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Professor Kirkwood testifies before congressional committee

Professor John B. Kirkwood testified before a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on April 3 about a proposed bill that would require the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to challenge mergers in the same way.

Professor Won Kidane wins Fulbright Award to study, teach in Ethiopia

Professor Won Kidane, who is fast becoming one of the most well-known and prolific scholars in the areas of immigration law and international arbitration and litigation, has earned a prestigious Fulbright Award.

Law students help refugees stay in the United States

When many students were taking a welcome break from their studies, eight Immigration Clinic students were fighting for their clients in hearings at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. It was a week well spent: All five of their clients were granted the right to stay in the United States.

Clinic announces breakthrough in Nestora Salgado case

A U.S. woman jailed in Mexico and represented by the International Human Rights Clinic is one step closer to freedom after federal charges were dismissed.

Corporate Counsel Awards honor law alumni

Alumni of Seattle University School of Law are leaders within the local legal community, and the Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized their talents and contributions in the latest 2014 Corporate Counsel Awards.

Law school thanks Appeals Court Judge Robin Hunt for supporting externs

The Externship Program will honor Judge Robin Hunt, Court of Appeals, Division II, April 4.

Lorena González '05 selected for leadership fellowship program

Lorena González'05, a respected civil rights attorney, will travel the world as a Marshall Memorial Fellow.

Professor Anne Enquist honored with national legal writing award

Professor Anne Enquist, director of Seattle University School of Law's top-ranked Legal Writing program, is the 2014 recipient of the Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education.

Legal Writing No. 1 again; Clinic ranked 18, and law school moves up overall

For the sixth consecutive year, Seattle University School of Law has the top Legal Writing Program in the nation, and its clinical and Part-Time Programs also are among the best, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools.

Seattle U students reach top eight teams for NALSA moot court

Jocelyn McCurtain and Drew Pollom advanced to the "Elite Eight" teams at the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.

Judge Anita Crawford-Willis named Woman of the Year

Judge Anita Crawford-Willis '86, a respected member of the legal community who is devoted to nurturing student leaders, is the law school’s 2014 Woman of the Year.

Latina/o Community Awards honor friends, alumni

The three people honored by the Latina/o Law Student Association this year are powerful advocates and friends of the Latino community, whether they're fighting for a diverse curriculum in Arizona schools, helping families at risk of deportation, or volunteering time and expertise at a Spanish-English Legal Clinic.

Law school hosts Solo, Small, and Mid-Size Firm Career Fair

The event is an ideal way for practitioners to connect with talented law students seeking career advice and insight about practice areas. The fair is also an easy way to recruit legal interns.

New clinic to help parents in prison stay connected to kids

Moms and dads serving time in prison will get legal assistance to keep their families together, as part of a new clinical course starting this fall at Seattle University School of Law.

Foreclosure documentary airs in Olympia

A film highlighting the personal stories of Northwest families facing foreclosure will be shown in Olympia as part of a program at Seattle University School of Law aimed at helping distressed homeowners.

Law student wins state approval for charter school

A state commission has approved seven new charter schools for Washington and one of them — a science- and technology-focused school in Kent — is the brainchild of a Seattle University School of Law student.

U.S. Sen. Murkowski, other experts confront challenges in the Arctic

Leading experts, lawmakers, scientists, and environmentalists, confronted the complicated and critical issues facing the future of the Arctic at a two-symposium hosted by Seattle University School of Law.

Associate Dean Paul Holland receives McGoldrick Fellowship

Professor Paul Holland, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Law, is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious McGoldrick Fellowship.

Black Law Student Association honors alumni, friends

A federal judge devoted to enriching the lives and careers of students. A corporate lawyer working to improve labor relations. An administrative law judge building ties to South Africa. And a public defender who's spent considerable time giving back to her law school.

Associate Dean Paul Holland receives McGoldrick Fellowship

Professor Paul Holland, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Law, is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious McGoldrick Fellowship.

Law school hosts meeting with EPA staff and community members

The School of Law will host an important public meeting with senior staff from the Environmental Protection Agency and community groups working on environmental justice issues.

Generous gift will fund two-year social justice fellowship

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of social justice champions Jim Degel '80 and his wife, Jeannie Berwick, Seattle University School of Law will offer a two-year Leadership for Justice post-graduate fellowship.

Civil rights pioneer Diane Nash visits law school

Civil rights pioneer and peace activist Diane Nash will visit Seattle University School of Law Jan. 17 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Fé Lopez '06 appointed to new post in mayor's office

Fé Lopez, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund and a 2006 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, is the new director of the Seattle Community Police Commission.

Law school will help four new attorneys incubate a practice

The Access to Justice Institute has selected the four recent graduates for the inaugural Low Bono Incubator Program.

'Terror in Twilight' report shows impact of Border Patrol activity in Forks

Seattle University School of Law students tell the story of how Border Patrol enforcement affects the lives of Latinos living on Washington's Olympic Peninsula in a new report released by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

Lucas Cupps takes over Center for Professional Development

Lucas Cupps, the new director of the Center for Professional Development, is familiar to many students and alumni who took Legal Writing from him.

Law school, student to receive Human Rights Awards

The social justice work of Seattle University School of Law and one of its students will be honored with Human Rights Awards from the City of Seattle.

Professor Steven Bender honored with award for teaching and service

Professor Steven Bender, a widely published author and a national academic leader on immigration law and policy, will receive the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Human Rights Clinic seeks release of woman illegally jailed in Mexico

The International Human Rights Clinic at Seattle University School of Law filed a petition today seeking the release of Nestora Salgado, who has been illegally imprisoned in Mexico for more than three months. The petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was filed by Professor Tom Antkowiak, director of the Human Rights Clinic and an expert in international law.

Law school hosts national Indian Law writing competition

Seattle University School of Law, through its Seattle University Native American Law Students Association and the Seattle University American Indian Law Journal, is proud to host the 13th annual Indian Law Writing Competition.

Alaska bar, courts support satellite campus

Plans for a satellite campus of Seattle University School of Law in Anchorage, Alaska, continue to solidify, with an agreement between the law school and the Alaska Court System and growing support from the legal community.

Summer Practice Academy for attorneys will launch in 2014

Lawyers will gain valuable expertise and skills through intensive and interactive certificate programs to be offered through Seattle University School of Law's new Summer Practice Academy, launching in 2014.

Law student-parents balance books and babies

Balancing the demands of law school with the demands of raising a family can be challenging. That's why students Brianna Johnston-Hanks and Erin Lecocq, both 2Ls, founded Parents Attending Law School (PALS), a group that meets occasionally to share stories, ideas, and support.

New programs offer job hunting secrets

Seattle University School of Law is helping students develop the job-hunting savvy they'll need in a competitive marketplace with two new programs — the Find a Job series of panel discussions and a robust mentoring plan for 3Ls.

Law school celebrates Pro Bono Week

Seattle University School of Law celebrates Pro Bono Week this week by highlighting the school's steadfast commitment to equal access to justice and community service.

Governor speaks to diversity conference at law school

Lawyers committed to increasing diversity and equality gathered at Seattle University School of Law for the 2013 Statewide Diversity Conference and a keynote address by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Incubator program will help recent alumni start low-bono practices

Recent graduates who want to start their own practices and serve clients of moderate means can apply for assistance from the law school's new Low Bono Incubator Program.

FMOP sponsors screening of foreclosure documentary

A film highlighting the personal stories of Northwest families facing foreclosure will be shown in Tacoma as part of a program at Seattle University School of Law aimed at helping distressed homeowners.

Robert Chang and Justice receive Goldmark Service Award

Professor Robert Chang, along with State Supreme Court Justice Steven González, will receive the 2014 Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award from the Legal Foundation of Washington for powerfully confronting racial disparity in the state's criminal justice system.

DOJ awards grant for Defender Initiative to improve public defense

The Defender Initiative at Seattle University School of Law and The Sixth Amendment Center in Boston have been awarded a $450,000 grant from the United States Department of Justice to continue their efforts to respond to the crisis in the public defense system.

Alumni director Fé Lopez honored for diversity efforts

Fé Lopez, the director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund at Seattle University School of Law, is the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Diversity Award from the Washington State Bar Association.

Faculty publish new books on range of topics

Faculty members at Seattle University School of Law have published compelling books on topics ranging from the Supreme Court and immigration to the Beat Generation.

Human Rights Clinic files petition in Puracal case

A petition filed on behalf of Jason Puracal by the International Human Rights Clinic demands an end to ongoing abuses by the Government of Nicaragua and redress for the many violations suffered by Puracal and his family.

Law school launches Low Bono and Solo Initiative

The Low Bono and Solo Initiative at Seattle University School of Law helps lawyers who want to start solo practices and help clients of moderate means. The program, which kicks off this fall, provides training, guidance, and resources.

Scholarship recipients bring broad backgrounds

A world-class gymnast determined to pursue land rights for the world’s poor. A legal outreach worker who relied on "the coconut wireless," or word of mouth, to communicate with homeless clients on the beaches of Oahu. An international businessman eager to learn more about the laws that govern corporations. These are the 2013-14 full-tuition scholarship winners at Seattle University School of Law.

Law school welcomes Class of 2016

This year's incoming class of about 230 students includes students from the full-time and part-time programs. As always, the School of Law draws students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Annette Clark '89 begins deanship at law school

Annette Clark, a 1989 graduate of Seattle University School of Law and a highly accomplished scholar, teacher and administrator, formally becomes dean today. She is the first alumna of the law school to be chosen to lead it.

Breakthrough law book addresses Asian American rights

"Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment," coauthored by Law Professors Margaret Chon, Eric K. Yamamoto, Jerry Kang, Carol Izumi and Frank H. Wu, has been published in its second edition.

Alumnus named outstanding adjunct faculty member

Chris Cunningham, a 1993 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, is this year's Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member. Cunningham is a partner at K & L Gates, with nearly 20 years of experience in corporate and transactional law.

Faculty votes to move forward with program tailored to Alaska

Alaskan students are a step closer to being able to earn law degrees without spending three years outside their home state, thanks to the unanimous approval by the Seattle University law faculty and a long-standing partnership between the law school and the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Law student selected to attend elite IP institute

Alejandro "Alex" Villegas is one of only 25 law students nationwide invited to participate in an immersive, weeklong intellectual property seminar this summer in Washington, D.C.

Professor Kirkwood wins award for antitrust article

Professor Jack Kirkwood won a Jerry S. Cohen Award for the best antitrust scholarship of 2012 for his article, "Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement," published in the Boston University Law Review.

Law students complete thousands of pro bono hours

In just its second year, the Pledge Pro Bono Program reported that 214 students — nearly a quarter of the student body — have taken the pledge and completed more than 9,500 hours this academic year.

Law school honors contributions of two retiring faculty

An accomplished constitutional law scholar and a clinical professor whose work ranged from courtrooms in Seattle to rural Latin America retire from Seattle University School of Law this year.

Graduate takes Street Law to Zambia

A 2012 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, Nathan Nanfelt received an $18,000 grant from The World Justice Project to create a pilot program of legal education in Zambia.

Student earns prestigious Congressional internship

Charisse Arce ’14 is one of just 12 students throughout the country selected for the highly regarded Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship. She will work with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs.

Civil rights clinic asks high court to protect employees from retaliation

The Civil Rights Amicus and Advocacy Clinic at Seattle University School of Law filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to safeguard anti-retaliation protections for employees who report discrimination.

Law school professors pursue appeal of Tucson ethnic studies ban

Anjana Malhotra and Robert Chang hope to prove that education officials in Arizona unfairly targeted a Mexican American Studies program.

Professor Annette Clark appointed dean

Professor Annette Clark, a 1989 graduate of Seattle University School of Law and a highly accomplished scholar, teacher and administrator, will be its next dean, effective July 1. She is the first alumnus of the law school to be chosen to lead it.

Technology links students with classrooms on East Coast

Two Spring 2013 classes at the law school are taking advantage of technology to enhance students' academic experience, using Skype every week to link up with classrooms on the East Coast.

Michele Radosevich '94 named Woman of the Year

Michele Radosevich, a leader in the Washington legal community, received the 2013 Woman of the Year Award from Seattle University School of Law and its Women's Law Caucus.

Latina/o Community Awards honor two alumni, judge

Two Seattle University School of Law graduates and a King County judge who supports the law school will be honored at the Latina/o Community Awards Thursday, March 14.

Law school names Leadership for Justice fellow

Diego Rondon Ichikawa has received Seattle University School of Law's prestigious Leadership for Justice fellowship, which will allow him to pursue wage justice for workers in Washington State and around the country.

Symposium explores the legacy of the Beat Generation

Professor David Skover and others will discuss his new book at a symposium, Mania: The Lives, Literature, and Law of the Beats, Friday, April 5, at Seattle University School of Law.

Mural shows importance of civility in the courtroom

There will be lasting evidence of the importance of civility in the legal profession when a mural is installed in Judge Mary Yu's King County courtroom in March. A reception marking the installation is set for 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Yu's courtroom at the King County Courthouse.

Margaret Fisher receives national civics award

Margaret E. Fisher, distinguished practitioner in residence and court program analyst with the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts, is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education by the National Center for State Courts.

Foreclosure mediation project continues with $100,000 grant

More distressed homeowners will have help navigating the foreclosure mediation process through a program at Seattle University School of Law funded by a grant through the Legal Foundation of Washington.

Korematsu Center takes lead in brief challenging indefinite detention

The Fred T. Korematsu Center has joined the challenge to the National Defense Authorization Act with the filing of a critical amicus brief in Hedges v. Obama, a case pending before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Students volunteer on immigrant worker project in Mississippi

Students Diego Rondon Ichikawa and Leticia Hernandez spent four days in Mississippi this fall, volunteering with the National Employment Law Project to interview low-wage immigrant workers who are victims of abuse and exploitation by their employers.

May '12 grad selected for fellowship to assist vets

Alex West '12, was selected as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with the Veterans Project at the Northwest Justice Project.

Students volunteer at immigrant worker project in Mississippi

Students Diego Rondon Ichikawa and Leticia Hernandez spent four days in Mississippi this fall, volunteering with the National Employment Law Project to interview low-wage immigrant workers who are victims of abuse and exploitation by their employers.

Law school honors veterans at reception

Students and alumni who are active duty military are invited to a reception.

Jason and Janis Puracal talk about fight for freedom

Janis Puracal '07 and her brother, Jason Puracal, talk about the ordeal of freeing him from a Nicaraguan prison.

Professor Lisa Brodoff named a Woman of Courage

Lisa Brodoff, director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, will be honored by the University of Washington Women's Center.

Jason Puracal talks about Nicaraguan prison ordeal

Jason Puracal, sister of Janis Puracal '07, will speak about his experiences at noon Oct. 22.

Student argues before Court of Appeals

Will Witherspoon, a fourth-year student at Seattle University School of Law, argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - the first time an SU student appeared before the appellate court.

Youth Traffic Court wins civics award from CityClub

Seattle Youth Traffic Court, in which law students advise high school students hearing traffic infraction cases, is among the programs recognized with a Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Awards presented by CityClub.

Red Mass will honor Justice Steven Gonzalez

The law school's annual Red Mass recognizes the contributions of the legal community and pays special recognition to Justice Steven Gonzalez, and advocate for justice.

Justice Charles Johnson honored for commitment to legal education

Tashington Supreme Court Justice Charles Johnson '76 received the 2012 John J. McAulay Legal Educator Award, a national award presented by Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity for "contributions to legal education upon a lifetime of dedication to the principles and ideals of integrity, compassion, courage and professional service."

John McKay receives Judge Learned Hand Award

Professor from Practice John McKay received the American Jewish Committee's Judge Learned Hand Award, which honors leaders in the legal profession who embody the vital importance of individual rights and democratic values for an orderly society.

Law school announces 2-12-13 full-tuition scholars

Seattle University School of Law is proud to introduce its 12-13 full tuition scholars. The law school gives two Scholars for Justice Awards annually to students who have a proven commitment to working in the public interest before and after law school and a Native Law Scholar Award to a member of federally recognized tribe.

Joaquin Avila receives Harvard Law Alumni award

Joaquin Avila, director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, has received the Harvard Law School Association Award - the law school's highest alumni award.

Symposium explores problem of domestic violence Sept. 6 and 7

Lawyers, judges, law enforcement, social workers, victim advocates, scholars and experts from around the country will explore the complex problem of domestic violence and potential solutions at "Intersections, Insights & Interventions: Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Symposium," at Seattle University School of Law on Sept. 6 and 7.

Annette Clark rejoins law school faculty

Former Vice Dean Annette Clark '89 will rejoin the tenured faculty at Seattle University School of Law.

Law school welcomes class of 2015

A diverse Class of 2015 joins the School of Law this fall. 

Korematsu Center joins fight to save ethnic studies in Tucson

Professor Robert S. Chang and Anjana Malhotra of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality are among a team of lawyers seeking to have declared unconstitutional the Arizona statute that has led to the elimination of Tucson's Mexican American Studies Program and the removal of books from its classrooms. They have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Law school hosts Supreme Court candidate forum Aug. 1

Seattle University School of Law will host a forum to educate voters about the candidates running Washington State Supreme Court on Wednesday, Aug. 1

Student earns national diversity scholarship

Daniel Lee was one of two students in the country to receive a $10,000 Law Student Diversity Scholarship from DRI.

Grad wins award for paper submitted to International Trademark Association

Sarah Hopkins '12 received the 2011-2012 Ladas Memorial Award for her paper on trademark law.

Law school launches mobile site

Smart phone users will now find a friendlier version of the law school's website when they access it through their mobile devices.

Fe Lopez named director of Alumni Relations

Fé Lopez '06, is the law school's new director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement.

Law school and University of Alaska Anchorage work to develop new law degree program for Alaskans

The School of Law and the University of Alaska Anchorage have signed a formal Letter of Intent to extend an existing partnership to include the development of a JD curriculum for Alaskans.

Fund established to benefit Nash family

Donations will assist the family of Doug Nash, whose daughter and two grandchildren died in car crash.

Law student receives KCBA Mary Ellen Krug Award

Isabel Cole, a 4L evening student, received the KCBA Mary Ellen Krug Award for excellence in labor and employment law. 

"Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi" is on display in the law library

"Ancestry is Not a Crime: A Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi," is on display at the Seattle University Law Library.  

Class of 2012 celebrates commencement

The law school awarded 271 degrees to the Class of 2012 Saturday, May 12 at KeyArena. 

Sid DeLong named Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence

Professor Sid DeLong has been named the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence at the School of Law for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.

Law school honors Legal Writing Director Laurel Oates with Holdych Award

The School of Law has established a new award in memory of Professor Emeritus Tom Holdych to honor exemplary service and transformational institutional building. The first recipient of the Holdych Award is Professor Laurel Oates. 

Law school sponsors alumni spots at ATJ Conference

Alumni can apply for a limited number of free registrations for the Access to Justice and Bar Leaders Conference. 

Student awarded Native American Congressional Internship

Bree Blackhorse, a 2L at Seattle University School of Law, received a 2012 Native American Congressional Internship from the Udall Foundation.

CLE and legal clinic aim to help homeowners prevent foreclosure 

The law school's Pre-Foreclosure Mediation Project has two upcoming events in Tacoma: a free CLE April 20 and a May 5 legal clinic. 

Women's Law Caucus honors U.S. Sen. Patty Murray

The Women's Law Caucus at Seattle University School of Law presented its 2012 Woman of the Year Award to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. 

Leadership for Justice Fellow will work to help formerly incarcerated mothers reenter the community

Elizabeth Hendren '12 was awarded the 2012 Leadership for Justice Fellowship to help mothers being released from prison rebuild their families through legal advocacy.

Law school to honor Joaquin Avila with Latino Amicus Award

Joaquin Avila, director of the law school's National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, will be honored by the law school for his lifelong work to ensure fairness in voting.

Legal Writing ranked No. 1; law school on the rise

Seattle University School of Law continues to rise in the overall rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report, and the Legal Writing Program was ranked No.1 in the country.

Professor testifies before Congress against detention law

Professor Lorraine Bannai testified before the United States Senate in favor of a law that would ban indefinite detention of Americans suspected of terrorism. 

Law school hosts international academic whistleblower conference

 The law school will host an academic conference focusing on scholarship and practical perspectives on whistleblowing from around the world March 23 and 24.

Events highlight importance of whistleblowing and whistleblower protection

A series of events at the School of Law will focus on understanding the phenomenon of whistleblowing and the role whistleblowers have in promoting accountability in government and business.

International Human Rights Clinic secures release for man unjustly imprisoned in Mexico

Mexican federal government representatives and officials from the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico, released a 63-year-old man who had been incarcerated for more than 12 years for a crime that he did not commit.

Law school partners with city to launch Youth Traffic Court

Teen drivers who admit they committed their traffic offense will have the opportunity to have their punishment set by their peers instead of a judge through a new Youth Traffic Court alliance among Seattle Municipal Court, the School of Law, and Garfield High School. 

"Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi" is on display in the law library

"Ancestry is Not a Crime: A Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi," is on display at the Seattle University Law Library.

Author to speak on Citizens United case that changed election spending

The author of a new book on the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision in "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" will speak at Seattle University on March 5. 

Diversity Week 2012 focuses on election issues

An election year offers an opportunity to understand how diversity plays a role on the election issues. 

Law school hosts Sixth Annual Solo, Small and Mid-Size Firm Fair

The Center for Professional Development at the School of Law invites lawyers to attend the Sixth Annual Solo, Small and Mid-Size Firm Information, Networking and Career Fair on March 6.

Workshop explores cultural importance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Scholars from around the country will discuss the implications of the classic novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," at a workshop at the School of Law on March 9. 

Law school honors courage of Gordon Hirabayashi at Feb. 11 event

The law school's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Ninth Circuit opinion in the Hirabayashi v. United States coram nobis case at a day-long conference. 

International CLEs offer lawyers chance to earn credit in Italy, South Africa

Seattle University School of Law continues to extend its global reach and now offers two international CLE opportunities. 

Civil rights leader Andrew Young visits law school

Former Congressman and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young will meet with students and faculty at the School of Law on Friday, Jan. 13.

Graduate builds a community of public interest lawyers in Arkansas

Three 2011 graduates have received AmeriCorps fellowships to work with another alumnus in providing legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable people in Arkansas.

Law school hosts Law and Development Conference Dec. 10

The Law and Development Institute and Seattle University School of Law will host a conference about global economic topics on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Food safety lawyer William Marler and author to speak Nov. 17

The School of Law will bring William Marler '87, the country's most prominent foodborne illness lawyer, to campus to discuss the importance of food safety on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Law school urges all students to Pledge Pro Bono

The School of Law launched a new Pro Bono Pledge Program to provide students the opportunity to help meet the needs of underserved communities and contribute to a more just and humane world.

Red Mass recognizes legal community and honors Justice Mary Fairhurst

Seattle University School of Law's annual Red Mass celebrated the contributions of the legal community, paying a special tribute to State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst for her steadfast commitment to justice.

State Supreme Court visits law school Oct. 18

The nine justices of the Washington State Supreme Court will travel to Seattle University School of Law on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to interact with students and hear arguments on three cases.

'Out of the Ashes' plays at the Gig Harbor Film Festival

Professor Emeritus Marilyn Berger's compelling film, "Out of the Ashes: 9/11," was selected to play at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. Alumni are invited to a special reception before the screening on Friday, Oct. 14. 

School of Law celebrates Red Mass Oct 6

The School of Law will celebrate Red Mass 2011 on Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Chapel of St. Ignatius at 5:30 p.m. A reception honoring Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst will follow at Sullivan Hall. 

Author of Japan's Women's Rights Clause to speak

Beate Sirota Gordon, who wrote the women's rights clause in Japan's Constitution, will talk about her experiences at a special lecture at Seattle University at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at Campion Ballroom. A reception will follow.

ARC celebrates 25 years of access and diversity

The anniversary celebration recognized the law school's ARC Access Admissions Program and its Early-entry predecessor and honored alumni who have enhanced the profession with their service. 

Law school marks Constitution Day with father of law-related education

The School of Law will mark Constitution Day with a program that celebrates the 100th birthday of the Dr. Isidore Starr, the father of law-related education, and explores the future of civics education.

Margaret Fisher receives 2011 Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Public Service

Margaret E. Fisher, a distinguished practitioner in residence at the law school who has run its Street Law Program for three decades, will be presented with the 2011 Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Public Service by the Washington State Bar Association. 

Faculty-staff giving campaign sets record

The 2010-2011 Faculty and Staff Annual Fund Campaign was the most successful in law school history with over 56% participation.

'Out of the Ashes' plays in NYC

As the nation commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Professor Emeritus Marilyn Berger is showing her film, "Out of the Ashes: 9/11," in and around New York City.

Scholars work to effect societal change

Seattle University School of Law is proud to announce its three full-tuition scholarship recipients for the 2011-12 year.

Law school joins consortium to innovate education

Seattle University School of Law has joined a consortium aimed at innovating legal education.

Law school welcomes class of 2014

The School of Law welcomed a diverse class of 2014 with the start of the fall semester August 22.

Joaquin Avila to receive prestigious award from Mexican government

Joaquin Avila, director of the law school's National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, will receive a prestigious award from the Government of Mexico in recognition for his work in the United States and its impact in Mexico.

Law school hosts symposium on improving domestic violence response

The School of Law will host the third annual comprehensive symposium examining problems related to domestic violence on Sept. 8 and 9.

Law school marks 25th anniversary of the summary judgment trilogy

A colloquium and lecture at the law school will reflect on the 25th anniversary of the trilogy of summary judgment cases and how they changed litigation.

Graduate earns fellowship to bridge medical-legal gap

2011 graduate Kevin De Liban has earned a fellowship to create medical-legal partnerships to serve poor and disabled people in eastern Arkansas.

Law Alumni Board thanks outgoing member, welcomes new

The Law Alumni Board welcomes John Worden '89, who will take the place of outgoing past-President Linda Strout '79.

Law school celebrates commitment to access and 25th anniversary of the Academic Resource Center

The School of Law will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Academic Resource Center.

Legal writing professors offered path to tenure

In a move that recognizes and reinforces the strength of its nationally acclaimed Legal Writing Program, Seattle University School of Law has created an opportunity for those teaching in the program to attain tenure.

Ethics CLE and reception with governor in Anchorage June 23

As part of its longstanding Summer in Alaska Program, the law school is cosponsoring a CLE and reception in Anchorage June 23.

10 students named to Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Ten Seattle University School of Law students were named to the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps, which provides law students with the opportunity to dedicate their summer to a legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

May graduate earns national fellowship

Reyna Ramolete Hayashi '11, earned the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship at Empire Justice Center in Rochester, N.Y. to combat wage theft.

Law school celebrates Commencement 2011

Seattle University School of Law conferred degrees on 265 graduates at 2011 Commencement Sunday, May 15, at KeyArena.

Teach-in, exhibits honor Japanese Americans forced from school

A daylong seminar on May 17 will help tell the story of the Japanese American incarceration and the Seattle University students whose educations were unjustly disrupted by it.

Law school offers alumni spots at ATJ conference

The law school offers alumni the chance to attend the annual Washington Access to Justice/Bar Leaders Conference in Kennewick June 3-5.

Summer in D.C. Program offers exciting opportunities

The School of Law launched a new Summer in D.C. Program to provide students vital career experience and the opportunity to network with legal professionals in the nation's capital.

Seattle University School of Law backs effort to award honorary degrees

Japanese American students whose educations were unjustly interrupted by the internment and incarceration will receive honorary degrees from Seattle University.

Law school mourns loss of founding faculty member Tom Holdych

Professor Emeritus Tom Holdych died of ALS on Easter Sunday, April 24.

Professor Annette Clark accepts deanship at St. Louis

Associate Professor Annette Clark has been named dean at St. Louis University School of Law.

Grant aids law school's voting rights work

The National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative received a $100,000 grant from the Open Society Institute.

Law Review's Colin Prince honored for legal writing

Colin Prince '10 received a prestigious 2011 Burton Award for Legal Writing.

Law school co-sponsors in-depth CLE on civility in Italy; info session April 28

The School of Law will continue its series The Civility Promise with an in-depth seminar in Tuscany, Italy in October.

'Out of the Ashes' selected for Politics on Film festival

Professor Marilyn Berger's documentary chronicling the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund will be featured at the 2011 Politics on Film festival in Washington, D.C.

Fellowship recipients will work for underserved communities

Fellowships awarded by the School of Law will allow two 2011 graduates to tackle difficult social justice problems.

John Mitchell installed as Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence

The School of Law celebrated the installation of John Mitchell as the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence.

Law school announces 2011 alumni award winners

The School of Law is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011 Alumni Awards.

Law Review Publishes issue focusing on work-family debate

The Spring 2011 issue of the Seattle University Law Review is available online.

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan named Woman of the Year

The School of Law and the Women's Law Caucus presented the 2011 Woman of the Year Award to Jenny A. Durkan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington.

Law school presents annual Latina/o Alumni Awards

The School of Law recognized two outstanding graduates and a friend of the law school at the second annual Latina/o Alumni Awards reception on March 24.

Former U.S. attorneys will discuss counter-terrorism

Capt. David C. Iglesias and Professor from Practice John McKay will discuss counter-terrorism efforts at a panel from noon - 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

Law school honors the life of Ramona Writt '91

The School of Law will host a reception on March 22 to honor the life of accomplished and beloved graduate and former faculty member Ramona Writt.

BLSA presents awards to accomplished lawyers

Two outstanding graduates of the School of Law and a committed friend of the law school were honored by the Black Law Student Association Feb. 22.

SU to award honorary degrees to Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II

The Seattle University Board of Trustees will grant honorary degrees to 15 Japanese American former students whose educations were disrupted by their forced removal in 1942.

Diversity Week offers wide range of events

Seattle University School of Law invites you to participate in a full schedule of events for Diversity Week 2011.

Professor Tayyab Mahmud awarded prestigious fellowship

Professor Tayyab Mahmud has been awarded the prestigious Princeton University Law and Public Affairs Fellowship for 2011-12.

Law school joins State Bar to increase access to legal services

The three law schools in Washington have joined forces with the Washington State Bar Association to address the systemic problem of access to the legal system.

Law school tackles civility in groundbreaking program

Professor Paula Lustbader has launched a pioneering program to promote civility in the legal profession.

Law school marks 25th anniversary competition named for former Dean Tausend

The School of Law marks the 25th anniversary of the Fredric C. Tausend Moot Court Competition this year, honoring past winners, judges and the man for whom the competition is named.

International Human Rights Clinic expands focus to Africa

Building on his experience with other human rights courts, Professor Tom Antkowiak and his students are helping a fledgling human rights court in Africa.

Student honored for social justice work

2L Alex West was named one of Seattle University's UnSUng Heroes for his work with the law school's Social Justice Coalition.

Student wins national scholarship

Priya Aggarwal, a 3L at Seattle University School of Law, was one of two students in the country to receive a UPS/NLF Gold Mountain Scholarship from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation.

Public screening of 'Out of the Ashes' set for Jan. 24

Alumni and community members are invited to a public screening of and discussion about the compelling documentary "Out of the Ashes" from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Seattle University School of Law.

Professor Hank McGee receives prestigious Ferguson award

Professor Henry W. "Hank" McGee, Jr. is the 2010 recipient of the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professors Delgado and Stefanic publish second edition of 'The Latino/a Condition'

A second edition of the critically acclaimed book, "The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader," edited by Professors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, has been published.

Law school seeks alumni input with survey

Seattle University School of Law wants to hear from alumni about the best ways to keep graduates engaged with the law school.

Generous gifts fund post-graduate fellowship, Korematsu teaching fellow

James Degel '80 and Jeanne Berwick have donated funding for a post-graduate fellowship and the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

Korematsu Center joins amicus brief in support of marriage equality

The School of Law's Korematsu Center joined civil rights organizations on an amicus brief in support of marriage equality.

SU Law students receive ABAWSSF Scholarships

SU Law students Amy Nguyen and Andrew Lee received the 2010 Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (ABAWSSF) Scholarships on October 18.

Law school organizes Northwest Clinical Conference

Clinical faculty from around the country will attend the Northwest Clinical Conference hosted by the School of Law Oct. 8-10 in Leavenworth, Wash.

Berle Center hosts film series: Revolution Now

The Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law and Society presents its 2010-2011 film series.

Powerful film "Out of the Ashes" explores 9-11 fund

A compelling new documentary, "Out of the Ashes" by Professor Marilyn Berger explores the controversial September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

CLE previews exciting U.S. Supreme Court Docket

A fast-paced program Oct. 8 will highlight the hottest cases currently docketed for U.S. Supreme Court review.

Dean Mark Niles kicks off Influential Voices series

Dean Mark Niles gave a lecture exploring questions related to the new focus on preventing future crime through the prism of a discussion of a book and film.

Law school launches Spanish for Lawyers course

Seattle University School of Law is thrilled to launch a new program to train Spanish-speaking lawyers to represent clients.

Influential Voices series features varied speakers

Seattle University School of Law proudly announces its 2010 lineup of speakers.

Faculty Workshop Series highlights scholarship

Seattle University School of Law is proud to announce its Fall Faculty Workshop Series.

Inaugural Berle Scholar brings corporate and international experience

Sonja Carlson is the School of Law's inaugural Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Scholar.

Native American Law Scholar works for empowerment

Bree Blackhorse is Seattle University School of Law's 2010 Native American Scholar.

Scholars for Justice fight discrimination and work for change

The 2010 Scholars for Justice at the School of Law bring international experience and a commitment to working for social change.

Scholarship recipients committed social justice, diversity

The School of Law is proud to announce the four recipients of the law school coveted full-tuition scholarship awards.

Symposium focuses on safer future for domestic violence survivors

Lawyers, social workers, and others committed to working to end domestic violence will gather for two days of intensive and cutting-edge panels and workshops at the law school.

Law school welcomes diverse Class of 2013, new faculty

The School of Law kicked off the 2010-11 academic year with the start of fall semester Aug. 23, welcoming 330 new 1Ls.

Professor Deirdre Bowen wins prize for article examining affirmative action

An article written by Deirdre Bowen won the Junior Faculty Writing Competition.

Law school welcomes new dean

Mark Niles, an outstanding legal scholar and experienced academic leader, has assumed the deanship at Seattle University School of Law.

Professor Julie Shapiro nominated for Public Justice award

Professor Julie Shapiro has been named a finalist for the 2010 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

Seattle University School of Law offers certificate program in Indian law

A new program will allow lawyers from around the country to gain valuable experience to specialize in Indian law.

Leadership for Justice Fellow will work to protect the rights of disabled inmates

A recent graduate who is committed to working with marginalized communities was awarded the 2010 Leadership for Justice Fellowship from Seattle University School of Law.

Law students helping elderly and disabled patients find services through program at Swedish

A new partnership between the School of Law and Swedish Medical Center will help connect elderly and disabled patients with vital home health services.

Law School dedicates new Annex

The School of Law Annex is now open less than a block from Sullivan Hall.

John Mitchell named Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence

Professor John Mitchell has been named the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence at Seattle University School of Law for the 2010-11 and 11-12 academic years.

Graduate earns prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship

A 2010 graduate of Seattle University School of Law won a coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work on projects aimed at ensuring that those convicted of crimes successfully re-enter society.

Students spend summer working for justice

Students committed to working for justice will gain valuable experience this summer through internships and fellowships.

Korematsu Center helps produce report on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

Seattle University School of Law's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality worked with the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) to produce "The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington."

Korematsu Center files amicus brief warning against bias based on national origin

Seattle University School of Law's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, joined by the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW), and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) filed an amicus brief in a child custody case warning against bias on the basis of national origin.

Dean Clark to speak at Ninth Circuit annual meeting

Interim Dean Annette Clark will speak on a panel about the future of legal education at the Ninth Circuit Lawyer's Annual Meeting. Lawyers and judges from the Ninth Circuit will meet Friday, April 30, at the United States Courthouse in Seattle.

Professor joins city's Civil Service Commission

Professor Christian Mukunda Halliburton was appointed to the city of Seattle's Public Safety Civil Service Commission. Mayor Mike McGinn made the appoitment to the commission, which administers the Civil Service system for Seattle police officers and firefighters and hears appeals in disciplinary actions.

Law school honors outstanding alumni

Three outstanding graduates of Seattle University School of Law were honored for their accomplishments and contributions at an Alumni Awards Recognition as part of Alumni Weekend.

Legal Writing Program again tops rankings

Seattle University School of Law continues to be at the top of the list of Legal Writing Programs, and its part-time and clinical programs are also among the country’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

Law school examines sustainability issues at summit

Legal, business and environmental leaders will gather at Seattle University School of Law for the Northwest Sustainability Summit Friday, April 16.

Two new professors join faculty in fall 2010

Two new professors plan to join the Seattle University School of Law faculty in the fall in the areas of trusts and estates and legal writing, further strengthening the outstanding pool of teacher-scholars available to students.

Law school honors outstanding Latina/o alumni

The Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Law were proud to recognize two outstanding alumni at the first Latina/o Alumni Awards Reception in March. The awards are presented to alumni who exemplify excellence and service in the legal community. The La Justicia Award was presented to Jesse Valdez '04, and the Spirit of Service Award was presented to Blanca Rodriguez '97.

Seattle University School of Law establishes pioneering Mental Health Court Clinic

As courts throughout the state and the country struggle with how to deal with mentally ill criminal offenders, Seattle University School of Law has started a groundbreaking clinic to train and inspire lawyers to practice in this important area of the law.

Career fair helps students look beyond the traditional

Representatives from companies and agencies ranging from Microsoft, Liberty Mutual and Boeing to the Drug Enforcement Agency, Seattle Police Department and the IRS will be on hand to talk with students about careers they can pursue outside of traditional law practice at an innovative program March 25.

Justice Barbara Madsen named Woman of the Year

The School of Law and the Women's Law Caucus will present the 2010 Woman of the Year Award to Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen at a ceremony March 25.

International Programs announce summer interns

The School of Law's International Programs announce its 2010 summer interns.

Immigration Clinic helps human rights activist stay in the country

A human rights activist who has lived nearly his whole life in the United States was saved from deportation by a student and professor from Seattle University School of Law's Immigration Law Clinic.

Margaret Chon installed as Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice

Professor Margaret Chon was installed as the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice March 4 with a lecture on Intellectual Property Equality. She holds the first endowed chair at Seattle University School of Law.

Student leaders elected

The Student Bar Association announces the 2010 - 2011 election results.

Law school initiative pursues civil right to counsel

Attorneys committed to ensuring that low-income people receive crucial legal services in civil matters gathered at Seattle University School of Law last month to collaborate and brainstorm ways to provide equal access to counsel.

Black Law Student Association honors founding members Hightower and Wineberry

Two accomplished graduates of Seattle University School of Law were honored by Seattle University School of Law and the Black Law Student Association.

Law school team wins best brief at nationals

A team from the law school came out on top of 28 teams at the National Moot Court Competition.

Lisa Brodoff assumes role as clinic director

Professor Lisa Brodoff is the new director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic.

Law school hosts tax workshop Feb. 5

Prominent tax scholars from the United States and Canada will gather at Seattle University School of Law Friday, Feb. 5, for an International Tax Workshop.

Korean Bar Association honors Professor Robert Chang

Professor Robert Chang will be honored with the President's Award from the Korean American Bar Association of Washington.

Latina/o Bar Association honors law school

Seattle University School of Law has been named Partner of the Year by the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW).

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