Seattle U Law is welcoming 12 professors to the school this academic year.
Seattle U Law is welcoming 12 professors to the school this academic year.
Seattle U Law professors have been hard at work producing scholarship on a variety of important legal topics and issues.
Anthony E. Varona, dean of Seattle U Law, recently delivered the keynote address at the second annual Olivas Writing Institute
Seattle U Law professor's new book examines the inner workings of the Supreme Court of India.
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
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
A new Seattle University School of Law program aims to prepare a cadre of diverse legal professionals to help guide the development and implementation of current and future technologies in lawful and ethical ways.
May 2, 2023 | Announcements
Professor Deirdre Bowen reflects on the fear and outrage that resulted from misinformation about the bill.
May 1, 2023 | In the News
Dean Anthony Varona and Seattle U President Eduardo Peñalver discuss ways to increase representation in legal academia.
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
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
Professor Deirdre Bowen explains how protection orders help survivors of domestic violence.
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 Deidre Bowen predicts "a trend towards destabilization of what the three branches of the government are."
April 13, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen says different legal strategies led to opposite rulings on abortion medication mifepristone.
April 8, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert Chang signed an amicus brief in support of Zamora, saying the repeated prosecution is not in the interest of justice.
April 2, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford explains that criminal charges aren't likely when actions are related to workplace negligence.
March 30, 2023 | In the News
For the first time, campus community can obtain protection order filing assistance from Seattle U Law’s Family Law Center.
March 30, 2023 | Announcements
Professor Sara Rankin says the counts miss thousands of people and that point-in-time counts are especially inaccurate.
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
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
Professor Elizabeth Ford explains new and groundbreaking labor laws in Washington state.
February 9, 2023 | In the News
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
Professor Deirdre Bowen says a pending sexual assault case could have massive implications for universities.
February 3, 2023 | In the News
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
Professor Sara Rankin says the most sympathetic homeless population gets more money than the population most in need.
January 24, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert C. Boruchowitz says lawyers must consult state ethics codes and other attorneys to decide conflicts of interest.
January 23, 2023 | In the News
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
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
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
Professor Elizabeth Ford says she sees a pent-up demand for more voice in the workplace.
September 15, 2022 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford says this is an unusual case because it's a school.
September 13, 2022 | In the News
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
Emotional abuse has always been part of domestic violence, Prof. Deirdre Bowen says. But now it has a name - coercive control - and victims have legal protection.
September 6, 2022 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford says the negotiations included measures that could become trends in the future.
August 30, 2022 | In the News
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
Professor Elizabeth Ford explains the role of the National Labor Relations Board in union votes.
August 16, 2022 | In the News
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
'My experience as a teacher of bright, dedicated, and hard-working students is quintessential to my role as a professor. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with so many young men and women who graduated from this institution and became distinguished leaders in their respective fields,' Skover said.
May 18, 2022
Lisa Brodoff considers herself lucky. That's because for the past 25 years, she's held her dream job as a professor and director of Seattle University School of Law's nationally ranked Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. Alongside her academic career, Brodoff has been a fierce advocate for laws and policies to protect the state's most vulnerable populations.
April 21, 2022
The law school welcomes an accomplished cohort of new tenure-track faculty members, each of whom brings a wealth of teaching, practical, and scholarly expertise.
April 12, 2022 | Announcements
Professor Sidney DeLong retires after 37 years of teaching.
April 10, 2022 | Announcements
Seattle University School of Law has partnered with Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest to provide legal assistance to more than 30 Ukrainian refugees fleeing their war-torn home country. Thirteen student volunteers, overseen by professors and licensed attorneys, will help the refugees complete the initial paperwork required to seek asylum in the United States.
March 29, 2022 | Announcements
As Ainsworth prepares to retire after 34 years of teaching, first at University of Puget Sound School of Law and then at Seattle University School of Law when the law school moved north, she reflected on the forks in the road that led her to what she calls “the best job in the world.”
March 29, 2022 | Announcements
Diane Lourdes Dick receives Oltman award for excellence in teaching.
February 24, 2022 | Announcements
Former Miami Law dean Anthony E. Varona brings strong legal background, leadership experience to position
February 17, 2022 | Announcements
Seattle University School of Law Family Law program to serve more students, expand legal aid efforts
January 31, 2022 | Announcements
Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) selected Dean Annette Clark '89 as the 2021 recipient of the Justice Mary Fairhurst Passing the Torch Award, which recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in mentoring women lawyers and making a difference in the legal community.
October 8, 2021
In his first address to students since becoming Seattle University’s leader in July, President Eduardo Peñalver welcomed the School of Law’s incoming students with an inspiring reminder about the role lawyers play in society.
August 19, 2021
Annette Clark ’89 will leave her position next June after almost a decade at the helm
August 16, 2021 | Announcements
Christian Halliburton joined the faculty in 2002 and served as the faculty director of the law school's Alaska Program from 2015 to 2020.
July 1, 2021
As a professor of lawyering skills and director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Lorraine Bannai spent 25 of her 41 teaching years at Seattle University School of Law. As a lawyer, she helped reopen the case of Fred Korematsu and often speaks on the atrocity of Japanese American incarceration during World War II.
June 14, 2021
Professor Laurel Currie Oates retired this year, prompting well wishes from colleagues and reflections on her tremendous impact on legal education throughout the course of her career.
May 25, 2021
Julie Shapiro taught family law, civil procedure, and self-reflection.
May 6, 2021
After 40 years of teaching law students advanced legal writing concepts, Rideout will take his own advice to "get out of here" as he retires next month.
April 23, 2021
Professor Charlotte Garden says the compromise measure in Connecticut has serious shortcomings.
March 18, 2021 | In the News
Seattle U Law's innovative Incubator Program, which supports alumni as they build solo or small law practices, entered its eighth year with a new group of entrepreneurial attorneys.
March 18, 2021
Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the addition of two Ivy League law professors to its faculty.
January 29, 2021
The deans' joint statement reads, in part, "The violent attack on the Capitol was an assault on our democracy and the rule of law."
January 12, 2021
Racial justice will be a prominent theme of the course, since prison incarceration disproportionately affects Black, brown, and indigenous communities, as well as queer and trans communities of color. Oliver said the 30-person class will encourage students to engage in deep political and social analysis of the law and its impact on communities.
January 11, 2021
Seattle University School of Law has added a new one-week course during the winter intersession that will help students imagine a restorative, rather than punitive, justice system.
December 3, 2020
Arguing that detained immigrants are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle University School of Law students recently succeeded in petitioning the United Nations for better health protections for detainees.
April 9, 2020
In early March, as the spread of the coronavirus was beginning to accelerate, Seattle University made a difficult yet necessary decision: to protect the health and safety of students, classes would no longer meet in person, and all instruction would take place exclusively online. Practically overnight, the Seattle U Law faculty found themselves having to adapt their courses to the virtual world.
April 3, 2020