We serve the cause of justice by providing legal research and advocacy in cases where our work can make a difference. Our initiatives, spearheaded by dedicated faculty, staff, students: share the common goal of creating a more just and humane society.

Defender Initiative

Founded in 2008 by director and professor from practice Robert C. Boruchowitz, the Defender Initiative is dedicated to...

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The Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP)

The Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) engages Seattle University School of Law students in effective legal and policy research, analysis, and advocacy work to advance the rights of homeless adults, youth, and children.The Calhoun Family Fellowship was established by Jerry Calhoun (BA, Seattle University '67) to advance equal justice.

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Civil Right to Counsel Initiative

The Civil Right to Counsel Initiative is a project of  at Seattle University School of Law led by Professor Lisa Brodoff, in partnership with the National Coalition for a Civil Rights to Counsel (NCCRC).

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Race and Criminal Justice Task Force

The Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System is working to address racial disparity in Washington's criminal justice system.

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Select past projects

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Contact us

Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall 313
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4394
Fax: 206-398-4077

Please note: The Korematsu Center will conclude its tenure at Seattle University in June 2024. We are in the process of building a new center for civil rights that will continue this important work. To learn more about those plans and ways that you can support them, please contact Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs Feven Teklu at fteklu@seattleu.edu.