Faculty News

January/February 2011

Tom Antkowiak, Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Latin America Program

  • He presented "International Law and Victim-Centered Remedies" at the Víctor García Moreno Conference in Bogotá, Colombia, co-sponsored by the International Criminal Court.  Joining him on the panel was a Colombian Supreme Court Justice and a law professor from the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

Lori Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • They presented "The Evolving Status of Legal Writing Faculty: Distinctions with a Difference?" at the SALT national conference in Hawaii.

Bob Boruchowitz, Professor from Practice

Mary Bowman, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

  • She was appointed the Chair of the Scribes Law-Review Award Committee.  Scribes is an organization dedicated to the betterment of legal writing of all types, and she is chair of the national committee that selects the best student law review article.

Patrick Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • His article "The Task of 'Aiming Excessively High and Far': Catholic Social Thought and the Challenge of Theory" has been accepted for publication in Theological Studies, a peer-reviewed, Jesuit-sponsored journal.
  • His article "A Methodical Division of Labor in Legal Studies" will be published in the March issue of the journal Method.

Terrence Carroll, Distinguished Jurist in Residence

  • He was appointed by the King County Districting Committee to serve as Committee Chair.

Maggie Chon, Associate Dean for Research and Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice

  • She published “Global Intellectual Property Governance (Under Construction)” as part of a symposium on Copyright Culture, Copyright History, sponsored by Tel Aviv University and UCLA.
  • Additionally, a book chapter “Copyright and capability for education: an approach from below” was published as part of “Intellectual Property and Human Development: Current Trends and Future Scenarios” (Cambridge University Press 2011). This book, a project of the Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors and funded by the Ford Foundation, will be distributed through open access format as well as through traditional print channels, including several thousand free print copies in developing countries.
  • She presented a paper, “Sticky Knowledge and Copyright,” at a University of Wisconsin Law School symposium on Intergenerational Equity and Intellectual Property.

Richard Delgado, University Professor

  • He published a review essay in California History, the journal of the California Historical Society.
  • He reviewed "Not Fit for Our Society:  Immigration and Nativism in America," by Peter Schrag.
  • He also completed "Race, Sex, and the Division of Labor:  A Comment on Joan Williams's Reshaping the Work-Family Debate" for Seattle University Law Review.
  • He was interviewed for a story that appeared on "Chocolate City: The World's Best African American Blog."  Based on Delgado's book with Manuel Gonzales, "The Politics of Fear: How Republicans Use Money, Race, and the Media to Win" (Paradigm Publishers 2007), the story included reader commentary and an interview with the author. 
  • He was also interviewed by a staff writer from a Lansing, MI, newspaper about "Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us About Hate Speech" (NYU Press 2011), a recent book by Michigan State University law professor Kevin Saunders. 
  • He submitted an essay on critical legal thought to Oxford University's "Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History."
  • He presented a paper at a law review conference at University of Alabama on the "rotten social background" defense.  The symposium, which featured speakers from Penn, Berkeley, Washington & Lee, and Howard law schools, marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Delgado's 1985 article on a criminal law defense of severe environmental deprivation and will appear as a special issue in the review next fall.

Richard Delgado, University Professor, and Jean Stefancic, Research Professor

  • Professors Delgado and Stefancic published “The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader,” 2d ed., New York University Press, 2010.
  • They also published “Critical Race Theory: An Introduction,” in Расизм: современные западные подходы [Racism: Modern Western Approaches] (A. Verkhovsky ed., SOVA Center for Information, 2010). This groundbreaking collection, published by a leading Russian human rights organization, features influential essays by leading American and English writers.
  • Also, they spoke at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco at a session sponsored by two sections on happiness and unhappiness in the legal profession.
  • They were interviewed by the editor of a blog for lawyers on the subject of their 2005 Duke University Press book, "How Lawyers Lose Their Way:  A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds."

Eric Eberhard, Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence

  • He was quoted extensively in the article "Tempest in a Tea Party Potshot" featured in Indian Country Today. The article discussed the potential cataclysmic results for Indians of Senator Rand Paul's plans for the BIA and IHS.

Margaret Fisher, Adjunct Professor

  • She has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2011 Street Law Advocate of the Year Award.  She will receive the award in April, along with Joel Klein, retiring Chancellor of NYC public schools.

Jack Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor

  • His article "The Predictive Power of Merger Analysis" has been accepted for publication in the Antitrust Bulletin. It will appear in a collection of papers on the role of prediction in antitrust law. The article also made SSRN's Top Ten download list for Entry & Exit. 
  • He debated climate change policy with John Kunich, a law professor at the University of North Carolina and author of "Betting the Earth."  The debate, a Diversity Week event, was sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law. 

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

  • His “Colonial Cartographies, Postcolonial Borders, and Enduring Failures of International Law: The Unending Wars along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Frontier” was published as the lead article of Vol. 36 of Brooklyn Journal of Int’l Law.
  • He made two presentations at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco: “Lawyers as Social Change Agents in South Asia” at the Section on Law and South Asian studies, and “Class, Critical Theory, and Socio-Economics” at the Section on Socio-Economics.
  • His article "'Surplus Humanity' and the Margins of Legality: Slums, Slumdogs, and Accumulation by Dispossession" has been published as the lead article in Vol. 14 of Chapman Law Review.
  • He was interviewed by Voice of America International Service about the state of the war in Afghanistan and the assassination of a provincial governor in Pakistan.
  • His article "PIIGS, iTraxx SoyX, Neoliberalism, and Unshackled Finance Capital" was published in the inaugural issue of Global Business Law Review, the on-line journal of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
  • He has been awarded the Princeton University Law & Public Affairs (LAPA) Fellowship for 2011-12. During his stay at Princeton as a LAPA Fellow and Visiting Professor, will work on a book-project and teach a seminar entitled "Comparative Constitutional Law: Emergencies, Extra-Constitutionality, and Regimes of Exception."
  • Also, he participated in a roundtable on Voice of America's International Service to discuss the nature and implications of the current crisis in Egypt.
  • He was also elected to the Advisory Committee of the Board of Governors of SALT and appointed Chair of the Mentorship Committee of Law and South Asia Section of AALS.
  • His article, "Law of Geography and the Geography of Law: A Post-Colonial Mapping," was accepted for publication by Washington University Jurisprudence Review.
  • He presented a paper, "Debt & Discipline: Neoliberal Financialization, Household Debt, and the Working Classes," at the Law & Society Association's West Coast Retreat in Los Angeles.
  • He was appointed to the International Programs Committee of the Law & Society Association.

Hank McGee, Professor

  • He was awarded the AALS Minority Groups Section Clyde Ferguson Award for “Excellence in public service, teaching, scholarship and mentoring.”
  • Additionally, his paper “Seattle's Central District, 1990-2006: Integration or Displacement” was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Due Process & Equal Protection.
  • He published an Op-ed, "Wealth Disparity Pushes Urban Citizens of Color to Nearby Suburbs," in the Seattle Times. The Op-ed noted that in Portland and Seattle one-time African American neighborhoods proximate to downtowns are now increasingly Euro American.

John Mitchell, William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence

  • His article, "Chatting with the Lady in the Grocery Store About Hernandez v. Robles, The New York Same-Sex Marriage Case," 6 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 255 (2008), will be reprinted in Volume 1, "Family and Youth," of the Library of Essays on Sexuality and Law (Ashgate Publs., 2011) (Ruthann Robson, ed.).

John Mitchell, William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence, Paula Lustbader, Professor and Director of the Academic Resource Center, and Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • Their article, “From Both Sides Now: The Job Talk’s Role in Matching Candidates with Law Schools,” was accepted for the Dean’s Leadership Series in the Toledo Law Review.

Laura Murphy, Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, Center for Professional Development

  • She spoke on “Developments in Legal Ethics for In-House Counsel” at the Washington State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section CLE in Seattle.

Douglas Nash, Director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy, and Stephanie Nichols, Director of Study Law in Alaska Program and Attorney for Native American Projects 

  • They traveled to Dillingham, Alaska to meet with representatives of the Bristol Bay Native Association and Alaska Legal Services to discuss development of a project that would create opportunities for our students and provide estate planning services to tribal members served by the BBNA. 

Douglas Nash, Director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy, and Erica Wolf, Adjunct Professor

  • They taught a 2 ½ day course on Indian Estate Planning and Probate in October in Reno. Their presentation was sponsored by the National Indian Justice Center.

Stephanie Nichols, Director of Study Law in Alaska Program and Attorney for Native American Projects, and Lori Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

  • They presented at the Color of Justice Program in Sitka, Alaska.  The program seeks to encourage Alaskan high school students of color, especially Native Alaskan students, to pursue careers in law.  The program included leaders in the legal profession, including Justices on the Alaska State Supreme Court and members of the Governor's staff.  Lori presented "So What Do Lawyers Do?" based on the Supreme Court case of Frederick v. Morse. Stephanie presented on a panel discussing the law school admissions process and a career in the law.

Catherine O'Neill, Professor

  • She presented “Environmental Justice and Native Nations in the Pacific Northwest: Follow the Salmon” at a conference at Florida A & M University School of Law on “New Directions in Environmental Justice.”

Sara Rankin, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills

  • She presented on the panel “Law Professors as Change Agents: Teaching, Assessment, and Systemic Reform” at the SALT conference.
  • Her paper, "Building a Clear Strategy for Legal Education Reform: How an Exclusive Focus on Substance Undermines Systemic Change," made SSRN's Top Ten download list for Legal Education.

Jim Rosenfeld, Director of Education Law Academy

  • He organized and chaired two panel presentations on special education impartial due process hearings at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary held at Pepperdine Law. One session examined the authority and obligation of the impartial hearing officer to develop the evidentiary record; the other discussed how those hearing officers evaluate challenges to the “sufficiency” of requests for hearings under the broad statutory standard.

Jean Stefancic, Research Professor 

  • Professor Stefancic’s poem “Good Friday” was accepted for publication in the spring 2011 issue of J Justice, a New York-based literary journal.

Erica Wolf, Managing Attorney for Indian Estate Planning Projects

  • The Center for Indian Law & Policy has hired Adjunct Professor Erica Wolf full-time as Managing Attorney to serve as Director of the Summer Intern Program and manage other estate planning projects that are being developed. She currently teaches the Indian Wills course in the Law School Clinic with Lisa Brodoff, Clinic Director, and has worked with the Indian Wills Project since 2005. The Center for Indian Law & Policy's Tribal Dispute Resolution Program is currently collaborating with the American Arbitration Association to expand the reach of ADR in tribal communities.

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