2010 News Archives

Student wins national scholarship

Priya Aggarwal, a 3L at Seattle University School of Law, was one of two students in the country to receive a UPS/NLF Gold Mountain Scholarship from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation.  

Public screening of 'Out of the Ashes' Jan. 24

Alumni and community members are invited to a public screening of and discussion about the compelling documentary "Out of the Ashes" from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Seattle University School of Law.  

Professor Hank McGee receives prestigious award

Professor Henry W. "Hank" McGee, Jr. is the 2010 recipient of the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools. 

Professors Delgado and Stefanic publish second edition of 'The Latino/a Condition'

A second edition of the critically acclaimed book, "The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader," edited by Professors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, has been published. 

Weather closure update - Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The School of Law will be closed on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. 

Weather closure update - Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The School of Law will be closed on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. 

Early closure - Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010: The School of Law will officially close today at 3 p.m. All classes scheduled to start at 3 p.m. or later are cancelled for this afternoon and evening. 

Generous gifts fund post-grad fellowship, teaching fellow

Moved by Seattle University School of Law's demonstrated ability to develop social justice-minded lawyers, James Degel '80 and Jeanne Berwick have donated funding for a post-graduate fellowship and the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. 

Korematsu Center joins amicus brief in support of marriage equality

The School of Law’s Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality joined civil rights organizations on an amicus brief in support of marriage equality in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. 

SU Law students receive ABAWSSF Scholarships

SU Law students Amy Nguyen and Andrew Lee received the 2010 Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (ABAWSSF) Scholarships on October 18. 

Law school seeks input from alumni

Seattle University School of Law wants to hear from alumni about the best ways to keep graduates engaged with the law school. 

Law Review goes digital

The Seattle University Law Review launched its online, open-access web archive on July 12, 2010.  

Social Justice Week advances law school's mission

 

Law school organizes Northwest Clinical Conference

Clinical faculty from around the country will attend the Northwest Clinical Conference hosted by Seattle University School of Law Oct. 8-10 in Leavenworth, Wash. 

Berle Center hosts film series: Revolution Now

The Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law and Society presents its 2010-2011 film series. 

Powerful film "Out of the Ashes" explores 9-11 fund

A compelling new documentary, "Out of the Ashes" by Seattle University School of Law Professor Marilyn Berger explores the controversial September 11th Victim Compensation Fund created to reimburse those who were injured or lost family members in the terrorist attacks. 

CLE previews exciting U.S. Supreme Court docket

A fast-paced program Oct. 8 will highlight the hottest cases currently docketed for U.S. Supreme Court review.  

Dean Mark Niles kicks off Influential Voices series

Dean Mark Niles kicked off this year's Influential Voices series with a thought-provoking lecture exploring questions related to the new focus on preventing future crime through the prism of a discussion of a book and film. 

Law school launches Spanish for Lawyers course

Seattle University School of Law is thrilled to launch a new program to train Spanish-speaking lawyers to represent clients.  

Influential Voices series features varied speakers

Seattle University School of Law proudly announces its 2010 lineup of speakers, including the introduction of Dean Mark Niles and the installation of John Mitchell as the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence. We are also pleased to welcome outstanding scholars Pat Chew, Robert Kelley and John Williams to speak.  

Faculty Workshop Series highlights scholarship

Seattle University School of Law is proud to announce its Fall Faculty Workshop Series.  

Berle Scholar brings corporate, international experience

Sonja Carlson is the School of Law's inaugural Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Scholar.  

Native American Law Scholar works for empowerment

Bree Blackhorse is Seattle University School of Law's 2010 Native American Scholar. 

Scholars for justice fight discrimination, work for change

The 2010 Scholars for Justice at Seattle University School of Law bring international experience and a commitment to working for social change. 

Scholarship recipients committed to social justice, diversity

Seattle University School of Law is proud to announce the four recipients of the law school coveted full-tuition scholarship awards. Each brings important perspectives and experiences to the law school. 

Domestic violence symposium focuses on solutions

Lawyers, social workers, and others committed to working to end domestic violence will gather for two days of intensive and cutting-edge panels and workshops at Seattle University School of Law. 

Law school welcomes class of 2013

Seattle University School of Law kicked off the 2010-11 academic year with the start of fall semester Aug. 23, welcoming 330 new 1Ls to the law school.  

Professor wins writing prize

An article written by Deirdre Bowen, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills, won the Junior Faculty Writing Competition sponsored by the National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at Seton Hall University School of Law. 

Law school welcomes new dean

Mark Niles, an outstanding legal scholar and experienced academic leader, has assumed the deanship at Seattle University School of Law. 

Professor Julie Shapiro nominated for Public Justice award

Professor Julie Shapiro has been named a finalist for the 2010 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. She was part of a team of lawyers who sued Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Company for colluding with the Nigerian government in the arrest and execution of nine Nigerian human rights and environmental protesters. 

Leadership for Justice Fellow will work to protect the rights of disabled inmates

A recent graduate who is committed to working with marginalized communities was awarded the 2010 Leadership for Justice Fellowship from Seattle University School of Law. 

Seattle University School of Law offers certificate program in Indian law

A new program will allow lawyers from around the country to gain valuable experience to specialize in Indian law. 

Students connect Swedish patients with services

A new partnership between Seattle University School of Law and Swedish Medical Center will help connect elderly and disabled patients with vital home health services. 

Law school dedicates new Annex

The School of Law Annex is now open less than a block from Sullivan Hall. 

John Mitchell named Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence

Professor John Mitchell has been named the William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence at Seattle University School of Law for the 2010-11 and 11-12 academic years. He will present a lecture to mark his installation during his first year in the professorship. 

Graduate earns prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship

A 2010 graduate of Seattle University School of Law won a coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work on projects aimed at ensuring that those convicted of crimes successfully re-enter society. 

Students spend summer working for justice

Students committed to working for justice will gain valuable experience this summer through internships and fellowships. 

Korematsu Center helps produce report

Seattle University School of Law's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality worked with the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) to produce “The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington.”  

Korematsu Center files amicus brief

Seattle University School of Law's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, joined by the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW), and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) filed an amicus brief in a child custody case warning against bias on the basis of national origin. 

Dean Clark to speak at Ninth Circuit annual meeting

Interim Dean Annette Clark will speak on a panel about the future of legal education at the Ninth Circuit Lawyer’s Annual Meeting. Lawyers and judges from the Ninth Circuit will meet Friday, April 30, at the United States Courthouse in Seattle. 

Law school honors outstanding alumni

Three outstanding graduates of Seattle University School of Law were honored for their accomplishments and contributions at an Alumni Awards Recognition as part of Alumni Weekend. 

Professor joins city's Civil Service Commission

Professor Christian Mukunda Halliburton was appointed to the city of Seattle's Public Safety Civil Service Commission. Mayor Mike McGinn made the appoitment to the commission, which administers the Civil Service system for Seattle police officers and firefighters and hears appeals in disciplinary actions. 

Legal Writing Program again tops rankings

Seattle University School of Law continues to be at the top of the list of Legal Writing Programs, and its part-time and clinical programs are also among the country's best, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. 

Law school examines sustainability issues at summit

Legal, business and environmental leaders will gather at Seattle University School of Law for the Northwest Sustainability Summit Friday, April 16. 

Two new professors join faculty in fall 2010

Two new professors plan to join the Seattle University School of Law faculty in the fall in the areas of trusts and estates and legal writing, further strengthening the outstanding pool of teacher-scholars available to students. 

Law school honors outstanding Latina/o alumni

The Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Law were proud to recognize two outstanding alumni at the first Latina/o Alumni Awards Reception in March. The awards are presented to alumni who exemplify excellence and service in the legal community. The La Justicia Award was presented to Jesse Valdez '04, and the Spirit of Service Award was presented to Blanca Rodriguez '97. 

Seattle University School of Law establishes pioneering Mental Health Court Clinic

As courts throughout the state and the country struggle with how to deal with mentally ill criminal offenders, Seattle University School of Law has started a groundbreaking clinic to train and inspire lawyers to practice in this important area of the law. 

Justice Barbara Madsen accepts Woman of the Year Award

Judges, lawyers, alumni and students turned out in force to honor Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen as Seattle University School of Law's 2010 Woman of the Year. The law school and the Women's Law Caucus presented the award at a special luncheon March 25. 

Career fair helps students look beyond the traditional

Representatives from companies and agencies ranging from Microsoft, Liberty Mutual and Boeing to the Drug Enforcement Agency, Seattle Police Department and the IRS will be on hand to talk with students about careers they can pursue outside of traditional law practice at an innovative program March 25. 

Justice Barbara Madsen named 2010 Woman of the Year

Seattle University School of Law and the Women's Law Caucus will honor Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen as the Woman of the Year. The award will be presented at a luncheon at the Rainier Club March 25. 

International Programs announce summer interns

The School of Law’s International Programs announce its 2010 summer interns. 

Immigration Clinic helps human rights activist stay in country

A human rights activist who has lived nearly his whole life in the United States was saved from deportation by a student and professor from Seattle University School of Law's Immigration Law Clinic. 

Margaret Chon installed as Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice

Professor Margaret Chon was installed as the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice March 4 with a lecture on Intellectual Property Equality. She holds the first endowed chair at Seattle University School of Law. 

Student Leaders Elected

The Student Bar Association announces the 2010 - 2011 election results.  

Law school initiative pursues civil right to counsel

Attorneys committed to ensuring that low-income people receive crucial legal services in civil matters gathered at Seattle University School of Law last month to collaborate and brainstorm ways to provide equal access to counsel. 

Black Law Student Association honors founding members Hightower and Wineberry

Two accomplished graduates of Seattle University School of Law were honored by Seattle University School of Law and the Black Law Student Association. 

Law school team wins best brief at national competition

A team from Seattle University School of Law won the Best Brief in the National Moot Court Competition in New York City. Team members are Meredith Dishaw, Ursula Owen and Ryan Rautio, Jeffrey Dickey '09, was their coach. 

Lisa Brodoff assumes role as clinic director

Professor Lisa Brodoff is the new director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. 

Law school hosts tax workshop Feb. 5

Prominent tax scholars from the United States and Canada will gather at Seattle University School of Law Friday, Feb. 5, for an International Tax Workshop. 

Korean Bar Association honors Professor Robert Chang

Professor Robert Chang will be honored with the President’s Award from the Korean American Bar Association of Washington. 

Latina/o Bar Association honors law school

Seattle University School of Law has been named Partner of the Year by the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW). 

Class learns about environmental damage and restoration on Idaho field trip

Professor Cliff Villa took students on a weekend field trip to view the environmental degradation resulting from more than a century of mining activities in Northern Idaho. 

Center for Indian Law and Policy offers alternative dispute resolution

The Center for Indian Law and Policy at Seattle University School of Law has created a unique program to address the often intractable conflicts that arise in Indian law between Indian tribes and people and non-Indian people, governments and entities.  

Law school cohosts MLK celebration

Seattle University School of Law and the King County Bar Association are cosponsoring the 2010 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon with keynote speaker Donna Brazile Friday, Jan. 15. Brazile will visit the law school before the lunch.  

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