School of Law in the News

February 2010 

February 22

Congress shake-ups affect Indian country

Indian Country Today
Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence Eric Eberhard is quoted in an article discussing how the recent changes in Congress will create difficulties for Indian tribes.

February 18

Judge allows testimony in transgender case

Court House News
Professor Dean Spade will serve as an expert witness for the plaintiff in the case of a transgender lesbian who was arrested at the Republican National Convention and claims New York City's law enforcement officers "subject transgender individuals to invasive, overly intrusive searches in order to ascertain their genital status."

February 8

Air Force secretary to headline symposium at Academy

U.S. Air Force
Interim Dean Annette Clark will speak at the National Character and Leadership Symposium, an annual event discussing the importance and challenges of moral character and leadership.

February 7

This confederacy of thieves

The Oregonian
Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence Eric Eberhard is quoted in an article discussing Cobell v. Salazar, a lawsuit alleging that the government absconded with mineral royalties owed to Native landowners.

February

SU law program offers ADR in Indian law

King County Bar Association
Director Douglas Nash and Professor Michael Mirande co-write an article announcing the creation of The Center for Indian Law and Policy's dispute resolution project at the School of Law.

Law school round-up

Association of Corporate Counsel Newsletter
Mark Niles is named dean at the School of Law; The Center for Indian Law & Policy at the School of Law offers alternative dispute resolution; and Professor Cliff Villa takes his class on a field trip to Idaho to learn about environmental damage and restoration.

Mark Niles named new SU law dean

King County Bar Bulletin
Mark Niles, an outstanding legal scholar and experienced academic leader, has been appointed dean of Seattle University School of Law, effective July 1.