Professor Halliburton appointed to Seattle Public Safety Civil Service Commission

(April 28, 2010) Professor Christian Mukunda Halliburton was appointed to the city of Seattle's Public Safety Civil Service Commission. Mayor Mike McGinn made the appointment to the commission, which administers the Civil Service system for Seattle police officers and firefighters and hears appeals in disciplinary actions.

Professor HalliburtonProfessor Halliburton teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Law and Religion at Seattle University School of Law. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley. He began his legal career as a litigation associate with Perkins Coie, then served as a Law Clerk for US District Court Justice Barbara J. Rothstein.He joined the faculty in 2002.

Halliburton has won recognition for teaching skills and scholarship, and is a sought-after speaker for legal conferences and symposiums. He is a former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, the Society of American Law Teachers, and the Advisory Board to the Vestry for the Parish of St. Mark's Cathedral.

"Professor Halliburton brings a strong interest in policing, sound judgment, and a passion for public service to the Public Safety Service Commission," McGinn said in a statement issued by the city. "I am confident that he will serve as a thoughtful and fair commissioner."

Halliburton's term begins April 28, 2010, with an ending date of December 31, 2012. 

The Public Safety Civil Service Commission is an independent three-member commission, with one member appointed by the Mayor, one by the City Council, and one by City employees. For more information, please visit 

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