2013 News Archives
Alaskan students are a step closer to being able to earn law degrees without spending three years outside their home state, thanks to the unanimous approval by the Seattle University law faculty and a long-standing partnership between Seattle University School of Law and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Alejandro "Alex" Villegas is one of only 25 law students nationwide invited to participate in an immersive, weeklong intellectual property seminar this summer in Washington, D.C.
Professor Jack Kirkwood won a Jerry S. Cohen Award for the best antitrust scholarship of 2012 for his article, "Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement," published in the Boston University Law Review.
Hundreds of students at Seattle University School of law have contributed thousands of volunteer hours through the Pledge Pro Bono Program. In just its second year, the program reported that 214 students – nearly a quarter of the student body – have taken the Pro Bono Pledge and completed more than 9,500 hours this academic year.
An accomplished constitutional law scholar and a clinical professor whose work ranged from courtrooms in Seattle to rural Latin America retire from Seattle University School of Law this year.
A 2012 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, Nathan Nanfelt received an $18,000 grant from The World Justice Project to create a pilot program of legal education in Zambia.
Charisse Arce ’14, is one of just 12 students throughout the country selected for the highly regarded Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship. She will work with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs.
The Civil Rights Amicus and Advocacy Clinic at Seattle University School of Law filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to safeguard anti-retaliation protections for employees who report discrimination.
Attorneys for two Tucson High School students have appealed a decision that upheld a ban on the acclaimed Mexican American Studies classes in their school district. Among their attorneys are Anjana Malhotra, co-director Seattle University School of Law's Civil Rights Amicus and Advocacy Clinic, which is also representing plaintiffs, and Professor Robert Chang, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.
Professor Annette Clark, a 1989 graduate of Seattle University School of Law and a highly accomplished scholar, teacher and administrator, will be its next dean, effective July 1. She is the first alumnus of the law school to be chosen to lead it.
Two Spring 2013 law classes at the law school are taking advantage of technology to enhance students' academic experience, using Skype every week to link up with a classroom on the East Coast.
Michele Radosevich, a leader in the Washington legal community, received the 2013 Woman of the Year Award from Seattle University School of Law and its Women's Law Caucus.
Two Seattle University School of Law graduates and a King County judge who supports the law school will be honored at the Latina/o Community Awards Thursday, March 14.
Diego Rondon Ichikawa has received Seattle University School of Law's prestigious Leadership for Justice fellowship, which will allow him to pursue wage justice for workers in Washington State and around the country.
Professor David Skover and others will discuss his new book at a symposium, Mania: The Lives, Literature, and Law of the Beats, Friday, April 5, at Seattle University School of Law.
There will be lasting evidence of the importance of civility in the legal profession when a mural is installed in Judge Mary Yu's King County courtroom in March. A reception marking the installation is set for 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Yu's courtroom at the King County Courthouse.
Margaret E. Fisher, distinguished practitioner in residence and court program analyst with the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts, is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education by the National Center for State Courts.