School of Law in the News

April 2010 

April 28

Everett officer didn't act in self-defense, jury decides

Everett Daily Herald
Professor John Strait comments on the difficult decision the jury had to make when deciding whether a police officer committed murder in self-defense.

April 21

'Noises Off' turns on the laughs

Seattle University Spectator
The School of Law's student group, "Stage Advocates," gives a hilarious performance of Michael Frayn's "Noises Off."

Innovative law clinic gives students court experience

Seattle University Spectator
Law students advocate for criminals with mental illness in the School of Law's mental health court clinic.

April 9

Farewell to Justice Stevens from those who knew him well

The Washington Post
Professor Andrew Siegel co-authors an op-ed piece on Justice Stevens' retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 7

Forty under 40

The Advocate
Professor Dean Spade is highlighted for his leadership in transgender issues.

Tax teachers of the year

TaxProf Blog
Professor Lily Kahng is named one of the 2008-2009 Tax Teachers of the Year by the AALS.

April 3

Capitol Hill law: Two young lawyers hang a shingle on the Hill

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
André Olivie '09 starts his own practce to help local clients with immigration law issues, and Cameron Collins '06 starts a firm in Bellevue to help artists and music labels set up royalties and copyright within contracts.

April 2

Beyond gay marriage

Indy Bay
Professor Dean Spade is a guest speaker in a radio documentary discussing the "Gay Marriage" movement.

April 1

Symposium explores queer issues

The Phoenix
Professor Dean Spade gave the lecture "Critical Queer and Trans Political Practice: Movement Infrastructure and Accountability" at the 2010 Queer Issues Symposium at Swarthmore College.

April

Student service permeates SU mission

King County Bar Association
Students at the School of Law are highlighted for their commitment to service.

SU symposium takes first steps to ensure equal access to counsel

King County Bar Association
Attorneys committed to ensuring that low-income people receive crucial legal services in civil matters gathered at the School of Law in February to collaborate and brainstorm ways to provide equal access to counsel.

Mark Niles named new dean at Seattle University School of Law

Washington State Bar Association
Mark Niles, an outstanding scholar and experienced leader, has been appointed dean at Seattle University School of Law, effective July 1, 2010. 

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