Seattle University School of Law is proud to announce its new career faculty:
Professor Thomas Antkowiak was most recently the program director at The Due Process of Law Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he directed a program of strategic litigation, law reform and human rights training in several Latin American countries. He also served as a supervising adjunct faculty member for the International Human Rights Clinic at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Earlier, he worked as senior attorney at the Organization of American States' Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Professor Antkowiak has worked with diverse institutions on human rights-related issues and was assistant to Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Prize winner and president of Costa Rica. He received his A.B. degree from Harvard University and his J.D. degree from Columbia Law School. He has written numerous articles on international human rights law, reparations, and the Inter-American System. Professor Antkowiak is joining the tenure-track faculty in the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic and will teach the International Human Rights Clinic in the fall and spring.
Professor Robert S. Chang, has been professor and J. Rex Dibble Fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Professor Chang received his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University, his M.A. from Duke University and his J.D., with honors, from Duke University. During the 2006-07 academic year, Professor Chang was the Sturm Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is the author of "Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law, and the Nation-State," numerous articles, essays and book or anthology chapters, and is a frequent presenter at conferences and schools. He will join the tenured faculty in the fall and will teach courses in Asian Americans & the Law and Immigration and Citizenship in the spring.
Professor Richard Delgado is one of the country's most respected legal scholars in the area of race and the law. Professor Delgado received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley (Boalt). One of the most cited legal scholars in the nation, Delgado serves as the University Distinguished Professor of Law and Derrick Bell Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His specialties are civil rights and critical race theory. One of the leading commentators on race in the United States, Delgado has appeared on "Good Morning America," the MacNeil-Leher Report," PBS, NPR, the Fred Friendly Show and Canadian NPR. Author of more than 100 journal articles and 21 books, his work has been praised or reviewed in The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His books have won eight national book prizes, including six Gustavus Myers Awards for outstanding book on human rights in North America, the American Library Association's Outstanding Academic Book, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. He joins our faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and will team teach U.S. Races and the Justice System in the spring.
Professor Won Kidane, a native of Ethiopia, was a visiting professor at Penn State Dickinson. He received his LL.B. from Addis Ababa University, LL.M. from the University of Georgia, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. Before beginning law teaching, he practiced in Washington, D.C., with a focus on international arbitration and litigation matters. Prior to that, he worked as a legal officer in association with the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Africa and taught criminal procedure and law of evidence as an adjunct faculty in Addis Ababa. Professor Kidane is a recipient of visiting scholar awards and fellowships from various institutions. His areas of interest and research include administrative law, immigration law, the law of armed conflict, and international arbitration and litigation. Professor Kidane is joining our tenure-track faculty and will teach Immigration Law in the fall and Immigration Law Clinic in the spring.
Professor Charles (Chuck) R.T. O'Kelley, joins the law school from the University of Georgia, where he was the first holder of the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law. He is an expert in corporate governance and the co-author of one of the most widely used casebooks in the field of corporation law. He will be the faculty director of the Center on Corporations, Law & Society. Prior to joining Georgia Law, O'Kelley practiced law in Atlanta for five years and then, sequentially, taught law at Tulane University, the University of Alabama and the University of Oregon, with an intervening stint at the University of Virginia. While at Oregon, O'Kelley founded and served as the first director of the Law and Entrepreneurship Center. He completed his years at Oregon by serving as associate dean from 1993 to 1994 and dean from 1994 to 1997. He joins the tenured faculty and will teach Corporate Governance, Business Entities and Corporate Law Appellate Litigation.
Professor Dean Spade completed his undergraduate studies at Barnard College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and was awarded the Jane S. Gould Prize for Best Women's Studies Senior Thesis. He is a 2001 Order of the Coif graduate of UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review and an Emil J. Stache Public Interest Law Fellow. In 2002, Professor Spade founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an innovative law collective focused on gender, racial, and economic justice. SRLP provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color facing gender identity and/or expression discrimination. SRLP also operates on a collective governance model, prioritizing the governance and leadership of trans, intersex, and gender variant people of color. Professor Spade's current research interests include the impact of the War on Terror on transgender rights, the bureaucratization of trans identities, and models of non-profit governance in social movements. He is joining the tenure-track faculty in the fall and will teach Poverty Law in the fall and Administrative Law and Critical Perspective on Transgender Law in the spring.
Professor Jean Stefancic writes about law reform, social change, and legal scholarship and has been on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her recent book, "How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds," examines the causes of lawyers' unhappiness. Stefancic has written and co-authored numerous articles and ten books, many with her husband Richard Delgado. Their book, "Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror," won a Gustavus Myers award for outstanding book on human rights in North America in 1998. Before joining the Pittsburgh faculty, Stefancic spent 10 years at the University of Colorado, where she was affiliated with the Latino/a Research & Policy Center and the Center of the American West. She joins our faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and will team teach U.S. Races and the Justice System in the spring.