School of Law in the News

December 2010

December 27

Wealth disparity persists in 'post-racial' America's cities

The Seattle Times
Professor Hank McGee writes as a guest columnist about studies that show that U.S. cities are becoming more dominated by whites as citizens of color are being pushed out to the cities' inner suburbs.

Two decades of sounding the alarm on sex offenders

Kitsap Sun
Professor Emeritus David Boerner is quoted about community notification of sex offenders.

December 17

Misdemeanors hurt local economies, poor people

Mother Jones
Professor from Practice Robert Boruchowitz's report, which proposes that local and state governments that are strapped for cash reclassify certain misdemeanors as non-criminal infractions, is reviewed.

December 6

Ensuring the promise of "Equal Justice Under Law"

The Seattle Times
Dean Mark Niles co-authors an op-ed discussing the challenges and importance of ensuring equal justice under the law. Washington State's three law schools are collaborating through a new "Race and the Criminal Justice System Task Force" that incorporates members of the justice system and the community.

December 2

Angela Rye named new CBC Executive Director, General Counsel

Politic365
Angela Rye '05 is appointed Executive Director and General Counsel of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 112th Congress.

Court, jail overload is putting true justice in doubt

USA Today
Professor from Practice Robert Boruchowitz's 2009 study, finding that the explosive growth of misdemeanor cases is burdening courts, is mentioned.

December 2010

Diversity and the law: Supporting inclusiveness at Seattle U. and in the law

Washington State Bar Association Bar News
Dean Mark Niles writes an article discussing this important topic.