New faculty members bring broad experience

New faculty members

From left, Jane Stoever, Heidi Bond, Gillian Dutton, Brooke Coleman and Joe Knight. Photo by Marcus Donner.

Five new faculty members bring a breadth of experience and talent to the law school faculty this fall. They are: 

Assistant Professor Heidi Sacha Bond

Professor Bond was a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and seconded to the chambers of Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. She also served as a clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Pasadena, Calif.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where she received the law school's highest honor, the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award, and was executive articles editor of the Michigan Law Review. She received certificates of merit for best exams in numerous courses and the Cunningham Memorial Property Prize for her performance in property and first year courses. She also has a master of science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Assistant Professor Brooke Coleman

Professor Coleman has been a Stanford Law Fellow and instructor since 2006. Her research focuses on civil procedure and the federal civil rulemaking process. At Stanford, she participated in faculty and fellow workshops and designed and taught a Legal Research and Writing course. She received excellent teaching evaluations from students and faculty supervisors.

She served as Standing Committee Clerk and Law Clerk to Judge David F. Levi, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure.

She also worked at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, located in Silicon Valley. Her practice focused on transactional work with public and private corporations and venture capital firms. She graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was articles editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Gillian Dutton

Jill Dutton joins the faculty as director of the externship program. She has served as the senior attorney in the Seattle office of the Northwest Justice Project for the last four years and has worked in the office since 1994, when she was named director of the Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy Project. Throughout her tenure at NJP, Dutton has worked with Seattle University School of Law students serving as externs, volunteers, and summer Public Interest Law Foundation grant winners.

She is a recipient of the 1999 Charles A. Goldmark Award for Distinguished Service and the 2005 Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Golden Door Award.

Professor Joe Knight

Professor Knight has been a visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law for the past year. Former dean of the University of Washington School of Law, he also was a professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and vice provost at the University of Iowa.

An expert in commercial law, Knight has authored three books on the subject and taught courses in banking, contracts and commercial transactions. He has also taught seminars on international banking and critical race theory. He is involved with the law school's Korematsu Center on Law and Equality and Center on Corporations, Law and Society. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Knight worked in New York City as a labor lawyer and in Connecticut with a bank holding company. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law.

Assistant Professor Jane Stoever

Professor Stoever has been a practitioner in residence and director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the Washington College of Law at American University since 2006. Prior to joining WCL, she taught classes on family law and trial advocacy at Georgetown University Law Center's Domestic Violence Clinic, where she was a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow and a Graduate Teaching Fellow.

She served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael Wolff of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and previously worked at Legal Aid of Western Missouri and Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy in Chicago. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she represented women who had been abused in domestic, housing, and benefits cases. She has an LL.M. from Georgetown.