Faculty News

Spring/Summer 2010

Associate Professor Bryan Adamson was chosen to be a member of the Executive Committee of Society of American Law Teachers and received a Seattle University 2010 Summer Faculty Fellowship for his sabbatical research on the home mortgage foreclosure crisis. His work, tentatively titled "Black-on-Black Crimes(?): The Foreclosure Mortgage Crisis and Intra-Racial Discrimination," examines subprime home mortgage lending between African-American female borrowers, lenders and brokers to determine the degree and contours of interpersonal affinity relationship development and how it may have played a role in those borrowers being placed into high-cost, sub-prime loans and loan products.   

Janet Ainsworth, the John D. Eshelman Professor of Law, was appointed to the Washington Supreme Court's Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions and to a six-person editorial board for Oxford University Press' new series Language and Law. She also had several scholarly achievements this winter and spring, including an article, "A Lawyer's Perspective: Ethical, Technical and Practical Considerations in the Use of Linguistic Expert Witnesses," in International Journal of Speech, Language and Law; a book chapter, "Curtailing Coercion in Police Interrogation: The Failed Promise of 'Miranda v. Arizona,'" in Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics; an edited version of her earlier published article, "Linguistic Ideology versus Linguistic Practice: The Cognitive and Cultural Challenges of Code-Switching to 'English Only' Rules in American Workplaces," in Curriculum, Multiculturalism, and the Law; and a paper, "Why Miranda Is No Protection Against False Confessions and What Might Work Better," delivered at Brooklyn Law School. 

Tom Antkowiak, Assistant Professor and Director of the Latin America Program, was a panelist at the annual Conference for International Human Rights Clinic Professors at Northwestern where he addressed the selection of human rights projects for clinics.  

Joaquin Avila, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and Director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, was elected to the American Law Institute, where he will work on minority voting rights and related topics. He made several presentations, including one focusing on the congressional reapportionment and redistricting issues that will soon confront the Latino community at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund's 2010 Latino State of the Union; a panel that addressed issues of felon disenfranchisement and the restoration of voting rights of previously incarcerated persons at the Gateways for Incarcerated Youth program sponsored by Evergreen State College; and the keynote address on the importance of access to the political process for the creation of community-based leadership at the 4th Annual Award Dinner of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association in Portland, Oregon.  

Lorraine Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, was honored at the Women of Color Empowered Lunch, themed "Women in Law."  

Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz argued before the Washington Supreme Court in "Bellevue v. E.S.," a case that started in the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. He urged the Court to rule that children in truancy hearings should be provided lawyers. He gave many presentations, including "Counsel in Misdemeanor First Appearances and Arraignment" at the Open Society Institute in New York and at the American Bar Association Summit on Indigent Defense Improvement in Orlando, Florida. He served on two panels, "How Investigative Reports Can Support Defense Reform" and "The Right and Role of Counsel for Juvenile Status Offenders," at the Justice Department's National Symposium on Indigent Defense in Washington, D.C. 

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Deirdre Bowen presented "Visibly Invisible: Stigma and the Intersection of Race, Class and Gender for Students of Color" at the Fourth Annual Critical Race Symposium at the UCLA School of Law. She was also the Social Justice lunchtime speaker at the UC Berkeley School of Law Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and was on a panel, "Engaging Students in Unexpected Ways: Global, Interdisciplinary, Community Based, and Activist Models," at the SALT Vulnerable Populations Conference at Golden Gate University School of Law. 

Director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic and Clinical Professor Lisa Brodoff's article, "Planning for Alzheimer's Disease with Mental Health Advance Directives," was published in the Elder Law Journal. Also, she and Assistant Professor Dean Spade participated in a panel, "Gender and Sexuality as Vectors of Distribution: Clinical and Non-Clinical Pedagogy," at the SALT Vulnerable Populations and Interdisciplinary Law Teaching conference at Golden Gate University.    

Distinguished Scholar in Residence Patrick Brown's article, "'Insight' as Palimpsest: The Economic Manuscripts in the Text of 'Insight,'" was accepted for publication by The Lonergan Review.  He also chaired a panel on the topic of revolutions and the philosophy of history. 

Professor Robert Chang received the Korean American Bar Association President's Award. He presented "'Ricci,' Race, and Equal Protection" at the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and "Asian Americans and the Road to the White House: Musings on Being Invisible" at the 15th anniversary celebration of the launch of Berkeley's Asian American Law Journal, which published his presentation. His article, "Making Up Is Hard to Do: Race/Gender/Sexual Orientation in the Law School Classroom," with Adrienne Davis, was published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.  

Electronic Services Librarian Tina Ching was appointed vice-chair of the 2010-2011 Electronic Legal Information Access & Citation Committee, a standing committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.  

Margaret Chon, Associate Dean for Research and Centers and the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, participated in "Foresight into the Future of WIPO's Development Agenda," a workshop in Geneva sponsored by the EDGE Network on the Emerging Global Dynamic Economies. She also made several presentations, including "Copyright History, Copyright Culture" in Tel Aviv, co-sponsored by the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law at Tel Aviv University and UCLA School of Law; "Global Intellectual Property Intersectionality" at the University of Ottawa; and "Global Intellectual Property (Under Governance)," based on a forthcoming article in Theoretical Inquiries in Law, at the Association for Law, Society and Property in Washington, D.C. Her book chapter, "A Rough Guide to Global Intellectual Property Pluralism," was published in Working Within the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society. 

Annette Clark, Interim Dean and Associate Professor, was appointed to the Ninth Circuit Merit Screening Committee for replacing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Glover of the Western District of Washington. She spoke at the United States Air Force Academy, as part of the Academy's 17th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium; on a panel on the future of legal education at the 9th Circuit Lawyers Annual Meeting; and on a panel, "Aging and the Judiciary," at the Superior Court Judges Association Spring Conference. 

Assistant Professor Brooke Coleman's article, "Recovering Access: Rethinking the Structure of Federal Civil Rulemaking," was published in the New Mexico Law Review. 

University Professor Richard Delgado's article, "Liberal McCarthyism and the Origins of Critical Race Theory," published in the Iowa Law Review, was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists for Discrimination, Law & Justice; Law and Humanities; Legal History; and Legal Education. Also, two of his articles, "Four Observations About Hate Speech" (coauthored with Research Professor Jean Stefancic and published in Wake Forest Law Review) and "The Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching" (published in Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review) were included in La Verne Law Review's Selective Bibliographic Index of Juvenile Law articles. Also, he and Jean Stefancic were awarded a book contract from NYU Press for a Tenth Anniversary edition of "Critical Race Theory: An Introduction," the best-selling law book published by NYU Press. They were also featured in the article, "Living History Interview: Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic," in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, which discusses their lives, careers, and thoughts on the current U.S. political scene.  

Gillian Dutton, Externship Program Director and Assistant Professor, presented "Government Benefits for Non-Citizens and for Citizen Children of Non-Citizens" at the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys Conference in Portland. She also presented "Immigrants, Health Care Reform, and Reproductive Justice" at the Wing Luke Asian Museum sponsored by the Northwest Reproductive Justice Collaborative and the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, Seattle Chapter.  

Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program Anne Enquist's article, "The Role of Writing Specialists in the First 25 Years of the Legal Writing Institute," was published in The Second Draft. 

Associate Professor Carmen Gonzalez was appointed to the Research Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law. She also gave a presentation on global challenges to food security at the Yale Law School conference on Developing Food Policy. 

 Associate Professor Christian Halliburton was appointed to the City of Seattle's Public Safety Civil Service Commission, which administers the Civil Service system for Seattle police officers and firefighters and hears appeals in disciplinary actions. 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Paul Holland's article, "Schooling Miranda: Policing Interrogation in the Twenty-First Century Schoolhouse," was quoted twice in a dissenting opinion by North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson.  The case involved the constitutionality of an interrogation of a 13-year-old student.  

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor Lily Kahng's article, "One Is the Loneliest Number: The Single Taxpayer in a Joint Return World," was published by the Hastings Law Journal and was featured in PsychologyToday.com. 

Jack Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor, addressed "Enhancing Access and Controlling Costs: What Have We Achieved?" at the School of Law's alumni weekend. He also coauthored "The Path to Profitability: Reinvigorating the Neglected Phase of Merger Analysis," published in the George Mason Law Review; and "Rethinking Antitrust Policy Toward RPM," published in the Antitrust Bulletin. 

Professor Paula Lustbader received the Loren Miller Bar Association Ronald R. Ward President's Award for her work as the co-founder and director of the Academic Resource Center and for mentoring so many diverse students.  The award is in honor of her "dedication and profound impact upon the current and future lawyers of Washington State" and thanks her "for igniting that scintilla in all of us."  

Tayyab Mahmud, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Justice, was elected to a second term on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers. His article, "Colonial Cartographies and Postcolonial Borders: The Unending War In and Around Afghanistan," was accepted for publication by the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. He made many presentations, including "PIGS & iTraxx SovX - All Greek or déjà vu all over again: Global Debt Crisis, Neoliberalism, and Accumulation by Dispossession" at the Mid-West People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference in Chicago; and "Not Quite/Not White: The Racialization of the 'Muslim-looking' Other" at DePaul University Law School.  

Associate Professor Natasha Martin presented "Why Must I Uncover Myself? Professional Identity at the Intersection of Race, Gender and Religious Observance" at the UCLA critical race symposium as part of a panel on Regulation of Appearance in the Workplace. 

Professor Henry McGee was appointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire to a panel of experts charged with studying how forest lands may help the state meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Professor John Mitchell was named the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence for the next two academic years. He has taught courses in Evidence, Forensics, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Advocacy for more than 20 years and is among the most respected and beloved professors at the law school.   

Douglas Nash, Director of the Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate, received the Northwest Indian Bar Association President's Award. He also gave a presentation on the American Indian Probate Reform Act at the 14th Annual Conference on Tribal Law and Government at the University of Kansas Law School and at the Prairie Band Casino and Hotel.  He also testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.   

Associate Professor Catherine O'Neill spoke on a panel, "Behavioral Economics and OMB under Sunstein," at the meeting of member scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform in New Orleans and at the Coast Salish Gathering Climate Change Summit in Tulalip on "Scientific Observations, Legal Implications." She also presented "The Tribal Legal Context: Honoring Tribes' Rights in Practice" at a conference at Oregon State University and "Cleanup Affecting Tribes' Rights and Resources: Honor Obligations to American Indian Nations" at an interdisciplinary conference in Seattle.  

Laurel Oates, Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program, and Mimi Samuel, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills, conducted a two-week course in Effective Legal Writing in English for Chinese students in the law program at Shanghai International Studies University. They also conducted a similar course for trainee attorneys at the Jing Mao Partnership law firm in Shanghai. 

Kara Phillips, Associate Director/Collection Development Librarian, contributed to an article, "Planning for Conservation of Shanghai's 20th Century Built Heritage," published in Conserving Architecture: Planned Conservation of XX Century Architectural Heritage.

Professor Julie Shapiro convened 13 feminist scholars from the U.S. and Canada at the Law School for the annual meeting of the Cascadian Socio-Legal Feminist Workshop. The Workshop provides a venue for the presentation of scholarly works in progress, with particular emphasis on the works of more junior colleagues and on issues that focus on trans-border and comparative U.S.-Canadian perspectives. She also delivered her paper, "Forging Fatherless Families," at the Motherhood Conference at the University of Denver.      

David Skover, the Fredric C. Tausend Professor co-authored an essay with Ron Collins titled "'Ruthenberg v. Michigan': An Introduction" for Harvard's Online Library. The essay appears as the overview to the recently digitalized drafts of Justice Louis Brandeis' unpublished opinion in the "Ruthenberg" case.  

Professor Ron Slye gave a lecture on Kenyan Transitional Justice at the Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania. He also spoke on a panel on Diversity as a Human Right, in celebration of Human Rights Day, at the United Nations Environmental Program in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Assistant Professor Dean Spade accepted an offer from South End Press to publish his book, "Beyond Recognition: Trans Politics and Law Reform" (working title). He also gave the annual James A. Thomas Lecture at Yale Law School, which is given by a scholar whose work addresses the concerns of groups or communities currently marginalized within the legal academy or society at large. His participation in a case about the NYPD's abuse of a transgender arrestee at the 2004 Republic National Convention was recently featured in an article in the New York Law Journal, which discussed the denial of a motion to preclude Dean's expert testimony. He also gave the keynote address at the Swarthmore Queer Symposium, spoke on "Critical Trans Politics" at New York University, and was featured in The Advocate Magazine's "40 Under 40."

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