School of Law in the News, 2010


Dean Mark Niles writes an article about supporting inclusiveness in the law, and he co-authors an op-ed about equal justice under the law. Professors comment on topics including wealth disparities in American cities, community notification of sex offenders, and district-only council elections. 

October - November

Professor Marilyn Berger’s film, "Out of the Ashes," explores the controversial September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, Professor from Practice Robert Boruchowitz argues against the proposed bail amendment, and Professor Lily Kahng discusses state tax initiatives. The four recipients of the School of Law’s full-tuition scholarships are also highlighted. 

August - September

Dean Mark Niles kicks off this year's Influential Voices series. Professor Paula Lustbader writes an article about ARC alumni, and Professor John McKay writes an Op-Ed on the U.S. marijuana policy. Also, professors comment on topics ranging from the 10th Amendment to resisting unlawful arrest. 

June - July

The School of Law establishes its Mental Health Court Clinic and Professor Janet Dickson writes an article about the School of Law's Global Law Brigades. Professors comment on topics including the right to counsel, parenting and lesbian families, and the complexities of product liability law. 


Professor Christian Halliburton is appointed to serve on the commission for Seattle’s Police and Fire Departments, and professors comment on topics including voting rights, antitrust investigations, and Medicaid laws affecting gay couples. 


The School of Law establishes the Mental Health Court Clinic, and professors comment on important topics ranging from gay marriage to police officers acting in self-defense. 


Professor Rafael Pardo comments on school loan debt and bankruptcy proceedings. 3L Kristen Tateishi is crowned Miss Pierce County 2010 and Lynn Fleischbein '99 is honored with the WSBA's Local Hero Award. Professors comment on topics including elections, public defense, the retirement of Justice Stevens, the new federal health-care law, and criminal law in Pakistan. 


Mark Niles is named dean at the School of Law, effective July 1 2010, and The Center for Indian Law & Policy at the School of Law offers alternative dispute resolution. Professors comment on topics ranging from mineral royalties owed to Native landowners and changes in Congress creating difficulties for Indian tribes to transgender rights. 


Assistant Dean for Student Financial Services Kathleen Koch comments on the devastatingimpact of suspending the state work study program; Professor John McKay talks to lawstudents at Arizona State University about politics in the courtroom; Adjunct ProfessorRandy Gordon is appointed to the state Senate; and Professor Bob Boruchowitz discusses theneed for lawyers for people charged with minor crimes and for juveniles at truancy hearings. 

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