School of Law in the News

June - July 2011

July 27

County council approves legislation to restrict pre-trial release

The Seattle Medium
Professor Robert Chang testifies at the county council hearing on the proposed pre-trial release ordinance.

July 26

Unpaid tickets lead to drivers losing licenses

The Seattle Times
Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz says that nonpayment of traffic tickets should not be a crime.

July 25

Nearly 300,000 Washington drivers suspended for failure to pay tickets: part 2

National Public Radio
Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz advocates for decriminalization.

July 22

Where do (some) babies come from? In Washington, a new law bans anonymous sperm and egg donors

Time Healthland
Professor Julie Shapiro is quoted about donor anonymity and how the law defines family.

July 20

Riding the waves of the blogosphere

JTnews
Professor Julie Shapiro's blogging efforts are highlighted.

July 2

In Yakima, other areas, growing Latino population invisible politically

The Seattle Times
Distinguished Practitioner Joaquin Avila, director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, says that Latinos are politically underrepresented in Eastern Washington.

June 29

A precedent for Native Americans' religious freedom in Washington prisons

The Seattle Times
Director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy Douglas Nash's historical perspective on conflict between state and tribal leaders is mentioned.

June 23

The end of gender?

NPR
Professor Dean Spade's views on gender-based rights and policies are discussed.

June 21

Skagit County suit claims public defenders too busy to defend

Seattle Times
Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz of the law school's Defender Initiative comments on the the heavy workload of public defenders.

June 12

Districting's 'Special Master' has several masters of his own

The News Tribune
Distinguished Practitioner Joaquin Avila, director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, comments on Pierce County's redistricting process.

June 9

Advocates say new district will give Latinos a voice, opponents say system works fine

Yakima Herald
Distinguished Practitioner Joaquin Avila, director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, testifed in favor of a majority-minority district in Yakima County.

June 6

Groups seek Latino-dominant legislative district for Yakima County

Yakima Herald
Distinguished Practitioner Joaquin Avila, director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, is among those calling for a Latino-majority district in Yakima County.

June

Taking to task race and the criminal justice system

Washington State Bar News
Professor Bob Chang writes about the Taske Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System, which he co-chaired.

SU graduate fellowships promote social justice

King County Bar Bulletin
The law school awarded two fellowships to May graduates tackling tough social justice issues.

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