five Books March 1. On Dissent: Its Meaning in America, will be released by Cambridge University Press on July 4.
Professor Ron Slye was chosen to receive the President's Award of the World Peace Through World Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. The President's Award is given to an individual who has shown substantial contributions toward world peace, international law, and international human rights.
Assistant Professor Jane Stoever presented "Getting Beyond the Classroom: Teaching Context to Better Serve Clients" and her article, "Transforming Domestic Violence Representation," which is forthcoming in the Kentucky Law Journal, at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Los Angeles. She also presented "The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence" as part of a national teleconference that was hosted by the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Center on Children and the Law, and AIDS Coordinating Committee.
Professor John Strait serves as president of the Seattle University Academic Assembly and is working on revisions of the Faculty Handbook for the university. He made several presentations for the Hearing Examiners of Washington Annual Conference, "Appearance of Fairness and Political Activities of Hearing Examiners;" the Snohomish County Bar Association, "Evidentiary and Ethical Issues Surrounding Electronic Evidence;" the Washington State Bar Association Civil Rights Under Law Section CLE; chaired a panel and presented "Ethical Concerns Posed by Joint Defense in Section 1983 Litigation When a Single Law Firm Represents Individual Officers and the Municipalities for which They Serve;" chaired and presented at Ethical Dilemmas for the Practicing Lawyer at the annual WSBA program; presented In House Counsel Training for CORBIS Corporation and presented the same material in a later program for the Corporate Counsel Section of the WSBA, "Ethics Dilemmas for In House Counsel, Professional Conduct in the Corporation." Professor Strait also submitted an article entitled, "What To Do When Either the Prosecution or Defense Subpoenas the Opposing Counsel in a Criminal Case."
Visiting Professor George Van Cleve was invited to lecture in England at the Universities of Kent and Oxford. He will give the Roger Anstey Memorial Lecture in History at the University of Kent, speaking on slavery and the American Civil War. He will also present a legal history seminar on a British case challenging the Royal African Company slave trade monopoly at the University of Kent School of Law. At Oxford, he will present a paper on the American "paper money wars" of 1785-1787 to a legal and political history seminar.
Janet Ainsworth, John D. Eshelman Professor
- She published "Frontiers in Language and Law-A Global Perspective: Linguistic Diversity and Detextualization in Legal Translation" in Li Li, et al. eds., "Proceedings, First International Conference on Law, Translation, and Culture," Marietta GA: American Scholars Press (2012).
- She wrote a brief comment on the influence of Robin Lakoff's work on speech act theory and on issues of gender and language for the celebration of her work on the occasion of her taking emeritus status at the University of California, Berkeley.
- She made a plenary address titled "The Forensic Linguist's Uneasy Dream: Transcending the Particular and Transforming the Normative Order" at the International Association of Forensic Linguists conference.
- She presented her paper "Linguistic Ideology and the Law's Embrace of the Genderless Subject" at the International Association of Gender and Language.
- She presented her paper "Employee Dress Codes: The Semiotic Contest over the Meaning of Race and Gender in the Workplace" at the Law and Society Association.
- She presented her paper "Linguistic Features of Police Culture and the Coercive Impact of Police Officer Swearing in Police-Citizen Street Interactions" at the West Coast Roundtable on Language and the Law.
- She taught several sessions at the Annual Summer Institute for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty held by the International Association of Forensic Linguists, teaching classes on police interrogation and the factors that can lead to false confessions, linguistic analysis of trademarks, linguistic analysis of warning labels, and the plain language movement and comprehensibility of legal documents. She also co-conducted a workshop on being an expert witness in common law and civil law countries.
Thomas Antkowiak, Associate Professor and Director of the Latin America Program
- He contributed a chapter to a book on the American Convention on Human Rights to be published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. In May, he was invited to an author's symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also presented his work during a public event at the University of Buenos Aires.
Lorraine Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
- She delivered remarks on May 8 introducing Professor Eric Yamamoto at the celebration of his receipt of the Fred Korematsu Professorship of Law and Social Justice at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.
She presented on the panel "Building and Sustaining a Strong, Positive Relationship with the Dean of Students," which introduced faculty to issues relating to FERPA, the ADA, and student conduct concerns at the national conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Palm Desert, CA.
Perry Bechky, Visiting Assistant Professor
- He presented a paper, "A Fissian View of Investor-State Arbitration," at the Third Biennial Conference of the Society of International Economic Law at the National University of Singapore.
Steven Bender, Professor
- He presented at the Global Studies Association North American Conference in Victoria, British Columbia as part of the panel on "The Struggles of Migrants in Times of Dystopia: Combating Hate and Working Towards Compassionate Migration Policies Within the North American Political Economy."
- He was interviewed by Salon.com and North Texas KERA's Think public radio program about his latest book release, "Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings." His book will also be featured on the blog The Page 99 Test, which invites author essays discussing how page 99 of their book embodies the overall themes of the work.
- He submitted three invited bibliographies for inclusion on the Oxford Bibliographies Online website on the subjects of Latino Property Rights, Cesar Chavez, and Dolores Huerta.
- He presented on the panel "At the Intersection of Property and Immigration Law" during the Law and Society conference in Honolulu. He also presented on "Preparing the Tenure File" at the AALS Workshop for Pre-tenured People of Color Law School Teachers held in Washington, D.C., on June 23-24.
- His book "Run for the Border" was mentioned in the Seattle Times as a new release.
- He discussed "Run for the Border" on Seattle's NPR station, KUOW, as well as during the lunch hour of Baltimore's NPR affiliate.
- He was interviewed on Seattle's NPR radio, KUOW, on films representative of Latino culture and current issues. Listen to the podcast.
- He and his co-authors completed the forthcoming fifth edition of his lead-authored casebook "Modern Real Estate Finance and Land Transfer: A Transactional Approach."
- He, already a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, was approved in July for membership in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
Marilyn Berger, Professor Emeritus
- She presented the documentary "Out of the Ashes: 9/11" at Fordham Law School, which was sponsored by the Feerick Center for Social Justice and Dispute Resolution at the Law School. She led a discussion about the film and alternative dispute resolution. She also presented the documentary and an after film discussion at American University, Washington College of Law.
Robert Boruchowitz, Professor from Practice
- He spoke at and led a discussion, titled "Misdemeanor Roundtable: Compliance with caseload limits, denial of counsel in probation revocation hearings, and other challenges," at The Washington Defender Association annual conference at Sun Mountain.
- He presented the WDA Gideon Award to Yakima Public Defender Dan Fessler.
- He helped organize a conference at the Charleston School of Law on "Argersinger Undone - The Challenges in Implementing the Right to Counsel in Misdemeanor Courts in South Carolina." He presented "The Right to Counsel: Why It's Important and How It Serves the Interests of all the Stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System. After the conference, he and the ACLU legal director moderated a brain-storming session with local lawyers and community leaders on how to improve access to counsel in misdemeanor courts in the state.
- He attended the Soros Justice Fellowships Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was on a panel with two other law professors-a formerly incarcerated and now exonerated person and a community organizer and advocate. The panel discussed whether and how to work with prosecutors on reform issues. Bob was a Soros Senior Fellow in 2003.
- He was a co-presenter on a webinar for the Washington Defender Association on "Standards for Indigent Defense Certification."
- He had an op-ed published in the Seattle Times, "Caseload limits a win for public defenders, clients - and justice."
- He was quoted in an AP article about Justice Tom Chambers's retirement.
Mary Bowman, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
- She presented the Scribes Law Review Award for the best student note or comment at the National Conference of Law Reviews, hosted this year by Roger Williams School of Law.
Lisa Brodoff, Director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic and Associate Professor, and Sara Rankin, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills
- They presented on June 2 at the Legal Writing Institute's Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA, on the increasing integration of clinical and legal writing programs. Their presentation, titled "We Have a Dream: The Integrated Future of Legal Writing and Clinical Programs," was also featured at the AALS annual conference earlier this year.
Tina Ching, Electronic Services Librarian
- She spoke on two panels at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Boston: "Update on UELMA - Where Are We Now?" (on the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act) and "AALL Public Policy Update: Connecting Members to AALL's Advocacy Efforts."
Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice
- She had several pieces selected for publication, including "The Romantic Collective Author," Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (forthcoming 2012); "Supercolleague," 45 University of California Davis Law Review 101 (forthcoming 2012); and "Law Professor as Artist," 90 Oregon Law Review (forthcoming 2012).
- Her "Review of 'Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Development: The Role of NGOs and Social Movements'" was published in 2 IP Law Book Review 63 (2012).
- She presented "PPPs in Global IP (Public-Private Partnerships in Global Intellectual Property)" at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice spring workshop, as well as at workshops at Pace Law School, St. John's University School of Law, Marquette University Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
- In March, she spoke at "Spring Diversity Lecture" at Santa Clara Law Center for Social Justice and Public Service, and at "Edward D. Manzo Scholar in Residence" at DePaul University College of Law.
- She was a panelist at the following events: "Symposium on Copyright and Creativity" at Vanderbilt University Law School in January; "Changing Conditions, Rethinking Rules: A Roundtable on Intellectual Property Law, Law and Technology Center" at University of Hong Kong in January; and "The Milbank Tweed Forum" at New York University School of Law in April.
- She published her article "The Romantic Collective Author" in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law as part of a symposium on Copyright and Creativity.
- She was a panelist at the 31st Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property in Chicago. The theme was "Intellectual Property: Methods and Perspectives," and her panel was on International Relations/Law and Development.
- She chaired and was a discussant on the panel "New Developments in the History of Intellectual Property" at the International Conference on Law & Society in Honolulu. She also presented her paper "Thinking and Rethinking Intellectual Property" on a different panel.
Brooke Coleman, Assistant Professor
- Her essay "Summary Judgment: What We Think We Know Versus What We Ought To Know" was published in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal as part of the issue for Seattle University's 25th Anniversary of the Summary Judgment Trilogy: Reflections on Summary Judgment Colloquium.
- Her short essay "Lassiter v. Department of Social Services: Why Is It Such a Lousy Case?" was published in a symposium issue of Nevada Law Review devoted to the worst Supreme Court cases.
- Her article "The Vanishing Plaintiff" was published in the Seton Hall Law Review.
- She presented her article "Prison is Prison" at the 2012 Law & Society Association Annual Conference.
Constance Krontz, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
- She presented "Going Face-to-Face: Conducting Effective Student Conferences" at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute. The session addressed how to make conferences more effective for students and faculty and included video vignettes illustrating tips to try and potential traps to avoid.
Richard Delgado, University Professor
- His upcoming article "Authoritarianism: A Comment" in Rutgers Race & Law Journal was recently listed on SSRN's top-ten download list for Politics of Immigration.
- His article "Naim v. Naim" will appear in a symposium issue of Nevada Law Review devoted to the worst Supreme Court cases.
- His article "Storytelling for Oppositionists and Others: A Plea for Narrative" made the top 100 all-time list of most-cited articles compiled by Yale Law School Librarian Fred Shapiro and published recently in Michigan Law Review.
- His article "Rodrigo and Revisionism: Relearning the Lessons of History" was listed on SSRN's top-ten download list for AMH: Latin-American History, and his article "The Imperial Scholar: Reflections on a Review of Civil Right Literature" made the top-ten download list for African-American History.
Diane Lourdes Dick, Assistant Professor
- She presented her draft article "Deconstructing the Dominant Descriptive Paradigm in the Law of Corporate Financial Distress" at the National Business Law Scholars Conference at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Legal Writing Program
- She was a plenary speaker at the ABA Associate Deans Conference. She presented "Who are These Guys (and Gals)? The Millennials Come to Law School."
Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Legal Writing Program, and Paula Lustbader, Professor and Director of the Academic Resource Center
- They presented "Beyond the Beginner's Toolkit: Power Teaching Tools Developed During 25 Years of Collaboration Between Legal Writing and Academic Support" at the national conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Palm Desert, CA.
Margaret Fisher, Distinguished Scholar in Residence
- She participated in the long-range planning retreat of the officers of the Washington State Association of Youth Courts.
- She has been invited to serve on the Youth Civic Education Awards Blue Ribbon Committee of the Seattle CityClub.
- She organized the first-ever Judicial Institute for High School Teachers in collaboration with the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington. Thirty teachers from the 19 western counties in Washington had the opportunity to learn in depth about the U.S. Constitution and federal issues including federal criminal law, immigration, civil rights and federal power.
- She presented a three-day iCivics Institute for Middle and Junior High School Teachers at the U.S. Court.
- She presented the judge-teacher Street Law program to the Conference of Chief Justices in St. Louis, MO.
Lily Kahng, Professor
- She presented her paper "Race and Gender Inequality in Tax Subsidies for Owner Occupied Housing" at the 2012 Annual Law & Society Meeting and the International Socio-Legal Feminisms FemTax Workshop. Read a blog about her paper.
John Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission and Professor
- He was invited to join the selection committee for the American Antitrust Institute's Jerry S. Cohen Award - an award for the best antitrust scholarship of the prior year.
- He gave a presentation and led a discussion at the Washington State Department of Transportation Office of Administrative Hearings. The administrative law judges wanted to be prepared for issues that might be raised by motorists challenging the civil penalties they had been assessed for failing to pay a toll on the Route 520 bridge.
He presented his forthcoming article "Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement" at Oxford University. The university's Centre on Competition Law and Policy held what may be the first international conference on buyer power; he was the lead speaker on the merger panel. He also spoke on the discussion panel that concluded the conference.
Kathleen Koch, Assistant Dean for Student Financial Services
- She was a member of the U.S. Government Accountability Office focus group regarding burdensome federal financial aid requirements, moderated interest sessions and chaired a meeting regarding Graduate/Professional issues during the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conference in Chicago.
Raven Lidman, Clinical Professor
- She gave a CLE presentation, titled "Transnational Perspectives on a Civil Right to Counsel," to the World Peace through Law Section of the WSBA. The CLE built on the Amicus Brief she wrote in King v. King to the WA Supreme Court on behalf of International Human Rights Scholars, which demonstrated the wide-spread acceptance of and requirement for a civil right to counsel in Europe and the relevance of such international and transnational law in state courts.
Tayyab Mahmud, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Justice
- He presented a paper, "Debt and Discipline," at the Law & Public Affairs Seminar at Princeton University. Carol Greenhouse, Professor of Anthropology at Princeton and Past President of the Law & Society Association, served as the commentator.
- He presented his paper "A Toxic Trade: Mobility of Common Law and Coup d'Etat" at the session on "The Travels of Law" at the Law & Society Association's Annual Meeting in Honolulu. He also chaired the session on "Security, Expendability and State Power;" this session was sponsored by the International Research Collaborative on Race, Colonialism and Law.
- He was nominated for election to the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association.
John McKay, Professor from Practice
- At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, he helped to train Georgian judges in complex criminal and terrorism trials in Batumi, Republic of Georgia.
Douglas Nash, Director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy
- He reviewed "Reservation 'Capitalism:' Economic Development in Indian Country," by Robert J. Miller, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School. Read his review. The review was published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.
- He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Northwest Indian Bar Association at its annual awards banquet.
Many alumni, law school staff and faculty presented at the 17th Annual Access to Justice and Bar Leaders Conference June 8-9 in Yakima. Dean Mark Niles presented at a workshop titled "Restructuring Legal Education to Enhance Access to Justice." Fe Lopez, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, moderated the plenary panel "ONR (our new reality)! Reprogramming...R&D--IT 4 JDs." At the "Updates and Innovations" workshop, Angeline Thomas, Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project (FMOP) Attorney Coordinator, presented on her foreclosure project. Over 50 students, staff, faculty, and alumni participated in the conference.
Laurel Oates, Professor
- She spent three weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan, working with students and professors from the law and Sharia faculties at Kandahar University and Nangdahar University. Using criminal and civil statutes and cases, she helped the students and professors improve their ability to do legal analysis in English. In addition to teaching 4 hours a day, 6 days a week, she had the opportunity to visit the Panshir valley, spend several evenings with a local family, visit a military base just outside of Kabul, tour the U.S. Embassy, and visit a local court. This was her third visit to Afghanistan.
Catherine O'Neill, Professor
- She gave a presentation addressing the legal and policy issues raised by Washington's fish consumption rate to the Washington Tribal Leaders' Water Summit in anticipation of the annual Centennial Accord meeting between tribal leaders and Governor Gregoire. The Summit was hosted by the Suquamish Tribe and sponsored by the Suquamish Tribe, the Swinomish Tribe, and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.
- She participated in an invitation-only workshop on Regulatory Reform at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California-Berkeley.
- She published the blog post "Fish for the Future: Our Health and Livelihoods Depend on It," in which she commented on a Seattle Times report that the Washington State Department of Ecology will now delay its long-awaited updates to water quality and sediments standards-to the detriment of tribes and others who depend on fish. The blog appeared July 11 on the Center for Progressive Reform site.
Becca Rausch, Visiting Assistant Professor
- Her article "Health Cover(age)ing" was published in the June 2012 edition of Nebraska Law Review. The piece examines legal support for health insurance fat taxes, paying particular attention to the wellness program provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the anti-fat social norms perpetuated by this system.
James Rosenfeld, Director of the Education Law Academy
- On behalf of the National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers, he organized and directed a five-day training of California's special education Administrative Law Judges and mediators for the state's Office of Administrative Hearings in Los Angeles. This was the sixth such training conducted by the National Academy.
Anna Dudek Ross, Associate Director of the Center for Professional Development
- She was appointed by Governor Gregoire as a Board Member of the Washington State Executive Ethics Board through September 2016. The Executive Ethics Board is an independent board made up of five individuals whose mission is to promote integrity, confidence, and public trust in state government through education, interpretation, and enforcement of the Ethics in Public Service Act.
Julie Shapiro, Professor
- She made a short presentation at the invitation-only conference "Engaging Tradition And Stigma: Divergent Trends in Reproductive and Sexual Rights" at Columbia Law School.
- She attended the annual meeting of the National Family Law Advisory Council of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, held in San Francisco.
Ada Shen-Jaffe, Professor from Practice
- She serves on the Racial Justice Advisory Committee for the Sargent Shriver National Poverty Law Center's "Racial Justice Training Institute," an initiative for the national equal justice community funded by a multi-year Ford Foundation grant.
Greg Silverman, Associate Professor
- He presented "Legal Ethics in Tribal Courts" as part of the 24th Annual WSBA Indian Law Seminar, "Transformations of Federal Indian Law and Transitions in Tribal Law Practice."
Diana Singleton, Director of the Access to Justice Institute
- She received the Excellence in Leadership Award at Seattle University's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event. This award is given annually to a staff member who models exemplary leadership behaviors and inspires others. Among the factors cited that led to Diana's award are her passion for social justice, her commitment to her team, and her mentorship of staff and students.
Jean Stefancic, Research Professor, and Richard Delgado, University Professor
- They began a joint residency at a writers' colony on the Olympic Peninsula where they are working on a number of books and articles.
Faith Stevelman, Visiting Professor
- She spoke at a workshop on business and human rights at Columbia Law School, presenting her 2011 paper on corporate governance and human rights (Santa Clara J. Int'l L.), as well as the connection between her seminar, The Regulation of Business, and this burgeoning field.
- She presented commentary on the legal, economic and institutional significance of Cornell Law Professor Lynn Stout's book "The Shareholder Value Myth" at the Society for Socio-Economics Annual Conference in Boston.
- She is Articles Editor for Sage Publications in reviewing the article "Sociology and the Corporation."
- She recommenced her efforts to persuade AALS senior officers to permit the organization of a section on "Global Finance, Multinational Firms and Social Cost."
- She has been asked to speak about international governance and evolving financial regulatory frameworks at Fukuoka University's law school next Feb.
- She is working on a Business Entities casebook.
Jane Stoever, Assistant Professor
- She presented a poster, "Getting Beyond the Classroom: Teaching Context to Better Serve Clients," and presented her article "Transforming Domestic Violence Representation" at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Los Angeles.
Angeline Thomas, a 2011 alum, is the Foreclosure Mediation Outreach Project Attorney Coordinator.
- FMOP is a collaborative project between the Access to Justice Institute and the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic's Predatory Lending Clinic in partnership with Northwest Justice Project, Columbia Legal Services, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services and WSBA's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid project to help distressed homeowners facing foreclosure.
Erica Wolf, Managing Attorney for Indian Estate Planning Projects
- She was sworn-in on June 13 as a member of the Alaska Bar Association.
Stephanie Zimmerman, Director of Instructional Technology
- She was elected as a co-webmaster for the Northwest Council of Managers of Educational Technology. She will be participating in monthly board meetings and helping the organization expand its membership driven website and communication tools.
She delivered a joint presentation on "Self-Assembled Video Recording & Security Options" at the 2012 CALI Conference on Law School Computing in San Diego.