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SU student named 2015 Goldmark Equal Justice Intern

Ingrid R. Zerpa will complete a paid, 10-week summer internship with Successful Transition and Reentry (STAR) Project in Walla Walla, Washington.

Professor Silverman named faculty director of Indian law center

Silverman is an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut. He is also an active tribal judge, who for the past 15 years has sat as an appellate justice on tribal courts throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Alumni win election to numerous judicial positions

In the most recent general election, countless Seattle U Law graduates were on the ballot for judicial positions. In King County alone, 19 of the 38 judicial candidates were alumni, and 17 were victorious.

Apply by Dec. 8 for 2015 Low Bono Incubator Program

The program is an innovative effort aimed at both serving the legal needs of moderate-income clients and nurturing the early careers of the law school's recent graduates.

Environmental law seminar sees river restoration work up close

On a rainy Saturday in October, a group of students left their laptops at Sullivan Hall, donned boots and wool caps, and made their way out to the Olympic Peninsula to witness the historic restoration efforts underway on the Elwha River. The students are learning about the restoration in a seminar called Advanced Environmental Law and Advanced Indian Law.

Professor Russell Powell appointed to university role

Seattle University appointed School of Law Professor Russell Powell as interim associate provost for global engagement. Powell has been at the law school since 2005. Much of his scholarship and other professional endeavors have been globally oriented.

Law student wins $10,000 grant for healthcare business

Law student Jeff Widmyer won a $10,000 grant from the Herbert B. Jones Foundation for completing a six-month mentoring program to develop his healthcare recruiting business, Ro Health.

Symposium imagines different future for Indian lands in trust

The care and keeping of 18 million acres of forest land, held in trust for Native Americans by the federal government for more than a century, will be the focus of an important symposium this week at Seattle University School of Law.

Law school offers space for King County juvenile diversion program

A life-changing program to divert youth from the criminal justice system now meets monthly at Seattle University School of Law.

Clinic helps innocent client obtain reparations from Mexican government

The Mexican government officially apologized to a man who was unjustly imprisoned for 12 years and was freed through the work of the law school's International Human Rights Clinic.

Law school programs aids Seattle foreclosure prevention outreach campaign

An attorney and students from the law school will aid city's effort to share free resources with struggling homeowners.

Native Law Scholarship renamed to honor Doug Nash

The Native American Law Scholarship offered by Seattle University School of Law is now named for Douglas R. Nash, the founding director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy who retired in June.

Poetry in prisons led 2014 Scholar for Justice to law school

Susy Sobel is Seattle University School of Law's 2014 Scholar for Justice. Her work teaching creative writing workshops in prisons and probation camps led her to law school.

Law school receives award for fight against domestic violence

Seattle University School of Law is pleased to join other community leaders and advocates in receiving a Take Action Award from the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Diverse class brings breadth of experience to law school

Seattle University School of Law remains the most diverse law school in the Northwest, with an incoming class that is 38 percent students of color and 52 percent women.

Rep. Adam Smith continues to push for release of clinic client Nestora Salgado

Congressman Adam Smith continues to push for the release of Nestora Salgado, who is represented by the law school's International Human Rights Clinic. Congressman Smith today spoke with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne about Nestora Salgado's case.

New directors and associate deans assume roles

The law school's Center for Indian Law and Policy and library have new dirctors, and two new associate deans have been appointed.

Corporate law experts visit for Berle Symposium

Two internationally recognized experts in corporate law will headline a symposium next week hosted by Seattle University School of Law's Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society.

Latino students learn IP law through Microsoft program in D.C.

Three Seattle University School of Law students had an extraordinary opportunity to explore intellectual property law and make valuable career contacts through the HNBA/Microsoft IP Institute in Washington, D.C. in early June.

Rep. Adam Smith visits law school to demand justice for Nestora Salgado

Congressman Adam Smith joined advocates at Seattle University School of Law today to speak in strong support of Nestora Salgado-García, the U.S. citizen from Renton who has been illegally detained by Mexican authorities since August.

Professor Anne Enquist receives writing award at D.C. event

Receiving a prestigious national award for legal writing education, Professor Anne Enquist recognized the leadership and faculty at Seattle University School of Law. "There really is something special going on at Seattle U," she said.

Anchorage satellite campus will be at Alaska Pacific University

In another major step toward bringing legal education to Alaska, Seattle University School of Law has reached an agreement to house its satellite campus at Alaska Pacific University.

Bree Black Horse '13 selected for federal clerkship

Bree Black Horse, a 2013 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, has received a prestigious federal clerkship working for the Honorable Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court in Great Falls, Montana.

Professors collaborate to examine costs of the death penalty

Professors from Seattle University and the School of Law will work together to study the costs if the death penalty were replaced with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Lorena Gonzalez '05 named counsel to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Civil rights attorney Lorena Gonzalez, a 2005 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, is the new counsel to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Presidential fellowship allows law student to give back

Fatima Dilek dreamed of a career in the Foreign Service where she could use her abundant language skills. Now she's one step closer to that goal after winning a Presidential Management Fellowship.

Professor celebrates Philippines typhoon recovery on Earth Day

Cliff Villa, an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, traveled to the Philippines to mark the reopening of the School of the SEA (Sea and Earth Advocates).

Unjust arrest leads law student to work for public defense

Law school might seem like an unusual place for a rebel. But Chinn's experiences as an active anti-war protestor — including a false arrest by state police and the discovery of a double agent among his anarchist buddies — led him directly to Seattle University School of Law.

Law student receives prestigious Harvard fellowship

This fall, equipped with a newly earned J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, 3L Quinn Dennehy will begin a prestigious Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard University, working toward a master's in education policy.

Foreclosure outreach project receives national recognition

A national clinical legal organization has recognized Seattle University School of Law’s outstanding work in helping distressed homeowners facing foreclosure.

Leadership for Justice Fellow will reach out to incarcerated youth

Marisa Ordonia, who will graduate in May, was selected for the two-year fellowship to work with TeamChild on The ReConnect Project, which will work to help incarcerated youth returning to their communities through direct legal representation and policy work to break down legal and societal barriers to success.

Natasha Martin named one of 50 most influential minority law professors

Associate Professor Natasha Martin has been named to Lawyers of Color's "50 under 50" list of minority law professors under age 50 making an impact in legal education.

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.

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