2014 News Archives
On a rainy Saturday in October, a group of students left their laptops at Sullivan Hall, donned boots and wool caps, and made their way out to the Olympic Peninsula to witness the historic restoration efforts underway on the Elwha River. The students are learning about the restoration in a seminar called Advanced Environmental Law and Advanced Indian Law.
Seattle University appointed School of Law Professor Russell Powell as interim associate provost for global engagement. Powell has been at the law school since 2005. Much of his scholarship and other professional endeavors have been globally oriented.
Law student Jeff Widmyer won a $10,000 grant from the Herbert B. Jones Foundation for completing a six-month mentoring program to develop his healthcare recruiting business, Ro Health.
The care and keeping of 18 million acres of forest land, held in trust for Native Americans by the federal government for more than a century, will be the focus of an important symposium this week at Seattle University School of Law.
A life-changing program to divert youth from the criminal justice system now meets monthly at Seattle University School of Law.
The Mexican government officially apologized to a man who was unjustly imprisoned for 12 years and was freed through the work of the law school's International Human Rights Clinic.
An attorney and students from the law school will aid city's effort to share free resources with struggling homeowners.
The Native American Law Scholarship offered by Seattle University School of Law is now named for Douglas R. Nash, the founding director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy who retired in June.
Susy Sobel is Seattle University School of Law's 2014 Scholar for Justice. The three-year, full-tuition scholarship goes to a student committed to public interest law, service and leadership, and academic excellence.
Seattle University School of Law is pleased to join other community leaders and advocates in receiving a Take Action Award from the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Seattle University School of Law remains the most diverse law school in the Northwest, with an incoming class that is 38 percent students of color and 52 percent women.
Congressman Adam Smith continues to push for the release of Nestora Salgado, who is represented by the law school's International Human Rights Clinic. Congressman Smith today spoke with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne about Nestora Salgado's case
Changes in key faculty and staff leadership positions at Seattle University School of Law take effect today.
Two internationally recognized experts in corporate law will headline a symposium next week hosted by Seattle University School of Law's Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society.
Three Seattle University School of Law students had an extraordinary opportunity to explore intellectual property law and make valuable career contacts through the HNBA/Microsoft IP Institute in Washington, D.C. in early June.
Congressman Adam Smith joined advocates at Seattle University School of Law today to speak in strong support of Nestora Salgado-García, the U.S. citizen from Renton who has been illegally detained by Mexican authorities since August.
Receiving a prestigious national award for legal writing education, Professor Anne Enquist credited Dean Annette Clark and her colleagues at Seattle University School of Law.
n another major step toward bringing legal education to Alaska, Seattle University School of Law has reached an agreement to house its satellite campus at Alaska Pacific University (APU).
Bree Black Horse, a 2013 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, has received a prestigious federal clerkship working for the Honorable Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court in Great Falls, Montana.
Professors from Seattle University and the School of Law received a $50,000 grant from the ACLU of Washington.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray appointed civil rights attorney Lorena González '05 as Counsel to the Mayor.
Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu to the Washington State Supreme Court. Yu will fill the seat of Justice Jim Johnson, who retired from the court earlier this week due to health issues.
Fatima Dilek dreamed of a career in the Foreign Service where she could use her abundant language skills. Now she's one step closer to that goal after winning a Presidential Management Fellowship.
Cliff Villa, an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law and an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, traveled to the Philippines to mark the reopening of the School of the SEA (Sea and Earth Advocates).
Law school might seem like an unusual place for a rebel. But Chinn's experiences as an active anti-war protestor — including a false arrest by state police and the discovery of a double agent among his anarchist buddies — led him directly to Seattle University School of Law.
This fall, equipped with a newly earned J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, 3L Quinn Dennehy will begin a prestigious Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard University, working toward a master's in education policy.
A national clinical legal organization has recognized Seattle University School of Law's outstanding work in helping distressed homeowners facing foreclosure.
Marisa Ordonia, who will graduate in May, was selected for the two-year fellowship to work with TeamChild on The ReConnect Project, which will work to help incarcerated youth returning to their communities through direct legal representation and policy work to break down legal and societal barriers to success.
Associate Professor Natasha Martin has been named to Lawyers of Color's "50 under 50" list of minority law professors under age 50 making an impact in legal education. The magazine's 2014 issue is scheduled to be released in April.
Professor John B. Kirkwood testified before a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on April 3 about a proposed bill that would require the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to challenge mergers in the same way.
Professor Won Kidane, who is fast becoming one of the most well-known and prolific scholars in the areas of immigration law and international arbitration and litigation, has earned a prestigious Fulbright Award.
In mid-March, when many students were taking a welcome break from their studies, eight Immigration Clinic students were fighting for their clients in hearings at the federal Immigration Court at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. It was a week well spent: All five of their clients were granted the right to stay in the United States.
Alumni of Seattle University School of Law are leaders within the local legal community, and the Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized their talents and contributions in the latest 2014 Corporate Counsel Awards.
Nestora Salgado-García of Renton, who has been illegally detained by Mexican authorities since August 2013, won an important victory in her struggle for freedom when a Mexican federal judge dismissed significant criminal charges against her.
Judge J. Robin Hunt, an appellate court judge who has been devoted to nurturing aspiring lawyers through the Externship Program, will be honored by Seattle University School of Law.
Nationally recognized civil rights attorney M. Lorena González '05 will travel the world as a Marshall Memorial Fellow. Dean Annette E. Clark '89 was among those who supported González's application for the competitive fellowship program.
Thanks to the generosity and laser-like focus on social justice of Jim Degel '80 and his wife, Jeanne Berwick, the Washington State Equal Justice Community Leadership Academy will complete its four-year plan to graduate over 100 individuals trained in the art and science of leading some of the state's most far-reaching equal justice programs.
Professor Anne Enquist, director of Seattle University School of Law's top-ranked Legal Writing program, is the 2014 recipient of the Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education.
For the sixth consecutive year, Seattle University School of Law has the top Legal Writing Program in the nation, and its clinical and Part-Time Programs also are among the best, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools.
Jocelyn McCurtain and Drew Pollom advanced to the "Elite Eight" teams at the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.
Judge Anita Crawford-Willis '86, a respected member of the legal community who is devoted to nurturing student leaders, is the law school’s 2014 Woman of the Year.
The three people honored by the Latina/o Law Student Association this year are powerful advocates and friends of the Latino community, whether they're fighting for a diverse curriculum in Arizona schools, helping families at risk of deportation, or volunteering time and expertise at a Spanish-English Legal Clinic.
The event is an ideal way for practitioners to connect with talented law students seeking career advice and insight about practice areas. The fair is also an easy way to recruit legal interns.
Moms and dads serving time in prison will get legal assistance to keep their families together, as part of a new clinical course starting this fall at Seattle University School of Law.
A film highlighting the personal stories of Northwest families facing foreclosure will be shown in Olympia as part of a program at Seattle University School of Law aimed at helping distressed homeowners.
Nationally recognized civil rights attorney M. Lorena Gonzalez '05 will receive Seattle University's Community Service Award. A partner at Schroeter, Goldmark and Bender (SGB), she has built a successful career representing clients who have been persecuted by those in authority or seriously injured by negligence or misconduct.
A state commission has approved seven new charter schools for Washington and one of them is the brainchild of a Seattle University School of Law student.
Leading experts, lawmakers, scientists, and environmentalists, confronted the complicated and critical issues facing the future of the Arctic at a two-symposium hosted by Seattle University School of Law.
Professor Paul Holland, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Law, is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious McGoldrick Fellowship.
A federal judge devoted to enriching the lives and careers of students. A corporate lawyer working to improve labor relations. An administrative law judge building ties to South Africa. And a public defender who's spent considerable time giving back to her law school.
The School of Law will host an important public meeting with senior staff from the Environmental Protection Agency and community groups working on environmental justice issues.
Professor Steven Bender, a widely published author and a national academic leader on immigration law and policy, will receive the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
Thanks to the tremendous generosity of social justice champions Jim Degel '80 and his wife, Jeannie Berwick, Seattle University School of Law will offer a two-year Leadership for Justice post-graduate fellowship.
Civil rights pioneer and peace activist Diane Nash will visit Seattle University School of Law Jan. 17 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Leading experts, lawmakers, scientists, and environmentalists will gather at Seattle University for an in-depth symposium Feb. 7-8 to address the critical and complicated issues facing the Arctic.
Fé Lopez, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund and a 2006 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, is the new director of the Seattle Community Police Commission.