Faculty News

Spring/Summer 2012

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. 

April 2012

Deborah Ahrens, Assistant Professor

  • Her article, "Schools, Cyberbullies, and the Surveillance State," was accepted for publication by the American Criminal Law Review.

Janet Ainsworth, John D. Eshelman Professor

  • She published "The Meaning of Silence in the Right to Remain Silent" in The Oxford Handbook of Language and the Law, Peter Tiersma and Lawrence Solan, eds. (Oxford University Press 2012). 
  • Her book chapter, "Lost in Translation: Linguistic Diversity and the Elusive Quest for Plain Meaning in the Law," was selected for publication in The Ashgate Handbook of Legal Translation (Le Cheng and K.K. Sin, eds. Expected publication 2013).

Thomas Antkowiak, Assistant Professor and Director of the Latin America Program

  • He published an op-ed column in the Seattle Times on April 20, which considered the International Criminal Court's first verdict and its upcoming judgment on reparations for victims.

Lorraine Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and 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

  • Their article "Sailing Through Designing Memo Assignments" (5 Leg. Writing 193 (1999)), coauthored with Judith Maier and Susan McClellan, was selected to be reprinted in Volume Two of the Legal Writing Institute's Monograph Series, "The New Teacher's Deskbook." The monograph was recently published to provide an overview of Legal Research and Writing scholarship on a variety of topics helpful to new teachers.

 Perry Bechky, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • His article, "Microinvestment Disputes," was accepted for publication in the Vanderbilt Journal of International Law (October 2012). 
  • His article, "Lemkin's Situation:  Toward a Rhetorical Understanding of Genocide," was published in the Brooklyn Law Review (March 2012).

Steven Bender, Professor

  • His paper, "Faces of Immigration Reform," was listed on SSRN's top-ten download list for Politics of Immigration articles.
  • He submitted an introduction co-written with Ibrahim Gassama, titled "Unbound by Law: Keith Aoki as Our Avatar," for the memorial symposium for Professor Keith Aoki forthcoming in the Oregon Law Review that includes articles by Seattle law faculty Bob Chang and Maggie Chon.

Robert Boruchowitz, Professor from Practice

  • He spoke at a Symposium on Public Defense in Indian Country at Gonzaga Law School on the topic "Public Defenders: What do they do and why must they do it?" He also facilitated a small group discussion and helped to organize the symposium, working with professors at the University of Washington and Gonzaga Law Schools as well as with the Colville Public Defender.

Deirdre Bowen, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

  • Her article, "Calling Your Bluff: How Defense Attorneys Adapt to Increased Formalization in Plea Bargaining," was included in an anthology, titled "Voices from Criminal Justice." (Ed. By Copes & Pogrebin Routledge Press 2011).

Melinda Branscomb, Professor Emeritus

  • She presented "Effective Negotiation for Collaborative Law Advocates" to the Cascadia Collaborative Law Group and other members of the King County Bar at the School of Law.

Patrick Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • His essay on the implications for social justice of the thought of the Jesuits Daniel Berrigan and Bernard Lonergan was published in "Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought," ed. James Marsh (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012).  
  • He delivered a paper, titled "The Longer Cycle of Decline and the Dialectic of Secularization," at a conference at the Jesuit university in Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount.

Robert Chang, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Executive Director of the Korematsu Center, and Professor

  • Led by Professor Chang, the Research Working Group of the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System published its "Preliminary Report on Race and Washington's Criminal Justice System," 87 Washington Law Review 1 (2012); 47 Gonzaga Law Review 251 (forthcoming 2012); and 35 Seattle University Law Review (forthcoming 2012). 
  • He completed two pieces, "Centering the Immigrant in the Inter/National Imagination (Part III): Aoki, Rawls, and Immigration," which will be published in the Oregon Law Review, and "Analyzing Stops, Citations, and Searches in Washington and Beyond," 35 Seattle University Law Review (forthcoming 2012) (with Mario Barnes). 
  • His presentation from a conference at Pace Law School last year was just published: "What Comes After Gender?" 31 Pace Law Review 818 (2011). 
  • He presented "Discrimination and the Formation of Asian American Identity" at a Symposium: Reigniting Community: Strengthening the APA Identity at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. This summer, he will develop an article based on his remarks that will be published next year in the UC Irvine Law Review.
  • He and Anjana Malhotra, Korematsu Clinical Teaching Fellow, traveled with two students (Kathryn Kuhlenberg and Christopher Bhang) from the Civil Rights Amicus and Advocacy Clinic to Tucson, Ariz., to work with plaintiffs' counsel on a challenge to an Arizona statute that led to the elimination of Mexican American Studies classes in the Tucson Unified School District. The team appeared briefly on two local Tucson newscasts.

Brooke Coleman, Assistant Professor

  • She is the featured contributing editor this month on JOTWELL Courts Law. Read her review of an article by Professor David Marcus.   
  • She was a panelist at the "Miller's Court Symposium: Media, Rules, Policy and the Future of Access to Justice," sponsored by the University of Oregon. Her essay "What If:  A Study of Seminal Cases as if Decided under a Twombly/Iqbal Regime" was also included in the symposium issue.

Richard Delgado, University Professor

  • He published "Critical Legal Theory" in Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History, which is scheduled to appear this month. 
  • He published "Centennial Reflections on California Law Review's Scholarship on Race: The Structure of Civil Rights Thought," 100 Calif. L. Rev. 431 (2012).
  • He received the 2012 Derrick Bell Legacy award by the Critical Race Theory in Education Association. 
  • His article, "Authoritarianism:  A Comment," was recently listed on SSRN's top-ten download list for Politics of Immigration articles.
  • Two of his articles made SSRN top-ten download lists: "Authoritarian: A Comment" made the list for Politics of Immigration articles, and "How to Write a Law Review Article" made the list for Legal Writing.

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

  • They were quoted in an article in Salon.com positing a link between book-banning in Arizona and the controversy over Barack Obama's relationship with Derrick Bell.  
  • They were appointed to the editorial board for "Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education" (Routledge 2013) by Marvin Lynn & Adrienne Dixson. 
  • Their essay in "Academe" (AAUP) on the Tucson banned-books controversy was reprinted in the Latino Bar Association of Washington newsletter. 
  • The two will give three presentations at the April 2012 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver, Canada, all on critical race theory in education. 

John Eason, Professor

  • He was invited to participate as a commentator at the fall 2012 conference of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at NYU Law School. The topic of the conference is "reform and simplification of the charitable contribution deduction."

Eric Eberhard, Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence

  • He spoke on the subject of Internet Gaming in Indian Country as the guest lecturer at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in March.

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

  • Her article "Unlocking the Secrets of Highly Successful Legal Writing Students" (82 St. John's L. Rev. 609 (2008)) was selected to be reprinted in Volume Two of the Legal Writing Institute's Monograph Series, "The New Teacher's Deskbook." The monograph was recently published to provide an overview of Legal Research and Writing scholarship on a variety of topics helpful to new teachers.

Kerry Fitz-Gerald, Reference Librarian

  • She presented "On-Line Research-Legal Research and Beyond" at the 2012 Forensics Round UP CLE sponsored by the King County Public Defenders Association in Seattle.

Charlotte Garden, Assistant Professor

  • She presented her work-in-progress, "Union Made:  Labor's Litigation for Broad Social Change," at a symposium on Democracy and the Workplace, held at the UNLV Boyd School of Law.

Vinay Harpalani, Korematsu Teaching Fellow

  • His article "Diversity Within Racial Groups and the Constitutionality of Race Conscious Admissions" will be published in the fall 2012 volume of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 
  • He co-authored three entries in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Race and Racism: "Biracialism" with Angeline Thomas (SU Law '11) and Michele Munoz-Miller titled; "Reconstruction Amendments" with Ryan Mitchell (SU Law '12); and "Doll Studies" with Khalid Amhad Qadafi and Margaret Beale Spencer. 
  • He recently published the essay "Professor Derrick Bell: 'Radical Humanist'" in the Black Commentator and wrote a tribute for Professor Bell's official website.
  • He accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, beginning in July 2012.

Lily Kahng, Professor

  • Her article "Costly Mistakes: Undertaxed Business Owners and Overtaxed Workers" (co-authored with Mary Louise Fellows, Minnesota Law School) was accepted for publication in the George Washington Law Review.

Won Kidane, Assistant Professor, and Thomas Antkowiak, Assistant Professor and Director of the Latin America Program

  • They gave presentations at the conference "Africa and International Law" held at Albany Law School and co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law. Professor Kidane presented "ICSID and Africa's New Economic Partners," and Professor Antkowiak presented "Pursuing Victim-Centered Remedies through African Human Rights Mechanisms and the ICC."

John Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Mission and Professor

  • Fordham Law Review has agreed to publish the papers presented at a symposium on the goals of antitrust to be held in October at George Washington Law School. Professor Kirkwood is organizing the event with Barak Orbach (Arizona) and Bob Lande (Baltimore). The organizers will each present a paper, as will Einer Elhauge (Harvard), George Priest (Yale), Eleanor Fox (NYU), Herbert Hovenkamp (Iowa), and many others.
  • His article "Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement" was accepted for publication by the Boston University Law Review. He will present the article at Oxford University in May and it will appear in the review's October issue. 

Paula Lustbader, Professor and Director of the Academic Resource Center

  • Her article "Teach in Context: Responding to Diverse Student Voices Helps All Students Learn" (48 J. Leg. Educ. 402 (1998)) was selected to be reprinted in Volume Two of the Legal Writing Institute's Monograph Series, "The New Teacher's Deskbook." The monograph was recently published to provide an overview of Legal Research and Writing scholarship on a variety of topics helpful to new teachers.

John McKay, Professor from Practice

  • He delivered his paper, "Un-Apologizing for Context and Experience in Legal Education," at a symposium at Creighton Law School.

Laurel Oates, Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program

  • Her article "Beating the Odds: Reading Strategies of Law Students Admitted Through Alternative Admissions Programs" (83 Iowa L. Rev. 139 (1997)) was selected to be reprinted in Volume Two of the Legal Writing Institute's Monograph Series, "The New Teacher's Deskbook." The monograph was recently published to provide an overview of Legal Research and Writing scholarship on a variety of topics helpful to new teachers.

Catherine O'Neill, Professor

  • She presented "Aspiration or Assimilation:  How the Clean Water Act's Promise of 'Fishable' Waters Fails the Fishing Tribes" at George Washington University Law School. Her presentation was a part of a conference held in Washington, D.C. on March 22-23, marking the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

Andrew Siegel, Associate Professor

  • He was interviewed live on KOMO radio about issues related to the United States Supreme Court hearings on challenges to the health care reform.

David Skover, Fredric C. Tausend Professor

  • His article "The Guardians of Knowledge in the Modern State: Post's Republic & the First Amendment," coauthored with Ron Collins, was accepted for publication in the University of Washington Law Review and will appear as the lead piece in a symposium issue focusing on Yale Law School Dean Robert Post's recent book "Democracy, Expertise, Academic Freedom" (2012).  
  • His essay "The Digital Path of the Law," coauthored with Ron Collins, was published as the lead piece in "Legal Education in the Digital Age." The book, edited by Edward Rubin and published by Cambridge University Press, was just released. It is a collection of pieces that evolved from the discussions at the Workshop on the Future of the Legal Course Book, which Collins and Skover organized at Seattle University in 2008. 
  • He presented a public lecture, titled "The Huxleyan Internet and the Antiquated First Amendment," in early April as a featured speaker in the Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series.

Faith Stevelman, Visiting Professor

  • She was interviewed live on Ken Schram's March 20 KOMO radio program on employers' rights to ask for facebook usernames and passwords as a condition to the candidate obtaining the position.
  • She was interviewed on the subject of "corporations & dissent" for an upcoming university press book being written by David Skover and Ron Collins. Her 2009 article on corporate law's internal affairs doctrine is extensively excerpted in the first chapter of J. Robert Brown's new casebook, "Corporate Governance."

Jane Stoever, Assistant Professor

  • Her article, "Transforming Domestic Violence Representation," was accepted for publication by the Kentucky Law Journal.
  • She presented her article, "Transforming Domestic Violence Representation," at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law as part of a junior faculty exchange.

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