2008 News Archives

Scholars for Justice bring broad experience
Two women dedicated to providing better health care and housing for vulnerable populations have been named Scholars for Justice at Seattle University School of Law.

Class action funds help support Predatory Lending Clinic
The Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic has received a cy pres award to support the work of the Predatory Lending Clinic.

School of Law co-hosts attorney general candidate debate Oct. 13
The School of Law, along with CityClub and the Seattle Times, will co-host a debate between the Attorney General Rob McKenna and challenger Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg.

Future of the legal course book workshop a huge success
Legal experts debated the future of printed books at a workshop at the law school organized by Deans Kellye Testy (Seattle University School of Law) and Ed Rubin (Vanderbilt), Ron Collins (First Amendment Center), and Professor David Skover.

Law school welcomes students from 40 states and seven countries
The class of 2011 is one of the most geographically diverse in the law school's history. Read more about this year's incoming class and orientation activities.

2008 James E. Bond Moot Court Competition
The fifth annual James Bond Moot Court Competition took place in the law school’s Justice Fred H. Dore Courtroom on Tuesday, September 16.

California Supreme Court Justice Moreno to speak
Associate Justice Carlos Moreno of the California Supreme Court will visit the law school on September 11.

New professorship honors excellence in teaching
Dean Kellye Testy announced that Mark Chinen will be the first recipient of the William C. Oltman Professorship of Teaching Excellence.

Law school recognizes contributions to transforming legal education
Professors Roy Stuckey and Judith Wegner were honored at a law school reception in conjunction with the Legal Education at the Crossroads conference.

Legal writing professors collect thousands of books to send to Africa
The Legal Writing faculty spearheaded a book drive that gathered nearly two tons of needed law books to be distributed to law schools in Africa. Boeing and Kenya Airways cooperated to ship the books.

Report Details Human Rights Violations at Northwest Detention Center
A report on human rights violations at the Northwest Detention Center, conducted by the law school’s International Human Rights Clinic and OneAmerica, will be released at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, at the law school.

Public Defense in Misdemeanor Cases
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Defender Initiative at Seattle University School of Law hosted conferences at the law school July 11 and earlier in New York to examine the strengths and weaknesses of misdemeanor public defense in the United States and to develop recommendations for improvement. The conferences will be a key part of a project that will include site visits in eight states and a review of case law and publications related to provision of misdemeanor public defense

Law school welcomes new career faculty
School of Law welcomes seven distinguished faculty members in fall 2008.

Bar associations honor Dean Testy
The Loren Miller and King County Bar Associations recognize dean's commitment to legal profession and justice system.

PILF Summer Journals
A group of Seattle University School of Law students are participating in 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.

A Spectacular Celebration
Read about the law school's 35th anniversary celebration and view photos from the gala.

Alumni honored
Judge Anita Crawford-Willis '86 and Karen Murray '91 were recognized for their contributions to youth in the community at the annual Black Law Student Association alumni reception.

Dean announces chair and professorships
Faculty chair and professorships embolden Seattle University School of Law's twin priorities of academic excellence and education for justice.

Race, Justice and the Military
The law school will host a panel discussion as part of a tribute to the veterans of the 1944 Fort Lawton Court Martial at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Pigott Auditorium.

King County Superior Court Night Court Session
King County Superior Court Judge Mary I. Yu will hold a special night court motions session at Seattle University School of Law on Monday, June 30.

Directors Training Academy
The sixth annual DTA, "Adding Value through Legal, Ethical, and Responsible Governance" hosted by the Center on Corporations, Law & Society is June 12, at the law school.

Conference on Catholic Legal Thought
The 2008 Summer Institute Conference on Catholic Legal Thought will be held May 28-30 at Seattle University School of Law. The four topics for this year will be: Teaching and Our Pastoral Role, Catholic Thought and Legal Theory, Scholarly Career Planning as a Christian, and Works in Progress.

Professor Speaks at Town Hall
Professor John Mitchell will moderate a panel exploring both sides of assisted suicide debate May 28.

Graduation 2008
The Spring 2008 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Safeco Field.

35 Years of Excellence
Law school celebrates its roots and looks toward the future.

Law School Hires Renowned Scholars
Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic will join the faculty of Seattle University School of Law in the fall.

35th Gala Celebration
A performance by the Seattle Symphony highlights a special night for the law school on Friday, April 25 at Benaroya Hall.

Public Interest Pioneer
Charlie Halpern, one of the founders of the Center for Law and Social Policy, will discuss his new book about “activism and the practice of wisdom,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in Room 109.

South Africa Program Application Deadline Extended
The application deadline for the S. Africa Program has been extended to Friday, April 18, 2008. Notification of acceptance to the program will be based on a rolling admission; early application is encouraged.

Who's Minding the Store?
National conference explores the current state of food safety and how it can be improved April 11 and 12.

Goldmark Award
John McKay honored for his commitment to equal justice.

Expert on World Economies to Speak
Ha-Joon Chang, one of the world’s leading scholars on economics and development, will talk about his new book, “Bad Samaritans — The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3.

Principled Service
John McKay and Don Horowitz culminate their popular “Making a Difference” series on Tuesday, March 25 with an exploration of opportunities for service.

Pluralism, Religion and the Law
A conference on the intersection of identity, faith and legal reasoning will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at the law school.

Improving Public Defence
Visiting Clinical Professor Bob Boruchowitz is leading a national project aimed at providing better representation for people accused of misdemeanor crimes.

Application Deadline Approaches
A reminder, applications for the 2008-2009 school year are accepted through March 1.

Public Interest and You
Law school hosts A Week about How to Make your Public Interest Plans a Reality February 25 through March 1, including a visit by Heather Jarvis from Equal Justice Works.

What is to be done with 'Terrorists'?
Distinguished panel addresses treatment of detainees and terrorism suspects at forum February 29.

Making a Difference
Professor from Practice John McKay and Former Judge Don Horowitz hold their third seminar on public interest law on February 28.

State Supreme Court Visits Law School
The Washington State Supreme Court will visit Seattle University School of Law on February 25 and 26. The justices will hear oral arguments in the law school’s Fred H. Dore Courtroom beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 26. Students and faculty are invited to attend. The justices also will speak with students, visit classes and attend other events with Dean Kellye Testy and the faculty during their visit. For more information on those programs, contact Leann Wagele at wagelel@seattleu.edu.

Globalization and Justice
The School of Law co-hosts a conference that will bring together faculty members at Seattle University who have worked in global contexts to encourage in-depth conversations about what it means to do global scholarship at a university that is dedicated to empowering leaders for a just and humane world on February 21-22.

Pakistan’s Best Chance
Associate Dean and Professor Tayyab Mahmud will moderate an event on the situation in Pakistan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 in Pigott Auditorium. Wendy Chamberlin, president of the Middle East Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, will speak. The event is a presentation of the World Affairs Council of Seattle in collaboration with SU, UW, King County Bar Association and Microsoft.

Congratulations to the 2008 Tausend Moot Court Winners
2L Greta Smith won the 2008 Fredric C. Tausend Moot Court Competition at Seattle University School of Law. Janna Oswald, 2L, was the runner-up.

Brown Undone?
February 8-9 symposium explores ramifications of Seattle School District race ruling.

Chiappinelli is Creighton's New Dean
Associate Dean and Professor Eric Chiappinelli was named the new dean of Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska.

Rio Program Information Sessions
Two information sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, February 6 from 2 to 2:50 or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Courtroom. Professor Carmen Gonzalez, Associate Dean Donna Deming and Paula Nagel from Student Financial Services will be present at the sessions to answer your questions. Contact Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu for more information.

Equal Justice Works Honors
A student and recent graduate have been selected for prestigious positions, and EJW leader David Stern lauds the work being done at the law school.

South Africa Summer Abroad – Global Justice Advocacy Information Session
Students interested in the program are invited to attend one of two information sessions scheduled on Monday, January 28, 2008 from Noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room 109 or from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Room 110. Professor Ron Slye, Associate Dean Donna Deming and Paula Nagel, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services will be present to answer questions about the program. For more information, contact Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Law School Turns 35
The School of Law will celebrate 35 years of standing for excellence and reaching for justice at 35th anniversary events throughout the year.

Promotions Bolster Academic Programs
Dean Kellye Testy announced several key promotions this year as part of her ongoing efforts to build on the strong academic program at the law school.

Law School Closed for Holidays
The law school will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2007 through Tuesday, January 1, 2008 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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