2007 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.

December Graduation
The December 2007 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 22. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Seattle Westin Hotel.

What's Going on in Pakistan?
The law school denounces the attack on the rule of law in Pakistan. A faculty panel addressed the situation on Tuesday, November 13.

Informational Session for Global Justice Advocacy in Johannesburg, S. Africa Program: Students interested in this program are invited to attend one of two information sessions scheduled on Wednesday, November 28 at either 11-11:50 a.m. in Room C5 or 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 109. For more information, please visit the International Programs site or contact Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Thanksgiving Holiday Break: The Thanksgiving Holiday break for the School of Law is Thursday, November 22, through Sunday, November 25. Please note that there are no classes and administrative offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. Please check the Law Library for special service hours during this period. Have a happy Thanksgiving break.

Man Freed from Death Row Speaks
Kirk Bloodsworth, whose capital conviction was the first in the country to be overturned as a result of DNA testing, will speak at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 19.

Dean Joins City Police Accountability Panel
Dean Kellye Testy has been appointed to the Seattle City Council Police Accountability Panel to help examine the legal and organizational aspects of Seattle’s civilian oversight of law enforcement.

Prospective Student Open House: Come visit the Law School on Friday, November 16 to talk with current students and Admission's staff to learn more about the School of Law. We hope to keep this gathering intimate therefore space is limited to 70 people.

Practicing Public Interest Law
Professor from Practice John McKay and former Judge Don Horowitz will lead a symposium Wednesday, November 14.

Rio Program Informational Sessions:
Students interested in attending the summer abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, can learn more November 13 and 14...(Rio Program)

New Public Interest Site:
The Center for Professional Development is pleased to announce the launch of the CPD-Public Interest Web site. The Web site is dedicated to educating students about the ways that they can incorporate public interest into their practice and capitalizing on opportunities in the public interest arena. Included on the Web site are a searchable fellowship database, practice area overviews, and public interest-specific tips for applying and financing professional opportunities...(Public Interest Web Site)

State Bar Honors Dean:
Dean Kellye Testy received the 2007 President's Award from the Washington State Bar Association for her service...(WSBA Bar Award)

Alumna Linda Strout Honored for Leadership:
The School of Law and the Women’s Law Caucus will honor Linda Strout ’79 at the Third Annual Reah Whitehead Public Leadership Award Breakfast on Tuesday, October 30, at the Rainier Club...(Strout Honored)

New Law Review: Corporations & the First Amendment: Examining the Health of Democracy:
The proceedings of the October 20, 2006, Center on Corporations, Law & Society conference that included highly regarded scholars and experts have been published in a special symposium issue of the Seattle University Law Review...(First Amendment Conference Proceedings)

Scholars at the Law School:
Nationally known Professors Derrick Bell and Neal Katyal speak at separate events on Thursday, October 25...(Scholars Speak)

No Seat at the Table:
Douglas Branson will discuss his book that details how corporate governance and law keep women out of the boardroom at a conference on October 19 sponsored by the Center on Corporations Law and Society...(Branson Event)

Prospective Student Open House:
Come visit the Law School on Friday, October 12 to talk with current students and Admission's staff to learn more about the School of Law. We hope to keep this gathering intimate therefore space is limited to 70 people. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10.

The Supreme Court’s Worst Decision:
Paul Finkelman, recognized as the county’s leading legal historian, will present a public lecture on Tuesday, October 9 at 5 p.m. about the decision that legalized slavery...(Dred Scott Lecture)

Summer 2007 Lawyer:
Read about all the news and events at the law school, including the panel with former U.S. attorneys, the 20th anniversary of the ARC program, and a student-organized trip to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery...(Summer 2007 Lawyer)

Making a Difference:
Symposia with Adjunct Professor John McKay and former Judge Donald Horowitz will encourage students and lawyers to pursue public interest work, no matter where their careers take them...(Public Interest Symposia)

Promoting Diversity in Deanships:
The School of Law will host a workshop in September to help law school deans find ways to encourage members of underrepresented groups to pursue deanships...(Deanship Workshop)

Judge Yu Motion Calendar at SU Law:
On Friday, September 28, Judge Mary Yu of the King County Superior Court will be hearing her motion calendar in the law school courtroom. At present, the hearings are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., although the specific times may change. Observers are asked to read Judge Yu's memorandum regarding courtroom etiquette and protocol prior to attending the hearings...(Motion Calendar and Courtroom Etiquette)

Prospective Student Open House:
Come visit the Law School on Saturday, September 22 to talk with the current students and to learn more about the School of Law. We hope to keep this gathering intimate therefore space is limited. Please RSVP in advance.

Constitution Day:
In recognition of Constitution Day on Monday, September 17, the Law School will host a discussion between Professors Bryan Adamson and Jim Bond on the following question, "Must we take race into account in order to get beyond race?" The question arises out of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision striking down Seattle’s “race-as-tiebreaker” method of pupil assignment. The discussion runs from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room C5. Time will be set aside for questions from the audience.

PILF Summer Journals:
A group of Seattle University School of Law students are completing Public Interest Law Foundation summer internships. Read their journals, where they write about their experiences working at a variety of agencies dedicated to serving the good of the public...(PILF Summer Journals)

The School of Law's Growing International Reach:
Watch a video of Professor Ron Slye, Director of International and Comparative Law, talking about the law school's new Global Justice Advocacy program in South Africa, as part of his interview with Broadway and Madison, the university's staff newsletter...(Slye on Global Justice Advocacy)

Former Dean Fred Tausend Named Ninth Circuit’s Outstanding Lawyer:
Former Dean Fredric C. Tausend of Seattle, an elite trial attorney and early advocate of diversity in the legal profession, has been selected the 2007 recipient of the Ninth Circuit’s John P. Frank Award, recognizing an outstanding lawyer practicing in the federal courts of the western United States...(Tausend Honor)

Scholars for Justice:
Kevin DeLiban of Bellingham and Celeste Miller of Portland, Oregon, are the recipients of this year’s full-tuition award for students committed to working in the public interest...(Scholars for Justice Recipients)

Access to Justice Institute Director Named:
Diana Singleton '98, a lawyer with a deep commitment to equal justice, chosen to lead ATJI...(ATJI Director)

Dean Guides on Social Justice:
Read a profile about Dean Kellye Testy's commitment to social justice printed in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...(Law Dean Guides on Social Justice)

Celebrating 20 Years of Realizing Dreams:
The School of Law will celebrate 20 years of the Academic Resource Center with a reunion dinner and a CLE on Friday, June 29. All alumni and supporters of the program are invited...(ARC Celebration)

U.S. Attorneys: Roles and Responsibilities:
Former U.S. Attorneys John McKay, David Iglesias and Paul Charlton spoke about the controversy surrounding their firings at a law school forum on Wednesday, May 9; a video of the event is now available online...(U.S. Attorneys Event Video - Windows Media Player Format)

Law Student Diaries:
Hear what it's like to be an SU law student, as students write candidly about their journeys through law school – their struggles and successes and tips for students along the way...(Law Student Diaries)

Newsfl@sh, Spring 2007:
Read all the latest news from the law school, including a wrap up of the Women of the Year reception, faculty achievements and events at Sullivan Hall...(Newsfl@sh!)

Dean Hosts Legal TV Program:
Dean Kellye Testy is the new host of the TVW program “The Docket.” Each month, the show explores the court rulings, law school activities and other legal issues...(April's "The Docket")

06-04-07Law School Mourns Prosecutor Norm Maleng: Dean Kellye Testy and the school of law extend their condolences to the family of King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng and to his many colleagues throughout the state. Mr. Maleng died suddenly May 24. “He was one of the finest examples of a public servant,” Dean Testy said. “He encouraged our students to pursue public service, and indeed, many of our graduates went on to work for his office.” Mr. Maleng was one of the most highly respected leaders in the state’s criminal justice system, and he had a profound impact on the legal community and system of justice. He was widely known as a thoughtful and consummately professional prosecutor with unquestioned integrity and a passion for justice. Mr. Maleng was also a strong supporter and friend of SU, the School of Law, and our students, and was a friend and colleague to many of our faculty members. Please join the law school in offering our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Maleng's family, friends, members of the local criminal justice community, and the citizens of King County and the Northwest.

Visiting Professor John McKay Discusses Dismissal:
John McKay, a former U.S. attorney at the center of the national controversy over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, appeared on “Meet the Press,” and been widely interviewed by the press. View the March 25 episode of “Meet the Press” and read his comments in the New York Times. You can read more about the story and McKay’s career and comments in the Columbian.

Legal Writing Director Laurel Oates Honored:
Leader of top-ranked program received the award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education from the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement...(Oates Award)

Graduation 2007:
The Spring 2007 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Safeco Field...(Graduation Information)

U.S. Attorneys: Roles and Responsibilities:
Three of the former U.S. attorneys at the center of the national controversy surrounding their dismissal will be part of a public policy forum at the law school on Wednesday, May 9. The program will examine the misconceptions and disagreements concerning both the President’s authority concerning these public officials and their obligations respecting Administration policy and objectives. Panelists include former U.S. Attorneys Paul K. Charlton (District of Arizona); David Iglesias (District of New Mexico); and John McKay (Western District of Washington, now Visiting Faculty, Seattle University School of Law); James Eisenstein, Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University; Christian Halliburton, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law; Laurie L. Levenson, Professor of Law; and William M. Rains Fellow and Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School. Seattle University School of Law Dean Kellye Testy will welcome the distinguished speakers and audience.

The Story of Rachel Corrie:
Rachel Corrie’s parents, Craig and Cindy Corrie, will talk about their daughter’s life and the search for answers about her death at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 in Room C1...(Corrie Discussion)

Women of the Year:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to give kenynote address as law school honors environmentalists Patti Goldman and Martha Kongsgaard on April 5...(Women of Year)

ABA President to Visit Law School:
Dean Kellye Testy welcomes Karen Mathis to a luncheon and reception on April 4 to discuss youth at risk...(Mathis Visit)

"The Failure of Corporate Law":
Kent Greenfield, professor at Boston College Law School and 2007-2008 Center on Corporations, Law & Society Distinguished Faculty Fellow speaks on his new book at an April 2 lecture...(Failure of Corporate Law)

Racial Naturalization:
Seattle University will be hosting Devon W. Carbado, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, on Monday, March 26 at noon in Room 109 as he speaks about Racial Naturalization. Professor Carbado was elected Professor of the Year by UCLA School of Law Class of 2000, is the 2003 recipient of the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Harvard Law School's Black Law Students Association. Professor Carbado writes in the areas of critical race theory, employment discrimination, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and identity, and is currently studying African American responses to the interment of Japanese Americans. He is the Director of Critical Race Studies Specialization at UCLA Law and a faculty associate of the Center for African American Studies.

Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat:
The 9th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat, "Justice Across Borders" will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 at Seattle University School of Law. The Trina Grillo Law Retreat provides a unique opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented law students, faculty and practitioners to exchange viewpoints, explore career opportunities and formulate strategies for social justice. This year's retreat will focus on public interest lawyering that crosses international boundaries, with special emphasis on the challenges and satisfaction of representing clients who are not U.S. citizens. Brandt Goldstein, author of Storming the Court, will be the keynote speaker, giving a presentation titled "How Law Students Shut Down the First Guantanamo Detention Camp"...(Trina Grillo Program Materials)

Deepening Muslim-Christian Understanding:
The University is sponsoring a lecture by Professor John Esposito, an expert in religion, international affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown, entitled “Our Common Ground: Deepening Muslim-Christian Understanding.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 1 in Pigott Auditorium. One of the most important issues of the current day is how to cultivate understanding between the great faith traditions of Islam and Christianity. While there are tensions, antagonisms and misunderstandings between those in these traditions, there are also ways to build greater respect, appreciation and mutual understanding – to recognize common ground. This special lecture at Seattle University is intended to make a contribution to that effort...

"American Justice from Immigrants’ Eyes" Exhibit:
The library is currently hosting a traveling exhibit of photographs called “American Justice from Immigrants' Eyes.” This thought-provoking exhibit displays black and white photographs that photojournalist Steven Rubin took inside Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities. Steven Rubin comments, “[t]hese photographs, part of an ongoing documentary project, offer a rare view inside the agency, revealing part of its secret world. The images show places rarely photographed, reveal voices seldom heard and conditions scarcely seen. The work highlights those in detention, documents detention’s impact on family members, focuses on compelling stories of injustice and begins to convey some of the horrific, even un-American truths about immigrant detention.” This exhibit is located at the library's 2nd floor entrance and is on loan through mid-February...(Library Exhibits)

International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
Omar Dajani, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, will be giving a presentation titled "Shadow or Shade? International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" on Monday, January 29 from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in Room 109. Please note that the date has been changed from its original date of Monday, January 22.

Understanding the American Indian Probate Reform Act:
Doug Nash and Cecelia Burke, at the request of the Arizona State University School of Law's Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate, will be presenting a national symposium there on the American Indian Probate Reform Act on January 25-26, 2007. Confirmed to attend the symposium are 18 presenters and approximately 110 conference registrants that represent 12 states, 14 tribes and 9 agency offices of the U.S. Department of Interior. Dean Testy will give welcoming remarks and join ASU Law School Dean Patricia White in giving a presentation at the start of the symposium...(Indian Probate Conference Brochure)

The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights:
Professor Kenji Yoshino of Yale Law School will present on "Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights" on Thursday, January 11 from 5-6 p.m. in Sullivan Hall, Room C5. Professor Yoshino is a specialist in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature and has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Nation, The New York Times, and the The Village Voice.

Professor Honored:
Legal Writing Professor Anne Enquist will receive the Service Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research...(Enquist Honored)

Law School Closed for Holidays:
The law school will be closed from Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1 for the holidays. During this time all offices will be closed, and Sullivan Hall will be inaccessible. We look forward to serving you in the new year!

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