2004 News Archives

Items in the archive are preceded with the date they were removed from the main news page, and are listed in reverse chronological order.

Virtual Building Tour Released:
The School of Law is pleased to release a Virtual Building Tour. Using the latest Macromedia Flash technology, the tour showcases the law school's state of the art physical environs, including classrooms, offices, art, and student amenities. Please take a moment to explore the School of Law...(Virtual Building Tour)

Law School Launches New Web Site Design:
On Thursday, October 28, the Technology Department launched the new design for SU Law's online home. This Web site re-design adopts elements of the new color palette introduced in this year's print publications, and complements the University's new visual identity. In addition to new colors, the Web site features expanded navigation, including a "bread crumb" feature that illustrates your path through the site, and new photographs and graphics. Please take the opportunity to explore the new site!

December Graduation:
The December 2004 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 18. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. at The Westin Hotel. A Baccalaureate Mass will be held on campus on Friday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Ignatius. A reception for graduates and guests will follow at 7:00 p.m. in Sullivan Hall...(Graduation Information)

Dean Search Finalists:
The Seattle University School of Law Dean Search Committee completed a very successful interview trip to Chicago. They were impressed with the high caliber of the candidate pool, and believe that it reflects the growing reputation of Seattle University and the School of Law. Five finalists have been chosen and will participate in a two-day on-campus interview process to occur over the course of November and early December.

Professor Skover Honored by ACLU:
Congratulations to Professor David Skover, who will receive the ACLU's Civil Libertarian Award at the ACLU of Washington's Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner on Saturday, October 23...(ACLU's Press Release)

Introducing a New Faculty News Feature:
Seattle University School of Law is proud of its faculty's achievements. That news has always been shared in a variety of ways, but this feature will now digest news of scholarship, appointments, awards, accomplishments, and professional activities in one convenient place on the law school's Web site...(SU Law Faculty News)

Dean Search:
Seattle University seeks an individual with integrity, vision, and enthusiasm to be the next dean of the School of Law, effective July 1, 2005. Candidates for the deanship should possess a distinguished academic career and experience in legal education commensurate with appointment to tenured faculty rank, and must also demonstrate strong leadership, fund-raising, collaborative, interpersonal, and administrative skills...(Full Dean Search Announcement)

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal Studies
is Seattle University School of Law's first graduate program, a program designed for students who have received their law degrees from institutions outside of the United States, and who now wish to study the American legal system. The inaugural class will begin in fall 2003…

Law Review Authors' Series Part III:
Part III will be on November 18, James A. Pautler, a research and technical editor, will present his article, “You Know More Than You Think: State v. Townsend, Imputed Knowledge, and Implied Consent Under the Washington Privacy Act.” James will debate the merits of his article with Ms. Susan Storey, a senior deputy prosecuting attorney with the Fraud Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. This event will take place at 6 p.m. in Room C6 in Sullivan Hall.

Supreme Court Candidate Forum:
The School of Law hosted a very successful Candidate Forum on Friday, October 22, for the candidates for the contested Supreme Court positions on the November ballot. About 75 persons were present for the program. This event was an opportunity for significant exposure for Seattle University School of Law. Each of the candidates noted that no other law school or organization had taken the initiative to set up this kind of opportunity for the candidates and for the electorate. TVW filmed the forum and will broadcast the tape Monday, October 25 on TVW at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, October 26 between 10:30-11:00 a.m., following the live coverage of the Supreme Court cases...(Forum Details and Photos)

SU Web Site Spotlights the History of Seattle University:
A new Web feature called "A History of Excellence" is an interactive look at Seattle University's past. It uses video clips, text, and photos to tell the story of the people and events that shaped our institution. Highlights of the feature include: stories of pride and accomplishment, snapshots of student life through the years, video interviews with faculty and staff, and profiles of famous alumni…(History of Excellence)

SU Law Students Win ABAW Scholarships:
At its sixteenth annual dinner held on October 21, the Asian Bar Association of Washington awarded four scholarships to Washington law students. Three of those scholarships went to Seattle University School of Law students: Stella Cheung, Catherine LeVuong, and Maili Barber...(Student Recipient Bios)

Law Review Authors' Series Part II:
Part II of the Law Review Authors' Series will be Thursday, October 28, at 6 p.m. in Sullivan Hall, room C1. This month's author is Gordon B. Hill, an associate editor. He will present his article, “The Use of Pre-Existing Exclusionary Zones as Probationary Conditions for Prostitution Offenses: A Call for the Sincere Application of Heightened Scrutiny.” One free CLE credit is offered...(Law Review Author Series Part II)

Prospective Student Open House:
Come visit the Law School on Friday, November 5 to talk with the Admission's staff and current students, and to learn more about the School of Law. We hope to keep this gathering intimate therefore space is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 2...

Funding Public Defense CLE:
Two distinguished panels will present their views and potential solutions to the current public defense crisis in Washington State’s criminal justice system at the Washington Chapter of the American Judicature Society’s annual meeting on Friday, October 22, at the University of Washington Law School. Members of the bar and the public are invited to this free half-day program...(Public Defense CLE Information)

Prospective Student Open House:
Come visit the Law School on Saturday, October 23 to talk with the Admission's staff and current students, and to learn more about the School of Law. Attendance is limited to 150; please RSVP by Wednesday, October 20...

Prospective Student Open House:
Come visit the Law School on Friday, October 15 to talk with the Admission's staff and current students, and to learn more about the School of Law. An RSVP is required. Attendance is limited to 30, so RSVP early...

CCLS Guest Speaker Michelle Chan-Fishel on “Promoting Corporate Responsibility Through Shareholder Activism”:
Michelle Chan-Fishel is the coordinator of Friends of the Earth’s Green Investments Project, which brings environmental advocacy to Wall Street. Ms. Chan-Fishel will talk on Monday, September 27, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. about how shareholder activism and improved corporate disclosure are being used successfully to promote corporate social and environmental responsibility...(CCLS Upcoming Events)

New Faculty for 2004-2005:
The School of Law is pleased to announce several additions to its faculty ranks for the 2004-2005 academic year…(New Faculty Profiles)

PILF Summer Journal Project:
The School of Law is pleased to announce the return of this online journal venture featuring journal excerpts from various 2004 Public Interest Law Foundation summer grantees, based on their summer public interest work experience…(PILF Summer Journal Project)

Law School Professors Attend Legal Writing Institute Conference:
More than 475 law school professors from 137 law schools spent the week of July 18, 2004 at Seattle University School of Law celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Legal Writing Institute. The Institute was founded in 1984 by Seattle University professors Laurel Currie Oates, Chris Rideout, and Anne Enquist...(LWI Conference Recap)

Prospective Student Open House:
Come visit the Law School on Friday, September 24 to talk with the Admission's staff and current students, and to learn more about the School of Law. RSVP by September 22, attendance is limited to 30...

New Student Health Insurance Information:
If you currently have health insurance coverage, we recommend that you retain your present policy. In the event you do need health and accident insurance, there are two programs currently available to you and your family. One is offered through the American Bar Association/Law Student Division the other through Seattle University. Somerton's brochure is available on their Web site, and ABA brochures are available to pick up from the student services information wall. Should you have questions regarding these programs please see www.somerton-ins.com/~seattleu/law (Seattle University Plan) or The American Bar Association at (800) 767.0700.

Prospective Student Open House:
Come visit the Law School on August 11 to talk with the Admission's staff and current students, and to learn more about the School of Law. RSVP by August 10, attendance is limited to 60...

McQueen Named to National Center for State Courts:
Mary C. McQueen, an adjunct faculty member at the School of Law teaching in the area of judicial administration, has been named to head the National Center for State Courts…(McQueen Press Release)

Gonzalez Selected as Supreme Court Fellow:
Professor Carmen Gonzalez has been selected as one of four U.S. Supreme Court fellows for the 2004-2005 academic year. The Fellows Program enables outstanding individuals from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds to conduct research and participate in special projects in support of the work of the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary...(Gonzalez Press Release)

Financial Aid Fraud:
The financial aid community has received notice that someone is impersonating a U.S. Department of Education official and is offering students grants, then asking for bank account numbers so a processing fee can be charged. The claim is fraudulent and no such program exists. Furthermore, one should never provide their bank account or credit card information over the phone unless they initiate the call and trust the company they are calling…(Financial Aid Scam Information)

9th Annual Bridge the Legal Research Gap:
Mark your calendars! Seattle University Law Library and the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library will present the 9th Annual Bridge the Legal Research Gap program on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at the Gates Hall on the University of Washington campus from noon to 5 p.m. Bridge the Gap is a program designed to give students a refresher course on key research skills needed for summer legal employment. The program is free. Last year, over 100 registrants included law students from schools around the country working at various local law firms, companies, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. We anticipate that this year's Bridge the Gap will serve an equally diverse group of students...(More Information and Registration)

The Second Annual Directors Training Academy:
On June 4, 2004, the Center on Corporations, Law & Society will host this one-day training seminar for corporate directors, executives, and counsel on emerging issues in corporate governance...(Directors Training Academy Information)

More Well-Deserved Recognition for Professor Skover's Trials of Lenny Bruce:
The School of Law is pleased to announce that Professor David Skover's recent book, The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall & Rise of an American Icon, has won the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Book Award for 2004 for the categories of Biography and Law. The award ceremony will be held in New York City on May 24, 2004.

Graduation 2004:
The Spring 2004 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 15. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Safeco Field...(Graduation Information)

Law Library Installs New Exhibits:
The Law Library has created two new exhibits commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The physical exhibit is housed in the display cases in the fourth floor Dolliver reading room. It features a timeline, photos, documents, news clippings and recent works on Brown and the civil rights movement. An online exhibit complements this physical exhibit. Online, the Library has combined images, text, and links to create a rich environment in which to explore Brown and the civil rights movement. Librarian Kerry Fitz-Gerald created the physical exhibit in collaboration with second year law student Katie Brown, and the online exhibit in collaboration with Web developer Karla Heng...(Online Brown Exhibit)

Article on Virtual Tours Prominently Features SU Law Library:
The Law Library Resource Xchange features an article Virtual Tours and Law Library Websites which highlights the SU Law Library virtual tour. The article states, "It is no surprise that the American Association of Law Libraries gave the virtual tour at the Web site of Seattle University Law Library the Excellence in Marketing Award in the Best Use of Technology category this year since it is a multimedia presentation second to none."…(Virtual Tours Article)

Enquist as Plenary Speaker:
Anne Enquist, Writing Advisor, was a plenary speaker at the National Conference of Law Reviews in San Antonio, Texas, on March 25. Professor Enquist's topic was "Substantive Editing vs. Technical Editing: How Law Review Editors Do Their Job."

International Congress of Comparative Legal Systems and Cultures:
Through the invitation of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Dean Rudolph Hasl participated from February 11 to 15 in an International Congress of Comparative Legal Systems and Cultures in Mexico City. He participated in two sessions, Transicion y Cambio de las Culturas Juridicas and Educacion y Profession Juridicas. His topics were "The Process of Transformation in Mexico from from an Inquisitorial to an Adversarial Model in Criminal Procedure" and "The Accreditation Process within the United States."...(About the Congress)

Law Library Receives Donation From Mexican Consul:
On Tuesday, December 9 at a reception hosted by Dean Hasl, Jorge Madrazo-Cuellar, the Mexican Consul in Seattle, presented Kristin Cheney, Executive Law Librarian with a donation from Doctor Diego Valadés, Director of the Institute for Legal Research of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (National Autonomous University of Mexico)…(Remarks and Details)

ATJI Reflective Seminars Film Series Begins January 27:
The Reflective Seminars is a human rights film series open to law students and the community at large. Through the Reflective Seminars, the Access to Justice Institute aims to generate dialogue that informs and prepares future lawyers to address human rights problems in our own communities. The first film is on African American Slavery. “Abolition: Broken Promises” will be shown on Tuesday, January 27, from 4 - 6 p.m. in room C5...(Reflective Seminars Information)

Lenny Bruce Pardoned Thanks in Part to Professor Skover:
Comedian Lenny Bruce was convicted in 1964 on obscenity charges. Professor David Skover led a six-month crusade to get this charge overturned, and the pardon came on Tuesday, December 23, 2003, from New York Governor George Pataki. "Lenny Bruce paid the dues, and no one has been arrested since him; (performers) are free because of him," said Skover, co-author of "The Trials of Lenny Bruce" (Sourcebooks). The full article can be read in the December 25 issue of the Seattle Times; a free registration is required.

CCLS Speaker Series Kick-Off with Robert C. Hinkley on Corporate Citizenship:
The Center on Corporations, Law & Society welcomes Robert Hinkley, a corporate securities law expert formerly with Skadden Arps who now advocates for legislative changes that encourage rather than inhibit corporate social responsibility. Please join us on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in Room C1, followed by a reception on the Second floor gallery...(CCLS Events page)

SU Student's Article Figures Prominently in Guam War Claims Commission Proceedings:
An article published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice by Jesse Souki, 3L, entitled The Forgotten Heroes: Reparations for Victims of Occupied Guam During World War II, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 573, has become critical to the work of several of those involved in the Guam War Claims Review Commission. Several persons involved in the Commission's work have cited the article as a valuable resource, and Mr. Souki has been notified that the article will become a part of the Commission's permanent record. The Commissions final report is expected in the summer of 2004.

SU Law Professors Involved in Landmark Case:
The Unocal oil company is about to become the first corporation in history to stand trial in the United States over human rights violations abroad. Professors Kellye Testy and Julie Shapiro are helping to make history in the shocking case, in which corporate partners used Myanmar's notoriously brutal military regime to provide "security" for a natural gas pipeline project in the remote Yadana region near the Thai border…(Seattle P-I Article)

Center on Corporations, Law & Society:
The School of Law is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative at the Law School: the Center on Corporations, Law & Society. The Center was established in 2003 to foster non-partisan, interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue about the extent to which corporations operate in a manner that maximizes their positive contributions while also protecting the interests of other stakeholders and public interest values. The Center supports faculty research and student education; provides expertise to those working on the front lines of issues involving corporations, law and society; and promotes opportunities for education and discussion through speakers, a film series, conferences and symposia. For more information, visit the Center’s Web site.

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