Two new professors join faculty in fall 2010
(April 1, 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.
Professor John Eason plans to join the faculty from Tulane University Law School, where he has taught since 2000. Before that, he was in private practice for six years at a firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of federal taxation, trusts and estates, nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, asset protection, elder law and property. He graduated summa cum laude from Duke University School of Law and graduated first in his LL.M. in taxation program at the University of Florida College of Law, where he also taught.
Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Sara Rankin has been a legal writing instructor at DePaul College of Law. Formerly a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and an assistant general counsel for a national accounting firm and associate at Sidley Austin, she has extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation matters. Also an experienced immigration lawyer, she founded a program to support attorneys handling pro bono asylum and immigration law cases in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center. Her areas of interest include education reform, clinical education, immigration and asylum law, alternative dispute resolution, as well as the dynamics between law, race, culture and gender. She earned her J.D. from New York University and a M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.