Faculty News

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 Microclimesin 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.  

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