Faculty News

Summer/Fall 2010

Tom Antkowiak, Assistant Professor and Director of the Latin America Program, signed a contract with Oxford University Press to write a book on the American Convention on Human Rights. Also, he and Alejandra Gonza published "El Derecho a la Consulta en las Américas: Marco Legal Internacional" in AportesDPLF, the publication of the Due Process of Law Foundation.

Lorraine Bannai, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, was part of a panel discussion on "Surviving and Thriving: The Experiences of Legal Writing Professors of Color Inside and Outside of the Classroom" at the 2010 Bienniel Legal Writing Institute Conference. She also delivered a presentation on youth curfew ordinances at the Color of Justice Program in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz published an op-ed, "Public Defenders Underfunded in Tennessee," in the Knoxville News Sentinel. He also discussed public defense reform and the potential role of the Justice Department at an American Constitution Society meeting in Washington, D.C. Also, he received a grant from the Foundation to Promote Open Society to continue his work on persuading misdemeanor courts to provide counsel to all eligible persons. With the assistance of recent graduate Dan McGivern, Professor Boruchowitz obtained a unanimous recommendation for a pardon from the state Clemency and Pardon Board for a client who has one felony drug conviction and is a graduate of SU's Criminal Justice program and a student in the SU Master's Program in Counseling. 

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Deirdre Bowen's article "Grutter's Regrets: An Empirical Investigation of How Affirmative Action Is(n't) Working" won best paper in the National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference's Junior Faculty Writing Competition. She presented the paper at the conference, as well as at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Chicago and at LatCrit Conference in Denver. She also presented "A Tale of Two Diversities: Minority and Nonminority Law Student Responses to the Benefits of Affirmative Action" at the AALS Midyear Workshop on Race and the Law in New York. Also, her article "Brilliant Disguise: An Empirical Analysis of a Social Experiment Banning Affirmative Action" was published in the Indiana Law Journal.

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Mary Bowman's paper "Engaging First-Year Law Students through Pro Bono Collaborations in Legal Writing" was selected by the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service for presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Associate Professor Melinda Branscomb and Sue Ann Allen's collection of mediator-training materials, "An Interest-based Mediation: Audio-visual Series," containing 3 teaching DVDs, a teacher's manual, a student handbook, and related training materials, was published through Amazon.

Professor Robert Chang delivered the keynote address "Classroom Encounters of the Unfortunate Kind: Bias and Institutional Reponses" at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Seattle Seminar. He also presented "The Racial Project Called Post-Racialism" at the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at Seton Hall School of Law.

Margaret Chon, Associate Dean for Research and Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, and John Strait, Associate Professor, presented "Changes No One Believes In: The Obama Hope Poster Litigation and Client/Attorney Misconduct Needing More than Hope to Resolve" at a Seattle American Intellectual Property Inn of Court event. Professor Chon also participated in an "Author Meets Reader" panel discussing Greg Robinson's book "A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America" at the Law & Society Meeting. 

University Professor Richard Delgado and Research Professor Jean Stefancic spent part of the summer at a writers' colony on the Olympic Peninsula, where they were awarded competitive residencies. Their book "No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda" was identified as a "must read" by leading Chicano historian Rodolfo F. Acuna. Another book of theirs, "Understanding Words that Wound," was favorably quoted and discussed in a recent article in the Harvard Law Review. Professor Delgado's article "Rodrigo's Portent: California and the Coming Neocolonial Order" was published in Washington University Law Review, and his article "Intersectionality and the Future of Critical Race Theory" was accepted by the Iowa Law Review. He also wrote a chapter, "Transcendence: Conservative Money and Generational Succession," for a Carolina Academic book of essays on poverty and law. 

Gillian Dutton, Externship Program Director and Assistant Professor, spoke on a panel discussing federal law for the provision of services to limited English proficient students and parents at the Ninth National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers. She presented on the Seattle University Medical Legal Partnership Public Benefit Advocacy Project at the Washington State Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care conference in Seattle, and, in Boston, she presented "Strengths and Limitations of Executive Order 13166" at "Charting New Directions: A Symposium on Addressing Language Access Policy, Program Management, and Funding Challenges in the Coming Decade."

Eric Eberhard, Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence, was a featured speaker at a national Tribal Leaders Forum, sponsored by the American Indian Resources Institute, on the Pechanga Tribe's reservation in Temecula, California. He addressed "Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Tribes in the 2010 Midterm Elections." Also, he has arranged for a faculty of nationally recognized practitioners and academics to teach a comprehensive two-year Institute on Tribal Governmental Business Law. The first program of its kind in the nation, this Institute is designed for lawyers who engage or want to engage tribal governments in business transactions. 

Associate Professor Carmen Gonzalez's article "The Global Food Crisis: Law, Policy and the Elusive Quest for Justice" was accepted for publication by the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal.

Paul Holland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, presented "Adolescent Brain Development, Interrogation, and Interviewing Juvenile Clients" at a meeting of the Shaanxi Bar Association and Shaanxi Female Legal Workers' Association in Xi'an, China. 

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor Lily Kahng's article "Investment Income Withholding in the United States and Germany" was published in the Florida Tax Review. She also participated in a tax colloquium on the comparative tax treatment of marriage in the US and UK at Loyola (LA) Law School.

Assistant Professor Won Kidane's article "The Alienage Spectrum Disorder: The Bill of Rights from Chinese Exclusion to Guantanamo" was on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Law. Also, his article "Managing Displacement by Law: The Role of the African IDPs Convention" was accepted as the lead article in the January issue of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor Jack Kirkwood wrote the "Mergers of Buyers" section of the comments submitted by the American Antitrust Institute on the proposed new Horizontal Merger Guidelines. These guidelines are the most important antitrust enforcement policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Also, his article "Rethinking Antitrust Policy Toward RPM" was published by the Antitrust Bulletin. 

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Connie Krontz presented a day-long CLE on ethical and persuasive legal writing for the King County Public Defender's Office. 

Tayyab Mahmud, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Justice, made numerous 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; "Not Quite/Not White: The Racialization of the 'Muslim-looking' Other" at DePaul University Law School; "Colonial Cartographies and Postcolonial Borders" at the Law & Society Meeting; "Imperial Tithe: U.S. Current Account Deficit, Neoliberalism, and the International Financial Order" at the LatCrit Conference; "LatCrit Theory: Genesis, Departures, and Challenges" at the SALT/LatCrit Junior Faculty Development Workshop; and "Home and/in the World: Neoliberalism, the Financial Crisis, and Accumulation by Dispossession" at the Global Thinking Conference. He also presented a paper "Neoliberalism, Int'l Financial Regulation, & Accumulation by Dispossession," at the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. Also, Professor Mahmud had several articles selected for publication including, "Slums, Slumdogs, and 'Surplus Humanity'" by Boston College Third World Law Review; "'Surplus Humanity' and Margins of Legality: Slums, Slumdogs, and Accumulation by Dispossession" by Chapman Law Review; and "Slums, Slumdogs, and Resistance" in a symposium issue by the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.       

Associate Professor Natasha Martin's article "Pretext In Peril" was published in the Missouri Law Review as the centerpiece of a colloquium. Also, she presented "What Difference Will Difference Make?: Diverse Lawyers, Context and Legal Interpretation" at the Color of Justice Program in Anchorage, Alaska. In addition, Professor Martin made three presentations at the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference: "Caricature, Race and the Myth of Post-Racialism in America: From Elephants, Monkeys, and Aunt Jemima to Barack Obama;" "New Narratives, Same Old Problems: The Risk to Diversity-Centered Workplace Decision making in a 'Post Racial' America;" and "[Un]Cover Thyself?: Muslim Womanhood in the American Workplace at the Intersection of  Gender, Race, and Religious Identity."  

Professor Hank McGee was appointed to the Governor's Panel on Climate Change and Forests, and to the Citizen's Committee of the Seattle Public Utilities Long Term Combined Sewer Overflow Program. He also led a discussion at the Seattle Central Area Motivational Project on the "Enforcement of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act" and the relevance of the statutes to the Seattle Construction Trades. 

Doug Nash, Director of the Center for Indian Law & Policy, and Rob Roy Smith, Adjunct Professor, addressed the Cobell Settlement at the 22nd WSBA Indian Law Seminar. At this event, Professor Nash also gave a presentation on SU's Indian Law Dispute Resolution Project. He also gave one of three keynote presentations at the "Conference for Indian Families" in Garden Grove, CA, which attracted near 1,000 attendees. During that conference, he also gave two presentations on Wills and Probate.

Laurel Oates, Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program, and Anne Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program, published the fifth edition of "The Legal Writing Handbook." This edition includes color and has an electronic supplement that will allow students to learn how to use the latest versions of Westlaw and Lexis.

Professor Catherine O'Neill presented "The 'Fish Consumption Rate Issue:' Follow the Salmon; Understand the Treaties" at a workshop hosted by the Suquamish Nation and sponsored by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also helped organize and participated in a workshop on Adapting to Climate Change in the Puget Sound at the University of Washington. 

Associate Director/Collection Development Librarian Kara Phillips' co-authored article "A Tragedy of the Commons: Property Rights Issues in Shanghai Historic Residences" was published in the Penn State International Law Review.

Associate Professor Russell Powell's book review of "Secularism and Muslim Democracy in Turkey" by Hakan Yavuz will be published in the fall issue of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review. Also, he was selected as one of three outside U.S. scholars to participate in an interdisciplinary multi-year research project sponsored by Loyola Chicago considering the relationship between religion and democracy. He presented his initial work on the relationship between Islam and constitutional secularism in Turkey at the first of three annual meetings. He will present the next phase of his work in Indonesia next June. 

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Norm Printer lectured on the "Challenges of Applying International Humanitarian Law to Non-International Armed Conflicts" at the 28th Warsaw International Committee of the Red Cross Workshop (ICRC) on Humanitarian Law in Warsaw, Poland.

Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program Chris Rideout's co-authored article "Legal Writing: The View from Within" was published in the Lead Articles volume of the Mercer Law Review. His luncheon address from the Mercer Law Review's Symposium on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Legal Writing Institute, conducted last November, was published in the same volume. Professor Rideout's article "Penumbral Thinking Revisited: Metaphor in Legal Argumentation" was published in the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and his article "Discipline-Building and Disciplinary Values: Thoughts on Legal Writing at Year Twenty-Five of the Legal Writing Institute" was published in The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.

Education Law Programs Director Jim Rosenfeld's article "Must School Districts Disclose Test Protocols to Parents?" was published in Communiqué, the newspaper of the National Association of School Psychologists. He also made two presentations on special education due process hearings at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Administrative Judiciary at Pepperdine University. 

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Mimi Samuel was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to work with the law department at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. In February and March of 2011, she will spend six weeks at the University, teaching a legal research and writing class and working with faculty to develop the legal writing curriculum. She also completed an intensive 4-week course to become certified to teach English to speakers of other languages. 

Professor Julie Shapiro will write the chapter on legal issues in the forthcoming book "LGBT-Parent Families: Possibilities for New Research and Implications for Practice." The book will be published next year and will include contributions from scholars in the areas of psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender and sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology.

Fredric C. Tausend Professor David Skover is co-editor of "Judicial Review," a section of "Concurring Opinions," a well-read blog within the legal academy. "Judicial Review" publishes book reviews by national and international jurists. He also signed a contract with Cambridge University Press for "The Digital Path of the Law," a collection of essays that focus on the impending digitalization of legal course materials and the pedagogical ramifications of this technological change. He co-authored the lead piece.

Assistant Professor Dean Spade spoke on a panel on race and sexuality at the AALS Mid-Year Meeting and on a panel called "I Am What I Say I Am: A Panel on Self-Determination" at Concordia University in Montreal. He also gave the keynote lecture "The Limits of Law Reform: Reflections on the Role of Lawyers in Transformative Social Movements" at the Shaking the Foundations Conference at Stanford Law School. Professor Spade recently published his article "It's So Queer to Give Away Money" in Tikkun Magazine. 

Assistant Professor Jane Stoever helped organize the Second Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: "Focus Forward: Creating Safer Futures for Domestic Violence Survivors and Children" and spoke on "Legal Issues and Developments in Domestic Violence Law" at the symposium. She also presented "Intentionally Teaching Cross-Cultural Lawyering Skills Across the Clinic Curriculum" at the Northwest Clinical Conference. She presented her forthcoming article, "Freedom from Violence: Using the Stages of Change Model to Realize the Promise of Civil Protection Orders," which will be published in the Ohio State Law Journal.

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