Devon Knowles

Visiting Professor of Lawyering Skills

Biography

Prior to joining Seattle University, Devon worked as a public defender for The Defender Association (TDA), representing individuals in criminal matters as well as in involuntary commitment proceedings and in child-welfare proceedings. As an appellate attorney at TDA, Devon argued cases in front of the Superior Court and the Washington Court of Appeals. Before joiningTDA, Devon clerked for the Supreme Court of New Jersey, working exclusively on death penalty cases.

Devon is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was named a Kent scholar and awarded the Charles Evans Hughes Human Rights fellowship. While at Columbia, Devon served as an editor on the Human Rights Law Review and as a staffmember of the Journal of Gender and Law. Devon has published articles in the Human Rights Law Review and the National Housing Law Project's Housing Law Bulletin.

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-314
Phone: 206.398.4394
Email: knowlesd@seattleu.edu

Education

  • B.A., New York University, 2001
  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2006

Courses

  • Legal Writing I
  • Legal Writing II