Seattle University School of Law is set to launch a new Sports Law program this fall to provide its students with the knowledge, expertise, and resources needed to navigate the many legal issues that arise in the fast-paced sports industry.
June 7, 2023
Two Seattle University School of Law students have been awarded prestigious fellowships by the Peggy Browning Fund, a Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to educating the next generation of workplace justice advocates.
June 2, 2023
Professor from Practice Leonard J. Feldman’s appointment to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One, was recognized and celebrated last week during a swearing-in and robing ceremony that was hosted by Seattle University School of Law, his professional home for the past three years.
May 22, 2023
Charla Boley, who graduates this month from Seattle University School of Law, was awarded a prestigious Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship to continue her advocacy for economic justice and the legal rights of people with disabilities.
May 10, 2023
Seattle U Law prepares lawyers for opportunities, challenges in technology sector. (From the spring 2023 issue of Lawyer magazine.)
May 9, 2023
Dean Varona launches effort to internationalize Seattle U Law. (From the spring 2023 issue of Lawyer magazine.)
May 8, 2023
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Ford, the clinic’s director, called the bill “an incredibly important step forward.” The measure allows the Department of Labor and Industries to collect 12% interest on all meritorious claims of wage theft, which is when an employer illegally withholds or reduces the pay a worker is due.
May 4, 2023
Dean Anthony E. Varona hosts a series of gatherings to cultivate community for underrepresented law students.
April 24, 2023
HNBA President Mariana Bravo announced the formation of the National Task Force on Hispanic Law Faculty and Deans on Monday and will elaborate on the task force’s mission at a reception hosted by Seattle University School of Law on Tuesday, April 25.
April 24, 2023
Six first-year law students committed to equal justice were selected for this year’s Calhoun Family Fellowship and will embark on a summer of advocacy, education, and inspiration. The students are Francis Argueta, Hallie Conyers-Tucker, Nora Gunning, Jeremiah Noonan, Laurissa Stokes, and Jane Thomas.
April 20, 2023
Seattle University School of Law has chosen three outstanding law students to serve as student liaisons to the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission (MJC): Leslie L. Burnett Locke (2L), Stephanie Chavez (3L), and Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón.
April 14, 2023
Judge Janet Chung reflected on what she called her “anti-resume” – opportunities missed, choices not made, offers rejected – encouraging the audience to embrace their full stories, not just their successes.
March 31, 2023 | Events
For the first time, campus community can obtain protection order filing assistance from Seattle U Law’s Family Law Center.
March 30, 2023 | Announcements
Twyla Carter ’07, a nationally renowned public defender and advocate for bail reform and pretrial assistance to low-income clients, will address Seattle University School of Law’s Class of 2023 graduates at commencement on May 13.
March 1, 2023 | Announcements
Seattle University School of Law alumni and a longtime professor earned nearly every honor at the 115th Annual Lincoln Day Awards Banquet, held by the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association at the Tacoma Convention Center earlier this month.
February 22, 2023
Seattle University School of Law earned an “A” grade in international law from National Jurist’s preLaw magazine, as reported in the Winter 2023 issue.
February 9, 2023
The new professors, whose positions begin July 1, 2023, are Erin Carr (legal writing), Jeremiah Chin (constitutional law), Elizabeth Ford (law clinic), Kip Hustace (civil procedure), and Luke Maher (tax law).
February 6, 2023
Seattle University School of Law remains committed to providing prospective students with the information necessary to make an informed decision about where to undertake their law studies.
January 24, 2023
Members of the 2023 Incubator Program cohort are Kyle Berti ’20, Shanece Dedeaux ’20, Timera Drake ’19, Ashley George ’20, and Maria Therese Greene ’16.
January 20, 2023
Seattle University School of Law faculty scholars and administrators provided valuable leadership and academic insight at the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting in San Diego, California, last week.
January 10, 2023
In a show of solidarity with human rights protesters in Iran, Seattle University School of Law students issued a statement condemning gender policing and discrimination by the governing Islamic regime and are working to educate the law school community about the country’s laws and history.
November 28, 2022
Gift from Satya and Rao Remala Family Foundation to fund scholarship program
November 1, 2022
Speaking at Seattle University School of Law as part of Dean Anthony E. Varona’s Luminaries in Law Lecture and Conversation Series, David Zapolsky said Amazon is notorious for banning PowerPoint presentations in its meetings.
October 24, 2022 | Events
For many Seattle University School of Law alumni, the law library was so much more than a quiet place to study; it was where they found a calling. (From the fall 2022 issue of Lawyer magazine.)
October 20, 2022
With abundant enthusiasm and a bold strategic vision, Anthony E. Varona looks to take Seattle U Law to new heights of achievement. (From fall 2022 Lawyer magazine)
October 11, 2022
A statewide task force examining race and the criminal justice system in the state of Washington has developed a comprehensive set of 140 recommendations aimed at reducing or eliminating the disproportionate impact of the legal system on people of color.
October 10, 2022
On September 22, 2022, Dean Anthony Varona, Seattle University School of Law, and Vice-Chancellor Prof. C. Raj Kumar, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), signed two key agreements creating new opportunities for law students in India and the United States to pursue a global education.
September 22, 2022
The workshop assembles law school deans and executive university leaders from across the country to serve as presenters and panelists, providing a venue for them to share advice, wisdom, and mentorship with the attendees. Workshop attendees are primarily current law faculty members and assistant or associate deans who aspire to apply for deanship positions in the future.
September 16, 2022
The program, named in honor of former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, recognizes students for their academic and professional achievements, unique perspectives, and leadership potential to diversify the legal profession in Washington. Five first-year students at Seattle University School of Law were named Gregoire Fellows: Kali Clark, Gabriela Dionisio, Ania Kamkar, Kalina Spasovska, and Sarah Yoon.
September 15, 2022
This professorship is named for Dean Tausend, who led the law school from 1980 to 1986 and is widely credited with strengthening the school’s commitment to social justice, academic excellence, and access to legal education, as well as diversity in education and the profession.
September 7, 2022
Meg Rutherford and Tsechu Dolma are the 2022 Scholars for Justice, which is a three-year full scholarship for outstanding law students committed to working in the public interest.
September 6, 2022
The Washington Supreme Court appointed Dean Anthony E. Varona, who took the helm at Seattle University School of Law this month, as co-chair of its Bar Licensure Task Force.
August 29, 2022
There are 224 students in the class, with 178 full-time students and 46 in the hybrid online Flex JD program for part-time students. Students of color comprise 37 percent of the entering class, an increase from 35 percent last year. Thirty-two percent were the first in their family to attend college.
August 17, 2022
Seattle University School of Law has the highest number of alumni selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars of any law school in the Pacific Northwest.
August 17, 2022
Inspired by their visit to civil rights sites in Alabama earlier this summer, Seattle University School of Law’s Calhoun Fellows assisted in writing a moving and persuasive legal brief to encourage jury diversity. The case aims to strengthen the right of defendants to have a jury drawn from a jury pool that reflects a fair cross section of the community.
August 12, 2022
Jessica Pouley is one of only 11 students nationally who were selected for the prestigious Native American Congressional Internship, a program run by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.
July 22, 2022
Isabel Freitas Peres, director of Bar Studies, and Lily Su, associate director of the Access to Justice Institute, were awarded an 18-month grant to study the effectiveness of bar exam interventions as part of the Professionals in Legal Education Developing Greater Equity (PLEDGE) Fellowship.
July 20, 2022
Acclaimed law professors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic will return to Seattle University School of Law’s faculty as distinguished professors this year. As leading authors and theorists on race and social change in the United States, they have published numerous books and articles over their distinguished careers that have explored groundbreaking legal frameworks, including critical race theory.
June 21, 2022
Professor Deirdre Bowen reflects on reaction to the bill as a "moral panic."
May 1, 2023 | In the News
Dean Anthony Varona says faculty role models will encourage Latinx law students.
April 28, 2023 | In the News
Professor Danieli Evans says seditious conspiracy is rarely used and can be hard to prove.
April 27, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen explains that parental custody rights remain intact.
April 26, 2023 | In the News
Students, staff and community members can get help filing protection orders from the school's Family Law Center.
April 20, 2023 | In the News
“It is not remotely what this bill says," according to Professor Deirdre Bowen.
April 20, 2023 | In the News
The bill actually encourages family reunification, says Professor Deirdre Bowen.
April 18, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen says courts are now "weaponized" in the abortion fight.
April 13, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen explains contradictory federal court rulings.
April 8, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert Chang says the decision to prosecute is "startling."
April 2, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford comments on the likelihood of criminal charges.
March 30, 2023 | In the News
Professor Sara Rankin says the counts miss thousands of people.
March 29, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deborah Ahrens comments on the challenges of defending someone charged with killing a police officer.
March 14, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen discusses the limitations of protection orders.
March 10, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen discusses the legal challenges yet to come for out-of-state abortion care.
March 6, 2023 | In the News
Professor Sital Kalantry offers legal analysis and important historical context to the issue of caste discrimination.
February 23, 2023 | In the News
Essay includes excerpt from Professor Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic's article about "Space Traders."
February 17, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert Boruchowitz says the outrage is real and understandable.
February 13, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford explains new and groundbreaking labor laws in Washington state.
February 9, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert Chang explains how unfair treatment due to race prevents due process.
February 7, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen says a pending sexual assault case could have massive implications for universities.
February 3, 2023 | In the News
Students say legislative fix would help make victimized workers whole.
February 2, 2023
Sara Rankin comments on the Amazon founder's charitable giving to end homelessness.
January 24, 2023 | In the News
Robert Boruchowitz comments on how attorneys handle conflicts of interest.
January 23, 2023 | In the News
Professor Dean Spade is quoted about social movements against oppression.
January 6, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford says the ruling could shift the cost of striking onto unions.
December 28, 2022 | In the News
Professor Liz Ford explains what happened to the tentative agreement railway workers had reached with the Biden administration.
December 1, 2022 | In the News
Hear Prof. Ford discuss Wage Recovery Funds at this podcast produced by the California Law Review.
November 29, 2022 | In the News
Dean Anthony Varona's 2014 essay on the harms of law school rankings is quoted in this article.
November 29, 2022 | In the News
Dean Anthony E. Varona is featured in Episode 1: The Pipeline to the Legal Profession.
November 21, 2022 | In the News
Jesse Jones spoke with Professor Steven Bender in this investigation.
November 17, 2022 | In the News
Railway strike averted after tentative agreement reached
September 15, 2022 | In the News
Seattle Pacific University trustees sued by students and faculty
September 13, 2022 | In the News
The Spotlight goes inside the mind of a manipulator
September 6, 2022 | In the News
Seattle Children's nurses would get $10 per hour raise under proposed contract
August 30, 2022 | In the News
Criminalization of Homelessness: An Interview with Ashley Karlstad '21
August 22, 2022 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford explains the role of the National Labor Relations Board in union votes.
August 16, 2022 | In the News
Professor Sara Rankin discusses the current legal framework for cities addressing homelessness.
August 11, 2022 | In the News
Professor Deborah Ahrens says the hope of a governor's pardon might not be enough to reassure abortion service providers.
July 14, 2022 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen said Biden’s executive order is more of a policy statement.
July 10, 2022 | In the News
Law schools must figure out how to teach as well as how to help students cope, says Professor Sital Kalantry.
July 5, 2022 | In the News
Prosecutor who asked jury about immigration committed misconduct
June 30, 2022 | In the News
Two Seattle University School of Law students were selected for the prestigious Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow
June 30, 2022
States will realize quickly they can't regulate travel for abortion care, says Professor Sital Kalantry.
June 29, 2022 | In the News
Nora Hendricks, a rising 2L, will focus primarily on eviction defense cases in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
June 28, 2022
Activities on an employee's personal time are protected, says Professor Andrew Siegel.
June 27, 2022 | In the News
Professor Sital Kalantry describes the potential fallout on same-sex marriage, privacy, and contraception.
June 24, 2022 | In the News
Professor Paul Holland describes concerns about legal system's impact on children.
June 19, 2022 | In the News
The employees have a strong case for retaliation claims, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
June 17, 2022 | In the News
Professor Charlotte Garden says one company isn't more pro-union than the other.
June 14, 2022 | In the News
The question is whether the ruling will affect police behavior, says Professor Robert Chang.
June 9, 2022 | In the News
Whether the ruling affects police behavior remains to be seen, says Professor Robert Chang.
June 9, 2022 | In the News
Professor Charlotte Garden's analysis of a workers' rights case at the U.S. Supreme Court.
June 7, 2022 | In the News