School of Law in the News

March - April 2012

April 19

Warlord's conviction gives hope to victims of his crimes

The Seattle Times
Assistant Professor Thomas Antkowiak, director of the Latin America Program, writes an op-ed explaining that the International Criminal Court has a historic opportunity to redress the victims of convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga.

April 18

Pot ban fuels cross-border violence

Victoria Sun
Professor from Practice John McKay writes that decriminalizing marijuana laws in Canada and the U.S. would protect public safety.

April 12

Wash. lawyers cut their bar association dues $3.6M

Associated Press
The WSBA may have to cut legal aid programs, such as the Moderate Means Program, after attorneys voted to reduce their dues

April 4

Filling a gap in legal coverage

The Seattle Times
The Moderate Means Program, a partnership between the WSBA and the three state law schools, is featured.

The Moderate Means Program is also discussed in numerous other media outlets, including Attorneys link with schools to cut rates for some clients in Puget Sound Business Journal and 350 Washington State Lawyers Volunteer to Cut Fees for Moderate Means Clients in ABA Journal.

March 24

Governor's judicial appointments keep court's gender mix intact

Kitsap Sun
Professor John Strait says the governor likely considers factors such as race and gender when making judicial appointments.

March 22

Transparency Grades

National Jurist
March 2012

March 21

How Breitbart and Arizona seized on "critical race theory"

Professor Richard Delgado is quoted in an article discussing critical race theory.

March 15

Shootings of 3 kids an anomaly, not a trend, say experts

Everett Herald
Professor John Strait comments on the legal implications of accidental shootings involving children.

March 8

Centralia business capitalizes on political frustrations
Professor John Strait says there is not a law that restricts selling clay targets that feature faces of prominent political figures.

March 6

Judge to decide if same-sex law 'redefines' the word marriage

The Seattle Times
Professor Julie Shapiro says that same-sex marriage supporters do not use the term "redefine" to describe the marriage equality they seek.

Law students train teens to staff Youth Court in Seattle focused on traffic infractions

ABA Journal
Seattle University School of Law students train teens to act as judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, bailiffs, court clerks, and jurors as part of Seattle's new Youth Traffic Court.

March 3

Before state's high court: role of race in identifying a face

The Seattle Times
The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality's filing of an amicus brief is referenced.

March 2012

Remembering the lessons of Gordon Kiyoshi Hirabayashi

King County Bar Bulletin
Professor Lorraine Bannai, director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, writes an article reflecting on Gordon Hirabayashi's life and cases.

SU/YLD social media event draws throng

King County Bar Bulletin
Bahareh Samanian, associate director of employer relations at the law school's Center for Professional Development, writes an article about the social media topics discussed at a recent event at the School of Law.

Gordon Hirabayashi: What the college student, client, and professor taught us about seeking justice

Washington State Bar News
Professor Lorraine Bannai's article appears in the March 2012 issue of the WSBA News.

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