School of Law in the News

January - February 2011

February 16

Defining the obscene

City Pulse
Professor Richard Delgado is quoted in an article discussing the book "Degradation: What the history of obscenity tells us about hate speech." 

February 15

Officer who shot John T. Williams likely won't face criminal charges

Crosscut
Professor John Strait comments on the likelihood of the prosecutor charging the officer who shot and killed John T. Williams last year.

King County redistricting panel taps retired judge as leader

Sammamish Review
Distinguished Jurist in Residence Terrence Carroll is appointed Committee Chair by the King County Districting Committee.

February 2011

SU gifts fund post-graduate fellowship, Korematsu fellow

King County Bar Bulletin
Public interest lawyers James Degel '80 and Jeanne Berwick made strategic gifts to fund a post-graduate fellowship and further develop the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

January 19

Judge declines to delay Compton elections

Los Angeles Times
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and Director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative Joaquin Avila reacts to a judge's decision not to delay elections in Compton, California, where Avila argues that at-large elections for City Council weaken Latinos' voting power.

January 18

Compton's Latinos want council elections revamped

NPR
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and Director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative Joaquin Avila is a guest on a radio segment that delves into the controversy over elections in Compton, California.

January 14

Attorney for disadvantaged has fought for 'fair chance'

The Wenatchee World
Ernest Radillo '07 receives the city of Wenatchee's Civil Rights and Social Justice Award.

January 11

Best Public Interest Law Schools

preLaw Magazine
preLaw Magazine named Seattle University School of Law one of the best Public Interest Law Schools

January 3

NYCLA event - screening of documentary Out of the Ashes: 9/11

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
A screening of Professor Marilyn Berger's documentary film "Out of the Ashes" will be held in New York on Jan. 12.

January 2011

Igniting a culture of civility

Washington State Bar Association
Professor Paula Lustbader writes an article discussing the importance of civility and highlighting Robert's Fund, which is a small Seattle-based foundation devoted to fostering more civility.